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Historic Smithton Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Ephrata B&B and Inns
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

This was the best B&B my husband and I have ever stayed in! The owners are wonderful, sweet, knowledgable people. They really have a passion for running a great BandB and giving you a wonderful experiance. The rooms are simple and clean with great details to attention; such as complimentary snacks with water, a fridge, modern power strip with USB ports, nightlight in bathroom, nice toiletries, a movie library to borrow from, book library, board games, coffee/tea available 24/7, porch rockers, back patio furnature, and a gourmet breakfast every morning! We enjoyed the town of Ephrata, as it was a larger town than most in the Lancaster area. The town had decent dining options, and many convent stores. If your staying in the Lancaster area this place is a MUST!

Room Tip: I stayed in the Blue room. All rooms seemed very nice!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seville, Spain
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Rebecca and her husband are absolute DOLLS. They were so kind and welcoming, incredibly helpful in giving us sight-seeing tips, and breakfast each morning was to die for. The inn itself is incredibly beautiful and clean. The rooms manage to give a rustic, antique atmosphere without bordering over into little old granny territory. :-) We were extremely happy with out stay - excellent value. We hope to visit again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We stayed for several nights & thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The inn's hostess (Rebecca) prepares & serves both a hearty & delicious breakfast; food allergies and preferences are accommodated effortlessly & are just as hearty & delicious. The Smithton's front desk typically has a jar of fresh baked cookies & should one desire an accompanying mug of coffee, they can find a myriad of choices within arm's length. The inn's aesthetic is charming & the front porch rockers are quite soothing. We stayed in the Tailor's Cottage. Having traveled to PA for our nephew's graduation, we often found ourselves surrounded by family & the Tailor's Cottage has a comfortable sized living space where we could sit, visit & relax. We loved the handmade quilt on our bed (& on the beds of other family members staying at the inn) & were very impressed with how comfortable the beds are! We were excited to discover our cottage has a working fireplace & it is nice to see how much care Dave & Rebecca are taking in keeping as much of the original touches & structure historic. The innkeeper's welcomed our quadruped daughter (our dog, Boo) & the inn has a beautiful garden area were Boo delighted in playing catch. We love visiting our sister in Ephrata & plan to return as soon as possible...yet don't know how tell her we'll be staying at the Smithton (vs. her place)! The coziness, comfort & yummy food at the Smithton easily make it the place to stay while visiting this neck of the woods! We encourage anyone traveling to this area of the country to make reservations and stay at the inn - they will be especially pleased!

Room Tip: The Tailor's Cottage has a lovely screened porch but at present, a solid Wi-Fi signal is unavail...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

The modern traveler is accustomed to institutionalized chain hotels, with anonymous staff who change every eight hours and a cookie-cutter monotony of decor and ambiance. It is a pleasure to revisit an age when travelers depended for lodging on the personal care of resident innkeepers. It's exciting to see a modern family not only preserving 250 year old landmark, but continuing an ancient tradition of personal hospitality, and doing so to the highest standards. Our accommodations in the Sage Room were charming and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious, and Rebecca was very helpful in introducing us to the area and attending to our needs. We will definitely include this venue in future trips that bring us through Lancaster County.

Room Tip: Swimming pool and room service are Not Applicable The Sage Room has easy access from the parking lo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

I had booked here for one night as we were on our way from Hanover PA to Philly airport to meet some friends. I had no idea what to expect but was struck by the hospitality of the hosts and the facilities such as large residents' lounge, a wide range of DVDs for use in the rooms (FOC) and the wonderfuly comfortable room (Crimson Dove). Breakfast was geat and it was like staying with friends. Eprata itself is a great little town with at least one great restaurant (Lily's on Main) and the preserved old religious Community site Ephrata Cloister which is within walking distance from the Inn

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our 25th wedding anniversary. We were definitely not disappointed! We stayed in the Red Room. It was so cozy and quiet. We got a great night sleep and we were treated to a wonderful and delicious breakfast. I would love to come back here for every anniversary, and just to get away once in a while. It's close enough to tourist spots, yet far enough away to relax and have a quiet stay. The staff is very warm and friendly, and will do everything they can to make your stay special! I will recommend this Inn to everyone I know.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Rebecca, David and their maid Judy all made us feel really welcome and comfortable there.

Rebecca and David created an environment that is both rich in character and convenience.

Rebecca is the cooking is both delicious and adventurous. I've never had pesto with eggs for breakfast before. But I sure will again. They are also willing to accomodate our requests just eggs and bacon instead of the dish of the day.

Lastly, they are really plugged into the location and are a great source of information in planning activities in the area.

We will be back there and highly recommend the property to anyone visiting the Lancaster County area.

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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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