Give it a Rest: Unique Lodging in PA

For some, lodging is simply a place to rest weary heads between travel experiences – but many Pennsylvania hotels, lodges, and bed and breakfasts are truly destinations in themselves. So pack your overnight bag and get ready for a special adventure at one of these unique accommodations.

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Kid-Approved

The Hotel Hershey

Hershey

Family-friendly amenities at The Hotel Hershey® in Hershey include a complimentary shuttle to Hersheypark®, indoor pool complex, and a kids’ club with activities like cookie making, arts and crafts, and fun at the Children’s Garden Butterfly House.

Woodloch Resort

Hawley

Woodloch Resort is the best family resort in the Pocono Mountains. With more than 30 scheduled activities each day, amenities across the campus, as well as nightly, family-friendly entertainment, every hour is filled with fun.

One-of-a-Kind Accommodations

Red Caboose Motel

Ronks

Featuring accommodations in 38 refurbished train cabooses, a stay at Red Caboose Motel in Strasburg is truly unforgettable. Railroad-inspired fare and Lancaster County favorites are served at the motel’s eatery, which is housed in an original Pennsylvania Railroad dining car.

Duncan House Polymath Park Resort

Acme

Experience the artistry of Frank Lloyd Wright at the Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort in Acme, an excellent example of the lauded architect’s Usonian designs (his vision for affordable modular houses). You can rent out the entire 1957 home, which is nestled on Polymath Resort’s 100 wooded acres in the heart of the Laurel Highlands.

The Fulton Steamboat Inn

Lancaster

Enjoy the most unique Lancaster, Pennsylvania lodging experience at The Fulton Steamboat Inn. Book passage today aboard the Fulton Steamboat Inn and discover the same style and dedication to comfort and dining that made legendary riverboats famous! The Fulton Steamboat Inn offers three elegant decks of unique nautical and Victorian themed room types to choose from.

Historic Splendor

Mansion District Inn

Smethport

The 1891 Mansion District Inn in Smethport boasts exotic breakfasts with gourmet coffee, elegant Victorian furnishings, and a prime location in the heart of the Smethport Mansion District. Book the McCandless Executive Suite, which has a private theater room with surround sound.

Hotel Saxonburg

Saxonburg

Butler County’s Hotel Saxonburg, established in 1832, pays tribute to its roots by maintaining the property’s original Victorian decor in its restaurants and six guestrooms. German-born John A. Roebling – famously known for inventing wire cable and designing suspension bridges – founded Saxonburg the same year the hotel was built.

Lakeside Retreats

Fern Hall Estate

Clifford

Tucked on the shores of Crystal Lake, beautiful Fern Hall Estate in Clifford is an Upstate PA gem. Book the entire estate with family to enjoy the nine-hole golf course and the sweeping valley views of nearby Elk Mountain and Crystal Lake, a 45-acre spring fed private lake. You’ll also have a chance to view the working organic sheep farm operated by the Balfour family on the estate.

Lakeview on the Lake

Erie

Book a cabin, suite, or lakefront cottage at Lakeview on the Lake, Erie's only waterfront hotel offering spectacular sunset views. They are your relaxation destination, a romantic getaway with a heated outdoor pool and private beach access when you descend our grand staircase and walk along the natural shoreline.

Perfect for Couples

The Inn at Centre Park

Reading

Hand-carved woodwork, ornate plaster ceilings, and intricate stained glass accentuate the romantic ambiance at Reading’s The Inn at Centre Park, built in 1877. Nearby attractions include the Reading Pagoda and Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center.

Pocono Palace Resort

East Stroudsburg

Pocono Palace Resort in East Stroudsburg, one of three adults-only properties in the Cove Haven Entertainment Resort family, offers romantic escapes on private Echo Lake in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Bonding activities for duos abound, including bowling, mini golf, archery, tennis, bicycling, and basketball.

Next to Nature

Dillweed Bed and Breakfast

Dilltown

Dillweed Bed and Breakfast in Dilltown offers easy access to the 46-mile Ghost Town Trail, a multi-use trail that connects mining towns that once existed along Pennsylvania’s railroad corridor. Stay in Dillweed’s cozy Garden Suite, which has a small kitchen, living space, and private bathroom.

Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

Howard

Voted the #1 Eco-Lodge in the nation, the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is unlike any place else in the Pennsylvania state park system. With 16 overnight guest rooms and multiple meeting spaces, the inn offers sweeping lake views, comfortable modern accommodations and amenities, all within the natural setting of Bald Eagle State Park.

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