Cabin or B&B with privacy within 4 hours of Pittsburgh
January 20, 2014 5:20 AM   Subscribe

We would like to go away in April to celebrate both a birthday and a wedding anniversary. Our ideal location would be a fairly nice B&B or resort that has either a private cabin or outbuilding, as well as proximity to hiking/the woods. Ideally within 3.5 to 4 hours drive from Pittsburgh.

Last year we stayed at the Inn at Brandywine Falls (near Akron OH) which was lovely - private space, directly on the hiking path, great breakfast. As lovely as it was though, we'd like to try someplace new this year.

We thought we'd hit the jackpot with the Glenlaurel (outside of Columbus) but they're booked solid our desired weekend. The Glendorn would be a major splurge for us, price wise (I'm thinking less than $350 a night for a private building). So right now our front runner is the Gateway Lodge, but there's something there that's just not hitting all of the marks for me (say, the Trip Advisor discussion about squirrels in the cabins).

In a perfect world, we'd have a romantic (clean, private) cabin, bonus points for a hot tub, and an amazing view of the woods, steps from a great hiking path. And the main lodge would have both a delicious hot breakfast, but also dinner options. Have you been any place like this and can offer suggestions? Help me save our anniversary!
posted by librarianamy to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Check out White Sulphur Springs, WV. You can check out the Greenbriar (expensive, but gorgeous.) The area is full of neat places to be in nature, and with the resort, the rooms are top notch. They have cottages, but they probably cost the earth. (check it out though, they may have a deal)

The Bunker is a thing I'd love to see.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:55 AM on January 20, 2014

If the resort aspect isn't necessary, these cabins near Morgantown are great. They have hot tubs and are right next to Coopers Rock State Park, which has tons of great hiking trails.
posted by MsMolly at 8:06 AM on January 20, 2014

Head to the Laurel Highlands. Plenty of hiking. End of april is when the caverns open. If you want the cabin (and can deal with not having the hot tub), try Leber's Log Cabins. If you want B&B feel with a jacuzzi tub, go with the Stone House Inn. Both are within spitting distance of Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and Ohiopyle.
posted by bfranklin at 8:55 AM on January 20, 2014

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