Built in 1897, The Columbian, a brick Colonial Revival mansion featuring an ornate stained glass window, magnificent tiered staircase, and unique wraparound porches, offers four large antique-filled guest rooms in a Victorian or Country Style. Located eight miles from Lancaster and York, The Columbian is centrally located minutes from local attractions in the small, historic rivertown of Columbia. Come relax and unwind with Innkeeper, Karen Umlauf, in her lovely Victorian home.
The Bucher Suite is two rooms with a private bath. The room is nicley furnished with antique furniture; sitting area located on the 2nd floor. It also has a balcony overlooking our garden and pond. Privacy and the fireplace make this room a favorite of guests.
The Ladies Parlor is located on the 1st floor with a walnut queen bed and original fireplace that has been converted to gas for convenience. The bath has a shower/tub with modern amenities. The antiques in this room have a victorian flare.
The Yost room has an Antique oak queen bed. The window seat allows viewing from the 2nd floor window of the gardenand pond below. The private bath has a shower.Very bright
The Bishop room is Victorian with walnut accent. The bath for this large room features oak wainscoating topped by a chestnut rail and a huge built-in medicine cabinet, along with a pedestal sink and shower. The gas log fireplace will finish warming your heart in this room.
The Moore room is English Country in style with white wrought iron q bed. The bed is partnered with a twin daybed to make this room versatile. Its bath offers a shower.
5 on February 19, 2014
My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Columbian B&B. We checked in on Valentines Day and met the owner Karen, who showed us the inn and our room. I had requested a gift basket of Wine and Cheese for us to enjoy, and the one that Karen put together was great, filled with yummy cheese and a great local wine. There were some sweet extras in their too! After returning for the evening we tried out the Hot Tub which we found very relaxing and refreshing. Our breakfasts each morning were delicious and we found the Inn convenient to the attractions we were visiting in the area. It is not centrally located in PA Dutch country, but halfway between York and Lancaster, which suited us great! Columbia itself is a cute little town with a few attractions and many shops. On Sunday morning, my girlfriend got a massage from Karen at the Inn which she is still raving about days later. We look forward to our next visit!
5 on December 01, 2013
We stayed at the Columbian Inn Bed and Breakfast and it was delightful. We were visiting family for Thanksgiving so did not eat at the Inn but the service, room and hospitality were excellent. There are several nice little things in the room that were a treat. There are two fluffy bath robes in the bathroom and a complimentary wine sampler with two glasses in the room. The price was great and we are spoiled by the experience. Will never stay in a regular hotel again.
4.6 on August 09, 2013
Nice lodgings in an interesting and historic Pennsylvania town.Very comfortable rooms well furnished and in top shape.Service friendly but not intrusive. Breakfast OK with no options offered for those who prefer food on the plain side.
5 on July 23, 2013
Lovely post-colonial building. Very well appointed. Karen is very easy to work with. I had a few changes to make. Made a simple request and fixed with no problem. I also needed early check. Again - No problem. Easy check in. Awesome breakfast. Very nice time. Will stay again.
5 on July 18, 2013
This was our first stay at the Columbian Bed & Breakfast. The home is elegant ... the breakfast inspiring and refreshing.
Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Bank Museum, Wright's Ferry Mansion, Nat'l Clock and Watch Museum, John Wright's Factory Warehouse, Wineries, Susquehanna Glass Factory Store, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Annual Art, Craft, Bridge Bust (1st wknd Oct.), wineries close by, Antique show (last wknd of June), Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Honeymoon/Anniversay packages annual, Massage offered on premises, Corporate specials
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Annual Art, Craft, Bridge Bust (1st wknd Oct.), wineries close by, Antique show (last wknd of June), Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports
Karen L Umlauf
Low fat , Vegetarian , Diet