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
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Hertzog B & B

5 on September 13, 2015

Located right in the heart of the Mennonite and Amish farmland. Great location to wind down and enjoy a slower pace of life. This B & B is absolutely delightful and the breakfasts were sumptuous and filling. Kristen went out of her way to provide me information on local areas that might interest me. Overall, a wonderful place to stay. I highly recommend it.

Great Stay

5 on August 26, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Hertzog Homestead. Kristen and Scott were very welcoming and friendly. It almost felt as if we were visiting family. The room was beautiful and clean and the food was plentiful and delicious. We plan to visit again.

Mother and daughter get away

5 on August 12, 2015

My daughter and I simply loved it. It was peaceful and the owners really catered to our needs. We can't wait to go back!

Amish Country Elegance

4.4 on May 21, 2015

Very nice accommodations, gracious hosts, and lovely location. Will stay there again!

Very pleasant experience.

4.0 on May 05, 2015

For our first visit to Amish country this was a great place to stay! The Old Homestead was very inviting, from the country scenery to the comfortable suite to the homemade breakfasts! Scot was very friendly and answered all our questions, gave us suggestions for places to eat which, upon trying them, turned out to be as he described. We did get to meet his son, Kiefer, but did not have the pleasure of meeting Kristen and Taicha. We had a peaceful and relaxing stay and finally got to see a little of this peaceful way of living. I would recommend the Hertzhog B&B to anyone who asked. I hope we can go back again.

Charming gem in the midst of Amish country

5 on May 04, 2015

Our stay at the Hertzog Homestead was not our first in Lancaster, but it was our best- Scott and Kristen made us feel so welcome. Breakfast and snacks were provided beforehand, so that it was on our schedule to eat (so convenient, so delicious)- I have a wheat allergy so I thought I'd be left to "do without" but their sweet cook Elva brought in GF pastries from a friend of hers- they were incredible. We stayed in the oldest part of the home, the Jacob Metzler suite, and very much enjoyed the novelty of staying in the historic family home! Coupled with the beautiful porch, the countryside view, the occasional passing runner or buggy- 10/10- we'd visit again!

The Hertzog Homesteas B&B

4.6 on April 30, 2015

The Hertzog's where very gracious hosts Their home is in a beautiful setting ... quiet and peaceful Should I be in that area again I would stay there

wonderful stay

4.8 on February 09, 2015

Owners are very friendly and helpful. Would love to stay there again sometime!

A Great Getaway

4.8 on November 09, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hertzog Bed and Breakfast. We had not been in that area of Lancaster County but was very pleased with the accommodations and the location. We spent time in Ephrata and Lititz and were not too far from our favorite places like Bird-in-Hand and the outlets. The breakfast was outstanding and I loved having it available in the room for us to enjoy at our leisure. the assortment of pastries was more than we could eat so we brought them home to enjoy. It is definitely a place we plan to revisit maybe during a different season since we were there in the fall. Scott and Kristen were wonderful hosts.

Well worth the trip

4.0 on August 22, 2013

Spent one night here and enjoyed the b &b great area to see the corn and local history .

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Rooms & Rates

The Historic Metzler Suite

The Historic Metzler Suite is furnished in rich cherry woods and delightful mahogany. The soothing palette of creams, greens and gold suggest an elegant, peaceful atmosphere. The Queen Sized Spa bed is draped with a rich patterned spread to reflect the light from the deep oversized windows. The original hardwood floors, antique built in German Bible Closet and corner cupboard with original bubble glass remind you of the years gone by. An elegant and modern private bathroom with tub and shower is located in the suite, and is graced with imported Italian tile work. A Continental plus Amish made breakfast includes homemade quiche, fresh fruit and a selection baked goods. The suite includes its own reading and meditation room and an eating area with a tasteful settee and chairs, microwave, small refrigerator and coffee maker. 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 is named after my great, great grandfather and his sons: Daniel Buch and Jacob and Elmer Buch. They lived here from the late 1800s until 1976. This room is perfect for families, retreats, and more.

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

$179 - $199

The Meyer Suite

The Meyer Suite is named after the first German settler to own this land: Elias Meyer. He was granted this land by William Penn's sons in 1744. Later in 1760, he gave this land to his son Peter, who built the existing barn in the mid 1760s and apart of the existing house in a later part of that decade.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

The Hertzog Suite

The Hertzog Suite is our romantic suite. Not only are the views gorgeous, but its has its own private proch with a garden jacuzzi.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199


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.