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

Best place to stay!!!!!

5 on December 27, 2015

Outstanding and very relaxing!!!!!

Relaxing Get-Away during the busy Christmas Season!

5 on December 14, 2015

We love the location of this B&B high on a hill overlooking NE Lancaster County with a 360 degree of the beautiful surroundings. You will feel right at home with these great hosts and every room in the house is a place of peace and comfort.

Stunning B & B

4.4 on December 12, 2015

Stayed at this Beautiful B&B in November 2015. Stunning views over the picturesque country side. Rich and Bert Hurst were very welcoming and charming hosts. The house is as beautiful as in the pictures. The house is huge and in the evenings we made use of the 'gathering room' for a coffee before bed. A great place to stay and plenty to do and see. The covered bridges are gorgeous and I really enjoyed learning about the Amish way of life.

Best Ever!

5 on November 27, 2015

I went here with my mom last summer and absolutely loved it!!! Bert and Rich are amazing, the food was delicious, and the place is awesome! I took my grandmother there next summer and was so excited to go back! It was just as good the second time, and both my mom and grandmother thought the same!!

great B& B

5 on November 19, 2015

Had a wonderful 2 day get away - beautiful home, great breakfast, and gracious friendly hosts. Will definitely return! B & B Bailey

Outstanding place

5 on November 18, 2015

Hard to believe that this wonderful BnB is only 2.5 hours from DC. Easy to get to and easy to get to everything in Lancaster. The house is amazing and Bert and Rich and the ladies who help make you fell like your visiting a relative. I can't wait to return. I must for all travels who enjoy a BNB experience

Stay here!

4.6 on November 11, 2015

This bed and breakfast is stunning! We got there after dark and it was all lighted up and by day you get gorgeous views of the flower beds and pond as well as the country side since the B&B is ona hill. Rooms were immaculately clean and beautiful. The service was outstanding.

Great BnB

4.8 on November 07, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Comfortable accommodations with caring hosts. We are eager to go back!

Best Inn in Lancaster County!

5 on October 20, 2015

If you want to stay at an inn that has absolutely breathtaking views, beautiful rooms, outstanding breakfasts, and the most friendliest and warm hearted innkeepers, you must stay at the Hurst House! Our favorite!!

Great Base for Exploring Amish Country

4.8 on October 16, 2015

We had never been to this part of the United States. Our hosts were extremely helpful is directing us to many interesting events and locations. My wife was ecstatic about the quaint homes and the Amish horse drawn buggies. The Hurst House is a magnificently designed and maintained bed and breakfast. Bert and Rich made us feel like family, but still catered to our wants. I was happy that their descriptions of their home were very accurate. BTW: I do not recommend going to the Hershey chocolate venues because the little enjoyment we had did not make up for the effort it took to get there. However, I do recommend going to Gettysburg and taking the two hour bus tour.

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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


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