Lead Horse Bed and Breakfast is located in this historic landmark
also known as The Cedars and is indeed the proprietors
home. The House is on the National Historic Registry.
The three-story gothic Victorian
home, The Allison Mansion, was built in the late 1870s by
William M. Allison as a wedding gift for his bride. He intended
it to be "the finest in the valley" and most materials
came from the family farms and industries. The glass was said to
have been purchased in Harrisburg and the fireplace marble from
Much to the skepticism of the local
people in the 1870s was the inclusion of a central heating
system. The home also had running water and closets in the bedrooms!
Of particular interest and beauty are the massive, solid, native
walnut doors, trim and open sweeping staircase -- a gem of outstanding
Still standing are several outbuildings,
including the brick summer kitchen. The bed and breakfast is situated
on three acres of lawns gardens and woods with winding pathways;
delightful in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.