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, with fireplaces in every room and four of the six rooms with 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 notice in advance. Relax in our beautiful living room with complimentary snacks and beverages available each evening. If this is all not enough to make you book your stay immediately; Bob and Denise have just opened 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 – . The tasting room offers craft beer flights, pints and growlers, as well as a selection of local wines and light fare. A perfect addition to an already fabulous getaway. - See mo



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

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!

Bed, breakfast and beer

4.8 on September 27, 2016

Great host. Nicely decorated rooms. They even have their own brewery on the premise.

Americana at its best

4.6 on September 27, 2016

After visiting the Black Forest Brewery last year, my wife and I decided to stay at the 1777 Americana Inn while visiting our family who lives in Ephrata. We couldn't have been happier with our decision. We've stayed at B&B's around the world and this place rates as one of the best. Great host, great breakfast, great location. We will definitely stay here on our next visit.

Great Place.

5 on September 26, 2016

Lovely room, Great food. Wonderful hosts.

Tranquility Cottage

5 on August 31, 2016

The cutest little cottage I ever did see! Everything was super clean, cozy, and welcoming. I have zero complains.

Historic, Romantic, Quaint

4.8 on August 23, 2016

Charming, historic B&B, clean, welcoming, great location. HIGHLY recommended!!! Breakfast was exceptional.

Tranquility Cottage

3.6 on August 05, 2016

We stayed one night in this very nice and private loft style cottage separate from the main house. The craft brewery on-site is a great place to stop in and enjoy a couple of the beers brewed there. Downtown Ephrata is quaint with the ability to take a nice walk. Breakfast was good with plenty to eat, but juice would have been appreciated. The innkeepers are very pleasant, but hands off, so if you're looking for that type of interaction you won't find it here. We were lucky to be there for the Green Dragon flea market which has an outstanding selection of farm fresh veggies, meats, baked goods as well as the usual flea market finds.

Very nice stay at the 1777 Americana Inn

3.8 on July 31, 2016

Very nice stay in the Tranquility Cottage. Very clean, private, quiet and the jacuzzi was a nice way to finish up the evening. Stopped in to the on--site brewery and enjoyed a good beer and a glass of wine. Very reasonable prices on the small eats offered there also. Breakfast was quite tasty with enough offered, although juice would have been welcomed. It's a nice walk through the pretty little town and the Green Dragon market is close by...only open on Fridays so we were lucky to catch it. If there's room in the car and you're there on a Friday, bring a cooler! Terrific prices on all kinds of fresh produce and meat.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the lovely review . . I cannot BELIEVE I forgot to put the juices out AGAIN!!! I pour them, I refrigerate them and I always try to wait till the last minute to put them out so they are nice and cold and then I instantly forget them!!!!! Sorry about that!


5 on July 07, 2016

Awesome stay, great breakfast and o ste brewery with awesome beer

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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

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/



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.



Special Package

Beer Lovers Getaways

Book your stay Thursday through Sunday and receive one complimentary flight and a ten dollar dining credit at the onsite Black Forest Brewery. Must mention this ad at time of booking.

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