The Queen, A Victorian Bed & Breakfast
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Take a step back in time when you stay at this beautifully restored Queen Anne home located in Bellefonte's residential historic district. You will find yourself surrounded by historic memorabilia and antiques but with all the conveniences of the 21st century -- internet, private baths, central air, TV and even a WII in the Victorian parlor. Pump the player piano or even dance to the music on the Victrola. Check out the collection of stereo cards on one of the stereopticons.
Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the formal dining room or, weather permitting, on the patio surrounded with perennial gardens. Menu items include Creme Brule French toast, eggs Benedict, baked oatmeal, and fresh picked raspberries from the back yard. Sweeten your custom bended tea with a spoonful of our own honey from the hive in the gardens.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Nancy Noll & Curtis Miller for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Location, location, location. We are a beautiful Victorian community in the middle of nowhere and half way to everywhere. Just 5 minutes from the intersection of I-80 and I-99 makes us a great "Meet in the Middle" option for travelers from the mid-west and NY, NJ, and New England. While here, guests can take advantage of 9 state parks, great fly fishing, kayaking or canoeing, caves, hot air balloons, gliders, and of course all the events and activities at Penn State University just 15 minutes away.
What are you best known for?
Hospitality, great breakfasts, and helping guests plan activities that are unique and memorable.
What makes your inn unique?
We are a green lodging with many breakfast ingredients coming from our backyard – including the honey for our custom blended teas. After a gourmet breakfast on the patio, guests can browse the gardens, pick fresh raspberries and even choose a few plants to take home.
What do you love most about your inn?
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The beautiful Victorian architecture.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Spend one day touring the water caverns at Penn's Cave along with their wild animal park; both located in beautiful Amish countryside. Spend a day exploring the outdoors by hiking, or biking, or walk to an outfitter, rent a kayak and paddle to the beach at Bald Eagle State Park. Spend day 3 in the air to get a bird's eye view of the area from a hot air balloon, a glider, or even a small plane. Day four could be spent touring the four microbreweries or the four wineries in the county. Break up the day with visits to our numerous antique shops.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Local restaurants, serving local foods; fly fishing; kayaking; antiques; thrift shops; art and history museums; public library, The American Philatelic Society housed in a restored 19th century match factory; a residential and a commercial historic district both on the National Register of Historic Buildings; a beautiful park with a trout stream, ducks, and a gazebo where one can just relax, use the free Wi-Fi, or enjoy a Sunday evening free concert.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Love to try whatever the chef from the Gamble Mill creates from the fresh items featured in the farmers market held in his parking lot on Saturday mornings.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 3 guest room suites, a large one bedroom apartment n the B&B, a two bedroom guest house and a three bedroom guest house.
Do you accept pets?
We keep two rooms pet free at all times for those who may have allergies.
Our specialty is small, intimate weddings with a maximum of fifty guests. Seasonally, the ceremony can be held in front of a fireplace or on the patio near the small waterfall and perennial gardens. Sit down dinners must be catered and are limited to 24 guests. Arrangement can be made for a judge to perform the ceremony. The Inn is extensively decorated requiring minimal additional touches. Guest room accommodations are available for up to 18 guests. We are centrally located between numerous northeastern cities near the intersection of I-80 and I-99 in a residential neighborhood listed on on the National Register of Historic Places. Add a touch of Victorian Romance to your wedding.
Enjoy all the activities available in one of the nine state parks within the county or take a ride to one of the nearby wineries for a delicious tasting. Get a bird's eye view of Nittany Mountain with a plane ride from the Bellefonte airport or a glider ride form Keystone glider port or even a balloon ride.
- Penn State
- Penn's Cave
- I-80 and I-99 are just minutes away
- Trout fishing
- Antique shops
- Fine dining
- Bike trails
- ... and the simple quiet of our porch swing