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Welcome to the Maple Shade Mansion

A Charming Bed and Breakfast in Brockway, Pennsylvania

Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, this stately Victorian Queen-Anne style mansion offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, business trip, relaxing reprieve or social event. The home was built in 1889 in the heart of Brockway, a charming town in Western Pennsylvania, as a private residence for lumber baron R.L. Buzard.

In 2014, Brockway natives, Sharon and Peter Varischetti, purchased the then deteriorated home with a mission to return it to a place of grandeur and elegance.  After nearly three years of restoration, and with many of the original details still intact, the doors opened to the Maple Shade Mansion Bed and Breakfast.

The magnificent home welcomes guests from around the world to enjoy five elegant guestrooms and suites, all uniquely designed and filled with stained glass windows, original custom millwork, antique furnishings and modern amenities.  Each of the rooms are named after prominent townspeople who played a part in the history and growth of “Brockwayville’s” early years

Large verandas offer the ideal spot to relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings while reading a book, savoring a glass of wine, or planning your itinerary.  Victorian-inspired gardens surround the Mansion and offer picturesque trellises, arbors, exotic plants and thousands of breathtaking flowers.

Together, Innkeeper Sharon Varischetti, and Manager Karl McCall, take great pride in delighting guests with superior accommodations, delicious breakfasts, special events, and can’t-miss culinary experiences.                       

We hope you’ll join us!

Beautiful bedroom
Tour the Rooms

Every room and suite at the Maple Shade Mansion Bed and Breakfast embraces charm, elegance and careful attention to detail. Enjoy daily breakfast specials and afternoon refreshments. 

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Activities & Experiences

From fly-fishing and canoeing the waters of the PA Wilds to reading and relaxing in our ornate gardens, to everything in-between including biking trails, personal mixology classes, and viewing the majestic elk, the Maple Shade Mansion offers something for everyone!

Tea Parties
Dining & Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a unique dining experience on-site with our five-course, small plate tasting menu or our premier Afternoon Tea Hour with petite sweets, imported cheeses and fresh fruit; elegantly presented and served on fine china and with treasured glassware.

Weddings & Events
Weddings & Events

Romance, elegance and charm combine to create the perfect setting for your special event. Relax and enjoy your magical event with friends and family amidst our beautiful grounds, Victorian-era-inspired gardens and well-appointed common areas. 

The Maple Shade Blog ...

Wendell McMinn August was born in the town of Rew, McKean County ten miles from Bradford, in 1885. His mother, Charlotte (McMinn) August of Brockwayville died in childbirth and her infant son came to her hometown at the age of three weeks, taken in by his uncle and aunt, Daniel, and Margaret (McMinn) Groves. His older sister, Myrtle, was taken in by another uncle and aunt.

The Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company was incorporated as the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and Iron Company in 1881 in Indiana, PA, by the Adrian Iselin family, Swiss investment bankers from New York City. The company's first mines were located in Jefferson County, PA, in an area known as the Saw Mill Run Valley. These mines, including the Walston Mine which, by 1885, was using much...

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