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Horseshoe Curve views are again possible, thanks to recent brush cutting by Altoona Railroaders Museum!

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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 decorative pillows and doilies.

Breakfast is complementary at The Station Inn.

The Station Inn is not associated with any booking service, chain, or travel agency. It is Independent, Friendly, Organic, Small, and Unique. The Station Inn does not accept reservations from OTAs. OTA is short for Online Travel Agency….. like: Airbnb or TripAdvisor, or Expedia, or B& There are many OTA’s. Most do a good job, but not good enough: much too impersonal, too costly; they make booking mistakes. The Station Inn is a Bed and Breakfast, not a hotel. Visitors who need full-service accommodations should not reserve at The Station Inn. We are not 4 star nor do we aspire to provide grand hotel service. We annually host over 1,000 guests who return regularly to enjoy our B&B hospitality.

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 trip that avoids blind alleys and wrong turns. Find the best train watching spots on the Old PRR Main Line. Take in live action on Mike Kisser’s RailStream Cam. Listen to NS, CSX, RJ Corman on Mike Saverino’s RailroadRadio feed. See images captured from our Reading Room by Alex Lang’s time-delay cam. Watch Doug Obert’s West Slope, Horseshoe Curve, and Around Our Mountain Youtubes. Discover out-of-the-way, public places to railfan.

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

Trip Advisor junkies: We is what we is. Our plumbing works. We serve wonderful breakfasts. Our rooms are fresh and pleasant.       ***** Cresson is a small college town and ours is a neighborhood of college students. We do not try to control student behavior. Parties? Yes. Loud? Occasionally.  *****Cresson is a regular stop for motorcycle tour groups. We abide loud bikes and their macho riders. *****And, we are close to the railroad. Trains may disturb your rest. *****The Inn is not air conditioned. *****Generally B&B’s advertise 16 or 18 as the youngest guest age. Our 8 years old child policy is unusual.  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 TA comments. Concerns about stuff beyond our control can be a legitimate part of a review.  However, there are things we can do little to change, and honestly, don’t want to change. The college kids are here, the bikers roar by, the trains are close. The loud bikes remind me of the Harley I almost bought. The college kids remind me that I do not live in a retirement community.  We’re in the mountains and have an abundance of fresh, cool air. Lack of air conditioning is just fine. The trains? For heavens’ sake ……. that’s why we are here. We is what we is.

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.



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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