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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…

Mission:

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.

Vision:

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

Purpose:

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)
Ryan Mercer, Vice-Chair (Terra Nova House Bed & Breakfast, Grove City, North West)
Joe Thomas, Treasurer (Bed & Breakfast at The Rock Garden, Boalsburg, North Central)
Pam Fritz, (B.F. Hiestand House B&B, Marietta, South East)
Dee Fegan (30 Timber Road B&B, Mechanicsburg, South Central)
Diane Prokop (Times House Bed & Breakfast, Jim Thorpe, North East)
David Hawbaker, (Hickory Homestead, Tyrone, South Central)
Sharon Hess, (Mattress & Muffin Bed & Breakfast, Benton, North Central)
Kate Luckett, (The Mellor House, Pittsburgh, South West)
 

Educational Conference:

PABBI is the sponsor of the Keystone Innkeepers Assembly to be held November 6-8, 2018 at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. Click here to learn more or to register. A seminar dedicated to Aspiring Innkeepers will be held on November 5 at the same location.

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.

Questions:

If you are interested in learning more about PABBI or would like to serve on the Board, please contact Rose Mape, PABBI Administrator by calling 717-525-7799 or emailing [email protected].