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.
5 on March 02, 2015
As seasoned B&B guests, we can say that the Hurst House ranks among the very best places we've stayed in seven years of marriage. We celebrated our anniversary there this past weekend and the quality of this unique property shone forth so clearly that we were astounded. It is a "new-old" custom-built Victorian that possesses all the modern amenities (and I mean ALL) while retaining an antique and old-fashioned feel. A great place for a variety of travelers: couples, families, business, etc. Facilities are simply A+. Food superb. Friendliness of the innkeepers outstanding. Highly recommend!
5 on February 21, 2015
Another great weekend at the Hurst House Bed & Breakfast. Rich and Bert are the best Inn keepers going, they make you feel right at home and part of their family! Their B & B is kept spotless, there is such detail in all the work and surly love that they have put into their home which they openly share with anyone that spends a night or weekend with them. Already looking forward to our next visit which sadly won't be until sometime next year!
4.6 on February 13, 2015
Our stay at the Hurst House B&B was relaxing, restful and re-energizing! What other reviewers have written is true - this B&B earns and deserves 5 stars. Over the course of many years we have visited many B&B's, this was our best experience. The highlight is the wonderful hospitality of the hosts, Rich and Bert! Having a delicious home made breakfast while engaging in interesting conversation as if we have known each other for years was special and memorable. In addition every room does have a good view! We would highly recommend the Hurst House to anyone interested in experiencing a tasteful, classy and hospitable B&B.
5 on January 25, 2015
My daughter , son-in-law, my husband and I stayed at the b&b for the first time last month. The rooms, the house and the views were wonderful and Rich and Bert were very friendly and always ready to be of great help! That was our first stay with them but certainly it won't be the last! Thank you, again, Rich and Bert for a wonderful memories! The Wilsons' and the Cunninghams'
4.4 on December 28, 2014
Rich and Bert incredibly nice and helpful. House beautifully appointed and immaculate. No complaints at all.
5 on December 23, 2014
We have had the pleasure of staying at Hurst House on three occasions. Bert and Rich are absolutely the best hosts. We definitely will return again.
5 on December 19, 2014
The Hurst House is a beautiful mansion set on top of a hill overlooking the Amish countryside. The breakfasts were extremely good. Burt and Rich are extremely helpful with all of the questions that we asked them. The rooms are clean and big. The terrace has a wonderful view of all of the Amish Farms.
5 on November 30, 2014
Hosts were helpful in suggesting places where we could find dinner. Room was beautiful. Breakfasts were great.
4.8 on November 25, 2014
The Hurst House allowed us to host our small wedding on their stunning property. My family stayed there and just adored the home as well as the beautiful views!! The wedding went off without a hitch. The accommodations were perfect and more than we expected~ fireplaces and recliners in every room! The breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed the company of the owners as well. They made us feel like part of the family. We will definitely return to celebrate our anniversaries!!
5 on November 09, 2014
Gorgeous inn and the best view of the Amish countryside!!! The innkeepers and their staff are so warm and friendly!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farming Country, Amish Community, Airport, City, Countryside, Small town, Wine country
Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles
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.
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
Bed and Breakfast
Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Walking area by the lake, Feed the swans
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
Billiards, Walking trail, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Table Tennis