E.J. Bowman House, A Bed and Breakfast

2672 Lititz Pike , Lancaster, PA 17601 USA (Show map)


Circa 1860 Italianate Victorian, centrally located in Lancaster County (Amish Country), overlooking Landis Valley. Well lighted half acre grounds with formal gardens, doll house pond, herb garden. Secure private parking. Refuge from the pace, to the simple elegance and good tastes of home.



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

A Lovely Stay

5 on October 15, 2016

E. J. Bowman House is a wonderful B&B from start to finish. It is in a nice neighborhood, close to town but quiet. The public rooms and bedrooms are lovingly decorated and are extremely comfortable. The breakfast was very good. Best of all, the Innkeepers were warm, present, welcoming, and full of the information travelers need. I'll go back often.

This B & B made our trip!

5 on October 01, 2016

This place is incredible! And the inn keepers are great at what they do! The food was amazing and well put together! I would definitely go back.

What a B&B should be.

5 on September 23, 2016

What a great find in the Lancaster Area. A friendly, quiet, CLEAN, and accommodating B&B stay. The food was great and plentiful and the Innkeeper and her assistant were fabulous. Thank you Diane and Bonny :)

Great Hosts

4.8 on August 28, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights. The service was wonderful. There are many amenities that are not found at other Bed and breakfasts we have frequented. A bonus was the interesting and warm guests Diane and Scott attract. The grounds and furnishings are superb.

A great B & B in the heart of PA Dutch Country/Lancaster County

5 on June 02, 2016

Lucy and I have stayed at many B & B's around the U.S. but this is the best we have experienced. Diane and Scott are warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable about the area which is why we stay at B & B's over chain or independent hotels since we love having new experiences which you will never get in a hotel. The home is historic and beautiful. The rooms are beautifully furnished and spotless. The mattress was new and extremely comfortable. Diane and Scott really go out of their way to prepare a tremendous breakfast. We really enjoyed the magnificent gardens around the home which are a great place for a glass of wine before or after going out to dinner. Just beautiful. There is a common area kitchenette with complimentary filtered water, soft drinks, coffee, baked goods, snacks, glasses, candy, and bottle openers available to all. Scott and Diane work exceptionally hard and take great pride in seeing that their guests enjoy a wonderful experience.

We love staying at EJ Bowman House!

5 on May 26, 2016

This trip was about relaxing. We got in earlier at night and were able to enjoy reading in the den, working the jigsaw puzzle and having a cup of tea. We always have a great time visiting with the other guests during breakfast and this time was no different. The food is fantastic and Scott and Diane are great hosts.

Elegant and Comfortable

5 on May 22, 2016

Beautiful home and delightful hostess. Very relaxing and comfortable. Knock-your-socks-off breakfast. Highly recommended.

Sight and Sound

5 on April 04, 2016

Diane and EJ Bowman house were wonderful. The home was restored 1860's home and beautiful. The rooms were very nice and well kept with everything you needed. The food and amenities were great. Overall a wonderful experience. I will be going back next year to see Jonah. Danny Dail Va.Beach, Va

Another nice stay at the Bowman House

4.6 on March 13, 2016

Bowman House has a lovely couple running it. They are very welcoming in every way. Rooms are comfy and clean. Breakfasts are very good. We will be back.

Sisters' Overnight Stay

5 on December 19, 2015

Our overnight stay was in the Bowman Suite and the room accommodated the three of us quite adequately. All aspects of our stay met our expectations and the amenities provided were superb. Diane and Scott are very gracious innkeepers, quite personable and exhibit an enthusiasm for their business. We especially enjoyed having breakfast and talking with the other guests around the large dining room table.

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Rooms & Rates

The Murphey Room

In the Murphey Room, the quilts are softly bathed in light lavender from its southeast exposure. Originally two rooms, these have been combined into a cheerful room at the top of a private staircase. Its separate antique quilted twin beds can be made into a king bed. Colonial shutters offer the perfect touch of privacy. This room offers two single beds that can convert into a king size bed. Private Bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

The Witmer Room

With three generations of the Witmer Family previously residing in the E.J. Bowman House, it feels appropriate to name this room in honor of their legacy. Centrally, located with an enclosed porch to the east and garden views to the west, the Witmer Room is an ideal retreat. The room features a large mirrored oak armoire and soft green walls. A cozy chair is placed in the reading nook that floods with sunlight and views of the gardens and pond. Enjoy. Private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

The Lucinda Mae Room

Following a day of exploration through Lancaster County’s unique attractions you can relax on the quilt covered pineapple queen bed or log your memories at the antique roll-top desk. The room’s warm tones invite you to relax and enjoy life’s small moments. Like sweet tea on a warm summer afternoon, the Lucinda Mae Room invites you to relax and unwind.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Hauck Room

The E.J. Bowman House was once owned by the Hauck family. During this time the bed & breakfast became known as “the big yellow house.” The Hauck room is ideal for all seasons with light control blinds and other comforts. Alice Murphey’s pressed flower art and the soft yellow and blue tines throughout the room bid you drift away. Don't forget that glowing fireplace to keep away that cold winter night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

The Bowman Suite

E.J. Bowman, the original owner of this historic home, would bask in the sunset view of the gardens from the suite’s balcony. This two room private suite features a maxi-king bed, a sitting room with day bed and hidden trundle bed as well as a coffee maker and refrigerator for added convenience. The Tuscan mural that surrounds the Jacuzzi tub, and the stout villa windows beautifully reflect the home’s Italianate architecture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

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Location Type

Landis Valley, Near Susquehanna River, Amish Country, Farming area, Airport, Countryside

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Opera House, Auto Shows and Events, Amish Culture, Juried Crafts Fairs, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Private entrance , Video+CD library, Musical instruments, Hot & cold beverages and snacks available, Heated bath floors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Historical Village, Quiet Nothingness, Rennaisance Faire, Amish Dinners and Quilts, 1st Pretezel Factory, Wilburs Chocolates, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4-7 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children over 10 years welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No except verified ADA dogs or those verified in ADA training
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night's cost with reservation, within 7 days of confirmation...see cancellation policy below.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made at least 7 days before arrival date will be refunded. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the reservation date will be charged for the full cost of the rooms, unless the rooms can be rebooked. ALL CANCELLATIONS will be charged a $25 service fee.



Diane and Scott O'Donnell

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  • Time Served: 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian most dietry concerns