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North Central

Talk about the journey being the destination.

In the Pennsylvania Wilds, you have the freedom to journey in so many different ways: Biking, hiking, boating, whitewater kayaking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and scenic car touring on one of the nation’s oldest highways, not to mention other renowned scenic roads. They’re  waiting to take you away from the crowds or the busy roads of elsewhere.

As you explore, you’ll quickly see why people call much of this area the Pennsylvania Wilds. The area is home to the largest elk herd in northeastern U.S. and a noted fishing and hunting destination. It’s even more about the abundant forests, such as the woodlands of the popular Black Moshannon State Park, Bucktail State Park, and the Allegheny National Forest.

Don't forget about the small cities located here, too. State College, home to the Pennsylvania State University, ranks among the most walkable places in the state and offers plenty of entertainment and dining opportunities. There's historic Bellefonte and its restored Victorian streetscape. These are just two of many towns and villages waiting for exploration--along with other landmarks such as the Woolrich Store & Outlet, the Zippo/Case Museum, Kinzua Bridge and Dam, Pine Creek Gorge and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.

When your day is over, the bed and breakfast hosts of north central PA are right down the country road. Have a nice dinner, enjoy a fireplace and—before you turn in for the night—don’t forget to see the night sky. The stars are brighter here. The surroundings are quiet. You can hear yourself think. 

North central Pennsylvania is an affordable destination only two hours or less from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Elmira, Erie, Harrisburg, Scranton, and so many other cities and towns.

To find a bed and breakfast, inn, or farm stay, use the "Find an Inn" in the menu above. Or to learn more about what there is to do in the wilds of Pennsylvania, use the links below.

Inns in this region

Reynolds Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Bellefonte
Reynolds Mansion
Affordable, elegant and close to Penn State

Built in 1885, the historic Reynolds Mansion features an eclectic blend of Gothic, Italianate, and Queen Anne styles.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Victorian Loft Bed & Breakfast

Clearfield
Unique lodging in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Experience life in a small town and explore the forests that make up the Pennsylvania Wilds - home to the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi.  Enjoy a room or suite at the charming  B&amp

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Hudson House

State College
Hudson House
Green design for comfort in the Nittany Valley

Architect-designed and situated on nine acres of meadows, you are just minutes from the Penn State Campus.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Serene View Farm Bed & Breakfast

Williamsport
Serene View Farm
A place to relax in the peace and quiet countryside

Imagine sitting on one of the rocking chairs on the wrap around porch listening to the soothing sound of the nearby stream blended with the melody of the native birds.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

131 Main Street (Bear Midtown)

Wellsboro
131 Main Street
Wellsboro - Home of the PA Grand Canyon!

The quaint town of Wellsboro is located along scenic Route 6.  The tree lined streets, grassy boulevards lined with gaslights, stately homes, and town square known as “The Green” welcome you wi

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Bear Mountain Lodge

Wellsboro
Bear Mountain Lodge
Best Way to Gorge on Nature

Life is good every day, all year at Bear Mountain Lodge.  Enjoy your rustic, elegant room after a day of outdoor adventure. We are your clean, quiet mountain-home-away-from-home.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

The Chatelaine B&B

Pine Grove Mills
Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast
Keeper of the Keys

The Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast is a vintage farmhouse on the 1791 homestead purchased by Thomas Ferguson, founder of the village of Pine Grove Mills.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Springfield House

Boalsburg
Springfield House
Only minutes from the Penn State campus

The graceful blend of Victorian and federal architecture, beautifully enhanced by its generously proportioned wrap-around porch, has made it one of the village's most treasured and frequently p

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Bear Meadows Lodge

wellsboro
Bear Meadows Lodge
Canyon Country Lodging near Pine Creek Gorge

A rustic log cabin exterior, enjoy the view of the mountains and nature from your private deck.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299

The Queen, A Victorian Bed and Breakast

Bellefonte
The Queen
We treat our guests like royalty...

Relax by the fireplace in your room, the foyer, or the Victorian parlour with working victrola, player piano and stereoscopic viewers.  All of our accommodations are beautifully decorated with

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

Howard
Nature Inn
Explore Nature with all the Creature Comforts
Voted USA Today's Best Eco-Friendly Lodge in the Nation, the Nature Inn is a 16 room lakeside lodge located within the Pennsylvania State Park system.
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Frosty Hollow Bed & Breakfast

Coudersport
Frosty Hollow B&B
Cozy & Peaceful in God's Country

Relax and unwind at our beautifully remodeled 10-Cozyroom farmhouse and barn, decorated with a collection of antiques and heirlooms, each with a private bath.

Average Rate: 
Under $100

Our Fair Lady - A Victorian B&B

Bellefonte
Our Fair Lady
Elegant but comfortable is this Victorian Home.

A Victorian B&B in a historic town near Penn State.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Centre Mills Bed & Breakfast

Rebersburg
Centre Mills B&B
Step back in time & discover a very special place!

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1813 stone mill-owner’s home has been completely restored.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Bed and Breakfast at The Rock Garden

Boalsburg
Rock Garden B&B
Scenic views in a country setting at the base of Mt Nittany

Located just 5 miles East of State College and the Pennsylvania State University, our farmhouse style B&B offers clean, lovely rooms in a private setting.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199

Earlystown Manor Bed & Breakfast

Centre Hall
Earlystown Manor
Panoramic views of Happy Valley awaits you!

The Earlystown Manor is an estate style bed and breakfast with seven guest rooms. Our property is located on 10 private acres with views of both Mount Nittany and Tussey Mountain.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199