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Winter is always a great time to visit The Inn! Stay warm and watch the traffic roll by…

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The Station Inn… Railfan lodging in Cresson. CALL 814-886-4757 to book directly. Or, inquire online.

 The Station Inn’s rooms are spotless and bright. They are refreshingly free of doilies and decorative pillows. (BTW………..Who cleans those pillows after you toss them on the floor at bedtime? Just asking.)

The Station Inn is not associated with any booking service, or travel agency. It is Independent, Friendly, Small, and Unique. The Station Inn does not accept reservations from Online Travel Agencies. ….. like: Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Travelocity, Expedia, B&, etc. There are many OTA‘s. They do a good job, but not good enough. Too impersonal. Too costly. Too many booking mistakes.

The Station Inn is a Bed and Breakfast, not a hotel. We host hundreds of guests annually. 85% of our guests are railfans who return often to enjoy our B&B hospitality. Your family style breakfast is complementary.                               .

Book directly. Talk with a live person… get immediate feedback and honest answers. You’re in charge when you reserve. Once booked, your reservation is guaranteed. Reservations must be reconfirmed a week prior to arrival. Specific room assignments are not guaranteed and may be changed.

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Surf our site. Take notes while watching the videos. Use our website to plan a railfan adventure that avoids blind alleys and wrong turns. Find the best train watching spots on the Old PRR Pittsburgh Main. Use our website to take in live train action on Mike Kisser’s RailStream Cam. Listen to NS, CSX, and RJCorman on Mike Saverino’s RailroadRadio feed. See mainline time-delay images captured from our Reading Room cam. Watch Doug Obert’s West Slope, Horseshoe Curve, and Around Our Mountain Youtubes. Discover out-of-the-way, public places to capture outstanding images.

Plan a visit.                                         Stay with us.                                           The Station Inn IS Railfans.

Trip Advisor junkies: We is what we is. Our plumbing works. We serve great breakfasts. Our rooms are fresh and pleasant.       ***** Cresson is a small town and ours is a neighborhood of college students. Parties? Yes. Loud? Occasionally.  *****Cresson is a regular stop for biker tour groups. We abide loud machines and their macho riders. *****And, we are close to the railroad. Trains may disturb your rest. *****The Inn is not air conditioned. ***** Most B&B’s advertise 16 or 18 as the youngest permitted guest age. Our 8 years old child policy is rare.  Well behaved youngsters are welcome.  ****When near the railroad, children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents will be refunded their unused room charges and asked to leave if their children are not supervised. ****We welcome Trip Advisor comments. Stuff beyond our control may be a legitimate part of a review. However, some things we can’t change, and honestly, don’t want to change. The college kids are here, the motorcycles roar by, the trains are close. The loud bikes remind me of the Harley I didn’t buy. The college kids prove that ours is not a retirement community.  We’re in the mountains and have an abundance of clean, cool air. Lack of air conditioning is a once or twice a year discomfort. The trains? For heavens’ sake ….. that’s why we are here. We is what we is and, BTW, we rarely respond to reviews, good or bad, because we’re watching trains and spending time with our guests.

The Station Inn is unable to accommodate children under the age of eight.

See our RESERVATION POLICY for details concerning children, pets, alcohol, and tobacco.

                                               NIGHT TIME RAILFANNING?  WHY NOT? 

                                     WATCH THE TRAINS FROM FROM OUR FRONT PORCH.




Rail Rag Exchange

Frequent guests know that The Station Inn is home to the East’s largest Rail Rag exchange. We give away thousands of railfan magazine back issues every year. Bring some back issues when you visit. Leave with a few oldies. You might find a few gems that your mom threw out while you were in the […]

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Around our Mountain

Around our Mountain

Doug Obert and Innkeeper Tom Davis present a rail enthusiast guide to the NS East & West Slopes of The Allegheny Mountains for the best spots to watch trains 1080HD…57 mins…Enjoy!

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