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Historic Smithton Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   900 W. Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
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Ranked #3 of 9 Ephrata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Laguna Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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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... More

Scranton, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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...... More

Ephrata, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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,... More

Montville, New Jersey, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

Jarrettsville, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

Plainfield, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

Fawn Grove, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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... More

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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... More

Salem, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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... More

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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... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
89 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 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 More

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Additional Information about Historic Smithton Inn

Address: 900 W. Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ephrata
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ephrata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Historic Smithton Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Historic Smithton Inn is 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, iPod docking station 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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