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. Recline on the spacious porch where Amish buggies trot by. Lancaster County's only Private Breakfast B & B.




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

We just keep on coming back!

5 on August 31, 2018

This was our fourth visit to the Hertzog suite and it is just a magical place that feels like it belongs to us — while we are there! The view from the back, the hot tub, the delightfully comfortable room, the privacy and quality of the breakfast…We love everything about this place. We will return many times!


5 on August 27, 2018

There is nothing not to like. Set in the middle of an extremely pretty setting, the Hertzog Homestead offers exactly what you'd expect from a B and B. The room was wonderfully spacious. The kitchenette more than adequate, with a well-stocked refrigerator of various organic juices and soda's. The bed was awesomely comfortable, and the bathroom was just perfect. This is our go-to place when we need to take a break from the stresses of life. Need I say that if you have any questions or needs that Scott and Kristen will do their absolute best to accommodate you.

Beautiful, relaxing location with immaculate rooms and friendly staff!

5 on August 27, 2018

I would recommend Hertzog Homestead to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in a serene location with beautiful country views. The staff was friendly and helpful upon arrival, the room was exceptionally clean and cozy, and the breakfast was simply delightful! I also recommend a massage at the on site spa cottage!

The BEST Bed & Breakfast ever

5 on August 16, 2018

Love the idea of enjoying breakfast in your room/suite at your time of choosing. Beautiful and spacious accommodations. Beautiful property. Wonderful hosts. Great food. No complaints at all. Our second visit and it will not be our last. HIGHLY recommend The Hertzog Homestead B&B.

A relaxing stay

5 on August 08, 2018

My husband and I were enjoying the celebration of 40 years of life and 4 years of marriage. We were able to relax, rest, enjoy a massage, lounge in the hot tub and eat at some amazing local restaurants, as well as a local distillery. Definitely stay here and totally check out the area - AH-MAZING.

The BEST Bed & Breakfast ever

5 on August 06, 2018

This was our 2nd time to The Hertzog Homestead B&B. As before, an outstanding experience. So many B&Bs are tiny and almost cramped.... total opposite at Hertzog. Rooms/Suites are very clean and beautifully decorated. The in-room breakfasts are exquisite.... the BEST we've ever had at a B&B or hotel. Service is exceptional as well. We cannot say enough about the outstanding experiences we've had. We WILL be back. Give them a try. You will not be disappointed.

Anniversary Getaway

4.2 on July 27, 2018

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay! We were in the Hertzog Suite which had an amazing view of the farm. It also had a private patio with a jacuzzi. The room was very spacious and cozy. There were many things in the room to look at, as well as books to read (including a book written by the owner about the history of the homestead), and a television. We were there in the summer and the room was kept nice and cool. They had a little propane stove for winter it looked like. The jacuzzi is placed next to some little trees and between the trees large spiders had built their webs. One spider was in the process of building a web between the tub and tree so we felt uneasy sitting on that side of the tub! They were very big spiders! However the view of the farm kept us out there. We watched the fireflies and listened to the sounds of horse and buggies going by. If you looked around the corner of the building between the trees and the barn, you could see them. But it was very private and no one could have seen us which is good because I forgot my swimsuit! Their Amish cook made treats and a breakfast. All of this was already in our room so we could eat it whenever we wanted. Muffins, shoefly pies, cinnamon rolls, Keesh, and homemade yogurt. Everything was soooo delicious. I did wish there was more though, but I’m a piggy. We bought a $50 gift card for $45 from the owner for a restaurant called Gibraltar nearby. We got there and felt underdressed so we sat on the patio. The food was good but not my favorite and it wasn’t very filling and the service took a while. . We wished we had chosen someplace more comfortable and delicious.

A wonderful place to stay!

5 on July 10, 2018

I love the large room, great food and the location. It is convenient to all shopping and shows.


5 on July 07, 2018

Great place to rest, relax and Renew. The room was beautifully decorated and very clean. The breakfast was delicious. I took advantage of the onsite massage and was pleasantly pleased. I will be making this bed and breakfast a regular stay when I visit Lancaster in the future.

First visit looking forward to future ones.

5 on June 26, 2018

We were there for our anniversary and we love the privacy and scenery. The breakfast was delicious. When a small problem arose, we got a quick response from Scott who solved it. Thank you. Jay and Nellie

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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, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, The Amish, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Parking, Spa, Wedding Facilities , 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, Kitchenette, 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:: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • 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



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.