Serving the Railfan Community

Since 1993

Come relax and watch the trains

The Station Inn is a railroad-themed B&B located in Cresson, PA along the same busy Norfolk Southern railroad main line that traverses famous Horseshoe Curve a few miles away.  Guests from far and wide stay at The Station Inn - built as the 1866 Callan House - to congregate and talk trains, explore the region’s railroad attractions, and explore local spots to watch freight trains conquer the mountain grades of the Alleghenies.

Our expansive front porch is 145 feet away from Norfolk Southern’s main line, where you will be wowed with the sights and sounds of heavy mainline railroading.  Our radio system allows you to listen in to the action, while our porch lighting and WiFi allow you to relax and stay as connected as you like.  Eight comfortable rooms welcome the mountain air so that you can settle in for the night.

The Station Inn has five two-room suites upstairs. Downstairs, there is a large three room suite and two smaller, single rooms. All accommodations have private baths. Desks, reading lamps and Keurig coffee makers are provided.  Comfortably bright lamps are bedside for those who read before retiring. The next morning, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee on the porch before we serve you a full, hot breakfast, along with fresh fruit and breakfast pastries in our common dining area.  Complementary soft drinks, spring water, and cookie jar all await, and when you’re ready for lunch or dinner, a number of local eateries are a short walk or drive away.

Call (814) 886-4757, send questions to stationinnpa@gmail.com, or check our availability and book online.
See our RESERVATION POLICY and GUEST POLICY for details concerning changes, cancellation, children, pets, alcohol, and tobacco.

Our Rooms

Baltimore & Ohio Suite

Sleeps: 4
1 Queen bed, 2 XL Twin beds
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Erie Suite

Sleeps: 4
1 Queen bed, 2 XL Twin beds
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Black River & Western Suite

Sleeps: 5
2 XL Twin beds, 2 XL Twin beds
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Lehigh Valley Suite

Sleeps: 6
2 XL Twin beds per room (3 rooms)
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Western Maryland Suite

Sleeps: 3
2 XL Twin beds, 1 XL Twin bed
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Pennsylvania Suite

Sleeps: 3
2 XL Twin beds, 1 XL Twin bed
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What Our Customers Say

micp125
micp125
August 1, 2022.
This place rocks! Now with new owners, The Langs, and awesome new manager the skies the limit.
Robert Benkovitz
Robert Benkovitz
August 1, 2022.
What's not to love about a place that practically reeks (in a good way!) with the aroma of railroading from every historic inch? Unpretentious but clean and comfortable rooms, a killer porch to watch the parade of massive trains go by, tons of railroad memorabilia, books and pictures to pour over during the slow moments, and tasty communal breakfasts to boot! New owner Alex, taking over from founder and longtime owner Tom Davis (RIP) is keeping the original spirit alive and making subtle-but-substantial improvements to the property, which is sure to enhance the experience further. Not to be missed if you're a train lover!
Enjoying Railroading
Enjoying Railroading
July 30, 2022.
Very welcoming with comfy "at home" feel. If you're serious about observing today's rail activity, this is the place.
Zach Rudisill
Zach Rudisill
July 9, 2022.
Sarah Beckham Hooff
Sarah Beckham Hooff
July 6, 2022.
Absolutely amazing hospitality -- our interactions with both owners and guests were warm, inviting, and full of train-nerd delights! (But also fyi, not inaccessible to those who just like trains casually and/or have had to read too much Thomas to their kids along the way). Too many times these days, one settles on the cheapest option, staying in sterile, cookie cutter hospitality establishments. The Station Inn was an *experience* that left a huge impression on me and my family and turned a dreary day of travel (including a flat tire) into the best day of our trip! Rooms are affordable, amenable, clean, and full of "granny house" character. Sir Topham Hat would approve, and so do we!
Kenneth Bell
Kenneth Bell
May 24, 2022.
I stayed at the Station Inn recently just after the new owners took over the establishment. My stay was excellent and I highly recommend this place. First and foremost, this is a place for rail fans young and old. Trains are rumbling by just yards from the front porch and inn 24/7, which I was expecting and was not disappointed. You can spend the whole day doing this but there are also plenty of other rail related activities in the surrounding area which makes this place a prime home base for your rail activities. All of these activities are easily found on line or the friendly inn keepers and staff can direct you in the right direction. The world famous horseshoe curve is the most well know attraction which is close by to the inn. The breakfasts were hearty, plentiful and delicious. Plan on good conversations w the other guests. Some rooms face the tracks so it’s trains 24/7, again, which I went for but if you don’t want that ask for a room not trackside, it’s probably quieter. I however enjoyed the late and early trains, watching bedside w one eye open and then falling back asleep. There are some great restaurants close walking distance from the inn. Definitely recommend this place for kids and I would expect to have kids as guests during weekends and over school holidays. If you enjoy train watching in a friendly, comfortable environment w a front row seat then this can’t be beat!
kevin cow
kevin cow
May 24, 2022.
Paul LaBarge
Paul LaBarge
May 15, 2022.
Great view of NS train lines across the street from front porch! New Owners friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about fail fan stuff. Food was great!
Toni Klosterman
Toni Klosterman
November 27, 2021.
Wonderful place, welcoming owner. Will definitely visit again.

OUR STAFF

Soraya Edwards

Soraya Edwards

Soraya loves working at The Station Inn, she joined the team in July of 2022. Soraya is very dedicated, and has jumped right into various projects, and recently started to help with cooking and serving breakfast. Full time Soraya is a Paralegal for a medical malpractice company. She loves traveling and often travels to England…

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Chris Beck

Chris Beck is a Station Inn veteran, he’s been cooking breakfasts here for many years. In addition to making his famous sausage gravy, our guests love to hear Chris’s railroading stories from his days on Conrail (from 1976 to 1973). Chris also works with his son Jim, who have a landscaping company in the area….

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Michele Sheehan

Michele Sheehan

Michele’s warm, outgoing personality has been making guests feel they are a part of the Station Inn family since November, 2010. Michele makes sure the Inn is spotless and comfortable, and loves seeing friends old and new come to spend their time in Cresson.

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Collin Reinhart

Collin first visited The Station Inn years ago with his father, and has been a frequent guest ever since. While Collin was in college at Penn State Altoona, he started helping Tom Davis out with postings to Facebook. Thanks to Collin’s history with the Inn, he has been a key part of helping to carry…

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Pat Barry

Pat has been our innkeeper since our family purchased the Inn in May, 2022. Pat served in The Marine Corps for 4 years and spent many years working with the Special Needs community. Pat loves animals, enjoys being active, riding her bike and eager to learn how to play pickle ball. Loves kayaking and stand-up…

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Alex & Leah Lang

J. Alex Lang was a high school student in the 1990s when he first saw an ad in Railpace Newsmagazine inviting railfans to stay at The Station Inn. Making his first visit in October 1994, Alex returned many times over the ensuing decades. Alex always loved the combination of busy, mountain railroading with the Inn’s…

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