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PA Mid State Bed and Breakfast Association
The forest-covered mountain ridges, farm-filled valleys, sense of tradition and vibrant arts scene beckon in every season. In the spring, hike the trails at Bald Eagle State Park that offers scenic views and wildlife watching opportunities. Summer brings the Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts where hundreds of juried artists display their wares in downtown State College. Fall offers tailgate parties and cheering for the Penn State Nittany Lions and Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival – two weekends of shopping the fine artwork of more than 400 artists.
Sample the region’s tastiest thirst quenchers on the Central PA Tasting Trail, a self-guided tour of more than 13 breweries, wineries and distilleries. Birders, boaters, bikers and anglers have a piece of heaven at Raystown Lake, with its 118 miles of wilderness shoreline and 8,300 acres of clear water. The Allegrippis Trails offer mountain bikers 33 miles of “buttery smooth single-track bliss.” Railroad enthusiasts will love the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, a look at the Pennsylvania Railroad’s repair shop, locomotive construction facility and test department that by 1945 was the world’s largest rail shop. Don’t miss the Horeshoe Curve engineering feat, and journey through the Aughwick Valley on the narrow-gauge East Broad Top Railroad. Stop to smell the roses at The Arboretum at Penn State in University Park, and then pop into the Penn State Berkey Creamery for a super-fresh scoop. Learn the rich stories of Pennsylvania’s citizen soldiers at the Boalsburg PA Military Museum that preserves the Commonwealth’s military history since 1747. It’s the hills of Bellefonte that enhance the charm of the town’s famed pre- and post-Civil War and Victorian architecture.
Inns in this region
Admire the breathtaking architecture and interior of the Victorian-era Reynolds Mansion and its blend of Gothic, Italianate, and Queen Anne styles. Experience the grand common era, handcrafted woodworking, antique furniture, Victorian lamps, stained glass windows, and luxurious amenities such as fireplaces and jacuzzis. Each morning, enjoy a three-course gourmet breakfast before exploring State College and Penn State University and other nearby destinations and attractions in Central Pennsylvania.
Enjoy the grand architecture, carved staircases, and refinished hardwood floors in this beautifully restored Italiante Victorian B&B located in Bedford's historic district.
Visit the Pennsylvania Wilds, home of the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi, with a stay in your selection of one of the region's most unique lodging options. View the elk, see a Penn State football game, return to your alma mater on homecoming weekend, or just escape to the secluded landscape around Clearfield, PA.
Enjoy rest and relaxation at the Golden Eagle Inn in downtown Bedford, featuring an on-site restaurant. Explore the shops, galleries, museums, and much more nearby.
Located at the base of Mt. Nittany, stay at the Shields House to enjoy four cozy guest rooms and the proximity to Penn State's campus, just a 10 minute drive away.
The Bellefonte Bed & Breakfast offers historic charm and modern amenities in the Georgian Revival home located in downtown Bellefonte, just nine miles away from State College and Penn State University.
Visit Juniata Valley Winery's charming country manor, the Wilson House Bed and Breakfast, or reserve the rustic Aisling Hall for your wedding event. Located on the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail.
Take a break from the fast pace of everyday life with a stay at Deer Hollow, our quiet country bed and breakfast surrounded by the beautiful mountains of central Pennsylvania.
Stay in the historic Queen Anne Victorian Gage Mansion. Admire ornate woodwork, the three-story staircase, and stained glass windows. Located in the heart of downtown Huntingdon, explore the quant town and nearby Raystown Lake, Penn State, Juniata College, and the Allegheny Mountains.
Enjoy scenic mountain views, a cozy fireplace, spacious wraparound porch, and beautiful flowers at the Bed & Breakfast at the Rock Garden, located just five miles east of State College and Penn State University.
Enjoy our beautifully restored 1883 Victorian home in the heart of Bellefonte's historic district. Delicious breakfast, wine and cheese hour, and a convenient location near State College all await you at Our Fair Lady.
The Earlystown Manor is a seven-room, estate-style bed & breakfast on ten private acres offering views of Mount Nittany and Tussey Mountain just minutes away from Penn State University's campus and downtown State College.
Enjoy the spacious lawns and 80 acres of wooded grounds at the Inn at Solvang, a three story, southern colonial, brick home located just 25 miles south of State College. A full gourmet breakfast accompanied with fine china, mill-ground coffee, biscuits, and breads, and seasonal fresh fruits await you.
Admire the Victorian architecture and wrap-around porch of this Boalsburg landmark, located just minutes away from Penn State University and State College. Six guest rooms and suites offer modern amenities and a cooked-to-order breakfast served each morning.
Visit Bellefonte to stay at The Queen: A Victorian Bed and Breakfast. Vintage and antique furniture make your stay comfortable and elegant. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning before exploring Bellefonte's local restaurants, breweries, and shops.
Located two blocks from downtown Bellefonte, enjoy everything Riffles & Runs Bed & Breakfast has to offer including the proximity to Penn State University and Beaver Stadium. The inn also offers home-like lodging just steps away from first-class trout streams.