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

The place to go

5 on May 15, 2017

Hurst House is the place to stay in the Lancaster area. Always friendly, clean, and inviting. The breakfasts are great and the location is beautiful. Always a joy to return for a break from hectic daily life.

Awsome stay

5 on May 06, 2017

We had the pleasure of staying at the Hurst House May3rd thru May5th .Bert and Rich were most gracious and accommodating inn keepers.The inn is beautiful and sits 0n 17 lush acres and includes a pond where you could just sit and read or feed the social fish that come up to you.The Inn sits on top of a hill that overlooks Lancaster.The views were just spectacular.Bert and Rich have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to places to see as well as dine.Breakfast was delicious and there are snacks and coffee all day in the gathering room.My wife had a dairy allergy and Bert made sure nothing she served her had any dairy in it.This was our first time but it won't be our last.

Excellence We've Come to Expect

5 on April 23, 2017

We've stayed at a good number of B&B's in PA. By far, The Hurst House is in the vanguard. The accommodations,the cleanliness, the hosts, the meals--all are exactly what one would expect in a five-star establishment. We are never disappointed in any regard when we stay here. This has become a "home-away-from-home" for us and we shall continue to frequent Rich & Bert's superb establishment in the heart of the PA Dutch Country. Ron & Karen Parker, Marlton NJ

Home away from home

5 on April 22, 2017

Short and sweet. Beautiful setting, wonderful hosts and a place you'll want to return to!

Hurst House

4.6 on April 18, 2017

Lovely grounds and accommodations. Owners were wonderful. Breakfast was delicious, but 8:30 A.M. Is a bit too early for us.

A little piece of heaven on earth!

5 on April 12, 2017

The Hurst House B&B is by far the best one my husband and I have ever stayed in. The hosts are a very special couple that make you feel right at home in their home.The views from the wrap around porch are amazing. The Amish farmlands below and the quietness of the surroundings give a great sense of peace and relaxation. You will not be disappointed with your stay at this little piece of heaven on earth! Chuck and Denice from Maryland

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the great review on your visit to The Hurst House. We enjoy your repeated visits filled with great conversation and friendship.

- Bert & Rich Hurst (innkeeper)

The best of the best

5 on April 07, 2017

Our stay was nothing short of perfect. The innkeepers, Rich & Bert were truly special hosts. Their home was beautiful and the view of the Amish scene was spectacular. I can not wait to return in the summer.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sharing your experience at The Hurst House B&B. We're happy to share the beautiful views looking from the windows or enjoy sitting on the veranda. Wonderful you enjoyed seeing the Amish surrounding us. Looking forward to your return.

- 639980 (Bert & Rich)


5 on March 26, 2017

This was our second time staying here. This B&B is impeccable. Rich and Bert are absolutely wonderful, accomonding hosts. We would highly reccomend staying here.

St. Patrick's Getaway

3.8 on March 21, 2017

Good conversations in wonderful Victorian atmosphere with spectacular views on all sides.

So beautiful!

5 on March 07, 2017

This B&B is simply stunning. Bert and Rich are wonderful hosts and very nice people. We enjoyed our stay so much that we already booked our next stay. We are looking forward to spending some more quality R&R at The Hurst House

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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

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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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