Get Away: Allenberry Resort

This rustic-yet-refined Appalachian retreat has a spa and fly-fishing clinics.

Allenberry Resort on Yellow Breeches Creek. Photo by Dory MaGuire

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.

Allenberry Resort on Yellow Breeches Creek. Photo by Dory MaGuire

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,

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