We stayed here for two nights. The Inn was built in 1763 and they have done a good job maintaining and restoring it. The minute we entered the door we knew we found a gem. We were greeted warmly by Dave and the dog, Lucky. There were fresh cookies and a Keurig coffee maker in the entry in case we needed a jolt and a treat. Check in was easy even though we got there earlier than planned. Dave showed us the downstairs common areas - dining room; living area with baby grand piano, a flat screen TV, and fireplace; and his office with a ton of DVD's we could borrow. He took us upstairs and showed us the four rooms on the second landing and then took us to our room. It was HUGE! We stayed in the Crimson Dove room formerly known as the Purple room. We had a high King size bed (it was great, I needed to use the steps to get in it), a sofa in front of the fireplace (way too outside to start a fire), a desk with a flat screen TV and DVD, another seating area, a small refrigerator, armoire, and free wi fi. It was spacious and cozy at the same time. The bathroom was large with a jacuzzi tub/shower and nice vanity area with stool. They had some complimentary snacks and water for us.
Breakfast was outstanding. There was yogurt, muffins (the second day it was a peach coffeecake), herb bread, homemade granola, bran, coffee, tea and juices. Then came the best part. Rebecca is a great cook. The first morning we had a strawberry & blueberry topped pancake like/coffee cake, sausage patties, and a cup of fruit that was flavored. The second day we received a crustless quiche with asparagus and mushrooms, polenta with cheese and another type of fruit cup. Everything was delicious! Rebecca is also a sweetheart and will spend time chatting with you if you choose. She is very gracious. I purchased a cookbook of B&B recipes since we spent a lot of time chatting about the food. She does an excellent presentation too.
The grounds are well maintained. The Inn is very easy to find and just down the street from the Ephrata Cloisters which we also visited. They are very happy to answer any questions regarding the area and made recommendations for places to eat. I wish we had planned on more time there. It is very evident that they care about how their guests feel and add all the right touches - soft towels and a lot of them, nice toiletries, the refrigerator, complimentary snacks, reading material, etc. We also met the cleaning woman, whose name I forget, but she was very nice too.
I highly recommend this place.
- 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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