Hotels in Rural Pennsylvania
The inn, situated on 15 acres, was used as a hospital for Union soldiers. Appropriately, the hostess has a master’s degree in American history.
Escape from urban life at this lakeside retreat on 150 wooded acres two hours northwest of New York City, where hatha yoga sessions are followed by rounds of golf and wine tastings.
The 1815 property was once used as a Confederate hospital, but has since been updated with 18 guest rooms and a restaurant. Plank floors, country quilts, and wood-burning fireplaces send you into a cozy time warp.
Take in the view of five counties in the Laurel Highlands from a wooden rocking chair on the porch at the historic inn, dating to 1907.
Get your feet tapping to live jazz beats Thursday through Sunday evenings, where big names show up occasionally.
Kick back on the wraparound porch at the brick-front Lafayette Inn on College Hill, which evokes a clean, modern version of the Revolutionary War’s Georgian style.
The Majestic Chambre has inlaid-wood furniture and a double whirlpool bath, which can be drawn for you and floated with rose petals while you’re at dinner. All rooms are equipped with fireplaces, and, on a practical note, come with free WiFi.
A dramatic dark-shingled manor house set among colorful gardens of begonias, zinnias, and vinca, 125-foot-tall spruces, and one of the largest walnut trees in the area, the Gatehouse Country Inn preserves its 100-year-old past in four guest rooms, each decorated with period furnishings and delica
Stay within the ivy-colored walls of the Reynolds Mansion, built in 1885 by a banker and plush with sugar-sweet touches like cherub murals, spa tubs perched in the windows, and a billiard room inside a turret. Expect an intimate vibe: there are only six rooms spread throughout three stories.
Bradford was a boomtown in the state’s oil rush of the late 1800’s, and Clayton Glenville Dorn made a fortune extracting oil from long-abandoned fields (using a controversial method similar to fracking). Glendorn was the “oasis in the woods” created for his family in 1929.