My wife and I needed a getaway, and I found this jewel of a B&B while researching online. The goal of the trip was to travel the old and historic US Route 6 and eventually end up at the Zippo Visitor's Center (also reviewed by me). I chose this B&B based on it's location to our plans and the reviews of TripAdvisor; the reviews are spot on. The service was top notch, every detail attended to with a smile by Ross and Jovanna. As other reviewers have stated, the breakfasts were to die for. We stayed two nights, and the breakfasts both mornings were unique and absolutely delicious. The value, honestly, to us felt like a steal; I'm sure Ross and Jovanna could charge a lot more and still get the clientele they appear to have. Had I more vacation time to use for this trip, I would have gladly stayed longer because cost was not an issue. Sleep quality, cleanliness and the room reviews can all be summed up in one word - perfection. The entire mansion was spotless and the suite we stayed in made me feel right at home. The bed was very comfortable and the rooms (as well as the whole mansion) were decorated with many very interesting artifacts that Ross and Jovanna have collected all their lives during their travels. We stayed in the McCandless Executive suite which had a front sitting room as well as the bedroom. Both nights we relaxed in the front room, in front of the fireplace, and browsed through the numerous reading materials that are for the guests to read. The history of the small town of Smethport is truly amazing and interesting. As for the location, the mansion sits right on the corner of Rt 6 and 59 which is very convenient if you're continuing to head West or even North towards Bradford. I can't say enough good things about this B&B; as I stated in the title of my review, we WILL be returning.
Ross and Jovanna, thank you so much for the wonderful stay. It was an absolute pleasure meeting the both of you and I look forward to seeing you possibly in the fall with my entire family this time. Take care, and I hope to see the chickens the next time.
- 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