Family is Key at Victoria Inn: Giving You The Business
If you are still scrambling this Valentine's night to surprise a sweetie with a gift, Victoria Inn bed & breakfast has you covered. Vicke Marz bought the inn in 2018, and she has no regrets. It's situated at the corner of Peach and 4th Streets in downtown Erie.
Marz originally wanted to purchase a yoga studio, and for some time, had yoga in what is now one of the dining areas.
Meticulously decorated with fine china, in view of unique items in the front sitting room and dining rooms, which are available to rent for private parties.
The breakfast part of the bed and and breakfast is shown daily on a digital board.
"We start with juice and coffee and then either fresh berries and some kind of fruit and yogurt, and a scone my Aunt Jayne makes," said Marz.
Family is central in the upkeep of the b&b. From baking to beyond, everyone has different ways of helping.
There are seven available private upstairs rooms with space for 20 total people. Each are named after family members. Every room is different, from double beds, to twin beds. Some are single rooms, others can house multiple people, and all come with their own bathroom.
Formerly known as the George Carroll House, some visitors have said the ghost of George's wife has been seen on several occasions. It adds to the character of this 1870s home. Different wood in every room, all original.
A former boarding house, now a life decision for a business owner being perfected everyday.
"I totally dig it. Its my thing. I didn't even know why I didn't start it before," said Marz.
She has a lot of ideas on how to grow the business, possibly including adding dinner as an option for visitors. More than anything, she is clean, with purifiers in every room, and all touchable areas are always sanitized.