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“Great weekend for steam on the bridge”

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Bridgeview Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Marysville B&B and Inns
Leola, Pennsylvania
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“Great weekend for steam on the bridge”
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Spent the weekend meeting other guests for the steam excursion over the rockville bridge at the Bridgeview.We all had a grrrrreat time.Keith the owner was even nice enough to allow people for a very small charge to come onto his property and view the bridge with the NKP 765 going over along with other trains.He had everything organized keeping the non guests off the top of the deck,leaving only the paying guests to mingle on to take video and pics of the weekend events.Heard a couple of complaints about the charge but he has to look out for his business ,with insurance and keeping the best spot on the deck for the weekend paying guests.Our neighbors came up,not even into trains but wanted to witness the events on Saturday and had no problem paying the 5.00 charge,we will be back in October..My wife and I ALWAYS have a gret relaxing time and Keith is great to hang around with and talk to.

Room Tip: Depends on your preferance,outside rooms have views of bridge or if ya want alittle less noise there...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Bridgeview. We were impressed with all we saw there. The place is spotless. The train action is never ending. The view from the deck is second to none. The owner Keith is a great host, and very knowledgeable about the railroad scene as well as the wild life. Just a super experience. Thanks Keith for all the hard work in your beautiful place. We will return.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Montclair, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

Having stayed at the Bridgeview at least a dozen times since it's opening a number of years ago, I have yet to find a more pleasant way to escape from everyday drudgery and spend an enjoyable weekend watching nature and trains with my friends, and fellow guests. The accommodations are spotlessly clean and comfortable, and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, thanks to Keith (the proprietor) and his staff's easygoing disposition and attention to details. Breakfast in the common kitchen-dining room is always fun with generous amounts of coffee and toasts, their aromas mixing with the excitement of guests planning their activities for the day. The staff's knowledge of local points of interest is a great source of information to this end. The many porches around the building offer areas for congregating with other guests, or solitude when desired. The enclosed viewing room is a great place to escape the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter without missing the views and action on the railroad. It's also the place to relate "war stories" with fellow railfans in the evening. Thanks Kieth, I'll continue my escape every season of the year, again and again!

Room Tip: Some rooms open to the porch, others to the interior. Advise Keith of your preference.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Montclair, New Jersey
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

I was at the Bridgeview B&B for a weekend to watch a steam excursion. Unparralleled view of railroad activity over the Rockville Bridge. Great place to just relax and view the wide Susquehanna River. Rooms are impeccably clean and offer a great night's rest in plush beds. Friendly staff and innkeeper that make you feel at home. Highly recommended to all: railfans, couples, families with children, etc. Looking forward to return for another stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Szczecin, Poland
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Bridgeview. You do not have to be a Railfan, or even like trains, to appreciate this very relaxed and cosy place.

We came two couples + a one year old child. All of us loved our stay here.
Besides the large deck/terrace, there is a nice lawn outside which our daughter enjoyed a lot.

Breakfast is continental, but you can cook your own eggs/meat if you want. THere are two gas grills outside, which we used twice for burgers and steaks.

We did not do much of the nearby attractions, but the whole area (50 mile radius) seems very family friendly.

Will definitely be back, although it may take a few years as i live in Europe.

Tip: Always book ahead. They only clean and prepare rooms for expected guests. In general, walk in guests are not appreciated.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2012 via mobile

First stay at he Bridgeview Inn B&B and it won't be he last. Great place to stay and relax. Keith is a great host and my wife and I enjoyed the stay. Breakfast was very good with great conversations with other guests. Train watching is like no where else. Can't wait to get back there!!!

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, VA
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We had another wonderful relaxing weekend with Keith at the Bridgeview again! It has become a home away from home for us. This trip treated us to a nice snowfall, and lots of fun playing in the snow. We look forward to another trip when the weather gets warmer.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Bridgeview Bed & Breakfast
Address: 810 S Main St, Marysville, PA 17053-1717
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Marysville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Marysville
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harrisburg Area Lodging.Make Bridgeview Bed & Breakfast your Harrisburg area lodging destination!! Our guests come back year after year for the “home away from home” relaxing atmosphere and impeccable view. Bridgeview Bed & Breakfast is located on the Susquehanna River, overlooking the Blue Mountains and world famous Rockville Bridge. With our spacious, private rooms, Bridgeview Bed & Breakfast is the best place in PA for a good night’s sleep!! Each of our 10 suites are equipped with a private bath, WiFi high-speed internet, individual A/C and continental breakfasts. There are two sitting rooms for your convenience, a large eat-in kitchen and spacious riverfront decks. Visit Harrisburg, Hershey, Gettysburg, Adamstown and PA Dutch Country. ... more   less 

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