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Pump House Bed & Breakfast

Come to the Pump House Bed & Breakfast! Pump House B&B is also convenient to Elysburg's Knoebels Grove family fun park, Ricketts Glen State Park with its waterfalls trail, Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University, The Bloomsburg Fair, The Monster Truck Show, Benton Rodeo, Bluegrass Out Among the Stars, The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, and many other events. Wade in the Catawissa Creek or roast marshmallows in the fire ring.

Play ping pong, foosball, bongo drums and the piano in the attached game room, or try your hand at darts. Cook your own dinner on the gas stove or use the BBQ grill outside on your patio. Inquire for special hands-on art classes for ceramics or stained glass with Doug. Amenities include a double bed made up with 600-thread count sheets, wood stove, private bath, antique furnishings, Persian rugs, microwave, full-size refrigerator stocked with beverages, fully-equipped kitchen and 6 acres of woods.

Rates include a hearty homemade breakfast and in-suite coffee-making supplies. Guests choose Senseo pods or an espresso machine. We serve organic, local and sustainable foods and organic, fair trade coffee whenever possible, many of which come from our own garden and local farmers' markets, not to mention eggs from the neighbors' chickens.

Stay 3 nights and save! Week-long rates, too. Children and some pets welcome. Please inquire. For those planning a wedding, consider Pump House B&B grounds for your celebration. We were married here by the creek, and others have chosen this spot since that wonderful day. We will work with the wedding party to plan an event to remember. Please inquire for availability and rates. Included in the wedding package is the use of the B&B as a honeymoon suite for the bride and groom.

We are located approximately 10 miles from Rt. 80. Only 2.5 hours from New York City, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Near Knoebels Grove Fun Park, Ricketts Glen State Park, and Bloomsburg, Penn State, Susquehanna & Bucknell Universities.

3 PM - 6 PM or guest preference
Breakfast: 9 - 10 am or guest preference - we offer late breakfast for those who like to sleep in!
History - What makes us special
Doug and Marika moved here from New York City in order to restore this property, formerly one of several properties built at the turn of the last century when oil was first discovered at Drake's Well in western PA. This was the era before cars, and oil was sent to refineries via an underground pipeline. Pumping stations were needed every fifty miles along the long route to keep pressure on the line so that the oil could reach its destination.

Pump House B&B is one of the only properties in which the original homes of the foremen and the large brick buildings remain. Doug single-handedly restored one of the buildings that originally housed huge steam engines that put pressure on the pipeline to keep the oil moving.

Your suite is what used to be the blacksmith's shop and your kitchen table is where the anvil once stood! The rest of the building functions as an art studio where Doug pursues his work and also teaches drawing, ceramics, and stained glass classes. In the above right photo, see the stained glass light fixture he made. Doug also restored one of the foreman's houses, and this is where the innkeeper family lives. This Old House magazine felt it was unique enough to feature the property in its July/August issue in 2004. Visit and experience a piece of PA history.

Contact Details

Address: 623C State Rd. Bloomsburg PA 17815
Telephone 570-784-6730

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This page was last updated: 16 June 2010

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