Get Away: Allenberry Resort
This rustic-yet-refined Appalachian retreat has a spa and fly-fishing clinics.
Set along the Appalachian Trail in central Pennsylvania, the historic Allenberry Resort reopened its doors this past fall following a year of extensive renovations. Wide plank floors were polished back to life, and 75 rustic-chic guest rooms in an array of historic and barn-style buildings were redesigned. The 1820s Stone Mansion offers a wraparound porch, four guest suites and a main-floor kitchen and living room (the suites can be booked individually or together). Guests staying at Meadow Lodge can enjoy sweeping views of the property from the common room’s wall-to-wall windows.
The 57-acre resort overlooks Yellow Breeches Creek—a limestone stream revered by fly fishermen for its trout—and offers many ways to unwind. There’s a playhouse where a young John Travolta participated in the summer stock program (Curious George will be playing in March, and Steel Magnolias runs in April), a new spa for massage treatments, and porch rockers that provide views of tall pines and the burbling stream. You can also learn how to cast like a seasoned angler at Allenberry’s two-day fly-fishing clinics, which are held in partnership with TCO Fly Shop’s Orvis-certified experts, who teach everything from rod setup and fly selection to the feeding habits of trout and how to release your catch. Room rates begin at $149.
Allenberry Resort, 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania; 717-258-3211, allenberry.com