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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
5 on November 19, 2015
This was my third time staying at the Smithton Inn and it was fabulous. We stayed in the Tailor's Cottage and it was a great room!
5 on August 10, 2015
The Inn is very rustic and full of history being that it was built in 1761. The Innkeeper Rebecca made our visit very pleasurable. The breakfast was all homemade and delicious. Everything is made fresh and not skimpy either. The fruit bowl served with our breakfast was nice and chilled. The room we stayed in was so comfortable, it was like you where back home. We will surely be back next year for sure.
4.6 on April 20, 2015
I would recommend the Historic Smithton Inn to anyone who loves historic properties, antiques, quilts, and learning about this area. The hosts go out of their way to be accommodating. There is reading material in the Inn which tells the story of the settlement of Ephrata and the general area, which I was interested to read. The breakfast provided was delicious and plentiful, thoughtfully prepared. We enjoyed our stay and will return.
5 on April 01, 2015
We visit the Lancaster County area a couple of times a year for antique buying trips, and always stay at the Smithton. The location is convenient, the rooms are spacious and clean, and Rebecca and Dave are gracious hosts. Every time we visit, there are new upgrades to the inn, which illustrate their passion for maintaining a welcoming and comfortable destination. Want to sit by a lit fireplace in your room and surf the web? No problem. Want to enjoy a delicious breakfast? These breakfasts with locally sourced ingredients are FAR better than typical restaurant fare, and served in a warm and inviting dining room, rather than an impersonal chain restaurant cavern. There are several great dining options nearby, Amish attractions, craft brewers, and the Adamstown antique strip is a short drive away, as is the Ephrata Cloister, so there is plenty in the area to do. If you want to venture a bit further afield, there are museums and beautiful countryside drives, and even more dining options, from casual to upscale. If you're still having trouble deciding, both Dave and Rebecca are very familiar with the area and can offer suggestions. If you like the personal connection that comes with a great B&B experience, you must visit the Smithton Inn.
5 on March 27, 2015
Very friendly atmosphere, clean and nicely appointed room with new rain shower. We will stay here again when we are in this area. We highly recommend this b&b. Rebecca was very accommodating for our dietary needs. It was a pleasure to stay here. Sandy and Bob
4.6 on March 16, 2015
Rebecca goes above and beyond in making sure the guests have a great visit. This was our first visit to the Inn in over 20 years. The charm is still the same, but the Gallaghers make it awesome. Beds are super comfy. It's nice to get away for the weekend. We will be back.
5 on March 04, 2015
Professional, courteous, and friendly innkeepers and a very good breakfast with all of the extras.
4.2 on February 19, 2015
Enjoyed our stay on a cold winters night. Rebecca and Dave were very accommodating and full of information about the area. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely be back.
5 on February 09, 2015
Innkeeper very accommodating, inn is charming and breakfast outstanding. I stay there any chance I ger!
4.0 on February 04, 2015
Rebecca took very good care of us from start to finish!
The Sage Room is a spacious guest room with 10 ft.high ceiling. A large hand-carved bed is the focal point of the room, along with the working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on the back garden. The private bath features a large shower head. The room has a large flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.
The Yellow Room is a spacious guest room with 10 ft. high ceiling. The bed is a locally made four-poster bed with mosquito net canopy. The room also boasts a working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on the Main Street. The private bath features a shower. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.
The Chocolate Room is a spacious guest room with 10 ft. high ceiling. The bed is a dramatic hand-carved wood canopy. The room also boasts an unpainted brick working fireplace (in-season). The room is situated on the front corner of the building (Corner of Main & Academy). The private bath features a traditional tub/shower combo with oversized shower head. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.
The Blue Room is a spacious guest room with 10 ft. high ceiling. The bed is a locally carved dramatic headboard. The room also boasts a working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on Academy Drive. The private bath features a traditional tub/shower combination. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.
The Red Rose Room is a spacious guest room with 10 ft. high ceiling. The bed is a locally made four-poster bed. The room also boasts a working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on the back garden. The private bath is newly renovated and has a large frameless glass shower with rain shower & hand-held shower heads. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.
The Crimson Dove Suite is an extra-large guest suite with sitting area and 10 ft. high ceiling. The bed is a locally headboard with a dramatic hand-knotted canopy. The room also boasts a working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on the back garden. The private bath features a double Jacuzzi tub/shower combo and heated tile floors. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.
The Tailor's Cottage is a private 3-room suite with sitting room (with in-season working fireplace), kitchen and private patio on the first floor, and a bedroom & bathroom on the 2nd floor. The bed is a hand-carved king bed. The bath has a 1-person Jacuzzi tub with separate shower. There are flat screen TVs with DVD players in the living room and bedroom. The front of the Tailor's Cottage faces Academy Drive and the back faces the garden.
Countryside, Small town
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 64 miles
The Smithton Inn is located on Main Street (US 322) at the junction of South Academy Drive in the borough of Ephrata. From the PA Turnpike: Take Exit 21 and follow Route 222 South to the Ephrata Exit; turn right on US 322 West. Travel approximately four miles through Ephrata. Pass under PA 272. The next traffic light is South Academy, take a left and then a right into our parking lot. From Lancaster: Travel North on Route 222 to the Ephrata Exit; turn left on US 322 West. Travel approximately four miles through Ephrata. Pass under PA 272. The next traffic light is South Academy, take a left and then a right into our parking lot.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , One suite has private entrance and is pet-friendly, Hand-sewn quilts on every bed, Flat Screen cable TV in every room
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
Rebecca & David Gallagher
A little French
Cats , Dogs
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!
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.