April 19, 2019

   

Yoder's Guest House - Owned and Operated by a Couple from Cedar Heights. Chuck & Denise Gehringer

Yoder’s Guest House a Bed & Breakfast Owned and Operated by a Couple from Cedar heights. Chuck & Denise Gehringer

by Brian Coll

http://www.yodersguesthouse.com/

I wanted to start with their website, go check them out online or in person. Now, let’s tell you about Chuck and Denise and how they ended up in Meyersdale Pennsylvania.

It was 5 years ago when they found the old building and thought it would make for a good investment property, maybe a few apartments. It looked like a cool project. As they were exploring the area they found a bike trail and thought maybe they could do more with it, a bed and breakfast was born in their minds. One room at a time they converted the old doctors office into a stunning bed and breakfast with 12 rooms all with their own bathroom. Yoder’s Guest House sits along the GAP trail and it is a cyclists dream. You can ride from Pittsburgh all the way to Washington D.C.

If you knew Chuck from his days at Archbishop Kennedy or working around Whitemarsh Township you would be shocked to learn he spends his down time sitting on their porch chatting with people from all over the world that come to their bed and breakfast. I asked if they ever ran into people from Conshy… they have had a few friends and family visit them over the years and in one case they found an old Cedar Heights connection without knowing it in advance. They even found themselves talking to a cousin of Father Heron’s from Saint Matthew Church.

While they miss Conshohocken and the community they find themselves at home in Meyersdale, as the two areas are similar. Both communities come from an industrial background, Meyersdale even had a company that built fire trucks there similar to Hale Pumps. The development of the rails to trails has helped establish their town as the new place to be, sounds a little familiar to those of us who have been here long enough…….

Chuck, Denise, it was great catching up with you, best of luck. Maybe you’ll see me in the future in your neck of the woods trying out your Bed & Breakfast.

I wanted to share one more thing, this is from the homepage of their website:

Yoder’s Guest House was built in 1901 by Dr. B. Litchty for his residence and practice.  The original, glazed bevelled glass doors and hardwood floors offer a welcoming charm to this former mansion.  In 1971, it was purchased by the Yoders and they converted it into a motel.

In 2014, Chuck and Denise Gerhringer, from the Philadelphia area, purchased Yoder’s Motel.  They began renovations to reflect their own personality and view of the future of the building.

Yoder’s Guest House offers 9 guest rooms each with a private bath, and 2 guest rooms that share a bathroom.  The spacious front porch greets you, the guest, upon arrival and invites you to have a seat to enjoy the sights of Meyersdale.  In the evening, you are welcome to relax in the doctor’s library, play games in the dining room and appreciate the company of other guests.

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