5 on February 06, 2016
I miss this place! While my daughter was at Allegheny College (2011-2015), I came and stayed several times during the school years. I enjoyed Eileen's room with the comfy couch and desk over looking the brick-lined Hamilton Ave. When my mom and sister joined me, we had the whole third floor to ourselves. A wonderful "girls retreat!" The breakfasts were amazing. Kathy and Gary were always very welcoming, making my stays feel like visits with old friends. Maria, Pittsburgh PA
5 on November 08, 2015
Bethaven Inn, run by the Yaegers, is a dream in more ways than one. The couple run the inn to fulfill their own dreams of running a small bed and breakfast, and the love shows. While you are there your troubles seem to melt away, for you're in a different universe all together. The furnishings, the setting, the pervading peace and quiet are a balm for the visitor, conveying a sense of comfort and the stopping of time. I highly recommend the Bethaven Inn.
3.8 on August 25, 2015
Imagine my surprise upon discovering my old house is now a B&B! My bedroom was "Helen's Room" ironic since my mother's is Helen! Imagine that room covered in the teen heart throbs of the time: David and Shaun Cassidy, Donny Osmond etc...It was a wonderful place to grow up. The best part was the sun room porch. In the fall we made apple butter on the edge of the "forest" close to the hill. Now that I look at the pictures through the eyes of an adult, it is a wonderful bed & breakfast. I hope all who stay there enjoy it's peacefulness as much as I did! Sabrina
5 on June 01, 2015
short version: best place for anyone, but especially families, to stay in Meadville! Long version: We (husband, 2 preteen daughters, and myself) stayed at Bethaven for my reunion. We stayed in the Eileen and Barbara Jean rooms on the 3rd floor, which meant we had the whole floor--2 large bedrooms separated by a small sitting area (additional sleeping space if needed) and bathroom. The rooms are decorated with beautiful antiques but more important everything is designed with both comfort and function in mind. The 3rd floor is directly beneath the roof so the ceiling slopes down on both sides, with dormer windows. There is a window seat in each room (& a fitted bench under the 2nd window in the Barbara Jean room, so really 2 window seats in that room). The Eileen room has a desk and sitting area. The furniture is well positioned so you feel cozy, not cramped. The bathroom is adorable but may be too tight for comfort for some adults. My husband and I are of medium build and were fine, but someone with a larger frame may have a harder time. The sink and commode are under the highest point of the roof, while the tub/shower combo is under the sloping part. My husband and I are relatively tall (6" and 5'10") which required ducking during showering but was doable. A dorm fridge with working freezer is in the hall. Anything that you might possibly need is already provided and conveniently tucked away in the rooms. While we didn't stay in any of the other rooms, we were able to peek in them--the 2nd floor has large bedrooms and large bathrooms with the same beauty, comfort, and functional design. Breakfasts were delicious (croissant french toast or baked apple pancakes with sides of pineapple dishes and turkey sausage) served in the sun room. The public areas of the home and gardens are equally well designed, including the outdoor rope lights left on all night (made walking back at night much nicer). Gary and Kathy are excellent innkeepers and truly wonderful hosts!
4.8 on June 12, 2014
Take a beautiful home with amazing character and charm, place it on a quiet brick street, surround it with colorful Rhododendrons, add two very welcoming and gracious hosts, set a table with Gary's unique, delicious breakfast creations, and you have Bethaven Inn. We had a great experience at Bethaven and would highly recommend it to any traveler whose grown tired of the same old Holiday Inn. Brett G.
5 on December 01, 2013
Our family absolutely loved staying at bethaven inn, the food, service, rooming, and location couldn't be more ideal for the family of a student at alleghney college. We will surely be coming back, and the owner is also very nice
5 on May 31, 2013
Kathy and Gary were very accommodating and the room was perfect for the stay. The breakfast was perfect and was a great way to start the morning. The house and common areas are inviting, relaxing and very well-stocked. I will be staying here again soon.
5 on January 26, 2013
Staying here was a wonderful experience -- the house is beautiful, the rooms are comfortable, the innkeepers are friendly and the breakfast is delicious.
4.4 on January 02, 2013
We received a gift certificate from a friend to stay at the Beth Haven. My husband and I had never stayed at a B&B before, so we were a little apprehensive, and when we first arrived we did feel a little nervous and awkward. However, as time went on, we ended up relaxing and we enjoyed our short stay (in the Helen room) at Beth Haven. The bed was very comfortable (loved the heated mattress pad!), the home was beautifully decorated, and breakfast was delightful. Gary even whipped us up seconds! I enjoyed chatting with Kathy about local history and her family history as well. I can not stress the beauty of this home enough. Truly, it is breathtakingly decorated and I love how Kathy and Gary put so many personal touches in the rooms of their personal histories.
5 on November 18, 2012
Within walking distance of Allegheny College, the Bethaven Inn was outstanding in every way. The room was so comfortable and Kathy and Gary truly thought of our every need! We definitely will be going back.
5 on September 26, 2012
My husband and I have stayed in many B&B's over the past few years, and The Bethaven Inn, in our opinion is on the top of our list!! We informed Gary that we would be arriving late in the evening, and Kathy was waiting for us with a smile on her face :) The room was so warm and welcoming and the bed was great!! Gary cooked a DELICIOUS breakfast and grabbed a cup of coffee and we enjoyed a very pleasant visit with him. We will definitely make a return visit and highly recommend The Bethaven Inn to anyone looking for a wonderful B&B in the Meadville, PA area!!
5 on August 21, 2012
Besides the rooms and all the site and the condition of this place, is the kindness pf the owners what makes this place so special! Excelent!!! Thank you Gary & Kathy!
5 on August 17, 2012
It was an amazing place to stay. Nice, clean and great service. Mr. & Mrs. Yaeger were very friendly from beginning to end. I will recommend this place with no hesitation. We are making plans to come back.
5 on August 16, 2012
During the first weekend of August 2012 my Granddaughter, her husband and three small children stayed at this B & B and had many compliments for the accomodations, the food and the friendly atmosphere. They related that they thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would return again if the occasion arose.
5 on August 10, 2012
Our family frequently comes to Allegheny College to visit our daughter. Never has our visit been a disappointment. Gary and Kathy go above and beyond to insure our stay is a pleasant and memorable stay. The breakfasts are delicious and the service is outstanding. We highly recommend this beautiful, comfortable and welcoming bed and breakfast with outstanding hospitality. Gary and Kathy have accommodated our requests and exceeded in service. Truly our home away from home in PA.
4.6 on June 12, 2012
My wife and I stayed with Gary and Kathy during three of the most hectic days of our lives during our wedding weekend in June. We looked forward to returning to their home to rest during our down time. Breakfasts are a mixed bag at B&Bs. We were mostly pleasantly surprised by the kitchen creations. Ask about the apple pancake, croissant french toast, warm bananas and the pineapple if you happen to stay here. The house itself is stately and elegant, but not stuffy. We felt right at home from the moment we walked in. There are several great spaces for relaxing and socializing, both indoors and outdoors. Gary and Kathy are warm and attentive hosts. They made us feel welcome and took care of any needs quickly. We enjoyed talking with them as well. They are both friendly and good conversationalists. Thanks for providing a calm space for us during the weekend.
4.4 on May 29, 2012
Stayed here May 2012. The Bethaven Inn is located in a quiet neighbourhood where the streets are made of bricks and the surrounding homes have similar residential aspects. The inn is within walking distance to Allegheny College but the walk to town or to any sort of commercial establishment might be a bit too far for some. The inn boasts stunning mature gardens, full of rhododendrons, and were in full bloom while we were there. The sight of this was breathtaking. Kathy & Gary are gracious hosts and occupy the lowest level of the home. The main level has a spacious dining room, a sun room with a commanding view of the beautiful gardens and a large inviting living room where guests are encouraged to loiter. Complimentary glasses of wine were served each night by the fireplace. The second floor has 4 bedrooms, each with a king or queen bed and they share one 3-piece bathroom on that level. The third floor has one room with 2 twin beds and one room with a double bed and they each share a very small bathroom with a bath/shower that has a sloped ceiling that may not be well-suited for taller people. Each of these rooms have air conditioning, a small TV and a small sitting area. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and served in the sunroom. The first morning breakfast was a bananas & granola appetizer followed by french toast croissants and turkey sausage. The second morning the breakfast was grilled pineapple, turkey sausage and stuffed french toast. Gary & Kathy are keen to socialize, offer help on local activities and directions and offer a huge selection of brochures on the area.
4.6 on April 14, 2012
I had to visit the local college on business and Gary and Kathy who run the Bethaven Inn made me feel very welcome. Excellent atmosphere and quiet setting!
5 on April 02, 2012
We are in Meadville for a college visit. The Yeagers are a wonderful, welcoming couple--excellent hosts. They are very approachable, but never intrusive. The food is quite good and the rooms are beautiful. What a treat to come "home" after hiking around campus all day!
5 on December 19, 2011
My husband and I were in town for an interview. The Yaegers were so friendly and welcoming. They recommended a great restaurant for dinner the first evening. For breakfast the next morning, they had prepared a lovely breakfast of broiled pineapple and french toast. Kathy spent time talking with us and telling us about the town. The room was comfortable and inviting. We appreciated the access to the wireless Internet as well as the cute touches of holiday soaps in the bathroom. We had a wonderful time at the Bethaven Inn and would recommend it to any visitors to town.
5 on October 20, 2011
Each room was thoughtfully and tastefully put together and bound with homespun congeniality of the hosts. I need tips on how to make my own home feel this homey!
4.8 on October 02, 2011
Was such a wonderful time! Clean, beautiful, & romantic. A nice weekend getaway from stressful work, etc.
4.2 on September 04, 2011
Delightfull innkeepers. Lovely accomodations. Beautiful setting.
5 on August 30, 2011
During the summer of 2005 My Wife Brenda and I were married at this wonderful place....The rooms were beautiful...food was perfect..they helped us with people for a tent..cake..everything...we traveled from York PA with 40 family members and to this day everyone talks about Bethaven Inn...We are heading back up this labor day with friends with our Harleys like we did last year at Memorial Day...Love you guys...Bill Vervaeke
4.6 on August 24, 2011
We stayed three nights at Bethaven and enjoyed a wonderful stay. The accommodations were very comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious. When we return to the area we will be happy to stay there again.
4.4 on August 22, 2011
The Innkeepers, Gary and Kathy Yaeger, are lovely and hospitable people. Kathy has added many warm and creative touches to the house, making it very homey. It's very clean, the bedrooms well-appointed and very comfortable. I usually don't eat there but the breakfasts I've had have been very enjoyable. I've stayed there three or four times over the past two years and feel as though I've found a home away from home while my son is in college in Meadville.
4.8 on July 11, 2011
Staying with Gary and Kathy is getting to be an annual affair and we wouldn't dream of staying elsewhere. Sometimes I think Gary doesn't ever sleep! Next time up I'm going to play the piano....and maybe I should try a Christmas visit just for caroling. Love the flowers....love the food.....love the innkeepers.
5 on May 31, 2011
Our experience was perfect! The food was wonderful, and the hospitality was beyond our expectations. We will definitely stay again as it really felt like home. Thank you- Your guests from North Carolina.
4.4 on April 04, 2011
The innkeepers really take fantastic care of you! There when you need them, but never in the way. I often thought staying in someone's home would make me feel in the way....definitely not the case here. Beautiful home and the hospitality is unparalleled!
4.0 on February 21, 2011
Visit was February 18 through 20, 2011 We spent a long weekend at the Bethaven Inn while visiting my son (who already had a house full of guests). Gary greeted us with his ever-present smile, and gave a quick tour of the inn, ending with the room we would be occupying. My husband and I stayed in the Belden Room, sharing a connecting bath with our daughters in the Spence Room. Both rooms were beautifully and charmingly decorated, with minute attention to detail. As the visit took place in the middle of February, the temperature was quite chilly. No worries, though, as there were fleece sheets on the beds, which were also equipped with electric heated mattress pads. There were abundant towels in the room, water glasses on the bedside tables, and scented bodywash and green tea facial cloths in the bath. Breakfast was served in the solarium, which was surprisingly cozy, considering the strong, cold wind blowing against the floor to ceiling windows. And what a breakfast! Broiled grapefruit one day, fresh, broiled pineapple another; croissant french toast or apple pancakes; turkey sausage or maple bacon. All were carefully prepared and delicious, and accompanied by an endless pot of coffee. A wide variety of tea blends was also readily available. Though we spent most of our time away from the inn, a wide selection of books, CDs and DVDs were available, and the local newspaper was on hand in the solarium. Gary and Kathy were both extremely friendly, out-going, and so very concerned that our stay be perfect. While they regretfully turned down my request that they adopt me, I will certainly be returning for more of the Bethaven Inn welcome.
5 on January 15, 2011
This place is awesome! The owners are exceptionally friendly, the food is delicious, the bedroom I stayed in was extremely comfortable (the beds have electric blankets, something i'd never heard of) and the atmosphere is great! There's a pineapple theme in a lot of the houses furnishings that makes the inside feel extra warm and comfy when it's dead cold outside. The owners were even kind enough to offer me a ride in from town when I wasn't able to get a Taxi. If I ever need a place to stay in Meadville again the Bethaven Inn will definitely be my 1st choice. I'd recommend it to anyone!
4.8 on November 28, 2010
We had never stayed in a B&B before and are very happy this was the first. Aside from sharing a bathroom with three other rooms (and it all worked out somehow!) the stay was superb. The bed was so comfortable, the electric blanket and microfiber sheets were just the icing on the cake. The house is spotless and filled with family memorabilia. Our hosts could not have been better - nice, personable and made the stay very homey. The house is just beautiful. We plan to return to the area this summer and will stay nowhere but here!!!!
4.6 on November 15, 2010
Gary and Kathy are incredibly warm and hospitable innkeepers. I love staying with them when I am in the Meadville area, and would prefer to stay nowhere else! If you are visiting Allegheny College, the Inn is located within walking distance of the campus on a pretty and quiet street. I would highly recommend this very inviting, beautiful, peaceful and, above all, friendly bed and breakfast.
4.4 on September 28, 2010
My experience at Bethaven Inn was excellent. It exceeded my expectations. Kathy and Gary were so accommodating and friendly. The upper level rooms with the sitting room in between were perfect for our group. Breakfast was delicious everyday! This bead and breakfast made my special weekend even better!
4.8 on August 18, 2010
I was in town for business and the folks working with us booked rooms for us here. As soon as I entered I immediately felt like I was on vacation. The house is beautiful and the rooms are comforting - it was so much better than staying in a hotel. Since we didn't pay for our room and I don't know the cost I'm assuming it is within the range of a hotel at the most, which in that case is an outstanding value. Coffee and tea were ready bright and early. Kathy and Gary were welcoming and made it the nicest work trip I've ever taken. I would highly recommend staying at Bethaven Inn for work or as a great vacation stop!! Katy
4.8 on July 28, 2010
I had the pleasure of staying at Bethaven Inn for 2 weeks. Now I have 2 new friends in Kathy and Gary! They couldn't have made my stay more pleasant and personal. And that Kathy is becoming quite the barista. ;). All kinds of thumbs up for this B&B.
4.6 on September 08, 2009
The Bethaven Inn is a wonderful B&B hidden away in a quiet neighborhood just 2 blocks from Allegheny College. Gary and Kathy are wonderful hosts that treat us like old friends. The breakfast is fabulous- I guarantee you will like it! We plan on staying with Kathy and Gary every time we visit our daughter at Allegheny - GO GATORS!
4.6 on August 22, 2009
We had a wonderful stay at Gary and Kathy's B&B. Their hospitality made us feel at home.
5 on March 11, 2009
We came to Meadville on business originally, but by the end of our stay, we were calling it a vacation. Bethaven is a truly exceptional B&B!
4.6 on March 05, 2009
I stayed here on my interview for Allegheny College, and the experience got me hooked on B&Bs! The attention to detail was amazing: they even had a heated mattress pad, which was great for the cold night after my interview.
4.0 on March 01, 2009
we loved the stay at Bethaven Inn. Beautiful decor, friendly owners, comfortable and cozy. The food was delicious; I stayed for several days and ate mostly hearty breakfasts, e.g., french toast, or crepes. We could have done with a simple egg and toast for a day or two. nonetheless the stay was wonderful and I highly recommend this B&B.
4.6 on November 01, 2008
Gary and Kathy run a wonderful Bed and Breakfast. I had a wonderful stay and really enjoyed the breakfasts every morning. I felt like we had been cooked a meal worthy of Martha Stewart. Gary and Kathy were very pleasant and great to talk to. My room was clean and cozy. Definitely recommended!
5 on October 29, 2008
3.6 on October 29, 2008
The home is beautiful, clean, and in a lovely part of town. It is an ideal place to stay while visiting Allegheny college students. I felt as if I barely saw the owners - they both work- but the meals were delicious!
4.2 on June 08, 2008
Kathy and Gary Yaeger the hosts of Bethaven Inn Bed and Breakfast made us feel at home from the moment we booked our stay right through until we left their lovely home. Any questions we had or assistance we needed were met above and beyond our expectations. I am recommending the B & B to anyone who would enjoy a relaxing stay in their home. Meadville is a college town with friendly people, outdoor amenities, and interesting places to eat. Come and enjoy yourself! The cost of staying here is the same as staying at a Days Inn. There is no comparison. Bethaven Inn will always be my choice rather than a motel or hotel in this area near Meadville, PA.