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The Grand Lodge at Nemacolin reopens after stunning renovations

Pennsylvania’s top golf resort collects two new industry awards amid luxe upgrades

Farmington, PA – The lap of luxury just became significantly more sumptuous and sublime as The Grand Lodge at Nemacolin, Pennsylvania’s premier luxury golf resort destination, recently unveiled its expansive and lavish renovation. The completely redesigned and re-imagined spaces inside The Grand Lodge offer a new level of design and refinement with elegant suites of all sizes, exciting dining options for every occasion, and world-class butler service.

Looking ahead to the 2024 golf and travel season, The Grand Lodge’s updated, elevated reimagining brings a must-see sophisticated touch to the playful, artistic glamour that makes Nemacolin so iconic. Upon arrival, a larger-than-ever porte cochère and fully accessible entrance welcome guests who step into the grand lobby and are immersed in an upscale interior with a striking split staircase and a cozy fireplace surrounded by lavish furnishings and decor.


“The original Nemacolin lodge (built in 1968) was a wonderful accommodation and a great representation of the historic property my father and I fell in love with and began to build together. The Grand Lodge marks an evolution in Nemacolin’s history.” said Nemacolin Owner and CEO Maggie Hardy. “Following our 35th anniversary, we began 'The Grand Reimagination,' which is a multifaceted approach to bring the future vision of the resort to life beginning with The Grand Lodge. The inspiration behind this project is to continue providing exceptional service within a new experience for our guests and members while simultaneously acknowledging Nemacolin’s rich history.”


A new standard of luxury awaits in the upgraded accommodations at The Grand Lodge. With 56 suites, there’s a layout for every party size — from a Junior Double Suite to an expansive, one-of-a-kind Penthouse Suite. Each room is complete with plenty of space, the finest finishes, and outstanding butler service. With all of that and so much more, guests will look forward to returning to their suite every night after exploring all of the exciting activities and dining experiences Nemacolin has to offer. The spacious suites are designed for ultimate comfort and inspiration and afford guests sensational views at every turn. 



The reopening of The Grand Lodge also marks the debut of several new dining options, each offering a uniquely exceptional experience.

The greatly anticipated Fawn & Fable is a farm-to-table steakhouse offering classic American fare cooked with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Every dish is cooked to perfection and plated with an artful finesse so the flavors are as exciting as the presentation. Plus, this restaurant is set in a magical space reminiscent of a fairy-tale castle.

A perfect spot to end the night, Circle Bar is a late-night hangout where master mixologists serve up lavish cocktails. Guests can enjoy theirs at the bar, take it to a table to enjoy it with the rest of their party, or head next door to The Study — a cozy spot for quiet and comfortable lounging.


A short walk away from The Grand Lodge in The Chateau, The Patisserie is a bright and airy spot inspired by Parisian pastry shops. Here, guests will find espresso drinks brewed to perfection, sweet treats crafted by a talented pastry team, and quick to-go bites sourced from artisanal partners.

For travelers wanting a luxury resort hotel with butler service, The Grand Lodge is the place to go. From the moment they reserve their stay, a dedicated team of butlers takes care of their every desire. On request, they’ll plan every meal, activity, and adventure to ensure the itinerary is filled with great fun and memorable meals.


A testament to the continually superb guest experience at Nemacolin, the resort recently garners garnered two coveted industry honors. The 2023 World Golf Awards named Nemacolin “North America’s Best Golf Hotel 2023.” World Golf Awards™ serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations. The worldwide voting runs from the start of each year with votes cast by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry as well as golf tourism consumers.

In Northstar Meetings Group’s 2023 Stella Awards, Nemacolin was named The Best Golf Resort in the Northeast. The Stella Awards are voted on and judged by meeting planners to recognize the world’s best hotels, airlines, convention and conference centers, cruise lines, destination marketing organizations and destination management companies.

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“As Nemacolin continues to be reimagined and improved in so many exciting and captivating ways, it’s important that our guests feel the resort’s history and the timeless charms that have brought them so may priceless memories,” said Managing Director Trey Matheu. “Maggie Hardy’s vision and commitment to giving our guests new and never-before-seen experiences is what makes each day at Nemacolin a brand-new adventure. We couldn’t be more excited for what lies ahead next.”

For more information on new The Grand Lodge and 2024 Golf Packages, visit

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Nestled among more than 2,200 scenic acres within the Allegheny Mountains and picturesque Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania, Nemacolin offers diverse and luxurious lodging options, including the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel; an impressive assortment of dining outlets, including the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Aqueous; and an expansive art collection for resort guests to enjoy. Nemacolin is home to two of the Northeast’s most lauded and scenic golf courses: Mystic Rock (a Golf Digest “Editors’ Choice” selection and past host of the PGA TOUR’s 84 Lumber Classic) and Shepherd’s Rock, both designed by the legendary Pete Dye and showcasing thrilling shot values and unforgettable natural panoramic views of the region. The golf experience at Nemacolin perfectly complements an adventurous, rewarding vacation that can also include a range of activities such as canopy tours, a ropes course, off-road Jeep adventures, fly-fishing, swimming, sporting clays and instruction, a wildlife safari tour, casino gaming at the Lady Luck Nemacolin casinoThe Casino at Nemacolin, and much more. The Zen-seeker may find serenity in the Woodlands Spa and Salon or balance at the Holistic Healing Center. Nemacolin also boasts a private airstrip and 35,000 square feet of space for meetings and special events, making this resort the ideal choice for everything from weddings to corporate retreats.