Leisurely walks through scenic woodlands, sipping wine by a crackling fire, getting pampered with a soothing spa treatment—this is what a typical day looks like when you escape with your sweetheart to Gateway Lodge in Cooksburg, Pennsylvania. Surrounded by enchanting old-growth forests and located just steps from the wild and scenic Clarion River, this cozy lodge in northwest Pennsylvania is the ideal spot to relax and reconnect.
Take your pick from a range of accommodations, from plush rooms in the main lodge to secluded log cabins for even more privacy.
Each Luxury Suite boasts an impressive array of amenities to enjoy after a day of outdoor adventures: curl up next to the gas fireplace, soak in the fireside Jacuzzi tub or just take in the peace and quiet from the outdoor balcony.
In the two-story Luxury Cabins, make yourself at home with even more amenities: a loft bedroom, fireplace furnace, full kitchen, outdoor jetted tub, screened patio, hammock porch swing and an outdoor fire ring with Adirondack chairs.
For a romantic dinner experience, meander to the onsite restaurant and wine bar, where a farm-to-forest experience awaits. Fill up on creatively prepared seasonal dishes such as Berkshire pork chop with rosemary cider reduction, venison backstrap with juniper rub, and cedar-planked salmon with fresh vegetables. Everything is made from scratch, and the talented culinary team will happily accommodate special dietary needs, such as vegan and gluten-free. With the restaurant’s extensive wine collection, which has earned a place on Wine Spectator’s List of Excellence every year since 2008, as well as a full bar stocked with small batch liquors and craft beers, you’re sure to find something special to pair with dinner.
Need some extra relaxation? The Woods Spa offers a menu of indulgent massages using plant-based Aveda products. Book the Spa Romance Package as an add-on to your Luxury Suite, and melt away stress with a 60-minute massage for you and your partner, plus a bottle of champagne, chocolates and roses brought to your room.
Gateway Lodge really is just that—a gateway to the breathtaking natural scenery of Cook Forest State Park, located just south of Allegheny National Forest. Hike or mountain bike along forested trails, and marvel at the towering canopy of ancient hemlock and white pine trees in the Forest Cathedral. Fly-fish, kayak or canoe along the glittering Clarion River, or go for a horseback ride at a nearby stable or ranch. During winter months, explore the cross-country ski trails, or trek along powdery paths on snowshoe.
Whether you’re planning the perfect proposal, celebrating a milestone anniversary or just looking for some quality time with your special person, make a reservation for your romantic getaway today. Be sure to check the specials and packages to take advantage of seasonal deals offered throughout the year.