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“Wonderful Stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast

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EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast
2672-4 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601   |  
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Ranked #2 of 22 Lancaster B&B and Inns
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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“Wonderful Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The E.J. Bowman House is a beautiful place to stay when visiting the sights in and around Lancaster. Scott and Diane are very knowledgeable of the area and go above and beyond their duties to ensure that your stay is a great one. We enjoyed an amazing, creative breakfast every morning and had great conversation with the other guests as well as with Scott and Diane. The expansive garden behind the Inn is lovely, and the seating in the garden is such a wonderful way to spend an evening. Staying at the Inn was one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DianeandScott, Owner at EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
For you to take time out of your busy day and review us for other potential guests to see is most appreciated. We are extremely happy when our guests have a great time while staying with us, even though it is just a small part we play, it's a part. We look forward to the day you come back for a return visit. Thanks again for the review!
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A perfect place to stay, relax, sightsee and shop! EJ Bowman house is well appointed, spotlessly clean, and breakfasts are amazing! Diane and Scott are marvellous hosts willing to do anything to make your stay perfect. The recommended restaurants were superb. Ciros for Italian, and the Stockyard for steak. The beautiful gardens are perfect for relaxing and enjoying a drink or two! I loved the balcony off the bedroom to enjoy my morning coffee. My only complaint is that my stay was not long enough! Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DianeandScott, Owner at EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you for the most gracious review. We also enjoyed getting to know you over a drink in the garden. With the waterfall at the pond providing backdrop, it is a very soothing place to relax. We are glad that we are directing our guests in the right direction, and look forward to the day that you do return.
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great Experience! Scott and Diane are superb hosts who make every effort to make your stay a warm and terrific experience . The grounds are beautiful, and staying in a historic home with all the amenities soothes the senses, and makes one wish the could stay even longer. Whether planning a party, creating a gourmet worthy breakfast, and/or recommending a great place for dinner, this is the place to stay where the focus is on you. Their knowledge of the Lancaster area, their concierge concept that no request is to large or to small makes you feel important and pampered. We will definitely make this our place to stay in Lancaster.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DianeandScott, Owner at EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you for the most kind review, but as always when you start with great guests, everything just falls in place the whole visit long. We were just so happy to be a small part of the birthday celabration, and look forward to having you visit us again.
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Warwick, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The EJ Bowman House is a historical gem. Outside are beautiful gardens that are well cared for and make a morning contemplative moment or day planning session a joy. Inside the house is decorated like no other B&B we've been to. It is a treasure. Diane and Scott are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to make your stay a memorable experience. We enjoyed their friendship during our 3 day stay. Diane is an exceptional cook and the breakfast each day was one to die for, delicious!!!! This is the very best B&B you will find anywhere. You'll want to return again and again.. Guy and Donna

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DianeandScott, Owner at EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your gracious review. It is really easy when guests already know what they are looking to do and where they want to eat. We were also glad that you became our first guests to take our farmland/covered bridge tour that was all of 1 day old, and gave it a thumbs up. We really do hope to see you again and again and again......Until then, thanks again.
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Montville, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

What an amazing stay! If I would have only received half the service it still would have received 5 stars. The owners go above and beyond to make you feel at home. We planned outings as a family but because the place was so nice we decided to spend time in. Playing in the garden and watching movies. We will return yearly for sure! I will not even comment on the meals...you will just have to experience it yourselves.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DianeandScott, Owner at EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you very much for the kind review. Your family was so personable and out going right from the start, that it made getting to know you easy and a pleasure. We are very glad that you did use what we offer here inside and outside, and do hope you return again to see us often. Let us know if "Smooth Culture" is ever playing a venue near you, we'll be up to listen!
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you are shopping around for a B&B experience in the Lancaster area we highly recommend the EJ Bowman House. My partner and I are from California and were blown away by the down-to-earth hospitality from Scott and Diane. They immediately made us feel like family. If your idea of a B&B experience is something that's uptight with white gloves and museum appeal then move on. The historic house is well appointed with period details and furnishings, but comfortable and welcoming. Kick your shoes off (or not), put your feet up, feast your eyes on the beautiful garden and relax. Trust us, you will have an amazing time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DianeandScott, Owner at EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind review. We were certainly glad you chose to stay with us with while you visited Lancaster. We believe you made us feel a part of your family as much as you felt a part of ours, and we hope next year when you come back to the east coast that you find time to stop and visit us again. We have not forgotten about the recipe either, it will be sent soon.
Thanks again!
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Camden NY
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This place is just wonderful! We felt welcome but not smothered. We stayed just one night after a long drive and left inspired and rested the next day. Diane and Scott were so friendly and intuitive....fragrances...soft music..They really have this B&B thing down! Check out the cottage garden in back- just beautiful. Highly recommend this B&B. Sabine & Tom Oyer Camden NY

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DianeandScott, Owner at EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you for the review, and I have to admit, after a long drive from North Carolina back to New York, we probably weren't directly on your path home, but we are so glad that you stayed with us. You both were a pleasure to meet and have around our breakfast table that morning, and maybe sometime in the future you will stay again and we'll all get to know each other s a little better. Thanks again.
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Address: 2672-4 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As your hosts, the O'Donnells welcome discerning travelers to where good tastes and elegance are at home for you in their circa 1860 Italianate home (big yellow house). 4 deluxe rooms and a suite (with whirlpool), modern conveniences, full homemade breakfasts and a lovely garden offer you the perfect Lancaster getaway with Hershey, Gettysburg and Philadelphia each a simple day trip away. ... more   less 
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