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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 2 May 2014

This was our 2nd time to stay at the Snithton Inn. It's been 3 years and we could tell that they had been changing painting and sprucing up the inn. To us it was a sign of pride and that they love their work. Our stay of 4 night was great. Sleeping on their their beds makes you feel like...

Thank Lynette S
Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My husband and I just stayed here for our mini-honeymoon and it was wonderful! The innkeepers were so kind and helpful and were able to give us a lot of information about the area. The room we were in (Sage room) was so pretty. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the working fireplace was a very cool feature (we had...

Thank Carrie B
Laguna Beach, CA
Reviewed 20 April 2014

While traveling on my "Off the Interstate" photo project I asked my friend Cathy to research places to stay in the surrounding Amish Country. After a bit of research and a few phone calls Cathy came up with the Smithton Inn. It wasn't the least expensive, nor was it the most, but it turned out to be one of the...

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

I'm so glad that Cathy found us & chose us for your "photographic adventure" of Lancaster County. I enjoyed talking with you and hearing about your wonderful travels. I'm glad I was able to hook you up with a guide to show you the types of sites you were looking to photograph. If you find yourself back in the area,...

Dedham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

This place was wonderful - a step back in time without any compromise with modern comfort. We loved the old floors and welcoming decor. Rebecca was very helpful. Dinner was tasty at the Lincoln House and buggy rides at Bird in a Hand with Abe were relaxing and informative. We'd do it all again!

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! One of our biggest goals as innkeepers at the Historic Smithton Inn is striking a balance between "historic charm" and "modern comforts", I'm glad to see we're on track!! And I'm very glad to read that you plan to come back, because we've got lots more restaurants and attractions around us for...

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This is by far the nicest B&B I've stayed at in the Lancaster County area! I highly recommend the red room. The room has the old world charm of the time period with all the modern amenities you could think of (wireless, TV and DVD player, large bathroom with heated floor, cozy bed with amazingggg soft sheets, etc.) The downstairs...

Thank JoAnne R
HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Hey JoAnne!! Thank you so much for your amazing review, it means a lot coming from someone who stays regularly in B&Bs!! Oh, just a quick correction for anyone reading this though, you were in the "Crimson Dove Suite"... the Red room is terrific too, but the Crimson Dove Suite is extra-special... a little bigger and that heated tile floor......

Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My wife and I needed a night away so I booked us a room at the Historic Smithton Inn. I checked in ahead of time so I could see the room and drop off a bottle of wine. Rebecca showed me to the room and explained a few things about the room. The room included complimentary snacks , water, wine...

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we certainly enjoyed hosting you!! And thanks for the kind words about my cooking & flexibility on the breakfast-front. I absolutely love to cook, and feel like the "Breakfast" part of a B&B experience is pretty important, so we definitely try to meet guests need for timing and what we serve,...

Montville, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Only got to stay one night st this very charming inn. Selected the yellow room and it was everything the photo and ad said it was. loved the modern additions of tv, mini refridge, wifi and charger. wish list for room slightly bigger shower and rugs on side of bed as floor was chilly at night. The alarm clock is...

Thank Kim A
HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and wonderful suggestions. As luck would have it, I just found this wonderful Amish rug maker yesterday. Based on your review I think I'll be heading back there to pick up some rugs for the yellow room!! And there is a less-bright setting for our new clocks, I've checked all the clocks in the B&B to...

Jarrettsville, Maryland
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We had a nice time at the Historic Smithton Inn. Our room, the Red Room, was quaint and roomy. The other colored rooms were empty, so we peeked in, and they all seemed about the size of ours and very nice. We had a large bathroom, however, the jetted tub was very high off the floor, so if you have...

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

Ah MAN!!! If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed that there were cob webs in your bathroom, but sure enough, at the joint between the old stone exterior wall and the drywall, there were webs that snuck in. Ditto for the spot on the blanket, although our housekeeper caught that one before we read...

Plainfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 20 March 2014

When trying to inquire about booking with the Historic Smithtown Inn in Ephrata, PA, I received TERRIBLE customer service on the phone from a male that answered the phone. He was not receptive to booking any rooms with me nor did he offer any solutions for a party of three adults, one child and one pet. Furthermore, the description for...

1Thank C N
HistoricSmithton, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn, responded to this review

I'm so sorry about to read about your experience when you tried to book a room with us. I'm not sure where you saw that the Tailor's Cottage can accommodate 5 people, but that is definitely not the case. It can accommodate 3 adults or a family where there are two adults and two children... and we do accept pets...

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $155 - $238 (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”
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 of 5 bubbles lindawM1107TW, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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