E.J. Bowman House, A Bed and Breakfast

2672 Lititz Pike , Lancaster, PA 17601 USA (Show map)

About

Circa 1860 Italianate Victorian, centrally located in Lancaster County (Amish Country), overlooking Landis Valley. Well lighted half acre grounds with formal gardens, doll house pond, herb garden. Secure private parking. Refuge from the pace, to the simple elegance and good tastes of home.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Sisters' Overnight Stay

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.


Bowman Suite

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.


feels like home

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!


Wonderful B&B experience.

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.


3rd year in a row

5 on August 05, 2015

Love this B&B. The innkeepers are very helpful and accommodating. Always a pleasure to stay there.


Such a warm and cozy b&b

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!


Lovely Time in Lancaster

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.


Lovely B&B

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.


This is a beautiful B&B

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.


Safe Haven

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


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Rooms & Rates

The Murphey Room

In the Murphey Room, the quilts are softly bathed in light lavender from its southeast exposure. Originally two rooms, these have been combined into a cheerful room at the top of a private staircase. Its separate antique quilted twin beds can be made into a king bed. Colonial shutters offer the perfect touch of privacy. This room offers two single beds that can convert into a king size bed. Private Bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

The Witmer Room

With three generations of the Witmer Family previously residing in the E.J. Bowman House, it feels appropriate to name this room in honor of their legacy. Centrally, located with an enclosed porch to the east and garden views to the west, the Witmer Room is an ideal retreat. The room features a large mirrored oak armoire and soft green walls. A cozy chair is placed in the reading nook that floods with sunlight and views of the gardens and pond. Enjoy. Private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

The Lucinda Mae Room

Following a day of exploration through Lancaster County’s unique attractions you can relax on the quilt covered pineapple queen bed or log your memories at the antique roll-top desk. The room’s warm tones invite you to relax and enjoy life’s small moments. Like sweet tea on a warm summer afternoon, the Lucinda Mae Room invites you to relax and unwind.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Hauck Room

The E.J. Bowman House was once owned by the Hauck family. During this time the bed & breakfast became known as “the big yellow house.” The Hauck room is ideal for all seasons with light control blinds and other comforts. Alice Murphey’s pressed flower art and the soft yellow and blue tines throughout the room bid you drift away. Don't forget that glowing fireplace to keep away that cold winter night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

The Bowman Suite

E.J. Bowman, the original owner of this historic home, would bask in the sunset view of the gardens from the suite’s balcony. This two room private suite features a maxi-king bed, a sitting room with day bed and hidden trundle bed as well as a coffee maker and refrigerator for added convenience. The Tuscan mural that surrounds the Jacuzzi tub, and the stout villa windows beautifully reflect the home’s Italianate architecture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

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Location

Location Type

Landis Valley, Near Susquehanna River, Amish Country, Farming area, Airport, Countryside

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Opera House, Auto Shows and Events, Amish Culture, Juried Crafts Fairs, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Private entrance , Video+CD library, Musical instruments, Hot & cold beverages and snacks available, Heated bath floors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Historical Village, Quiet Nothingness, Rennaisance Faire, Amish Dinners and Quilts, 1st Pretezel Factory, Wilburs Chocolates, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-7 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children over 10 years welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No except verified ADA dogs or those verified in ADA training
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night's cost with reservation, within 7 days of confirmation...see cancellation policy below.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made at least 7 days before arrival date will be refunded. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the reservation date will be charged for the full cost of the rooms, unless the rooms can be rebooked. ALL CANCELLATIONS will be charged a $25 service fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Diane and Scott O'Donnell

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , most dietry concerns