BF Hiestand House B&B

722 East Market Street , Marietta, PA 17547 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


The B.F. Hiestand House is an elegant High Queen Anne style Victorian home conveniently located in the Historic Rivertowne of Marietta along the Susquehanna River. From this location it is a short trip to Hershey, Historic Lancaster City, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Wineries, Outlets, the Historic Rivertownes of Marietta, Columbia and Wrightsville, and many other local attractions and sights. The gracious Inn was designed by local architect C. Emlen Urban, and built in 1887 as the home of B. Frank Hiestand, a well known lumber mill owner of his time, and his family. The house is on the Historic Registry of homes. The first floor features a rare american chestnut foyer and staircase. Two parlors with pocket doors and fireplaces are great places to unwind with a good book or viewing a DVD on the large screen TV. In the formal dining room, the mahogany wainscoting and coiffered ceiling are magnificent. Freehand stenciling enhances the triple stained glass windows. Afternoon refreshments and a full breakfast will be served in this cheerful room. The second floor bathrooms contain stain glass windows and hand painted French tile work surrounding whirlpool tubs or spa shower.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Worth the visit

3.4 on October 12, 2015

We have been visiting Lancaster the last six years to do our Christmas shopping and made a habit of trying different B&B's. Our third year, we chose BF Hiestand House and we haven't gone anywhere else since then. Pam and Dallas are amazing and they don't forget you! We enjoy sitting with them at breakfast and learning about the different activities that are around to do. Pam takes the extra time to get you directions to really neat places to visit as well as making your reservations for you for dinner. I can't say enough about their home and I look forward to staying with them every November. Quincy is a keeper too!

Outstanding Bed & Breakfast

5 on September 16, 2015

Pam, Dallas and Quincy are wonderful hosts. Every breakfast was fantastic. Our room, the Susquehanna Room, was beautifully decorated. When we are in the southwestern region of PA, this is by far the best place to stay. We had an absolutely amazing time.

Fantastic B&B

5 on September 16, 2015

We stayed here to celebrate a friend's birthday and a girl's weekend. The staff were so thoughtful and sweet. We felt right at home. They were a wealth of knowledge about the house and fun things to do locally.

A nice place

4.6 on August 23, 2015

A nice, friendly and lovely place. Pam is very helpful and knowledgable person and very interesting to talk with. Tries to make you feel home and to accomodate your needs.

Warm hosts, beautiful home on the river

5 on August 17, 2015

Pam and Dallas are terrific hosts, and they do a delightful job of keeping up this beautiful, old home on the Susquehanna River. The food is top notch and the living, dining and bed rooms are well-furnished. To our pleasant surprise, Pam and Dallas also maintain an impressive library of DVDs for their guests. McCleary's - walking distance into Marietta - had great food and fun atmosphere. Shanks is also a must, at least for a couple drinks. Highly recommended!

Lancaster trip

4.2 on August 13, 2015

Our stay at the BF Hiestand House B&B was most enjoyable . The hosts Pam and Dallas were very friendly and the breakfast was delicious. Its location to other events was perfect.


5 on July 29, 2015

The room was cozy and comfortable. Pam was extremely accommodating to my husband's gluten allergy and went out of her way to make sure he had a full breakfast and snack. We will definitely be staying here again!

Wonderful Trip to Marietta PA~

4.6 on May 19, 2015

A friend and I traveled to B.F. Hiestand House in Marietta for an afternoon winery tour and an overnight stay. Dallas was a wonderful host for the winery tour, and truly took his lead from us with the pace. It was a beautiful day with beautiful wineries. Dallas and Pam are both wonderful hosts, and we definitely enjoyed our visit. This Victoria room was super comfortable and we hardly knew we were sharing a house once we were behind closed doors. I hope you would enjoy your experience as much as I did!

Terrific B&B

5 on April 22, 2015

The BF Hiestand House is a great stay! The house is in great shape and retains many of the original design features. The rooms superbly decorated. The service provided by Pam and Dallas is excellent. They are terrific hosts! We would definitely stay here again, and look forward to coming back. We stayed in the Susquehanna room.

A very cozy inn!

5 on March 28, 2015

We stayed over a weekend and were very pleased with the innkeepers, the room, and the breakfast. Would definitely recommend it!

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Bedroom

Queen bed with private bathroom

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Susquehanna Room

The Susquehanna Room, decorated in blues and ivory, has a queen size cherry shaker style four poster bed. The spacious private bathroom features a beautiful stain glass window and hand painted french tile from the early 1900 's. Enjoy the romantic steam/rainforest shower for two. Flat screen cable TV with DVD player, also.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Vanderslice Suite

Tastefully decorated in shades of purple, pink, and green, this suite features a king sized bed and a private sitting room with flat screen cable TV with DVD. Enjoy the radiant heat and ambiance of the electric fireplace in both the sitting room and bedroom. The suite private bathroom has a two person whirlpool tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

Blakemore Room

The Blakemore Room is decorated in beautiful yellow and blue French toile fabrics. It has an solid cherry, slatted sleigh queen sized bed, large electric fireplace and 37 "flat screen TV with DVD player. The ensuite tile bath features a single whirlpool tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Victoria Room

Decorated in shades of sage & raspberry, the Victoria Room has a cozy queen size Mahogany sleigh bed and large bay window. The in room bath has a single whirlpool tub and shower combination. The stunning vanity is made from hand carved walnut with Mother of pearl inlays. There is a TV with DVD player in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Sun Porch

Big, bright windows surround the comfy, cozy, queen bed in the Sun Porch. This room is the former summer sleeping porch. The private bathroom has a 6 ' whirlpool tub/shower combination. Original hand painted cherub tiles from the early 1900 's are present in this bath. The room is decorated in shades of gold, peach and green. Cable TV with DVD & VCR, ceiling fan, electric fireplace and individual heating/AC unit round out the amenities in the Sun Porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Cannon Cottage

The Cannon Cottage is a separate unit with it's own private entrance. Shades of persimmon, gold and green accent the bold oak mission style furniture. It features a pillow top king size bed, gas fireplace (operational between October and May) and a 32 "HD cable TV w/DVD player. The private bath has a two person whirlpool tub, separate spa shower, heated tile floor and heated towel rack. There is a bar sink with counter area with a coffee maker, electric tea pot and refrigerator. You may join us in the main dining room for breakfast or have it delivered to your cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $235 - $265

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Location Type

Small town, Wine country


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 18 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Amish Community, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4-8 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking permitted outside on the verandah
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Dogs permitted with a $10 per day charge
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night on holiday weekends, or weekends in October
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights room rate is required as a deposit to hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Due to our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. If you must cancel your 
reservation, we will refund your deposit within 14 days of your arrival date. Any cancellation request received less than 7 days prior to your arrival date will receive a refund of deposit if the reserved room can be re-rented. We will make every attempt to re-rent the room on your behalf. All cancellations are subject to a $35.00 administration fee.



Pam and Dallas Fritz

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  • Time Served: Flexible
  • Serving Location: Breakfast available in the Cannon Cottage, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten Free