TIRED OF BORING, HURRIED (after standing in line) BREAKFASTS AT McDONALD’s? SHEETZ’s? MORNINGS AT THE INN ARE NEVER BORING. YOU ARE WELCOMED TO OUR COMMON ROOM WHERE YOU ARE SERVED A PLEASANT BREAKFAST. IT’S UP TO YOU WHETHER IT’S HURRIED. The Station Inn…A Better Way to Railfan…..814-886-4757
The Callan House opened its doors in 1866, twelve years after the PRR reached Cresson.
J. Edgar Thomson built the railroad, ran the railroad, and steered the PRR’s early growth. As the railroad prospered, so too did Tom Callan’s hotel. In the day, dozens of passenger trains stopped at the steps of the Callan House. All the while, there were over a hundred freights pounding by daily. The Broadway and another thirty passenger trains raced through with out slowing. The train count was a little over 150 trains a day!
But things change. The Callan House is now The Station Inn B&B. The passenger station is gone. The once-a-day Amtrak breezes through at 65 MPH. Passing freights number about 70. But more tonnage passes now than in the glory days of the 1940′s & 50′s. Heavy trains, long trains, straining helpers. You can watch this action from our front porch or from dozens of nearby photo locations that are not on railroad property .
Station Inn rooms are simple, spotless, and bright. An unhurried breakfast is included in your room rate.
We consistently meet the expectations of visiting rail enthusiasts. But Cresson’s small town setting, and The Inn’s relaxed atmosphere, may not be a good fit for typical B&B travelers. Be sure to read our Reservation Policy before scheduling a visit to The Inn.
Railfanning Altoona, Gallitzin Tunnels, Horseshoe Curve, Johnstown? We have a place for you
Watch the trains from our front porch while relaxing in an old Callan rocker.
NOTE: Youngsters, eight years or older, are welcomed. We can help you find a nice kennel in Cresson to board your pets. See our RESERVATION POLICY for details about children, pets and smoking.