|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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If your taste is more jukebox than Victrola? More poodle skirt than parasol? Then America's First Nostalgic Guesthouse, The Good Ol' Days House is for you. Relax during your stay in a home where the 1950s, 60s and 70s come alive. This recently restored & renovated family home is filled with authentic treasures that bring you back to the decades of America's past with its Nifty 50s Kitchen, an art deco style 1940s Dining Room, a living room in 'mod' 1960s decor, retro 70s bedrooms, and full basement with a Knotty Pine built in bar right out of the 50s along with vintage Pinball and Bowling machines. Take a step back in time with family and friends as you celebrate important milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, family & class reunions or just a weekend getaway to go back to a simpler time and remember those Good Ol' Days.
**The GOOD OL' DAY HOUSE was just featured on the television show WQEDs 'PITTSBURGH 360' on April 18, 2013! You can download the show from WQEDs website.
Restaurants: There are several excellent restaurants for fine dining in the area such as close-by The Back Porch & The Speer Street Grill, Lenora's in Perryopolis, & Lucchesi's in Monessen. You can also enjoy good home-style family type restaurants, fast food and other familiar chain restaurants all less than one mile away.
Pittsburgh dining is 25 miles or a 30, 45 minute drive.
Seven Springs is less than an hour away.
There are 2 yummy pizza shops, a Dairy Queen, Bakery & Grocery Store all within walking distance.
A friendly local 'watering hole' tavern is also within walking distance on the Main Street.
Shopping: Many vintage & antique shops are close by within a few minutes or up to a 15 minute drive. We have Gabriel Brothers, which is a 'Bargain Place' to shop for name brands & closeouts.
The Brand new Tanger Outlet Mall is 20 minutes away and there are 6 Shopping Malls all within a 30 - 45 minute drive. Such as South Hills Village, Westmoreland Mall, Uniontown Mall, Franklin Mall, Century III Mall and Monroeville Mall.
Churches: Just like in those Good Ol' Days when faith in God was the center of any community--- Churches of all denominations are nearby and most within walking distance to the home.
i am a former Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. United States 1993 (crowned in Las Vegas), inventor & entrepreneur. This is the former family home of my Italian immigrant grandparents who moved here in 1949. It has been in our family for more than 60 years and now enjoys taking guests on a trip back to the eras of the 1950s, 60s & 70s! I am currently chairwoman of The Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust and we have renewed efforts to restore, and preserve the historical Coyle Theater located in Charleroi with hopes of opening it as a movie theater and entertainment complex in the heart of the Mid Monongahela Valley.
MELANIE PATTERSON purchased this house in 2008
There is nothing like this anywhere. The house has been featured with Dave Crawley (KDKA & WQED Reporter) on WQED PITTSBURGH 360 where he has described the house as a 'time machine' taking you to decades of the 1950s, 60s, 70s & 80s. It is truly an experience for all generations...hope you remember how to percolate coffee, fill up ice cube trays, and operate and 8 track tape player...and we have WiFi available too -- just in case you need to stick around in this century too.
A free trip down memory lane with working Rotary phones, percolated coffee, stereos, LPs, 45s, eight track tape player, 1975 Pinball machine, Ms Pacman Tabletop game, vintage board games, polyester suit & bellbottoms in the boys' bedroom, Brownie outfit & 1950s Prom Dress in the girls' room, and lots of nostalgic experiences with family & friends that will truly be stored in your memory bank for future withdrawels. Shop in an old fashioned street filled with Antique shops, Boutiques, Bakery, Grocery store, Taverns & Churches & a Parochial school (that I attended as a child).
We've just spent an amazing week in your beautiful home. Thank you for opening the doors to the past -- your home unlocked memories that we will treasure for years to come. You are a warm and caring person and your love of live and family fills each room of this dear home. Being a child of the 50s, raised in a Polish Catholic Family, I just 'connected' with so many things in here. I truly felt as if I'd come home. Thank you so much for the treats, breakfast, you are very thoughtful. We wish you and your family all the best. Thanks for the Memories! With warmest regards and heartfelt appreciation.
We stayed in the large house on the same property. It is something to see!...worth the price of admission. Reminds us a little of the Christmas Story home. We hope to someday see this home used for a motion picture. It would be a perfect set for a remake of a "Happy Days" movie. Make sure you listen to the doorbell from the back door. I'll forever be grateful that we were blessed to stay in the home and to meet the lovely owner, Melanie. She is as warm as the home. We were also welcomed with a box of delicious donuts from the local bakery.
The home is on a busy street, but there is a portable fan in the home that is helpful for light sleepers. There is a small town feel to the entire area. It's about one hour from the airport. Make sure you check highway construction schedules and allow time for your flight. We returned on a holiday weekend, so highways were open.
Ron and Marilyn
Great experience!! We will stay again. Took us back in time. Many memories from the pinball machine to the pac man game. Melanie was a great hostess. Thanks!!
Our stay was perfect! Melanie is the quintessential host, always going the extra mile--and then some--for her guests, On entering the home, we first encountered a chalkboard welcoming us by name, on top of a box with a cornucopia of goodies from the 100-year-old bakery down the street, not to mention gourmet treats for our dog. Melanie provides EVERYTHING you need for your stay, including soaps, toothpaste, shampoos, mouthwash. The towels are custom-made and beautiful, the linens fine. The home itself is magnificent--a glorious trip down memory lane, with functioning old refrigerator, tv, record player, Pac Man player--plus old magazines, photos, ads. board games, toys, postcards everywhere. Wherever your eyes turn you are fascinated by object after object. Shift your feet a bit and see many, many more. And when you think you've seen everything, you haven't. Look carefully and you'll see something (more accurately, some things) you hadn't noticed before. North Belle Vernon is a charming little community, too. A small town with its own mom and pop restaurants and stores. And if for some reason you like national chains, within a couple miles you'll find them, too. It's obvious that I can't say enough good things about Melanie, the home, and North Belle Vernon. Even better, they're all true.
Very nice and nostalgic. relaxing and still comfortable(thank you for the fans and window a/c i do need that lol!) made me feel like i was at my great grandma's house, also love how close we are to a getaway(we live nearby)
Location is easy for family to come and go. It is a fun for the kids which allows the grown ups to visit. Melanie is a great host.
Our entire family loved the Good Ol' Days Home...especially the kids with all the games and memorabilia! Very comfortable and lovely hosts. Be aware that this step into the past is just that, so does not include whole house air (a window unit only, but was adequate), and no microwave. Other than that, a very pleasant experience with grocery, DQ, and any other conveniences very close by. Loved it!
Our nostalgic vacation home is located on the main street of a small quiet town located south of Pittsburgh on Broad Avenue. The 'avenue' is filled with hair & nail salons, pizza & sandwich shops, a doctor's office, a dentist, a chiropractor, a ladies boutique shop, pharmacy, funeral homes, a newsstand, churches, taverns,an old-fashioned bakery, a cute little day care center & 2 antique shops located right across the street in this residential area of the avenue. We are an hour away from Pittsburgh, 30 minutes from Washington, Greensburg or Uniontown. One hour drive to Seven Springs Resort, the Ohio and West Virginia borders. Close by are Shopping Plazas, Outlet Malls, Fine Restaurants, Antique stores, and bicycling, golfing, swimming, Historic Amusement Parks, Casinos and a Water Park lend itself to many outdoor recreational activities that are available. Nearest Golf Course is the Cedarbrook Golf Course, and the Willowbrook Golf Course, being less than a mile away and about 2 miles apart from each other. There are 2 miniature golf courses nearby for those who just want to 'put around' and have fun.
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Sep 7 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
The trip down Memory Lane is FREE!!! No other vacation house rental in the country allows you to 'experience yesterday' once more! Create and store new memories with family and friends in your own nostalgia bank!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.