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.
5 on October 21, 2015
really enjoyed my short overnight stay at Gelinas manor. Breakfast was wonderful and the view across the street was spectacular with the changing colors on the trees and the ducks, geese and swans swimming in the lake.
3.8 on October 06, 2015
Located within easy walking distance of just about everything in Boiling Springs, a few feet from very pretty Children's Lake. The room was comfortable, filled with books in case one is out of reading material. The plentiful bowls of hard candy and mints throughout, pretty brick lined back yard and 24/7 porch with coffee machine and a delicious breakfast made our stay very pleasant. Our hostess was friendly and helpful with dinner and sight seeing suggestions. Our only suggestion is probably in the "can't please everyone" category: our hostess could have been a bit less chatty at breakfast - we did not get to converse with the other guests as much as we would have liked. We would gladly return and recommend Gelinas to others.
5 on September 08, 2015
A great place to stay and enjoy the quiet. The Boiling Springs Tavern a few yards away is a great place for dinner. Kitty is a great hostess!
4.2 on June 04, 2015
Stayed the night on our way through PA. Kitty was a more than pleasant hostess, the breakfast was tremendous. She gives you a specific time to eat because the food is timed to the minute, and every bite is scrumptous. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable. The decor is an eclectic variety of victorian and country pieces. We visit Boiling Springs at least annually and will make this inn part of our regular itinerary in the future.
3.6 on April 28, 2015
My husband and I stayed in the Victorian Room for one night. We were in town for the Carlisle Spring Event. The room was clean and dust-free (a relief as I have a severe dust allergy). The breakfast was good, as was the company. We walked to the Tavern for dinner. My only 'complaint' was that mattress was quite soft / worn, but I slept well regardless.
5 on April 26, 2015
We enjoyed our stay at Gelinas Manor and would definitely come back. Room was clean and breakfast was very good. Kitty, was a great host. Great location near the AT and boiling springs tavern.
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.
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