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Historic Smithton Inn

Historic Charm, Modern Comfort in the heart of Lancaster County, PA


Historic Charm, Modern Comfort in the heart of Lancaster County, PA

Historic Smithton Inn Exterior
Historic Smithton Inn Guest Rooms - Smithton Gables
Historic Smithton Inn Guest Rooms - Sage Room
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Historic Smithtown Inn exterior at dusk
Historic Smithton Inn - Owner
Historic Smithton Inn Guest Rooms - Smithton Loft
Historic Smithton Inn Guest Rooms - Blue Bird Room
Historic Smithton Inn Guest Rooms - Crimson Dove
Historic Smithton Inn Guest Rooms - Yellow Room
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The Basics


Voted Best B&B in Lancaster for 2023 (Susquehanna Style Mag), the Smithton Inn is more than just a place to sleep when visiting Amish Country!  The grounds, amenities and customer service are second-to-none. While the property dates back to 1763, it's been painstakingly maintained and improved with modern amenities like EV charging stations, SMART TVs, robust & reliable WiFi and more.  Every room has a working fireplace plus there's a firepit in the back garden to enjoy during summer months.  

At a Glance

  • Pet Friendly
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Fireplaces
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.

In the Know

  • Try the ice cream at Fox Meadow Creamery, rated the Best Ice Cream in the state of Pennsylvania!!

  • The Green Dragon Farmers Market is just 2.3 miles from the Smithton.  It's a beloved market open Friday only, since 1932.

  • Ephrata is the hometown of Major Dick Winters (Band of Brothers fame).  You can visit his statue and gravesite nearby.

  • Bike great rail trails in the area including the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail and the Northern Lancaster County River Trail

Stay for the Story

The Historic Smithton Inn was voted the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County, PA by the readers of Susquehanna Style! This wonderful recognition is a reflection of the high level of customer service, quality amenities, and unique experiences.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Discover great wine and music at Weathered Vineyards

Check our favorite restaurant recommendations in Lancaster PA

Take in one of the best views in Lancaster & experience roof-top dining at The Exchange

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Shop at fantastic Amish-owned businesses
Enjoy a winery-distillery-brewery tour
Catch the latest show and Sight and Sound Theatre

Packages and Special Offers

VALID THROUGH: Oct 29 2023

PA Renaissance Faire Package

Book 2-nights or more at the Historic Smithton Inn and we'll get you 2 general admission tickets for the price of one…...See More

Historic Smithton Inn

Ephrata, PA


VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

3's a Charm

Skip the lines, beat the crowds and SAVE money by visiting Lancaster mid-week!! Book 3 mid-week nights or more (Sunday – Thursday)...See More

Historic Smithton Inn

Ephrata, PA


VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

Sight & Sound Discount

Sight and Sound is the most popular attraction in Lancaster County and we've lined up discounted tickets for our guests. Book a...See More

Historic Smithton Inn

Ephrata, PA


VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

Wine Lovers Package

Package Includes:* Bottle of Wine & Cheese Platter in your room on arrival * 10% off Bottle Purchases at Weathered Vineyards Ephrata...See More

Historic Smithton Inn

Ephrata, PA


Guest Reviews

Rebecca was a fantastic host. She was very hospitable and friendly. The room that we stayed in, the Chocolate Room was clean and relaxing. The breakfast was fantastic. Thank you for preparing an allergy free breakfast for me. The dairy free breakfast really made me comfortable with staying here. Really great location, drove here from Lancaster, PA after visiting Hershey Park.

- Yolanda Fraction

This is only my second B&B that I've stayed at because frankly they can be cluttered, dated, musy and creepy. But we went for it because the pictures showed all the rooms were simply decorated with a few pieces of art and furniture and the bedding was white cotton, not flowered, laced, creepy bedding from the early 70's. We booked the hotel and showed up just as the wine...See More

- Yvonne Boykin

We had a wonderful time here; Rebecca is a super host. Breakfast was delicious on both mornings. Our room, up top, was comfortable and decorated beautifully. She gave us super advice on things to do that I have not done before (even having lived in Lan Co in a previous life). Her blog on covered bridge tours is SPOT ON, and we can't wait to visit more of them...See More

- John B

My husband and I stayed here for our short "baby moon/anniversary" trip to Lancaster County. We stayed in the Red Room; the room was well kept and the amenities were great. Rebecca cooked an amazing breakfast both mornings and was a very friendly host. We appreciated the reserved parking for B&B guests. We wish we could have enjoyed the back yard fire pit and the patio but were unfortunately...See More

- K H

This was our first stay since the new owners took over. They have done a great job with renovations and upkeep. Breakfast changes daily. They've added a wine bar with live music on the weekend (we didn't get to experience). Most definitely would stay again.

- William Ricketts

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 9

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Restaurant On Site, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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