Duration: Three days and two nights
Treat yourself to a luxurious and tranquil getaway in the breathtaking Laurel Highlands and Pittsburgh, where you’ll find gorgeous scenery and architectural marvels. After a day of indulging at award-winning spas, enjoy an evening of unique dining and cultural performances at one of the region’s iconic theaters.
Situated on 2,000 acres in the Laurel Highlands, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is consistently recognized for superior customer service and luxurious accommodations. Spend the day at the Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin, rated a Top Ten Resort Spa in North America by CondÃ© Nast Traveler. The spa features a full-service salon, hydrotherapy tubs, aromatherapy oils and customized facials offering nearly 100 treatments.
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Prepare to be amazed at the next stop on this luxurious adventure. Named one of “12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world” by Travel + Leisure magazine, Fallingwater is a multistoried house that stretches over a 30-foot waterfall. This landmark is the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright house with its setting, original furnishings and artwork intact. Built between 1936 and 1939, Fallingwater is a National Historic Landmark and captured everyone’s imagination when it was... Read More >
Experience a five-star dining experience at Lautrec, at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. This restaurant has held the Forbes Five-Star and AAA-Diamond awards since 2009 and is one of 25 restaurants in the world to hold both honors simultaneously. Here, guests can experience European cuisine with the finest ingredients for a true luxury experience.Read More >
Aqueous offers a relaxed, yet personalized experience in a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired restaurant. Known for its unique in-house dry aging and on-site cutting program, Aqueous offers an experience that differs from the traditional steakhouse.Read More >
Built in 1907, the Historic Summit Inn Resort provides fine dining with scenic views. The resort’s original dining room, Mae’s, features a large fieldstone fireplace and a nostalgic atmosphere, offering everything from signature crab cakes and steaks to traditional pastas.Read More >
Named one of “America’s 10 most beautiful hidden gems” by Fox News, The Historic Stone House offers excellent, modern and traditional cuisine with a scenic backdrop of the Laurel Highlands.
From the luxurious Falling Rock boutique hotel to the comfort of your RV, Nemacolin’s six lodging options cater to everyone’s personal choice. Or stay at the Chateau Lafayette for a true luxurious experience that was inspired by the famous Ritz Paris in France, and is a tribute to the great hotels and resorts of Europe to make guests feel like royalty.Read More >
Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands region, guests are invited to escape the stresses of modern life and let the Inne at Watson’s Choice transport them to a relaxed time of days gone by. Begin the day with a delicious country breakfast in the rustic dining room and spend the day exploring the area’s rich history.Read More >
Spark your inner creativity at this unique three-season craft school located in Farmington, Pa., minutes from Nemacolin. Founded in 1972 as Pioneer Crafts Council, this is Pennsylvania’s only residential crafts school. Explore one of the many exhibits including ceramics, metals and blacksmithing. The center also offers workshops for those looking to enhance their artistic skills.Read More >
This next stop on your road trip is sure to help you unwind. Savor the experiences at the eight wineries dotted throughout the Pittsburgh suburbs and the scenic region of the Laurel Highlands. Known for being one of Pennsylvania’s premier wine trails, the Southwest Passage Wine Trail offers award-winning vintages and entertaining special events. Start off the trail at the Christian W. Klay Winery where nearly 100 varieties of grapes are grown to produce wine.Read More >
Hit the road 40 minutes north to one of Pittsburgh’s architectural jewels, Heinz Hall. This restored 1926 movie theater's architecture now serves as the backdrop for much of Pittsburgh's cultural activity and is known as the crown jewel of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The French Court-style venue is home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and featured musicals such as Ghost and Mamma Mia!Read More >
Owned by the famous chef with Pennsylvania connections, Lidia Bastianich, an Emmy® award-winning television host, this restaurant is sure to indulge your taste buds. Located in the Pittsburgh Strip District, the menu is modeled as a combination of Felidia and Becco and is Lidia’s first restaurant outside of Manhattan.Read More >
Casbah is one of Pittsburgh’s top dining destinations. Located in Shadyside, Casbah is known for the daily changing menu of Mediterranean cuisine and is dedicated to the best ingredients available to provide a fine dining experience.
Located in the heart of the downtown business district, the renowned Omni William Penn Hotel is a historic landmark elegantly renovated for the 21st century traveler that still retains its original 1916 charm. This hotel is just steps away from the Convention Center, sporting and cultural venues and a variety of shopping.Read More >
Stay a night in the last of the grand mansions on "Millionaires Row" while in Pittsburgh. The McCook and McCook Reed Mansions were built in the 1900s but are newly renovated to offer a luxury experience to its guests. Between the two mansions, you'll have the choice of 22 guestrooms and suites, as well as access to other common, dining, and fitness rooms.Read More >
Take in some culture and begin the third day of this luxurious road trip at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, the museum is one of four Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh and is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works of art from the 16th century to the present. Known as the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, the Carnegie Museum features more than... Read More >
Continue your cultural experience in downtown Pittsburgh by spending your evening at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, widely acclaimed for its classical ballet masterpieces. Enjoy shows including the Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Don Quixote with the orchestra.Read More >
Before you leave, take a step back in time on a century-old cable car to experience the best views of downtown Pittsburgh while riding one of the few remaining inclines in the country. The Duquesne Incline travels to the top of Mount Washington where visitors can enjoy fine dining at restaurants and snap a scenic photo to remember their trip on the observation deck.Read More >
Located on Mount Washington, Bella Vista Ristorante Italiano is known for having some of the best Italian food in Pittsburgh with a view of its scenic skyline. The restaurant is also known for providing some of the top wine labels that can satisfy even the most discriminating connoisseur.
Experience the ultimate dining experience with a panoramic view of Pittsburgh's famous skyline from atop Mount Washington. The restaurant's "Elevated Cuisine" was voted OpenTable 2014 Diners' Choice Top 100 Best Restaurants in America. Stop in for dinner at Altius to try their innovative, seasonal menu.Read More >
Experience the legendary work of Frank Lloyd Wright at the Duncan House, the only masterpiece of the legendary architect where visitors can stay overnight. Built in 1957 for Donald and Elizabeth Duncan, it was painstakingly disassembled in 2004 and moved from its original location in Lisle, IL to its present site. The Wright-designed Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort is nestled in the Laurel Highlands and is situated on more than 100 tranquil and scenic wooded acres.
Known for being one of the last homes completed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Kentuck Knob was designed on a hexagonal module. This one-story Usonian house is situated just below the crest of the hills to provide a dramatic and serene experience in the Laurel Highlands.
Enjoy a show at the Pittsburgh Opera, the cultural leader in southwestern Pennsylvania. Known for being the eighth oldest company in the United States, the opera house performs shows including Aida, Magic Flute, Dark Sisters and Paul’s Case.
One of America's top-rated bed and breakfasts, Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa offers the ultimate in luxury, pampering and unsurpassed hospitality. Located in Sharon, Pa., just an hour north of Pittsburgh, this 1890 Romanesque castle is steeped in history and romance. Guests can experience the life of America’s royalty in lavishly appointed guestrooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzis.
Tara — A Country Inn
Located an hour north of Pittsburgh in Clark, Pa., Tara — A Country Inn is inspired by one of the greatest movies of our time, “Gone with the Wind.” Tara is, in a real sense, an embodiment of the Old South, and although it’s located in the "North," the inn offers a lasting impression of southern hospitality and a chance to enjoy the luxuries of a bygone era. The inn also includes a virtual museum of Civil War and “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia and antiques.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
The Victorian style "crystal palaces" at the Phipps Conservatory have educated people on the importance of plants since 1893. Its unique design was nominated as Designer of the Year at the 2015 International Landscape Design Awards. From bonsais to orchids, there is so much natural beauty to behold. Not to mention, the numerous acknowledgements the conservatory has received for its innovative green technology instituted in its Center for Sustainable Landscapes.