Come explore the wild and beautiful SOUTHERN LAUREL HIGHLANDS of Pennsylvania! Stay at the upscale 1650 sq. ft. 2-BR Fernwalk Guest Cottage located between Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Ohiopyle State Park, Youghiogheny Lake and Deep Creek Lake, MD.
CASUAL LUXURY IN THE SOUTHERN LAUREL HIGHLANDS! Are you looking for something a bit more plush than the ordinary vacation rental? Do you crave a peaceful and romantic retreat? You have found it in Fernwalk, an upscale, 2-bedroom, 2-bath house fully renovated and outfitted with your comfort and relaxation in mind. It is a tasteful blend of 1948, mission and prairie with Zen nuances. It's fully stocked with every necessity and modern convenience one might desire. Fernwalk is designed to offer a romantic and peaceful haven for adults.
we are now in PEAK COLOR SEASON!!!
pennlive.com Strange weather effects continue to delay prime leaf-peeping in Pennsylvania.
Wow! The Smith House In, in Confluence, has some great videos! Check them out.
We made a video this weekend to show you a side of Confluence that you may have not seen before.
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Who is up for the challenge?
Mark your calendar, July 28, 2019, our 8th year.
This is a fun view of Confluence, PA... 8 miles down the road from Fernwalk. Confluence is a town that is a must to visit for biking, hiking, fly fishing, lake fishing, dining, canoeing, camping, and more! The GAP trail runs right through town along the Casselman and Youghiogheny rivers, so rent a bike from Confluence Cyclery and have fun exploring! Upstream or down, either direction offers wonderful sites! Or, simply explore on foot.
Fernwalk Cottage's cover photo
This review came in today! It finishes by saying, "Beth, Thank you for creating this exceptional respite, memorable in so many ways." Thank you Kate and Tom! It was dear of you to write this.
It means the world to us when people write reviews after visiting Fernwalk. For some reason, we missed this one last year. Thank you Cathy!
yelp.com Absolutely beautiful accommodation; a lovely mix of updates and restored period touches in a peaceful part of the Laurel Highlands. Everything is so clean and lots of items provided above...
You can make this trail a multi-day hike along the top of the Laurel Highlands, or choose one section for a beautiful day hike!
Thanks to Bryon Powell for sharing this image! One of the many rock layrinths on the LHHT. This picture is from the Laurel Highlands Ultra - 2014.
Our peaceful little village appreciates history!
The Slides at Meadow Run in Ohiopyle State Park. This is within walking distance of the town of Ohiopyle and the park office next to Ohiopyle Falls. Or, there is the parking lot a the lower Meadow Run trailhead. From the parking lot, walk down the steps and you are at the slides! If you park at the upper trailhead, you can hike down to the slides, then hike back up the other part of the loop trail -- but it's a trail for hikers, not walkers. Be sure to hike up along the creek! it is beautiful!!! If the water is high or if there is ice or snow, be extra careful. Enjoy!
New logo. What do you think?
Nearby TOUCHSTONE CENTER FOR CRAFTS offers outstanding workshops facilitated by world class instructors -- from beginner to advanced, some for adults, some for children. If you love creating with your hands, check out this fabulous opportunity near Fernwalk! Sign up for a workshop while the family plays in the Laurel Highlands!
touchstonecrafts.org Call us at 724-329-1370 to learn more about our workshops!
ATTENTION CHEESE and WINE LOVERS!
Consider a paring at FIRE FLY FARMS less than 15 minutes from Fernwalk in Accident, MD. Reservations are required and so far the feedback has been 5-star! Their goat cheese is truly amazing!!! Or, you can pick up fresh bread, cheese, tapenade, artichokes, mushrooms, and some other gourmet treats for dinner to go, and enjoy it on the deck or in the dining room at Fernwalk! https://www.facebook.com/FireFlyFarms/
FireFly Farms was established in 2000 and is dedicated to the art of cheese making. FireFly's artisanal goat cheeses are made according to time-honored tradition - they are produced and ripened with handmade care.
Curious about fly fishing? Here is a 5-star local resource!
Do you enjoy cycling? Consider the GAP Trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, or you can continue all the way to Washington, DC! A parking lot is available 6 miles from Fernwalk at Harnedsville. It is also ideal for local rides or day hikes along the Casselman or Youghiogheny Rivers. Even when it's wet, the GAP Trail is good for walking or biking! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh6dbksYQiw
NOW OWN THE FULL-LENGTH DVD! Visit the Allegheny Trail Alliance here: http://www.gaptrail.org/store/proddetail.cfm?ItemID=67&CategoryID=3 Come explore the Gr...
While you are staying at Fernwalk, consider a 1st class canopy tour and zip line adventure at nearby Seven Springs!
This should be on your summer bucket list.
July 22, 2018 - The Mt. Davis Challenge! Fernwalk is booked, but the Hartzell House B&B may have some openings! https://www.visitconfluence.info/mtdavischallenge.pdf
If you have stayed at Fernwalk and would like to write a review, consider Google Maps! And to all who have reviewed Fernwalk at TripAdvisor, Facebook, Airbnb, or elsewhere - thank you! It is truly helpful to us and appreciated by potential guests.
google.com ★★★★★ · Alojamiento en interiores · 708 Main St
Once a year this peaceful little village attracts some unusual artists. One can’t help but smile while wandering around this fun and fascinating event... https://www.laurelhighlands.org/event/15th-annual-national-road-chainsaw-carving-festival/22026/
laurelhighlands.org The 2018 15th Annual National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival, managed by the Confluence Lions Club, will host chainsaw carvers from all over the United States and other countries. They will be carving, displaying and selling their carved items to the public. There were 39 carvers that participated l...
Cyclists! The Garrett County Gran Fondo is scheduled for June 23rd! And, as of today, Fernwalk is available for booking that weekend.
Reserve early, make it a long weekend, and combine it with some Laurel Highlands exploration!
Bob Carney Photography - Deep Creek Photos
Thrilled to announce we are now a Fallingwater Partner in Education! This program helps provide workshops, field trips to Fallingwater, and other valuable educational opportunities related to Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater, and architecture in general for school children in the region. https://www.fallingwater.org/visit/hotels-attractions-travel-information/lodging/
fallingwater.org From luxury resorts and bed & breakfasts to hotels, make your visit to Fallingwater comfortable with nearby lodging options.
Bear Run Nature Preserve, a part of the property on which Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater is located. And this great quote from the owner who entrusted the 1,543 acre preserve to the Western PA Conservancy in 1963:
"Such a place cannot be possessed. It is a work of man for man; not by a man for a man. Over the years since it was built, Fallingwater has grown ever more famous and admired, a textbook example of modern architecture at its best. By its very intensity it is a public resource, not a private indulgence."
- Edgar Kaufmann, jr.
Fernwalk Cottage's cover photo
Lucky Dog Cafe new menu! And, they are now open - Spring hours!
Check out our NEW menu!
Click the link to see the full menu!
Fernwalk Cottage's cover photo
Lynda Waggoner cared lovingly for Fallingwater these past 40 years. Thank you Lynda. You did a phenomenal job! https://pittsburghquarterly.com/pq-people-opinion/pq-profiles/item/1626-a-life-caring-for-fallingwater.html
pittsburghquarterly.com Lynda S. Waggoner is vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and director of Fallingwater. On the occasion of her retirement, we asked...
Have you taken great photos of the area? If so, consider submitting them to this competition. Consider submitting the GAP Trail, Fallingwater, Ohiopyle State Park, the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, or as a more general submission - the Laurel Highlands! Any takers? https://planningpa.org/about/great-places-in-pennsylvania-2/
planningpa.org The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is looking for Great Places in two categories: Great Public Spaces and Great Greenways/Trails. Great Places are unique, memorable places that work not only for their community, but as a model others want to emulate – places of exemplary...
Fernwalk Guide Book and Guest Book
Check out this wonderful breakfast option, and their yummy egg sandwich with spicy red pepper jelly! It was fabulous! https://fernwalk.wordpress.com/blog/
fernwalk.wordpress.com Casual Luxury in Pennsylvania's Southern Laurel Highlands near Fallingwater and Ohiopyle State Park
There is a shady end to this sunny deck!
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Parkview Grill, Confluence, PA - looking good!
It's not to early to book your long weekend at Fernwalk and to attend the Festival!!! ...May 19th!
Cross country skiers! It’s not too late to head to the Laurel Highlands! We have snow and perfect weather this weekend!
This will be our last and quite possibly our best weekend of the season!!! Open Friday- Sunday 9-5pm.
*keep your ticket stub and Sunday at 3pm we will draw for a 2018-19 season pass
[03/07/18] Have to share these amazing guest photos from February: https://www.facebook.com/paula.gregorowicz/posts/10214425730093498?pnref=story
YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED! Which of the following photos would you choose for marketing? (1) Outside w/Spruce, (2) Kitchen, (3) Living Room, or (4) Outside w/Hydrangeas.
Does one person in your party need to arrive later or leave earlier? You can take a shuttle to/from the train station, or to/from Baltimore! Check out this shuttle schedule that picks up only 15 minutes away! http://bayrunnershuttle.com/west/default.asp
bayrunnershuttle.com Airport Shuttle Transportation provided by BayRunner Shuttle is a shared-ride, door-to-door airport shuttle service from Western Maryland to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Amtrak Rail Station from Grantsville, Frostburg, Cumberland, Hancock, Hagerstown and Fre...
From Casselman Bridge; three bridges.
Cornucopia Cafe, Grantsville, MD
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Ahhh... it’s now time to relax. :)
Trail runners, check out this annual race that starts in Ohiopyle! Although the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail is 70.5 miles long, runners say it feels like a 100 miles!
Big water in Ohiopyle yesterday!
Ohiopyle Falls at 12’ and still rising. All waterways are over their banks. Please use EXTREME caution today! ***UPDATE**** The River is now at 12.9 feet that is 22,700 cfs or 169,796 gallons of water a second going over the falls!