After a life of family adventures and traveling, Kathy and Phil developed a passion for new experiences, meeting new people, and sharing stories. With a wealth of tales of their own from their trips to the Grand Canyon, Sierra Mountains, The Alps, Paris, Venice, Rome, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, they decided to marry their adventuring spirits to the place they call home through the Bellefonte B&B.
Phil studied engineering at Penn State University and Kathy studied art education at Millersville University, and since then, their lives have been tied to Pennsylvania. There is nothing quite like home, and Phil and Kathy want to share the best of theirs with the world.
French Ambassador Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord gave our town its name after he exclaimed, “Le belle fonte!” meaning “beautiful fountain” upon seeing the Big Spring. The Big Spring is the source of 11 million gallons of spring water per day and was named “Pennsylvania’s Best Tasting Water” at the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association Conference.
Since Bellefonte was first settled in 1795, it has grown into a Victorian Jewel overflowing with small-town American charm.