Hurst House Bed & Breakfast

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

First Time Guests - "came as strangers - left as friends"

4.0 on December 28, 2017

Very pleasant innkeepers. Fantastic view of the countryside. Quiet and peaceful location. We hated to leave but plan to return yearly. We left feeling like the innkeepers Rich and Bert (and their dog Neigel) were life long friends. Cannot say enough good things about our stay. The Burtons.

Best of the Best!

5 on December 08, 2017

We loved staying at the Hurst House! Its simply gorgeous and the views are breathtaking! The hosts, Bert and Rich, were such warm friendly people. The house is stunning, each piece adorning the home is a work of art.. just beautiful! Breakfast was yummy and delicious! Please look no further for your stay in PA!

Way beyond exceptional.

5 on December 04, 2017

The Hurst House sits upon a hill where it can be seen for miles away. The view from our room took in the pond and many farms in the valley below, a spectacular view. The Victorian styled home is very well constructed and decorated. The Hurst's are very warm people, they were a joy. The location is central to many areas for day trips. I know we will return.

Sister's Birthday Getaway Weekend!

5 on October 25, 2017

The Hurst House is a beautiful and precious Bed and Breakfast! The picture perfect views and scenery were out of this world Very comfy and cozy. The inside is beautifully decorated and the bedroom we had Swan Lake was fit for a princess. The inn keepers are such nice people who offer their upmost hospitality. Breakfast was beautifully done and so delicious. We can not wait til we come back.

Wonderful B&B

5 on October 21, 2017

We had a wonderful 4-night stay at the Golden Pond room.This beautiful and very clean b&b lies on the top of a hill, so that the view from the porch and balcony is spectacular. So many farms around. The breakfast was delicious, and the coffee-bar was open 24 hours a day :-) Bert and Rich are very friendly housekeepers. It was a perfekt stay and i hope i come back sometimes. Karin from germany

Scenic Views Bed and Breakfast!

5 on October 13, 2017

The Hurst House B&B is absolutely beautiful and charming! Inside it is pristine, beautiful decor, scenic views all around. The bedrooms all of them have scenic views. Bert and Rich the inn keepers are the most nicest people ever. Breakfast was delicious. We can not wait to come back.

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!

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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

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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