Hurst House Bed & Breakfast

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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

The Best Mother (90)/ Daughter Get Away Ever!

4.6 on July 19, 2015

Every year I take my mom away for 4 days and we decided to visit the Amish country this year. When I searched for a B&B, the Hurst House was by far the inn with the most amazing views. We loved the view of the pond complete with swans from our bedroom window. The host and hostess are charming and enjoy meeting their guests and making them feel at home immediately.. I would certainly recommend this B&B to everyone travellling in this area.


Great place for a quiet stay.

4.4 on June 02, 2015

Rich and Bert have a beautiful house and are wonderful hosts. The rooms are great and the food is delicious. We love to sit outside on the porch or balcony and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Romantic getaway.

5 on May 21, 2015

First visit , but won't be our last. The house was built as a B&B. Mr and Mrs Hurst provide a warm and relaxing getaway from the city or kids ! I and my wife relaxed by the lake behind the house at sunset with a bottle of champagne . The room was perfect. Very cozy and perfectly clean! The bed was firm , no sagging , no creeking . We both slept very well. The Room was large and furnished with care and good taste ! The owners , Rich and Bert make you feel like your family friends . Other residents of the house include two very friendly cats , a "ham" of a dog and a horse that loves to be rubbed behind the ear! We will be returning !


Great Hosts!

5 on May 14, 2015

We felt at home from the minute we walked in the door! It is obvious that Bert and Rich love what they do. We had a wonderful stay. Kay & Mike


Beautiful, peaceful and outstanding service

5 on April 26, 2015

A beautifully situated house, outstanding furnished and excellent service and friendliness from hosts Bert and Rich! Highly recommended! /Bo & Gerd from Sweden


Hurst Castle BnB

5 on April 21, 2015

Our first stay in a Bed and Breakfast and the experience was superb. Peaceful, friendly, helpful, good location, etc., etc., etc. Couldn't have been better. Gerald and Dorothy Simmons


Outstanding property and service!!!

4.0 on April 01, 2015

Lovely location, wonderful hosts, would highly recommend to all.


Superior Lodging

5 on March 29, 2015

Hurst House B & B is without a doubt the most superior B & B we have stayed in to date. The inn is of the highest quality in every aspect. Innkeepers were so welcoming and we enjoyed interacting with them as much as we appreciated the phenomenal facility. The structure and views were just breathtaking. More amenities were available than at any other inn in which we have stayed. The drive to the inn was very scenic and is within a short driving distance to many attractions. Many options were available for breakfast and the many courses were delicious. Would highly recommend this inn to anyone that plans to visit the Lancaster area.


Simply a superb experience

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!


Valentine's Weekend 2015

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!


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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

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

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

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

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

Location

Location Type

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

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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