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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Landis Valley, Near Susquehanna River, Amish Country, Farming area, Airport, Countryside, Village
Lancaster, PA (LNS) 1.2 miles
South on Rt. 501
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
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Library, Private entrance , Video+CD library, Musical instruments, Hot & cold beverages and snacks available, Heated bath floors
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Historical Village, Quiet Nothingness, Rennaisance Faire, Amish Dinners and Quilts, 1st Pretezel Factory, Wilburs Chocolates, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Diane and Scott O'Donnell
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , most dietry concerns