1777 Americana Inn

301 West Main Street , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the 1777 Americana Inn Bed and Breakfast! Our newly renovated colonial home built in 1777 is looking forward to becoming your one and only place to stay while visiting beautiful Lancaster County. As our guest you will enjoy the beautifully appointed themed rooms and suites, four of the six rooms have Jacuzzi tubs. You may choose to stay in a room in the Inn or one of the two multi-level suites in our Carriage House. All beds offer pillow-top mattresses and Comphy Luxury bedding! Each room has individual controlled heating and cooling systems for your personal comfort, as well as flat panel TV/DVD players, free high speed WiFi, mini fridges , and all the other amenities associated with a premier establishment. Each morning enjoy a specially prepared breakfast featuring homemade breakfast breads, fresh fruit, yogurt and a hot entrée! Special dietary needs are not a problem at the 1777 Americana with advance notice. If this is all not enough to make you book your stay immediately; Bob and Denise have operate an onsite Craft Brewery and tasting room! The Black Forest Brewery is open Thursdays 5 – 9, Fridays and Saturdays 12 – 9 and Sundays from 12 –5 . The tasting room offers craft beer flights, pints and growlers, as well as a selection of local wines, sangria, cocktails and delicious food. A perfect addition to an already fabulous getaway. Come stay and play with us, you will not be disappointed! - See mo



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Happy Travellers Will Return

4.6 on April 21, 2017

We've stayed in the smaller rooms a few times and have taken advantage of the weekend dining credit at the onsite Black Forest Brewery. Rooms are nicely appointed and comfortable, breakfast is wonderful, and we have enjoyed socializing with Denise and Bob at the Brewery or in the backyard. Beer and food at the Brewery was wonderful if you want to stay close and there are many things to explore in the area if you want to be adventurous (Green Dragon! Lititz! Wolf Sanctuary!)

Wonderful stay, beautiful rooms, but breakfast could have been better.

4.4 on March 09, 2017

Rooms were beautiful with a historic feel. Onsite brewery was awesome. Breakfast could have been better for a bednbreakfast place. This was our 1st B&B so ai thought there would be more of a focus on the breakfast, you know eggs, sausage, waffles, etc., made for us, or even if I could serve myself.

Outstanding B&B

5 on February 17, 2017

We stayed in the Tranquility Cottage over Valentine's Day weekend and had a wonderful time. We will definitely be back!

Very Nice

5 on February 06, 2017

Booked the tranquility cottage for my girlfriend and I to celebrate our anniversary. Very nice! Everything was clean and had a great time! I highly recommend it! We will be back!

20th Wedding Anniversary Getaway

5 on January 31, 2017

My wife desired a 20th year wedding anniversary getaway for the weekend and we found this quaint and beautiful bed & breakfast place. We enjoyed ourselves very much. Went to Johnny's Steakhouse for dinner ( My wife wanted steak ). Bob & Denise were awesome hosts and they provided a very stupendous hot breakfast on our day of check out. Made my wife happy so, husband is happy!!! Thank You Bob & Denise!

1777 Americana Inn

5 on January 26, 2017

A very nice place to stay. I booked the tranquility suite for my girlfriend and I celebrating our anniversary. We really enjoyed it! It had a nice country feel that felt like home! The room was very clean and Bob and Denise were both great! I would highly recommend staying here. We'll be back!

Amazing Stay!

5 on January 19, 2017

This is probably THE best B&B I have ever stayed at. The owner and his wife run the place, and they are so wonderful and welcoming! The brewery on site is amazing, and usually it's the owner's children working the bar. It truly feels like a family affair, and they make you feel like part of the family. The rooms are AMAZINGLY decorated and so adorable. You will never regret a stop here! Not to mention the surrounding towns are so quaint and fun to visit. A true gem!

2nd time around

4.4 on January 04, 2017

Lovely place. Lots of street noise during the night which we didn't notice the 1st time we visited...but otherwise a great getaway. The food and hosts are top notch.

Fun Anniversary Get-a-way

3.2 on October 18, 2016

My husband and I stayed there for two nights recently, for our anniversary. We stayed in the cottage that is on the property, "the Patriot". The decor was nice, rustic and Colonial era. We're over 50, and would prefer a firmer bed. I inquired about the beds inside the main house, and was told there is a firmer one. The breakfast provided was delicious!

Picture Perfect Getaway

5 on October 06, 2016

The Inn is absolutely beautiful, the food is fantastic and they have a brewery onsite that is also great. The Innkeeper, Denise, is phenomenal to work, very hospitable and a wealth of information on the area. Thank you for such wonderful care and service Mr. & Mrs. Harter!

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Rooms & Rates

Le Boudoir

Large 2nd floor room at front of main house

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

Garden Window

2nd Floor room at rear of main house

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

Nightly Rate: $127 - $147

The Patriot

3 level loft in Carriage House with 60" plasma TV . . 10% of bookings are donated back to military charities

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

Tranquility Cottage

3 level loft in Carriage House with 50" plasma TV

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

Traveler's Nook

2nd floor room at rear of main house

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

A Primitive Place

Large 2nd floor room at front of main house

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

z_Yin & Yang

3rd floor room at front of house

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

z_Crow's Nest

3rd floor room at rear of main house

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Z_B&B.com transfer only

Use for reservation changes only (B&B.com)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Amish Country, Antiquing, Outlet Shopping, Consignment Shops, Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Close to many of Lancaster County's Craft Breweries, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Pub

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Library , Onsite Craft Brewery with food available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Golfing, Black Forest Brewery and Tasting Room, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM to 6:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Adult only getaway
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of reservation or minimum of one night's stay
  • Cancellations: http://www.1777americanainn.com/policies/
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Bob & Denise Harter

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Bob and Denise are the proud parents of three boys and one daughter in law. Bob is the brewer at the Black Forest Brewery located onsite and Denise is a former Family and Consumer Science teacher and thoroughly enjoys providing an exceptional experience for their guests.

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Full Hot Entree and Sides

  • Time Served: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Cobbler French Toast Bake
All of our french toast bakes use locally grown, seasonal fruit with unique twists, like chambourcin sauce, homemade caramel, with a delightfully decadent crumb crunch topping.


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