A lovingly-maintained B&B whose owners go above and beyond to give guests a great experience. Close driving distance to hiking, biking and rafting, but you could also just spend a weekend relaxing in the backyard gardens and cozy rooms. Breakfasts here are top notch. In the midst of Covid and the world-on-fire events of 2020, Hartzell House and its owners provide friendly, welcoming respite.
Hartzell House is the finest B&B we have ever visited. From the accommodations, to the gardens, to the food, Hartzell House is a first-rate, inviting place to stay. We loved our weekend, and we plan to go back soon. 5-star, all the way!
I am just so grateful to have found Kitty & David's place. I booked 2 nights at Hartzell House for a surprise birthday trip for my husband, who is an architect and always wanted to see Fallingwater. Like so many, we were in dire need of a getaway after a slew of cancelled plans for this summer. Fallingwater, Hartzell House and the surrounding area amounted to the perfect escape! Kitty & David were incredibly welcoming and made us feel right at home. Of course new protocols were in place (temperature check on arrival, masks in common spaces), but they have done an excellent job with navigating this and making their guests feel comfortable. They were available at the property when needed, while also allowing us to utilize the spaces on our own. We enjoyed their beautifully curated grounds in the morning for breakfast, and in the evenings for some wine and a card game. We could tell that breakfast was a focal point for Kitty & David, because it was so fresh and delicious! They use ingredients from their own garden. They were very attentive and kept us on schedule in the morning to get to our tours. If you're looking for a serene spot to come home to after a busy day touring Frank Lloyd Wright homes, white water rafting, hiking, biking, etc., you must book at Hartzell House! A few food musts in the area: River's Edge Cafe for dinner (need a reservation) and Bittersweet Cafe for lunch. Both spectacular recommendations from Kitty. Other worthwhile FLW stops: Kentuck Knob, Polymath Park. If you go to Polymath, check to see if Stone Villa Vineyards is open/playing live music outdoors on their incredible grounds that day! It's just a 3 min drive away. You can bring your own food. PSA: We had a lot of trouble getting reliable cellphone service in the entire area (not just the house), but this was actually one of the contributing factors to help us unplug and it made our trip so relaxing. Just make sure you look up GPS directions BEFORE you leave the house! :)…
Our excellent impression of Hartzell House from their website was fully confirmed during our three days there. Hosts David and Kitty are warm and professional and the accommodations (room, common spaces inside and out) are among the best we've experienced over years of staying at B&Bs in the USA and abroad. The presentation and tastiness of the breakfasts are outstanding. They have adjusted very well to the exigencies of running their establishment in the time of Covid. We felt completely safe there.
Hartzell House was wonderful for my husband and I's first B&B experience. Kitty and David were very accommodating and welcoming. You can definitely tell they're experienced at running a B&B. The breakfasts were scrumptious and we looked forward to them each day! You could tell they thought of many items guests would enjoy, like a Smores packages for the fire pit and a beautiful outdoor environment with many places to sit. Also there were procedures in place due to COVID with regular communication so you could understand their policies easily.