Gelinas Manor Victorian Bed and Breakfast
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Located on Front Street by the Lake in Boiling Springs is this circa 1869 Victorian Home, which is one of the first homes in Boiling Springs.
The village is laced with history dating back to the 1700's. The iron industry was the main reason for its growth. The Carlisle Iron Works, one of the earliest blast furnaces in Pennsylvania was located near the springs. The remains of the original blast furnace still stands in the public park. The village has many handsome homes, some fronting on the lake. In 1984, Boiling Springs was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The area is alive with activities. The lake and the crystal clear Yellow Breeches creek are well stocked and are considered some of the best trout fishing areas in the country. The nearby Yellow Breeches Fly Shop handles fishing gear, locally tied flys, clothing and gifts as well as dispensing experienced tips for the novice or practiced fisherman.
The famous "Allenberry Resort and Playhouse on the Yellow Breeches" is just minutes away for an evening of fine dining and entertainment. The best eating in town is at "The Boiling Springs Tavern," with a 5-star rating, only a brisk walk from Gelinas Manor. Boiling Springs is located within one-half hour's drive to Gettysburg, one hour's drive to Hershey, and approximately 1 1/2 hours from the Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster County. It is truly a beautiful spot for a pleasant visit. The ducks are famous for nesting in local yards and marching their hatch to the lake in the Spring. Caution "Duck Crossing" signs are posted throughout the village. Visit us and enjoy the quiet historic village by the lake.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Kitty Gelinas for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
People come to our Inn for a variety of reasons; location, appeal of the B&B, referrals, and a 3 course breakfast.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
I think we are best known for our breakfast.
Our Inn is unique, because of its age and décor. It is very Victorian.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
People visit Boiling Springs for walking [Appalachian Trail] and internationally-known fly fishing.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment I have received [quite often] is how very clean the Inn is kept.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The best kept secret about the town is the moderate temperatures [in all seasons]; we are in a valley between two mountains and it does not get too hot or too cold, also it is very safe to walk about at night or day.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
When a person stays along time at the Inn I suggest Gettysburg; Amish country in Lancaster, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, bicycling or just sitting in the garden or on the front porch.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
There are eighteen rooms in the Inn.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets.
A full gourmet 3-course breakfast is served at 8:30am everymorning. For guest who would like breakfast at an earlier time, a continental breakfast can be provided.
The breakfast menu rotates based on the mood of the cook. Visit the "Breakfast" page of the Gelinas Manor website for a full list of offerings.
A 60-minute full body massage is available for only $80.00 plus tax. By appointment only.