Historic Smithton Inn

Select Registry Member Since 2014

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Historic Smithton Inn

Select Registry Member Since 2014

The Basics

The Historic Smithton Inn is more than just a place to sleep when visiting Amish Country. It’s an experience like no other! Guests can enjoy locally crafted furniture and colonial architecture, but there are plenty of modern amenities such as flat-screen SMART TVs, robust WiFi, and Electric Vehicle Chargers… The list goes on for what this charming property offers outside the typical hotel stay – all within 20 minutes or less drive time from the Inn.

Things We Love

We have an on-site wine bar and live music on weekends


Guest enjoy delicious farm-to-table breakfasts


We are ideally located for exploring Lancaster County Amish attractions, theaters, wineries, restaurants, and more

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms Available
  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Family Friendly
  • Green/Environmentally Friendly
  • Wine/Spirits Available Onsite
  • Pub, Tavern or Bar Onsite
  • Fireplaces in All Guestrooms
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Private Entrances - Some Rooms
  • Jetted Tubs - Some Rooms
  • Cabins/Cottages Available
  • Full House Rental Available
  • Weddings & Events Available

Best For

  • Culinary Experiences/Regional Cuisine
  • History & Heritage
  • Wine/Vineyard Destination

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Try the ice cream at Fox Meadow Creamery, rated the Best Ice Cream in the state of Pennsylvania
  • If your trip includes a Friday, you should experience the Green Dragon Farmers Market, a treasured Lancaster County Amish Market since 1932
  • For unique & special shopping, check out Prussian Street Arcade - basically if Etsy had a storefront, this would be it
  • Bring your bike! There are some fantastic Rail Trails in the area including the "Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail" and the "Northern Lancaster County River Trail".
  • The best burgers in town can be found at Cabalar on Queen Street in Lancaster


The Historic Smithton Inn is a charming property that was originally a tavern/stage coach stop built in 1763. The location offers terrific accessibility for guests to explore all the diverse attractions available throughout Lancaster County. Just about everything that guests want to visit during their Amish Country vacation is within 20 minutes or less... via either main roads or back roads, you choose!
All our guest rooms combine the warmth of a working fireplace, locally crafted furniture and hand-sewn quilts with modern amenities like a flat-screen TV/DVD player, wireless internet access, and individual climate control.  The towels are plush and the bedding is oh-so-wonderful!

Breakfast each morning is a real treat.  Everything is homemade including a signature granola blend, muffins, and breads.  Fresh fruit and a hot plated meal are served daily, typically alternating between a sweet dish one day and a savory one the next.  Because we're located in a thriving farming community, the majority of our ingredients are locally grown or made, including wonderful jams and sausages.  And no worries if you have dietary constraints, just let us know ahead of time so we can be sure to have the ingredients we need.

Accommodations are suited to both leisure or business travelers.  We have one suite that is pet/ child-friendly.

The innkeepers are happy to help with advice and suggestions for exploring the area.  We can help you book tours, mark up maps, find hidden gems and eat at wonderful restaurants... OR... we can stay out of your way an allow you to simply enjoy our lovely grounds, your charming room, and our 400+ DVD collection.



Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, Concierge Services

Food & Wine

We serve full, homemade breakfast each morning. We have fruits, breads, muffins, cereals and yogurt set out on a buffet for guests, followed by a plated hot meal that alternates between a sweet dish and a savory dish daily. We can always whip up some scrabmled eggs if you're not a fan of the menu being served. We can usually accommodate special dietary requests but need advance notice to obtain any ingredients outside what we typically serve.

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Flexible Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: Open to the public

Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Early Coffee Tea

Rooms & Suites

All guestrooms and suites at the Historic Smithton Inn have flat screen TV/DVD players, with access to a 400+ DVD collection, including every Academy Award Winning "Best Picture" from 1976 - the present (we have award winners before then too, we just loose sequential order!). Rooms also have wireless internet access, digital "Atomic" alarm clocks, desktop charging stations with USB ports, desks and working fire places. Amenities like luxurious sheets, towels and spa bath robes, and complimentary snacks and bottled water are all appreciated by our guests.

Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites

# of Rooms: 9

Beds: Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV, Smart TV's

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Microwaves, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Rollaway Available, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, Concierge Services


Minimum Stay Required: Peak Season

Pet-Friendly: Yes

Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets

Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes

Weddings & Events

Wedding/Events Capacity: 1-19

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Elopement

Wedding Services & Amenities: Officiant, Florist, Photographer

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Max Capacity Outdoor: 100

Business Travel & Events

The Historic Smithton Inn is a unique venue for small business meetings, executive retreats, small parties, or large outdoor events. Contact Rebecca at 717-733-6094 to discuss your event and see if it's a good fit for our facility... and if not, we're happy to help you find a meeting facility nearby while your group stays with us!

# of Meeting Rooms: 1

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 20

Max Capacity Theater: 28

Max Capacity Boardroom: 14

Max Capacity Classroom: 16

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