A Charming & Modern Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County

Welcome to the Historic Smithton Inn, where historic charm combines with modern comfort and convenience, for an experience you won't soon forget.

Great Location:

Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, our bed and breakfast in Ephrata, PA is ideally situated to explore the multitude of attractions that Lancaster County has to offer. At the Smithton, we offer the amenities you expect from a hotel, like spacious rooms, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and iPod docking stations; then we exceed expectations by having working fireplaces, DVD players, mini-fridges, hand-sewn quilts, and complimentary snacks and bottled water in each guest room. You'll also love sitting on our front porch rockers and watching the buggies pass by or enjoying an evening fire on the back patio.

Memorable Service:

We are happy to help you plan the perfect Lancaster County vacation to suit YOU! We can provide you with a map to covered bridges or the best driving routes to see Amish farms and culture. We also have plenty of suggestions for museums, theaters, festivals, wine tours, farmers markets, historic sites, concerts, amusements, nature hikes...the list goes on... I guarantee that you'll run out of gas before we run out of things for you to do!

Delicious Breakfasts:

Our guests rave about our breakfasts, so be sure to arrive with an appetite for delicious homemade cuisine. You'll wake up to the aroma of freshly baked goods. Breakfast is served at your convenience, between 8:00 and 10:00 am, earlier by prior arrangement. On our handcrafted break-front, you'll find our signature Smithton Granola, homemade and organic yogurt, fresh fruit, homemade muffins or breads, and our signature Italian herb bread. Also on hand are an assortment of juices, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Once you've whet your appetite, we'll deliver your plated meal, which alternates between sweet and savory dishes each day (or you can choose eggs to order instead). Some regular items on the menu include Baked Eggs in a Ham Cup served with Three-Cheese Polenta, Baked French Toast Topped with Apples and a side of thick-cut bacon, Mediterranean Breakfast Strada with Roasted Potatoes, or a Fresh Berry Puffed Pancake with local sausage. Rebecca loves to experiment, so you may get to taste-test something new, and with your approval, it could become part of the regular 'rotation.' We haven't had a rejection yet!!

If you're looking for special touches or activities during your stay, we can help you out there too. We can arrange an in-room couple's massage or make reservations for you at one of our wonderful local restaurants. We also have packages (or you can create your own) to help you celebrate special occasions.


We are located in northeastern Lancaster County, in the historic borough of Ephrata, just minutes from the Ephrata Cloister and the Green Dragon Farmers Market. We are a close drive to Lititz, Hershey, Lancaster, Bird-In-Hand, and Intercourse, and just 1.5 hours from Philadelphia, Valley Forge, and Gettysburg. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or an active vacation full of sightseeing and attractions, the Smithton Inn will be a welcoming oasis from everyday life, one that you'll want to visit again and again.

At the Historic Smithton Inn we're looking forward to an exciting 2014!  Last year was the 250th Anniversary of our building... THIS year is our 5th Anniversary as Innkeepers.  We made some wonderful memories in the past five years... both exploring our wonderful area and meeting some truly interesting and enjoyable guests, and look forward to continuing that trend for many years to come!

There are so many terrific reasons to come visit Lancaster County, including all kinds of wonderful events, sights, walks, drives, attractions, theatre, music, breweries, wineries, and so on for you to take in while you stay with us!  We love talking to each of our guests to get a sense of your personality and what types of places you'll enjoy... then we'll point you in the right direction!

Occasionally though, guests don't want to do ANYTHING but rest and relax, and we get that too!  All our rooms have working fireplaces, amazingly comfortable bedding, free WiFi, and an extensive DVD collection, so you can just 'hunker down' and cuddle up instead, if that's your preference!!

We hope to see you soon...

All the best!


Quote of the Month: “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine


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