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

Best Bed and Breakfast ever!

5 on September 17, 2018

You couldn't want or expect any place nicer then "The Hurst House". Rich and Bert made you feel like one of the family. Highly recommend it to anyone!

The Hurst House is a shining Gem!

5 on August 25, 2018

There is a reason the Hurst House B&B gets so many 5 star reviews. IT IS SIMPLY THAT GOOD! Me and my wive have stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts before that were extremely good, but Rich and Bert’s Hurst House was a true gem! It was immaculately clean. It had a 360 degree breathtaking view at the top of the highest hill around Lancaster. Every one of the five rooms had a balcony. The breakfasts that were served by Rich and Bert were second to none. Many B&Bs are converted from older homes, but this one was designed by Rich and Bert them self specifically for a spectacular B&B! The house, along with the room was filled with antiques. If you are trying to decide on a place to stay around Lancaster, PA...JUST BOOK THIS PLACE AFTER YOU ARE DONE READING THIS REVIEW. It will surpass any of your expectations and Rich and Bert will be the icing on the cake!

What a delightful stay!

5 on August 22, 2018

We couldn't have enjoyed the Hurst House or our hosts more! Their home is exquisite and their hospitality and friendliness was perfect. They thought of everything. Very highly recommend this B&B for a perfect getaway. You'll love the views, too!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to write the review. We enjoyed having you and welcome you to come back again.

- Bert Hurst (innkeeper)

Wonderful anniversary stay!

5 on August 16, 2018

We had a wonderful two nights with Bert and Rich for our 38th anniversary. The bed and breakfast sits on top of a hill and the setting is so beautiful. Bert, Rich and Nygil(dog) make you feel as though you are part of the family. Highly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. we enjoyed having you and hope to see you back again,

- Rich & Bert (innkeeper)

Gazebo Getaway

5 on July 31, 2018

Just a great place to see the Amish countryside and a great place to relax and enjoy.


5 on July 22, 2018

We always have an enjoyable, relaxing stay. We are looking forward to going back next year.

Beautiful place to stay

3.6 on July 18, 2018

This is our third time at the Hurst House. The owners, Bert and Rich.always make us feel so welcome and like old friends. They are humble and gracious people. Their home is one of beauty, sitting on a hill. Looking out over the country side is so peaceful and comforting. So looking forward to our next visit. CK and TK

Fantastic beautiful B&B

5 on July 07, 2018

Beautiful home and the setting and views are amazing. It has a pond you can swim in with swans. The owners are fantastic host.

excellent - as always

5 on June 25, 2018

The best place to relax & make friends. Feels like home with lots of local things to do.

Sister's Get Away Memorial Weekend

5 on June 02, 2018

We had the chance to come back down again this year for Memorial Weekend, What a beautiful weekend! We stayed in the Bird Paradise Room it was so adorable with a spectacular view of the farms.Our second stay was phenomenal the scenic views, the beautiful weather, this time we got to sit and chat with Bert and Rich and the other couples it was so nice! And can't forget their adorable dog NIgel awww he is so cute! We even went for a walk around the neighborhood and got to see many of the Mennonite families and children they were so nice they would wave and even say hello. Got to see many beautiful horses as well. Can't wait for our next visit in the Fall.

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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