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Bruce House Inn
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

We were planning a business trip into WV, looked for a bed & breakfast, and I found the Bruce House Inn. Looking promising, on-line, I booked the "Monk Room" for the night.

Such a lovely historic city, as we drove up the hilly streets to find the Bruce House Inn. Easy parking, and next to a church, which, it seems, chimes at 6 pm and 6 am--just charming!

Pam greeted us and the fireplace gave a warm glow, as we walked into the main room and enjoyed a glass of wine with Pam and one of her guests.

Then up to the third floor (nice wide staircase) to the "Monk's Room", a very spacious room with a king-sized bed for a comfortable night's sleep.

We left to go down town (short trip traveling among architectually significant buildings) to a little casual restaurant: Baltimore Pub & Grille. Atmosphere is all age groups in a very comfortable, interesting, upbeat vintage restaurant setting. Then back for a good night's sleep.

Morning was heralded by the 6 am church bells, but the comfortable bed beckoned us back to slumber. Breakfast was just lovely in its presentation, as well as, how it tasted...puff pastry heart shaped cookies with sliced strawberries and yogurt and not to be out-done, but we had little chocolate hearts laced onto our white plates--just charming! Then came the scrambled eggs with sauted mushrooms and bacon with French toast and berries and syrup (the ingredients, most of which were locally produced)! Yum...
Thank you, Pam, for a delightful stay!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank TemPac
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Bruce House Inn is a wonderful blend of Old World elegance and modern convenience. We have been there several times as a family (2 parents, 2 grandparents and two pre-teen girls) and every year we look forward to returning. It's truly elegant but also peaceful and homey at the same time. Pam, the innkeeper is an outstanding chef and provides a wonderful homemade breakfast. She is a wealth of information if asked, but does not intrude. We have stayed in all the rooms and like all of them. The Crow's Nest on the 3rd floor works well for older children and the bedroom next to it, (The Monk's Room) is great for parents who want to be on the same floor with their children. The Washington Room on the 2nd floor is arguably the nicest room in the house. ps If you need to have wide-screen TV's and Wii's, Xbox-360's, etc in order to have fun, then Bruce House Inn would not be a wise choice for you. There is Wifi however.

Room Tip: The room on the ground floor would be good if you can't handle stairs. The Washington Room on the 2nd floor is arguably the nicest. The Crow's Nest on the 3rd floor is great for older kids, the Monk's Room on the 3rd floor is wonderful also. All rooms have their own bathroom and all are very nice.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Karen B
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

We were so pleasantly surprised with the Bruce House. We stayed in the Monk's Room on the third floor and everything was just as pictured. The bed was so comfortable my husband slept 13 hours straight! There are church bells that start at 6 a.m. but the comfort of the bed draws you back to sleep. It was quiet otherwise. The bathtub is wonderful, the shower is a little low but nothing can be done about that as it is as high as it can be. The stairs are not steep, there are several flights but it's an easy climb. The breakfast was excellent. Nothing about this stay disappointed us. We plan on coming again and bringing our family. Pam offered to store our bikes for us, but the neighborhood seemed quite safe so we left them on the car. There are touches all around that really make the room special.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank whisperingnook
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

My third trip to the Inn in 3 years. First trip on my own--one night. Second with my fiance' for his birthday--one night. Third time with fiance', still a birthday trip, but for two nights. Each visit has been better than the last.

This time, we were on the top floor (last year in the ground level suite).Our niece had ordered the birthday boy a bottle of bubbly which was beautifully presented in our room upon check in. Pam pulled out all the stops for us; she is the perfect host--always there when you need her, never intrusive.

During our stay, we enjoyed the peace and quiet, fluffy terry robes, exquisite toiletries and linens along with gourmet-quality breakfasts. The night before we had to go, we enjoyed a lovely wine and appetizer board along with a chat with our charming host Pam. I highly reccommend the Bruce House Inn for anyone desiring a quiet and gracious ambience.

Room Tip: The top floor rooms may present an issue, if stair-climbing is difficult (we didn't mind!). Loved our top floor room! We have also stayed in the Robert Bruce suite which is luxurious, peaceful and on the ground floor. Noise has never been an issue whichever room we've chosen.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

This was our first B&B experience so we were a little hesitant at first but we were overall pleased with our decision to stay. The Inn was very easy to find with easy access to the interstate. Lots of restaurant choices nearby. Pam, the innkeep, was very nice and willing to answer questions but did not hover. We stayed on the second floor in the George Washington room. The room and attached bathroom were very clean and well appointed. We missed the cheese and wine Pam served in the evening but warm cookies were waiting in our room for us later that night. Pam also prepared a beautiful two course breakfast the next morning. My only disappointment was being awakened early by church bells and by the people in the Monk's Room above us that were checking out early. They sounded like a herd of cattle. With it being an old house you won't find the insulation or sound barrier as you would a modern hotel. Overall it was a great choice and we will be back next year.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mic104
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