Stahlstown’s Oak Lodge Is a Delightful Mountain Retreat

Oak Lodge in Stahlstown, Pennsylvania is an ideal spot for a quiet, relaxing getaway in natural surroundings.

Cool off this summer in Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. Your refuge from the city’s heat is an 800-acre woodland resort with a three-acre lake, miles of hiking trails and a full-service spa. Guests in Oak Lodge’s four suites have exclusive access to its common areas, including an open-concept kitchen, a dining room and a great room overlooking the mountains. The Cardinal Suite has a whirlpool tub; the Dove’s Nest has its own living room and a private balcony with a mountain view. Dining is offered in the Café, a rustically upscale restaurant with a bar that features wine and beer selections.

Each of the 19 cabins comes with a mini kitchenette, a wet bar, a dinette, and an enclosed porch with rocking chairs. Rustic crafted beds add to the woodsy ambiance. Two cabins are pet friendly, and the ultra-spacious Eagle’s Nest, with its waterfall-pond views in the bath, is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Breakfast is included with all overnight stays.

Take a dip in the pool or relax in the hot tub. At Oak Lodge’s Whispering Woods Spa, you can book a massage or facial, a two-hour forest bathing immersion, or a sound healing session. Group or private mountainside yoga sessions are also available.

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By Water or Trail

Locally known as the Yough, the Youghiogheny River is a rafter’s paradise. No matter your experience level, Ohiopyle Trading Post & River Tours will take you on a mild or wild ride on the rapids. You can also rent a shredder (two-person pontoon-style craft), a multi-person raft, or a duckie (inflatable kayak). Or consider one of the company’s full-day kayak lessons to help build your confidence on the water.

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The town of Ohiopyle is located on part of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 335-mile bike trail system that connects Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. You can rent a regular or hybrid electric bike from Ohiopyle Trading Post.

July Rates: Suites $210-$225, cabins $225.

Drive time: 4 hours.

693 Donegal Lake Road, Stahlstown, Pennsylvania, (724) 593-2913,

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