The Hotel Harrington is located on US Route 220, the north-south Gateway to the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. (East-west Endless Mountains Gateway is US Route 6). Before Interstates 15 and 81, US 220 was the primary north-south transportation route in the Central PA corridor.
Route 220 extends 680 miles from North Carolina to New York State. US 220 was integrated with other routes and assigned as a part of the US Highway System in 1926. A drive on US 220 will take you through six states – North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and one-half mile into New York. It starts at the intersection of US 1 in Rockingham, North Carolina and ends in Waverly, New York, just beyond the intersection of Interstate 86.
The highway alternates between two-lane roads, four-lane freeways and by-passes. At times it is a scenic mountain pass, a winding parkway built over Indian trails, a main street in small towns or a part of other state routes. It’s been given other names like the Roy L. Webber Expressway in Virginia, the Northwestern Turnpike in West Virginia and the McMullen Highway in Maryland. Crossing the Mason-Dixon line it meets the PA Turnpike Interchange and then travels northbound to be the Mount Nittany Interchange. From Williampsort, Route 220 north to Waverly New York is the Appalachian Parkway or Thruway, except in Dushore, the commercial center of Sullivan County, where it is a main thoroughfare through the Boro and is called German Street.
When traveling on Rt 220 south from Towanda and north from Hughesville, to find Dushore, just drive to the “light” – the red light in Dushore that is! At the light, German Street or Route 220 connects with two PA State Routes – 87 and 487. Hotel Harrington is conveniently situated two-blocks from the red light and the perfect home-base when doing business or traveling in the Endless Mountains. The Hotel’s hospitality suite is called the Two-Twenty House (220 House) due its location.