The Hertzog Homestead Bed & Breakfast

470 West Metzler Road , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)


Surrounded by Mennonite and Amish farmland, Hertzog Homestead Bed & Breakfast offers privacy and elegance. Built by the innkeeper's ancestors, this 1760s farm and suites burst with warmth and charm. Relax in the meditation room or recline on the spacious porch where Amish buggies trot by.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Wonderful stay

3.4 on July 27, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Hertzog B&B. The rooms are beautifully done. The Hertzog family is very welcoming. The location is perfect for a relaxing getaway. The in suite breakfast was a fantastic option to have. It was our first stay in a B&B and wouldn't hesitate to go back to Hertzog again.

Very nice

5 on July 25, 2016

Large rooms, excellent in-suite breakfast, charming location in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching the horse and buggies drive along the road.

Anniversary Getaway

5 on July 24, 2016

We have stayed at this B&B 3 times, right around our anniversary (July 19th), the first two times in the Metzler suite (original homestead), but this time in the Hertzog suite, which is part of the newly constructed "cottage of suites". It is FIRST class. The in-room breakfasts are top shelf, prepared by the neighboring Amish folks, and the attention to detail of the accommodations is second to none. Scott & Kristen are wonderful hosts. Highly recommend this place if you are traveling to the area. Room Tip: Hertzog suite includes a patio with hot tub

Code but far away

4.6 on July 07, 2016

Loved this beautiful setting in the Lancaster countryside. New, clean accommodations with delicious in room breakfasts. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously. We hope you are able to get a dining room going for the option of on site dinners. We will definitely return!!

Highly recommend

5 on June 29, 2016

I would highly recommend Hertzog's Bed and Breakfast. We really enjoyed the peaceful setting. It is surrounded by a beautiful countryside. You can tell the owners put a lot of thought in to making their guests feel comfortable. The breakfast each morning was homemade. We loved the fact that it was a private breakfast in our own room. We enjoyed the homemade snacks as well the refreshments that were in our fridge. We also enjoyed the spa robes that were provided. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. The Lancaster area has so much to do and is all within a short distance of the B & B. We will definitely visit again.

Best B and B

5 on June 27, 2016

Room immaculate, breakfast easy and delicious, beautiful scenery outside, charming host

Great weekend getaway

4.6 on June 14, 2016

My husband and I had a great time at The Hertzog Bed and Breakfast. Room was awesome. The in room breakfast was really good. very relaxing atmosphere. Lots to do within a short drive. Would definitely go back and recommend highly.

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4.0 on June 14, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Hertzog Homestead B&B and would love to come back again.

Weekend at the Hertzog Homestead B ad B

4.8 on June 07, 2016

A very enjoyable weekend at the Hertzog Homestead. Great to have breakfast already prepared and in your room for whenever you want to get up, make you coffee and breakfast without leaving your room. We will definitely plan to make another visit as there is so much to see and do in the immediate area. Great hosts who made excellent dining recommendations. Looking forward to our return visit.

Joyful stay in Meyer suite

5 on May 28, 2016

What a lovely time we had here, the room was spacious, nicely furnished and sparkling clean . The bedding was comfortable and the towels in the bathroom were a joy to use . I specially loved the homemade quilt on the four poster bed. The homemade snacks left in our room were delicious and so was the breakfast we had each morning . The refrigerator was stocked with cold water, apple juice and some cans of soda, nice touch . Our hostess was pleasant and so very helpful and very accommodating .I highly recommend staying at Hertzog bed-and-breakfast.

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Rooms & Rates

The Historic Metzler Suite

The Metzler Suite has its origins in the 1760s and contains original hardwood floors, antique built in German Bible Closet and corner cupboard with original bubble glass. Recently renovated, old world coziness meets modern comfort. If you desire privacy and elegance, the Historic Metzler Suite is for you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

The Buch Suite

The Buch Suite provides gorgeous views of the Amish Farmland. Contemporary and spacious, the Buch Suite is the largest of all the suites, perfect for families or couples who desire more space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

The Meyer Suite

The Meyer Suite is the perfect way to experience the Amish Country. Decorated in Amish quilts and PA Dutch Folk Art, the suite provides farmland views where horse and buggies can be seen trotting down our country road.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

The Hertzog Suite

The Hertzog Suite is our most signature suite and provides the perfect escape for you and your loved one. Sink into your private garden Jacuzzi or cozy up in the sleigh bed, surrounded by picturesque views of the Amish farmland. Featuring its own private porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

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Location Type



Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Take the PA Turnpike to Exit 286 (old exit #21). Turn left onto Route 222 South. Follow Route 222 South to the Brownstown Exit, and turn right at the bottom of the ramp. Follow Route 772 North/West for 500 feet. At traffic light, turn right onto 272 North. Go 500 feet. Make a right on Church Street. Make next left on West Metzler Road. Go one mile. At small trailer court, bear left. This is still West Metzler Road. The Hertzog Homestead B and B is one half mile on your right.

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, The Amish, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Piano , Hammock, Swing, Walking Paths, Porch, Massage Chair in Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On porches
  • 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: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No
  • Cancellations: Cancellation deadline is two weeks prior to arrival date of reservation. If you cancel before the deadline, you will only be charged a $15 cancellation fee. After that deadline, you will be billed for one night’s stay at the regular rate.



Scott and Kristen Hertzog

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Scott and Kristen Hertzog have been enjoying the company of guests from around the world who come and visit the Hertzog Homestead Bed and Breakfast. Scott’s heritage on this farmScott and Kristen Hertzog stretches back to the days when the first Mennonites settled the area in the mid-1700s. Scott’s talents include genealogical research on the people and the history of the Hertzog Homestead.

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Continental Plus Amish-made Breakfast

  • Time Served: When ever you choose
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Sugar free, Gluten free

Signature Dish

Elva's Mennonite Quiche
Made fresh with eggs gathered from the chickens on the homestead and potatoes raised in our garden, Elva's quiche is mouth watering and not to be missed.