From 6 accommodation options, spa, golf, the Wildlife Academy, a choice of pools and children's programs, the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Southwestern Pennsylvania is a family weekend getaway that's all about choice. The resort is situated on 2,000 acres with 36-holes of championship golf, a 140-acre sporting facility and an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing school. The Adventure Center offers many fun activities for the whole family, including an animal nursery where you can see tigers and black bears. There is also horseback riding, daily art tours of the multi-million dollar Hardy Family Art Collection, cooking classes, wine tasting and 14 boutique shops.
Head to the indoor Kidz Pool, just three feet deep, with your younger children. Or play on water slides at the Paradise Pool. Children have many programs available to them, although some may be seasonal. Choose from full day and half day sessions filled with supervised activity and entertainment. Kids ages 4 through 15 have the most options, including Summer Olympics, day at the beach, the great outdoors and other themed programs.
Get away for a well-deserved treatment at the Nemacolin Spa which offers nearly 100 treatments and services, including Hydrotherapy tubs, aromatherapy, customized facials, body wraps and more. Kidz Spa is open to children ages 5-15, offering manicures, pedicures, salon cuts and styles, massages and facials. The spa for children combines relaxation with learning, a fun combination on a family weekend getaway.
The WildSide entertainment emporium can keep the whole family entertained for hours on end with its eight lane bowling alley, 65+ arcade games, pool tables, sports bar, climbing wall, exotic bird habitat and a miniature train display.
Accommodation options at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort range from the AAA Four-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel with 24-hour butler service and 42 luxury rooms and suites, to the affordable Maggie Valley RV Park with 20 spaces. Chateau Lafayette, inspired by the Ritz hotel in Paris, is home to the $45 million dollar Hardy Family Art Collection. Families who want the option of preparing their own meals on vacation can rent a Townhome with a full kitchen or one of the Luxury Homes. Doubles at Nemacolin start at about $340.