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Historic Smithton Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Ephrata B&B and Inns
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
“Even better the second time!”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

We just returned from a second stay at the Historic Smithton Inn. What a wonderful experience. So much more relaxing than a large hotel. Rebecca's breakfasts were even more delicious than I had remembered. Peach stuffed french toast!! She is a master of the local, seasonal ingredients. I highly recommend the Inn to anyone coming to this charming part of Pennsylvania.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

We have stayed at the Historic Smithton Inn now four times.
The innkeepers, Rebecca and Dave are always friendly and so helpful.
Breakfasts are consistently delicious, often made with organic ingredients.
When our truck broke down, the Innkeepers couldn't have been more helpful. They drove us to the repair shop, and offered to help in any way they could.
I was so amazed that they would even cater to my allergies by washing my sheets in ALL FREE and CLEAR!
We always stay at the Smithton...everywhere else I have to take my own sheets!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bethlehem
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Another great trip to The Smithton! We've been vacationing at the Smithton for 4 years now, and it gets better with each year. They're fantastic, the breakfasts are wonderful, and I never sleep better than at The Smithton. If you've never been to a bed and breakfast, give it a try. It's the only way to go. It's a great place to stay. They're the best!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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New England
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

I loved this inn, and from the moment my friend and I walked through the door, Rebecca made us feel welcome. This old, historic building is lovingly maintained. We stayed in the Sage Room--quite large and beautifully appointed, including a fireplace, hand-carved headboard and two comfortable leather chairs. We had a small refrigerator in the closet, and snacks were left on a tray in the room, together with two wine glasses. Breakfast was a special treat as Rebecca loves to cook. In addition to several kinds of juices, granola, and other breakfast cereals, we had some wonderful muffins fresh out of the oven to accompany the fresh fruit and breakfast entree. Dave provided us with a map so that we could navigate our way to Intercourse and Bird-in-Hand, PA which was a real step back in time. If you ever travel to Ephrata, PA, this Inn is the place to stay!

Room Tip: The Sage Room is on the first floor with an entrance from the driveway if stairs are a problem.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Greenwood, WI
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Then you must go to the Smithton Inn! A lovely historic inn with very welcoming Innkeepers, Rebecca and Dave. Front the moment we stepped in the door of the Smithton we felt rewarded that the Hampton was filled to capacity. Our room was spacious, the bed with its comforts was luxurious and allowed us to sink into a great sleep after a long day of driving. The generous breakfasts were excellent in taste and presentation. Great coffee! We will return when travels once again take us to Lancaster Co.

Room Tip: Quiet rooms face the beautiful back yard!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We stayed at this B&B for 3 nights. It was a perfect location just north of Lancaster and south of Adamstown with easy commuting to many attractions. Very historic, all stone building, with all the modern conveniences. The owners, Rebecca and Dave, are very cordial and friendly and took very good care of our family. Rebecca makes gourmet breakfast with the freshest ingredients from local markets. She even makes homemade muffins every morniing that are delicious. The B&B was quiet, very clean, and comfortable. The bedsheets were the softess I ever slept on. Rebecca knows all about the area and makes you feel like you are family. I highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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ernestoc
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

We arrived late into town and the Hampton in was full...lucky thing for US! They made a call and we were lucky to get the last room and a better price than the I was ready pay the big chain. not only is it a cool old building were got the two level room...more like apartment condo. With a separate Indian door entrance and it's own upstairs master suit. It's not in the woods and situated on a very busy corner with lots of traffic during the weekend nights....but the inn keepers are the best....good restaurant recommendations.....great location near Amish country and the Ephrata cloister.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: Historic Smithton Inn
Address: 900 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1328
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ephrata
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ephrata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Historic Smithton Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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