2011-05-19 / Local & State

Crampton Manor Featured In Magazine

Bed and Breakfast included in May/June edition
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

A magazine that typically features the works of outdoor photographer and Needmore resident Willard Hill has showcased a local bed and breakfast in its most recent publication.

In the May/June 2011 publication, Pennsylvania Magazine put together a two-page spread on a favorite “ mountain retreat” known here in Fulton County as Crampton Manor Bed and Breakfast. Complete with a photo depicting the gorgeous, woodland views from the manor’s main house, the article by writer Linda Feldman details how innkeepers Mike and Linda Crampton came to own their “little slice of heaven” along Country Lane on the outskirts of McConnellsburg.

According to the Cramptons, Pennsylvania Magazine first learned about their getaway for hikers, business people and vacationers when Feldman contacted officials at the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.

During the writer’s subsequent visit last October, Feldman enjoyed accommodations dubbed “The Hayloft” – a two-room efficiency with a separate entrance connected to the main house. In her article, Feldman writes that her living space included a galley kitchen, a great room with stained glass windows and an outdoor, three-season porch.

Additional space available at Crampton Manor for travelers include the Carriage House that features both second- and third-floor accommodations separate from the main house as well as two additional rooms inside the main building known as “The Pear Room” and “Noah’s Ark.”

Feldman reportedly enjoyed a sitdown with several chamber members during her first evening with the Cramptons and some much-needed lounging on the manor’s porches. Feldman was also able to meet over breakfast with guests visiting the bed and breakfast for a five-night visit, said the Cramptons.

Before attending a monthly Chamber of Commerce & Tourism luncheon with the Cramptons, the writer was treated to a tour of the McConnellsburg area, which would not be complete without a visit to Meadow Grounds Lake.

Mike and Linda stated the magazine feature has definitely peaked interest from local residents and tourists who have mentioned the article when calling to book rooms.

“We have also had calls asking for gift certificates for retirees and parents’ anniversaries. Many local residents who subscribe to Pennsylvania Magazine have stopped us at events to congratulate us on the article and mention how much they enjoyed it and were pleased Fulton County has had exposure in a great magazine,” the Cramptons told the “News.”

Since using the upstairs rooms in the main house back in 2007 and adding on two additional facilities only a year later, the Cramptons are moving forward with their plans to welcome guests to the bed and breakfast year round.

A free issue of the May/June 2011 edition of Pennsylvania Magazine containing the “Mountain Retreat” article can be obtained by visiting www.pa-mag.com.

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