Maple Shade Mansion Blog ...


The structure that resides at 1017 Main Street in Brockway is one filled with rich history, much of which has shaped the town of Brockway (formerly Brockwayville) into what it is today. Read on to learn how what is now known as the Maple Shade Mansion Bed and Breakfast came to be!


Emmy award-winning television personality Erik Hastings, a.k.a. Erik the Travel Guy spent some time at the Maple Shade Mansion on his return visit to the PA Great Outdoors Region last spring.   His educational travel series is aired on the public broadcasting system (PBS) and is seen...


I’ve always recommended the Clarion Little Toby Rails to Trails - Brockway to Ridgway Trail to our guests because of its awesome beauty, ties to Brockway’s rich history and ideal location to the Mansion.  However, during quarantine, we took to traveling around the area and found...


It continues to be a busy spring as we spruce up the porches with a new coat of paint and arrange the outdoor furniture to complement the beautiful flowers that Peter has been planting.  We are making great strides with our ‘to do’ list of what needs done before reopening on...


We know that this is a confusing and distressing time for us all, and most likely, is impossible to know what to do about your future travel plans. Thank you to all of our guests who had reservations or special events planned in March and April and have rebooked for a later date.  We...


Dear Friends and Guests of the Maple Shade Mansion,

I'd like to reach out to you personally about what we are doing to support you and your travel plans.  Please know that your  health and wellbeing is our highest priority.  


One of the most frequent questions we are asked when guests arrive or when they are booking a stay with us is, “Where is a good place to eat nearby?” The Brockway area has options for everyone! Here is your tried and true guide from the Maple Shade Mansion staff themselves:


A Christmas Gathering in Brockway is a great place to do holiday shopping and to get in the spirit of the season.  Buy local from talented artisans, crafters, and bakers, and give unique gifts to those special people on your Christmas list. 



With Autumn fast approaching, the long-awaited mating season for Pennsylvania’s wild elk is upon us.  These magnificent creatures, numbering about 1000, roam freely throughout the year in Elk and Cameron counties.  However, it’s during the ‘rut’ or mating season...


The cool, crisp air of Autumn, with its splay of red, yellow and orange blanketing the riverside hills will soon beckon travelers to embrace the beauty of the outdoors, and soak in the splendor of Fall before the onset of Winter.

Celebrate the changing colors of fall while walking, hiking...