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
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Fantastic Stay

5 on January 13, 2018

We stayed in the Patriot cottage and it was quaint, cozy and unique. All accommodations were the best. Breakfast was excellent and the hospitality of owners Denise and Bob Harter was top notch. Would stay here again!

Go for the beer!!!!

4.4 on December 08, 2017

Great quiet place to stay that just happens to have a brewery in its back yard with several other breweries nearby.


3.4 on October 09, 2017

My husband and I stayed for a night to get away for our anniversary. Everything was very well decorated and was quiet and relaxing. We did find the mattress to be a bit uncomfortable and very creaky. We also were a little disappointed in the breakfast served for what we paid for our overnight stay. We were expecting a larger hot breakfast. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

Must Stay

5 on August 14, 2017

The 1777 Americana Inn is a Must Stay! Bob & Denise give you as much space as you need! But also are there to help with any questions or guidance. The Americana offers great spaces indoor and outdoor to relax. We stayed one night on a place through trip but are already booking a weekend to enjoy this FINE B&B. Well done Bob & Denise. We also enjoy wonderful conversations at breakfast. Thanks Belinda & Ed

Do Not Miss Out

5 on July 31, 2017

1777 Americana Inn is a MUST stay, Relaxing made easy with this well kept B&B. Bob & Denise give you as much freedom and space as you desire. The Inn Keepers are also there to help and guide and make your stay most enjoyable. The room was amazing. The outdoor space offered up your own little getaway, if you choose. You are perfectly located with easy access to everything.This is a B&B you will want to return to time & time again. Thanks Bob & Denise your passion for the business SHINES through. Belinda & Ed

Tuesday in Ephrata

3.6 on June 25, 2017

Kids at camp and we could only get away for one night and decided to stay close to home and do some outlet shopping. The owners left us a message and the keys to the cottage we rented were at the front desk when we arrived. Very nice accomodations. The place was actually nicer than the pictures depicted. There a brewery on site, but was closed the night we were there. We went up to St Boniface and had a great time, then to Lancaster for dinner. Breakfast was great the next morning. Wished we could have stayed longer to take advantage of the beautiful garden area and the brewery. Great location near the highway and Lancaster.

Perfect little place

4.8 on June 04, 2017

Great clean little place. Could not have asked for more. Will be going back


4.6 on May 16, 2017

We had decided to go away for a couple of days and ended up at this B&B. What a find! We had a cozy room in the back of the house with a view of the patio and gardens. Bob and Denise were wonderful hosts and easy to talk with. Denise helped us get on a tour of the wolf sanctuary which is a must see. We were there for one of the days Bob & Denise's brewery is open and it seems to have become a place for locals. Everyone was friendly and it felt like we were home visiting friends. We also loved the fresh fruit in the morning and since I am a tea drinker, it was nice to see a variety to choose from. The hot portion of the breakfast was quite tasty and filling. Would definitely recommend the Inn for a relaxing getaway.

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your feedback, I would have been more than happy to prepare additional food for you, we find our breakfasts are quite substantial and most people are satisfied with the selection of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, breakfast breads, juices, coffee and tea in addition to the individual hot entree. Hope to see you again!

- Denise (innkeeper)

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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_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, Downtown, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

Directions to property:

From 222 take 322 towards Ephrata. The 1777 Americana is right on Main Street!

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, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Pub

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Copier, Library, Outdoor grilling, Wedding Facilities , Onsite Craft Brewery with food available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, 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 PM to 10 pm
  • 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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  • 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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