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We have lovingly restored this grand old house into a Bed and Breakfast, saving the traditional architectural features and adding all new modern conveniences. Heavy moldings, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, wide center halls, carved staircases, and wide verandas are blended harmoniously with central air conditioning, recessed lighting, refinished hardwood floors, new private baths, state-of-the-art kitchen, ceiling fans, cable TV and high-speed wireless internet. Pause before you enter, to view our wide wrap-around front porch, complete with several rocking chairs just waiting for you to settle into with a good book. Our seasonal potted plants will enjoy your company too. Refreshments are served during warm months  on request. During your visit, pause to enjoy the many original works of art on display throughout our home.


The parlor is the first room to greet you. It is furnished with family heirlooms and is primarily dedicated to you our guests for activities or guests of your own you may want to entertain.


This is the most impressive room in the house. It was elegantly paneled in warm cherrywood by the former Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. John Bowman during his residence in the 1950s.  Dr. Bowman also designed and built the tiled fireplace that features many famous Mercer Tiles. Dr. Bowman's creativity lives on in this richly appointed room.


Enjoy a healthy, hot breakfast in our light-filled dining room. You will be served on beautiful china, silver, and crystal. Taste, nutrition, and presentation are emphasized for this morning meal. Coffee and juice accompany fresh fruit, baked goods and a selection of time-tested entrees. Special dietary needs will be accommodated when notified in advance.

•    Thank you for cousin weekend #3.  The hospitality was greatly appreciated and the food was delicious.  See you next year!   Deb & Holly - Ohio & Virginia - September 2023
•    What a beautiful B&B!  
Gorgeous rooms & delicious breakfast.  Mike & Jen -  Fairfield, CT - August 2023
•    Thank you so much for such a fantastic, restful & beautiful stay here, and thank you for your warmth & hospitality.   I hope to  be back soon.  Sarah - Seattle, WA by way of Altoona - August 2023
•    Absolutely fun, fabulous, and delicious!  We feel  like  we discovered gold, and  will be back for more...  Anita - Pittsburgh,  PA & Donna  -  NJ - August 2023
•    We can't thank you  enough for making our stay most enjoyable and memorable!  Your hospitality is amazing....  We  can't wait to return.  Gary & Kay - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - July 2023
•    What Comfort!   What Luxury!  Such a Treat!   You totally spoiled  us!  Andrew & Anne - Adelaide, Australia -  July 2023
•    Thank you so much for your warm, loving, welcoming hospitality.  You home is a beautiful work of art, and a comfortable respite on my journey to Chautauqua.  Who says there's no southern hospitality in the North? Deborah - Richmond,  VA June 2023
•    Thank you so much for the lovliest stay in charming Bedford!  You've created a beautiful & precious home that radiates a warmth and love that is rare and that we so appreciated this weekend.  Marlo  & Danny -  Queens, NY  June  2023
•    Throughly enjoyed our third family visit at "TCH."  Thank you for always opening up your beautiful home to us.  We will return.  Tim, Denise, Tom & Connie - OH, & NY - April 2023
•    It  was a pleasure to return to 
Bedford and relax in your beautiful home.  Thank you for your gracious hospitality.  Everything  in  the house is fascinating (books, artwork, furniture,  etc.), a feast for the eyes  and mind and spirit!  John & Rhonda - Harrisburg, PA - February 2023 

Thank you for cousin weekend #3.  The hospitality was greatly appreciated and the food was delicious.  See you next year!  

Deb & Holly - Ohio & Virginia 

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