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Fish & Loaves Bed And Breakfast And Christian Center

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house


About the property

5 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, 2 Half Bath, Sleeps 18

We're a Christian Bed and Breakfast serving the heart of Central, North Central, and Northeast Pennsylvania with vintage lodging, hearty breakfasts, and family entertainment. Everyone is welcome to our table and we're open all year round. The Fish & Loaves B & B is affordable family style lodging in the rolling hills of Susquehanna Valley.

Our rustic setting features five bedrooms with beautiful scenery from nearly every window. Single queen rooms, a double queen room, and a three-room suite are available on two floors. The first floor bath is private while second floor bath is common. All rooms are individually air conditioned and both floors are serviced by Carico International Nutri-Tech Air Purification Systems. For our “wired” guests, amenities include free WiFi throughout the building. Every room is supplied with surge protection and there are iPod and cell phone charging stations on each night table.

The bed count includes seven queen-sized beds, one fold-down Futon, one day bed, and one roll-away. This listing is for the rental of the entire bottom two floors of the bed and breakfast and also includes access to the Fish & Loaves Center Building for retreat or event purposes. Please also note that the owners and family reside at this address on the third floor year-round.

The onsite Fish & Loaves Center is home to the Catawissa Coffee House - - a Christian venue that features family style entertainment on select Saturdays through December!

We treat all our valued guests like extended family, starting with a hearty home-cooked breakfast every morning. We offer multiple choices from a daily breakfast menu and we'll accommodate special needs diets as necessary. If you're a morning person that loves to converse, be prepared for lively breakfast table banter! Otherwise, your hosts will typically be available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM to meet your needs and answer questions.

Our region is famous for it's Farm Markets, Antique Shops, and family oriented attractions and eateries. The Knoebel's Amusement Resort is only 15 minutes away. Knoebels park is nationally recognized for its wooden roller coasters. Also nearby is the Rolling Hills Red Deer Farm with acres of red deer that may be hand-fed from a hay-ride wagon. For racing enthusiasts, the Numidia Drag Strip is less than mile away. And Rohrbach's Farm Market and Gift Shop and Ponduce Farms feature full schedules of family-friendly shopping and events!

Regional activities include hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking at the Wieser State Forest Preserves just South of Numidia.

More Details

Property Manager
Frank B Hayward
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Frank B Hayward

Engineer and empiricist by training and Christian Innkeeper by choice. If you're looking for a relaxing retreat far from the madding crowd, then follow the country roads of Catawissa to The Fish & Loaves Bed and Breakfast! We're serving the heart of Pennsylvania with vintage lodging, hearty breakfasts, and family entertainment at the Fish & Loaves Christian Center!

I am married to my best friend, lover, and muse of over 30 years, Diana, who is also my partner at the Fish & Loaves Bed and Breakfast in Catawissa, PA. And I've three awesome children!

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord..."

Frank B Hayward purchased this house in 2014

Why Frank B Hayward chose Catawissa

Don't ask why. Just come as you are!

What makes this house unique

The Fish & Loaves is the penultimate get-away location. If you need to relax, find some time for yourself, or just enjoy some peace and quiet, then this bed and breakfast is the place to find it. By the same token, the Fish & Loaves is close enough to exciting attractions to make it the perfect place to park yourself for a week or more!


Catawissa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Landscape Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Private bathroom for Landscape Room.
    Public Bathroom - toilet , 1st floor public bathroom includes sink, mirror and toilet.
    The Jerry Garcia - toilet , First floor bathroom includes sink, mirror and toilet.
    Common 2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 2nd floor common bathroom services entire floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Landscape Room - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The third bed is a roll-away, portable to other rooms.
    Mountain View Suite - 2 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Will sleep up to 7 persons. With roll-away will sleep 8.
    Seashore Room - 1 queen
    Garden Room - 1 queen
    Wildlife Room. - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Wilkes-Barre International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Cracker Barrel in Catawissa, PA
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
2.1 Miles
Ponduce Restaurant
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Note that the rates shown for this listing are for the entire two floor bed and breakfast. This includes one three-room suite with a private kitchen, one large room with two queen beds and three single rooms each with queen-sized beds. The overall bed count of ten includes seven queen-sized beds, one fold-down Futon, one day bed, and one roll-away. Guests also have free access to any and all amenities on the bottom two floors of the building.

Our nightly rates do not reflect either the 6% sales tax for the state of Pennsylvania or the 3% hotel/lodging rate. These fees are itemized separately.

For private room rental instead of entire house rental, please contact the host through Homeaway.

Please also note that we're a smoke free facility. Smoking is only permitted outside the building. Sorry, no pets are allowed. The Fish & Loaves does not serve alcohol and no hard liquor is permitted on the premises. Guests may bring their own beer and wine but we cannot serve you - - we'll only supply the ice and the wine glasses! Individual room keys are not available; however, all interior doors securely latch from the inside. Main exterior doors are locked down by hosts after 11:00 PM unless personal arrangements are made in advance.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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