Fodor's Expert Review Historic Smithton Inn

900 W. Main St., at Academy Dr., Ephrata, Pennsylvania, 17522, USA Fodor's Choice

Hand-sewn quilts coexist comfortably with iPod docking stations at this B&B, a former tavern built in 1763. The inn has been authentically restored and filled with hand-tooled furniture that is true to the period, much of it designed and built by the former owner, an artist who worked closely with local craftspeople. All the rooms have fireplaces and many have canopy beds. Historic charm melds with modern flair for a unique experience that owners Rebecca and David Gallagher refer to as "historic hip." Full breakfast is included.

PROS

  • authentic period decor
  • spotlessly clean rooms
  • up-to-date amenities

CONS

  • location is near busy intersection
  • low doorways and stairs may provide accessibility issues
  • flat-screen TVs and DVD library may jar those looking for rustic escape

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Residential Area
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 877-755–4590 | 717-733–6094

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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