Historic Smithton Inn

900 W Main Street , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)
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Located in the heart of Lancaster County, the Smithton Inn has been welcoming guests for over 246 years, but don't worry, the Inn doesn't feel like a museum! We strive to combine historic charm with a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. The property has an on-site wine tasting room that offers guests local wine from Weathered Vineyards, plus a selection of craft beers and craft sodas. Restaurants, shops and historic sites are all close jaunts from the Smithton Inn, making it ideally situated to explore everything Lancaster County has to offer. Amenities include: - A delicious breakfast each morning - Flat Screen Cable TV / DVDs in EVERY guest room - Hair dryers, makeup mirrors & full length mirrors - Wireless Internet access and free local telephone calls - Concierge and activity recommendations and planning - Movies, books and games available to borrow - One pet-friendly suite available Our well-appointed guestrooms feature: - A temperpedic-top bed with fine linens and lots of pillows - A working fireplace and sitting area with desk - A private bathroom, some with jetted spa tub and shower - Spa-quality towels and robes - Antiques & handcrafted furniture throughout

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Overall
4.8

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

Historic Flair

4.6 on March 31, 2018

Enjoyed a warm cozy evening by fireplace watching a movie after enjoying a glass of wine in the wine tasting room upon arrival. Bed was comfortable and Rebecca's Banana French Toast breakfast among other choices was phenomenal! Historical charm at its best! Dave and Rebecca were the perfect hosts. Very close to antique malls and other historical points of interest!


Amazing experience!!!

5 on February 17, 2018

This was our first time staying at a B&B...and we did not know what to expect. To put simply we were blown away. Fantastic owners and the food was amazing as well. They made us feel very comfortable and the room was great too. I would highly recommend this property to first time B&B goers as well as veterans to the experience. Oh and did I mention they have a fantastic wine tasting room as well?!!!


First experience

5 on February 15, 2018

This was our first time staying and a Bed and Breakfast, it was great. We stayed in the tailors cottage. From the front door all the way through it had old historic charm! I have food allergies and Rachel made us a very yummy breakfast. I believe she called them puff pancakes with blueberries and a side of sausage. Fresh fruit, muffins, and homemade granola. She is also very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed seeing the snow geese. Thank you for a great time.


Lovely Stay at the Smithton Inn

5 on November 26, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful time at the Smithton Inn. Our room was absolutely gorgeous and so comfortable. We loved having the wine tasting room on site. Breakfast was lovely, and it was very close to lots of fun activities and areas. Highly recommend a visit here


Our quick getaway

5 on January 08, 2017

We came to stay for a night in the crimson dove room just to have a break from reality and get away from where we live. We loved the place as soon as we walked in and it exceeded all of our expectations. We had such an amazing time, loved our room, there's so much information for places to go and the food was great! We definitely recommend staying there!


Very Nice!

5 on May 13, 2016

What a great place. The room was spacious and everything we look for. The company was pleasant at the tasty breakfast. We hope to make many more visits. Thank you Rebecca and Dave!


Girls weekend

5 on November 19, 2015

This was my third time staying at the Smithton Inn and it was fabulous. We stayed in the Tailor's Cottage and it was a great room!


Great Bed and Breakfast with historic suroundings

5 on August 10, 2015

The Inn is very rustic and full of history being that it was built in 1761. The Innkeeper Rebecca made our visit very pleasurable. The breakfast was all homemade and delicious. Everything is made fresh and not skimpy either. The fruit bowl served with our breakfast was nice and chilled. The room we stayed in was so comfortable, it was like you where back home. We will surely be back next year for sure.


Very welcoming and hospitable, lovely Inn, charming hosts!

4.6 on April 20, 2015

I would recommend the Historic Smithton Inn to anyone who loves historic properties, antiques, quilts, and learning about this area. The hosts go out of their way to be accommodating. There is reading material in the Inn which tells the story of the settlement of Ephrata and the general area, which I was interested to read. The breakfast provided was delicious and plentiful, thoughtfully prepared. We enjoyed our stay and will return.


Our home away from home

5 on April 01, 2015

We visit the Lancaster County area a couple of times a year for antique buying trips, and always stay at the Smithton. The location is convenient, the rooms are spacious and clean, and Rebecca and Dave are gracious hosts. Every time we visit, there are new upgrades to the inn, which illustrate their passion for maintaining a welcoming and comfortable destination. Want to sit by a lit fireplace in your room and surf the web? No problem. Want to enjoy a delicious breakfast? These breakfasts with locally sourced ingredients are FAR better than typical restaurant fare, and served in a warm and inviting dining room, rather than an impersonal chain restaurant cavern. There are several great dining options nearby, Amish attractions, craft brewers, and the Adamstown antique strip is a short drive away, as is the Ephrata Cloister, so there is plenty in the area to do. If you want to venture a bit further afield, there are museums and beautiful countryside drives, and even more dining options, from casual to upscale. If you're still having trouble deciding, both Dave and Rebecca are very familiar with the area and can offer suggestions. If you like the personal connection that comes with a great B&B experience, you must visit the Smithton Inn.


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Rooms & Rates

Sage Room

The Sage Room is a spacious first floor guest room. A large hand-carved bed is the focal point of the room, along with the working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on the back garden. The private bath has a shower with luxurious shower head. The room has a large flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Yellow Room

The Yellow Room is a spacious second floor guest room. The bed is a locally made four-poster bed with charming canopy. The room also boasts a working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on the Main Street. The private bath features a shower. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Chocolate Room

The Chocolate Room is a spacious second floor guest room. The bed is a dramatic hand-carved wood canopy. The room also boasts an unpainted brick working fireplace (in-season). The room is situated on the front corner of the building (Corner of Main & Academy). The private bath features a traditional tub/shower combo with oversized shower head. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Blue Bird Room

The Blue Room is a spacious second floor guest room. The bed is a locally carved dramatic headboard. The room also boasts a working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on Academy Drive. The private bath features a traditional tub/shower combination. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Red Rose Room

The Red Rose Room is a spacious guest room with 10 ft. high ceiling. The bed is a locally made four-poster bed. The room also boasts a working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on the back garden. The private bath is newly renovated and has a large frameless glass shower with rain shower & hand-held shower heads. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Crimson Dove Suite

The Crimson Dove Suite is an extra-large second floor guest suite with sitting area. The king sized bed is a locally crafted headboard with a dramatic hand-knotted canopy. The room also boasts a working fireplace (in-season). The room looks out on the back garden. The private bath features a double Jacuzzi tub/shower combo and heated tile floors. The room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $210

Tailor's Cottage

The Tailor's Cottage is a private 3-room suite with sitting room with working fireplace (in-season), kitchen and private patio on the first floor, and a bedroom & bathroom on the 2nd floor. The king sized bed is hand crafted and there's an adorable, colonial twin bed built into the wall. The bath has a 1-person Jacuzzi tub with separate shower. There are flat screen TVs with DVD players on both the first and second floors. The front of the Tailor's Cottage faces Academy Drive and the back faces the garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $210

Smithton Guest House

Vacation Guest House for a Lancaster County Getaway your Family, Friends and Pets Can Enjoy Looking for a lodging option that gives you privacy, charm, great location and affordable pricing? Look no further, the Smithton Guest House is a great choice. Perfect for family trips, girlfriend getaways or romantic escapes; you?ll have all the amenities of a luxury hotel, charm of a B&B and affordability of a vacation rental property. Two bedroom, 1 bath guest house with full kitchen, living room, dining room, sunroom and fenced in back yard with patio & BBQ grill. Kitchen is stocked with supplies to make your first breakfast (eggs, bacon, bread, milk, and juice. Working fireplace and 50? flat screen TV in living room. King-size Seeley iComfort bed in the Master and a Queen-size temporpedic topped bed in Guest bedroom. The finished basement has two futon sofas that convert down to 2 full sized beds. 32? flat-screen TVs and clock radios in both bedrooms, WiFi, with Central Air & Heat. Pets allowed with prior arrangement; See

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
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    Location

    Location Type

    Countryside, Small town

    Airport

    Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 64 miles

    Directions to property:

    The Smithton Inn is located on Main Street (US 322) at the junction of South Academy Drive in the borough of Ephrata. From the PA Turnpike: Take Exit 21 and follow Route 222 South to the Ephrata Exit; turn right on US 322 West. Travel approximately four miles through Ephrata. Pass under PA 272. The next traffic light is South Academy, take a left and then a right into our parking lot. From Lancaster: Travel North on Route 222 to the Ephrata Exit; turn left on US 322 West. Travel approximately four miles through Ephrata. Pass under PA 272. The next traffic light is South Academy, take a left and then a right into our parking lot.

    Area Attractions

    Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Antique Shops, Ephrata Cloister, Buggy Rides, Green Dragon, Amish Farms, Shops and Attractions, Outlet Malls, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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    Inn Details

    Establishment type

    Historic Inn

    On-site amenities

    Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Electric vehicle charging, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , One suite has private entrance and is pet-friendly, Hand-sewn quilts on every bed, Flat Screen cable TV in every room

    Room amenities

    Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wired internet

    On-site activities

    Shopping, Sight-seeing

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    Policies

    • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00
    • Check Out:: 11:00 am
    • Open All Year Round: Yes
    • Smoking Allowed: Outside only For the comfort of our guests
    • Drinking Allowed: Yes
    • Alcohol Provided Yes
    • Suitable For Children: Limited
    • Childcare Provided: No
    • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We have one pet-friendly suite with a private entrance
    • Disabled Access No

    Terms and Conditions

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    Innkeepers

    Name(s)

    Rebecca & David Gallagher

    Languages spoken

    A little French, English

    Resident Pets

    Dogs

    About the innkeepers

    Rebecca and Dave love cooking, traveling and entertaining. They love to sail and used to own a 38 foot Beneteau. Ask Dave what it's like to sail UP the Mississippi! Rebecca runs and bikes to stay in shape. She's done 9 marathons, including Big Sur in California. Rebecca and Dave have two children who are both out and about in the world!

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    Meals

    Breakfast

    Full

    • Time Served: 8-10 am, earlier by request
    • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

    Special meal options

    Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten Free


    Signature Dish

    Baked Eggs in a Ham Cup with Roasted Potatoes
    This dish is staple in our breakfast rotation becauase guests love it. We can adapt the recipe for vegetarians too!


    Recipes

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