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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

What a Charming B&B

4.8 on April 26, 2018

Eight college friends stayed at the inn for a girl’s weekend - many of us seeing each other for the first time in 45+ years. The Tranquility Cottage was a perfect place to gather each evening to remiinisce - warm, cozy, beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were delish - the innkeepers very friendly and accommodating. Thanks! Linda Wharton - one of the LHSC reunion group

Great Choice

4.6 on April 23, 2018

We wanted to find a place that was historic and comfortable - close to Lancaster. This place was lovely and the hosts were exceptionally helpful and lovely. Breakfast was great and had a little "Amish" flavour to it. There was a great little brewery on site as well. I would recommend this place wholeheartedly.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be back to visit us again!

- Denise (innkeeper)

Wonderful spot!

4.8 on April 11, 2018

The 1777 House was a great spot to stay. Our hosts were friendly and so helpful. We got to check out the brewery on site and were so glad we did. Breakfast was so delicious. We fully recommend this B and B!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our onsite Black Forest Brewery. Hopefully you can come back and visit us when the weather is nice and enjoy our backyard gardens and patio!

- Denise (innkeeper)

St Patrick’s getaway

5 on April 11, 2018

An absolutely wonderful 2 nights away. Extremely clean-brewery and food had a great selection We stayed here about 4-5 years back with the past owners but the new inn keepers have really raised the bar!! We look forward to going back this summer!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the great review! I am so glad you enjoyed the Black Forest Brewery, we are quite proud of how well it has been received by our guests. I hope you get a chance to come back and visit us this Summer, we can enjoy some quiet time around the firepit together!

- Denise (innkeeper)

Weekend away

4.2 on March 25, 2018

The inn keepers were very nice & helpful. The cottage was quiet & perfect for a weekend away for just the two of us. The brewery on premises was great! Food was surprisingly delish. The first floor of the cottage was FREEZING , even with the fireplace going non stop (it was only 13 degrees) but we still had a great time and would definitely stay here again .

Innkeeper Response
I am glad you enjoyed your getaway, I wish you would have let us know that the cottage was cold, we would have certainly helped you adjust the mini-split heating unit on the first floor, it is quite efficient. Thanks.

- Denise (innkeeper)

Weekend stay

5 on February 26, 2018

The room was very clean and tidy. Very close to things we wanted to do...close to flea market and wineries...the breakfast was fabulous and delicious!!!! Planning another getaway here!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!

- Denise (innkeeper)

2nd time staying here.

5 on February 19, 2018

My wife and I decided to come back to the 1777 Americana Inn because we love staying in the Tranquility Cottage. You are only 25 minutes from Lancaster City and the great shops and brewery’s it has to offer. However, you don’t have to travel all the way to Lancaster City for a great Brewery. Not only is the 1777 a fantastic B&B, it is also a wonderful brewery! Bob and Denise are the perfect hosts and they truly treat you like family! My wife and I will definitely be staying here again. Bill Brower- Hatfield PA.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are always happy to see you and Deana and look forward to your return visit. Take care.

- Denise (innkeeper)

Perfect weekend getaway location!

5 on February 05, 2018

We had a lovely relaxing time at the 1777 Americana Inn. The Tranquility Cottage was fabulous! So charming and cozy! We loved being able to walk to the brewery for drinks and a bite to eat. Breakfast at the inn was wonderful. We wanted to escape and relax for a few days - this was exactly the place to do it. Denise and Bob were great hosts and have created the perfect spot for adults to relax and enjoy themselves.

Lazy Getaway Weekend

4.4 on January 22, 2018

It was our wedding anniversary getaway weekend in lovely Ephrata. We stayed in the little Travelers Nook room at the rear of the inn. The ambience of the inn was quiet. restful, and distraction-free. The amenities were perfect: a cozy, historical home with character and taste. The breakfasts by Denise were wonderful, nourishing, and the flickering fireplace in the breakfast room was a delightful place to dine, talk with some of the other guests. The added feature of the onsite craft brewery made it a complete getaway, with Bob as the host in the background. Wonderful!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the kind review. I am glad you had a chance to relax and unwind. We hope to see you again soon.

- Denise (innkeeper)

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!

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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

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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

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

Check Dates


  • 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/



Bob & Denise Harter

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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.