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EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 22 Lancaster B&B and Inns
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1 review
“Rest and rejuvenation for mind and body”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2010

Our stay at the Bowman House, could not have been improved in any measure! Everything was excellent! Your host E.Y., will do his very best to ensure you have a great time. Miss Alice has command of the kitchen and serves an excellent and relaxing breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2010

Loved our stay here....Alice and Murphey are just wonderful hosts and pay attention to every detail. Loved the rooms, the amenities and the food. Can it get any better coming back after a night out to a fireplace with hot apple cider, cookies and a beautiful room to stay in? Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Belton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2010

You cannot go wrong staying at the E.J. Bowman House B&B. My husband and I were traveling with another couple, and the Amish country was part of our road trip. We had so much fun while staying at the Bowman Housen - we stayed for 3 days. The house was spotless, the rooms were so comfortable, and we had the most wonderful breakfasts (served in courses) prepared by Alice (OMG the pumpkin pancakes were out of this world) and served by MurphEy. This is not a typo. It is MurphEy. We had such fun with him. We now feel like we now have friends in Pennsylvania where we had known no one before. MurphEy knows about everything and couldn't be more courteous and helpful. He drew maps for us, arranged for tickets for us, gave us the ins and outs of where to go, arranged a meal for us with a dear sweet Amish family, and then met us each night when we came home to assure we had had a wonderful day. Next time we are in Pennsylvania, the Bowman House will be on our places to stay. And the price is great - you could not get a better deal anywhere else, not even counting the gourmet breakfasts.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Sutter Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2010

Alice and MurphEY are amazing hosts. Fabulous breakfasts, great directions and tips for what to see on which days based on local conditions. The rooms are lovely, well maintained and comfortable. We would absolutely stay there again when we next visit Lancaster area. Two thumbs up from us!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2010

Totally pleasant, relaxing, fun and enjoyment, highly recommended!
So many wonderful details that make your stay really pleasant. The owners are perfect hosts, the grounds are beautiful.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

This was our first visit to the Lancaster area and the Bowman House was an excellent place to stay. Our hosts were very helpful with tour suggestions, restaurants, and general information. The breakfasts were truly "Gourmet" and the rooms were satisfactory. We definitely felt like we were in our own home when we returned from a day of site-seeing. We especially liked the extensive selection of movies available for free viewing at night and the comfortable living area where we enjoyed several bottles of wine with our friends.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2010

The EJ Bowman House is a warm and inviting Bed and Breakfast, just minutes from downtown Lancaster. Not only was my room comfortable and inviting, but the whole house (excluding the innkeepers' private quarters in the back) was open to guests, and I felt very comfortable walking around, looking at the beautiful painted murals in the hallways, and enjoying the general atmosphere. The innkeepers, Alice and EY Murphy, are the best! While they have scheduled check-in times, they do accommodate special requests. Since I was traveling from Indiana, I thought I may have a late arrival. This was no problem. Breakfast each day was wonderful, enjoyed around a large table with the other guests, which made for great conversation. And Mr. Murphy was such a delight, asking questions and entering into some very interesting discussions that we all enjoyed. After breakfast, he gave everyone advice on where to go and what to do, based upon their interests for the day. There is a room in the front of the house with maps and brochures about the area, and Mr. Murphy is more than happy to let guests know what is worthwhile and give them detailed directions to make the most of their Pennsylvania Dutch experience. And while most guests spent the day out and about, one could just as easily relax at the inn listening to music, watching movies, or reading one of the many books available. Pretzels, cookies, popcorn, and drinks are available in a small kitchen area at any time, which was great for late-night movie watching. My room was clean and comfortable, with cozy linens and a nice, clean, private bathroom. The whole experience of staying here was so welcoming and warm, my husband and I are planning to stay here to celebrate a delayed 20th anniversary in the near future. While my husband did not go with me on this trip, he said he likes the idea of a warm and welcoming atmosphere. And I know he will just love Alice and EY.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast

Property: EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2674 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601-3724
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As your hosts, the O'Donnells welcome discerning travelers to where good tastes and elegance are at home for you in their circa 1860 Italianate home (big yellow house). 4 deluxe rooms and a suite (with whirlpool), modern conveniences, full homemade breakfasts and a lovely garden offer you the perfect Lancaster getaway with Hershey, Gettysburg and Philadelphia each a simple day trip away. ... more   less 
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