Kimmell House

851 South State Street , Ephrata, PA 17522-2345 USA (Show map)


Enjoy a stay in a Historic 1795 Stone Georgian Colonial setting on over 2 acres at the edge of Ephrata. Restored interior with original staircase, wide plank floors, 12 over 12 windows,and strap doors. The four guest rooms all have private baths. Relax with a cup of your favorite tea, in the Keeping Room, by the fireplace, or setting on the quiant back porch on wicker furniture. Enjoy coffee in the Keeping Room before a gourmet breakfast served by candlelight.The innkeepers offer maps and directions to many local attractions of your choosing, as well as menus for local resturants, reservations can be made for you.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Can't wait to go back :).

5 on July 29, 2014

My fiance and I absolutely loved our stay here! The Kimmell House is gorgeous and so welcoming. We went there in June for my birthday and stayed in the Hunt Room. The room was beautiful and the price wasn't bad at all. The bed and breakfast itself is so close to many places (shopping, dining, etc). The breakfast is amazing... Bonnie is such a great cook. She and her husband, Dave, are so accommodating. We loved our stay so much that we booked the Hunt Room again for three days in September :).

What an amazing place!

5 on November 12, 2013

We were duly impressed with Kimmell House and with its owners, Bonnie and Dave Harvey. They are inviting conversationalists who are interested in making your stay most enjoyable. The house is historically accurate in its décor and renovations.The bedrooms with ensuite baths were comfortable and clean. The hot breakfasts each morning were tasty and beautifully presented in the colonial diningroom with candle light. This is the perfect location from which to explore Lancaster County.


5 on September 02, 2013

My son and I stayed at the Kimmell House from August 29 thru September 2nd and I must say it was the most wonderful stay a person could have a wonderful host and hostess innkeepers Bonnie and Dave made us feel so welcome and at home. They made us feel like family. I have never been to a bed and breakfast before and it was the best. Excellent courteous service,great breakfast and centrally located to all the attractions that you want to see. I recommend this bed and breakfast to everyone. The rooms are so quaint and spacious,beautifully designed and decorated. We stayed in the Hunt room which is one of the largest rooms and has a nice deep tub. The grounds are so well maintained and the garden is beautiful. I will make this my bed and breakfast whenever I am in Lancaster county,keep up the good work Bonnie and Dave.

Feeling Great ...

5 on September 02, 2013

... this is all because of the the WONDERFUL hospitality that the InnKeepers at Kimmell House provided. Dave and Bonnie were so welcoming, warm-hearted and caring. That made me and my Mother feel right at home. My mother has never been to a B&B so I wanted to treat her. We stayed in the Hunt Room, which is very spacious with an elevated queen bed and sleigh twin bed. Beautiful architecture, and Bonnie did all the painting and decorations herself. It feels like stepping back in the 1700s there. WE LOVED our stay. From the time we checked in on Thursday 29th till this morning (2nd) we felt pampered and loved. The breakfast every morning was superb. Always wonderful surprises. With my big appetite they made sure I was well fed, lol. They offered suggestions on day trips and restaurants and even the little things we loved - like little chocolate candies on our bed sometimes. But besides all of that great stuff, we had nice conversations and laughed together. So it never felt like a guest - innkeeper relationship, but more like friends. We were so sad to leave, but will definitely recommend Kimmell House to friends and family. We are planning to visit Bonnie and Dave again next year in the spring or fall. Thank you both for making us feel welcomed and part of the family. We miss you two already. André and Donna

Awesome Hosts!!

5 on November 10, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Kimmell House. The food was delicious!! We enjoyed The Hunt room. This was our first time staying in a B & B. Bonnie & Dave made us feel so welcome.

Outstanding B&B

4.0 on October 14, 2011

What a beautiful B&B!!! Rooms are gorgeous and the hosts treat you like family. We hated to leave. Bonnie is an outstanding cook and went out of her way to accommodate my gluten allergy. We have never stayed anywhere that we felt so welcome. Can't wait to go back.


5 on September 27, 2011

I reviewed this B&B on this website and made plans...we enjoyed our visit so much! The Kimmell house was perfect, wonderful hosts, beautiful room and delicious food. We love to antique and this was the perfect place to stay, as it was very close. We will definately be back!!! THANKS!

Truly Delightful!

4.6 on April 30, 2011

I spent a great deal of time hunting for the perfect place to stay when bringing my mother on our first trip to the Lancaster area. I finally selected Kimmell House and I'm so glad that I did. Dave & Bonnie have a wonderful & beautiful home. We stayed in the Country room, which was perfect for our needs with the twin beds. The accommodations were wonderful, from the comfortable bed and private bathroom to the open kitchen with coffee readily available. Bonnie makes an excellent breakfast that it both filling and so very tasty. Their home is beautifully decorated and very inviting. Bonnie made me feel as though I wasn't just a guest, but a part of their family. I would HIGHLY recommend this b&b to anyone and will be spreading the word about this little gem. And don't forget to check out their little gift shop - we did a lot of shopping on this trip and found that we really loved her gift shop!

The Best place to stay in PA.

5 on March 21, 2011

Dave and Bonnie are not just Inn Keepers they make you feel lile you are part of there family. They are at ease and they help you feel the same way.

Highly Reccomended!!!!A++++

4.6 on February 28, 2011

We would like to give a 2 thumbs up review for the Kimmell House. Located in a great location for those who love to antique and also for those who want to shop those great outlets in Lancaster. We have stayed at BNB's thru out the Lancaster area and we are so glad we found this one. Bonnie and Dave were very gracious hosts making sure all our needs were met. I am absolutely very picky about the type of house to the linens on the bed. It has to reflect the charm and decor of the era. The Kimmell House did just that. I loved Bonnie's decorating. The rooms were spacious and so were the bathrooms. The wide plank floors to the funishings that relfect the period. The breakfast's were great and filled us up for our busy day of antiquing and kept us going to dinner. Bonnie & Dave were very laid back and easy to talk to. I love to find out about the history of the house and as Bonnie said the bones of the building. It has a tale to tell and I love to hear it. Bonnie and Dave you have a special gem there and Tony and I will definitely be back.

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 55 miles

Directions to property:

Located on the corner of Old Mill road and South State street in Ephrata, PA. From the East coast, or Western United States, take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to exit 286. Follow route 272 South to Ephrata. Turn left onto Old Mill Road (Dairy Queen will be on your right). After crossing a bridge, the Kimmell House will be on the Left. From the South, take 222 North. Take the Brownstown/Akron Exit. At the end of the exit ramp turn right. At the traffic light, turn right onto route 272 North. Follow 272 North through Akron. At the next traffic light after Kmart (on left), bear right at Y onto S. State St. Turn left onto Old Mill Road. Kimmell house will be on your immediate right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Amish Farms, National Christmas Museum, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Landis Valley Farm, Ephrata Cloister, Farmers Markets, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wi-Fi , AFTERNOON TEA - UPON ARRIVAL

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Week-ends and Holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash



Dave and Bonnie Harvey

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian