We booked a single night this past weekend and now we wished we could have stayed longer. From the moment we walked into the Mansion, we were instantly transported to early 1900. No detail was missed. Top hats, gloves and a cane hanging on the coat tree in the foyer, magnificent period paintings, statues and accouterments accented every wall. The staircase led the way to the rooms with no less in the way of art and period furnishings.
Our host, Joe, took his time with us, pointing out details, answering our barrage of questions and making us so comfortable in our room. Many, many thanks to you, Joe as we felt right at home and enjoyed our time talking with you.
We explored much of the Mansion on our own and were also regaled with stories from the very hard working staff. And it was quite evident the staff was tired from a long day (they had just finished hosting a baby shower) but they still took the time to talk with us, show us around and tell us much of the history of the place while still having bright and smiling faces.
I cannot say enough about this wonderful B&B and our host. We truly were speechless much of the time we were there.
And I know I can't end this recommendation until I mention the food. We awoke in the morning to fresh home-baked cinnamon rolls and coffee cake! And of course, a take home box as it was food enough for 6 people!
Lastly I must also say the place was immaculately clean. With so many period pieces occupying nearly every flat space and wall, it was astonishing not to find a speck of dust or dirt. Our room was immaculate and every bit of what we would hoped to have for the night.
I have never been in a place that was so detailed and yet so comfortable. I'll be recommending this to anyone is within 50 miles of Wilkes-Barre and their destination.
Thanks gain for having us and we will see you again real soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opulent restored Victorian mansion perfectly situated in the heart of the River Street Historic District of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and easy walking distance to downtown, college, movies and dining. The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion specializes in creating memories of superb food and luxurious accommodations that are smothered in atmosphere and hospitality. ... more less