The Hertzog Homestead Bed & Breakfast

470 West Metzler Road , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)
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Surrounded by Mennonite and Amish farmland, Hertzog Homestead Bed & Breakfast offers privacy and elegance. Built by the innkeeper's ancestors, this 1760s farm and suites burst with warmth and charm. Relax in the meditation room or recline on the spacious porch where Amish buggies trot by.




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Meyers room

5 on January 17, 2018

Meyers room

Winter weekend stay

4.8 on January 11, 2018

We had planned a getaway for our anniversary and really enjoyed our stay. The location is wonderful. Out in the country yet not too far from anything we wanted to do. The suite we had (The Buch Suite) was spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The in-room breakfast was fabulous. While we normally don't mind getting up and ready for breakfast this was nice for a change and because of the weather we weren't as eager to get up and go. The only minor drawback was that the walls seemed thin. The guests in the next suite were not particularly loud but we could hear everything they were doing.

Great B&B

5 on January 02, 2018

Great B&B experience we stayed in the historic room of original house which made the experience even cooler. Great location and easy to get to. Surrounded by Amish lifestyle farms. Was cool to see horse buggy’s going down the street. Great management as was greeted promptly and given some history on the place. Definitely recommend a stay here!!

Hands down the BEST Bed & Breakfast we have stayed at!

5 on December 18, 2017

Large spacious room with a kitchenette as well. Nice size bathroom. Beautifully decorated.... warm and inviting. Our suite included a private patio with a private little hot tub. We have a marvelous time and intend on returning! The "onsite" dining was of course for breakfast and that was made available in your suite to eat at whatever time was convenient for you.


5 on December 17, 2017

I loved everything about hertzog Homestead, the community and the people. The tour was the very best part of it, and finding the butcher shop was a Hidden Gem. The Mennonite family across the way where some of the best people to have the opportunity to get to know. Just a wonderful experience!

The absolutely VERY best B&B!

5 on December 07, 2017

We have been recommending The Hertzog B&B to all of our friends and family. The suite we stayed in was large and beautifully decorated. The bathroom was nice and roomy as well. LOVED having a kitchenette and the opportunity to have breakfast when we wanted it and in our own suite. Our suite included a private hot tub- a GREAT bonus! Beautiful scenery and a short drive from a large variety of things to see and do. This was a gift to us but we are already looking forward to the opportunity to return next year. You will NOT be disappointed. It will become your new favorite place to stay.

Innkeeper Response
What a lovely recommendation! Thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

- Scott (innkeeper)


5 on November 28, 2017

I loved this place and I think everyone should try it. Everything was outstanding. Thank you Kristen for your warm and friendly hospitality.

Innkeeper Response
I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Next time you are in the area, we would love to have you stay with us again.

- Kristen (innkeeper)

Loved It!

5 on November 08, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hertzog Homestead bed & breakfast. The room was so spacious and the food was delicious. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. We took the private tour with Kristen. So interesting and she is so knowledgeable and personable. I felt like I was with an old friend.(Jersey Girls) We will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us. It was great bonding about Jersey on the tour. Can't wait to see you again!

- Kristen (innkeeper)

Great stay!

5 on October 31, 2017

5th time at this B&B. Lovely countryside, nice hosts, and privacy. Close to our favorite flea markets. Stayed in the Historic Metzler Suite which is in the main house, but very private. Will definitely return.

Hertzog Homestead Review

5 on October 31, 2017

We loved our stay at this lovely B&B. The accommodations were lovely. The room was clean and linens were ample and soft. We enjoyed the hot tub on the chilly fall evening. Breakfast was prepared and ready to heat up at our convenience. The food was delicious. We would recommend this B&B to our friends and hope to stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

The Historic Metzler Suite

The Metzler Suite has its origins in the 1760s and contains original hardwood floors, antique built in German Bible Closet and corner cupboard with original bubble glass. Recently renovated, old world coziness meets modern comfort. If you desire privacy and elegance, the Historic Metzler Suite is for you.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

The Buch Suite

The Buch Suite provides gorgeous views of the Amish Farmland. Contemporary and spacious, the Buch Suite is the largest of all the suites, perfect for families or couples who desire more space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

The Meyer Suite

The Meyer Suite is the perfect way to experience the Amish Country. Decorated in Amish quilts and PA Dutch Folk Art, the suite provides farmland views where horse and buggies can be seen trotting down our country road.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

The Hertzog Suite

The Hertzog Suite is our most signature suite and provides the perfect escape for you and your loved one. Sink into your private garden Jacuzzi or cozy up in the sleigh bed, surrounded by picturesque views of the Amish farmland. Featuring its own private porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Check Dates


Location Type



Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Take the PA Turnpike to Exit 286 (old exit #21). Turn left onto Route 222 South. Follow Route 222 South to the Brownstown Exit, and turn right at the bottom of the ramp. Follow Route 772 North/West for 500 feet. At traffic light, turn right onto 272 North. Go 500 feet. Make a right on Church Street. Make next left on West Metzler Road. Go one mile. At small trailer court, bear left. This is still West Metzler Road. The Hertzog Homestead B and B is one half mile on your right.

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, The Amish, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Piano , Hammock, Swing, Walking Paths, Porch, Massage Chair in Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No
  • Cancellations: Cancellation deadline is two weeks prior to arrival date of reservation. If you cancel before the deadline, you will only be charged a $15 cancellation fee. After that deadline, you will be billed for one night’s stay at the regular rate.



Scott and Kristen Hertzog

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Scott and Kristen Hertzog have been enjoying the company of guests from around the world who come and visit the Hertzog Homestead Bed and Breakfast. Scott’s heritage on this farmScott and Kristen Hertzog stretches back to the days when the first Mennonites settled the area in the mid-1700s. Scott’s talents include genealogical research on the people and the history of the Hertzog Homestead.

Check Dates



Continental Plus Amish-made Breakfast

  • Time Served: When ever you choose
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Sugar free, Gluten free

Signature Dish

Elva's Mennonite Quiche
Made fresh with eggs gathered from the chickens on the homestead and potatoes raised in our garden, Elva's quiche is mouth watering and not to be missed.