DRIVE TIME: 4 hours. Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands provides the perfect Allegheny Mountains setting for a getaway that combines a rustic aesthetic with contemporary comforts. Situated on 800 acres, the lodge has plenty of scenic trails for hiking and mountain biking. You can also fish in the three-acre lake, and pets are welcome. Melt your stress away in the indoor heated pool and hot tub, work out the kinks with a yoga session on the mountain-view patio, or go all in with a treatment at Oak Lodge’s Whispering Wood Spa.
RIDE THE RIVER: From gentle to wild, guided whitewater rafting with Wilderness Voyageurs on the Youghiogheny River (Yough rhymes with rock) is an experience you won’t want to miss. Or rent an inflatable kayak and float the day away.
JUNE RATES: Starting at $169.
693 Donegal Lake Road, Stahlstown, (724) 593-2913, oaklodgepa.com.
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