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900 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1328
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/27/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Historic Smithton Inn
Updated 02/27/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Ephrata
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Couples massage
Gift shop
Electric vehicle charging station
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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DeeMD215 wrote a review Sep 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania301 contributions46 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at the Inn in the cottage, now that we have a rescue finding something somewhat pet friendly is tough but we had the ground level of this lovely historic place with modern yet vintage touches and rustic look that my guy loves, It had a nice kitchen with table for sitting, very well equipped items u might need Keurig, dishes cups etc in corner are olden 2 part doors let to a screened porch . This i loved & enjoyed the breeze and so did out little Sweetie who just seemed to take a liking and too felt at home..very quickly. This room had a wood winding stairs to the upper floor very nice though at a our age, its bit hard on the creaking knees had be careful of footing me..ms clumsy.. but was do-able & led to a lovely bedroom and bathrooom w/jacuzzi type tub and shower..& a super cool high trundle bed.. Nice touches, there are things to me that are so fascinating all over the whole inn. My guy was ready to re-book soon as he got home.. we had a lovely breakfast by the caretakers since Rebecca was not there this particular time ..well they were so helpful so welcoming and friendly.. Only slight negative if you are one wants complete silence is there is quite a bit of traffic..where u can hear the trucks but did not bother me in least but i would see my yorkie jump up a few times.. but noise does not bother me..heck i like in a city. Actually too quiet hurts my ears..LOL The area is much closer to restaurants and quite a few stores and Supermarket that i imagined, I didn't see a lot in regard to covid masking but was plenty of stuff in room as to Clorox wipes, sanitizer very out in the open! but having gone around the area of Lancaster etc.. finding are not super big on masking up.. On the whole ..I'd highly recommend this Inn..
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Date of stay: September 2021
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SuzyQu15 wrote a review Aug 2021
Brooklyn, New York1318 contributions388 helpful votes
We have stayed at this inn several times over the years, and it always exceeds our expectations. It is an historic bed and breakfast, with working fireplaces, beautiful grounds, and wonderful owners/hosts. The room was a good size with a very comfortable bed, working fireplace in season and fabulous rainhead shower in the large bathroom. The stay includes a wonderful several course breakfast, hosted by the personable Rebecca. Parking is on the premises, including chargers for electric cars. Covid protocols are followed.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Anne W wrote a review Feb 2021
11 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed staying at the tailor’s cottage for an overnight getaway celebrating our shared birthdays. Our host was very accommodating in helping get us set up with streaming on the tv, since we couldn’t borrow dvds. Breakfast was absolutely delicious, and we bought one of the beautiful mugs to bring home with us. We plan to be back!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Rebecca Gallagher, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn
Responded Feb 27, 2021
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!! Our new Smart TVs are pretty snazzy & allow guests to watch whatever streaming services they subscribe to... or watch Hulu Live for the standard cable channels. We look forward to your next visit with us & helping you explore Lancaster County! All the best! ~Rebecca
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Tara M wrote a review Feb 2021
27 contributions3 helpful votes
What a lovely gem! I booked the inn to hold a staff retreat. From the beginning Rebecca was an amazing host. The inn is clean and the COVID measures made us all feel safe. Having a safe place for people to come together is key. The wine bar is cozy and a great addition. Now let’s talk about food. The breakfasts were amazing. I have stayed in May b & b’s; Rebecca has a gift for making breakfast a beautiful experience. I highly recommend staying at the Smithton Inn. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Rebecca Gallagher, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn
Responded Feb 9, 2021
Thank you so much Tara! You and your lovely team were such a pleasure to host, it made the weekend fun for us too! Making you all feel safe, cozy, pampered and well fed are our top objectives, so I'm VERY glad we hit the mark. Hope to see you again soon! Take Care!! ~Rebecca
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Jamie Burkholder wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
If you need a break from your home/work space...this is the place. Beautiful area. Quiet space to work. Great WiFi. Wine downstairs because hello, work/life balance is important right now. Could not recommend it more. Side note...amazing space for family photos!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Rebecca Gallagher, Owner at Historic Smithton Inn
Responded Dec 30, 2020
We were so glad to host you & your family! Love that you could work AND play! Can't wait for your next trip!!!
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$149 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesPennsylvaniaLancaster CountyEphrata
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Frequently Asked Questions about Historic Smithton Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Historic Smithton Inn?
Nearby attractions include Ephrata Cloister (0.3 miles), Ephrata Performing Arts Center (0.4 miles), and Weathered Vineyards Wine Tasting Room (0.00 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Historic Smithton Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Historic Smithton Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Historic Smithton Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Historic Smithton Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Historic Smithton Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Forest Brewery, Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwich, and Yogurtworks Cafe.
Is Historic Smithton Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Ephrata.
Are pets allowed at Historic Smithton Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Historic Smithton Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ephrata Cloister (0.3 miles) and Erbs Covered Bridge (3.5 miles).
Is Historic Smithton Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.