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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Definitely need to make reservations far in advance. We could not get into Letrec with a couple weeks advance notice. We thought we'd wait until we got there for some other reservations (like tours, etc.) because we wanted to play a few things by ear. That did not work - everything was booked. Even just going to the tavern for a quick bite required a wait. It seems like the facilities do not have enough capacity to accommodate all the guests.
A fabulous resort, a great place to celebrate any special occasion. The restaurant is phenomenal, you must try the seven course meal. Lots to do on site, golf, car museum, and many other amenities. The outdoor pool is very relaxing.
I must start out by saying I have visited three times because the property is beautiful and unusual with t The rooms at the Château are beautiful. The lobby is beautiful. With that said this last visit in March was terrible. Here are my issues. This time and each of the other times that I have been there, the spa is lovely, but the service Terrible. If you call even from your room you will be put on hold for an unreasonable amount of time. It is almost always impossible to book the appointments that you want, as they are never available. However upon arrival you will notice the spa is almost empty. This does not make any sense. Even though the spa is lovely a lot of the equipment is broken. The heating pad was even broken on the bed during my massage. I reported it but no one cared. The salon and the vanity area in the spa are missing a lot of the basic tools. There’s one hairdresser that is great there are several others that are terrible and have been fired or quit. The front desk staff of the spa is always busy doing who knows what but certainly not helping customers. The worst part is the nasty spa manager. She is one of the nastiest people that I have ever had the miss fortune to deal with in a customer service role. I have complained about her multiple times, other guest have complained about her multiple times. The woman is so nasty that she actually mocks the guests. A Spa should be relaxing, Due Do the check and staff that doesn’t care, Attendants that don’t care, A manager that is abusive to spa visitors, broken equipment everywhere including heating pads for the beds, lights in dark areas, toilets that won’t flush and have feces, this lovely spa from the outside is actually very stressful from the inside. Additionally The retail shops are in need of a makeover, they used to sell Lilly Pulitzer and have stopped. The Lily Pulitzer shop was a big draw for me, I shopped much less this last time. The toy shop is filled with a bunch of nothing, they really need help with purchasing. It is very hard to get a meal at Nemacolin. Laurtrec Used to be wonderful, but is not now. Basically the food everywhere is subpar. I don’t think they treat the animals well. It is not abuse, it is more neglect, kind of like they neglect the guests. There’s never anyone at the front desk, and they have no problem as they see you approaching just leaving. Again it is a beautiful amazing property, the lodge needs a redo. The ski and snowboard instructor’s are fabulous. However I am in shock and disbelief at how horrible the staff is at the spa, and the broken equipment, the broken lightbulbs, the mold, the toilets that are full of waste, and staff that doesn’t care.