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Jean Bonnet Tavern B & B
Ranked #2 of 5 Bedford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We are three childhood girlfriends that, once every year or so, ditch our husbands and enjoy a relaxing stay in a B & B. We shop, eat, and catch up on our families, etc. Ambience is a key ingredient in our search of the perfect venue. Impressive service and good food are other important features that we seek. The Jean Bonnet Tavern / B & B has it all!

I am familiar with the area as I have family that lives in town. There really is a multitude of options for things to do in Bedford and the area. Besides Old Bedford Village there is a cute little downtown area with many tiny shops to visit or explore for hours in "Founder's Crossing" downtown. One floor of Founder's is all consignment shops with everything from wooden furniture to homemade placemats and much more. The basement is all antiques. The building is an old 5 & 10 cent store so it is huge. There are many great restaurants in town. A tea room "Everything Tea" in Bedford has wonderful tea and treat selections. There are covered bridges and a winery in the area too. In October Bedford hosts their Fall Foliage festival on two different weekends.

About Jean Bonnet B & B -- it was a wonderfully relaxing experience! The owner and the manager are very attentive. The owner even emailed me a recipe! The food we had at dinner (other family joined us too) was delicious and the staff was attentive. The included B & B breakfast was about the best we have ever had and so very plentiful that we were just stuffed! They have four rooms at Jean Bonnet and ours was very comfortable. The rooms are in character with the 1700s when the inn was built. The floors in our room sloped, which only added to the charm of the place. Speaking of character, and as written in the folk lore section of the inn's website, the inn is known for the presence of ghostly sightings. I am witness to that fact as two of us heard the sound of walking in the hall when no one was around in the middle of the night (sounded like cowboy boots on a wooden floor)! It was very enchanting - pun intended!

I would highly recommend that you consider this historic inn / tavern for overnight and dinner in the basement by the hearth.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

If you've read my other reviews, you know I'm a history buff, and I spend a lot of my free time exploring our past. Something I enjoy doing while history hunting is eating, so nothing pleases me me more than to be able to mix the two, and in Bedford, PA, one can do just that. the Jean Bonnet Tavern is sitting out in the open in a part of Pennsylvania that I would otherwise drive past. (No offense to the residents of Bedford, there just isn't much there.) But, there is the tavern on route 30, not far from 99. To say the place is gorgeous on the outside is an understatement ( for me, anyway, but I'm just a sucker for field stone houses dating back to the French and Indian War.) It is that old, folks, always a tavern and hotel and still operating as such today. If you really want to experience the atmosphere, you have to eat in the dining room. The tavern upstairs is OK, but the dining room is it - original cooking hearth, aged woodwork, the ambiance, everything we history hunters are looking for. The menu is not too large that a hungry body will succumb to starvation before making a choice, and there is a good selection of more expensive entrees and simpler fair. All reasonably priced. The service is good, the fare is worth the drive and the atmosphere is as good as the Dobbins House in Gettysburg. And for those who have the added interest - they are proud of their ghosts. (Keep your eyes peeled, folks. Ya NEVER know!) If you are in the area, tour the town and the Old Bedford Village.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Beautiful B & B. If you want Wi-Fi, spa bathrooms and the internet, then this is NOT the place for you. If you DO want peace and quiet, good food, history and charm, then THIS is the place for you. Only 4 rooms, two suites and two one bedrooms. The antique rolling pin bed, muted colonial colors, shutters in the windows, creaky hardwood floors and quilts made for a charming and peaceful room. Outside the room was a porch with wooden rockers, where we spent time with drinks and chatting with other guests. The staff were all very friendly. The restaurant was HOPPING when we checked in on Friday night, we checked in at the cash register in the restaurant. NOT ada accessible, a spiral staircase, then pretty steep stairs leading to the rooms. But once we were up we were in for the night, and came down for breakfast then gone for the day so minimal up and down. Beautiful grounds and a few goats to chat with! Will go back again!

Room Tip: Room 2 was above the restaurant patio and near the highway but the noise was never a problem.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank laurel d
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Stopped for a late lunch after visiting the Flight 93 Memorial. The decor was charming, the service was excellent and the meal was delicious. Highly recommend it. Even made a stop at the gift shop to purchase a wonderful scrub they featured in the ladies room

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Wondering where we were as we ate on pewter outside on a patio overlooking well tended gardens, watching fireflies come out, and seeing cattle grazing across the highway, we enjoyed our first gourmet meal at Jean Bonnet Tavern! With crooked, creaky floors, stonework fireplaces and exterior, exposed beams, push button light switches and old-time door latches and shutters, you can easily imagine yourself back in the 1700's. We spent an overnight in Room 1 and were pleased with the modern bathroom and tiled corner shower. This historic property has been preserved and updated to accommodate modern travelers. We loved having breakfast by candlelight downstairs and the hosts were very nice to give us an early breakfast (7 am). The only down side was that traffic was noisy since it's by 2 major highways.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Stopped in here on our way to Lancaster. Fantastic building! The fireplace, OH EM GEE!!!

Traveled with two children. Their meals were great. Awesome beer list for the hubby.

I had the French Onion Soup, it was great. And the cod sandwich was HUGE.

The service was adequate. Not great. Not rude. Our server just seemed a little disinterested. Never offered us dessert, so we didnt order any.

We had a fun time after feeding the goats. Would definitely stop back here. Can not believe this building is 250 years old.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Friendly staff and an interesting place. The rooms are comfortable and large. The upper porches lovely. If you are traveling with children, opt for the suite with two queen beds as it's much larger and roll away beds are available. The other suite, with a trundle, is much smaller and a bit difficult to manage.

Breakfast was great -- and plentiful.

Lovely gardens and goats to feed/pet. So much better than a chain hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Jean Bonnet Tavern B & B

Address: 6048 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford, PA 15522-6960
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Bedford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Bedford
Price Range: £74 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4

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