Grandma is coming to town, Aunt Diane just had a baby, and cousin Katie asked to bring a friend – sometimes the holidays are a lot to handle in your own home. Fear not, Happy Travelers, Pennsylvania has an unmatched B&B scene to make the whole family feel right at home without, well…staying in your home. Your whole crew can enjoy a wholesome getaway at a quaint bed and breakfast, complete with rich history and adventure. Now that’s what we call a happy holiday season!
1. The Parador Inn
Craving a uniquely themed bed and breakfast experience? You’ll find just that at The Parador Inn, which is a Caribbean-themed spot conveniently located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Your family can take in the sights of elegant guest rooms, beautiful gardens, exquisite historic spaces, and tropical surprises both inside and out.
2. Eagles Mere Inn
Located in the Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, Eagles Mere Inn is a warm and inviting country inn nestled in the middle of the "last unspoiled resort." Right in the center of the Eagles Mere Historic Village and adjacent to the iconic Eagles Mere Lake, the inn was built in 1887 and most recently renovated in 2015. With 17 charming rooms to choose from, each family member is bound to find one that perfectly suits them.
3. Inn at Deer Creek Winery
Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny National Forest, the Inn at Deer Creek is next to the Deer Creek Winery in a unique countryside setting just 30 minutes from Franklin, Clarion, and Cook Forest State Park. Offering eight private guest rooms and featuring a variety of amenities, including the option for guests to choose their breakfast the night before, the Inn at Deer Creek may just end up becoming a new family tradition!
4. Inn on Maple Street
The Inn on Maple Street is a nine-bedroom grand Victorian venue that offers high ceilings, a double split staircase, pocket doors, stain glass windows, and all the charm you expect for a bed and breakfast stay. Located in Port Allegany, just one block off scenic Route 6, there’s no doubt that your family getaway weekend will be filled with gorgeous views.
5. Kane Manor
Sitting atop the Allegheny Plateau and featuring 11 spacious guest rooms, Kane Manor offers a relaxed atmosphere and access to 250 acres filled with miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. Tastefully decorated with antique furnishings, it’s perfect for family reunions, romantic weekends, company meetings, or just a friendly get-together.
6. Maple Shade Mansion
Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, this stately Queen Anne Victorian Maple Shade Mansion offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, business trip, relaxing reprieve for the family, or social event. Built in 1889, the Maple Shade Mansion is in the heart of Brockway, where you’ll find the Clarion/Little Toby Trail which offers year-round hiking and biking through the remote and scenic Little Toby Creek Valley.
7. Mayor Lords House
Mayor Lords House offers guests the choice of six rooms with both shared and private baths – important to keep in mind when planning overnight accommodations with the entire family! If six rooms aren’t enough The Carriage House offers an additional four on suite rooms with private baths in a beautifully restored large carriage house. Guests enjoy the two acres of beautiful garden space fenced and gated within the block behind Mayor Lord's House.
8. The Brafferton Inn
The Brafferton Inn is an 18-room, nine-suite bed and breakfast individually decorated with styles ranging from Colonial and Victorian, to shabby chic and farmhouse. The inn offers a delicious home-cooked breakfast each morning along with delectable afternoon treats for its guests, while the serene garden and outdoor deck offer relaxation. For history buffs and art lovers, the parlor has many books on Gettysburg and the Civil War, along with original artwork by historical painter Keith Rocco.
9. Blackberry Inn
Within Smethport’s Mansion District, the Blackberry Inn offers five rooms in 1880s Queen Anne style grandeur. Each room is named after a different President of the United States. Guest will enjoy classic east and west formal parlors, a backyard fire pit, and a gazebo. Blackbird is within walking distance to great fishing at Hamlin Lake, downtown restaurants, and a variety of hiking trails.
10. The Hurst House
Set atop 17 acres of Lancaster County’s rolling hills, The Hurst House, is a Victorian style mansion built in 2000. Furnishing include mahogany pieces from Honduras and chandeliers from Venice shine above the oak floors, hewn from trees on-property. A pair of swans, ducks, fish, frogs, and turtles call the 1-acre pond home.
11. 1870 Roebling Inn On the Delaware
1870 Roebling Inn On the Delaware is a unique, six-bedroom, Pocono Mountains getaway that caters to nature lovers, history buffs, hikers, cyclists, soul seekers, AND romantics. What more could you ask for? Since it’s located along the Delaware River, your family will love the backdrop of the window for your holiday photo.
12. The Rosemont Inn
The Rosemont Inn features 11 comfortably appointed guest rooms, each one with its own private bath. Accommodations provide different spectacular views of the surrounding historic landscape and your family will come to appreciate the unique amenities like homemade organic shampoos, soaps, and lotions made by local artisans.
13. The Jacqueline House
At The Jacqueline House you’ll receive a 5-star experience embodied in Victorian luxury and modern comfort in a peaceful, rural setting. The four guest rooms are named after nearby towns while the on-site spa offers a whole host of services to enjoy. The Grove City Outlets are a short drive away to satisfy your Black Friday needs.
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