Stony Point is charming, clean, cozy,comfortable! The beds are new and comfortable, the towels are white and fluffy -- and innkeeper Paul made us the best Monkey Bread ever as part of our delicious breakfast. We fished the Little Juniata (6 minutes) and Spruce Creek (15 minutes) on our fly-fishing weekend. This was the perfect spot to stay. Telling you about Stony Point is like sharing the directions to the best spot on the river to fish, but they deserve to be known-- a lucky find. The only thing you have to be aware of is the potential for a shared bath (or reserve a suite).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- STONY POINT.......so well built the original plaster completely covers the walls and ceilings. So well engineered by the Pennsylvania Railroad engineers and Stone masons that the hillside and house have stayed locked in place for nearly a century. The house sits in a hillside "cut" stabilized by deep stone foundations. In the early 20TH century as the Pennsylvania Railroad made the switch to steel freight cars the Italian and Irish immigrant workers of Tyrone dismantled the cars and constructed the floor beams that half the house rests upon. The old PRR stenciling is still visible spanning several decades as evidenced by the changing font and type styles. Numerous engineering and freight terms appear throughout the basement beams. Examples include: "Westinghouse air brake" "capacity" "drake gear" "coupler" and of course "Pennsylvania" as well as multiple freight car numbers. The unusual preponderance of Keystones (16) in the home also lend credence to Stony Point Bed and Breakfasts description as a "marriage between a reserved corporate aesthetic and 1920 high upper middle class tastes. ... more less