BF Hiestand House B&B

722 East Market Street , Marietta, PA 17547 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


The B.F. Hiestand House is an elegant High Queen Anne style Victorian home conveniently located in the Historic Rivertowne of Marietta along the Susquehanna River. From this location it is a short trip to Hershey, Historic Lancaster City, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Wineries, Outlets, the Historic Rivertownes of Marietta, Columbia and Wrightsville, and many other local attractions and sights. The gracious Inn was designed by local architect C. Emlen Urban, and built in 1887 as the home of B. Frank Hiestand, a well known lumber mill owner of his time, and his family. The house is on the Historic Registry of homes. The first floor features a rare american chestnut foyer and staircase. Two parlors with pocket doors and fireplaces are great places to unwind with a good book or viewing a DVD on the large screen TV. In the formal dining room, the mahogany wainscoting and coiffered ceiling are magnificent. Freehand stenciling enhances the triple stained glass windows. Afternoon refreshments and a full breakfast will be served in this cheerful room. The second floor bathrooms contain stain glass windows and hand painted French tile work surrounding whirlpool tubs or spa shower.




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

Highly recommended

5 on October 11, 2016

We stayed for an extended weekend getaway in the Victoria room. The entire experience was top notch and relaxing. Pam and Dallas were very helpful with plenty of advice about what to do and the best places to eat. The breakfasts each morning were always different and delicious. If you are planning a stay in Lancaster I would highly recommend staying here!

Lovely B&B

5 on August 30, 2016

My husband and I love to stay at B&B's in Lancaster. My daughter has been getting us Bed and Breakfast gift certificates for Christmas. We have been going to different ones depending on the area we are staying in. This weekend was my husband's birthday, so we decided to stay in Marietta, since we were never in that area before. We made a great choice by choosing BF Hiestand House. We had a lovely time. The innkeepers, Pam and Dallas were so accommodating. Great breakfast and our room had everything we needed and was very clean. The linens were the best. We rate this B&B at the top of our list!

Delicious breakfast.

5 on August 28, 2016

We spent one night in the sun porch room. It was very comfortable and had a deep whirlpool tub in the bathroom. Breakfast was delicious with plenty to eat and drink. Love the original details in the home. We would definitely stay there again.

Wonderful place to stay!

5 on August 23, 2016

The room was charming, and I loved that it had it's own bathroom with a shower! The breakfast was outstanding, and Pam and Dallas are just really great people! It was one of the best experiences that we've had in a B&B!

Our stay at the B&B

4.2 on June 27, 2016

Rooms have a great feel to them very warm and comfy atmosphere. Breakfast was a joy with our host as Pam is very down to earth and easygoing. Room was very clean and bed was comfortable all around nice place.

Beautiful, Relaxing and FUN!

4.8 on June 07, 2016

We have stayed at Hiestand House numerous times. This visit we were in town to visit family again but also to attend the Brew and Music festival in Marietta. As always Pam, Dallas and Quincy are excellent hosts. Pam makes the most delicious breakfasts and the homemade cookies in the evening are a special treat. The Brew and Music festival had 6 places with music from 3 pm - 11 pm within walking distance of the B&B but not so close that you are bothered by the music if you are not interested. We plan on coming back for the fall festival. Also,don't miss a chance to also sit on this beautiful front porch and have a coffee or a glass of wine. ENJOY!

A perfect honeymoon!

5 on May 31, 2016

We came to B.F. Hiestand House Bed and Breakfast for a full week for our honeymoon. It was absolutely wonderful!! Pam and Dallas made sure our stay was the best it could be! When we first arrived they explained all their amenities and made sure we had all the information about local places and things they thought we may be interested in. They also had a basket full of the local restaurants' menus so that we could scope out which restaurants fit our mood and taste. We stayed in the Cannon Cottage. We definitely recommend this to any couples looking for a getaway! It is private and cozy!! The bed is so incredibly comfortable! The room also includes an amazing whirlpool tub, separate shower, heated tiles, and towel warmer! We used these amenities just about every night and were so pleased! Pam and Dallas also asked us what time we would like our breakfast each day. They brought it right at that time and it was a full and wonderful breakfast! They also included robes that were so comfortable!! Their main house has brochures for different sites in the community, and Pam and Dallas will answer any other questions you could have! I would absolutely recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone coming through the area!

Excellent accommodations and hosts.

5 on May 07, 2016

Excellent accommodations and hosts. We highly recommend a stay here.

Wish I was waking up there today!

4.2 on April 25, 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed out stay at B.F. Hiestand House B&B. The owners Pam and Dallas were welcoming and accommodating in every way. The house is perfect for a B&B, spacious with many architectural details. Our room was comfortable and furnished beautifully. We could not wait to see what would be for breakfast each day. Pam loves to spoil her guests no matter the food restrictions.

Stress free getaway

5 on April 11, 2016

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at the inn. Dallas,and Pam were very gracious hosts.We felt as if we were visiting friends,and definitely plan to return in the summer. The food was fantastic,and we highly recommend this Inn to anyone looking for a clean,relaxing experience with two of the most down to earth host. Richard &Lillian

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Rooms & Rates

Susquehanna Room

The Susquehanna Room, decorated in blues and ivory, has a queen size cherry shaker style four poster bed. The spacious private bathroom features a beautiful stain glass window and hand painted french tile from the early 1900 's. Enjoy the romantic steam/rainforest shower for two. Flat screen cable TV with DVD player, also.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Vanderslice Suite

Tastefully decorated in shades of purple, pink, and green, this suite features a king sized bed and a private sitting room with flat screen cable TV with DVD. Enjoy the radiant heat and ambiance of the electric fireplace in both the sitting room and bedroom. The suite private bathroom has a two person whirlpool tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

Blakemore Room

The Blakemore Room is decorated in beautiful yellow and blue French toile fabrics. It has an solid cherry, slatted sleigh queen sized bed, large electric fireplace and 37" flat screen TV with DVD player. The ensuite tile bath features a single whirlpool tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Victoria Room

Decorated in shades of sage & raspberry, the Victoria Room has a cozy queen size Mahogany sleigh bed and large bay window. The in room bath has a single whirlpool tub and shower combination. The stunning vanity is made from hand carved walnut with Mother of pearl inlays. There is a TV with DVD player in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Sun Porch

Big, bright windows surround the comfy, cozy, queen bed in the Sun Porch. This room is the former summer sleeping porch. The private bathroom has a 6' whirlpool tub/shower combination. Original hand painted cherub tiles from the early 1900's are present in this bath. The room is decorated in shades of gold, peach and green. Cable TV with DVD & VCR, ceiling fan, electric fireplace and individual heating/AC unit round out the amenities in the Sun Porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Cannon Cottage

The Cannon Cottage is a separate unit with it's own private entrance. Shades of persimmon, gold and green accent the bold oak mission style furniture. It features a pillow top king size bed, gas fireplace (operational between October and May) and a 32" HD cable TV w/DVD player. The private bath has a two person whirlpool tub, separate spa shower, heated tile floor and heated towel rack. There is a bar sink with counter area with a coffee maker, electric tea pot and refrigerator. You may join us in the main dining room for breakfast or have it delivered to your cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $235 - $265

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Location Type

Small town, Wine country


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 18 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Amish Community, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4-8 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking permitted outside on the verandah
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Dogs permitted with a $10 per day charge
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night on holiday weekends, or weekends in October
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights room rate is required as a deposit to hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Due to our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. If you must cancel your 
reservation, we will refund your deposit within 14 days of your arrival date. Any cancellation request received less than 7 days prior to your arrival date will receive a refund of deposit if the reserved room can be re-rented. We will make every attempt to re-rent the room on your behalf. All cancellations are subject to a $35.00 administration fee.



Pam and Dallas Fritz

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  • Time Served: Flexible
  • Serving Location: Breakfast available in the Cannon Cottage, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten Free