4.8 on August 28, 2016
We stayed for 3 nights. The service was wonderful. There are many amenities that are not found at other Bed and breakfasts we have frequented. A bonus was the interesting and warm guests Diane and Scott attract. The grounds and furnishings are superb.
5 on June 02, 2016
Lucy and I have stayed at many B & B's around the U.S. but this is the best we have experienced. Diane and Scott are warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable about the area which is why we stay at B & B's over chain or independent hotels since we love having new experiences which you will never get in a hotel. The home is historic and beautiful. The rooms are beautifully furnished and spotless. The mattress was new and extremely comfortable. Diane and Scott really go out of their way to prepare a tremendous breakfast. We really enjoyed the magnificent gardens around the home which are a great place for a glass of wine before or after going out to dinner. Just beautiful. There is a common area kitchenette with complimentary filtered water, soft drinks, coffee, baked goods, snacks, glasses, candy, and bottle openers available to all. Scott and Diane work exceptionally hard and take great pride in seeing that their guests enjoy a wonderful experience.
5 on May 26, 2016
This trip was about relaxing. We got in earlier at night and were able to enjoy reading in the den, working the jigsaw puzzle and having a cup of tea. We always have a great time visiting with the other guests during breakfast and this time was no different. The food is fantastic and Scott and Diane are great hosts.
5 on May 22, 2016
Beautiful home and delightful hostess. Very relaxing and comfortable. Knock-your-socks-off breakfast. Highly recommended.
5 on April 04, 2016
Diane and EJ Bowman house were wonderful. The home was restored 1860's home and beautiful. The rooms were very nice and well kept with everything you needed. The food and amenities were great. Overall a wonderful experience. I will be going back next year to see Jonah. Danny Dail Va.Beach, Va
4.6 on March 13, 2016
Bowman House has a lovely couple running it. They are very welcoming in every way. Rooms are comfy and clean. Breakfasts are very good. We will be back.
5 on December 19, 2015
Our overnight stay was in the Bowman Suite and the room accommodated the three of us quite adequately. All aspects of our stay met our expectations and the amenities provided were superb. Diane and Scott are very gracious innkeepers, quite personable and exhibit an enthusiasm for their business. We especially enjoyed having breakfast and talking with the other guests around the large dining room table.
4.4 on November 10, 2015
Stayed overnight to attend a wedding in town. Had a very nice stay. Room was very nice and bed was extremely comfortable. Diane and Scott were very welcoming hosts and the breakfast of pumpkin pancakes were delicious.
4.8 on September 23, 2015
First time here,not the last! Scott and Diane make you feel like family from the time you get there till you leave. Great people great place,no need to say more!
5 on September 01, 2015
We were a group of 4 friends staying for 2 nights and had an absolutely wonderful time.. The house is decorated beautifully and the attention to detail is perfect. Our rooms were comfortable, clean and cozy. Our hosts Diane and Scott were very hospitable and gracious. The breakfasts were delicious and the little kitchenette was just perfect for tea, coffee and snacks. Overall, it was a perfect stay at a beautiful B&B.
5 on August 05, 2015
Love this B&B. The innkeepers are very helpful and accommodating. Always a pleasure to stay there.
5 on July 29, 2015
This was mine and my boyfriends first time staying at a b&b and I'm so glad we picked this place, Diane and Scott are beyond friendly and make you feel at home from the moment you step in to the moment you check out, the room are so clean and everything is set up for you for when you check in, the breakfast was amazing we will defiantly be coming back and recommended anyone who is looking for a great b&b to go there!
5 on July 12, 2015
My sister and I stayed for three nights over the 4th of July weekend and were delighted with our room, our hosts, and the house. Diane and Scott are friendly and helpful and the house is fabulous. And, the breakfasts were thoughtfully prepared and delicious. I plan to return to the E. J. Bowman House next time I am in Lancaster.
5 on June 04, 2015
This was our 3rd stay. We love it here. The property is beautiful. We have a great time with the other guests and Scott and Diane. We already have our reservations for our December trip.
5 on April 21, 2015
Our stay at the EJ Bowman house could not have been better. The house is a real 1860's gem, beautifully kept by Diane and Scott, who made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived. They showed us around, made sure we had everything we needed and even phoned ahead for us to reserve a table at a local restaurant. The suite was easily large enough to accommodate two adults and two older teenagers, both of whom took full advantage of the whirlpool bath, vast DVD collection and the enormous TV. The whole place is spotlessly clean and the beds very comfortable indeed. Breakfast was a spectacular three courses (yes, three... :) ) of lovely home cooking. Super place, wonderful atmosphere and kind and attentive hosts. We're very much looking forward to going back again.
5 on March 29, 2015
I'd like to thank Scott and Diane for not only providing a respite for travelers but a place where one can feel welcomed no matter how diverse their background. My partner John and I might have felt uncomfortable in another BnB if it were not for the EJ Bowman House's LGBT policy. John's first time at a BnB will not be his last. The decor, architecture and history were featured nicely. I can not say enough about the wonderful experience that we had. Please visit them soon. Mark Applegate
4.8 on March 20, 2015
I recently stayed at the E. J. Bowman House when I went to Lancaster for a big quilt show. It is a lovely home and Diane and Scott are wonderful hosts. My bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom floor was heated. Breakfasts were delicious and not run-of-the-mill; I could tell a lot of effort was put into the bacon quiche and marinated grapes, and the presentation was lovely. I especially enjoyed the kitchenette that is available to guests for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, snacks, popcorn, and home baked cookies. I will definitely stay here again during my next trip to Lancaster.
5 on March 05, 2015
A really beautiful property, well maintained. Our rooms were large, clean and extremely comfortable and private. Owners were very nice and hospitable. We have added this B & B as one of our have to revisit sites.
5 on February 18, 2015
If in the Lancaster/Lititz area - stay here! This home is lovelingly restored, immaculately clean, and its guests are treated royally! Your room will have every modern convenience and some pleasant surprises like bathrobes, and heated tile floors in the bathroom. Guests can enjoy a fully stocked and equipment butler's pantry where they can help themselves at any time to a fresh drink, soda, chips, popcorn, hot drinks and some home-made goodies. The breakfasts are multi-courses and oh so very good! The gardens out back were covered in snow during our stay, yet you could tell they will be lovely come spring-time. The location, the home itself and its delightful owners make this B&B a fantastic choice!
5 on November 07, 2014
My husband and I LOVED this Bed and Breakfast. The owners are wonderful, the food was delicious and our room was beautiful. We wish we could have stayed longer. If we are in the area again we will definitely stay here again.
4.6 on October 27, 2014
the owners of the E J Bowman bed & breakfast were very friendly and provided information on the house that was very interesting. We will definitely visit this B&B again in the near future
5 on October 24, 2014
Wonderful inn. Great innkeepers and always something yummy around for you to eat. Great amenities like goat milk soap and other luxurious bath items.
5 on October 05, 2014
This is an wonderfull place, delicious breakfast, everything is absolutely clean and lovely designed, really luxurious ans recommendable !
4.0 on September 05, 2014
We enjoyed our stay here for a few days Aug. 2014. It was our first time to stay here, and we enjoyed it very much. There are lots of treats & beverages available whenever wanted.....the bed was very comfortable....the breakfasts were delicious. The décor is lovely.....and the hosts gracious & friendly and very helpful. We hope to return another time, when in the area. W-V L
4.8 on September 01, 2014
Nothing but positive superlatives regarding the B&B, in general; and, more specifically, for the room, the amenities, the ambiance, the food (primo breakfast and generous snacks), and the gracious hospitality of two wonderful hosts! Thanks for a delightful stay! We are looking forward to future return trips!
5 on August 26, 2014
My stay was wonderful the house was exquisite the service was wonderful Scott n Diane were wonderful hosts very clean and they were very helpful with tour directions I would definitely return to this bed n breakfast I rate them 10 as 10 being the highest on all rooms, service, cleanliness, value and especially dining.
3.8 on August 22, 2014
enjoyed our stay the location was good and would stay again
5 on May 22, 2014
My husband and I stayed at the EJ Bowman House B&B to celebrate our 1st anniversary. It was a great experience. The house is absolutely beautiful and we were warmly greated by Diane on arrival. Diane also gave us a little history on the house and was quick to offer suggestions on things to see and do. We stayed in the Witmer room and it was clean and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable, I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. It was honestly some of the best sleep I have ever gotten. I told my husband I wanted to take the bed home with me. Breakfast the next morning was wonderful. Everything was absolutely delicious. My only regret was that we were only able to stay for one night. This B&B is definitely on my list to return to.
5 on January 27, 2013
This B and B was top notch! Thanks to Diane and Scott for a wonderful stay.The Bowman suite was amazing and the breakfast was equally enjoyable. Their hospitality makes it nearly impossible to want to stay anywhere else in Lancaster County. The attention to details proved to set the bar very high leaving us wanting to stay longer! Thanks again.
5 on October 04, 2012
Diane & Scott are truly in the right business!! They know how to make guests feel welcomed to their home. They are knowledgeable about the area and things to do and see. The room was extremely comfortable and quiet and the breakfast was outstanding. They took the time to interact with us during our meal which is always a pleasure and one of the reasons we like to stay in B&B's. We would certainly return here and highly recommend it .
4.8 on September 14, 2012
The hosts of this great place were so welcoming and boy did the breakfasts ever taste good. The rooms were clean and welcoming. the location was central to all the things we did in Lancaster and surrounding areas. Highly recommend this B&B.
5 on September 07, 2012
We stayed in the Bowman Suite for five days with our 10 year old granddaughter for one last fling before she started a new school year. Scott and Diane welcomed us warmly into their home and made us feel right at home the entire stay. The B&B was centrally located to all the activities we wanted to do, and Diane is an awesome cook!. Scott and Diane - good luck and we would love to stay in touch. And Diane - thanks for making Kyrie feel so special with ice cream for breakfast (Don't tell Mom!) Ron and Jean
5 on August 12, 2012
We stayed at the Bowman house which we chose because it is one mile from the starting point of a number of great bike rides in the area. The rooms were great, innkeepers extremely nice, breakfast wonderful. It's a great spot to take off from for the fabulous Lancaster ice-cream ride - http://www.lancasterbikeclub.org/scenictours.php - which we suggest doing on days other than Sunday, since 2 of 3 ice-cream joints are closed on Sunday. Unless, of course, you want 2 of 3 ice cram joints to be closed!
5 on September 28, 2011
Simply the best home Ive ever stayed in, and thats the thing! You feel like your at home. The heated floors in the bathroom, the excellent breakfasts, the company, everything here is unbelievable. We even sent my inlaws there for their anniversary a few years ago.
5 on August 15, 2011
My husband and I decided to take a last minute trip to Lancater and decided to stay at a B&B. I am so glad that we chose E.J. Bowman House. We had a wonderful first experience at a B&B. Alice & Murphy went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable. We were greeted with iced tea and lemonade along with some amazing chocolate chip cookies. They made sure that we had drinks and snacks available during our whole stay. The beds are incredibly comfortable along with a cozy room! The food is AMAZING!!!! Alice is an incredible cook and Murphy is a funny and entertaing host. Murphy also took plenty of time with us making sure that we were able to see the sights that we wanted to see and informed us of the local area and happenings. He also took the time to highlight a map of the local area and made suggestions based on our needs/wants. Thank you Alice and Murphy for a wonderful stay! Can't wait to go back!
5 on March 29, 2010
The hosts are delightful, food out of this world and comfortable and clean rooms. Bowman House is a must stay if you are anywhere around the Lancaster County area. Plan for a wonderful time...
4.2 on May 28, 2009
Pretty garden w/fish pond......a little surprising that the house sits right on the main road, and has a residential street behind......lots of engine noise from trucks and motorcycles out front. GREAT air conditioner took care of the noise! Excellent plumbing too. Ask delightful hostess Alice to see her album with "before" photos. Many little comforts provided to help guests feel at home.
4.2 on May 19, 2009
We stayed a night during our touring of the Lancaster area. Great hosts, made us feel at home. Breakfast was superb - home made scones, pancakes, fresh OJ and great coffee (important to former Seattleites).
4.2 on February 26, 2009
My family and I stayed here over the New Year and adored the place. By far the most delicious breakfasts I've ever had in a B & B. I'd love to have half of Alice's skills in the kitchen. Highly recommend!
5 on September 14, 2007
A wonderful first experience at a B&B. Alice & Murphy went out of their way to make our vacation great!
5 on April 25, 2007
Wish our stay was longer. Excellent accomandations - from the sitting areas downstairs to the cozy bedrooms upstairs. Definitely a winner for the Lancaster area.