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Hurst House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Ephrata B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
“Absolutely Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

We've stayed in B&Bs all over the US and have never stayed in one that even comes close to The Hurst House. Bert and Rich are outstanding hosts, the food was great and the views were breathtaking. This facility was designed and built as a B&B yet gives the feel of an old country inn. Sitting high on a hill, you can see for miles especially the surrounding farms. Be sure to have Rich point out the covered bridge and ask him to tell the story of how he preserved the view from a newly constructed barn.

Stayed June 2013
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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary. We've stayed at many bed and breakfasts. The Hurst House Bed and Breakfast is our favorite thus far. The views are wonderful. Is was relaxing to sit out on the balcony and watch the swans in the pond, hear the frogs serenading us and taking in the view of the Amish farms. Breakfast was excellent. Bert and Rich are friendly, warm people. The bed and breakfast isn't too far from anything we wanted to go to but it's out far enough that you don't have the noise of traffic. It was great to exercise in the exercise room along with playing ping pong in the game room. It is just a very relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Owners are wonderful, facility is beautiful, views are incredible, breakfast and hospitality top shelf. Truly enjoyed our stay. If you are planning a trip to Lancaster County, this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: All the rooms have private a private balcony, but if available choose a room overlooking the lake.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have stayed at many B&B's over the years and Hurst House is one of the best. Rich and Bert were great hosts, going the extra mile to make us feel welcome and helping us with our travel plans. The location is gorgeous with great views of the surrounding Amish and Mennonite farms. Excellent breakfasts and wonderful conversation. We will recommend Hurst House to family and friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richboro, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have been going to B&B's in Lancaster for the last 10 or so years, and this is by far the best. The owners, Bert and Rich, are so welcoming and hospitable. The whole house is spotless and beautiful. Rich built the inn and has brought doors, lighting, etc from all over the world and he is happy to share the info. It is very impressive as you drive up the hill to Hurst House, as it sits way up on mountain. Down below the back of the B&B is a man made lake with 2 swans. The view is breathtaking! With only 5 rooms, we were a group of 10 at breakfast and we had fun sharing our experiences. The food was bountiful and delicious. The pictures in the brochure don't do Hurst House justice. You need to go there yourself to see what a magnificent place it is.

Room Tip: We looked at them all and they are all beautiful. Some face the lake and some face the countryside.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

We celebrated our 25 th anniversary at the Hurst house and coundnt have picked a better place to spend our special day. The beauty of that special hill top with some of the most dramatic views of the lancaster country side are never to be forgotten.
The owners " Rich & Bert" provided all the necessary touches with in their Inn from the comfortable bedding, gourmet breakfests,beautifull grounds and most importantly the great conversation and feeling that when we left , we had left friends and not just a buisness owner.
We will certinely be back and never again will I need to spend time wondering where we might stay when we visit Lancaster.
ThankYou!, ThankYou!, Thank You!

Room Tip: Swan room over looking the pond
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate our Anniversary. The Hurst House is beautiful and Bert and Rich are wonderful hosts. Our two night stay in the Golden Pond room were very relaxing and peaceful. The king size bed was just right, not too hard, not too soft. Great view of the pond and surrounding farm lands. The homemade hot breakfast were delicious and the conversations with Bert and Rich interesting and educational. Bert and Rich provided us a map marked up with all the best places to visit to include written information and directions. Needless to say, we stimulated the economy in and around Ephrata during our stay. We will definitely stay at the Hurst House B&B again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hurst House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 154 E Farmersville Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522-8506
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ephrata
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ephrata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hurst House Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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