Bell Gate Farm
Owned by one of the first settlers who located in the area around 1728 known as the Henrich Wilhelm Dillinger Family, James and Rebecca Dillinger were the first family to occupy this house built by James’ father.
Bell Gate Farm was once one of three of the largest farms in Pennsylvania, and visitors would travel hundreds of miles to visit these pastoral lands. Situated and nestled at the bottom of a Valley, further reinforces what the owners know historically about the property. Built upon a spring would have given the occupants plenty of water and the resources needed to survive the daily structure of life; like cooking, smoking meats, and keeping perishable foods cold.
Purchased in the early 1960s by the current owner's father, it was important to him not just to purchase the house, but also the approximately 268 acres that came along with it. His goal was to ensure that the lands remained undeveloped and be kept protected and untouched other than specifically for farming or open space. An advocate for farming and farmer’s rights, the current owner's father represented many of the farmers in the area pro-bono, and was always available for advice free of charge as well. Approximately 130 acres are still being farmed. Bell Gate’s Main house, barn, and surrounding outbuildings sit upon 15 acres, and the rest is wooded area.
In the early 70s, Bell Gate went under it’s first major interior and exterior renovation. The purpose was to make entertaining easier for friends, family, guests, and clients.
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- ADA Compliant:
- Free Parking:
- Parking On-site:
- Distance to Airport: 16
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- Catering On-site
- Outdoor Banquet Space