Riffles and Runs B and B

217 North Spring Street , Bellefonte, PA 16823 USA (Show map)
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Offers charming and spacious bedrooms with European-style accommodations. You will be greeted with fresh baked cookies on your arrival and offered early-morning coffee or tea and a paper in your room. This classic Victorian is two blocks from the center of town, within walking distance of the Centre County Historical and Genealogical Library, YMCA, Talleyrand Park, the world headquarters of the American Philatelic Society, as well as churches, restaurants, and shopping. We are minutes from Penn State's University Park Campus and Beaver Stadium. All rooms are comfortably furnished and mornings at Riffles and Runs welcome guests to a home-cooked, delicious breakfast in a sunny dining room furnished in period antiques. We use only the best ingredients and offer a hearty fare ranging from traditional to vegetarian.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Bellefonte B&B

4.2 on September 23, 2016

This is a beautiful Central Pennsylvania town. The BMB was centrally located and close to the center of the city and beautiful Riverwalk. I enjoyed our stay very much.

Great Place to get away!

4.8 on May 29, 2016

My wife and I had a very relaxing and pleasant stay at Riffles and Runs. Upon returning to the rat race, I have often found myself thinking of that long weekend. Steve and Connie were terrific hosts. Steve helped us out with our fishing plans, and Connie's breakfasts were amazing, to include the best quiche I've ever had. My wife and I enjoyed the small-town feel of Bellefonte. We took advantage of the B&B's convenient location, and made a mini-adventure out of picking a restaurant and walking to dinner most every night. After dinner each evening my wife and I enjoyed a night cap of special occasion single malt I had brought. We made a ritual of enjoying our night cap in one of the downstairs rooms- Steve and Connie had almost half the house open to guests. Our favorite night cap room was the fishing room, outfitted with fly fishing magazines, books, and nicknacks accumulated over the years. It was a bit cold during our particular stay, so we didn't get to take in all of nearby Tallyrand park. However we did take Steve's advice, and the bag of hotdog buns he gave us, and we fed the gargantuan trout where Spring Creek runs through the park. No fishing is allowed there of course, but we could gawk all we wanted at these 4-8 pound Rainbows and Goldens that muscled fully grown (and fish-wary) ducks out of the way, as they devoured balls of bread. If the idea of a small town getaway at a cozy B&B, with warm hosts and great breakfasts appeals to you, you are sure to enjoy a stay at Riffles and Runs. We sure did.

Comfortable and Accommodating

4.4 on May 20, 2016

Quiet and comfortable. Connie was extremely friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was served timely and fresh with attention to our needs. If we were to venture back to the area, we would definitely consider another stay.

great choice for a PSU football weekend

5 on December 29, 2015

I stayed here this past fall with a friend for a Penn State football game, and it was a great choice. It was actually more affordable than most of the lower quality chain hotels closer to town and MUCH nicer. The house was beautiful and very clean. We shared a bath with one other room which was never an issue, and the bathroom was well stocked with anything you may have forgotten. There was a plate of warm cookies to greet us upon arrival, and also hot tea and coffee waiting at our door every morning. As a vegetarian, I had some food restrictions that they kindly worked around and breakfast was fantastic. Even though it's a few miles outside of State College, we easily used a taxi to get where we needed to be, plus it was nice to avoid some of the crowds. I would definitely love to stay here again!

Well done, thank you!

3.6 on November 04, 2015

Connie and Steve have created the perfect combination of privacy and personal home like care and attention. I'll stay again!

lovely little b&b

5 on October 02, 2015

we had a wonderful stay. the bath is in the hall and it is shared by 2 rooms. not an issue for us. as I recall the site says the bath is in the hall, but did not clearly state that it is shared. just an fyi for future guests. the innkeepers are great. breakfast was delicious.

Penn State Football Wknd

5 on November 03, 2014

Great stay for a football weekend. Great service and food. The owners were really accommodating and friendly!

So glad we chose to stay here!

5 on August 24, 2014

My friends and I came for the weekend as a little bachelorette getaway before my friend got married and we're so glad we chose this place to stay here. The hospitality was amazing, the food was above and beyond anything we could've expected, and the owners made us feel right at home. We're so thankful we found Riffles and Runs!

A beautiful jewel box

5 on November 22, 2013

We had a fantastic weekend at this beautiful jewel in Bellefonte. So convienient to State College and the scenic countryside. The Creme Brulle French Toast was out of this world! The whole experience way exceeded our expectations, this B&B has it all including fantastic inn keepers!

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Rooms & Rates

Liza's Room

Liza's room is decorated with a Victorian flair and offers a comfortable queen size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Hayley's Room

Hayley's room is a spacious room decorated in a shabby chic decor with an antique iron double bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

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Location Type

Penn State, Downtown


7 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Airport Shuttle, Allow Children, Deliciouse home-cooked breakfast included, Free parking, Fly-fising guide service can be arranged

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Contact innkeeper
  • Cancellations: A two night minimum stay may be required on special event week-ends. The cancellation fee is $100 for all minimum night stays. All other cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the reservation date have no penalty. Cancellations with less than two weeks notice will require a 50% payment if the room is not re-booked. Cancellations with less than forty-eight hours notice will be charge in full.



Steve and Connie McCulley

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About the innkeepers

"Riffles and Runs" was chosen as this Victorian home's name because of innkeeper Steve McCulley's love of Fly-fishing.

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free