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

Guest Reviews

Staying at the Smithton Inn was an enjoyable and relaxing experience. They are so incredibly nice and kind, and made me feel welcomed through every step of my stay. The rooms were homey and the beds were comfortable. They also had good toilet paper relative to other places I’ve stayed at. And the breakfast was really good as well. I particularly enjoyed the egg and sausage omelette / casserole....See More

- Conor Smith

Absolutely phenomenal experience at Smithton Historic Inn under the new ownership of Karen! From the moment we stepped through the doors, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality that truly made us feel at home. The breakfast was amazing especially the homemade strawberry and lemon bread. Entertainment was another highlight of our stay, especially with the talented Peggy showcasing local talent. It added a special touch to our evenings...See More

- Stuart Tashman

My wife and I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts. Sometimes we remember the place and sometimes it's the hosts. Our stay at the Historic Smithton Inn was memorable. A very nice bed and breakfast, but the best thing about it was the warm & pleasant hospitality from the owner Karen.

- Ray Fontenault

We stayed at the Smithton Inn last summer and we loved it! First time staying in a bed & breakfast and it did not disappoint. Rebecca was very welcoming and helpful with her recommendations. We stayed in the Smithton Loft which exceeded my expectations. The breakfasts were amazing, 3 courses! We can't wait to come back!

- Jennifer Z

This is a beautiful historic Inn, we loved our stay!! Rebecca was a wonderful host. The room (Tailors cottage) was perfect for my husband and golden retriever, spacious, super clean and cozy. We loved just hanging out by the fire at night. Will definitely be back! P.S. breakfast was amazing! And we also enjoyed the wine bar. Great staff!

- Maureen Ursprung

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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