We wanted to stay someplace near home (NYC) so decided to go to Amish Country, which is a 2.5 hour drive. There are over 160 B&B's in Lancaster County - capital of Amish country - so after a lot of research, we settled on this place. Was not disappointed.
House: The building itself is old (built in 1700's) , and I expected for a little wear and tear, but the place was very well kept and clean.
Room: we stayed in the red room, and it was exactly as pictured and described (check out the website). The bathroom had a deep tub, and the housekeeper cleans it daily, which allowed us to take a bath (a luxury we don't have in our NYC apartment).
Breakfast: the best purpose of a B&B is the breakfast, and this place was exceptional. Rebecca - one of the innkeepers - is an amazing cook. First day's breakfast was cinnamon french toast souffle with turkey sausage, fresh fruits of apple, strawberry and kiwi, strawberry bread with homemade preserves. Second day's breakfast was 3 pepper quiche with herb cheese and regular sausage, blueberry muffins, and fresh fruits of pineapple and blueberries. Everything was absolutely fabulous
Location: Ephrata is really small, so there isn't too much to do there, but it was a close drive to Lancaster, a couple wineries, and Intercourse/ Bird-in-hand. The B&B was so great that if we went back to Lancaster County, we would probably stay here but there are more central places to stay.
- 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
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