For Bethesda Magazine by Christine Koubek
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a popular 2,000-acre golf and spa destination in southwestern Pennsylvania, has invested $50 million in property enhancements since 2015. In addition to resort-wide room and rental home renovations, new perks include an adults-only pool and bar, a 32-person hot tub next to a fire pit, a 50-foot free-fall ride in a harness on the QuickJump attraction, and a second Pete Dye-designed golf course—Shepherd’s Rock, opening in July—that offers spectacular views from atop the Allegheny Mountains.
The resort’s 320 accommodations are found in five distinct types of lodging: Falling Rock, a luxury boutique hotel inspired by legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright; the Parisian-themed Chateau Lafayette (with a new presidential suite that cost $1 million to create); The Lodge, an English Tudor-style hotel; plus townhomes and luxury vacation homes. Also on-site: a five-star restaurant, a luxury spa, fly-fishing, zip-lining, off-roading in a Jeep, a wildlife nursery (check out the two-toed sloth) and more.
Rates begin at $259 per night.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort | 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington, Pennsylvania | 866-399-6957 | nemacolin.com