The Hertzog Homestead Bed & Breakfast

470 West Metzler Road , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)


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 room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A great place to stay

5 on February 09, 2017

Very friendly and warm...owners of the Inn took there time and told us what to do in the area. Extremely clean room with fresh breakfast prepared for us. A great experience would go back and recommend this place to others.

You MUST stay here!

5 on January 14, 2017

This is an incredible Bed & Breadfast! The Hertzog's made you feel so at home. The room was so comfortable, well decorated and has everything you need. The view was incredible. The private breakfast was the best breakfast on our trip - freshly baked every day. There is so much to do in the area. The tour by Kristen and the pie baking with Elva is a must. Don't miss out on this perfect get away!

Very Comfortable

5 on January 11, 2017

We enjoyed everything about our stay. The suite was very comfortable and lacked nothing. We especially enjoyed the in-suite breakfast, the beautiful views and wonderful decor, which included family heirlooms and antiques,

Wonderful stay at Hertzog Homestead

5 on January 02, 2017

My husband and I needed an end of year getaway to regroup, refresh, and re-set. We were so happy that we chose Hertzog Homestead to do this. Our gracious hosts could not have been more wonderful! They anticipated our every need before we could even think it! Our spacious room was immaculate, and had sweeping views of the beautiful Lancaster County countryside. The dining room table in our room was set for a king and queen including a customized menu of all of the delectable goodies that awaited us. We could hardly wait until breakfast! Elva, our Amish breakfast host spoiled us with an array of baked goods, homemade yogurt and granola, and a savory breakfast casserole that exceeded our expectations. We can hardly wait to return to Hertzog Homestead. Actually, we never wanted to leave. Sincerely, Paul & Jeannie Sadaphal

Metzler Suite stay was fantastic

5 on November 23, 2016

Room was large, breakfast was great, and the bed was super comfy. Really enjoyed my stay.

A relaxing and enjoyable visit!

4.8 on November 22, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Hertzog Homestead and our only regret is that we only booked one night. The farm setting is relaxing and refreshing, and we can't wait to come back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us! We can't wait to have you come back!

Great Place

4.8 on November 17, 2016

Rooms and dining arrangements are exceptional. Baked goods are home made and very tasty.

Absolutely wonderful!

5 on November 17, 2016

My husband and I spent a weekend in the Meyer Suite to celebrate our birthdays. It was perfect! The room was spacious but warm and inviting. Oh and so very very clean!! Breakfast was amazing. It's so relaxing to be able to enjoy breakfast in room whenever we wanted to get up and eat. The bake goods were yummy too. The best part was a goodie basket in our room from our son. Kristen took the time to help him surprise us and put it all together. It's that kind of extra touches that make this B&B so special. I would recommend to anyone!

Very Clean and Great Location!

3.6 on November 02, 2016

Overall, we were happy with our stay. We thought that the breakfast could've been better. The heater gave us a lot of trouble. The thermostat didn't work correctly; the heat would rise way above the setting and would only turn off once we set it on air conditioning. The location was great!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us. We are very happy you stayed with us and very glad you were happy with your stay. I am sorry that the heater gave you trouble and would have been happy to assist you with it if you would have contacted me at the number located in your room. We are always looking to improve and am sorry that your breakfast was not what you were expecting. We do try to be upfront with the types of foods and breakfast were serve on our website at I invite you to e-mail us at to let us know how we could have made the breakfast better. Thanks again for staying with us. Scott

Best place to stay in the Lancaster area!

5 on October 26, 2016

The Hertzog Homestead Bed and Breakfast is by far one of the greatest places to stay in the Lancaster area. The cottage is everything we look for while traveling. The staff is friendly, courteous and very helpful. The rooms are terrific and we always look forward to the breakfasts in the privacy of our room. Thank you for making our visit so enjoyable.

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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: 2
  • 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

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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

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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

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  • 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 No

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.
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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.

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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.

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