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Mt Bethel
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

My wife and I just returned from a two night stay at this wonderful b and b just outside of the main town of Ephrata, Pa. Our room was very comfortable, nicely decorated and quiet. The breakfasts were very creative and well prepared. The downstairs sitting room was also very pleasant. It was too hot to be outside, but the... More 

2 Thank David N
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed two nights in early August. As a party of 3, we had two bedrooms, the Sage room, an accessible bedroom on the ground floor, and the Blue Room on the second floor. Both were absolutely lovely. Each had great features including working fireplaces - although in August we were more interested in working air conditioners, which we had.... More 

2 Thank harpsncats
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a wedding in Lancaster to attend. We decided to make it a weekend get a way with just the two of us! (We left the children back home ). We researched different places to stay and couldn't find exactly what we were looking for. I finally came across the Historic Smithton Inn on this website.... More 

2 Thank KristenM525
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66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This B&B is incredible! Everything about it is outstanding, so I will not go into every aspect of this first-class experience. Rebecca, the hostess, is probably the most incredible of the experiences... but not the only one(s). The rooms are beautiful, spacious, and clean! Breakfast is to die for! Not too large, and served to perfection, and the atmosphere is... More 

2 Thank fordco
Herndon, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I stayed one night at the inn, even though they typically require a two-night minimum over the summer. Rebecca waived the two-night minimum since this particular room would have been empty between two other reservations the night before and the night after. We also requested an in-room couples massage. Rebecca touched base with the masseuse and returned... More 

1 Thank rennfamily04
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Historic Smithton Inn is a true gem. The innkeepers, Rebecca and Dave, have beautifully maintained the historic integrity of the building while making you feel like a guest in the home of dear family members. It's a warm atmosphere, immaculate and breakfast is absolutely delicious. The decor is beautiful and in keeping with charm of Lancaster County. The Inn is... More 

1 Thank nancysheppard0608
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We spent the evening at Smithton Inn about a week ago. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our visit. We stayed in the Red Room. The room was very comfortable and welcoming. The softness of the bed linens just seemed to envelope you making for a wonderful night's sleep. We really loved the thoughtfulness of the welcome gift bag for us... More 

3 Thank Lois S
McMurray, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We spotted the Historic Smithton Inn on the web and thought it looked interesting so booked a stay. It turned out to be the best decision we made for our trip. This B&B is simply wonderful. The bed and pillows were sooo comfortable and the people there are really nice. They offer a very personal experience and the best breakfast... More 

1 Thank Cindy L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Lovely inn, the decor fits with the age of the inn and it is very clean and welcoming. There are working fireplaces in each room and a beautiful garden to sit inn. Rebecca basically cooks breakfast of your choosing. We stayed in the Red room, they all look great...the yellow room a little basic.

1 Thank Maurafd
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88 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We really enjoyed ourselves here. Our female host was terrific: helpful, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, energetic, welcoming. Our male host was also nice, but more in the background. The Inn itself is well-renovated w/ beautiful wood floors, comfy beds (although ours was about 4-6 inches higher off the floor than was appropriate, we both thought). Our bathroom was pretty large and the... More 

2 Thank ktk19147

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ephrata
Price Range: ₹ 10,773 - ₹ 12,341 (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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“We love the Crimson Dove Suite with the King size bed”
 of 5 bubbles L7908IBkevinp, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Blue room was nice, Red room looks a little more modern, Suite looked fab!”
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“The Red and Blue rooms might be a bit quieter.”
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“Upstairs rooms are great”
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“All rooms were beautiful! We were able to see other rooms that we didn't stay in.”
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