My girlfriend and I stayed one night in "Beulah's Boudoir." What a beautiful home! The owners have done an excellent job in restoring all of the Victorian charm to this house-- it didn't look like you could go wrong with any of the rooms. Our hosts provided an excellent breakfast and good conversation. Slightly off the beaten path, but well within convenient striking distance of York and Gettysburg. If you're hoping for dinner in town, we suggest you make reservations well in advance-- the nice places in town are popular with the locals and book up fast! We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area again.
Thoroughly enjoyed our hosts, the wonderfully decorated and welcoming atmosphere, and our excellent breakfast. The updates to the historic home are impressive, giving you a well-maintained room in a Victorian setting. And Carol and Rick are conversational hosts who join you, rather than merely "doing their jobs" while you play the part of guests. All rooms are good, the Master is best, and I'd stay here again.
What a wonderful property in a lovely, quiet town! We loved the eclectic layout and the wonderful, period furnishings and decor. The hosts are affable and breakfast was a real treat.
Our room was spectacular! We stayed in the Master Bedroom which had everything you would want in a room. The breakfast spread was outstanding as was the conversation at the breakfast table. Always felt at home and never as a guest. Great place!
We had the most enjoyable stay that anyone could've imagine at the B&B. We could have not ask for better innkeepers then Rich and Carol. The breakfast that were prepared were superb! This B&B is very neat and charming. Anyone will not go wrong by staying here.
We were very impressed with our stay at the Bechtel Victorian Mansion Inn. Both Richard and Carol Carlson were extremely courteous and conversant. They spent time with us explaining the history and how the mansion was built. The breakfast was great and we had adequate portions. And yes, the mansion is haunted! Both my wife and I would be happy to stay there again.
If you do not appreciate the elegance of true Victorian architecture and ambiance, then this is not the place for you. If, on the other hand, you do, this is a gem not to be missed if you're anywhere in the area. It is worth the few extra miles if your Gettysburg bound, or just looking for a getaway (like we were). The experience is sweetened by a 5-star restaurant (Sydney) jus a few easy to walk blocks down the street. SK and KK/RC and MC
The inn keeper, Carol, is one of the nicest people I have met. She is very welcoming. She gave us a tour of the entire house. If you love historic places you will love this place. Breakfast every morning was fresh and delicious. I haven't eaten that well for breakfast in a long time. It's just 20 minutes from everything in Gettysburg. Our stay was everything we wanted it to be. I can't wait to go back.
Wonderful stay! Great hospitality from our hosts! Great conversation at breakfast with all of the others that stayed. We really enjoyed everything! Even the men, who thought us girls were "silly" for wanting to stay there, admitted the next day that they really enjoyed it and were glad that they had the experience!! Thank you Rich and Carol!!!
Our stay at the Bechtel was very pleasant! It's located only 20 min. from Gettysburg, making it a wonderful end to a park visit! It's also very close (20min) to the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail which offers a number of wineries, orchards, and fruit markets. The price was reasonable and beats staying at a chain hotel!
This was a quaint little town and the house had great detail and furnishings. I didn't know what to expect for breakfast, but I guess I wasn't expecting 2 kinds of coffee cake; one cold one hot. The people were very nice.
I have stayed twice at Bechtel. It is much nicer than staying in a hotel! I am very comfortable there because of the beautifully decorated rooms and the innkeepers, Carol and Rich. I travel to East Berlin for Weaving Workshops at the Mannings and plan on staying at the Inn each time I come. BTW, the breakfasts and baked goods are FABULOUS!
Just passing through and very happy to have landed at the Bechtel. Lovely, hospitable, and interesting owners (Rich and Carol) - Carol prepared a delicious breakfast too. You've got to be content with top to bottom Victorian style - we certainly thought it was fun for a night (and you have to appreciate the hard work they've put into it - and into their garden). A few minutes' walk from Sidney - a restaurant worth travelling for - so you can stumble back without any problems!
My husband & I throughly enjoyed our first visit to a bed & breakfast and we had a wonderful experience. Carol & Rich are great people & they have the perfect personality to making their guests feel welcomed & at ease, as well as Rich 's knowledge of the Inn and the area and the great breakfast dishes that Carol creates for all. The Inn is beautifully decorated in the Victorian era and everything is clean and very inviting. We really had a great first experience in the Bechtel Victorian Mansion Inn B & B.
Recently, my husband and I stayed at Bechtel for a long getaway weekend; this was our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast, and we certainly were not let down!! Carol and Richard work very hard to keep this victorian style mansion to its absolute peak; it was clean, comfortable, and inviting! The only draw back of staying at this location versus other B and B's in the area is that Bechtel is located in East Berlin, which is about 30 minutes away from Gettysburg... but it is a pretty drive, and East Berlin is a quaint old town with a lot of character.
We wanted a mini 2nd honeymoon and Rich and Carol were very accomodating. We have been to several B&B's and this one is a little gem. Their breakfast was always ready when we came down and was delicious. Orange French Toast was surprisingly wonderful. We have nothing negative to say and encourage all to try this place.
We started our honeymoon out at the Bechtel Victorian Mansion, and I will say that we were more than pleased! It was the most beautiful Bed and Breakfast that we had ever been to! The Victorian feel was superb and the way the hosts (or the innkeepers) were so eager to help made the stay that much better! My favorite part was the breakfast! The food was incredible, but what made it better was that the innkeepers were approachable! They wanted to talk, they showed us around, they had stories to tell, and they made the beginning of our honeymoon a pleasure! Thanks to you Rich and Carol!
Overall it was an enjoyable visit. The place was decorated very well. The inn keepers made me right at home.the only thing I could say bad about the place is that I wish there were more pictures of the rooms. The bathroom was very small.
My husband and I just returned from an absolutely lovely holiday weekend at the Bechtel Inn. Innkeepers Carol and Richard are wonderful hosts, making each guest feel special and right at home. The inn is beautifully decorated, and you can see the love Carol and Richard have out into making this a truly outstanding B&B
A t-shirt I saw in a cheap tourist trap in Intercourse, PA said, "Intercourse, PA: Everything I thought it would be!" Well, all joking aside, Bechtel Mansion was everything I hoped it would be, and more! The hostess and host were great people, the rooms were all wonderful (we had the Balcony suite for three for four nights), the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was relaxing. I highly recommend using Bechtel mansion as a base for exploring Gettysburg. Lancaster county was a bit of a reach, but it is certainly doable as a day trip. Thanks for a very enjoyable week!