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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)
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)
Donell Ayers (Frosty Hollow Bed & Breakfast, Coudersport, North Central)
Christine Campbell (The Keystone Inn, Gettysburg, South Central)

Educational Conference: Save the Date

Under PABBI's leadership, the Mid Atlantic Innkeepers Conference will be held on November 12-15, 2023 at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel, Lancaster, PA. This new event in 2023 will replace PABBI's annual Keystone Innkeepers Assembly Conference. This multi-state regional conference is an opportunity for innkeepers to attend an affordable conference that offers a high and engaging return on investment. Attendees will enjoy exceptional educational sessions, networking with fellow innkeepers and a host of trusted vendors to meet their every lodging need. Click here to read the press release. More information to come in February 2023.

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 Director by calling 717-525-7799 or clicking here.