Fairbrook Mansion

Charming History

Fairbrook Mansion

Built in 1834, this historic 28-room mansion was home to iron-master John Lyon. Lyon married the daughter of one the United States' first senators, Senator William McClay. Fairbrook Mansion sits on 40-acres of beautiful private land, including the headwaters of Spruce Creek. Each bedroom contains a fireplace and marble-topped wardrobes.


Fairbrook Mansion rests at the confluence of Fair Brook and Spruce Creek. John Lyon dammed the creeks to produce hydropower for iron working. The pond remains and the dam now feeds the upper reaches of Spruce Creek, along with several bubbling limestone springs downstream of the Mansion. The Mansion includes access to about 1 mile of strictly private creek.

Fly Fishing

Just a few steps away from Fairbrook Mansion, beyond the private tennis court, flows the world-famous Spruce Creek. Fed by numerous underground springs, Spruce Creek is excellent habitat for wild Pennsylvania trout. The headwaters of Spruce Creek are strictly private and they receive less fishing pressure than other sections of the creek. Fairbrook Mansion is the perfect setting for newer fly fishing anglers.