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Gracious Old Home (Zebra Suite)

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Richard
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 private bath
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The largest of six available bedrooms (with huge breakfast!) in a large, stately, quiet home in Hollidaysburg. It's a two-room suite on the third floor. Sit-in windows, claw foot tub, separate shower, queen bed and full bed. Easily sleeps four people. Central AC, ceiling fan.

The space
This is the very largest space we rent on the property -- two rooms on the top floor, easily sleeping four people. It comes with an en-suite, two-room art deco bathroom (w/shower and separate claw-foot tub).

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.

Guest access
There's no TV on offer here, but we have high-speed internet. Plenty of books and periodicals, too, with interesting places to sit and read. We also have many folk instruments - guitars, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers - around the house that guests are welcome to play.

Other things to note
We are multilingual. We can communicate in French, Mandarin and Hindi.

The house has many folk instruments, especially mountain dulcimers, that guests are welcome to play.
The largest of six available bedrooms (with huge breakfast!) in a large, stately, quiet home in Hollidaysburg. It's a two-room suite on the third floor. Sit-in windows, claw foot tub, separate shower, queen bed and full bed. Easily sleeps four people. Central AC, ceiling fan.

The space
This is the very largest space we rent on the property -- two rooms on the top floor, easily sleeping four peo…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Washer
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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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.
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…

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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  • Languages: 中文 (简体), English, Français, हिन्दी
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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