We returned this month for another great stay while in the "Pennsylvania Wilds" area of the state. Smethport is such a hidden gem. We had some business to take care of in the area as well, but it's a great place to just relax and unwind -- especially this time of the year.
The Mansion and it's proprietors, Jovanna and Ross Porter, were just as hospitable and enjoyable to stay with as they always are. It's even better then being at home -- great and interesting rooms, tons of local history and information, fantastic breakfasts, extra amenities (snacks and beverages in room, tv and wireless...robes and extra blankets etc).
You may pay a little more in the area for the stay, but for an overnight or even extended stay (as ours was this trip), the comfort of this very beautiful home that has been thoughtfully restored with so much interest is something that we highly recommend. Even on the morning that we skipped breakfast, Jovanna left a basket of fresh muffins and fruit for us to take along during the day. The more you dig around this area, the more you'll come to appreciate all that it has to offer and this is a great spot to just unwind and relax and be pampered. Highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mansion District Inn Suites Bed & Breakfast is situated in the heart of historic Smethport, PA's Mansion District; deep in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Experience exquisite Victorian opulence in the magnificent 1891 Hamlin-McCandless mansion. Enjoy your gourmet breakfast beside the fireplace in the spectacular Golden Oak dining room. ... more less