Historic Smithton Inn is an historic Select Registry© Pennsylvania bed and breakfast for sale located in Ephrata, PA. The Inn enjoys a profitable year-round lodging and bistro business in the heart of Lancaster County. Pennsylvania Amish Country is one of the top tourist destinations in the state attracting over 9 million visitors annually.
Historic Amish Country Bed and Breakfast
The historic main house, originally built in 1763, is the centerpiece of the ½ acre property. The Weathered Vineyards wine tasting room and restaurant occupies part of the first floor, offering a rustic yet elegant atmosphere for inn guests and the public. The bar offers an intimate year-round setting with local wines, craft beers and a selective dining menu while the outdoor garden dining area provides outdoor seating for up to 50 patrons and a portable tent which houses live music to entertain dining guests until 8PM on weekend nights. This outdoor space is also ideal for the hosting of small events and intimate weddings.
Nine Elegant Guest Rooms in Lancaster County
The nine well appointed guest rooms at Historic Smithton Inn are a major draw featuring authentic Pennsylvania Amish Country decor and furniture along with high-end amenities including electric and wood burning fireplaces, two-person jetted tubs, rainfall showers and kitchens, coupled with high end bed linens, towels and luxurious robes. All of the guest rooms at Historic Smithton Inn have been consistently upgraded and renovated over the last 12 years and are in exemplary condition.
Gorgeous Grounds & Separate Owner’s House
The parking lot offers space for up to 14 cars, including two electric vehicle charging stations. The landscaped grounds of the backyard offer guests of The Inn additional seclusion and privacy with an inviting sunken brick guest fire-pit beneath stately trees. The back fence has a gate that leads 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.
In The Heart of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County
The Historic Smithton Inn is an Amish Country inn for sale located in the heart of Lancaster County, less than 25 minutes outside of the city of Lancaster. Ephrata itself offers travelers a small town feel with quaint shops and restaurants surrounded by rolling farmland. The Historic Ephrata Cloister is within 0.5 miles, while the popular Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail for walking and biking is located less than 1 mile from The Inn.
Lancaster County is the 4th most popular county for tourism in the state of Pennsylvania. Lancaster County had a record year in 2021 with over 9 million visitors spending over $2.3 billion tourism dollars. The Sight & Sound Theatre which attracts a steady flow of church groups and midweek travelers throughout the year is within 30 minutes. Lancaster County has an especially strong seasonal draw from Spring through Fall with food and wine events, seasonal festivals, live music & farm tours.
Historic Smithton Inn is the #1 ranked B&B in Ephrata on TripAdvisor® and has earned a sterling reputation with outstanding guest ratings on Yelp®, Google® & Facebook®. The inn is in excellent condition, exceptionally well maintained, well marketed by gracious hosts, and ideally positioned for this flourishing market.