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Gracious Old Home (Megan Rice Room)

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Richard
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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One of six available rooms (with huge breakfast!) in a large, stately, quiet home in Hollidaysburg. Five miles from Altoona. Whisper quiet, private full bath. Fine breakfast with freshly ground coffee included. No TV, but there's high-speed Wi-Fi. Window AC, ceiling fan, canopy bed.

The space
This enormous Second Empire home is full of nooks & crannies to explore. There are six large bedrooms to choose from, each with a private full washroom. There is a large dining room, a parlour and an even larger "great room", with 12-foot pier mirrors and a baby grand piano, we use for receptions and recitals.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Breakfast
Long term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Hollidaysburg is a small town about five miles from Altoona, PA, a once-bustling railroad town that's been in decline since long before American steel mills started to close.

Hollidaysburg has always been relatively prosperous. Many stately old homes built soon after the civil war are found on tree-lined Allegheny Street, and our home is among the nicest of them. But even the more modest areas of town are well-kept, quiet and safe. It's well worth exploring the town by foot or cycle.

The pedestrian-friendly downtown, called "The Diamond", has managed to survive and still has small neighborhood shops. There are several restaurants and three coffee shops on Allegheny Street, all within brief walking distance of our B&B.

This is a town where many people attend church. There are churches of virtually every Christian denomination, including two Catholic churches. The closest synagogue is in Altoona, and the closest Quaker meeting house is in State College.

Hosted by Richard

Joined in September 2009
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Retired journalist.
During your stay
We have two kids of our own to look after, so we won't be in anyone's hair. We will serve guests a very nice breakfast, better than you'll find anywhere else in the area. We use fresh ground Quartermaine coffee, turkey bacon, fresh fruit and organic free range eggs.
We have two kids of our own to look after, so we won't be in anyone's hair. We will serve guests a very nice breakfast, better than you'll find anywhere else in the area. We use fr…
Richard is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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