Tree Top Bed & Breakfast

326 Ridge Avenue, Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
Innkeeper(s): Bonnie & Paul Martin
  • Front of the House

    Front of the House

  • "Front" of the house - South elevation

  • Love Suite

    Love Suite

  • Pool

    Pool

 
  • Introduction

    Come, Relax And Unwind

    Tree Top Bed and Breakfast. We are one of the newest B&B's near Ephrata, PA, just minutes from the PA turnpike (Denver exit). Located in the heart of Pennsylvania "Amish" country, near the historic Ephrata Cloister, live theater, great outlet shopping, antique malls, Green Dragon farmers market, and fine dining. The setting is tranquil and secluded, surrounded by more than 300 acres of mature forest, atop the Ephrata Mountain, with a fantastic 30 mile view of S.E. Lancaster County farms and towns.

    Our home was built new in 2007 (built green) with all the comforts of state-of-the-art materials, mechanicals (central heat and air conditioning), and unique passive solar design. Fresh and sunny through out, with all the charm and character of an old home.

    Snuggle by the fireplace in the living room, read, or watch TV, or play games at the dining room table. Enjoy nature while sitting on the huge screened porch, surrounded by plants and flowers, with a comfy swing, and wicker seating. Quiet and peaceful - many butterflies and "tweety" birds. You may see wild turkey, deer, and other critters.

    Explore the woods and flower gardens. Sleep with the windows open (weather permitting) and wake to the sound of birds singing. You can toast marshmallows at the camp fire, read or take a nap on the hammock. The swimming pool will be open May thru September. The breakfast menu varies - to suit your taste. All good home cooking: more than Continental, less than 7-course. Serving time - 7-11 am.

    • NO smoking in or near the house. Social drinking is OK.(BYOB)
    • Your quiet pet is welcome in the Joy Suite or the Faith Apt.
    • Well behaved children are welcome.
    • Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk, soft drinks, ice and water. Freshly baked cookies or muffins are available in the evening.
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Bonnie and Paul Martin for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    People value the quiet, secluded location – conveniently near highways & towns. And the “new” condition of the buildings.

    What are you best known for?

    Quiet, peaceful, luxurious comfort. Delicious, nutritious, food. Informal, friendly atmosphere.

    What makes your inn unique?

    The house was built “Green” in 2007. 5,500 sq. ft. heats for $200./Yr. AC also costs about $200./yr. People are amazed that the house stays comfortable with so little mechanical assistance.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The location – only 2 mi. to town and highway, yet mountaintop, surrounded by huge trees, 30 mile views. Beautiful! And not needing to lock the doors. This is a very safe area.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    To get OUT of cities. There are MANY small towns nearby for sight-seeing, shopping, museums, theater, amusement parks, etc. Best is - to experience a slower pace of life, with beautiful land, nature, clean air, lower prices, friendly people.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    “I wish I lived here. It feels like home, but better.”

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The MANY small businesses/shops.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit the Ephrata Cloisters, and the Green Dragon Farmers’ Market. Go walking/hiking at Chiques Rock Park (overlooking the Susquehanna River). Experience Sight & Sound theater. Eat at Shady Maple Smorgasbord Restaurant, and many other excellent places. Allow 1 day to RELAX, do nothing - nap on the hammock, read a book, watch the birds, smell the flowers, go for a walk. Save $$ at the many outlet stores. Tour the Wilbur Chocolate factory in Lititz.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Just a nice walk along the street.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Olde Lincoln House, Hill Top inn, Lily’s on Main. Most Pa Dutch food is delicious!

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    PaDutchCountry.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 5 suites and a 1BR furnished apartment.

    Do you accept pets?

    We welcome well behaved pets in several suites – the ones with an outside entrance.

     

  • Weddings and Events

    We’ve built a gorgeous large gazebo, next to a level yard area for up to a 40’x 60’ tent. This is the perfect spot for your outdoor wedding & reception, graduation party, baby shower, retirement party, you name it. Free use for our B&B/vacation home guests. Visit Tree Top B&B, near Ephrata, PA, to enjoy luxurious comfort on a tranquil mountain top.

    Call 717-733-9578 or email bonpaul@ptd.net for more information!