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Boiling Springs
The historic village of Boiling Springs dates to the 1700's. It is home to the Carlisle Iron Works, one of the earliest blast furnaces in PA, an underground railroad station & the Appalachian Trail Head. The lake & Yellow Breeches are well stocked and are considered some of the best trout fishing areas in the country. Fine Dining at the Boiling Springs Tavern and Allenberry Resort and Playhouse.

Carlisle's Historic Courthouse and Veteran's Square
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Situated in Central Pennsylvania, just 20 min from Harrisburg, Carlisle is noted for its restored architecture & tree-lined streets-once walked by George Washington & Molly Pitcher. Home to 3 institutions of higher learning: Dickinson College, Dickinson School of Law & the U.S. Army War College it has a long tradition of welcoming visitors, offering a wide variety of cultural and culinary options. Carlisle also hosts 10 seasonal auto shows that attract millions of visitors.

A view of historic Chambersburg
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Located in the South Central region of Pennsylvania southwest of Harrisburg in the Cumberland Valley, Chambersburg, is home to Wilson College. Abundant in history, first settled in 1730, it was the only northern borough to be burnt down by the Confederates in the Civil War. Chambersburg is located along the Lincoln Highway, U.S. 30, between McConnellsburg and Gettysburg, PA and along U.S. 11, the Molly Pitcher Highway, between Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and Hagerstown, Maryland.

The Historic Dillsburg Tavern
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Dillsburg's events include Farmer's Fair, a farmer's mkt. and the historical Dill Tavern! You can have both winter & summer fun at Mountaintop Adventures (formerly Ski Roundtop)! York hosts National Street Rods, Codorus & Pinchot State Parks, The York Fair, UnCork York Winery Tours, Harley Davidson, & the largest National Train Show.

The Cumberland Valley Bed & Breakfast Association is a collection of authentic Pennsylvania lodging treasures, giving you a choice of unique and delightful Bed and Breakfast Inns. From Victorian homes and historic taverns to country manors and rural farmhouses, these B&Bs mirror the diverse times of life in Pennsylvania's beautiful rolling hills and quaint towns. Discriminating travelers find true PA warmth and charm at every member of the Cumberland Valley B&B Association. The Innkeepers provide a wealth of knowledge about the area's historic attractions, antique shops, art galleries, and hiking and biking trails.

Whether on business, a romantic getaway, planning a once in a lifetime wedding, attending a car show, or a much-deserved vacation of skiing, golfing, hiking, or fishing in PA's famous limestone streams, guests will find the highest levels of service, comfort, ambiance, and elegance to indulge and pamper them in unique surroundings. Our bed and breakfast member inns are located in Carlisle, Boiling Springs, Dillsburg, Mechanicsburg, Chambersburg, and Shippensburg. All members are within an easy driving distance of the famous Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, the fun of Hershey (think chocolate!), the state capitol building in Harrisburg, the U.S. Army War College and the Army Heritage and Education Center.

Check availability and reserve your room now with one of our member B&Bs and enjoy history with hospitality.

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Mechanicsburg's Historic main street
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See what historic Mechanicsburg has to offer. There's everything from art & art supplies to clogs & jewelry, vintage & organic clothing to guitars, violins & music lessons, hardware & automotive to beads & Civil War books, interior & garden design to nursery & lawn and garden, massages & manicures to hair styling & tattoos, food & drink to ice cream & a B & B. Mechanicsburg...yours to discover!

Harrisburg from across the Susquehanna River
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On the shores of the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg has grown from a modest ferry outpost to a picturesque capital city. Pennsylvania's capital city offers the pleasures of an urban metropolis while maintaining the warmth of South Central PA, and Hershey (think chocolate) is just a stone's throw away. At the dedication of the Capitol Building in 1906, Teddy Roosevelt described this structure as "the handsomest building I ever saw". The capitol dome, modeled after St. Peter's Basilica has a beautiful staircase like the Paris Opera. Free tours available. River Front Park provides the venue for ArtsFest, The Jazz & Multicultural Festival, and Kipona.

Some of Shippensburg's historic buildings and Antique stores
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Amidst a rural setting in the Shippensburg/Newville area, the Amish community offers fresh produce & handmade quilts. The Appalachian Trail's halfway point & Museum are in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The Big Spring is known for its native brook trout & 150 species of birds. Rails to Trails offers 11 miles of scenery from Shippensburg to Newville for biking, horseback riding & running. The Annual Shippensburg Corn Festival features delicious foods and Civil War reenactments. Shippensburg University's Luhrs Center offers art exhibits, plays and speakers to the community.

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