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

Fantastic as always

5 on September 25, 2017

This was our third stay at the Hurst House. It has become one of the main reasons we come to the Lancaster area! Our hosts, Rich and Bert, are so very kind and friendly. We love our conversations with them. Since they have an elevator, getting our luggage to the room is so easy.The 360 degree views from their hilltop location are breathtaking. You will never be disappointed when you stay here!

A must-go!

5 on September 20, 2017

This place is our home-away-from-home when we need to take a break from the pace of life. We enjoy the room, the house and grounds, the breakfast, and our visits with the hosts. You have to try it out!

More than we expected!

5 on September 16, 2017

this is an incredible place to stay! The beauty! The Farmland! the clip clop of horses at all times of the day! The Hurst House is meticulous, comfortable and the owners make you feel right at home from the minute you step thru the door. The balconies right off the rooms on the back side of house make for beautiful picture opportunities as well as beautiful quiet time...Breakfast around the table each morning affords time to meet and learn a little about others staying at this wonderful place! to keep it short, YES we have already booked another stay and can't wait!


5 on September 14, 2017

Beautiful setting, fantastic rooms, unparalleled hospitality....everything you hear is true and then some. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Lancaster County, search no further. This is it!

Beautiful home

5 on September 11, 2017

We wanted to bike the beautiful farmlands with friends and this B and B was the perfect home base. The house is beautiful, the views spectacular and Rich and Bert were so welcoming and accommodating. I had special dietary requests and they were happy to oblige and didn't make me feel like it was any trouble at all. Felt totally special during our stay. It was our second time staying with them and it won't be our last.

The top B&B we’ve ever stayed at.

5 on September 09, 2017

This B&B is not only pleasantly charming and welcoming, but, the couple that owns it (Rich and Bert) take hospitality to a new level. You leave feeling like you just spent time with a long lost friend or relative. If you plan on visiting the Amish country side this is the place to stay. Bert has direction to anywhere you want to go and Rich either knows or is related to everyone in the area. His stories about the history of the area are just great. We plan on spending more time back in this area because of the Hurst’s and their Hurst House Bed and Breakfast. Thanks Rich and Bert. Bob and Judy Henderson


5 on September 06, 2017

Rich and Bert make you feel like family. They have made both of our anniversary stays very memorable. This last trip, August 2017, we got to experience a Russian baptism at their pond. It was fascinating! We would be happy to spend another weekend with them in the future. Thanks Rich and Bert.

Can't wait to return!

5 on September 06, 2017

It had been a very rough year for us and we just wanted to get away to relax and unwind for a few days. Well, we could not have picked a better place! Not only do the Hurst's have a magnificently beautiful, clean and comfortable home, the gorgeous view of the lake and the Lancaster County farmlands from our room was breathtaking! Rich and Bert were so helpful in letting us know where to for dinner when we got there, but you better believe we didn't miss the morning breakfast! Not only were they elegantly prepared, they were served by Rich and Bert themselves! This is one B&B that I will definitely be retuning to!!


5 on September 03, 2017

B & B.....beautiful setting, gracious hosts and fabulous inn.....what more could you want? Definitely Hurst House is a 15 on a scale of 1-10!

Hard Rater!

4.6 on August 24, 2017

We just love this bed and breakfast! It's great for a weekend getaway. Bert and Rich are fantastic host.

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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

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

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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

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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
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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

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