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Historic Smithton Inn and Wine Bar

Farm-to-Table Breakfast

Fresh Lancaster Ingredients

Unwind Your Troubles

Experience a simpler time

Away from the World

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One-of-a-Kind Historic Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast


Located in the town of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, just a stone’s throw from museums, shops and restaurants and minutes from Amish farmland, The Historic Smithton Inn, its restaurant and wine bar, Weathered Vineyards, delights guests with old-fashioned charm, modern amenities, Amish buggy sightings, and our own wines.

This Ephrata Bed and Breakfast is an easy drive from Philadelphia (1-hour); Baltimore, Maryland (1.5-hours); and New York City (less than 3-hours). Our local bakers, makers, craft beer brewers, and restaurateurs lure foodies from near and far. The high-speed wireless internet and videoconferencing breakfast menu attracts those looking to work from home, while not actually being at home. Ephrata is known for its drivability and small-town charm. Our location, in the heart of Lancaster County, is ideal for guests seeking to explore gardens, outdoor trails, and working farms, as well as those who’d rather turn the corner and walk to their favorite cafe, park or hiking trail.

There isn’t a better place to experience the best of Lancaster County than the Historic Smithton Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster PA.

Farm-to-Table Breakfast & Dining

It’s only natural that a Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster PA would serve up fresh, locally sourced, Lancaster ingredients for each and every meal. The Historic Smithton Inn prides itself on providing an authentic Lancaster County B&B culinary experience. Breakfast is served daily in our socially-distanced restaurant, or at the location of your choice on the premises. If you’re here for a Lancaster PA workcation, you’ll want to choose one of our one-handed, mess-free, breakfasts from the videoconferencing menu. We’re also able to serve you dinner and adult beverages in our wine bar on Friday through Sunday, or by appointment, on most other days. Give us a heads up for any special dietary requests including Vegan, Gluten Free, Lactose Free or Low Carb to name a few. Our Ephrata B&B prides ourselves in being able to accommodate special requests

The Select Registry Distinction

The Historic Smithton Inn is proud to be a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast in Pennsylvania, Distinguished Inns of North America, and this standard of excellence is apparent in every detail of your stay. No matter which guest room or private-entry cottage you choose, you can always look forward to the best, local, amenities. Our Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast features five rooms, one suite, a separate Tailor’s cottage, and a private detached guest house. Each room or accommodation features its own unique comforts, from fireplaces to garden-views to pet-friendly lodging. All rooms feature spa-quality robes; Jacuzzi tubs; Tempur-Pedic mattresses topped with luxury linens; and eco-friendly toiletries; as well as reliable, very high-speed, internet; and Flat-screen Smart TVs.

Take a Virtual Tour


Explore the Grounds, Rooms, and Tasting Room

Welcome to the Historic Smithton Inn Lancaster Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfast, where historic charm combines with modern comfort and convenience. Our cozy Ephrata PA bed and breakfast is a unique lodging alternative to conventional Lancaster PA hotel. From antique furnishings throughout our inn to a homemade breakfast each morning, and modern amenities for you to enjoy, you’ll find our Select Registry Bed and Breakfast a friendly and comfortable place to stay. Step into the charm and history of our inn through our virtual tour. You can browse each of our individually decorated guest rooms, explore the grounds, and learn more about our Weathered Vineyards wine tasting room located at our Ephrata PA bed and breakfast.

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Historic Smithton Inn Accommodations fireplace

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We are a short drive to these popular Lancaster Destinations:

1-minute to Ephrata Cloister

6-minutes to Green Dragon Farmers Market

20-minutes to Lititz

20-minutes to Intercourse

20-minutes to dowtown Lancaster

30-minutes to Strasburg

40-minutes to Hershey

What Our Customers Say

“This place is excellent! The rooms are squeaky clean, and the service is great. The staff is super accommodating and helpful. Its close to hiking trails, scenic views, Amish town, and other relaxing sites. Went for a relaxing 3 days with my wife. Highly recommended!!!”

Am Me

Dec 2020

What Our Customers Say

“Had a fabulous stay at this historic inn. The room was amazing, with a real fireplace and very comfortable bed. Anything we could have needed was provided, and we really enjoyed our stay. The host and staff were responsive, accommodating and very nice, plus breakfast was delicious! Highly recommend”


Oct 2020

What Our Customers Say

“A beautiful 18th century guest house, large comfortably furnished bedrooms with a refrigerator, large private baths, large closets and individually controlled air conditioning. Plush, comfortable beds. Creative and delicious breakfasts featuring fresh homemade breads and muffins, local produce and meats. Rebecca is the welcoming and friendly innkeeper. There is an onsite wine tasting room and gift shop, as well as outside comfortable seating areas. Free wifi.”


Sept 2020



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