Took the love of my life for her birthday, March 3rd, 2012. We were greeted by Jan, then Michael, who are the hosts of this fabulous piece of historic property that I had to take pictures of before I entered the front door. If you are a lover of spectacular 1900 architecture, be sure to stop by and look at this building. I have taught architecture for 37 years and this is a joy to view. Be nice to Jan and she will probably give you "THE TOUR". Jan and Michael are, without reproach, the kindest and most hospitable people you will ever come across. They will make your stay feel personally special. Gratitude was shown through the quality and presentation of breakfast, which was simply delicious! We stayed in "Caleb", which has a separate living room with a sleeper sofa and chairs in one of the turrets. Everything was impeccably clean and comfortable.
This mansion was built by a railroad and lumber baron. Many comments have been made about the nearness of the railroad and the frequency of the trains. Understanding that this community grew upon the railroad, it may help you appreciate the growth of our nation through the expansion of railroads. These trains are continuing to provide enormous volumes of materials at an incredibly efficient energy consumption. If you are a very light sleeper, earplugs are provided.
There is absolutely no reason NOT to stay at Levi Deal Mansion. We will return!
Thank you Jan and Michael!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surround yourself in Gilded-Age splendor as you explore Pennsylvania's beautiful Laurel Highlands. The Levi Deal Mansion is located in the friendly, small town of Meyersdale, the Maple Syrup Capital of Pennsylvania, only a few blocks from the Great Allegheny Passage hiking and biking trail. ... more less