Hurst House Bed & Breakfast

154 East Farmersville Road , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)


Victorian Era design complete with fish scale gables, octagonal and round turret and a large veranda on three sides. Enter the home through leaded glass mahogany doors from Honduras into a four story foyer. The chandelier in the foyer and dining room ar Moruno glass from Venice Italy. The floors and trim are from local oak trees, kiln dried and milled in Lancaster County. An ebony credenza from Italy is displayed in the parlor. The guest bedrooms are furnished with a blend of Victorian, colonial and antique furniture. Each room has a full bath, balcony, fireplace, refrig and microwave. The second floor has a cozy gathering room. An elevator allows easy access to all floors. The lower level has a large open room with ping pong, pool table, excercise room. A glass door leads outside to a brick patio sorrounded with beautiful lighted landscaping, water falls and two water gardens with brightly colored fish.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A Wonderful stay

4.4 on April 24, 2016

We were very happy with our stay at Hurst House. The property is beautiful. Rich and Bert were wonderful hosts. They were very friendly and welcoming. The time spent with them and the other guests was enriching. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. We found it very relaxing and were exceptionally happy that our first Bed and Breakfast experience was at Hurst House. We definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get away and meet some tremendous hosts. Dan And Fran Havertown, Pa.

Always Outstanding!!

5 on April 14, 2016

We travel to the Lancaster/Amish countryside twice a year. Our favorite inn is the Hurst House. We still have a few we would like to try; however, I will combine it in the same trip. At least two nights at the Hurst House and then will try another inn for a night or two. So far, there is no comparison. Not only is the inn and view gorgeous, the innkeepers are superb! Recommend this inn very highly!!

breathtaking views

4.8 on April 09, 2016

beautiful bed and breakfast with unbelievable views of amish country, cant wait to go back!

outstanding visit !!!

5 on March 24, 2016

My wife and I trueley enjoyed our stay. This is a beautiful location with outstanding veiws of the lancaster area. Burt and Rich are very warm and offer a beautiful home to stay at. It was nothing short of a 10 !! We will be back in the fall!!

Weekend Getaway

4.6 on March 23, 2016

The owners of this beautiful house are genuine, friendly and make you feel welcomed in their home. The location is perfect to explore outlets, shops, and restaurants in Lancaster County. We had a wonderful time and plan on returning in the future.

Classy and Warmly Welcoming

4.0 on March 14, 2016

Experienced a 2-day Amish-Country adventure that included a very satisfying stay at the Hurst House. The massive dwelling has everything we could have wanted and more --- large comfortable bedrooms with private full bath and outdoor deck, common room for extra space and socializing on same floor as bedroom, tasty breakfast food, friendly but not pushy hosts, close to everything. Could easily stay another night and simply hang around the property for simple activities. Would surely stay again if in the area.

Hurst House Review

5 on March 13, 2016

Hurst House Bed and Breakfast is first class all of the way! The facility and views are amazing. More importantly the hosts are genuinely great people who make you feel welcome from the minute you walk in. They provide info for things to do in the area. Breakfast provided were fantastic and the conversation with breakfast was great! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a bed and breakfast in this area.

The best stay!

5 on February 29, 2016

My husband and I just came back from the most delightful stay at the Hurst House in the Golden Pond room. Delightful please to get away. Mr. And Mrs. Husrt are an absolute delight and are so very hospitable. Looking forward to our next stay!

Valentine's get away weekend 2016

4.6 on February 23, 2016

My Husband and I wanted to add another B&B to our passport with a stay at a Lancaster B&B and decided on Hurst House. We stayed in the "Golden Pond" room; which I now understand is the coveted room at the house. 2 other couples tried to book the room after we booked the room. This B&B has repeat visitors, two of the couples have been here a few times. Bert was very helpful with directions for places to go and see. Rich and Bert put up a delicious breakfast. On Saturday night we had an impromptu pizza party with other guests due to all the drifting snow on the roads. Any minor problems we had during our stay were handled promptly and to our satisfaction. We truly enjoyed our stay as well as the little DVD library. We watched at least 2 movies we had not seen before. If you are in the Ephrata area and looking for a comfortable, accommodating place to stay, I recommend the Hurst House.

Best place to stay!!!!!

5 on December 27, 2015

Outstanding and very relaxing!!!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Flower Garden

Flower Garden Room... blooms with flowers. At the top of a grand sweeping staircase you will find this romantic hideaway. Discover a sumptuous, mahogany queen size bed with floral hand-stitched quilt and lace canopy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Golden Pond

Golden Pond Room... glows with handsome, sunlit warmth. Located on the northwest corner it has an astonishing view of the lake and setting sun. The furniture is golden oak with a King size bed displaying a handmade patchwork Postage Stamp quilt.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Swan lake

Swan Lake Room... soothes your soul with hues of blue. Relax on a queen size brass bed while surrounded by the décor of graceful swans. Store your getaway apparel in an antique walnut dresser with curly wood accents.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bird paradise

Bird Paradise Room... chirps with song. This cheerfully pleasant room contains a Honduran mahogany queen size bed and beautiful Victorian lamps. Delight in a splendid northern view of the lake and scenic Lancaster County farms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Victorian Rose

Victorian Rose Room... blossoms with stately elegance. This exceptional room is furnished with a luxurious Honduran mahogany king size bed, antiques, and Victorian accessories. Enjoy a sunlit southern view of bountiful Lancaster County farms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Farming Country, Amish Community, Airport, City, Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Lancaster: Travel north on Route 272 to south Route 772 turn right. go into Brownstown, turn left at light onto East Main St. Turn right at west Farnersville Rd. cross bridge, go approximately 3 miles to 154 East Farmersville Rd. and our sign "The Hurst House", turn left to top of hill, Victorian House. From Ephrata and Reading: Traveling from Routes 222 and 332, go East on Route 322 approximately 2 miles. Turn right on East Farmersville Rd. (Martin's Bike Shop). Go approximately 2 1/2 miles to 154 East Farmersville Rd. and our sign "The Hurst House". Turn right, up hill to Victorian House.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Walking area by the lake, Feed the swans

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Walking trail, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Table Tennis

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  • Check In:: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Indesignated area
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night bookings on weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night - full payment and 2 plus more nights 50 %
  • Cancellations: Seven day cancellation policy



Rich & Bert Hurst

Languages spoken

PA Dutch, English

Resident Pets

Cats , outdoor cat

About the innkeepers

Motor cycle (Harley) riding Traveling Skiing Tennis Granchildren Theater PA Mountain Vacations

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  • Time Served: 8 -9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room