Consider central Pennsylvania for a relaxing retreat.
Enjoy the property fireside thanks to on-site fire pits and s’mores kits available at The Fairfield.
Just over two hours to the west of Philadelphia sits one luxury getaway perfect for R&R and fresh mountain air. It’s called the Allenberry (allenberry.com), and the storied property in Boiling Springs, Pa., is not to be missed this summer. Founded by relatives of Davy Crockett back in the late 1700s, the limestone constructions on the property have had a timeline of owners since, including Charles A.B. Heinze. And now, under the ownership of the Kennedy family, the resort is getting a much-needed refresh with wellness and nature in mind. Think days spent basking in the sunshine during warm promenades by the stream, hiking the Appalachian Trail, refreshing in the spa, fly-fishing and so much more. “Allenberry believes that aspects of food, adventure, wellness, preservation and engagement should be of the utmost importance,” explains Mike Kennedy, who runs the property with wife Katie. “It is and will continue to be moving in the direction of a village that cultivates a memorable and impactful experience for its residents and guests. It will also lend itself to creating a healthier life for its community and travelers.” The property, which was just renovated by the couple in 2017, features plush suites, historical homes and even cottages for rent—allowing visitors to get the best out of their stay.
Inside The Barn, the Allenberry’s restaurant.
Upon driving up the winding driveway, The Fairfield building greets guests—which is also where its rustic restaurant, The Barn, serves up seasonal dishes like crispy truffle fries dotted in smoked sea salt, sake-poached shrimp over glass vermicelli noodles, scrumptious Thai coconut mussels and blackberry-glazed duck courtesy of chef Jeromy Kimple. For breakfast, a small cafe called The Breeches whips up some of the most delectable sticky buns around, as well as acai smoothies and killer sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches. After checking into your room (we recommend booking one at The Meadow View Lodge or one of the historic homes for larger parties), explore the 120-acre property, which boasts stone walls, old trees and the nationally renowned Yellow Breeches creek. “My favorite part of the property is currently being worked on,” says Katie Kennedy. “It is a wisteria-covered, lit, amazingly beautiful oiled shuffleboard area that we will be using for private dinners. We have had many people get engaged there, and finally this summer we get to have some dinners out there.” Other amenities include a newly launched Bugs & Brews event (May 19) where guests will learn to use items from the property to make creative fly-fishing ties over sips of signature cocktails, as well as on-property yoga year-round and a community garden. Of course, you can’t forget about visiting the SCG Spa. Melt away in the HaloIR—an infrared sauna and halotherapy combo—glow up with a hydrafacial or opt for the Super Human Protocol: a form of biohacking using magnetism, oxygen and light to optimize health and leave you feeling like a whole new being.
The HaloIR engages all five senses with a combination of infrared, heat, aromatherapy and salt therapy.
Photography by: Courtesy of Allenberry