Hartzell House Bed & Breakfast is a casually luxurious 7000-square-foot B&B in Addison, PA. It is a handsome example of Carpenter Gothic Victorian fused seamlessly with Craftsman style. Our lodging accommodations are comfortably appointed throughout with furnishings chosen to pamper and please our discerning guests, and we have added high quality, HEPA air filters to all common areas and guest rooms for extra peace of mind. In the historic West Wing, originally built by Judson Hartzell c1870, the original structure has been carefully renovated and expanded to retain the flavor of the era, while enhancing the measure of technical necessity and environmental comfort.
The original 1870’s renovated Victorian construction; downstairs you will find the spacious parlor is well appointed with plush upholstered seating, unique antiques, original hardwood floors and moldings and tasteful artwork and ceramics. A peaceful room in which to enjoy the company of friends or relax in quiet contemplation by the fireside. Hidden in a discrete cabinet made from the original interior shutters is a media center, with over 100 DVDs available for your viewing. Or just sit back and enjoy the artistic, naturally inspired vignettes that encompass the room. Rounding out this wing is a well-stocked library and business center, a private dining room, and a kitchenette with plenty of snacks and drinks available 24/7.
The West Wing holds three restful guest rooms, all outfitted with comfortable, high-quality beds and fine linens. These rooms are uniquely decorated with specialty finishes, original art, and antiques. The Traveler’s Room has a private in-room bath, and the Teacher’s and Trapper’s have in-room sinks and share a spacious, detached hall bath. We supply plush robes and natural and organic toiletries for your convenience.
The handicap accessible East Wing, built in 2005, has a distinct flair of its own. While blending quite nicely with the original 1870 structure, it gives a nod to the Craftsman era with its spacious Bungalow inspired interiors. The main level common area has built-in bookcases filled with a variety of reading material, DVDs and comfy sofas. A large streaming enabled HDTV with a Blu-Ray player, and a tall, pub-style table that waits to accommodate a spirited game of skill or chance. On this level you will find a small kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, and microwave for guest convenience, and cupboards stocked with hot and cold beverages and snacks.
The East Wing is home to three roomy guest suites, all with memory foam mattresses, private full baths, streaming enabled HDTVs and en suite seating areas. These comfortable rooms are fully equipped with amenities designed to delight the most particular traveler. Our street-level Patriot’s Suite is quite large and fully handicap accessible, with a spacious, barrier-free shower. Upstairs, the Artist and Angler suites share an ample landing, where snack baskets offer midnight munchies. Both of these spacious rooms have private baths, small refrigerators and individual heating and cooling controls. Don’t be deceived by the angled 8′ ceilings, the rooms were intentionally designed that way, and offer enough headroom for our taller-than-average guests!
The East Wing connects to the great room through our airy sunroom (a winter jungle, as we shelter our potted Tropicals and a twelve-foot tall Ficus tree here during the ski season), a perfect spot to sit and read, or wander out onto the deck that overlooks our backyard spaces or access our artful courtyard, a perfect spot to dine from late Spring through Autumn.
The Great Room
The Hartzell House Bed & Breakfast great room is the hub of activity for the B&B. This 33 x 20 room houses our beautiful billiards table and can accommodate seating for 20. Here we serve our two-course, made-to-order, gourmet breakfasts each morning and enjoy the company of those guests who want to engage in a game of pool, watch a bit of sports or a current movie, or just mingle over a complimentary glass of wine or cup of tea and chat while we prep meals. This room is an excellent small venue facility for intimate receptions of up to 30, celebrations, or reunions, when Hartzell House Bed & Breakfast is booked in its entirety. Ask us about catering your next small event!
Hartzell House Bed & Breakfast has several guest friendly, outdoor spaces including an intimate courtyard, a three-level, multi-functional deck, an elevated grassy area for lawn games and yoga. A fire pit, perfect for taking advantage of our complimentary S’mores kits or sharing a glass of wine and conversation. Fruit trees adorn the edges of the property and exquisite gardening can be found throughout.
Former Innkeepers Kitty and David both had backgrounds in food, art, and construction and their experience enabled them to renovate the original 1870’s Victorian home and design and build the 5000-square-foot addition that became Hartzell House Bed & Breakfast in 2006. For 16 years, Kitty and David lived the dream they didn’t know they had: enjoying guests from every corner of the world who came to visit. In 2022, Kitty and David retired from the Hartzell House, passing along their experience and passion to Melissa and Robert Angelini.
Melissa and Robert Angelini couldn’t be more thrilled to take over Hartzell House, and have dreamed of owning and operating a B&B for most of their lives. They both hail from large, blended families in NYC, and have lived in New Jersey for the past 17 years. They converted their former NJ home into an event host’s dream. Beautiful gardens, gorgeous antique furnishings and a commercial style kitchen made accommodating numerous weddings, graduations, birthdays and other large events over the years a pleasure. They bring this experience paired with their passion to continue the excellent food and hospitality that the Hartzell House has become known for.
Melissa is passionate about making personal connections, taking care of animals, creating new food experiences and transforming living spaces. She values making sure every space has just the right feeling and aesthetic and every meal is thoughtfully prepared with only the best ingredients. She’s known for taking a fridge full of odd foods and creating the most wonderful meal you have ever tasted. Melissa recently retired from an NY State Park, where she worked for the past 28 years and discovered her passion for gardening and nature. Melissa has learned and perfected many new interests throughout the years; such as floral design, event hosting, pet grooming, upholstery, antique hunting & cooking.
Robert is a Brooklyn, NY native and recently retired from his role of President from his family auto-transport business after 35 years of experience. Robert strives for excellence in anything he does, and has gotten his hands dirty remodeling many homes over the years. He spends his free time hunting, fishing and traveling. He is a PADI certified scuba diver and his most memorable dive is a 100′ Continental Shelf dive in the Bahamas. Robert has a passion for cooking and preparing food, and his handmade Mozzarella is a fan favorite.
Melissa and Robert’s vision for excellence at the Hartzell House is an inclusive, cozy space for all to come together in friendship and laughter through food and community. They are committed to continuing the legacy set by the former Innkeepers, while evolving amenities to satisfy the contemporary traveler.
They are so excited to meet you!