BOILING SPRINGS, Pa.
Nestled along the Appalachian Trail in Central Pennsylvania, in the quaint village of Boiling Springs, the iconic Allenberry Resort reopened its doors following a complete one-year renovation.
With an extensive lineage originating back to the family home of James Crockett, the uncle of America folk legend Davy Crockett, Allenberry has been welcoming travelers since the 1790s. Today, the 75-room resort has been renovated while maintaining its history and charm, to enhance the guest experience. For a limited time only, guests can take advantage of the resort’s Sneak Peek Package with special mid-week rates.
“Our vision was to bring Allenberry back to its golden age of hospitality and re-capture the essence of what the resort’s original founders envisioned,” said owner Mike Kennedy, the local entrepreneur who was the driving force behind bringing the resort back to life. “The playhouse has long drawn visitors from key markets including New York, Philadelphia and Washington, and our location along the Appalachian Trail and beautiful Yellow Breeches Creek is one of a kind. We’re not recreating, but instead polishing and expanding what was already here by offering world-class dining, beautiful accommodations, plentiful recreation and modern amenities."
Allenberry is comprised of 20 lodges and cottages dotted across 57 lush acres, with all interior and outdoor spaces renovated to offer elegant and contemporary amenities. There’s a diverse collection of overnight accommodations, including the timeless Stone Mansion, built in the 1820s and perfect for larger groups and families; cozy cottages with full kitchens and living rooms that are certain to give hikers a night of quality rest; and rooms and suites spread across the resort’s Meadow Lodge, Stone Lodge and Pine Lodge.
The resort’s flagship eatery, The Barn Restaurant, features seasonal and local fare in a rustic, chic setting. Under the direction of Chef D ’Cuisine Joseph Randle, highlights from the fall menu include small plates of pumpkin seed hummus and sweet potato poutine, and hearty entrees such as lamb shank ravioli, petit filet mignon and lobster gratinee, and beef and bison meatloaf. Located in Fairfield Hall, Breeches Bakery & Mercantile offers a variety of fresh grab-and-go items and specialty coffee drinks for guests seeking a speedier dining option.
Central to the resort is the historic Allenberry Playhouse, which has presented more than 600 productions since opening in 1949. Past performers include John Travolta, who joined the summer stock program in 1971, and Shirley Jones, who played a special one-week engagement in 1994 to sold-out crowds.
Managed by Keystone Theatrics, the Playhouse offers a year-round calendar of performances.
With its location along the Yellow Breeches Creek, Allenberry is a year-round fly fishing destination renowned for its pristine water quality, mountain-fed tributaries and naturally occurring springs. For beginners, half- and full-day guided tours, gear and classes are available through the resort’s partnership with TCO Fly Shop.
Various outdoor adventure opportunities are also available, such as kayaking and tubing on the creek; hiking the Appalachian Trail; golf; and a variety of seasonal activities at Roundtop Mountain Resort.
Allenberry offers nine elegant reception venues that cater from intimate meetings to corporate events and weddings. Highlights include the restored Carriage House with wall-to-wall windows, the open-air 1798 Terrace that overlooks the grounds, and the Creekside Tent that’s ideal for outdoor receptions.