The Laurel Highlands




Southwestern Pennsylvania offers the ultimate retreat for those who want to escape the hustle & bustle of city life to go on an unforgettable adventure. With more than 3,000 square miles & 3 counties to explore, you’ll find a wide range of activities to make your getaway the ultimate escape. From the snow-covered slopes in the winter to the pleasant climate in the summer & the colorful foliage in the fall, our mountains provide beauty all year round!

Explore the Highlands

The Laurel Highlands is the ideal playground for adventurers & outdoors lovers. If you wish to reconnect with nature while having fun, you really can’t find a better spot than our gorgeous Pennsylvania region.

Stahlstown & Donegal 

If you love hiking, then you’re in luck! The Stahlstown & Donegal area, where Oak Lodge is located, is an easy trek off property for adventurers. Start your day by hiking along the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. If you are visiting in the winter and wish to enjoy seasonal sports, head over to the Seven Springs Mountain Resort or Laurel Mountain State Park and go skiing! Need a quick refuel for your outdoor activities? Hit up our favorite caffeine spot, Silver Horse Coffee.


If you’re a history buff, then the Ligonier area is where you want to go. The Laurel Highlands was a flourishing area even before 1776, playing an important role in the French & Native American War. Learn more about the rich history in our area by visiting the Fort Ligonier MuseumLincoln Highway Experience or the Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum.

We like to refer to this charming town as our own Hallmark movie set! Visit the Diamond for shopping, dining, entertainment & events. Check in with the Chamber for local happenings on your next stay.

Somerset County

If you’d rather take it easy during your vacation & enjoy some well-deserved retail therapy, then the antique stores in Somerset are perfect. Within each of them, you’ll learn a little more about our history, & you can take a piece of it home with you! Check out 1806 Uniques & Antiques, Merchant Village, Somerset Galleries & more. Enjoy some thrifting-retail therapy, then go sip on local wine at Glades Pike Winery. We recommend driving to the numerous historic covered bridges from the 1870s & 80s on your way back. It makes for a scenic road trip!

Fayette County 

If you’re part of the niche that loves architecture, you are well-aware of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Did you know you can tour two of them in our area? Near Ohiopyle, you can take a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright House on Kentuck Knob & discover the famous Fallingwater home just 20 minutes away! It’s by far one of our favorite Laurel Highlands activities. 


We didn’t forget about art lovers. To get inspired & browse local galleries, head over to Greensburg. Visit the Westmoreland Museum of American Art to view regionally & nationally acclaimed artwork or Stopwatch Gallery for unique pieces. Purchase tickets & catch a show at the circa 1926 Palace Theatre. Enjoy more opportunities for shopping, dining & coffee shops throughout town.

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