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Historic Smithton Inn

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Once again the phenomenal hospitality of Rebecca and Dave Gallagher greeted us from the moment we stepped into the inn. We had the wonderful Crimson Dove suite complete with jacuzzi and all. Rebecca thinks of every single detail for your comfort. This is our 7th or 8th time staying at Smithton....you don't just stay at an inn......you are made to...

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4Thank Karen S
Reviewed February 21, 2013

If, like us, you were fans of the Historic Smithton Inn when it was in its prime in the 1980's and 1990's, before it slipped in quality and care during its previous owner's final years here in the 00's, you will be so heartened and glad, as we were, to revisit this wonderful inn in its new glory -- and...

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2Thank Neuroticus
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We only spent the night, but we could have stayed for a month! Rebecca is incredible- welcoming, warm, friendly and most importantly an incredible cook. She immediately makes you feel at home- quick yet informative tour of the inn, your room and the amenities so you can immediately begin enjoying yourself. This place has all the modern comforts, yet memorable...

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3Thank Julia H
Howell, New Jersey
Reviewed January 30, 2013

My husband & I just spent 2 nights at this Inn,the rooms looked exactly like the web site. We choose the Crimson Dove Suite which was very romantic. We stayed there during the 2 coldest days of the year. But with the wood burning fireplace & a big leather couch in front of it we never wanted to leave the...

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3Thank mercury71
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Cannot recommend this Inn too highly. Everything was as detailed on the site. The breakfast was wonderful and Rebecca cooked eggs for a fussy eater. We booked Taylor's Cottage for a family of 5. It was a perfect place to stay. Beautifully warm during a cold winter stay. Bedding was very comfortable. Great location to look around Lancaster County. Lots...

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4Thank 62mark
Short Hills, New Jersey
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Bed and breakfasts are normally a hit or a miss.this is a rare find,a truly charming get away with tastefully done interiors,impeccable service and superb cuisine.Rebecca made our stay so brilliant that We are returning we have referred our friends and they just made their bookings That I am sure is the best compliment that one can give to the...

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5Thank Koshpalmer
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I was a wee bit nervous being a female traveling alone for the first time but within 24 hours I was calling the Inn "Home". I just left for my real Home this morning and I didn't want to leave. I had the Crimson Dove Suite and made regular use of the Jacuzzi Tub, Heated floor, fire in the fireplace...

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4Thank Catherine B
Stevens, Pennsylvania
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Rebecca was so great and personable! We stayed in the Crimson Dove Suite and the room was gorgeous. We had a jacuzzi tub and heated floor. The bed was super comfortable. I just really loved this place. Breakfast was delicious! I would highly recommend this place!!!!!

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2Thank gingerbabyc
Reviewed December 18, 2012

We were given a gift certificate to this charming 250 year old Inn. We were pleasantly surprised by everything. It is a beautiful and very well maintained building...outside and inside. The Innkeeper, Rebecca Gallagher, greeted us in such a friendly and pleasant manner. We were shown around and given the "lay of the land". Our room was very large, beautifully...

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3Thank Palpatti
New York
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Dave and Rebecca couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We didn't know the area. Rebecca had maps and excellent tips on where to go for all sorts of activities and shopping. The Inn is perched on a small hill at a crossroads. If I'm not mistaken, it was built in the 1730's by a important member of the Ephrata...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ephrata
Price Range: $134 - $191 (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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See which rooms travelers prefer

“The Crimson Room is perfect. With a sofa, work space and huge bathroom. The fire place is the icing on the cake.”
bobweitzel, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“Tailor's cottage is the only pet friendly room”
MNDC2012, Jan 22, 2017 | Read review
“Speak to Rebecca. She will guide you as to which suite best suits your needs.”
Nee966, Jan 6, 2017 | Read review
“Tailor's Cottage is very private and roomy”
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lindawM1107TW, Dec 27, 2016 | Read review
“The sage room on the first floor, in the rear, was very private.”
SuzyQu15, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
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