Cresson, PA is a small town. A very small town. And when I visit the area, I stay at a hotel about 10 country miles away. This trip back I didn’t want to drive those winding country roads (full of deer waiting to jump out at me) after dark. So I looked on Trip Advisor for alternatives, never really thinking that I’d find any. But I did. The Cresson House B&B popped up! The reviews were really, really good so I gave them a call to see if they had a room available on a Monday night. Luck was with me and Marti, the innkeeper, booked me into the Samuel Lemon Room, which has its own private bath.
I had a fast trip (less than five hours) west on Route 80 and arrived on schedule. Marti was waiting to greet me. She gave me a brief tour of the historical home, which is nicely decorated and very well maintained, then showed me to my room.
Can I tell you? The Samuel Lemon Room at the Cresson House B&B is great: toile cotton bedspread on a comfy queen-sized bed, a well-lit desk and chair tucked in a corner (with a little sign that informed me that they offer free wifi to guests), a nightstand with clock, tissues and a flashlight…just in case. The bathroom is larger than my childhood bedroom and offers amenities like fluffy towels and hand-made fragrant soap! And the shower is divine: strong water pressure!!
The Cresson House B&B offers round-the-clock drinks and snacks (raisin cookies!) in the kitchen, a welcoming front and side porch with old-fashioned swings and chairs where you can sit and pass the time, and lovely gardens.
Marti cooks a large American-style breakfast for her guests. After a peaceful night’s sleep in the quiet home, I went downstairs for breakfast. I was greeted with my preferred hot tea and a warm scone. Marti followed up with a peppers and onions (my choice) omelet with bacon and toast. Yum!
If you’re traveling and need a place to stay in the Cresson, PA area, give Marti a call. The Cresson House B&B is a great place to stay.