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Julie was born in Zambia, was raised in South Africa, spent seven years in Australia, four years in England and has made her home in America for the past several years. She loves experiencing different cultures and enjoys meeting people from all over the world. Guests will be delighted with her gracious hospitality, charming accent and ready smile. And there's nothing like her good, old-fashioned, home-cooked breakfasts.

The old world charm of the home decor is a reflection of Julie's love of antiques and flair for decorating. She has allowed her cultural diversity to influence the themes in the bedrooms. The Bed and Breakfast has six themed rooms all with private bathrooms: The English Room, The African Room, The Australian Room, The Victorian Room, and on the ground level, The Colonial American Room. All the rooms have been renovated and redecorated, and more improvements are being made on an on-going basis. A sixth room has recently been added providing a suite with a private sitting room. A large cupboard in the foyer provides guests with her hand-crafted Groundhog souvenirs, a necessity at any time of the year when you visit Punxsutawney.


Plantation History

The Plantation was established in 1837 by a pioneer to the Punxsutawney area. The brick home was built as a family dwelling and was the center of a large and profitable farm for many generations, subsequently owned by doctors with large families. In more recent years, the Plantation had been restored and operated as a motel. Currently, the new restoration has resulted in a perfect Bed and Breakfast with the family wing of the home separate from the guest wing. Generations of treading feet have softened the old wooden floors and stairways. Whispers of the personalities of the many souls who have lived here still linger in the shadowy corners. The Plantation holds onto the past in a soft and lovely way.

Green Technology at the Plantation

The Plantation Bed and Breakfast embraces green technology having installed two wind turbines in November 2012. 

Punxsutawney Spirit article about our windmills


Cruise 2020

Monkeys on St Kitts

Holding monkeys on St Kitts

Julie Dancing

Six year old came up and danced with Julie.

St Kitts

St Kitts group photo

St Maarten

Group photo on St Maarten.

Bali Trip 2019

Bali Trip
Bali Trip
Bali Trip
Bali Trip
Bali Trip
Bali Trip
Bali Trip

Grande Turk Island 2018

Grande Turk Island
Grande Turk Island

Pennsylvania Grand Canyon 2017

PA Grand Canyon

Julie on a hike up to the water falls

Julie On Stage

Preparing for a horse and buggy ride.

Horse and buggy ride.

Groundhog Day 2016

Julie On Stage

Juile dancing on stage at the Knob with "Thunder Conductor."

Julie On Stage

Guests enjoying Julie's famous English High Tea during their stay.

Family Reunion Cruise 2015

Entire Family
Julie and Carla
Vanessa Danielle Julie
My Four Children
Julie and Brothers
Julie and Brother

South Africa Trip 2014

Julies Mom and Friends
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa

Ecuador Trip 2012

Julie, her two daughters and her son enjoyed the volcanic thermal baths and the mud bath, so good for the skin. They also went ziplining, fishing and last but not least waking up each morning to the sound of the ocean. A great place for a holiday.

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Julie in EcuadorJulie and MartinaMud Baths

The Girls Fishing Mud Baths

Belize Trip 2011

mayan ruins

Vanessa and Julie at the Mayan ruins of Lubaantun, the site where the crystal skull was found in April 1927 by Michell-Hedges



A Mayan lady called Rosaria and her mother invited Julie to share a meal with them at their home. They also took her to some Mayan ruins and then to the hot springs at the river where they wash.  She's never seen such a clean, clear river.


Tea at sunrise Belize Trip 2011


South Africa Trip 2010

Julie, Vanessa, and Pat

Plantation Bed and Breakfast
20652 Route 119

Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Phone: (814) 939-7371
Email: jules8877@gmail.com
(24-hour Answering Service Available)
Reservations Preferred but Not Required