Fernwalk Cottage

Fernwalk Cottage


Cross country skiers!!! More snow is in the forecast!
Current cross country ski conditions at Laurel Ridge:
The Laurel Highlands of PA made the TOP 10 list for Best Destinations for Fall Folliage in the USA!
Enjoying some luxury at the beautiful Fernwalk Cottage minutes from Ohiopyle State Park. Gearing up for our final week of field work in the Laurel Highlands and Ohiopyle - this map is gonna keep you busy!

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 stoc

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All Earth Eco Tours offers connection to nature 04/18/2022

All Earth Eco Tours offers connection to nature

If participating with others or having experts guide you on an outdoor adventure is appealing, check out The Calhoun’s All Eart Eco Tours!


All Earth Eco Tours offers connection to nature FRIENDSVILLE — Started by Crede and Carol Calhoun, All Earth Eco Tours has been in business in Friendsville for more than two decades.


Do you have beautiful photos you took while visiting? Or, if you are planning a visit with your camera, consider this!

Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation's 2022 Photo Contest is open now through September with the theme of Clean Water & Forested Ecosystems!

Click the link below for category details and contest rules.

TrailGuide - Great Allegheny Passage 03/20/2022

TrailGuide - Great Allegheny Passage

The new GAP TrailGuide is available!

TrailGuide - Great Allegheny Passage Get the Official Guide to Traveling the C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage Now in its 18th edition, TrailGuide is the official, authorized guidebook for traveling between Pittsburgh and […]

Timeline photos 03/03/2022

Fallingwater opens Saturday!!!

Fallingwater reopens for interior tours this Saturday. We're so excited to welcome back visitors!

Senior Visitor Services Manager Lynn Miles says, "I love interacting with people from all over the world and being able to enrich their visits. Helping them to realize their expectations is incredibly rewarding."

As another busy season approaches, we highly recommend securing your reservations early so you can tour on the date and time of your choosing: https://fallingwater.org/visit/fallingwater-tours/

PACCSA webcam at Laurel Ridge State Park | Pennsylvania Cross Country Skiers Association 02/19/2022

PACCSA webcam at Laurel Ridge State Park | Pennsylvania Cross Country Skiers Association

Curious what’s going on at Laurel Ridge?


PACCSA webcam at Laurel Ridge State Park | Pennsylvania Cross Country Skiers Association PACCSA is a non-profit organization working to develop the sport of nordic skiing in PA and its tri-state region - ski lessons, trail maintenance, a youth team, webcams and races.


Be in awe!!!! If you aren’t comfortable to go alone, or have no idea where to go, contact the reliable and professional All Earth Eco Tours!

Morning has broken and it’s a beauty, beauty day. Be in awe.

Photos from Fernwalk Cottage's post 01/27/2022

Love the Laurel Highlands in the winter!!!


Welcome to Addison!


Seven Springs from above…

Bird’s eye view 😍

📷: @elliegall on Instagram


Welcome to the Laurel Highlands Melissa and Robert!

And, to our Fernwalk guests: Consider staying at the Hartzell House Bed and Breakfast for one of your next visits. Or, expand your group beyond Fernwalk to the Hartzell House! We have a wonderful relationship with them, which I trust will continue with this exciting transition through 2022 and beyond. ❤️

Meet Melissa Angelini and Robert Angelini, the new Innkeepers of Hartzell House Bed & Breakfast.

Melissa and Robert couldn’t be more thrilled to take ownership of the Hartzell House, and have dreamed of owning and operating a B&B for most of their lives. They both hail from large, blended families in NYC, and have lived in NJ for the past 17 years. They converted their former NJ home into an event host’s dream. Beautiful gardens and gorgeous antique furnishings made accommodating numerous weddings, graduations, birthdays and other large events over the years a pleasure. They bring this experience paired with their passion to continue the excellent food and hospitality that the Hartzell House has become known for.

Melissa is passionate about making personal connections, taking care of animals, creating new food experiences and transforming living spaces. She values making sure every space has just the right feeling and aesthetic and every meal is thoughtfully prepared with only the best ingredients. She’s known for taking a fridge full of odd foods and creating the most wonderful meal you have ever tasted. Melissa has learned and perfected many new interests throughout the years; such as floral design, event hosting, pet grooming, upholstery, antique hunting & cooking.

Robert is a Brooklyn, NY native and recently retired from his role of President from his family auto-transport business after 35 years of experience. Robert strives for excellence in anything he does, and has gotten his hands dirty remodeling many homes over the years. He spends his free time hunting, fishing and traveling. Robert also has a passion for cooking and preparing food, and his handmade Mozzarella is a fan favorite.

Melissa and Robert’s vision for excellence at the Hartzell House is an inclusive, cozy space for all to come together in friendship and laughter through food and community. They are committed to continuing the legacy set by the former Innkeepers, while evolving amenities to satisfy the contemporary traveler.

They are so excited to meet you!


Fat bike racing series in Garrett County . @dcabfun


May 6-7! Mark your calendar!

Welcome to the Cheat River Festival Revival!!!!

Mark your calendars for May 6th & 7th, 2022 and support a great cause at Cheat Fest.

Friends of the Cheat (FOC) has held this annual fundraiser along the banks of the mighty Cheat River for the last 27 years. The festival is FOC's biggest fundraiser of the year and celebrates a sense of community that knows no bounds.

Join us on the first weekend of May and enjoy local music, artists, food trucks, vendors, non-profits, races, kids activities, educational talks, and more!

Want to get involved? Volunteers are the backbone of any great festival. Check out our volunteer page to sign up now.

Vendor, Art Market, Nonprofit, and Volunteer registration is now open.
Check out www.cheatfest.org for more info.

History of the Great Crossings Bridge and Youghoigheny River towns 01/09/2022

History of the Great Crossings Bridge and Youghoigheny River towns

If you are curious about the history of this area and haven't seen what disappeared under Yough Lake when it was built, check this out... https://www.dailyamerican.com/story/lifestyle/home-garden/2019/01/27/history-of-the-great-crossings-bridge-and-youghoigheny-river-towns/43928517/

History of the Great Crossings Bridge and Youghoigheny River towns When Somerset County Grangers enjoyed their annual 7th degree banquet (a beef dinner) on Nov. 8, at the New Centerville and Rural Fire Department, they celebrated many members of the group having obtained that highest degree possible in The Order of Patrons of Husbandry. It’s a degree known as Cer...

Photos from Laurel Ridge XC Ski Center's post 01/08/2022

Photos from Laurel Ridge XC Ski Center's post


Snow!!!! :)

Below is the LATEST on the incoming winter storm. Overall little change in snowfall amounts outside making the mountains of northern West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania a little higher.
Expect a sharp snowfall gradient as you northwest of a Wetzel - Greene - Indiana county line.

Again, the snow will start around dinner time then crank up during the evening, especially in the mountains between 7pm - Midnight. It will taper off before daybreak. Wind will be light and it will be a dry snow. Snow rates this evening of 2"per hour are possible in the winter storm warning area.

Check our your forecast at weather.gov/ or visit our winter page at weather.gov/pittsburgh/winter


It’s going to be a good ski season!


3 days until. downhill skiing or snowboarding in the Laurel Highlands!

3 Days Until Opening Day!

Saturday – 8am* – 4pm
Sunday – 8am* – 4pm

❄️ Lifts open at 8am for season passholders only. All other guest access at 9am.

Slopes & Trails Open:

Fawn Lane
Phillips Run
Beginner Bowl
Arctic Blast (no park features)
Santa’s Beard (no park features)
Upper Lost Boy (park features)
The Alley (park features)


Polar Bear
North Face (closing at 3:30pm)
Beginner Bowl Carpet


Photos from Fernwalk Cottage's post 12/01/2021

If you like cheese, wine, bread, olives, and other gourmet treats, you must stop at Firefly Farms Market!!! They make the BEST goat cheese!!!!


Getting ready for our December guests!


Ohiopyle, PA


Goodnight, sleep tight, we’ll be making snow all night. 🌨


Snow! Hopefully the beginning of a beautiful white winter!

First snowman of the season! ❄️👏 ⛄️

Lizard Screaming Warning Orange Fleece Hat 11/12/2021

Lizard Screaming Warning Orange Fleece Hat

The perfect hat for hiking during any type of hunting season! Made at the highest standards by the people who make PURPLE LIZARD MAPS!!!


Lizard Screaming Warning Orange Fleece Hat Our fleece Lizard Hat has an embroidered Purple Lizard to help you make any spot a lizard spot! This super-soft, super warm hat is our favorite headgear when the temperatures start to fall and hunting season opens.

Thanksgiving — Little Crossings Pantry 11/11/2021

Thanksgiving — Little Crossings Pantry

Order Thanksgiving dinner or a portion of your dinner by 11/21:


Thanksgiving — Little Crossings Pantry Prepared by Chef Martin Galloway CEC in partnership with Savage River Lodge and The Cornucopia Café using homespun recipes. All you’ll have to do is heat it up, uncork the wine, and enjoy!

Thanksgiving — Little Crossings Pantry 11/05/2021

Thanksgiving — Little Crossings Pantry

TREAT YOURSELF for THANKSGIVING! PM me for a private "quote" for a WED-SAT (4-night) booking. Then, pre-order your dinner at:

Thanksgiving — Little Crossings Pantry Prepared by Chef Martin Galloway CEC in partnership with Savage River Lodge and The Cornucopia Café using homespun recipes. All you’ll have to do is heat it up, uncork the wine, and enjoy!

Eastern Continental Divide Loop 11/03/2021

Eastern Continental Divide Loop

What do you think of this VISION for a 150-mile bike/hike loop that would connect Garret County, MD with the GAP Trail at Meyersdale and Confluence, PA? ...Any thoughts or opinions? https://www.garretttrails.org/eastern-continental-divide-loop.html

Eastern Continental Divide Loop The Eastern Continental Divide Loop , designed to travel 150 miles through Garrett County MD, is named for its eastern leg running along the Eastern Continental Divide at Meadow Mountain. This...

Photos from Seven Springs's post 11/02/2021

Wishing the downhill and cross country skiers a wonderful season!!! ❄️🏂❄️⛷❄️


Fallingwater is hiring!

Home 11/01/2021


They DELIVER to Addison!!! Open 11-9 now, but may close at 8 during the slowest season.


Home Ohiopyle Bakery & Sandwich Shoppe was founded in 2011 and is located at 85 Main Street in Ohiopyle, across from the Main Falls parking lot.


🚨We will be parked at the church parking lot stop by and say hi and get some goodies!! 🚒


Way to go Addison Volunteer Fire Company and Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department! Thanks clearly go to every person who made this race possible - and to those who entered!

The Mt. Davis Gravel Grinder Fund was able to give out over $10K in proceeds this year!
Just dropped off a check to the Addison VFD for being such a gracious host again in 2021.
Thanks go out to The Addison and Salisbury VFD’s for flagging all of the crucial intersections plus the Somerset Ambulance Service who did an incredible job helping one of our racers this year.
Without all of these terrific people we would not be able to give you our best!

Happy Trails!
Dan & Shawna


This area has all sorts of surprises! If you are looking to explore near Confluence, consider visiting this antique shop!

Did you know we have vintage clothes?
We have so many different era's to choose from!
Come by Fri-Sun 11am-5pm


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