About Our Innkeepers

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, Rocky 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.

About the Town

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 eleven 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.

About the Home

Nestled in the heart of Historic Victorian Bellefonte, the Bellefonte B&B is a Georgian Revival home built in 1899 as the residence of baker, caterer, and confectioner, Joseph Ceader. Since then, the Ceader Home has served as a doctor’s office, a family residence, and now as a welcoming Bed and Breakfast.

The beautiful and historic brick building has been renovated and updated to be your home-away-from-home with the perfect blending of classic charm and comfortable modernization.

You'll enjoy the grandeur of this historic home, while benefiting from the comfort of new and modern amenities. Newly renovated rooms, common areas, and secluded courtyard and garden area are available for your relaxation. Three private guest rooms are available, each with an ensuite bathroom. Inquire about the two-room adjoining suite option offered with the Coastal Room.