Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
What We Love
- 600 slots and 28 tables at the on-site casino
- A game reserve with black bears, zebra, tigers and hyenas
- The Aroma facial at the Woodlands Spa or child-friendly treatments at the Kidz Spa
- 36 holes between the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock and the traditional Links Course
- The hotel’s $45 million Hardy Family Art Collection
What To Know
- A $20-per-day resort fee includes valet parking, property transportation, fitness center access and more
- A maximum of two pets weighing up to 50 lbs each are welcome with a non-refundable fee of $150 per stay
- Some facilities (such as pools and lounges) are only available to guests of certain hotels on the property
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
In the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, the Nemacolin “resort experience” isn’t limited to dining and relaxation (although there’s plenty of that, too). Instead, think suspended treetop ropes courses and indoor-outdoor art galleries, a shooting academy, fly-fishing, horseback riding, skiing, oh, and kicking it with lions, tigers and bears (oh my). Cooking classes and wine tastings augment stellar culinary offerings with gentleman-style cigar lounges, cocktail bars and 28 tables of casino gaming for dessert. Guests can even be picky about where they sleep with three hotels within the resort-the grande dame Chateau, the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Falling Rock and the English Tudor style Lodge.
In the Area
The Laurel Woodlands have thousands of acres of hiking trails. Fort Necessity national battlefield, with 1700s history steeped in the French and Indian War, is an eye-opening starting point. If you’re looking for more unfettered adventure, head to Ohiopyle State Park for 20,500 acres of rugged terrain and white waters along the Youghiogheny River Gorge. Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fallingwater house, one of the country’s great architectural treasures, sits just 20 minutes from the hotel. After you’re done adventuring, treat yourself to the homestyle comfort fare of the nearby 1822 Stone House Historic Inn Restaurant.
How to Get There
This was our second Nemacolin visit. 12 years apart. We found the ambience and staff were fantastic. Unfortunately we had several bad situations during the visit.
These occurrences, however, did not ruin our time away. Nemacolin’s management met one on one with us and made no excuses. They took corrective actions and were more than generous in compensating us for the inconvenience
We would return and would recommend the resort to our friends and family.
We had a wonderful stay, celebrating a beautiful wedding. The Tavern had nice atmosphere. Service was fair. Cigar bar was a fun way to end the night. Service was outstanding! Our only challenge was the valet parking. Lots of room for improvement.
Very nice stay and hotel. But, it was not a AAA Five Star experience. Expired snacks in the room for purchase, coffee brought to the room look warm, mirror missing from wall, cards for the door never replenished, etc. ...The restaurants though had wonderful service and food.
From the valet who greets you by name, to the lobby bartender who is more than happy to talk about his craft, this place was service personified. Rooms are spacious, well appointed, and the hotel is a destiny in itself. So much to do.
If I had to nitpick, the deep tubs in the Chateau are hard to get in and out of. We were fine, but it would be challenging for some.
Can’t wait to come back again.
If you had one option for a getaway with your spouse, and you wanted to have everything taken care of for you, Nemacolin would be your smart choice. Summer or winter, the beauty of the property, array of activities and comfort of the guest rooms affirm your decision to make your way to Farmington. You will be spoiled at Falling Rock with a butler and dine on farm-to-table meals. The spa? Three stories and. . . . You just have to see it yourself. Lovely resort.