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Historic Smithton Inn

900 W Main Street , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)
199 Reviews
$149 - $199
per night

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Located in the heart of Lancaster County, the Smithton Inn has been welcoming guests for over 246 years, but don't worry, the Inn doesn't feel like a museum! We strive to combine historic charm with a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Restaurants, shops and historic sites are all close jaunts from the Smithton Inn, making it ideally situated to explore everything Lancaster County has to offer. Amenities include: - A delicious breakfast each morning - Flat Screen Cable TV / DVDs in EVERY guest room - Hair dryers, makeup mirrors & full length mirrors - Wireless Internet access and free local telephone calls - Concierge and activity recommendations and planning - Movies, books and games available to borrow - One pet-friendly suite available Our well-appointed guestrooms feature: - A temperpedic-top bed with fine linens and lots of pillows - A working fireplace and sitting area with desk - A private bathroom, some with jetted spa tub and shower - Spa-quality towels and robes - Antiques & handcrafted furniture throughout

Rooms & Rates

4. Guestroom Four - Blue

Queen pillow-top bed, sitting area

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

2. Guestroom Two - Yellow

Queen pillow-top, canopy bed, sitting area

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

1. Guestroom One - Sage

First floor guestroom. Queen pillow-top bed, quaint sitting area. Overlooks back garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

3. Guestroom Three - Chocolate

Queen pillow-top canopy bed, sitting area

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

7. Guest Suite Seven - Tailor's Cottage

Three-room retreat with private entrance, kitchenette and living room with fireplace. Queen pillow-top bed with additional built-in single. Private bath with spa tub and shower. Fold-away bed in Living Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

5. Guestroom Five - Red

Queen pillow-top four poster bed, sitting area

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

6. Guestroom Six - Crimson Dove Suite

King pillow-top bed, extra large sitting area with fireplace. Private bath has heated floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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Nicely located; very friendly and helpful staff

3.8 on September 16, 2014

My first time staying in a B&B in the United States; don't know why I never considered it before! I grew up in the area and have driven by Historic Smithton Inn countless times in the past paying no attention whatsoever to it. I have moved away but my parents remain locally and I visit 3-4 times per year always staying in local hotels all of which lack the ambiance and charm of Smithton Inn not to mention the absolutely wonderful breakfasts! Rebecca and her staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and quite willing to help in any way possible. The prices when I stayed were actually lower than any of the hotels in the area, which were all completely booked full forcing me to find other lodgings. I am so glad this happened as I will probably never stay in a hotel again while visiting my parents...unless the Inn is booked full! I unhesitatingly recommend a stay at Historic Smithton Inn.

A couple of days away

4.6 on August 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the Smithton Inn. Rebecca and David are wonderful hosts. Breakfast was wonderful and we liked having a friendly dog to pet. Our room was big and comfortable. We would highly recommend this inn.

Expectations were high and generally met.

3.2 on August 25, 2014

The problem with having such a strong reputation is that expectations are heightened - hence a majority of 'met expectations' ratings for our visit. The Smithton Inn is a most welcoming place and the philosophy of the staff is evidently to be extra helpful at all times. We also found that other guests tend to follow suit with advice on places to see and visit which worked well for us as first time visitors to the area. Comfortable bedrooms (though be aware that the Red room's bath / shower is raised such that a degree of suppleness is required to use it) and common areas plus a hearty breakfast makes it a quality offering. Location is more 'edge of town' than central but we walked to the Old Lincoln Inn for dinner which was great and there are plenty of other choices a short drive away.

Great get-away

4.8 on August 20, 2014

Beautiful place for a get-away. Food was terrific, grounds and setting are very nice, Rebecca was very hospitable and quite engaging. Minor issues with tub/jacuzzi in red room, but definitely did not detract from the B & B experience. We would encourage anyone to stay there.

Wonderful Stay

4.6 on August 05, 2014

We recently stayed at the Smithton Inn and had a wonderful time. The owner, Rebecca, was very friendly and helpful and the room was clean, comfortable and spacious. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

Best B&B EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 on July 20, 2014

What can I say about Rebecca and David and the best B&B my husband and I have ever stayed in, where do I start. We found ourselves in Ephrata as a last minute decision. We were going to stay at a Hampton Inn but they were full so they referred us to the Smithton Inn. WOW!!!!! .... what we thought was bad luck on our part turned out to be the best bad luck we have ever had. We stayed in the red room. The bed was so comfy and the room was spacious and very charming. Rebecca and David were nice and hospitable, it was like going home to visit family. Rebecca told us that she likes to cook, and the proof was in her cooking, the best breakfast EVER!!!!!!!! We enjoyed the Smithton Inn so much we have planed to return in September for our birthdays.


5 on July 16, 2014

My mother and I visited the Smithton Inn during a visit to Ephrata for a bridal shower. I had seen the inn before on prior visits to the area, but staying there was such a wonderful experience. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING!!! Make sure that you come hungry to breakfast! The rooms are adorably decorated and very traditional to the area! Enjoy your stay, and the innkeepers can help you find any activities to do in the area!

Smithton Pefect

5 on July 13, 2014

Great stay Breakfast was very special and home made. Rebecca and David were wonderful.

review tody -- 7/11/2014

3.8 on July 11, 2014

Location convenient for sightseeing. Home is very meticulously furnished and cared for, loved the garden.

Historic yet convenient

4.8 on July 09, 2014

I spent the past 4th of July weekend with my family(wife and a 6 year old son) in the Smithon Inn in Ephrata. We had very relaxing time in this historic yet beautifully restored and conveniently located inn. All rooms seem to have colored theme and ours was the "Red Room". The inn itself had a personal feeling of being in a neighbor's home with all the modern necessities and was immaculately clean. Breakfasts were well proportioned and high-level. The innkeeper and her colleague were both very friendly and knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. They even setup a separate bed for my son sensibly during our absence. The location of the inn was an added plus. It's near the main road leading to both the country side and the downtown Lititz and Lancaster. I would repeat and recommend it to others without hesitation.

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 64 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Antique Shops, Ephrata Cloister, Buggy Rides, Green Dragon, Amish Farms, Shops and Attractions, Outlet Malls, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , One suite has private entrance and is pet-friendly, Hand-sewn quilts on every bed, Flat Screen cable TV in every room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No For the comfort of our guests
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited We have one pet-friendly suite with a private entrance

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: From April 1 through October 31, there is a minimum stay of 2 nights on weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required.
  • Cancellations: With 10 days notice, deposit will be returned, minus $15.00 cancellation fee. With less notice, deposit is forfeited if we are unable to rent the room(s).



Rebecca & David Gallagher

Languages spoken

A little French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Rebecca and Dave love cooking, traveling and entertaining. They love to sail and used to own a 38 foot Beneteau. Ask Dave what it's like to sail UP the Mississippi! Rebecca runs and bikes to stay in shape. She's done 9 marathons, including Big Sur in California. Their eleven year old son, Patrick, will be helping out in the B&B as well... whenever he's not playing baseball that is!

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  • Time Served: Coffee at 7:00, Bkfst at 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining room and Living room.

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Baked Eggs in a Ham Cup with Cheesy Polenta
This dish is as yummy to look at as it is to eat! It's the first dish we served back in June and it's been a guest favorite ever since.

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900 W Main Street , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)

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