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“Paddler's Lane- Something for Everyone” 5 of 5 stars
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255 Paddler's Lane, Confluence, PA 15424   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Confluence B&B and Inns
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Paddler's Lane- Something for Everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Spent two nights with a Monday afternoon check-in. Nearby village of Confluence which lives on the tourist dollar makes the minimum effort to adjust their life style to tourist needs. All restaurants except one (Lucky Dog) were closed on Monday. Hardware store which sells fishing licenses and bait closes at 5 PM SHARP. Small market also keeps short hours. We found the Paddler's Lane as advertised-CHARMING. Dan was a most welcoming host! Breakfast was cooked with extra personality added. As other reviews note-there is a constant flow of trains to the immediate front of the inn. We did not find this to be a problem-others might. Also the very comfortable den is too dark to read in the evening. Wireless connection was excellent, as was cell phone service. Inn is very pet friendly-Dan even walked the small dog that other travelers had because they were out touring for extended period. We visited nearby Falling Water and made the trip in about 30 minutes (Dan supplied excellent directions). The river to the rear of inn was outstanding for both trout and bass fishing (a purchased a 3 day tourist license in hardware store for around $35). I used simple cast rod set although many nearby fisherman were fly fishing. We also visited and very much enjoyed nearby Fort Necessity (on US Route 40-about 45 minutes). Purchased a lifetime US Park Service card (62 or older) for $10. PLEASE NOTE the railroad is currently repairing the access road (1/4 mile) from Confluence to the inn. This causes you to drive about 4-5 extra miles to get to Confluence-8AM to 4 PM. PLEASE check with Dan before arriving to check on status of road.

Room Tip: Check on status of RR access road due to minor construction project-may be closed from 8AM to 4 PM...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Medford, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The whole house was very tastefully done and pristine. As an artist I loved the color schemes, the pottery (for sale) and the art work. Located near a scenic river and close to Ohio Pyle Sate Park.
Dan was personable and interesting and make us feel very comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swannanoa, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Peaceful and quiet setting. Everything you would need in the house. Dan was very social and with interesting conversations. He made you feel welcomed and at home. The den or TV area was to dark requiring all the lights to be on and it still was dark making it difficult to read the receiver and DVD player. Close to the trial and easy access to the roads except for the narrows but still had no difficulty meeting other cars in this one lane area. Felt very safe and did not have to worry about any of our stuff even the bikes that were unlocked. The grounds were well kept.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Two of us on bike trip (Pittsburgh to DC) in May stayed here. Highly recommend this place. Confluence is a small town and if you arrive after 7:00 pm you may not be able to find a place to eat. The only thing I would note about the Inn is that it is outside of town, and not right on the GAP (you have to cross the river since Confluence, and the Inn, are on the opposite side from the GAP). If you arrive after dark you may have trouble finding it. In our case, Dan found us and picked us, and our bikes, up and drove us to the Inn in his truck as it was getting dark. He drove us into town in the morning to resume our trip after a good breakfast. Very accommodating. Coming from Pittsburgh, as we did, Confluence is about 65 miles, depending upon exactly where you start (we started in Boston), so this is a good place to stay if you want to average a little over 60 miles per day and do the ride in 5 days.

Room Tip: We stayed in the house. Each of us, there were two, had our own room with ensuite bathroom. Each roo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Paddler's Lane Bed and Breakfast offers an experience that is first class from first inquiry to check out. The sleeping quarters, living room, and dining room were tastefully appointed. Most important, the bedroom was comfortable, clean, spacious, and quiet. There were others staying at this B&B at the same time, but we did not hear them in the hallways or in their rooms. The bath was spotless and had a wonderful shower.

The property is impeccably maintained. There was no sign of disrepair. From our perspective, it was as if the overall property was recently and totally renovated. The grounds are manicured and kept up.

Other reviews have commented about the proximity of the trains. We did hear the trains but did not find them disruptive to our sleep or rest.

Dan and Robin provide high quality accommodations. They are to be commended for their efforts and B&B product. They are exemplary professionals.

We recommend the Paddler's Lane Bed and Breakfast without reservation.

Room Tip: Rooms on the Western side have plenty of natural light in the evening.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Annandale, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We loved the beautiful grounds--we stayed and enjoyed a bench by the river for a while before resuming our bike trip. Dan, our host, was wonderful--he took us to the grocery store when we arrived at dinner time and discovered that no restaurants were open on Tuesday night (before Memorial Day). He also cooked some excellent french toast. The trains were noisy, but that's true all along the GAP trail. I'd recommend it highly!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is the 5th or 6 th time we've stayed at Paddlers Lane. We've stayed in both the A frame. AND the Bed and Breakfast. Both are incredible and the fact that we keep coming back speaks volumes as to how much we love this place. In fact.....we always say how much we feel like we're "home" now every time we get there.

You are tucked between this beautiful river and the train tracks.....which is Very private. Of course an occasional train comes by - at night too - but we actually got used to it quickly and came to realize that all of the other plus's of this place far outweigh the train coming through at night. Also...they do include ear plugs for really sensitive people.

Anyway, they provide the best of amenities. It is VERY clean - the cabin and Bed and Breakfast are SO charming, warm and cozy and the grounds are impeccable. Dan has greeted us on our visits there and made us breakfast on a couple of occasions He is a wonderful person and has an great sense of humor! He goes out of his way to make you feel at home but is very respectful of your space.

We always bring our bikes along to ride on the Great Allegheny Passageway (I think that's the name of it) We bike the 10/11 miles to Ohiopyle - check out the beautiful scenery and shops, eat lunch and head back to Confluence. IN the evening we go to the Rivers edge for a great dinner. If it's warm enough....you can get seated on the big porch with the river running by. When we get back to Paddlers Lane.....it's great to get a fire going and watch a good movie. Really a wonderful week end. We usually do head back to Ohiopyle Sunday before we leave and hike on one of their drop dead gorgeous trails.

On this last trip we went with our two sons and their wives.....what a wonderful way to come together as a family and/or with friends. We have made many life long memories from this place and would recommend it to anyone!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 255 Paddler's Lane, Confluence, PA 15424
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Confluence
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Confluence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6

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