Pennsylvania’s historic Allenberry Resort reopens after renovation by Molly Hoffman

Located along the Appalachian Trail in Central Pennsylvania, the Allenberry Resort has re-opened following a one-year renovation. The interiors were re-designed by local resident Molly Hoffman.

The property was originally the family home of James Crockett, uncle of American folk legend Davy Crockett, and the original estate dates back to 1786. It opened to the public as a resort in 1944.

According to Allenberry owner Mike Kennedy, the redesign intended to re-capture the essence of what the resort’s original founders envisioned. As such, the redesign drew influences from the property’s location along the Appalachian Trail and Yellow Breeches Creek.


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Allenberry has 20 lodges and cottages across 57 acres, with all interior and outdoor spaces renovated to provide contemporary amenities. There is a collection of overnight accommodations, including the Stone Mansion, built in the 1820s and ideal for larger groups and families; cottages with full kitchens and living rooms; and rooms and suites spread across the resort’s Meadow Lodge, Stone Lodge and Pine Lodge.

Other amenities include the resort’s eatery, The Barn Restaurant, which has a rustic setting; and the historic Allenberry Playhouse, first opened in 1949. Allenberry also has nine reception venues for events, including the restored Carriage House that has wall-to-wall windows, open-air 1798 Terrace that overlooks the grounds, and the Creekside Tent.

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