Hurst House Bed & Breakfast

154 East Farmersville Road , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)


Victorian Era design complete with fish scale gables, octagonal and round turret and a large veranda on three sides. Enter the home through leaded glass mahogany doors from Honduras into a four story foyer. The chandelier in the foyer and dining room ar Moruno glass from Venice Italy. The floors and trim are from local oak trees, kiln dried and milled in Lancaster County. An ebony credenza from Italy is displayed in the parlor. The guest bedrooms are furnished with a blend of Victorian, colonial and antique furniture. Each room has a full bath, balcony, fireplace, refrig and microwave. The second floor has a cozy gathering room. An elevator allows easy access to all floors. The lower level has a large open room with ping pong, pool table, excercise room. A glass door leads outside to a brick patio sorrounded with beautiful lighted landscaping, water falls and two water gardens with brightly colored fish.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

amazing B&B from the moment you arrive

5 on October 17, 2016

really great place to stay. Great hosts. Conveniently located

Wonderful, Peaceful B&B

5 on September 19, 2016

Our second visit to the Hurst House was as perfect as the first time. The views, the rooms, the breakfast, and the cordial hosts couldn't be beat! The peace and quiet of the location lend themselves to a time of relaxation. The huge porch and room balconies make it even more enjoyable.

The Best b & b you can ask for!

5 on September 19, 2016

Besides the massive size, this B & B is a true treasure. Bert and RIch will make you feel right at home with all of their special touches. Breakfast is a tasty treat and will fill you for the day! Every room has an amazing view and so many spots to relax in comfy rocking chairs. You will not want to go home!

Excellent place to stay

5 on September 02, 2016

A wonderful place to stay. Everything is first class all the way. The decorations are fantastic. Very romantic. The Hursts were very kind and accommodating in every way. Highly recommend it to anyone.

Wonderful place!

5 on August 29, 2016

Everything is first class

Top notch B&B

5 on August 27, 2016

The Hurst House is a wonderful place to stay - fantastic views, great hosts, comfortable rooms and amenities, delicious food, beautiful grounds and more! This is the 2nd time we have stayed here and it won't be the last.

Beautiful getaway

4.8 on August 23, 2016

My wife and I decided to go on a short get away for our 50th wedding anniversary and found the Hurst House Bed & Breakfast on the internet. . We were warmly greeted by Bert Hurst and immediately felt at home. I would recommend this Bed & Breakfast to those who enjoy a quiet getaway.

August Wedding in Ephrata

5 on August 17, 2016

We stayed at The Hurst House for the weekend od our daughter's wedding. Among our happy memories of the wedding is our stay at The Hurst House. Rich and Bert are most gracious; their facility is beautifully kept. We could not have asked for a better experience. We happily recommend Hurst House.

Best B&B!

5 on August 17, 2016

Hurst House Bed and Breakfast is the best B&B my husband and I have experienced, and we've stayed in many over the years. Rich & Bert warmly welcomed us to their beautiful, comfortable home. We loved the location, our room, the breakfasts, helpful tips for visiting the room, and morning conversations over breakfast. It's unfortunate that we live across the country from Hurst House--if we were closer, we would visit 2-3 times a year.

Hurst House is just wonderful! Beyond expectations!

5 on August 15, 2016

Hospitality was just great! You felt welcomed and comfortable. Hurst House is beyond words. First time there and cannot wait to go back...We have stayed at several bed and breakfast homes and Hurst House tops our list. One may think the Hurst House is a little pricey but truly worth every penny. Just a beautiful experience!

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Rooms & Rates

Flower Garden

Flower Garden Room... blooms with flowers. At the top of a grand sweeping staircase you will find this romantic hideaway. Discover a sumptuous, mahogany queen size bed with floral hand-stitched quilt and lace canopy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Golden Pond

Golden Pond Room... glows with handsome, sunlit warmth. Located on the northwest corner it has an astonishing view of the lake and setting sun. The furniture is golden oak with a King size bed displaying a handmade patchwork Postage Stamp quilt.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Swan lake

Swan Lake Room... soothes your soul with hues of blue. Relax on a queen size brass bed while surrounded by the décor of graceful swans. Store your getaway apparel in an antique walnut dresser with curly wood accents.

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

Bird paradise

Bird Paradise Room... chirps with song. This cheerfully pleasant room contains a Honduran mahogany queen size bed and beautiful Victorian lamps. Delight in a splendid northern view of the lake and scenic Lancaster County farms.

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

Victorian Rose

Victorian Rose Room... blossoms with stately elegance. This exceptional room is furnished with a luxurious Honduran mahogany king size bed, antiques, and Victorian accessories. Enjoy a sunlit southern view of bountiful Lancaster County farms.

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

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Location Type

Farming Country, Amish Community, Airport, City, Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Lancaster: Travel north on Route 272 to south Route 772 turn right. go into Brownstown, turn left at light onto East Main St. Turn right at west Farnersville Rd. cross bridge, go approximately 3 miles to 154 East Farmersville Rd. and our sign "The Hurst House", turn left to top of hill, Victorian House. From Ephrata and Reading: Traveling from Routes 222 and 332, go East on Route 322 approximately 2 miles. Turn right on East Farmersville Rd. (Martin's Bike Shop). Go approximately 2 1/2 miles to 154 East Farmersville Rd. and our sign "The Hurst House". Turn right, up hill to Victorian House.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Walking area by the lake, Feed the swans

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Walking trail, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Table Tennis

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  • Check In:: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Indesignated area
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night bookings on weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night - full payment and 2 plus more nights 50 %
  • Cancellations: Seven day cancellation policy



Rich & Bert Hurst

Languages spoken

PA Dutch, English

Resident Pets

Cats , outdoor cat

About the innkeepers

Motor cycle (Harley) riding Traveling Skiing Tennis Granchildren Theater PA Mountain Vacations

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  • Time Served: 8 -9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room