The Victorian Rose

214 Marietta Avenue , Mount Joy, PA 17552-3106 USA (Show map)


" The Victorian Rose " is an original 1897 single family home maintained and furnished in the elegance of the period. Come back to a time when Queen Victoria and England had the most influence on style and architecture. Add this together with all the modern comforts along with Doris famous breakfast and you have a truly unforgettable experience! " Where Our guests are like family "



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

Wonderful night's sleep and bacon too!

5 on August 20, 2015

Pleasant welcome, comfortable bed, terry bathrobe, good water pressure, clean, quiet and interesting surroundings. I got a better night's sleep than I get at home. Breakfast was wonderful. It was fresh fruit (with a delicious ginger sauce), pumpkin bread, french toast and 3 pieces of perfectly cooked bacon! (I was told that the trick was starting with a cold pan.) I was sent off with directions and had a great day at Herseys.

Delightful Victorian era home with wonderful breakfasts

5 on October 14, 2013

We has a very pleasant stay at this lavishly decorated Victorian style home. We had a comfortable room and five star breakfasts. Kudos to our gracious hosts.

The Joy at Mount Joy, PA

5 on June 13, 2013

We recently completed a 3 day stay at the above inn. The place is most charming and beautifully decorated for both the fall and Christmas! Doris and Bert Tyson were very charming hosts. A return visit is in order!

The Victorian Rose

5 on October 07, 2012

Our first time at a B&B, and was glad it was at The Victorian Rose. The rooms were clean and the decor was beautiful, we felt at home with a great breakfast and host was very friendly.

Victorian Rose

5 on September 06, 2012

Excellent food. Outstanding decor. Doris -- friendly hostess.

Victorian Rose

4.8 on August 04, 2012

Had a lovely time. Comfortable beds and great breakfast!

A homey, welcoming B&B

5 on March 25, 2012

We've stayed at this B&B several times en route to family & friends. It's well-maintained by a couple who enjoy people & prepare a breakfast that tops many "fine dining" restaurants. 2 blocks from Main St. with shops & restaurants, 1 block from a peaceful park with stage for local concerts.

Very Nice!

4.8 on February 20, 2012

Doris was very nice and shared some of her travel experiences with us. Excellent breakfast, large bathroom, and very clean!

Great stay in Mt. Joy

4.6 on December 05, 2011

Welcomed upon arrival and toured house. Innkeeper Doris very friendly and easy to talk with about anything. Enjoyed our stay incredibly.

Wonderful time/wonderful place

5 on October 07, 2010

We had a great stay, our room was beautiful and clean and the bathroom that went with our room was huge....loved it. The entire house is decorated so nice and Doris's cooking can't be beat. The food is great and lots of it. Doris and her husband were very sweet people and nice to talk to. Doris had a lot of ideas for things to do in the area. She provided us with books that also suggested near by activites and fun things to get in to. Awesome stay!

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Location Type

Amtrak station - 1 block, Small town, Wine country


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Take route 283 West to Route 230 (The first Mount Joy exit). Take route 230 west to the Mount Joy Town clock. Go left two and one half blocks to 214 Marietta Avenue (Also Route 772).

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Hershey Park, Outlet shopping, Sight and Sound Theater, Amish Country, Dutch Wonderland, Strasburg Railroad, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Golfing, Hunting, Relaxing on the huge wrap around porch, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside on porch only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children accepted on a case by case basis
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Pet free environment
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Month of October and Holiday period
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be held with a valid credit card.
  • Cancellations: 72hours
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Doris L. Tyson

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Pet free establishment

About the innkeepers

Interested in travel, photograpy and cooking. Many years experience in food service.

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  • Time Served: 8:30/9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

advise dietary needs

Signature Dish

Baked Oatmeal
A delicious hot dish that includes apples, vanilla and cinnamon.


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