A long weekend getaway doesn’t have to involve major mileage with a location close to Pittsburgh. Just pick a stunning setting in which to adventure or entirely unplug. We’ve found some homes-away-from-home and well worth the short trek.

Weekend Getaways Close to Pittsburgh

Bavarian Inn Resort and Brewing Company

164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV

Many of these 72 luxury rooms with gas fireplaces and whirlpool baths offer Potomac River views. Savor the property’s European-inspired spaces before strolling the charming streets of Harpers Ferry.


Lisbon, Ohio

Soak up the tiny cabin trend at the Beaver Creek outpost of this laid-back concept that requires minimal prep and facilitates nature immersion. Revel in quiet time to recharge in nearby state parks and DIY campfire cooking under the stars.

The Lodge at Glendorn

1000 Glendorn Dr, Bradford

Cozy into this family estate in the Allegheny National Forest where history meets luxe amenities, from a well-stocked wine cellar and The Forest Spa to hands-on activities like cooking classes. Chef Glen Haick’s food is always superb.


1001 Lafayette Dr, Farmington

It’s clear why this 2,200-plus-acre property in the Allegheny Mountains has been a Western PA luxury mainstay since 1987. Highlights range from decadent Woodlands Spa services to scrumptious on-site feasts. Don’t leave Fido behind: pamper your furry friend down the road at the Nemacolin Woodlands Pet Resort & Spa.

The Ohiopyle Treehouse 

Laurel Highlands

Use unique cabin alternatives like this one (or the nearby Ohiopyle Hobbit House) as a jumping-off point to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Ohiopyle State Park.

The Pinnacle A-Frame

Logan, Ohio

Enter “luxury A-frame treehouse” into your Hocking Hills Airbnb search to find a design-forward oasis such as this one overlooking a 20-acre meadow. Nearby, discover the surprising splendor of southeast Ohio’s caves and trails.

Story by Corinne Whiting / Photography by The Pinnacle A-Frame

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