You are here

About The Pennsylvania Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns

The PA Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns was initiated when a group of innkeepers gathered in State College in May 2011.  This group of Innkeepers met frequently for about 18 months to write Bylaws, review our mission, decide on operational standards, and plot a course for this new association.  Because PA stands second only to California in number of B&Bs in a state, PABBI’s volunteer Board of Directors saw the need and the potential strength of this group.

The following points tell much of the story of PABBI…


The mission of PABBI is to elevate and grow the bed and breakfast industry in Pennsylvania by providing support, guidance, and education to innkeepers; building strong relationships with key industry leaders; and lobbying for state laws and codes that fairly deal with the needs of innkeepers and guests.


To support Pennsylvania as a robust tourist destination by ensuring a strong, vibrant, top-quality bed and breakfast industry.


Pennsylvania Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns is dedicated to elevating the B&B industry in PA by providing:

  • Education for Innkeepers
  • Support of Innkeepers and the Tourism Industry
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Lobbying Efforts
  • Setting Industry Standards
  • Providing Public Awareness of B&Bs/Inns/Farm Stays

If you are interested in becoming a member of PABBI, go to our membership page here.

PABBI Board of Directors:

Carl Kosko, Chair (Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast, New Holland, South East)
Debra Miller, Vice-Chair (Kane Manor Inn, Kane, North West)
Joe Thomas, Treasurer (Innkeeper Emeritus, Boalsburg, North Central)
Marie Krouch, Secretary (The Fountain House of Carlisle, South Central)
Robin Stauffer (Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast, Carlisle, South Central)
Patricia Ernst (Osceola Mill House B&B, Gordonville, South East)
Tom Bishop (Chapel Valley Estate B&B, Ellwood City, North West)
Dawn Flower-Webb (Mooreland Garden Inn, Carlisle, South Central)

Educational Conference:

PABBI is the sponsor of the annual Keystone Innkeepers Assembly.  Please mark your calendars to attend the 2022 conference on Nov. 14-16 to be held at the Wyndham Garden, State College, PA. Click here to learn more. This is your opportunity to join other innkeepers to learn about new ideas, tools and resources to help you manage and grow your innkeeping business. 

Allied Partners:

PABBI appreciates the support of our Allied Partners that provide a variety of services and products to the Bed & Breakfast Industry. Please contact our Allied Partners if you are looking for bed and breakfast related services by clicking here. To become an Allied Partner, click here.


If you are interested in learning more about PABBI or would like to serve on the Board, please contact Rose Mape, PABBI Director by calling 717-525-7799 or clicking here.