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“Perfect for football & families!” 5 of 5 stars
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Cresson House Bed & Breakfast
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417 Park Avenue, Cresson, PA   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Cresson B&B and Inns
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“Perfect for football & families!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

This is a great place to stay, especially for families... There's plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your vacation. My boyfriend and I met his family for a Penn State football game weekend. We wanted a quieter/more intimate place to stay and got lucky with this place. Only 40 miles from PSU.

Not much to do in Cresson, but Altoona is nearby. If you want small town charm, this place is it for you.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

We needed to overnight in the Altoona area and found the prospect of an economy motel depressing. Happily, a Google search turned up the Cresson House. Travelers seeking accommodations anywhere in the Greater Altoona area could not do better. In fact, Cresson House is one of the finest B&B's we've encountered anywhere in many years of B&B-ing.

Located just a couple of minutes from the Cresson Summit exit off PA Rte. 22 a few miles west of Altoona, the B&B is unpreposessing at first glance, except for an inviting wraparound porch with rocking chairs and a porch swing, Do not be deceived. The interior is elegantly but comfortably decorated in Colonial style, down to the last detail. Marti, the innkeeper, keeps the place immaculate, in fact sparkling.

The beautifully furnished living room or common room includes a good sofa and two comfortable wing chairs for reading, with good lighting (not so common in our B&B experience), and ample side tables to hold books, magazines, or liquid refreshment. There is a TV concealed in a lovely Queen Anne armoire.

Through a pair of pocket or sliding doors is the dining or breakfast room with a huge communal table seating 10, where Marti served us a first-class breakfast . As we were the only guests during our one-night stay, on our arrival Marti kindly offered us our choice of her repertoire of breakfast offerings for the next morning. We chose French toast with sausage, and it was excellent ,along with fruit juice, regular and decaf coffee.

We slept in the largest of 5 guest rooms, with very compact private bath (shower stall), on the ground floor behind the breakfast room. It appeared to be part of an addition on the rear of the original smallish brick bungalow, with other bedrooms above. Our bed was comfortable, with good reading lamps on nightstands to each side of the bed, and a writing desk with storage drawers for clothing ,as well as a private TV and Colonial-style pegs for hanging coats etc. Towels in the bathroom were luxuriously thick and fluffy. The bath was supplied with quality individually wrapped fragrant soaps bearing the Cresson House logo. As throughout Cresson House, every detail was just so, even including a robe hook on the back of the bathroom door (something most B&B's and even hotels seem to overlook).

I can't close this review without mentioning Marti herself. She is a lovely, charming, and interesting person to meet. Being the only guests, we were able to chat leisurely and enjoyably with her as we enjoyed her fine breakfast.. We left knowing that if our travels again take us through this part of Central Pennsylvania, we have the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 417 Park Avenue, Cresson, PA
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Cresson
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cresson
Number of rooms: 6

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