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Bed and Breakfast at The Rock Garden

176 Brush Valley Road , State College, PA 16827-1025 USA (Show map)
86 Reviews
$119 - $229
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Located in Oak Hall between historic Boalsburg and Lemont, our country style farmhouse is just 4 miles from PSU and 5 miles from downtown State College. A perennial nursery also sits on our 17 acres. Four of our guest rooms have queen size beds and private baths. Our fifth room is handicapped accessible with two twin beds and a private bathroom with roll-in shower. Each room sleeps two, but roll-away beds are available to accommodate a third person in most rooms. The B&B was newly built in 2005 with the latest in safety features. Fully air conditioned and smoke free, we have high speed wireless internet capabilities. Stroll through our gardens, hike Mount Nittany or just sit and enjoy the warmth of the wood fireplace. Think of us when you plan a football weekend, anniversary celebration, wedding reception, luncheon, business meeting or a weekend getaway.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.7

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Excellent choice - a little country hospitality close to Penn State!

4.6 on March 26, 2014

This was an incredible find - a lovely home - built to serve the needs of the customers - each bedroom with it's own bathrooms! Lovely communal area with leather couches and wood burning fireplace. Joe, the owner, is a hospitable and attentive host. Definitely recommend this B & B for couples wishing a nice getaway....not cheap, but worth it!!!

Wonderful time!

4.8 on February 27, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed staying here while visiting PSU nearby. The owners gave great information about getting to/from campus, The house is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the wood-burning fireplace that kept us warm on those chilly nights! We'll definitely be coming back!


4.6 on February 26, 2014

Joe does it all, runs the B&B, Cooks breakfast & cleans the rooms - all with a smile on his face!!

We Always Stay at the Rock Garden when in State College

5 on January 10, 2014

Very warm and friendly owners. Great breakfasts. You will not leave hungry. Rooms are spotless and with very comfortable beds. Surroundings are very quiet also. We enjoyed watching the birds and other animals at breakfast from the beautiful dinning room. We will stay here again next time we are back in State College.

Would like to go back!

5 on November 18, 2013

Very friendly, casual and comfortable atmosphere. One of the cleanest places we have ever stayed! The room had a great view, very comfortable bed, and drinks and snacks were available at all times. Breakfast was delicious with strata, baked goods, fruit, and yogurt. We hope to get back here whenever we are visiting Penn State.

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Location Type



Harrisburg, PA (MDT)

Directions to property:

15 minutes to University Park Airport

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Penn State Football at Beaver Stadium, Fourth of July fireworks at Beaver Stadium, Ag Progress Days, Peoples Choice Art Festival in Boalsburg, Bryce Jordan Center events, Arts Festival in downtown State College, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Smoke detectors/sprinklers, Handicapped accessible, ADA Compliant, Free local phone calls

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children 12 and older welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum for football and graduation weekends.
  • Deposit Amount Required: The deposit, which is the full amount for a one night stay or 50% for more than one night, will be held on the provided credit card.
  • Cancellations: If a cancellation occurs more than 14 days before the reservation date, only a $20 processing fee will be billed to your credit card. If the cancellation occurs within 14 days or less of the reservation date, the deposit amount will be charged to your credit card.



Joe Thomas/Laura Stephenson

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  • Time Served: 8 til 10 AM
  • Serving Location: Florida room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

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176 Brush Valley Road , State College, PA 16827-1025 USA (Show map)

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