Ascot House Bed & Breakfast

219 West Market Street, Marietta, Pennsylvania 17547
Innkeeper(s): Wendy Codd

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction

    Ascot House - Marietta, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Ascot House, an historic Lancaster County bed and breakfast decorated in classic Georgian style and located in the pre-civil war town Marietta. This dog friendly bed and breakfast has six spacious and elegant air-conditioned guestrooms, luxurious spa-style bathrooms and breakfasts to satisfy any gourmet.

    Ascot House is the perfect destination for romantic weekends, girl's getaways, family gatherings, ski and golf adventures, biking, hiking and hot-air ballooning, outlet shopping, antiquing, and exploring Amish Country.

    With a large dining room, parlor, library and spacious outdoor deck and beautiful English garden, the inn is available for authentic English teas, baby or bridal showers, bridesmaid's luncheons, Small Weddings and Receptions, cocktail parties, cheese and wine tastings.

    When you arrive, a stately fan-light entrance welcomes you into the magnificent interior of this elegant example of Federal style architecture (circa 1800). The beautiful hand painted floor in the entrance hall leads you to the graceful central staircase. The kitchen, breakfast, family and laundry rooms were featured in Colonial House Magazine in October 1994. With 17 fireplaces and central air conditioning and heating, this exquisite historic property is a perfect destination at all times of the year.

    Innkeeper Wendy's warm and gracious hospitality will provide guests of the inn with a delightful and memorable visit.

    Elegant Dining Room

    An authentic English afternoon tea is served in the parlor or dining room at 3 p.m. daily, by pre-arrangement. Tea includes choice of teas, finger sandwiches a selection of delectable savories and sweets and either trifle (with or without sherry!) or chocolate mousse.

    Guests may wish to partake of wine and cheese in the library at 6 p.m. each evening before they go out to dinner. There is a wide variety of restaurants in the region and an outstanding French restaurant a short stroll down Market Street.

    An award-winning cook, Wendy will delight you with her delicious breakfasts. Guests of Ascot House may choose from a continental breakfast {from 7 to 9 a.m}, or a full gourmet breakfast is served in the lovely formal dining room, which opens to the deck, overlooking the tranquil gardens.

    Every room in the house is beautifully decorated in the classic English style using a mix of Queen Anne and Chippendale furnishings and antiques. All guestrooms have private luxury bathrooms, most with Jacuzzi bathtubs and separate showers. Amenities include Gilchrist and Soames English spa toiletries, fluffy oversize towels, plush robes with slippers and treats for the chocolate lover.

    Gourmet Breakfast:

    • Served in formal Dining Room overlooking tranquil gardens
    • Traditional breakfasts feature locally made sausages and free range eggs from Black Walnut Farm, muffins and breakfast breads
    • Specialty breakfasts include Eggs Benedict, quiche and crepes as well as Creole and Mexican selections
    • Fresh squeezed juices and international specialties
    • Vegetarian breakfasts available
    • Breakfast served on Wedgwood china, Spode crystal goblets and antique English silver
    • Prepared by award-winning chef, cooking instructor and event planner


    • Afternoon tea served at 3pm fireside in the winter and outside overlooking the English garden in the summer
    • Hors d'oeuvres and pre-dinner drinks at 6pm in the Library
    • Restaurants within walking distance
    • Indoor storage for bicycles and skis
    • Off-street parking available through the backyard English garden
    • Ice, soda and bottled water available
    • Books in the Library
    • Board games, cards and puzzles

    In-Room Amenities:

    • Private luxury bathrooms
    • Plush robes and slippers
    • Gilchrist and Soames English spa-style toiletries
    • Central air-conditioning and working fireplaces
    • Cable TV and DVD players in all rooms
    • Hardwired high-speed internet access
    • Hairdryers and fluffy oversize towels
    • Bedside treats
    • Clock radios
    • Iron and ironing board are available on request
    • DVD movies available

    Pet Amenities:

    • Loaner bowls, towels and leashes available
    • Fenced in backyard
    • Pet bedside treats
    • Dog sitting available for a fee

    The following can be arranged

    Spa treatments and massages in your own comfortable guestroom
    Special occasion cakes
    In-room flowers
    Dinner reservations
    Concierge services for local attractions and events in the Marietta and Lancaster area

  • Pets Welcome

    Dog Friendly Pet Policy - Dogs Stay Free! There is a beloved Golden Retriever who lives in the owner's quarters at this Pennsylvania accommodation. Ascot House is a pet friendly bed and breakfast where well-behaved dogs of all sizes are welcome. We do, however, have a few pet policies:

    • Four rooms - the Suffolk, Surrey, Essex and Dorset suites are dog friendly.
    • Dogs must be leashed when walking through the common areas of the inn
    • Unattended dogs must be crated
    • Pet bedtime treats provided
    • Loaner bowls, towels and leashes available
    • A fenced back yard is available and the dog owner is responsible for clean-up
    • Riverside trails and parks nearby
    • Because pet accidents are not always immediately visible, a fully refundable security deposit of $100 is required and will be returned within 2 days of your stay if there is no damage
    • Regretfully, barking dogs (and their owners) will be asked to leave if they disturb the other guests
    • Dog Sitting Available - $10 per hour

    Cats & Other Critters: Sorry, but we can only accept dogs. There are boarding facilities nearby. Call for information.

  • Weddings

    If you are looking for a lovely and unique location for a small wedding or reception. Ascot House is the perfect site. The lovely English garden is ideal for outdoor ceremonies. Photo opportunities abound in the historic house. The grand staircase is a favorite for small indoor weddings. Buffet receptions for up to 60 people, seated formal dinners/luncheons for weddings of less than 30 guests. Gourmet catering, Brunches, rehearsal dinners, wedding showers are all available to make your wedding dreams come true.