Staying at the Heritage House Inn Bed and Breakfast was an absolutely wonderful experience.
I contacted the owner, Ginny Fitzpatrick, with several questions via email. I had a response in no time.
Upon our late arrival, we were greeted by Mary Ann, who was holding down the fort while Ginny had things to tend to out of town. She showed us our room, told us about breakfast, and let us to get settled in. The pullout bed was all set up for our son, so it was no problem getting him to bed. The Iron Horse Room was very nice and clean. The bathroom was also very clean and basic toiletries were provided if needed.
One of the nice things about the house (an old rectory) is how it feels “homey” without feeling like you are an overnight guest in a stranger’s home. You have your own bathroom and the rooms are divided up so it feels a little bit like a hotel. Downstairs there is a living room and a game room for kids/adults to go so as not to have the “cooped up in a room” feeling. There is a big screen TV, couches, a card table, and several games in the game room; the sitting room is quiet and nicely furnished. (A nice place for an adult or avid reader to escape to.)
The gourmet breakfast was delicious! Mary Ann noticed that my son enjoyed the fresh fruit on Friday morning, and made sure there was plenty available on Saturday morning. (Also, they keep delicious cookies out all day long for guests.)
As far as the location, the Heritage House Inn is a PERFECT jump-off spot for getting around Johnstown. It’s close to the Heritage Museum and the children’s museum that has lots of hands-on things for kids to do. It’s also an easy on/easy off from the highway leading to the South Fork Dam, close to the Johnstown Flood Museum, the Incline, and the various other things to do in Johnstown.
We could not have been happier and will definitely stay here again next time we go to Johnstown. Mary Ann was a wonderful hostess, and Ginny was extraordinarily accommodating. We were sorry we didn’t get to meet Ginny, but were very happy to meet Mary Ann. She’s a nice, friendly, funny lady who is very helpful and a Johnstown native.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our historic 1890 Inn was built during the early aftermath of the 1889 Johnstown flood. Our 7 luxurious guest rooms have been decorated to reflect the heritage of the surrounding area while providing the comforts and amenities that make a get-a-way special. Enjoy a delicious full morning breakfast, ice tea & coffee throughout the day and our bottomless cookie jar. Enjoy one of the many festivals which take place year round in Cambria City or the surrounding area. Go hiking or biking on the many nearby trails or kayak or tube on the Stoney Creek River. Take in a show at the War Memorial, enjoy the arts at VOMA or The Bottleworks, have dinner at a fine restaurant, visit a local museum or take a ride on the Inclined Plane. Then head back for afternoon snacks with your favorite complimentary beverages. Then relax in our parlor, enjoy our game room or snuggle down for a good night's sleep! ... more less
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