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“A Wonderful Winter Getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Eagles Mere Inn
1 Mary Avenue, PO Box 356, Eagles Mere, PA 17731   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Eagles Mere B&B and Inns
Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Winter Getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We recently enjoyed celebrating our third anniversary at the Eagles Mere Inn. We stayed two nights and were blessed with a winter snow storm during our visit. We were the only guests and as a result I think we had a more special visit than perhaps some of the other reviewers.

We stayed on the top floor of the main inn and although our room did have the slanted ceiling we found it very warm and cozy. However, the bed was a bit uncomfortable and the toilet was sensitive, you had to jiggle the handle just so in order for the water not to run and keep you up all night. Barbie was kind enough to show us the other reviews so we could pick out our room for next time. I think we would keep to the main inn, especially if we return in the winter, for convenience to the meals.

The meals were more than adequate. From the french toast with it's delicious sauce and pumpkin pancakes for breakfast to the duck and salmon for dinner. We were the only guests so the dinner reservations and formal dining attire was waived, we did let Barbie know when we would be returning from our wanderings so dinner would be hot and ready. She was even so sweet as to save the special chocolate cream puff I didn't have room for the night before as a dessert treat for breakfast. Yum!

We enjoyed hiking around the lake in the fresh snow. So very peaceful and serene. Barbie even had some warm winter hats and gloves she was willing to lend us for our hike.Most of the stores were closed due to it being the off season and we saw very few people. We wandering around the surrounding area, although we were limited due to the fresh snow, we visited the Forksville Covered Bridge and High Knob overlook.

All in all we found our visit to be exactly was we were looking for and would highly recommend the inn.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I've wanted to visit Eagles Mere for a long time and it happened to be on our way during a college visiting trip. We hit the height of leaf season; very beautiful. Our room was fine, not fancy but very comfortable. Our dinner was very good - most of the food from local sources. Breakfast was also good but there seemed to be an issue with the servers and we were ignored for quite some time. Since all the servers went by our table on the way to and from the kitchen, I couldn't quite get what the problem was. I think someone was having a bad day! I think the Eagles Mere Inn is what country inns used to be like before they went 'upscale' and became gentrified. We only stayed one night. I have no doubt a longer stay would be very relaxing in this beautiful, unspoiled town.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, PA
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The inn is absolutely beautiful inside. The rooms, halls and common areas are clean and nicely decorated. We stayed two nights in Room 9, a lovely pale pink room on a corner of the third floor. The room was quiet and comfortable. One problem I had was the slanting roof in certain areas of the room and bathroom - too easy to knock yourself in the head if you’re quite the klutz as I am. But the room was a good size for the two of us and the bathroom was large and well-appointed.

Yes, the inn is right on the street in the town but this is Eagles Mere. It’s a very small, quiet town so we were not bothered by traffic or lots of voices or any of what you would normally think of as city noise. Within the inn itself, there was very little noise from the halls or stairways and virtually nothing from adjacent rooms.

Breakfast and dinner are included with the cost of the room and the food ranged from good to very good, though not really what I’d think of as gourmet, and the portions were small. We did have a bit of trouble regarding having to make reservations for dinners eaten at the inn. We were on vacation and not really in the “have to be somewhere at a specific time” frame of mind. Meals were a bit on the formal side, something to be properly dressed for and well-behaved during. Having stayed at B&B’s and inns in the past, we were used to attending breakfast in our casual, hair-still-damp-from-the-shower mode, able to mix and mingle with other guests. The restaurant here, possibly because it’s open to the public as well as inn guests, was not the place for that.

Common areas at the inn include a sitting room and the pub downstairs. Unfortunately, the sitting room was quite small, certainly not an area for groups to gather for drinks by the fire. And it had too much foot traffic to feel comfortable sitting with a good book. That is, it didn’t have the cozy feeling we were used to in other small inns. The pub is OK with a big screen TV, fireplace and well-stocked bar. However, maybe because it was the off-season, there was no regular bartender on duty most of the time. You could sit and have a drink but had to go upstairs and locate someone to come down to serve you if you wanted another.

The town of Eagles Mere is small. The town’s marketplace consists of half a dozen little shops within walking distance of the inn. The crystal clear lake is also a short walk away with several very nice walking trails circling it. During the on-season, I’m sure there is a lot more activity in Eagles Mere – boating, swimming, etc in the summer and skating and a toboggan slide in the winter. It was quiet while we were there but everyone we passed walking on the street or stopping in the shops was quick to smile and say hello.

Don’t let reviews about “city streets” and “surrounded by garages” scare you away from the Eagles Mere Inn. During the warm months, I’m sure sitting on a rocker on the front porch with a good book is a great way to pass the time in this quaint, little town. But if it’s cold outside and you’re looking for a cozy sitting room with a roaring fire and that same book, this may not be the right choice for you.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hagerstown, MD
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We chose the Eagles Mere Inn because it was halfway between our homes for a two couples get together; and, because the majority of the reviews were positive. I think we were between the summer and winter seasons, so a lot of places were closed; but our purpose was for a laid back weekend of cards and conversation, and that was satisified. The inn met our expectations; although all four of us thought the mattresses were due for replacement as they were really too soft.
The food was good; better dinners on Saturday than Friday, but overall, were well prepared with good portions. Desserts were just OK. The staff was exceptional, and well worth the 15% service charge added to the bill.
We are open to a return trip; but usually seek different venues for this once a year get together.
There is a great potential for outdoor activities in the area that might draw us back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I heard a lot of good about the Eagle's Mere Inn from friends who have stayed here and had high expectations. While the Inn is nice, it wasn't as nice as I thought it should be, especially considering the price. True, two meals were included in the price, and they were very good, but not great. Likewise, the room was nice, but nothing extraordinary. Overall, I was underwhelmed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed here for one evening while on a driving trip throughout the east coast. We were extremely happy with the cozy and well kept accommodations, as well as the ambiance of the entire inn. Very friendly staff, beautiful location, plenty of choices for acitivities. We enjoyed the exquisite 5 course dinner and the fantastic all you can eat country breakfast in the morning- all of which are included in the rate. Although we missed the peak fall colors, we still enjoyed a lovely hike around the beautiful Eagles Mere lake, and are excited to try kayaking on our next visit. We will definitely stop in again- hopefully longer next time!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Toms River Nj
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

the eagles mere was chosen for its proximity to the many old family cemetery sites we wished to visit. we are also faithful users of "the select registry" guide to b&b's.
our room was nice but was located in the rear of the garden building over looking the warehouses behind. some real maintance was needed on the building as the paint was peeling off. (a little disapointed for "S. R." not catching this. the 5 course dinner and breakfast were good but not great and included in the rates (which were Med. High) the waiter we had was in bad need of training in the fine art of his job. the photos in the listing made the inn appear to be on the lake - not so - a brisk but nice walk down steep hill 2 blocks away brought us to the beautiful lake.
we felt like we were the last folks left on earth as we visited all the closed stores and vacant home. this can be nice at times but often it is just spooky.
we got the feeling that because the season was over limited care and supervision was needed for guests staying here i felt a real lack of interest and professionalism.
usually we try to rave about the best and briefly mention things that need attention. but this visit was our last at this inn as i do not believe the select registry has been here lately to check if the inn meets their high standards - for those who come here expecting the finest in B&B it falls way short i am sorry to say. i intend to advise them to check it out soon. our faith in them has been shaken but of the 12 or more we have stayed at this the first disappointment using their guide the pub in the basement was nice but when we tried to go for a before dinner drink no one was around to help us. never did see anyone there..... i must say that the manager did help me out when we were charged for wine and beer we had at dinner and paid the waiter for them. she took it off the bill and i hope explained to the waiter to advise the diners that extra charges for drinks would go on the bill when presented with a bill for them at the table. i choose to pay for the drinks in cash and leave alittle extra as a tip. i can only assume the waiter thought he was getting and extra large tip and placed the drinks on the bill also???????

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Eagles Mere Inn

Address: 1 Mary Avenue, PO Box 356, Eagles Mere, PA 17731
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Eagles Mere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Eagles Mere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 19 room Bed and Breakfast located in the endless mountains region of Pennsylvania. Our room rates range from $179-$279 which includes a five course meal for two as well as a full country breakfast for two. ... more   less 
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