Laurel Caverns

Laurel Caverns is a large natural calcareous sandstone cave located 20 miles west of Confluence.   Most of the passage ceilings in its three mile labyrinth are between ten and twenty feet high (many as high as 50 feet) with an average width of over twelve feet.  This makes it the largest cave in Pennsylvania.  The cave itself is situated beneath a 435 acre privately owned geological preserve.  Because this property is at the top of Chestnut Ridge, all of the water that enters the cave is pristine.

Because of its size, Laurel Caverns is also the largest natural bat hibernaculum in Pennsylvania.  In commitment to its preservation mission, the cave is closed during the primary months of the bat hibernation season, November through April.  The cave is essentially empty of bats from May through October.

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Ohiopyle House Cafe

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The Ohiopyle House Cafe has served many different items over the years but we’ve come to appreciate the importance of locally grown and organic foods. Our farm-to-table menu items debuted on our menu in 2014 and were extremely well receive and super popular. We are now proud to serve many items from local farmers. And when we can’t buy local, we try to buy organic. We serve locally roasted organic off from Old Linn Run Coffee Bean Roastery. We even serve locally brewed and organic beers. And don’t forget to try one of our fruit infused waters or cocktails!

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Stone House Inn and Tavern

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Get ready for a historic dining experience!
Serving since 1822 gives us a rich a history that not many current dining locations can match. Dine where business entrepreneurs, famous politicians, and thousands of travelers have enjoyed great food and great service perfected over the last 190 years!

Also don’t miss a stop at their butcher shop next door and pick up some quality meats and rubs for grilling at the house. STONE HOUSE BUTCHER & PROVISIONS.

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Rivers Edge Cafe

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Enjoy the casual elegance of the River’s Edge Cafe on the banks of the Youghiogheny River. Dine on the wrap-around porch overlooking the river, or inside the old-world 1890’s farmhouse. Long a favorite of bicyclists on the Great Allegheny Passage. Established in 1989, specialties include seafood, steaks, pasta, soups, salads and all your favorite wine and spirits.

Truly nothing beats this riverside setting. 

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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort restaurants

From the Nemacolin website:

Consider, if you will, a hierarchy of dining options: from European cuisine at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec to pub-style fare with burgers and billiards at the Tavern. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has gathered the very best and brightest to bring elegance to the special occasion, festivity to the family gathering or excitement to the nightlife lifestyle. No matter the preference, our Restaurant Collection is sure to satisfy and provide you with a memorable experience. Celebrate your culinary passion during your next visit to Nemacolin. With award winning chefs and restaurants, and home to the largest wine cellar in Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s dining options are a food connoisseur’s dream. Nemacolin provides weekly wine and gourmet events in order to provide you with an opportunity to experience world-class wines and dining. Wherever your taste may lead, find it at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Even if you don’t plan to dine at one of the fancy restaurants, Nemacolin is worth the visit. There is a pub for a more casual dining experience with a super cool gigantic fish tank. There are cute shops inside and original, famous artwork including a Calder mobile, paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec and Norman Rockwell on display. Nemacolin is situated about 20 minutes from our homes. 

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Lucky Dog Cafe

Lucky Dog Café is nestled in the beautiful river valley of Confluence, PA. This scenic region is home to the Youghiogheny River, which provides some of the best white water paddling in the country. Along the riverside is another wonderful treat called the Great Allegheny Bike Trail that runs from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC. We are fortunate to be located right next to both of these gems. Founded in 2004, our quaint little café is located on the bike trail and provides a comfortable setting for any appetite with a diverse menu that will appeal to everyone’s taste. Friendly wait staff, great beer selection, wifi, deck seating, live music (summer weekends) and dog friendly.

Lucky Dog is just down the street from the Tree and Riverhouse and a short walk from the Stonehouse. It’s a favorite of all of our guests!

Kentuck Knob by Frank Lloyd Wright

In 1953, Bernardine and I.N. Hagan purchased eighty acres in the mountains above Uniontown in Western Pennsylvania where their families had lived for generations. After falling in love with the home of their friends the Kaufmanns, Fallingwater, they telephoned Frank Lloyd Wright and asked if he would design a house for them. His answer was: “Of course. Come on out.”
At eighty-six, and hard at work on the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Beth Shalom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and about twelve residential homes, Wright said he could “shake it (Kentuck Knob) out of his sleeve at will” never even setting foot on the site, except for a short visit during the construction phase. This would be one of the last homes completed by Wright.

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Yoga with Yogi Wade

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm Wade Zinter offers a by donation 90 minute vinyasa style yoga class. Class is held in the Ohiopyle Community Center at 15 Sherman Street in Ohiopyle. Loose, comfortable clothing and a mat are all that you need. There are also mats available to use. Keep in mind that class is always different, but can be quite rigorous depending on your fitness level, so you may want to pace yourself, however, don’t let that keep you away. Wade is extremely helpful and accommodating and is always offering less challenging poses throughout the class.

Check out this article about the class.

The class goes on year round and you’ll find a dedicated, friendly group of local yogis to practice with.

Wisp Resort

Located in Maryland’s Garrett County and well known to skiers and riders in the Mid-Atlantic, Wisp Ski Resort is one of the longest running operations in the region. Located along Deep Creek Lake, Wisp boasts 100 inches of natural snow annually with 90% snowmaking on its skier and rider accessible terrain. 34 trails spread across 172 acres entertain skiers and riders on Wisp’s 700-foot vertical drop. Freestylers will find terrain parks for beginner through advanced to practice progressions on. 

Deep Creek, Maryland and the Wisp Resort are about 45 minutes from our homes. 

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