The Bechtel Victorian Mansion Inn

400 West King Street , East Berlin, PA 17316 USA (Show map)

About

This restored Victorian home, located in the historic district of East Berlin, has 6 guest rooms with private baths and A/C. Furnished in country Victorian style with antiques, beautiful architecture, original woodwork and brass chandeliers. Full breakfast and afternoon tea. Large wraparound porch. Close to parks, museums, fine dining, antique and outlet shopping.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Relax in a time gone by.

5 on September 15, 2016

Carol was an absolute joy as an inn keeper. The food was outstanding, especially the French toast done in an orange juice batter.It was to die for, wish I had asked for the orange juice syrup receipe. We will definetly make future reservation since I have family in the area.


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4.4 on August 10, 2016

Booked a stay at th Bechtell Victorian B&B in East Berlin PA for my wife's birthday. The reservation process was straight forward with no issues as was the check in. We stayed in Beaulas boudoir it was the only room with a king bed. The house and room was nicley decorated in the Victorian style. The owners were friendly and accomodating. The food served for breakfast was good and nicley proportioned. The cookies provided daily was a nice touch. Overall I would give it a 7 on a scale of 1-10


Wow, what a great place to stay!

5 on June 26, 2016

We booked Bechtel House on Friday around 5pm. We were amazed to get a room at that late hour. Most places near Gettysburg demand that, during the 'High Season, you must book two nights at least. This B&B gave us a one night stay on a Saturday. We actually got lost trying to find it and Rich guided us in. The Balcony Suite was gorgeous, and quiet and we had a separate sitting room. We set up our laptop, and after dinner at the place Carol and Rich told us about, we watched a bit of TV on the laptop and went to bed We slept well and awoke to the lovely aroma of coffee. Breakfast was utterly delicious and the conversation between us, the other two couples and Carol/Rich was fabulous. That's one of the best things about going the B&B route. You meet great owners and fascinating guests. The breakfast was utterly awesome! We will definitely be returning, next year.


Very Nice Experience

4.8 on June 14, 2016

This is a very beautiful Mansion in small-town America. The inn-keepers are very nice, catered to special dietary concerns for breakfast and provided nice conversation at Breakfast.


Wonderful stay!

4.8 on April 19, 2016

We had a wonderful stay! The Victorian charm of the house was wonderful and I'm so glad we decided to stay here. It was conveniently located close to Gettysburg but far enough away to be quiet and picturesque. The breakfast was also fantastic. We'll definitely have to stay again the next time we're in the area.


DON'T PASS THIS ONE UP...IT'S MAGNIFICENT!

5 on October 21, 2015

A good friend of mine and I, wishing to roam the beautiful rolling countryside of the PA apple country near and around Gettysburg, found this magnificent and delightful treasure of a place to relax, indulge and learn! What a fabulous treat, from the hand carved Victorian original woodwork to the authentic replications of the decor created by the unbelievably creative host and hostess of the "house". No, historical treasure!; The charm., the hospitality, the experience of reliving an indulgent and prolific era gone by provided a lasting memory. And oh, the food....Carol, you are an amazing wonder!!!!! Many thanks, we will tell about it to all and can't wait to return.!!!


Beautiful Place and Very Nice Innkeepers

4.8 on February 24, 2015

This facility is beautiful. Gorgeous victorian wood built-ins and decorative woodwork. The rooms are all different, each with handmade quilts and lovely antiques. The breakfasts were tasty and substantial (french toast, casserole) with fresh fruit, juice. The innkeepers made fresh coffee available early on request. The innkeepers are friendly and engaging without intruding. It was a real treat to stay there.


Beautiful Old Fashioned Inn Ideal for Gettysburg visit

5 on November 12, 2014

My husband and I wanted to stay somewhere outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown Gettysburg, (which has gotten quite touristy and crowded) somewhere that allowed us to experience the countryside that the soldiers of this battle would have seen. The Bechtel Mansion is located in tiny, quaint East Berlin, just 20 minutes from the battlefields, and is a gem in every respect.This beautiful victorian inn is kept in immaculate and pristine period condition by innkeepers Carol and Richard. Not only has each room been lovingly restored and outfitted to perfectly fit the period in which this mansion was built, but the comfort and convenience of the guest is also kept to equally high standards. Often historic B and B's can be a little too historic, to the sacrifice of comfort, but the beds are so clean and high-quality, there are plenty of modern conveniences in each room (individual heat/air settings, down comforters, hairdryers, access to refrigerator and microwave, etc) and Carol's homemade breakfasts were delicious and wholesome. Carol and Richard also know quite a lot about the surrounding area and had great recommendations for places to see in Gettysburg, places to eat nearby and tips on where to find good antiques and yard sales, which abound in this area of the county! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay here again when next we visit Gettysburg!


Great place

4.4 on October 22, 2014

This place was extremely good. The owners are very pleasant and are always around if you need them. The rooms are very clean and very well decorated. Outlets were easy to find for charging phones. No wifi, but your not here to play on the internet right? The food was incredible and perfect. The owners also were knowledgable of the history of the house. Easy parking, and only 2 turns and 20 minutes away from Gettysburg. The price was very good as well


Amazing place!

4.8 on October 22, 2014

My mother and I recently stayed at the Bechtel Mansion and we loved it! It captured just about every aspect of the Victorian era. There is one TV and no Wifi, which may be a setback for some, but for us, it was the perfect break from the real world. It was great to be able to go back in time a bit. Carol is such an amazing innkeeper! The place is literally spotless, even the trinkets were dustless! She is also wonderful to talk to. Breakfast was outstanding! Fresh fruit, apple crisp, coffee cake, scones, french toast, if you left hungry, it was your own fault! We didn't want just some hotel, we wanted a guinine inn that we could appreciate, and that is exactly what we got. Will definately be staying there again!


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 34 miles

Directions to property:

The Inn is located on Route 234, 8 miles east of US 15 at the R 234 intersection. It is also 4 miles north of US 30 at Abbollstown, PA, via Route 194

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, DVD Player, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Gift shop on premises, afternoon tea/refreshments, guest kitchenette

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, antique shopping, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00-9:00 pm
  • Check Out:: by 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No ages 12 and over, but ask
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on holiday weekends and weekends during October;
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require a credit card # or one-night check in advance. Groups require one night nonrefundable deposit
  • Cancellations: 10 day cancellation: For cancellations within 10 days of arrival date, a one-night charge will be incurred unless room can be rebooked For cancellations within 48 hours of arrival date, full payment will be incurred unless room can be rebooked. Group reservations and special events require a 30-day cancellation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Richard & Carol Carlson

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

woodworking, gardening, quilting, sewing, cross-stitch, and baking, of course

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Orange French toast
Our guests' favorite dish is this oven-baked french toast. Dipped in orange juice and egg instead of milk, and topped with brown sugar, cinnamon and orange peel, this dish is topped with mandarin orange slices and served with homemade orange syrup. Very yummy.