The next time you travel to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, please come enjoy warm hospitality, comfortable lodging, full hearty complementary breakfast and stunning views of farmers bringing in the bountiful fall harvest of tobacco and corn. The winter scenes of fresh fallen snow across the farm land can be enjoyed from our luxurious Victorian-style Bed and Breakfast.
Rich Hurst grew up on a farm in the small town of Farmersville which is where The Hurst House Bed & Breakfast is located. Bert Hurst was raised on a neighboring
farm. Rich attended the four room Farmersville School, grades 1-5, walking from their farm on the north side of the Katza Bukle hill, with three of his seven brothers and two sisters.
In 1986 we purchased a seventeen acre farm which had an existing house
and barn on it. We built The Hurst House Bed & Breakfast on this property in the year 2000. The project began by clearing the hillside of overgrown vines and bushes. The first actual construction on the property was a windmill. The next project was to dig a one acre lake which is now home to a pair of swans, ducks, fish, frogs, turtles and an occasional meal-seeking blue heron, king fisher or fish hawk.
Prior to this undertaking, Rich had thirty-seven years experience in building homes. We carefully planned and, along with Rich's sub-contractors, worked together eighteen months on the construction of this magnificent Victorian home. Even the hardwood floors were a labor of love. The flooring was made from oak trees cut from our wooded lot, hauled to the mill to be cut into flooring, and then to a kiln to be dried. Finally, they were hauled back to our barn for final trimming and up to the house for installation.
Together we designed and decorated all the rooms in our B&B. As we have traveled over the years we've collected many pieces of antique furniture and light fixtures. The elegant Murano glass chandeliers were purchased in Venice, Italy. Rich traveled to Honduras to help work with rebuilding after Hurricane Mitch and during his stay located a Honduran mahogany furniture manufacturer and purchased leaded glass front doors and several pieces of mahogany furniture.
We hope you enjoy The Hurst House as much as we have enjoyed designing
and creating it. As our guests, our home is your home while you visit
scenic Lancaster County.
“COME AS GUESTS, LEAVE AS FRIENDS”
The Hurst House B&B
154 E Farmersville Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
A terrific weekend...wish we had another day or two! My husband and I needed a getaway and we found the Hurst House right in our back yard! From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The home is spacious with an amazing attention to detail, yet it is so welcoming. We enjoyed our time downstairs playing pool, never made it to the ping pong table. The Gathering Place up in the 2nd floor was a perfect living room to rest, read and watch tv...the cookies and coffee were a great touch! Our room was perfect and breakfast was wonderful. I enjoyed my walk around the lake out back..watching the swans. Beautiful landscaping. The Hursts truly have the gift of hopsitality and we appreciated the many extra special kindnesses that were extended to us. It was a much needed rest before returning to the grind. thank you so much for opening your home to us. We can't wait to return. Marge and Dick Lancaster County, Pa
Breathtaking views, incredible attention to detail in hospitality and architecture of the home, serene setting, beautifully appointed rooms! Staying here was a last minute decision and I was thankful a room was available. My husband and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary this weekend here and I dare to say it was more enjoyable than the original place we went on our honeymoon. The kindness and graciousness of Rich and Bert in sharing their beautiful home will long be remembered and appreciated. Betty and Don Ramaley, Easton Pa.
"A needed weekend getaway"
My husband and I needed a weekend getaway from all the stress of life in March 2009. What a GREAT escape for us. This getaway was perfect. It is in a great area away from all the stress of life. The grounds were well kept, the house was absolutely beautiful, the owners greeted us even though we arrived later than expected. Despite being the only guests there for the weekend they catered to our needs (Thanks for the playing cards!!) and breakfasts were great. Thanks to this weekend we even went and bought a coffee maker just like yours! (in the gathering room). We look forward to returning again. Oh, and let's not forget Freddie!!! What an awesome and smart dog.
"Wonderful Home Wonderful Hosts"
Peace and tranquility with a view to die for! Rich and Bert made us feel so welcome in their beautiful home and provided so much information on the local area, we had a wonderful weekend. The rooms are so well designed and extremely comfortable with all the finishing touches anyone could hope for. We hope we have a chance to revisit Hurst House and enjoy American hospitality at it's best.
"an absolute delight"
"The Best Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County"
I have stayed at many Bed and Breakfast, and this is by far the best. The view of the Lake, Farms, streams, and covered bridge are amazing. The B&B is a Victorian Manson on top of a Mountain. The view is like vacationing in the clouds. Rich and Bert Hurst were the best host . If you are planning to stay at any Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County PA do yourself a favor and stay at the Best. Frank and Debbie Wells