Bethaven Inn

386 Hamilton Avenue , Meadville, PA 16335 USA (Show map)


A wonderful center hall colonial, Bethaven Inn is filled with everything to make your stay comfortable, relaxing and you wanting to stay longer. The Inn is just minutes from Allegheny College, downtown restaurants and businesses. Ameninities include complimentary Wireless Internet Access, A/C, cable, quiet areas and wonderful outdoor landscaping for your relaxing enjoyment.



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

Bethaven Inn

5 on November 10, 2017

The Bethaven Inn is a great bed and breakfast! The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. The bed is extremely comfortable with very soft sheets and bedding. The host was very hospitable and the breakfast delicious. He served grilled pineapple, croissant French toast and turkey sausage. I would highly recommend this destination!!!

Extremely happy.

5 on June 28, 2016

My wife and I were traveling back from Michigan to New Hampshire. We were looking for a nice place to stay the night and we were not disappointed. The hosts were very agreeable and went out of their way to make my wife and I feel at home. The house is quaintly cozy and decorated to perfection. My wife and I fell in love with the place. The rooms were unique and the way the house was set up each room had its own nook and privacy corner in the house. The house did not lack for anything. In the morning the breakfast was truly a pleasure served up by our host. My wife and I will definitely be returning.

The Place to Stay in Meadville, PA

4.6 on May 31, 2016

Stayed at this great inn while our son attended Allegheny College (2012-2016) multiple times. Easy access to the campus, great accommodations and gracious innkeepers, and feeling miles away from it all without any loss of comfort kept us coming back. The last visit was for graduation weekend and our daughters and their husbands joined us along with an 8 week old baby. We will miss our regular visits to Bethaven. If you are in the area, or you have a student at Allegheny College, this is the place to make base camp for your visit. Bye bye Allegheny College and Bethaven Inn.

Miss this place!--Past Allegheny College Mom

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

A truly wonderful place

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.

childhood home

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

Only place I will stay from now on in Meadville!

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!

Bethaven is the Best!

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.

Great family escape for thanksgiving holiday

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

A Beautiful Space -- A Must Stay

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.

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Location Type

City, Suburban


Erie, PA (ERI) 35 miles

Directions to property:

In from I-79 on Rt. 322 East. Exit at Park Avenue and proceed to North Street and turn Right one block to North Main Street. Make a left onto N. Main and continue for 1 mile. hamilton Avenue will be at the top of the hill on the right and bethaven Inn is the first on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Radio, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: Per Request
  • Check Out:: Per Request
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
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Kathy & Gary Yaeger

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: As needed by guest.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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