Jackson House

6 East Main Street , Railroad, PA 17355 USA (Show map)


Featured in Sept./Oct. 2016 issue of Pennsylvania Magazine! Enjoy the charm of an original 1859 inn, located in the quaint little town of Railroad, PA, three miles from the Maryland line. Walk, run, or ride a bike along the 46-mile Heritage Rail/NCR Trail. Soak in the hot tub or stroll through the gardens sipping a glass of wine from one of the many wineries nearby. Jackson House features a large stone dining room where a hot breakfast is served to guests each morning; the six guest rooms are finely appointed with antique furnishings, each with private bath and air conditiong.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Delightful Experience

4.6 on October 07, 2013

My wife and I biked the Heritage Trail using the Jackson House as our base camp. It was a good value and fun experience to stay there. The owner is very knowledgeable about the area and willing to share her recommendations concerning restauarants and activities. We will stay there again and have recommended the place to two other set of satisfied customers.

The Jackson House

4.8 on September 25, 2013

We loved our stay at The Jackson House! Pam is helpful and kind, and the location right next to the rail trail can't be beat!

Great Stay at a Great B&B!

5 on July 07, 2013

My husband and I came to stay at Jackson House for a wedding we were photographing in the area. It was perfect! We stayed in the Rail Trail Suite and it was comfortable and nicely decorated. The bathroom is awesome. It was also nice to have a private entrance. The only downside is you can hear every step the people in the Cottage Suite above take (and we happened to have people that stayed up quite late and rose quite early above us unfortunately). We ride bikes so it was awesome to be able to walk right out of our door and take a ride. Pam & Bob were terrific hosts; full of useful information about the area, very kind and hospitable. Food was terrific! We've even discussed coming back for a short getaway just to ride bikes and relax. I would definitely recommend staying here if in the area.

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5 on June 02, 2013

Our stay at the Jackson House was wonderful. We stayed in the cottage which was great since we had to small dogs. the food was wonderful and the hosts were so friendly. They made you feel like family. There are many stores close by and many things to see. Jackson House is my pick if I am ever in the area again. Barb & Tim

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5 on May 21, 2013

The cottage was great. The pets were happy. We loved the hot tub. I would reccomend this place. The hosts were so friendly! Tim And Barb

As Close To Perfect As Can Get

4.4 on April 20, 2013

I should first explain my ratings. Service and dinning are off the chart. I have a higher rating but they don't have more stars. Trust me, both are above and beyond outstanding. As far as cleanliness goes it did meet expectations. I must warn you that I pay little attention to details of cleaning. Just dust, sweep, and empty the trash and I'm good. The room was fantastic. The decor and layout are great. The newly remodeled Rail Trail Room is lovely. Just my style. As for value I have to say it is better than I could have hoped for. It was my first B&B and now it's also my second. My wife liked it too.

Great Get away

4.6 on February 27, 2013

It was a nice, quiet stay. I needed a get away from taking care of my Mom...My beau loved the trail and the cookies!!!..Local restaurants were OK...We will be back so beau can bike the trail...Hotel service was GREAT...

Going There Again!

4.6 on February 24, 2013

We recently had our first bed and breakfast experience at Jackson House and we will certainly go back. The innkeeper Pam was very welcoming and our room (The Daisy Room)was cheery and clean with an extremely comfortable bed. We were able to view some of the other rooms and look forward to trying out a more luxurious one next time. The antiques through out the house added to its charm. The food at breakfast as well as the cookies at checkin was outstanding.

Romantic Getaway

5 on February 20, 2013

We enjoyed our overnight stay at the B&B very much. We had a Valentine's Dinner at Seven Valleys Winery and Vineyard. Our stay at the B&B was the icing on the cake for our romantic evening away.


4.8 on January 10, 2013

I stayed here from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning in late July, 2012 so I could be within 30 minutes of Timonium to sit for the MD bar exam, but also be somewhere quiet and not surrounded by others taking the exam. I stayed in the cottage and this place was exactly what I needed - it was serene, the breakfast was delicious (and very hospitable!), and I felt at home. I took advantage of the path right next to the b&b to take study breaks that Monday, and to decompress after the Tuesday exam. The enclosed porch was wonderful. I ate well at nearby restaurants - taking the road along the cornfields was a highlight. I highly recommend Jackson House B&B and I look forward to taking my fiance there for a weekend. Thank you for the wonderful lodging and hospitality that helped me pass the bar!

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Rooms & Rates

Bordello Suite

Spice up your night in the Bordello Suite, so named because it displays the owner's beautiful pinup collection from the 1930s and 40s. A king-sized bed and sitting area await your pleasure. Enjoy the unique antique dreeser with cut-in china bowl sink and the private entrance that leads to the terraced gardens and hot tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Rail Trail Suite

The Rail Trail Suite sits directly adjacent to the Heritage/NCR Rail Trail at ground level. It features a king-sized bed, gas fireplace and large bath with granite counters and shower. Located right next to the waterfall and pond, there is an outdoor patio area for you to enjoy your favorite beverage and watch the cyclists go by. This suite features modern Asian furnishings and a flat screen TV above the fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Washington Room

One Queen bed/with private bath, TV and a/c

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Daisy Room

Queen size bed/with private bath TV and a/c

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

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Location Type

Amish Country, Heritage Rail Trail, Gettysburg, Baltimore, Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)

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Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Heritage Rail Trail, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Wine Tour, Antiques, Hersey Park, Amish Market, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , guest beverages, frig and snacks, landscaped gardens, full hot breakfast, wine cellar, waterfalls and goldfish ponds, Deck/porches

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outdoors
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required small well-behaved pets allowed in the Bordello Room
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total charge
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made less than 7 days before arrival date will be charged the full amount. Cancellations made 7-14 days before arrival date will be charged for one night's stay. For holidays, special events and packages, cancellations must be at least 30 days in advance to avoid a full booking charge.
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Pam Nicholson and Bob Wilhelm

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  • Time Served: 9 AM
  • Serving Location: garden, Dining Room

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