"Seeing Meadville with New Eyes"
During one of my brief visits to Meadville, one of approximately four during the course of the year, I recently stayed in this bed and breakfast home. Our stay at Mayor Lord's House was a homey, comfortable stay with a minimum of fuss. The accomodations were clean, and in good condition. I have no complaints, but travelers bear in mind this home was built in 1920, so it is subject to creaking stairs, and is, of course, being a house, not created for noise deafening. Aware of this, the hostess cheerfully provided ear plugs by the front door! We stayed downstairs, in the Lord room, a spacious, comfortable room with a shared bath (which we never had to share) and were able to park off the street.
The owner, Sherry, was helpful, knowledgeable of the history of the house and the town, and made excellent suggestions for activities in the area. The community has changed a great deal in the last twenty years since my residency and is clean and beautified, containing many newly restored Victorian homes, and a renewed arts community.
Within walking distance there are plenty of restaraunts, art galleries, a crafts/bakery market, and a truly great used book store. Within driving distance are shopping outlets, Campbell Pottery, two theaters with stage productions, movies, and various local shops. In addition, for outdoors activities there is Cook Forest where day hikes and boating are always an option, or horseback riding is also a choice nearby. Adjacent to Allegheny College
Traveller from PA