Bed and Breakfast on the Park
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We would like to invite you to come to Reading, PA, to relax in our gracious hospitality with Victorian style at Bed and Breakfast on the Park. Thank you for considering our Bed and Breakfast. We're looking forward to your visit!
Bed and Breakfast on the Park is appointed with antiques and family heirlooms and the mansion retains its original plaster ceiling medallions, woodwork, parlor chandeliers and second floor landing chandelier.
Built in 1887, the Mould mansion was built for Jonathan and Julia (Bell) Mould. A broadly noteworthy figure in Reading and Berks County, Jonathan owned and operated a successful dry goods store, The Busy Bee, at 645 Penn Street. In addition, he served as director of Farmers National Bank and Neversink Bank, was a member of the Reading Fair buildings committee and a member of the 175th Anniversary Celebration committee in 1923. In 1911, Jonathan and Julia presented the Pagoda and ten acres of land surrounding it to the City of Reading.
Accommodations include an extended continental breakfast featuring homemade breads and pastries, free wireless, cable TV, air conditioning, and off-street parking.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to George for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our inn is a stay in the present with (literally) a peek into the past while enjoying warm and considerate hospitality, delicious food, and the best night’s sleep in a long time.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Our warm hospitality and our food. Our inn is historically connected to Reading’s iconic Pagoda. Sharing a piece of Reading’s history and delicious food with our guests.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
There is so much to see, do, and eat at very reasonable prices!.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
That we have “outrageously good” food!.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
We have just achieved the bronze designation from the International Biking Association, and that designation has only been awarded to 37 locations in the world.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Visit PA Dutch Country, enjoy our variety of performing arts, shopping at real outlets, wine and hops trail, festivals, golfing, national historic sites, the hex sign tour, visit Philadelphia, visit Gettysburg, tour Hershey, and hiking and biking.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
City Park and Bandshell Concerts, the Santander Arena, the Santander Performing Arts Center, and award-winning restaurants.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We are foodies with a list of favorites!
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
4 in the main house and a Carriage House.
Do you accept pets?
Our old house doesn’t accommodate pets, but don’t leave home without them! We recommend the Antietam Valley Animal Inn, www.antietamvet.com, 484-334-2144.
About the Area
We are one block from the top of Penn Street, across from Penn's Common City Park. We are conveniently close to outlet shopping, antiquing, the Santander Center, the Santander Performing Arts Center, Albright College, Alvernia College, Kutztown University, Penn State Berks Campus, and just minutes from PA Dutch Country and Maple Grove Raceway. On summer Friday evenings, our wrap around porch is ideal for enjoying concerts in the City Park Bandshell.
Some area attractions include:
- Albright College
- Alvernia College
- Berks Arts Council
- Berks County Visitors' Bureau
- Blue Marsh Lake
- Berks County, PA
- Crystal Cave
- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
- Kutztown Pennsylvania German Festival
- Kutztown University
- Maple Grove Raceway
- Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
- Reading Phillies
- Santander Center
- Santander Performing Arts Center
- Gettysburg Battlefield