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
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Totally worth the trip

5 on August 28, 2015

The house and grounds are beautiful, and every detail seemed meticulously planned and well executed. Bert and Rich are the most wonderful people, you feel like you're staying with family. A definite go back next time we're in the area


Perfect Birthday Present Getaway

5 on August 28, 2015

Outstanding bed and breakfast. The owners, Bert and Rich, are the most gracious hosts. They built the Hurst House to be a bed and breakfast, and they hit every detail just right. It's hilltop location offers an unprecedented view of Lancaster and most of its farms. As a handicapped person, I especially appreciated the elevator. If you can, stay at least two nights. One night is not enough. So much better than any hotel I've stayed in.


Delightful

4.8 on August 28, 2015

This is an absolutely gorgeous and delightful place to stay. The breakfast was one of the best I have had at a bed and breakfast. Highly recommended!


Incredible Experience

5 on August 28, 2015

We spent our 30th wedding anniversary at Hurst House and could not have been any more pleased. Bert and Rich welcomed us into their home with such a warm and friendly feeling. Their home is impeccably decorated and extremely clean. The property and grounds are very well maintained and the panoramic views of Amish farmland are simply stunning. Bert & Rich do know how to cook, as each breakfast was done to perfection. Each morning was like sitting around your kitchen table at home. Bert & Rich would join us for friendly conversation after breakfast and the friends we got to meet and learn about were just the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back to Hurst House.


One of our best B & B experiences

5 on August 28, 2015

Warm and inviting atmosphere. Lush scenery, beautiful rooms. Plenty of space.


Incredible Experience

5 on August 27, 2015

We spent our 30th wedding anniversary at Hurst House and could not have been any more pleased. Bert and Rich welcomed us into their home with such a warm and friendly feeling. Their home is impeccably decorated and extremely clean. The property and grounds are very well maintained and the panoramic views of Amish farmland are simply stunning. Bert & Rich do know how to cook, as each breakfast was done to perfection. Each morning was like sitting around your kitchen table at home. Bert & Rich would join us for friendly conversation after breakfast and the friends we got to meet and learn about were just the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back to Hurst House.


Excellent getaway!

5 on August 22, 2015

This bed-and-breakfast is a little slice of heaven! The hosts, Rich and Bert are very friendly and welcoming. This was our second stay at this wonderful B&B. We stayed four nights, and will definitely go back again!:


Best ever !!!

5 on August 15, 2015

This B&B was spectacular.. In addition the innkeepers,Bert and Rich were warm, friendly and so helpful in giving suggestions and directions for the area. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, relaxing get-a-way The Hurst House should be at the top of your list. I can't wait to visit again!


Wonderful B&B

5 on August 14, 2015

Absolute wonderful B&B. Bert & Rich are wonderful host! Excellent view, Excellent food, Excellent hospitality!


Absolutely Beautiful

5 on July 30, 2015

My 84 year old friend and I just love the Hurst house, Bert and Rich are our family we have been there to stay three years straight, we have planned a tradition to visit every year. The food is very good and people's from all walk of life come as strangers an leave as family. You will never forget this place lots of love.


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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