Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · Merchant St, Ambridge, PA 15003, United States
Debra And James
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SUITE FRIENDSHIP (of the Old Economy Inn, an Historic B&B)

The Old Economy Inn consists of three lovingly renovated apartment suites, each with its own separate entrance, full kitchen, private bathroom, living room, bedroom, cable TV, free wi-fi, small library, and assortment of DVDs. Each suite also features its own central air and heating system.


All three suites are located within the Old Economy Village historical district, a national historical site 18 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The properties were originally built in 1825 by members of the German Harmonist Society.

SUITE FRIENDSHIP is on the second floor and features a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom and full-sized bed in the livingroom/den to accommodate kids or two extra adults. The bathroom features a tub-shower combination.

The price of a night's stay in any of our suites includes a home-cooked breakfast delivered to you the following morning at a time of your choosing!

Breakfast options include:

* Fritattas: spinach & parmesan or bacon & cheddar

* Breakfast burritos: eggs, churizo, cheese, and--if you'd like--sour creme and salsa

* Absolutely delicious homemade muffins

* Oatmeal available with raisins, brown sugar, and assorted toppings.

We also provide complimentary coffee, tea, milk or half 'n half, orange juice, and assorted snacks.

(After you book your reservation, please call or email us to let us know your estimated time of arrival as well as your breakfast choices for the following morning!)

There is a wide variety of attractions in the area. The Visitors Center for Old Economy Village is right across the street--walking and guided tours are available throughout most of year. Other cultural attractions range from the Andy Warhol Museum and Scaife Gallery in nearby Pittsburgh, to Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpieces, Falling Water and Kentuck Knob, a few hours drive away (advance reservations required).

Sports lovers can watch the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins play; and fans of the outdoors can hike the beautiful hills of Western PA.

For more information, see (website hidden)

We've recently begun offering a dinner option, too, for any guests who would like to eat a home-cooked dinner "at home" in their guest suites. Ask us for the menu!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $695 /week
Monthly Price: $1620 /month
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Our group (two couples) very much enjoyed our brief (one night) stay in the Friendship Suite, in a lovely old/restored building. The suite was charming, clean, and cozy, with nice details--two of the four of us are French, and both remarked that the rooms of the suite made them feel like they were back in Europe--and Debra and James were friendly and made us feel welcome. Breakfast was tasty and satisfying, and the bathroom and kitchen were clean and attractive. The immediate neighborhood around the B&B is peaceful, with a lot of simple but beautiful old brick architecture that reflects the fascinating history of the Harmonist Society in Ambridge, and a couple of antique stores (unfortunately we did not arrive in time to take the tour of the preserved buildings, but we did take a pleasant stroll around the neighborhood at dusk). A visitor can sense that the neighborhood is no longer prospering as well as it may once have done, so if you are looking for a bustling or expensive area, this would not be the place for you--but if you prefer staying in a neighborhood that has a quiet feeling of history and character, you should enjoy your stay here as much as we did. We all four highly recommend the Old Economy B&B and would be very happy to stay there again.

    July 2014
  • We had a lovely time at the Old Economy B&B. Everything was comfortable and mostly well-appointed. I stayed with my husband and two boys and we all had enough room. The B&B is accessible to Pittsburgh attractions. Our hosts were very hospitable and helpful and great at communicating when I had questions or concerns. I would definitely recommend a stay here!

    June 2014
  • We spent one night at the B&B and our experience was simply great. The location is nice and quite in a small old village, pretty close to a couple of good taverns and only 20 minutes far from downtown Pittsburgh. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well furnished. Debra and James are very kind people and was easy manage the reservation with them. The breakfast was simply great, delicious. I strongly recommend this B&B if you need to stop nearby.

    June 2014
  • We stayed 3 nights and loved the place! It is really lovely, nicely decorated, not too many fussy nic-nacs. Breakfast each morning was delicious. Had a little trouble with reservation communications I think maybe my emails were going to junk mail and didn't get some of them. Thank you again, I definitely plan on staying at Old Economy Inn next time I come out.

    June 2014
  • This place is so quaint and the breakfast is delicious! Debra and James were responsive and very welcoming. I would definitely recommend a stay here!

    June 2014
  • Cozy and attractive place. It was decorated well and had all of the essentials. We brought our baby here for a week and loved it. Debra and James were helpful, thoughtful, and professional.

    June 2014
  • Had a great stay. Very nice place. The friendship suite has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom with sink toilet and a bathroom with a tub/shower. We unfortunately came in late and slept too late for breakfast but they left some delicious muffins for us. I would definitely stay here again.

    June 2014
  • My husband, son and I stayed in Suite Friendship for 5 nights while we visited family and friends in and around Ambridge. Our daughter also joined us for two nights. The location was perfect for us, just a few blocks from my husband's sister. The apartment was the perfect place to retire to at the end of each busy day. It has a very comfortable, friendly atmosphere with the sun shining in in the morning, coffee and juice in the fridge, great shower and hot water; the beds were comfortable, Each morning Debra would provide a breakfast and the muffins were warm and delicious. We loved the place and would happily stay there again.

    May 2014
  • Debbie and Jim were fantastic hosts.. The suite was immaculate and comfortable in a very quiet location. All of the breakfasts were delivered on time and delicious. Thanks to Debbie and Jim for fantastic weekend accommodations!!

    April 2014
  • What a fantastic host is Debra; and it was a beautiful suite to stay in as we spent a wonderful weekend with our son and his partner in and near Pittsburgh. Debra was extremely accommodating to our schedule and provided a wonderful selection to chose from for breakfast each morning. I would highly recommend the Old Economy B&B if you want to be near Pittsburgh for any reason. Getting to and out of the city was easy from Ambridge and staying there gave us a chance to enjoy the city but to also enjoy some private time with family in a beautiful suite. Thank you Debra. I would love to visit again in the future.

    March 2014
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I love the simple architecture of the Harmonist Society and did my best to restore the Inn in keeping with their style. If you treasure old houses, I really think you will love staying at the Inn. Make sure to visit the Old Economy Village, a state historical site, right down Church Street. We have also restored another Harmonist home about six blocks away from the Inn. This other building, which is also in the Old Economy Village historical district, is the new home for our catering business, the Old Economy Cafe. The Cafe opened in October, 2010, and it's where we prepare your breakfast and--upon special request--other meals for delivery to the Inn. Ask us about dinner options during your stay!
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