This was our 2nd week long stay at Locust Brook Lodge, and it was even better than the 1st time! Think of the nicest, sweetest grandma you know and that is Carol. She is an awesome cook that went out of her way to provide for me dairy free breakfast, like Carrot pancakes with warm blueberry compote, apple fritters, homemade bread, and the eggs were so fresh they were almost orange, juice, milk (if you wanted it), best coffee we ever had, and plenty of food (didn't have to eat lunch). Down stairs is where we stayed, enjoyed our coffee before breakfast watching the news. There is a pool table, air hockey, table to play games, refrig if you want to bring your own food for lunch, also she has complimentary popcorn for microwave, chips, and fruit chew snacks. The back patio is awesome, birds, squirrels, chipmunks, two large tables, beautiful views all the way around the property. We were visiting family for the week so we didn't get to spend a lot of time there, which we would have loved to do it is that comfortable. This would be a great place for a small women's retreat, it really is complete and peaceful, and close to everything you need. Anyone who would opt to stay in a hotel in that area over this bed and breakfast is just plain stupid, it actually is cheaper than a hotel. Just be careful driving in at night because there are always deer playing on the road. Thanks again Carol for a wonderful 2nd visit, can't wait to come again! Dennis and Kathy :)
This was one of the few places where we could bring our large dog without any hassle. We stayed in the Trout Room and could walk the dog out through the patio, without ever having him anywhere else in the house. We felt that our pooch was very welcome. My other issue was a dietary requirement and it was no trouble to have my breakfast prepared separately. We stayed two nights and both times breakfast was really good. A refrigerator and microwave are available at the lodge, which was very useful and convenient. We visited in October, during a rainy period, but the grounds have many places to sit and relax and must be absolutely beautiful in spring and summer. The lodge is beautifully decorated. We were very happy with out choice of this bed and breakfast.
The Mansion at Maple Heights is a beautiful old building and a fun spot to spend the night. it's an easy walk down the hill from the room to downtown, where there are nice restaurants and shopping. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was large. My biggest complaint was that the carpet in our room was very stained. Also, the hallway outside our room had fake wood flooring that was coming up and looked pretty tacky and seemed a shame in such a nice old building. Also, i thought they kept the place too cold (but I guess that's better than too warm). I should have given more notice about my eating restrictions. I let them know when I checked in that I am a vegan and the manager said they could accommodate me for breakfast, but I ended up with muffins from Whole Foods. Still, better than nothing! All in all, I would recommend this spot, but they really should replace the carpets!
My husband and I stayed here recently. We were attending a wedding in Butler and most of the hotels were booked. Our choices were the days inn or the lodge and we were so glad we choose Locust Brook! Nice rooms, great breakfast, pool table and sncks provided. We would definitely stay again if we're in the area!
We stayed in the Trout Room and it was very nice and convenient since we were traveling with a small dog. I really enjoyed having breakfast with the other guests at the dining table--it was a very pleasant atmosphere. We saw deer, chickens, cows, and horses. I would definitely stay there again.
The room we stayed in was very beautifully decorated. It was sophisticated in its decor and did not look like the typical "hotel" room. It was very spacious. I did not feel uncomfortable in any sense. When we arrived, an employee immediately greeted us and showed us the property. He added in little facts about the grounds and was very thorough showing us the mansion and our room. He definitely wanted to please us and he did. The breakfast the next day was a little lackluster because me and my guest were only served a small omlette each. This was unfair to the spreads we saw that were given to a family of four who received fruit platters, toasts, and other side items. Overall, we enjoyed out stay and would go back.
Had a wonderful stay at Mansions last week to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. The place is beautiful and the staff were superb. The place is owned by former Steeler, Chukki Okobi, who personally made breakfast for us. I would have thought it excellent if he just made me a bowl of cereal, but his scratch made french toast certainly held its own. The master suite was beautiful with steam sauna and multi-directional shower. I thought the place was decorated nicely as well, though my wife felt that the place could use a woman's touch. Overall a great stay.
Quiet and peaceful. Cleanliness was outstanding , and it had a sort of country charm. Breakfast left a little to desire, but also in the hosts' defense all guests had very different schedules. I will definately stay again in the future.
She has 6 rooms total, but two rooms in the back with direct access to a patio and private driveway for people with pets along! We had a need for one that accepted pets and before we could only find Super 8 and Days Inn in Butler that accepted them. Now I found this place! The area is wooded, so plenty of things for your dog to sniff. We stayed in the "trout room" and it was worth every penny of $80/night which makes it particularly attractive because of the no pet fee. Super 8 is $65 per night + $15 per pet per night. There is one other pet welcome room at this B&B and it is a bit more in price because of a jacuzzi tub. The house and grounds are beautiful and well cared for. The rooms are spacious and comfortable in a "this is a home, not a hotel" way. Snacks and breakfast are provided. The only niggling small complaint if I had to find one is that breakfast on the final day was a little "light" compared to all the other mornings when she served eggs, sausage, quiche and the like. We only wish the last morning was just as "hearty". It's a minor quibble in that our expectation that was set on previous mornings didn't quite match. Regardless, it was a much better experience that you will get at a "continental breakfast" and B&B's in Butler, PA are not very common. We definitely will stay again if we are back for family!
My boyfriend and I wanted do some hiking locally and just relax over the President's day weekend. We found the Locust Brook Lodge on a whim and made a last minute reservation. Carol was wonderful - she knows a lot about the area and it was so nice to hear the history of how she became a bed and breakfast owner. Great little find - we will be back.
My wife and I had dropped in Locust Brook Lodge in a rainy Saturday night on our regular trip between Michigan and DC. Heavy rain and numerous road construction slowed us down, and Carol waited for us well past 11pm. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Carol for her hospitality.
This was our first time at any bed&breakfast but it will not be our last. We are a family of 4 adults so we had the suite, and it was wonderful - comfy and quiet. I only wish we could have spent a few more hours there.
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Locust Brook Lodge. Carol, the owner, is a wonderful host and cooked an amazing breakfast each of the 5 days of our stay. Room was very nice. Grounds are nice and the lodge is in a very peaceful setting. I also appreciated the value - most hotel rooms in Butler run around $140 a night. I highly recommend the Locust Brook Lodge!
I had to have a "corneal transplant" over 100 miles from home; so my husband, myself, and "Mr. Fancy Pants" our Old English sheepdog rented this B&B - a beautiful comfy room, buckwheat pancakes & bacon - A very large sitting room - with large screen tv - microwave, pool table, etc. - WE ALL LOVED IT!
It was much more enjoyable than the cold, cookie cutter motels we were use to. Calm, quiet and relaxing. And CLEAN, let's not forget that!!! No scum on the shower floor or walls. No bugs, burns or holes in the bedding. No busted crack pipe in the drawer. Found one of those at a motel in Hershey!!! Carol was a most gracious hostess who let us be ourselves. There wiil be return trips in the future!!!
This was our second stay at this B & B. We reserved the entire facility. Sadly, Carol (innkeeper) has changed drastically and she was distraught and overwhelmed during our entire visit. When we arrived, she never welcomed us. She sat and ate pizza with her adult daughter, practically ignoring us. She did not welcome us or even stand up to say, "hello." We were early, but we had cleared that with her previous to our arrival. As the weekend progressed she spoke less and less. Never saying, "Good-Morning" and at times, mumbling under her breathing and stomping around the facility. The rooms are beautifully decorated, but unclean. There was an orange mold growing along the entire bottom of the shower door and the garden tub jets did not work. She also had a bug problem where we killed dozens of stink bugs over the course of the weekend. The scenery is gorgeous, but boxes filled the front porch and dead plants were all along the patios and patio tables leftover from last summer! The breakfast was tasty but not enough and very simple. For example, a casserole and bananas was the menu one morning. Pancakes and fruit...not breakfast meats, yogurts or cereals included except the first morning of three. She never provided coffee or tea except in the AM and one evening when we asked for coffee she became angry and frustrated. To the point that I finally asked her politely," Are we upsetting you?" She answered that it was not us it was her saying, "because I am 70 years old and it is too hard". Lastly, some evenings we would come home to a dark home. No lights left on in the hallway or any of the rooms. We had to fumble around looking for lights. Even a basic hotel will leave lights on for their guests to feel welcomed. Carol was honestly anything but welcoming. She was very cross and unwelcoming. A disappointing weekend.
My daughter and I stayed two nights while visiting Slippery Rock University. It is a wonderful, comfortable place to stay, even in the middle of winter (and I imagine fantastic when the weather is warmer). Carol is a warm and inviting innkeeper who makes great breakfast casserole.