The Queen Bed & Breakfast: A Victorian gem in the heart of historic Bellefonte
Centre County | I-80 Frontier of the PA Wilds
By Ellen Matis
What makes The Queen Bed & Breakfast stand out in a community that has a handful of inns is its nod to history.
“The Victorian theme and name were both dictated by the architecture,” owner Nancy Noll said. “Built in the 18880’s, The Queen is a Queen Anne architectural style. Like her owner, she is very eclectic and mixes old and new throughout and also inspires (my) love of Bellefonte history.”
The Queen transports guests to an early, more romantic time — but with all of the comforts of the 21st Century.
Spend time in the Victorian parlor playing the player piano, viewing stereoscopes and musing about the Victorian curiosities like the opium pipe and historical publications. Retire to your room with modern amenities like free wifi, individual climate control, your own microwave and refrigerator, TV, complimentary beverages, and perhaps a massage shower or slipper tub for soaking. Most rooms also have fireplaces.
Children of any age are welcome and can visit the playhouse in the gardens while mom and dad chat with other guests over coffee or tea after breakfast. Speaking of the gardens, guests are invited to tour the gardens anytime of the year and gardners are welcome to take home a few plants and lots of gardening advice.
Community pride shines in Bellefonte, a Wilds community that’s in the “welcome mat” of the Pennsylvania Wilds.
“Guests will tell you they love the simple charm of the historical districts,” Noll said. “Some will even say it feels like a Norman Rockwell town. People greet each other with a smile (evident even behind a mask) and a ‘hello’ and eagerly offer directions or tell their own stories about Bellefonte’s history.
Learn more about The Queen Bed & Breakfast or leave a review/recommendation on their Wilds Cooperative of PA profile!
*Photos for this article are from The Queen Bed & Breakfast’s Facebook page.
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