You are in the middle of planning your vacation to the Laurel Highlands, and regardless of how exciting it is, it also has its fair share of stress. Relax! We’re here to help you decide what’s worth seeing. If you’re on a romantic getaway or visiting with your family, a great activity is to visit the Rockwood Mill Shoppes! Between entertaining shows, delicious restaurants, and unique shopping options, this facility has something for everyone. Don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide before making your travel arrangements! Our guide has recommendations for local museums, events, restaurants, outdoor activities, and more.
Discover All the Amazing Things You Can Do at Rockwood Mill Shoppes
The Fascinating History of Rockwood Mill
There are so many things to see and do at the Rockwood Mill Shoppes, and there’s a lot of history hidden behind the walls! Originally built as a lumber mill, Rockwood was refashioned as an opera house in 1904 and hosted performances for locals. The generosity of Penrose Wolf, a Rockwood native, made it possible for rural people to discover a wider world through entertainment. The rise of motion pictures and his death in 1921 forced the opera house to close.
In 2000, for the first time in over 80 years, the doors of Rockwood Mill opened thanks to the dedication of a history lover. Now, Penrose Wolf’s legacy can live on and entertain people again.
The Opera House
Ready to experience the greatness of the Opera House at Rockwood Mill Shoppes? Before you make the trip, you should know that it’s an all-inclusive experience. You can participate in a wine tasting 30 minutes before the show begins and enjoy a fully catered dinner. There’s no need to worry about a thing; just book the show you want to see! The Opera House offers a variety of performances like folk, country, and rock concerts as well as holiday specials. Make sure you take a look at the schedule to see what’s playing during your visit.
A Variety of Shops
How could we forget about shopping? Indulge in a little retail therapy while visiting the Rockwood Mill Shoppes! You can find treasures in numerous antique stores including furniture, glassware, and other goodies. Bring back delicious baked goods, or stop and grab a bite while you’re there! The Shoppes offer homemade soups, pizzas, and fresh sandwiches every day.
Find Peace and Tranquility at Oak Lodge
Here’s a secret for you: our stunning accommodations are perfect for your next Pennsylvania adventure! You can breathe in the fresh air of the woods, listen to birds chirping right outside your window, and finally reconnect with nature the way you’ve always wanted!
For a unique lodging experience, book one of our cabins! You can take a hot shower in your private bathroom and snuggle by the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee (yes, you have your own coffeemaker, too!). After a delightful night’s sleep in the luxurious king bed, join us in the main inn where a fresh breakfast awaits. Don’t forget to try our maple syrup; we make it right here on the property!