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Hurst House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Ephrata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Richboro, PA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“The Best Ever”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We have been going to B&B's in Lancaster for the last 10 or so years, and this is by far the best. The owners, Bert and Rich, are so welcoming and hospitable. The whole house is spotless and beautiful. Rich built the inn and has brought doors, lighting, etc from all over the world and he is happy to share the info. It is very impressive as you drive up the hill to Hurst House, as it sits way up on mountain. Down below the back of the B&B is a man made lake with 2 swans. The view is breathtaking! With only 5 rooms, we were a group of 10 at breakfast and we had fun sharing our experiences. The food was bountiful and delicious. The pictures in the brochure don't do Hurst House justice. You need to go there yourself to see what a magnificent place it is.

Room Tip: We looked at them all and they are all beautiful. Some face the lake and some face the countryside.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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windham,me
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

We celebrated our 25 th anniversary at the Hurst house and coundnt have picked a better place to spend our special day. The beauty of that special hill top with some of the most dramatic views of the lancaster country side are never to be forgotten.
The owners " Rich & Bert" provided all the necessary touches with in their Inn from the comfortable bedding, gourmet breakfests,beautifull grounds and most importantly the great conversation and feeling that when we left , we had left friends and not just a buisness owner.
We will certinely be back and never again will I need to spend time wondering where we might stay when we visit Lancaster.
ThankYou!, ThankYou!, Thank You!

Room Tip: Swan room over looking the pond
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beltway
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate our Anniversary. The Hurst House is beautiful and Bert and Rich are wonderful hosts. Our two night stay in the Golden Pond room were very relaxing and peaceful. The king size bed was just right, not too hard, not too soft. Great view of the pond and surrounding farm lands. The homemade hot breakfast were delicious and the conversations with Bert and Rich interesting and educational. Bert and Rich provided us a map marked up with all the best places to visit to include written information and directions. Needless to say, we stimulated the economy in and around Ephrata during our stay. We will definitely stay at the Hurst House B&B again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

The leaders of our organization used this facility for a short retreat. The owners were very hospitable and easy to work with. All the participants enjoyed the overnight accommodations and the Garden Room worked very well for our meeting time. This is a top notch facility with one of a kind view of the surrounding area. We hope to be back next year.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Arlington, VA
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

I want to thank my fellow TA reviewers for bringing me to Hurst House with their thoroughly positive and accurate reviews of this previously unknown jewel in Amish country. All the reviews justly rave about Bert & Rich, the amazingly gracious hosts. They went way out of their way to make sure we had healthier options for our breakfasts, including making us oatmeal and buying Cheerios for us. (Personal hint to Rich and Bert: I think other guests would appreciate being asked in advance about dietary restrictions and offered alternatives to the regular hot dishes you offer.) The big surprise were the views of the farmland and surrounding hills from this very high point in the county. Rich designed the house with an eye for maximizing the views from all 3 levels and every room. We were blessed with gorgeous sunsets and sunrises which we could appreciate in nearly 360 degrees of glory from this unbelievable spot. The rooms are big and have balconies to farther partake of the vistas. The little fitness room could use a bit of work but it was adequate for me and offered more in-house than any other b 'n b I've ever been to. The location is perfect for exploring every aspect of the area: Lancaster city; the outlets on route 30; the antiques in Adamstown; the shops in New Holland, Intercourse, and Bird-in-Hand; and the charm of Lititz; as well as exploring all the farmland roads that show off the countryside to its best advantage. The "gathering room" on the second floor where all the guest rooms are located really worked to provide 24 hour access to hot beverages and the refridgerator, but most of all a place to chat with other guests. Similarly the family style breakfast turned into extended chats around the table sharing travel tips and life experiences. And there is free wifi, which was helpful finding restaurants. Many thanks to Bert and Rich for providing a superb weekend getaway for us.

Room Tip: It appears that all of the rooms are good, with views and balconies. Just 5 rooms for now but they...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Recently stayed at Hurst House B & B for a weekend getaway. The place is more amazing than advertised, Bert and Rich were the perfect hosts, we felt like we were a part of their family by the time our stay was over with. There is so much beautiful detail to this house that you have to see it to believe it. Bert and Rich go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay with them, we really enjoyed breakfast time, they always provided a terrific breakfast. Was also very nice to mix and mingle with other couples and engage in conversations with them. Looking forward to our next visit already!

Bob E.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

Bert & Rich have created the most amazing B&B experience. First, as very charming hosts -- the kind that embrace you as family as soon as you arrive, and second, the Hurst House itself, perched high on a hill overlooking pastoral valleys and farms. The inside is beautifully furnished. Just step inside and look up to a beautiful Murano glass chandelier. It only gets better from there. We stayed in the Bird Paradise Room. Our goal is to return multiple times, each time staying in a different room...and then start over. We have found our go to "escape" and wanted to share it with all of you. If you are reading this and are looking for the best B&B in the area; in need of stress to melt away, or just someplace to escape, look no further. Really.
Liked Best: Everything + Freddie, the smartest dog ever.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hurst House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 154 E Farmersville Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522-8506
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ephrata
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ephrata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hurst House Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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