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Pfafftown, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 October 2013

was a very pleasant experience........well kept inn with great rooms. breakfast was excellent ! would recommend as a weekend getaway or vacation . innkeepers were very helpful and courteous. the inn was in a central location that was good for visiting all the areas around the lancaster pa. area. not too far out to go to all the attractions and...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. Like you, one of our favorite things about Ephrata is the proximity to everything in the county... and I love that you can choose between the "quick-easy-highway-drive", or the "gorgeous-winding-backroads-drive" to get where you need to go. Hope you find an excuse to come back this...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Our only regret is that we booked just one night. Rebecca is an amazing host - warm, welcoming, made us feel right at home. Spacious, immaculate room, supremely comfortable bed, DVD library was an especially nice touch. Generous, creative, flavorful breakfast. Hard to believe that this was the least expensive B&B that we stayed in during our two-week road trip...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for your great review!! I'm glad you enjoyed and appreciated all the amenities and touches throughout the Inn... especially the DVD collection... I'll definitely be referring to this review next time my hubs says I'm buying too many DVDs!!! :o). We hope you'll come back again when you can stay longer... as you noticed with our...

Reviewed 8 October 2013

My husband and I stayed four nights at this lovely B&B, and both of us agree that it is top notch. Our room and bath were very clean, spacious, and comfortable, and the full breakfasts each morning were so delicious and filling that we skipped lunch each day! Add to that a welcoming innkeeper (Rebecca), who obviously wanted us to...

2Thank PAT G
HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

YEAH!!! I have lots of favorite things about being an Innkeeper, but one of my favorites is that I get to meet the most interesting people... and if I'm really really lucky... they come BACK! I'm so glad that that's your plan! However much you enjoyed staying in our spacious rooms, eating our yummy food and enjoying Lancaster County, we...

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Stayed 3 nights and it made all the difference for our trip. Rooms are wonderful and huge gourmet breakfast was a great start to busy days. Rebecca and Dave are genial and helpful hosts. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Kathy B
HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad we were able to get your day off to a delicious start! And thanks so much for sharing your experience at our B&B!! We look forward to seeing you again soon !!! :o)

South Central, NJ
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed for just one night...my friends and family visiting from Germany--we all would highly recommend Historic Smithton Inn on your next Lancaster visit! Innkeepers/owners.. Dave and Rebecca have outdone themselves in sprucing up the Inn..our rooms were off the hook gorgeous, so so clean, and cozy comfy beds (with bedding that makes you melt to sleep!). My family and...

3Thank Charz609
HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

It was SO fun hosting you and your family during your whirlwind visit to Lancaster County... I'm glad to hear you''ll be coming back because there's LOTS more to see, so I look forward to helping you discover even more of our wonderful area! And of course I'm REALLY glad you enjoyed breakfast because that's one of my favorite things...

Reviewed 15 September 2013

We stayed for just two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The hosts Dave and Rebecca are the perfect innkeepers and Rebecca's breakfast are amazing. Fresh local produce beautifully presented and cooked, no need to eat until dinner! Coffee available 24 hours a day and most welcome with one of Rebecca's cookies We stayed in The Chocolate Room...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for your lovely review. We love helping guests discover all the hidden treasures around town and the broader area... sounds like you managed to fit in some gems! We agree, the Udder Choice and Olde Lincoln House are great local eateries! We hope you find an excuse to come back this way again... we can hook...

Middletown, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Great B&B. The rooms were immaculate and large. Water/snacks/coffee/cookies abundant available all day. Conveniently located. The homemade, cooked to order breakfasts are truly the highlight...served by the innkeeper.

Thank Lisa Ann D
HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

One word: WoooHooo!!! There's nothing better on earth than telling someone who LOVES too cook that you like their food!!!! While I think there are lots of great reasons to stay with us beyond breakfast, the fact that you've focused on my favorite time of day & thing about being an innkeeper is just fine with me!! As you pointed...

Kemah, Texas
Reviewed 31 August 2013

This was our third trip to the Historic Smithton Inn in as many years. Sometimes when you have a wonderful stay and then go back, it isn't as good as you remember, but that absolutely is not the case here! Each time we return to the Smithton Inn, it is just as wonderful as we remember it and we always...

3Thank GalvestonSailor
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Our organization needed a place to hold a retreat. This place was a great place for our staff to relax, unwind, and also discuss our organization. Their parlor was cozy, and had a very personal feeling for our meetings. The rooms were beautifully outfitted with all the modern necessities without losing the historic feel of the building. Breakfast was equally...

2Thank Franklin M
New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 August 2013

My mom and I were on a mini road trip thru Pennsylvania and enjoyed a wonderful night's stay at the Historic Smithton Inn. The house is a historical treasure! From the moment we got there to the second we left our hosts were nothing but helpful and delightful. Our room was perfect --- clean, comfortable, and spacious --- and the...

1Thank Rach S

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Historic Smithton Inn is a Select Registry property and one of the oldest bed and breakfasts in Lancaster County. The 1763 colonial stone inn boasts 7 guest rooms, all with en-suite baths, working fireplaces, flat screen TV/DVD players, digital alarm clocks and refrigerators. Guest rooms are spacious and blend historic charm with modern comforts. You'll absolutely love our breakfasts! Our location provides you easy access to all the wonderful Lancaster attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Historic Smithton Inn

Address: 900 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1328
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ephrata
Price Range: £105 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Historic Smithton Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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