We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“relaxing get away”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ridgway
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
The Towers Victorian Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Ridgway B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 14, 2013

The Towers is a beautiful B and B. Our room was spacious and clean. Quiet little town and in the Autumn it was spectacular. Sadly many restaurants were closed so not many dinner choices. The renovations to this home were beautiful. We enjoyed wine and beer mid afternoon on the front porch. There was a very nice selection offered to guests. Hoped for a more gourmet breakfast, it was simple and buffet style.

In all it was a beautiful property. Priced well.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank meowx5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (50)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

22 - 28 of 50 reviews

Reviewed October 12, 2013

My wife & I stayed in the Jerome Powell Suite on a two night leaf peeping trip. The inn was beautiful inside & out. Intricate wood detail everywhere, period antiques, comfortable wrap-around porch, etc. Breakfast was very good, though not as fancy as some other B&B's we've been to. The innkeeper was very friendly & helpful, but not around during check-in. The self-service check-in wasn't bad, just different. The owners happened to be there the same weekend, who were also very nice, friendly, and extremely proud of the woodwork in the house.

The room was a good size with a comfortable bed. The extra room in the suite was just OK, but it did provide a fridge, microwave, sink, counter space, and couch for only an additional $10, so it was a great deal.

The town was small, with limited dining options, but the area was fun and offered plenty to see & do. I would recommend this place, and I would stay here again when I'm in the area.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank HalfwayHome
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 5, 2013

As other reviewers have said, the Towers Victorian Inn is a beautifully restored (or beautifully preserved) Victorian mansion with excellent period antiques. We stayed one night in September in the Jacob Ridgway room, which a previous reviewer has described. As has been noted, in the evening complementary beer, wine, sodas, and snacks are provided in the main sitting room.

There is a parking lot big enough for all of the guests behind the inn, but the parking lot is not accessible from South Street (the street the inn is nominally situated on). The parking lot is only accessible from the street behind the inn. That’s OK, but it would have been helpful if the inn’s website or e-mail reservation confirmation had indicated that, and perhaps included directions to the parking lot (including the address to enter in a GPS).

Another strange thing about the inn is that the owner does not live in or near the inn (in fact, we were told that he lives out of state) and no one is around in the afternoon when guests check in. When we arrived, the door that was labeled as the guest entrance was locked. Fortunately, the door labeled “For Employees Only” was unlocked, so we went in that door. Once we got in and found the envelope with my name, we were OK. But it was a strange way to check in.

Ridgway seems to be lacking in fine restaurants. As a previous reviewer noted, the list of restaurants in the room is outdated. We also tried to go to that steakhouse; it may have been the only decent restaurant in Ridgway. We had a list of restaurants from the Ridgway website, but most of them seemed undesirable for one reason or another. We finally ate at a place called Fox’s Pizza Den, which is sort of medium-food Italian. It wasn’t what we had in mind for dinner, but it was acceptable.

As other reviewers have said, breakfast is a buffet: scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon, bread that you can toast yourself, fruit, muffins and pastries, and similar things. It was about the quality of the buffet breakfast we had had several days earlier at a Marriott Fairfield Inn except that the pastries were more interesting. Everyone eats breakfast at one large table, so you have an opportunity to meet and chat with the other guests.

Now that we understand the parking situation and know what to expect at check-in, we would probably stay at this Inn again if we are in Ridgway again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank LanghorneJim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were passing thru Ridgway on our way to Niagara Falls. We arrived at the Towers Victorian Inn and found a key and envelope with our name on it. We found our room, looked around the house, and settled in. There were other guests there which we met later. The house is beautiful and historic. Our room, the Jacob Ridgway room was huge. The bathroom was very small since they had to fit the toilet and shower underneath the stairwell. The sink was in the main part of the room. We had our own entrance from the outside which was convenient.

The guests have the house to themselves, since the innkeeper does not live there. But because of that the home is very well equipped. There is a small fridge in the main room with complimentary beer , wine, soda, water, snacks. There is a notebook with menus from restaurants in the area, with recommendations. We ended up going to a restaurant that another guest had just returned from. A few restaurants are closed on Mondays as well. We walked around town before dinner. Most of the shops were already closed, but it was fun just the same.
We enjoyed walking by all the various styles of historic architectural homes.

Breakfast in the morning was between certain hours, so you could come as you choose. We enjoyed the buffet style breakfast and chatting with other guests. Breakfast was good, but not fancy like you see in some other B&B's. Morning is also when we got a chance to meet the innkeeper who oversees the house. She was very friendly and we enjoyed talking to her as well.

This was a nice stopover in small town Pennsylvania.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Ivy61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 21, 2013

First, the good news. This is a beautiful home with fantastic interior woodwork and original Victorian furnishings. We stayed in the Nina Ravenscroft room which was large and clean. Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks were a nice touch. Next, the bad news. No one was around to check us in, answer questions, etc. This was the case for most of our two night stay. (A "helpful" restaurant guide was outdated - the recommended steakhouse in town has been closed for several months!) The one staff person we spoke to was very friendly, but she seemed to be so busy with breakfast, etc. that she had no time to interact more than a few seconds. If you don't stay at a B&B for the people connection, this is for you, but we really missed the interaction. Breakfast food, served buffet style, was tasty but cold and the second day consisted largely of leftovers from the first! I really wanted to love this place, but I wouldn't recommend it or return.

Room Tip: I would recommend a room on the back side of the B&B. Our street facing room (Nina Ravenscroft...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jelinva
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed one night in Ridgway and lucked out by selecting this beautiful B n B. The building is a fabulous piece of architecture that has been lovingly restored. Upon arrival, there was complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks. The room was large and lovely, and overall the stay was great. If anything needs to be improved it is the breakfast and the TV. The TV was a small CRT and the cable system was confusing and inconsistent. The breakfast was just OK...it could have been better. Our hostess was friendly, the parking was off street and convenient. Overall, this is a very lovely B n B.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank tm216butler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed overnight here on our way home from upstate NY. It was a really hot day and no one thought to turn on the A/C in our room before we arrived...took a couple of hours to cool off! The room was quaintly furnished (Victorian...) and the bed was comfortable. However, the breakfast was more reminiscent of an airport motel(make your own toast, and a few hot things that had been sitting for hours) than a true B&B. Wi-fi only works in a few small sections for the first floor.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Kathy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ridgway
8.6 mi away
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
8.8 mi away
Cobblestone Inn and Suites St. Marys PA
8.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites St Marys
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
20.3 mi away
Fairfield Inn & Suites DuBois
19.9 mi away
Comfort Suites DuBois
Comfort Suites DuBois
#1 of 10 in DuBois
163 reviews
20.7 mi away
Hampton Inn Dubois
Hampton Inn Dubois
#2 of 10 in DuBois
591 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Towers Victorian Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Towers Victorian Inn

Address: 330 South St, Ridgway, PA 15853
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Ridgway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ridgway
Price Range: $80 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Authentic 1865 Lumber Baron's MansionIn the Heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds! 330 South Street ~ Ridgway, PA 15853 Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted FACEBOOK! The magic of the Towers will refresh your body, mind and spirit! Experience the elegance of this Civil War era mansion while enjoying the award winning historic town of Ridgway, situated on the banks of the wild and scenic Clarion River. Popular local activities include elk watching, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and biking the Clarion-Little Toby rail-trail, guided fly fishing, and cross-country skiing. Allegheny National Forest is just minutes away. Ridgway is a charming small town with beautiful architecture and many fine specialty and antique shops. Located in Ridgway's "Lily of the Valley" National Historic Register District, the Towers is a stunning Italianate mansion built in 1865 by lumber baron Jerome Powell. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Towers Victorian Hotel Ridgway

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing