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“I've loved this house since 1962 -- the perfect place to stay in Chambersburg” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Craig Victorian Bed and Breakfast

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Craig Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 4 Chambersburg B&B and Inns
Albany, New York
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6 reviews
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“I've loved this house since 1962 -- the perfect place to stay in Chambersburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

In addition to all the perfectly true things other reviewers have said about the beautiful house, attentive hosts, convenient location, and delicious breakfasts, the Craig Victorian B&B has a special appeal for me. I grew up five doors down the street at 666 Philadelphia Avenue (1962 - 1976), and my best friend lived in the north half of this house, as did my sister's best friend, who was conveniently my friend's sister, They lived in the part of the house that's currently occupied by the hosts. I spent more days and nights in that house as a child than I can count. We played endless games of hide and seek -- it's the perfect house for hide and seek, with secret staircases, hidden closets, and cupboards so large that a couple of small children can easily fit in, sardines-style. Roger and Barbara have restored the house beautifully. The previous owners turned it into a B&B after my friend's family moved away, but they filled the rooms with way too many ruffles and scented silk flower arrangements -- a caricature of what a real Victorian home would have been like. In its current form, it's much more true to the period. Beautifully decorated, but not over-the-top fussy and frilly.

This wouldn't be the best place to stay with toddlers, but for a child of say 9-12, especially one who's fond of Little Women or Nancy Drew mystery stories, it would be heavenly.

I love Chambersburg, and I love staying at this B&B. I'd say that even if it wasn't full of such happy childhood memories, Seriously!

Many thanks, Barbara and Roger!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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strongstown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We loved our stay! The house is beautiful inside and out! Roger and Barbara are very sweet and make sure you are well taken care of. We had planned on spending the evening in Gettysburg, but turned around half way there to spend the evening on the porch instead. We enjoyed coffee and tea on the porch in the morning (we had the option to eat inside or out.) The homemade bread was delicious. We didn't take advantage of the full breakfast because we don't usually eat breakfast, but the other guests seemed to be enjoying it. The towels and bedding were heavenly. Give this place a try. You won't be disappointed...especially if you love old houses!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I never stayed at a bed and breakfast before and this was a welcomed addition to a great week-end. We were attending our daughter's graduation from Wilson College and the location was perfect.
Breakfast was great! Company great!
Roger and Barbara very very helpful and warm.
I will return.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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516 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

On an early Spring afternoon, on a lovely street in Chambersburg, we checked in to the Craig Victorian B&B. The house is massive and full of beautiful woodwork – check out the ceiling in the foyer. We were taken to our room – very large and very clean and the room rate was very affordable. Our hosts provided a HUGE breakfast – which I could not finish (and I can eat a lot of breakfast) and they were so attentive. I would have given 5 stars but there were three things that I would change if I could. 1. When you walk into our room, the Royal Cranberry, the first thing I saw was the white mini fridge – I love having a fridge – but I would try to hid it. 2. It was one of those warm in the afternoon and cold at night days and the room felt stuffy. With no ceiling fan or A/C in the room and the window had storm windows up – we could only open the bathroom window for air to circulate. 3. As stated in another review, when using the spa tub, the water could not maintain the temperature. We enjoyed our stay at this lovely B&B.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Judy J
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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stayed during the weekend of IceFest and had a terrific weekend. POSITIVES: 1. Beautiful, clean, well-maintained home and rooms. 2. Very fair pricing 3. Welcoming and accommodating owners (plus they gave us a 3rd night discount even though we didn't know about it). 4. Wonderful, high quality breakfasts 5. Within walking distance to downtown Chambersburg 6. Wine, cheese, and chat with the owners was awesome! NEGATIVES: 1. Jacuzzi water ran cold before filled up making it lukewarm (We like the jacuzzi piping hot) That was the only negative we had -----CONCLUSION: We would have given this 5 stars if it weren't for the fact that we were really looking forward to a hot hot hot jacuzzi/hot tub during this cold winter, but was disappointed when that didn't pan out the first night (Second night was a little better with temperature). EVERYTHING ELSE WAS PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT!! THANK YOU!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dan S
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Chelsea, MI
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

So pleasantly surprised. The rooms are nicer than the pictures project. Our room had everything you could want and it was very clean. The owners gave a warm welcome and were very accommodating. We didn't make it easy on them either being in a hurry to visit the grandkids while wanting to glean information about the house, the town, and everything we wanted to know so much more about. Chambersburg is a very nice town. College campus down the street is pretty, plenty of places to eat and a Starbucks a walkable distance, even though you are really out in the country by metro DC standards. Highly recommend it, we'd go back in a skinny minute. Food was delicious. We just want to come back when we can sit on the porch or in the yard and just smell the roses for a couple of days. Thank you Craig Victorian B&B for an excellent night on our own.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for an affordable B and B in Chambersburg area you need to check Craig House. The home is gorgeous and huge and the operators were super nice and accommodating. We stayed here a night to attend a birthday party in the area but would definitely return. We drove by some of the others we had researched and are every happy with our choice in terms of charm and ease of stay. Despite its 8000 square feet the owners keep it impeccably clean and breakfast was very good and definitely filling. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Craig Victorian Bed and Breakfast

Property: Craig Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Address: 756 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1267 (Formerly Shultz's Victorian Mansion)
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Chambersburg
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Chambersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful Victorian home located along a tree-lined street of gracious homes in the north end of Chambersburg was built in 1880 by John Watson Craig(1830-1908). Guests are welcomed to large, pleasant, air-conditioned bedrooms. The mansion's porches, patios and lawn are available for guest relaxation. The mansion features three large common rooms with fireplaces and a dining room on the first floor. 19th-century architecture and intricate wood carving is found throughout the mansion, from the corner turret to the elaborately designed and crafted foyer and open staircase leading to the third floor. A family collection of antiques enhance the richness of the mansion. ... more   less 

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