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 Lancaster 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 Katce Boucle 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. The view of this lake from the house with the rolling farm land beyond is one of the most memorable features of this beautiful Lancaster Bed and Breakfast.
Lancaster Bed and Breakfast – Designed with Love
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 Lancaster Bed and Breakfast. 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.