About The Mansion

Hermansader's Victorian Mansion is a three story, three-bay stone and wood-shingled mansion that includes a slate bell tower, a cross gable that is half-timbered with three double windows, a bay window on the second story, and a veranda with clustered posts and a pedimented entranceway. This gingerbread mansion has ten bedrooms, eight fireplaces, many stained glass windows and nooks and crannies everywhere.

The 5 bedrooms located on the second floor of the mansion are available for rent, all with private, modern bathrooms. One of the bedrooms features a Jacuzzi. Another bedroom offers a Kohler Birthday Bath - an old-fashioned claw-foot tub with lots of brass.

A selection of Tom Hermansader's paintings are featured in various locations throughout the mansion.

Outside, the mansion has a beautiful gazebo and a large pond with fish. The grounds have been artistically manicured and are just a short walk to many amenities in the quaint river town of Columbia, PA.


Your Innkeeper

Thomas Foster Hermansader is a professional artist who purchased the mansion as his home, studio and art gallery in 1989. Tom impeccably restored the 1888 Queen Anne styled home and grounds of the property over the years. A former art teacher, Tom taught art to secondary level students from 1973 to 1988, then went full time into drawing and painting.

In 1981, Tom produced his first limited edition print entitled "Wright's Mansion," which was a huge success. Since then he has produced over 160 limited edition and open edition prints and has had several one-man shows. He has also been involved in local art shows, won various art awards and paints commissions. Tom also restores artwork and does fundraisers.

Tom is enjoying his time as an innkeeper and is always willing to offer a story or two about the property or his life as an artist. He also loves engaging visitors on all subjects related to the art world. Artists should feel free to bring their portfolio for a discussion and critique with Tom.

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