Brick House Bed and BreakfastBrick House Bed and Breakfast
About the B&B
Welcome to The Brick House Bed and Breakfast. Let us take you on a tour back in time to 1820 when the house was built. Yost Smith and his wife Magdeline settled in Oak Ridge along the winding Redbank Creek. There they built this beautiful three story home from brick that was produced from the kiln that was located right in the back yard. All of the original beams are still in place as you tour the basement and 3rd floor. The beams are all exposed along with door frames and original wood floors.
Oak Ridge and the surrounding 5 villages are rich with history which is why we named the rooms Seminole, Oak Ridge, Hawthorn, Putneyville and New Bethlehem. Each of these villages adds their own significant history to the region. The next 2 rooms were named after our granddaughters Lydia and Hannah and the last room named Louie after two important people; one as a friend Louie Perseghetti and the other as family Louie Zamperini.
Another interesting feature of The Brick House is the cupola which was added to the home in the 1870’s. As you take the stairs back to the past to the cupola you can step outside onto the widow’s walk and enjoy a scenic view from all 4 directions, have a seat with a nice cold beverage, read a book or just enjoy the view from what seems like the top of the world. As you travel back down the stairs, take a moment to read some history and look at historic pictures lining the hallways. As you look around you will see that there is something old to be discovered around every corner.
Now going back down to the first floor we will take you outside to the magnificent deck that leads to a spacious gazebo with a gas fire pit. Looking out over the beautifully landscaped lawn you will notice, tucked into the hillside, Oak Ridge #1 mine shaft. This is a reproduction of what was here almost 150 years ago.
Once you have concluded the tour of the house and the grounds you can cross the street and check out the Eagle Observation Deck (EOD) which is rolled out every Spring for your enjoyment. We invite you to sit and relax the day away or step down the bank and cast your line to catch some native PA fish. As you are enjoying the view, look skyward occasionally and you may catch a glimpse of one of the bald eagles that soar by.
We hope you enjoy your tour of our very special Bed and Breakfast.
Hope to see you soon!