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Historic Smithton Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Ephrata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Ruston
1 review
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“Everything was perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I and three other couples recently spent a weekend at the Historic Smithton Inn. Rebecca and Dave were wonderful, and so accommodating, Even before we arrived, Rebecca help plan our trip by suggesting restaurants, tours, etc. The rooms were big and nice and breakfast was to die for - especially the Crunchy French Toast!! Wish we could have stayed longer. I would definitely stay here again. A Carroll Ruston, Louisiana

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Alnita C
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Weirton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We recently spent a lovely weekend at the Historic Smithton Inn and were absolutely delighted with our stay.The room was beautiful and clean,our hostess was extremely hospitable and helpful in every way and the breakfast was heavenly. We will definitely go back and I encourage anyone who is sight seeing in the Lancaster area to consider this gem!!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed for for 2 nights this time. We have been here 2 other times. The breakfast is wonderful, and it is plentiful. If going to Amish Country this is located in a central place. The house is full of history with modern comforts. The rooms are spacious and relaxing. Rebecca and Dave are perfect hosts. Just wish we could have spent more time there. It is nice to have a working fireplace in each bedroom. Rebecca adds a nice touch by putting snacks and bottled water in each room. Can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank hmguilford
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My dearest friend of 45 years suggested we take a trip to Ephrata to visit with another dear friend and their family. She said we would be staying at a Wonderful B & B. Well this is an understatement. This place was that and much more. The room was perfect with a brick fireplace complete with a log already in it, high bed with the most comfortable sheets ever! The chair, I didn't want to get out of because it was so cozy. Our hosts Rebecca and Dave were so accommodating, friendly and warm. Breakfast was splendid, I am sorry I didn't take my phone or camera to snap a photo.
I can't wait to take my family there too. I HIGHLY recommend the Historic Smithton Inn, as a wonderful destination that you will enjoy!.

Sheila F.
Bensalem, PA

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights, during Superstorm Sandy. We did not lose power, and while most of the area was closed down, we were comfortable and warm. The rooms are great, the bedding is fantastic, and Rebecca and Dave was perfect hosts. Breakfast every day was outstanding. All in all, I can only say positive things about this B&B. Ranks up there with the best I've ever stayed at.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank EastwestUSA
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Great B&B experience. Our hosts were pleasant and made helpful suggestions to make our PA visit most enjoyable. The inn was lovely, the rooms were clean, comfortable and inviting. Their breakfast was delicious and the presentation was superb. Thanks Dave, Rebecca and staff!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

My husband and I spent one night at the Smithton for our anniversary, and it was a great decision! Rebecca and Dave are so welcoming and keep a beautiful Inn. Dave gave us a great tour of the property. We found all the history attached to the home fascinating. Rebecca's food is delicious! My husband and I have 3 small children and we have not left all three before overnight, this was a perfect getaway. We plan to stay here again, and we recommend The Smithton to anyone looking for a cozy, welcoming getaway in the Ephrata area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Historic Smithton Inn
Address: 900 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-1328
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ephrata
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ephrata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Historic Smithton Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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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