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“The Historic Smithton Inn is Truly Amazing!!”

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Historic Smithton Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Ephrata B&B and Inns
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Akron, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
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“The Historic Smithton Inn is Truly Amazing!!”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

The Historic Smithton Inn is absolutely wonderful and will NOT disappoint!! It is beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable, owned and operated by an adorably sweet, efficient and helpful couple and the breakfasts are out-of-this-world! The Gallagher's go that extra mile to make for certain your every need is conveniently met, above and beyond what is considered the "norm". It is located in the heart of Amish Country for those interested in pursing that captivating culture yet is still close to outlets, malls, amazing restaurants and plenty of modern activities and attractions for either an entire family, couple or single. I would highly recommend it to EVERYone!! It will become a favorite location you will truly come to love and will return to many times over, year after year!! I give it two (2) thumbs up!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We attended my nephew's HS graduation and we wanted to stay somewhere unique where we could bring our dog along. Rebecca and crew were wonderful hosts as we moved through a hectic weekend. We stayed in the Tailor's cottage and it was fabulous. It had a ton of room for the family to hang out and the dog to stay out of trouble:) The food was crazy good, the cottage was clean and the bed was cozy. I would recommend staying at the Historic Smithon Inn for anyone interested in staying at a great B & B.

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Juneau, Alaska
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

A wonderful old inn, the building is authentic and wonderful with modern amenities. In room amenities far exceed anything you'd find in a hotel, but if you did, you'd pay dearly for them. There is clearly pride of ownership, rooms are tastefully decorated and well maintained, breakfasts are outstanding and the owners are lovely people. Owners offered great suggestions for things to do and see in surrounding areas. Love it!

Room Tip: The Blue Room was our choice, it faces a busy street but still very quiet. The Red room is the quie...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hillsdale, New York
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

After 23 years together, this was my husband and my first get away. We were NOT disappointed! The building and the room was beautiful, the food was spectacular, our hosts were friendly, helpful and very warm and welcoming. Rebecca had a lot of advice and information about local activities and attractions. So many reviews focus on the comfortable bedding and the delicious breakfasts- I assure you- they are accurate! We plan to return again, possibly making it an anniversary stay for years to come.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Chocolate Room, which overlooks the road. A bit of traffic noise, which some guests...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chattanooga
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

My husband and I are frequent B&Bers and this inn is one of the best we have ever encountered. The inn is just beautiful, spotlessly clean, and the breakfasts are so delicious. The owners are friendly and helpful and make all their guests feel welcome. There is ample parking for guests & the location is great for seeing the sights of the area or for short drives to places both historic and commercial. The rooms are large and contain flat screen televisions with a DVD option. There is a good variety of DVDs to choose from if guests want to watch a movie. This inn is bright, airy and uncluttered. Our room also contained a small refrigerator as well as trail mix, pretzels, & bottled war provided as a complimentary amenity. The property is beautiful with a large yard, complete with pond/fountain and lawn chairs for enjoying the outdoors. This is the place where we will stay on our next trip to this beautiful area of PA & we look forward to returning to the Smithton Inn.

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful & beautifully decorated.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vashon, Washington, USA
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Smithton Inn in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. It was amazing! The Inn dates back to 1763, and is tastefully filled with antiques and Pennsylvania Dutch artwork. We stayed in Crimson Dove Suite. It was very spacious with a four-poster canopy bed, fireplace, sofa, desk, flat-screen tv, and Jacuzzi tub! The breakfast was wonderful, and we very much enjoyed the owners, the Gallaghers. While the Inn sits at a somewhat busy intersection, the walls of the Inn are ten inches thick! We slept very well. Directly across the street is the Ephrata Cloister, a historic site worth visiting. We would very much recommend a stay at the Smithton Inn.

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

Definitely a very clean, well kept B&B that has great old world history, but all the modern conveniences. Rooms were great as were our hosts, Rebecca and Dave. You can even pick DVD's to watch (for free) from a nice collection. Definitely a nice romantic getaway.

As for breakfasts, better bring your "bigger pants" because Rebecca sure can cook and it's different every day! Plan to go to a flea market or antiquing or anything else requiring some exercise so you can work off some of the homemade cake and muffins.

This place is a definite must if coming to this area!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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