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B&B's in Lancaster, PA Dutch Country, Philadelphia
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
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.
Explore the PA Grand Canyon with a quiet stay at Bear Mountain Lodge, a rustic, elegant bed & breakfast with modern amenities and access points to nearby trails for the
Sit outside on the wraparound porch in one of the rocking chairs and soak in the soothing sound of the nearby stream and chorus of birds that make their residence on the 128 acres of woodlands and meadows at Serene View Farm Bed and Breakfast. The historic Victorian farmhouse is situated in the countryside of the Endless Mountains near Williamsport, minutes away from World's End State Park.
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.
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.
Explore the hometown charm and unique shops of Wellsboro when you stay at 131 Main Street. Nearby, delve into the PA Wilds with an adventure in Pine Creek Gorge or discover breathtaking views at Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks' scenic overlooks.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Enjoy rustic, canyon country lodging near the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Pine Creek Gorge, with luxury amenities and comfort. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking horseback riding, wagon rides, kayaking, and much more.
Relax and unwind in the cozy farmhouse and barn, explore the trails in the PA Grand Canyon, or stargaze below the East Coast's darkest skies at Cherry Springs State Park.
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.