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.
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.
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.
Landis Valley, Near Susquehanna River, Amish Country, Farming area, Airport, Countryside, Village
Lancaster, PA (LNS) 1.2 miles
on Rt. 510 * North onto Rt. 501 from Rt. 30 (Lancaster Pike) * Exit 21 in PA Turnpike, to 222 S to 272 S to 1st right turn onto Valley Road near Landis Valley Museum to Rt. 501.., at itersection look to left (yellow Italiante Victorian) * from Baltimore/Washington... Rt. 1 or Rt. 95 North to Rt.896 to Rt. 340 west, to Rt. 30 west... see above from Rt. 30 USE MAPQUEST on web site!
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
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , most dietry concerns