Historic Pennsylvania Inn in Lancaster County

Ephrata, PA  

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The main house at Historic Smithton Inn was originally built in 1763. The nine main house guest rooms feature authentic Amish Country decor and furniture along with high-end amenities including rainfall showers and kitchenettes, electric and wood burning fireplaces and two-person jetted tubs. All of the guest rooms have been upgraded and renovated over the last 12 years and are in exemplary condition featuring high end bed linens, towels and luxurious robes.

The landscaped grounds offer guests additional seclusion and privacy with a brick fire-pit beneath stately trees. The back fence has a gate leading to the separate owner’s house, located on its own parcel in the adjacent lot. The sale price includes this separate 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath 1,500 square foot owner’s home with a private yard, full kitchen, dining room, living room, sun room and finished basement.

The Weathered Vineyards wine tasting room and restaurant offers an elegant atmosphere for inn guests and the public with an intimate year-round bar setting serving local wines, craft beers and a selective dining menu. The outdoor garden dining area provides additional seating for up to 50 patrons and a portable tent which houses live music until 8PM on weekend nights. This outdoor space is also ideal for the hosting of intimate weddings and small events.

The Inn is located in the heart of Lancaster County, less than 25 minutes from Lancaster. The town of Ephrata itself offers travelers quaint shops and restaurants surrounded by rolling farmland. The Historic Ephrata Cloister is within 0.5 miles and the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail for biking and walking is less than 1 mile from The Inn.

Lancaster County had a record year in 2021 with over 9 million visitors spending over $2.3 billion tourism dollars. Lancaster County has an especially strong seasonal draw with food and wine events, seasonal festivals, live music & farm tours. Lancaster County is the 4th most popular county for tourism in the state of Pennsylvania attracting midweek travelers throughout the year.

The Inn has earned a fantastic reputation with outstanding guest ratings on TripAdvisor®, Yelp®, Google® & Facebook®. The inn is in excellent condition, exceptionally well maintained and ideally positioned for this flourishing market.

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