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. Boiling Springs is located within one-half hour's drive to Gettysburg, one hour's drive to Hershey, and approximately 11/2 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.
4.8 on January 21, 2015
Beautiful Inn, Kitty is a superb hostess and her experiences make for great stories.
4.8 on November 29, 2014
The location, the food and the charm of this B&B was further enhanced by the charming hostess. Definitely plan to return.
3.6 on November 06, 2014
We had a nice experience at this B&B. Mrs. G was very kind and serves a wonderful breakfast. The house is very old and decorated Victorian, but we liked it and loved learning about it from the owner. I would have liked a bigger, less crowded room, but for our purposes, it was fine. i would definitely recommend Gelinas as a quiet, alternative place to stay for people like me who are used to corporate/business-type hotels.
4.4 on September 17, 2014
Fascinating glimpse into a family's history via oral tradition.
5 on August 05, 2014
We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Gelinas Manor. They made us feel very much at home there.
4.4 on June 25, 2014
In town for a family reunion and enjoyed breakfast and conversation with Kitty almost as much as seeing family! Sometimes it was very hard to go back to visit with family. I wanted everyone to meet her and check out the house and garden.
5 on November 18, 2013
After hiking 20 mile on the AT this could not have been a better place to spend the night. I was totally exhausted and arrived after dark. I was shown to my room and after a hot shower I went out to eat. Slept very well to rumble of trains off in the distance. 8:30 AM for a breakfast of fresh fruit and a soufflé. Look forward to my next 20 miles on the AT with an overnight at Gelinas. Mike's Shuttle service is a must for these trips as well. Just call Gelinas for info.
4.8 on November 11, 2013
My girlfriend and I took a weekend away from our busy schedules to have a nice weekend getaway. I decided on Boiling Springs because it is a gorgeous town and Gelanis Manor truly is a charming Victorian home. Kitty, the owner and our host was very welcoming and courteous. Also, Kitty had made reservations for us at our request to the Tavern. This restaurant gets a busy crowd over the weekend, had it not been for Kitty's gesture we would not have had a table. The rooms were wonderfully decorated and Kitty really does make a wonderful 3 course gourmet breakfast. I can't say enough how much of an amazing time my girlfriend had. I would definitely recommend Gelanis Manor to others.
5 on June 29, 2013
We went for a getaway from everyday stresses, and got everything we needed. Charming and airy lodging, gourmet breakfasts with special attention to dietary needs, and knowledgeable guidance to local attractions. A walk around the lake is a highlight. Local eateries are a must try. Close to Gettysburg, Carlisle, and other attractions in PA. A veritable home away from home.
5 on June 18, 2013
Our stay at Gelinas Manor was just lovely. Our stay was comfortable and filled with Victorian ambiance . The breakfasts were elegant, plentiful, and delicious; very special. Tom and Nancy
Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 35 miles
Directions From Harrisburg I-81 S to Carlisle, High Street exit 49 (old #16). Turn Right at bottom of ramp. Very first left and go to end of street and turn left again. Right at the second traffic light (Westminster Dr. Turn left on Forge Road. Go approximately 4 miles (Forge Road turns into Front Street in Boiling Springs) to 2nd stop sign - 219 Front Street - Gelinas Manor Victorian Bed & Breakfast Coming from the South on I-81 use exit 48 (old #15) turn right at bottom of ramp and right at next traffic light and first left on Forge Road to Boiling Springs -- see above. From the Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit at Carlisle, North on US 11 to I-81 South to next exit49 (Old #16) the follow directions above From York and US 15 Route 74 North to 174, turn left on 174 and travel approximately 4 miles to the square in Boiling Springs (1/2 mile past the Allenberry Playhouse sign which is on the left). There is a clock tower and Navy gun on the square. Turn left on Front Street to stop Sign at 219 Front - Gelinas Manor
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Allenberry Resort & Playhouse, Gettysburg Battlefields, Hershey Park, Hollywood Casino, Penn National Racetrack, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area
Bed and Breakfast
Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Fitness Center / Gym - 5 min, Health Spa / Massage - 5 min, Penn National Race track & Casino 30 min, Hershey Park - 30 minutes, Gettysburg - 30 minutes, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts