Due to the excellence of the innkeeper and the popularity of the inn, calling at the last minute may prevent you from staying in the main house; no problem, Paul has a perfect solution, a second house, not as historical, not with the same character, but close enough to enjoy in the excellent breakfast and festivities available at the main house.
The second house is a classic two-story home, beautiful grounds and all the necessities of home. We stayed in the master suite, a great king size bed and private bath. As to the main house, Paul continues to do wonders, establishing a new garden and fire pit for evening conversation accompanied with a glass of wine. Paul also continues to amaze with his excellent offerings for breakfast.
We already booked our next stay knowing that it is going to get harder to get reservations on short notice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- STONY POINT.......so well built the original plaster completely covers the walls and ceilings. So well engineered by the Pennsylvania Railroad engineers and Stone masons that the hillside and house have stayed locked in place for nearly a century. The house sits in a hillside "cut" stabilized by deep stone foundations. In the early 20TH century as the Pennsylvania Railroad made the switch to steel freight cars the Italian and Irish immigrant workers of Tyrone dismantled the cars and constructed the floor beams that half the house rests upon. The old PRR stenciling is still visible spanning several decades as evidenced by the changing font and type styles. Numerous engineering and freight terms appear throughout the basement beams. Examples include: "Westinghouse air brake" "capacity" "drake gear" "coupler" and of course "Pennsylvania" as well as multiple freight car numbers. The unusual preponderance of Keystones (16) in the home also lend credence to Stony Point Bed and Breakfasts description as a "marriage between a reserved corporate aesthetic and 1920 high upper middle class tastes. ... more less