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Fawn Grove, PA
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Stayed with two other couples during the Mason Dixon Wine Trail. Everyone simply loved this Inn. Rebecca and Dave have the perfect personality to manage a B&B. The Inn was very accessible and their own parking is a giant plus. Rooms were comfortable, clean and spacious with all the amenities that you could ask for. Breakfast was spectacular and we...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit here and for all your kind words. I LOVE being an innkeeper and "getting" to cook breakfast for all the wonderful guests (like you guys!) who come our way. I'm glad to see you're planning a return trip, there's so much to see and do...

Salem, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Cabin fever, work stress and the deep desire for some quiet time together my husband and I just wanted an excursion. An Internet search led us to this wonderful bed and breakfast. We live in New Jersey and wanted a place that was a reasonable drive because we only had one night. Over the years I have enjoyed many day...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Jack and BJ!! Thank you so much for your amazing and comprehensive review!! Your experience and the "feel" you got when you stayed with us is EXACTLY what we're aiming for, so I'm glad we hit the mark! I'm even more glad that you're planning to come back this summer. Our "yard crew" is outside working today on winter clean-up...

Grosmont, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2014

With its own easy car parking, and on the main road, this is a good place to base yourself for visiting the area. The beds are comfortable and the rooms spacious. Breakfast is wholesome. The owners are helpful and knowledgeable about the locality. I would stay again and would recommend it to you.

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and share your experience here with others. We're glad to see that you would stay with us again... we definitely hope the opportunity arises!! All the best, Rebecca

New York Metro area
Reviewed 3 March 2014

This is a gracious historic house, with ample rooms, imaginative breakfasts, and an engaging host - Rebecca. She was generous with her recipes and local information, and flexible when our plans required that we leave early due to the impending storm. We were two nights in the Chocolate room. Nice amenities - water, snacks, bathrobes. Very comfy bed and sheets....

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Hey Paul, Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience at our B&B. You're right, the back rooms are the best option for anyone really sensitive to noise. We have brand new double-paned windows throughout the house, but some sounds make it through (luckily, the clip-clop of horse hoofs is one of them!!). As for the touchy...

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 March 2014

My girlfriend and I had a recent opportunity to stay at this beautifully historic bed and breakfast after being snowed in and stuck in Ephrata. The owners Rebecca and Dave are wonderful people who openly show that they care about the services they are providing. The rooms are extremely clean, bedsheets are buttery soft, and the breakfast is some of...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Hey Jon! We're so glad that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your stay with us and took the time to share your experience with others!! Take care and hope to see you guys again soon! The fresh-baked cookies & other little touches you liked will be here for you :o)!! All the best, Rebecca

Spring City, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I've stayed at the Smithton Inn a few times now this winter and it is always a wonderful experience! Rebecca and Dave make sure every room has a very comfortable and luxurious feel. The sheets are the softest sheets I've ever slept in and the beds are extremely comfortable! Every room has its own unique touch and amenities.... and you...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Dear Erika! Thank you so much for your awesome review. We love it when guests choose to come back and stay with us time and again, it's not only fun to catch up, it's a little assurance that we're still 'on our game'!! Thanks again and hope to see you soon!! Rebecca

Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 19 February 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Historic Smithton Inn in the Crimson Dove Suite and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The room was quite large with an old fashioned canopy bed and fireplace. The bathroom was very large with a huge tub and nice towels and bath products. The Inn Keepers, Rebecca and Dave, could not have been more warm...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The Crimson Dove suite is such a special room... it's "dramatic" with the canopy bed and stone wall, but still manages to feel cozy, especially when the fireplace is lit! I'm glad you guys liked it. Even though you live pretty close, I hope you'll come back for another...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I've stayed at the Smithton several times in the past few years and it continues to be one of my best travel experiences. Rebecca and Dave are fantastic hosts, the beds, linens and towels are excellent, the snacks and breakfast are delicious. The Smithton Inn always has a cozy feel and a warm welcome... all the things you're looking at...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

If I could write a review about our guests and was writing one about YOU, the title would be "Always a pleasure to have her stay at the Smithton"!!!! When I see a reservation from you come into the system, it always makes me smile and look forward to that week, no matter what other craziness is going on! You...

Liverpool, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 January 2014

My daughter surprised my husband and I with a get-away at the Historic Smithon Inn in Ephrata, PA. What a charming experience that was! We stayed in the Crimson Dove Suite which featured a fireplace, garden tub for two and antique furniture including a canopy post bed. The owner and staff were very helpful and no detail was left undone....

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kimberly! I'm so glad that we were able to make your first B&B experience a positive one. Trip Advisor is definitely a good resource for finding unique and charming places in whatever town your visiting. Thanks for taking the time to post a review about your experience at our property... if it helps people find us who are as...

Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at the Smithton twice, both time in the room on the end that is two stories tall. Such a great room because you get a little kitchenette which makes it a great base for visiting locations all around Amish country and gives you the flexibility to keep your own food handy. Our son loved the little built...

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HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad you liked the Tailor's Cottage, I agree, it's a wonderful space for a family to stay in while you're exploring the area. And the good news is that there are LOTS of great activities all around us for families to enjoy, so I hope you manage to find some time to come back & visit us again...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Historic Smithton Inn

Address: 900 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1328
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ephrata
Price Range: €124 - €168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Historic Smithton Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The Crimson Room is perfect. With a sofa, work space and huge bathroom. The fire place is the icing on the cake.”
 of 5 bubbles bobweitzel, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“of course upstairs! nice bathroom too”
 of 5 bubbles alexisaudet, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tailor's cottage is the only pet friendly room”
 of 5 bubbles MNDC2012, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Speak to Rebecca. She will guide you as to which suite best suits your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles Nee966, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Tailor's Cottage is very private and roomy”
  • Tailor's CottageMasterSuite
 of 5 bubbles lindawM1107TW, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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