The Omni Homestead.
Namacolin Woodlands Resort.
1001 Lafayette Drive,Farmington, Pa.
Summer and early fall rates range from $379/night mid-week to $459/night on weekends
Nemacolin just underwent a $30 million resort-wide renovation. The resort’s new Wild Academy is now the impressive headquarters for its extensive animal programs. Other amenities include a spa, two golf courses, a shooting academy, an adventure center, shopping, restaurants and lounges. Located 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Nemacolin is set on nearly 2,000 acres in the beautiful Laurel Highlands region of the Alleghenies.
The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark.
300 W Main St., White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Rates for two people begin at $238/night during the week and $278/night on weekends
To stay at The Greenbrier is to stay at one of the finest resorts in the world. Established in 1778 and surrounded by the wondrous and wild West Virginia span of the Alleghenies, this National Historic Landmark offers championship golf, fine dining, more than 55 activities, designer boutiques, a world-renowned mineral spa and a 103,000-square-foot gaming-and-entertainment venue.
The Omni Homestead Resort has hosted 22 U.S. presidents.
7696 Sam Snead Hwy., Hot Springs, Va.
Rates range from $200/night for a traditional room to $340/night for a suite
The Homestead makes up most of the city of Hot Springs, Va. Allegheny Springs, its on-site, family friendly water park, boasts slides, a lazy river, a sandy beach and more. If you prefer to stay on dry land, book a hiking tour along the Cascades Gorge, where you’ll be led and entertained by a naturalist through a series of beautiful waterfalls alongside a deep Allegheny mountain gorge trail. Or rent a mountain bike and take advantage of 100 miles of trails within steps of the property.
The changing leaves are at their peak during the first two weeks in October, just in time for the Fall Foliage Festival in Bedford, Pa. Celebrating its 51st anniversary, the event draws an estimated 70,000 visitors to Bedford over both weekends. Oct. 3-4, Oct. 10-11 (www.bedfordfallfestival.com)
Fallingwater, the home designed by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 and built partly over a waterfall in the Mill Run section of Pennsylvania. Listed on Smithsonian magazine’s list of “28 Places To See Before You Die,” Fallingwater was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. It’s the only major Wright house open to the public with furnishings, artwork, and setting intact. 1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, Pa., (724) 329-8501.