We found the Bridgeview a couple of summers ago on our way home to ME, riding on the opposite side of the river. When we looked for the Rockville Bridge online, we discovered a B&B right there on the shore of the river. My husband is the huge rail fan in our family, but staying here was almost enough to turn me into a rail fan as well. We just spent 2 days at the Bridgeview again this year, and it definitely lived up to our expectations. Keith hosted a Memorial Day BBQ the day we arrived, and we enjoyed meeting the other guests from all over the northeast and Canada as well. The ATCS is fun to watch as trains move around the area. There is rail traffic throughout the day and night, and there are train tracks on three sides of the building and decks along those three sides from which to watch the trains more closely. There are plenty of nearby attractions and businesses, and Harrisburg is just minutes away. The owner Keith couldn't be more accommodating if he tried. Last year, we arrived rain soaked after hours riding in the rain. He even showed me a place to dry my wet gloves and socks overnight! It feels like you are staying with family when you arrive. There is a sitting room with a view of the bridge and binoculars along the windowsill. During our visit last year, it was hot and humid outdoors and that sitting room was a great place to keep watch until you knew that a train was coming. Then it was time to run outside with camera in hand. It's neat hearing trains go by throughout the night. This is a one-of-a-kind place to stay, with great wildlife watching and even better train activity. We thoroughly enjoyed going there again this year, and hope to return again soon.
- 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