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The Megan Rice room features a four-poster bed, dresser, cedar chest, ample closet space, and a bright private bathroom with shower.Our elegant Great Room is a comfortable place to read, play a musical instrument, or just relax.
Private room in bed and breakfast

Gracious Old Home (Megan Rice Room)

Gracious Old Home (Megan Rice Room)

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Richard is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

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.

Amenities

Air conditioning
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Wifi
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

27 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
Laura
April 2018
This character filled home is amazing! It’s like stepping back 150 years but with modern conveniences. The rooms were absolutely gorgeous. We got a great nights sleep— the mattress was very comfortable. The hostess greeted us and showed us around the home. Very friendly! And the …
Jason User Profile
Jason
February 2018
Richard and his wife were wonderful hosts. Our room was very clean and very cozy. Each morning we had more than our fill of breakfast options. Overall a very enjoyable stay!
Ed User Profile
Ed
September 2017
Average at best..
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
What we did to displease this fellow we can only guess. We don't get negative reviews very often, and in those rare cases it is usually because we have failed in some respect to communicate or otherwise attend to the guests' needs in the way we normally do. Like forgetting, for example, that a guest is vegetarian. Such criticism is deserved, and we take it to heart. Expectations can play a role, too. Once or twice we have had people disappointed that there are no televisions in the house. Once we even had a guest who insisted that since we had five-star reviews, that meant we HAD to have a swimming pool or at least a hot tub. I am not making that up. There's not much we can do about that, except strive to make our descriptions as accurate as possible. But in this case, the guest made no indication that he was unhappy with the absolutely spotless Victorian room he rented, or the large breakfast made with mostly organic, locally sourced ingredients, of which he and his wife ate every bite. They did get served a cold coffee in the morning -- an error in the kitchen by a young girl helping us out -- but we replaced this right away. So that he then proceeded to slander us to Airbnb came as something of a shock. He claimed our B&B description was inaccurate because the 1860-era structure was somehow "more vintage than described". He claimed the soft, hand-pressed pressed 800-thread count linens were not clean, that the freshly shampooed carpet "could be cleaner", and that the toilet, which is cleaned and disinfected every day, was "unsanitary." While there's always a chance we will miss something, there's zero chance we would miss EVERYTHING, as this guest claimed to Airbnb. We spend hours cleaning our beloved home, and every room in it, every single day. We can only conclude that he intended to damage our reputation for reasons that have nothing to do with our home or the services we provide. I would be very cautious about allowing this person into your home.
September 2017
Alli User Profile
Alli
September 2017
Richard's home is absolutely beautiful. I was in town for a wedding and did not expect what we received! The breakfast was a three course breakfast and the whole family was very welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend this home!
Jeff User Profile
Jeff
July 2017
This was a very unique room in a very beautiful mansion on a quiet street. The room had a unique bed, with curtains surrounding it leading up to a crown molding on the ceiling. The room was comfortable, the bed was more than sufficient, and the bathroom was spotless. The home was…
Michael David User Profile
Michael David
June 2017
The house was absolutely astonishing. The living areas and bedrooms were beautifully decorated and comfortable. The surrounding area was very quiet and thus provided excellent conditions for deep sleep. The hosts are ever so kind and are willing to recommend food options or great…
Sheila User Profile
Sheila
March 2017
I loved this inn and wish I could have stayed longer. I would describe it as "elegant, but real": my room was spacious, clean, and furnished in period furniture, as were the gracious common areas, but without the impersonal feel of a boutique hotel. You could imagine It as an ele…

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Hosted by Richard

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in September 2009
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Retired journalist.
Languages: English, Français, Hindi, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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