If you ever find yourself in Mahanoy City, this is a real find. I have roots in Schuylkill County and have a fondness for these old coal mining towns that are struggling to survive after all the jobs in coal and manufacturing left. The town has a rich immigrant history.
Stayed here one night in July with my sister before heading to other accommodations at a relative's house nearby. Joan was a wonderful hostess - friendly, but not hovering everywhere. We were the only guests there the Wed. night we stayed and had the place to ourselves in the evening which was interesting. The mansion is rumoured to be haunted, but we didn't have any unusual experiences.
There are 5 rooms; we saw most of them and stayed in the room with the double beds and private bath. Very large room and the bathroom was huge and very clean. Also, there is a side porch off this room that is nice for reading.
In the morning we had a very nice continental breakfast in the most fabulous dining room I've ever seen in a B & B! Joan even made us scones after we had eaten cereal and fresh fruit. We had time to talk with her and found out a little about the history of the Kaier Mansion and how she came to acquire it.
The mansion really brings you back to victorian times and is very well preserved with lots of antiques and some memorabilia from the town too. I plan to stay here for a mini family reunion in August.
Ate at the Silver Spoon which was very good and was recommended by a friend. It doesn't look like much from the outside, and we were pleasantly surprised when we went inside. Good food and great service.