Destination guide

Sample a slice of small-town America in Wellsboro

Located in the heart of picturesque north Pennsylvania, Wellsboro is a bustling town with a delightful old-world charm. Its enchanting Main Street, with its distinctive gas street lamps, feels like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life. Once you’ve settled into your cozy Wellsboro vacation rental, you can head out to explore quirky independent stores, marvel at beautifully restored Art Deco buildings, and feast on comfort food classics in friendly, family-run diners. Wellsboro is also the gateway to the spectacular Pine Creek Gorge, better known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.

Things to do

Mesmerizing museums in Wellsboro

You’ll find a wealth of attractions within easy reach of your Wellsboro vacation rental. If you want to learn more about the town’s fascinating history, head to the Robinson House Museum. In this immaculately preserved Greek Revival style house, first built in 1813, you’ll find artifacts and pictures charting the town’s evolution over 200 years. The nearby Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center plays host to an eclectic, ever-rotating selection of expertly curated exhibitions, and admission is totally free. The Arcadia Theater is a glorious 1920s Art Deco movie palace, which was extensively restored in the 1990s and today plays host to a program of blockbuster films and live theatrical performances.

Activities

Hit the slopes and shop until you drop

Shopping in Westboro is a true delight, with treasure-filled boutiques offering gifts and keepsakes you won’t find anywhere else, from locally produced artworks to handmade jewelry. If you’re visiting in winter and are craving a winter sports fix, Denton Hill State Park is a sprawling ski resort within easy driving distance of Wellsboro. Here, you’ll find everything from gentle, beginner-friendly slopes to ultra- challenging black diamond runs. When the weather’s a little warmer, the lush, forested banks of Pine Creek Gorge, which stretches out for over 45 miles, are the ideal spot for a hike or bike ride

Weather

Four distinct seasons in Wellsboro

With snowfall well above the national average, Wellsboro is a beguiling winter wonderland, replete with powder-dusted pine groves and frozen lakes, perfect for a spot of ice skating. Spring sees the ice slowly melt away, as many varieties of birds are lured back home by gentler climes. Summers bring gloriously long days and plenty of warm sunshine, which locals make the most of with a jam-packed program of open air concerts and festivals. And fall sees the region’s lush green foliage turn a glorious shade of gold, as leaf peepers descend on Wellsboro in their droves.

Natural features

Scenic hikes and spectacular natural sights

Pick a Wellsboro vacation rental for your next getaway, and you can experience blissfully tranquil days at one with nature whilst enjoying all the comfort and convenient amenities of a modern town. Wellsboro offers easy access to spectacular locations like Leonard Harrison State Park. Perched on the east rim of Pine Creek Gorge, the park contains around 5 miles of rugged hiking trails, which lead to cascading waterfalls and breathtaking vistas. Head down to the shimmering creek itself, and you can spend an afternoon fishing for trout and smallmouth bass.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Wellsboro

Fly into Elmira, NY (ELM-Elmira - Corning Regional), the closest airport, located 35.3 mi (56.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Williamsport, PA (IPT-Williamsport Regional), which is 39.9 mi (64.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Wellsboro?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 58 vacation rentals near Wellsboro. From 16 Cabins to 16 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wellsboro for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wellsboro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wellsboro. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Leonard Harrison State Park: 48 vacation rentals
  • Hills Creek State Park: 51 vacation rentals
  • Colton Point State Park: 48 vacation rentals
  • Corning Museum of Glass: 108 vacation rentals
  • West End Gallery: 100 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wellsboro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Wellsboro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 16 Cabins in Wellsboro. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wellsboro include:

  • Cottages: 16 rentals available
  • Houses: 23 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Wellsboro?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 42 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Wellsboro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.