Reynolds Mansion Blog - 2014
Fall and Winter Activities
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas weekend is Dec. 13 and 14, 2014. This year there are many concerts, events, carriage rides, high teas, and dinners. The highlight of the weekend is the Tour of Victorian Homes which is on Saturday. We do still have some availability if you'd like to come and stay the night. For more information about the weekend, go to bellefontevictorianchristmas.
Concerts galore at the Bryce Jordan Center! Upcoming concerts include Trans- Siberian Orchestra, Billy Joel, and Cher! We are offering a 10% discount on your night's stay when you present your concert tickets. If you reserve online, use code BJC. We are approximately 9 miles from the Bryce Jordan Center.
Last week's JazzPA Festival was a huge success! Pictured above are jazz greats Phil Woods and Russ Kassoff.
August brings Bellefonte's Arts and Crafts Fair the weekend of the 15th and 16th. Hundreds of vendors, musical performances and events in beautiful Talleyrand Park.
The 140th Annual Grange Fair runs August 21-August 28 in Centre Hall, PA. It is the largest encampment fair in the country.
4th Fest and Fireworks Display
The Travel Channel has called Central PA's Fourth of July celebration "one of the best fireworks displays in the world"! This year, there are more events and parades leading up to the spectacular fireworks display than ever before. New additions include Lumberjack competitions and a Heroes Parade. More information and details can be found at www.4thfest.org.
Mike and I attend the fireworks every year and have found that it is one of the best events in our area. Come stay at the Reynolds Mansion and receive a free goodie bag with "cool" supplies to keep you going during the hot summer day.
Culinary Classes set for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2014. What could be more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup? Whether it’s a clear broth, creamy purée, chunky gumbo, or rib-sticking chowder, there’s a soup to suit every season and nearly every occasion. Plus, soup preparation provides essential culinary lessons, from flavor development to seasoning. In this class, brought to us by Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef Jeremiah, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques and characteristics of various soup categories. By the end of the day, you’ll realize just how versatile soups can be! We will have our soup, accompanied by homemade bread and a petite salad, for dinner following class.
Cost per person is $30 and we'll throw in the wine! Call 814-353-8407 to reserve your room and your spot in the dining room for the class. Maximum 16 people per class. Regular weekend rates apply. Class begins at 6:00pm.
Romantic Valentine's Day Getaway! What better way to spend Valentine's Day than by the fire in your own private guest room complete with Jacuzzi tub? Wine and cheese, rose petals, or champagne and chocolates can be added on and waiting for you upon arrival. Please check our "Add On" tab for further details.
Penn State Dance Marathon February 21-23, 2014. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $101 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. THON 2014 will take place from February 21st-23rd, 2014 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. Enjoy your evening back at the Reynolds Mansion where you can relax and soak in your Jacuzzi tub after a long day on campus.
Upcoming Events- October, November and December
On a personal note, our daughter Carly graduates with her Masters in Music this month. Mike, Carly and our black lab Tony, celebrate birthdays in May. And,to any of our Facebook followers, Tony is home and recovering from having his left eye removed due to a tumor. He is adjusting much better than we are. Thank you to all who wished him well on Facebook.
June 1 and 2 brings another awesome Rodgers and Hammerstein Sing! at the mansion with Jessie Barth. Anyone interested in attending and booking a room will receive a discount of 10% off of the regular weekend rate.
We are also looking forward to the Bellefonte Cruise in downtown Bellefonte this Father's Day weekend. Not only are there hundreds of antique cars and motorcycles, but there are fun events including a sock hop.
The first ever Culinary Week will be June 17-23rd. Participating restaurants will be offering discounts on three-course dinners. Check our promotion page for room discounts here at the mansion as well.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tricia & Mike voted "Innkeepers of the Year 2012" by the PTLA
April 23, 2012 Spirit of Hospitality Awards hosted by the PA Tourism and Lodging Association - Tricia and Mike Andriaccio were selected as "Innkeepers of the Year" at the awards dinner. We knew we were finalists but had no idea that we would actually win! We are so proud of this accomplishment in only our 2nd year in our new career. Our beautiful trophy is on display in the Snuggery. Our thanks to Joe and Charlotte Heidt for nominating us and for putting their faith in us to continue the wonderful traditions of the Reynolds Mansion!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Celebrate Great Music in Central PA & Stay at the Reynolds Mansion B&B
March is a great month to take in a concert here in Central PA. The Lincoln Center Orchestra with world famous Wynton Marsales will be gracing the stage on Friday, March 16th, at Eisenhower Auditorium. And, our own Nittany Valley Symphony Orchestra is performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1 and Mahler's Symphony #1 at the Eisenhower Auditorium on Tuesday, March 20th, 7:30pm. Tickets for both performances can be purchased online.
After the concert, take a 10 minute drive to Bellefonte to stay the night at the luxurious Reynolds Mansion. We are offering many midweek and weekend specials as well as massage packages. Our new massage therapist and tastefully decorated spa treatment room await your arrival. Please check our website for details.
Reynolds Mansion B&B offers Midweek Special for Police Officers and Fire Fighters
In honor of the owner's 22 years as a NY Police Officer and Volunteer Fireman, the Reynolds Mansion B&B is offering 20% off of a one-night stay, $25 off of dinner at either one of Bellefonte's fine restaurants, and one complimentary Reynolds Mansion coffee mug to police officers and fire fighters past and present! Massage packages available also at a discounted rate. Offer is valid Sunday through Thursday nights in February and March. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Always included: 3-course breakfast, 24/7 coffee and tea, Brandy and Hershey Kisses in the Snuggery, Wifi, fireplace in every guest room. Call Mike or Tricia at (814)353-8407.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Death of Joe Paterno saddens Happy Valley, PA
The owners of the Reynolds Mansion B&B in Bellefonte, PA, are sad to learn of the death of legendary football coach, Joe Paterno. Although originally from NY, Tricia and Mike Andriaccio have become immersed in the Penn State traditions and what Joe Paterno meant to this community. Respectfully, the Reynolds Mansion will be offering a 20% discount on a night's stay for anyone coming to either the viewing or memorial service this week. The Reynolds Mansion is located 9 miles from State College, PA.