Allenberry Resort has reopened after a one-year renovation, now offering a Sneak Peek Package starting at $99 a night. Allenberry Resort is located in Boiling Springs, along the Appalachian Trail in Central Pennsylvania. The resort has been open since the 1790s, boasting of lineage from the original home of James Crockett, the uncle of Davy Crockett.
Allenberry Resort is made up of 20 lodges and cottages, with 75 rooms total. Some overnight accommodations include the Stone Mansion, which has space for families and larger groups, Meadow Lodge, Pine Lodge, and Stone Lodge.
“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 resident and 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 re-creating, but instead polishing and expanding what was already here by offering world-class dining, beautiful accommodations, plentiful recreation and modern amenities to attract both locals and travelers.”
The Allenberry Playhouse has produced 600+ plays, with famous performers including John Travolta and Shirley Jones. Opened in 1949, the Playhouse offers year-round music performances, dramas, comedies, musicals, murder mystery dinners, and family movie nights. Upcoming plays include "Seussical", "Steel Magnolias", and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical".
The Allenberry Resort has The Barn Restaurant as its flagship eatery. Chef D'Cuisine Joseph Randle offers seasonal and local bites in the rustic restaurant. Some of The Barn Restaurant's fall selections include lamb shank ravioli, petit filet mignon and lobstergratinee, pumpkin seed hummus and sweet potato poutine, and beef and bison meatloaf. Breeches Bakery & Mercantile offers specialty coffee drinks and fresh grab-and-go items. Breeches Bakery is famous for its sticky buns, whose recipe has been a secret since 1944.
Allenberry's location along the Yellow Breeches Creek makes it a year-round fly fishing destination, known for its great water quality, naturally occurring springs, and mountain-fed tributaries. Allenberry Resort's partnership with TCO Fly Shop allows them to offer half- and full-day guided tours and classes, and gear.
Other outdoor activities available include hiking the Appalachian Trail, golf, tubing, kayaking, as well as activities available at Roundtop Mountain Resort. At Roundtop, guests can paintball, zipline, ski, snowboard, and do ropes courses. Changes, Allenberry's spa, allows guests to unwind and relax.
For meetings and events, Allenberry Resort has nine venues for corporate events, weddings, and intimate meetings. Some venues include the open-air 1798 Terrace, the Creekside Tent for outdoor receptions, and the Carriage House.