Gateway Luxury Suites are perfect for a romantic getaway stay, a "self pampering" weekend, an active Cook Forest outdoor experience, or a quiet, inspirational time away.
Each suite features a gas fireplace with fireside Jacuzzi, a spacious bathroom with dual sinks, a sofa and mini-fridge.
Most rooms have king-sized beds and private balconies, yet do not include a television.
If this is important to the enjoyment of your stay, please make a special request for a Suite with a TV upon reservation.
Lodging in our suites includes a gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay, a snack basket, afternoon tea and snack, plush robes, and toiletries.
On Friday evenings, a wine and appetizer reception replaces our afternoon tea and provides an opportunity to sample great wines from Gateway's wine list.
Check-in is from 4-9 pm on day of arrival.
Check-out is by noon on the day of departure. Please review Gateway's Reservation Policies before making a reservation.
November through September
Upcoming Specials & Packages
* 2-night minimum on weekends. Rate excludes taxes and a $10 housekeeping/breakfast service charge per day. On holiday weekends, rates are subject to change. Please call for information.
Gateway Lodge Weddings
You want your wedding to be a simple, stress-free celebration, and that's where the Gateway staff shines!
Our warm hospitality and attention to detail makes Gateway a great wedding destination. Whether you choose to share your special day with a small group of family and friends, or you want a larger gathering to help celebrate your special day, Gateway Lodge is the perfect choice. We can serve up to 175 guests with an outdoor reception and from 40 to 100 inside the Lodge; "prix fixe" menus and bar services make everything clear and upfront with no surprises afterward.
A package for two guests (may add up to 10 guests).
You've decided on an intimate wedding with just the two of you. So, the day begins with his-and-her massages.
Later, you join the officiant and a witness in your choice of scenic settings, like our Great Room, for your marriage vows. After you enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner and intimate conversation, the two of you retire to your room appointed with champagne, roses and a basket of pampering Aveda soaps and lotions. It's a no-fuss wedding and honeymoon wrapped up into one!
Elopement Package includes...
Two nights in a Fireside Jacuzzi Suite, Massages from The Woods Spa, Breakfast Each Morning, $75 Dinner Credit for Each Evening (excludes bar), Roses, Champagne and Truffles in Room, Complimentary Aveda Spa Products, Boutique Wedding Cake, Use of Great Room or Patio for Ceremony at 3pm, and Assistance with Officiant Arrangements
$995/couple + tax and gratuities (officiant fee not included)
Contact an Events Coordinator at 814-744-8017 to reserve the Elopement Package. Package may be reserved up to three months in advance. You may choose to include up to an additional 10 guests to attend your ceremony and wedding dinner.
Wedding Weekend Package
a package for 40 guests (may add up to 175).
Celebrate your union with a wedding and reunion of your favorite people all wrapped into a 2-night, 3-day weekend celebration!
Friday evening, arrive to a welcome reception in our Great Room with complimentary wine and appetizer. As evening falls, retire to Luxury Suites, each with a two-person Jacuzzi and a romantic fireplace. Saturday morning, awake to breakfast in our cozy log cabin dining room. Guests can venture outdoors to hike the Cook Forest Cathedral, float down the Clarion River, or stay in and enjoy a massage at our on-site spa. With late afternoon comes your ceremony as everyone gathers to support your union. Your "I do's" and everyone's congratulations are followed by a wedding dinner in our intimate dining rooms. The celebration continues through the evening with gatherings in our Great Room, at our Small-Batch Bar, in our Billiards Room or around a glowing campfire. At the end of the night, drift away to your nearby Suite. Awake the next morning to finish your weekend with a couples massage in The Woods Spa followed by breakfast with your friends and family.
The Wedding Weekend Package includes...
Full Rental of Main Lodge: 23 Suites and 4 Gallery Rooms Exclusive use over Common Areas and Restaurant Saturday to Sunday morning Use of Great Room for Ceremony or Reception on Saturday Use of Outdoor Lawn Area for Ceremony or Reception on Saturday Breakfast both Mornings for 40 people (for additions, upcharges apply) Dinner Saturday night (for additions, upcharges apply) Wine and Appetizer Reception on Friday One Massage Each for the Bride and Groom
For additional package inclusions, menu details, and pricing, please schedule a tour with our Wedding Coordinator by calling 814-744-8017 (x505). Now taking Reservations for 2018/2019!
Guest Reviews of Gateway Lodge
Joan Rudenski, Mother of the Bride
Thank you so much for helping me give my daughter the wedding of her dreams! Dating back to the early 1980?s, this has been a very special place for our family. The wedding was exactly as we wanted it to be — vintage, rustic, and very, very elegant. You and your staff were so helpful, yet, at the same time, very professional. It made what I had to do so easy! I will always appreciate your attention to detail as to our needs and wants. You did a beyond fabulous job! Everything (food, accommodations, and ambiance) went far beyond the normal. Our guests were dumbstruck! (and appreciative)
Thank you so much for making our wedding weekend perfect. Your attention to detail, friendliness, and accommodating attitude was top notch. It is clear you have a passion for what you do, and we are so happy we chose the Lodge for our special day/weekend. Billy and I can't say enough about the atmosphere and staff at the Lodge. We already made reservation to return and have the Lodge photo in our home! We know we will have many more memories there in the future.
Danielle and Michael
To the fantastic staff at Gateway Lodge for making sure we had a great wedding weekend. To Jody, for your help in planning and making sure everything went smoothly, To John, for the delicious food. To Jason, for keeping the drinks flowing. To Jackie and Deana, for making sure our guests had everything they needed. And to the rest of the staff, for being so friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back!
Gateway Lodge provides the perfect setting for work and pleasure. Our conference center includes a reception area, meeting room with projection board, porches, and a fully functional kitchen. The center comfortably accommodates a group of up to 40 guests. Nestled among hemlock and white pine, the hand-hewn log construction of the lodge’s facilities offers the warmth and charm of simpler times. A natural, rustic atmosphere, coupled with unparalleled service, Gateway Lodge provides the ideal setting for your next corporate retreat.
Overnight Retreat Package
Recreation / Event Coordination Full use of Conference Center Luxury Suite Accommodations Three meals for Single Night Stay Six meals for Two-Night Stay Standard AV Equipment with Easel Wireless Internet in Meeting Room Afternoon Break with Baked Goods Beverages Replenished Continuously.
(per person for 2 nights)$399.00
(per person for single night)$225.00
Full Day Retreat Meeting
Full use of Conference Center Standard AV Equipment with Easel Wireless Internet in Meeting Room Breakfast with Coffee, Tea & Juice Afternoon Break with Baked Goods Lunch with choice of two entrees Beverages Replenished Continuously.
(for Meeting Room Ren)$250.00
Not just a Conference Center
Rent the meeting room, with is radiant-heated floors, for Yoga Retreats. Or host a cocktail party, group movie night, baby shower, or even a fundraising event...the possibilities are endless. Contact an event planner at firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea. We'll be happy to help.
Gateway Lodge Restaurant & Pub
Dine In An Atmosphere Of Hand-hewn American Chestnut Walls And Walnut Sapwood Tables, With A Fire In This Historic Lodge's Original Hearth.
A Farm to Forest Dinner Experience
Engage your senses with in-season, fresh foods creatively prepared, and sustainably sourced. Complement your dinner with a bottle of wine from our award-winning wine collection. Recipient of 2009–2017 "Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence," the Gateway Collection highlights the major wine growing regions of the world, featuring representative wines from each, with a range of varietals, vintages and price points. A dining capacity of 75 allows for intimate celebratory gatherings.
Recipient of 2009–2018 Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence
The Gateway Collection highlights the major wine growing regions of the world, featuring representative wines from each, with a range of varietals, vintages and price points. Our objective is to complement our menu with sensational and reasonably priced wines, introduce our customers to exciting and sometimes unusual wines, providing outstanding selections for the discerning drinker and great values for the casual drinker.
Breakfast for our Inn Guests – Suite and Gallery Room Guests are warmly greeted with complimentary breakfasts featured for that day. Guests are encouraged to notify our culinary team of any dietary restrictions prior to their reservation. At check-in, please reserve your breakfast seating time. Cabin guests are welcome to join us for breakfast for a $15 per person charge. Breakfast is not open to the public at this time.
Dinner & Bar
Open to Public from 5pm–9pm, Tuesday–Saturday. Closed Mondays and Sundays.
Gateway Lodge Dinner Menu
Portobello Sliders with Pepita Pesto
Grilled Portabella Mushrooms on a Toasted Ciabatta Bun with a Pumpkin Seed Pesto Topped with Micro-greens and Tomato.
Grilled Romaine Salad (gluten-free)
With shaved Ricotta Salata, Avocados and Scallions, and Champagne Vinaigrette.
Roasted Red Pepper with Basil Infused Olive Oil (gluten-free)
Roasted Red Pepper topped with Chihuahua Cheese from Galicia and fresh Basil.
Grilled Salmon Tacos (gluten-free)
Wild-Raised Salmon grilled and topped with an Avocado Salsa, Cabbage Ribbons and Chihuahua Cheese, served on a Corn Tortilla.
Guacamole Deviled Eggs (gluten-free)
A Favorite Comfort Food blended with our Guacamole Recipe featuring Local Herbs and Eggs from Grubers Farm.
Fresh Greens Salad (gluten-free)
Local Greens and Vegetables with your choice of House Made Dressings.
House-Made Tagliatelle Pasta, Local Corn & Goat Cheese
House-Made Pasta topped with Chantrelles, Allegheny Chevere, local Scallions and Corn.
Cracker Crusted Walleye
Lightly Crusted Walleye Fillets served with Almond Basmati Rice and Seasonal Vegetables.
Zucchini-Gruyere Stuffed Chicken Breast (gluten-free)
Pan Seared Chicken Breast stuffed with Organic Zucchini and Gruyère Cheese stuffing served with Almond Basmati Rice and Seasonal Vegetables.
Vegetarian Walnut Burger Lasagna (vegetarian)
Red Pepper Portabello Sauce, Ricotta and Mozzarella topped with Basil, served with Fresh Greens Salad.
"Farm to Forest" Feature
Ratatouille with Shaffer Farms Venison Sausage served with Grilled Sourdough Bread.
Cedar-Planked Salmon (gluten-free)
Wild-Raised Salmon smoked on a Cedar Plank served with Almond Basmati Rice and Seasonal Vegetables.
Venison Backstrap with Juniper Rub & Gin Glaze (gluten-free)
The "Filet Mignon" of Venison garnished with Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms served with Potato Crisp and Seasonal Vegetables.
Pasture Perfect Featured Steak (gluten-free)
Locally Sourced, Sustainably Raised Beef served with Potato Crisp and Seasonal Vegetables. *Ask server for pricing.
Vegan Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Dark Dense Chocolate Cake with Homemade Peanut Butter Frosting
Deb's Maple Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie made with Local Maple Syrup served with a Whipped Cream.
Sugar Donuts with Blackberry Thyme Jam
Simple Sugar Donuts made fresh to order with our Housemade Jam.
Sweet Corn & Black Raspberry Ice Cream
Fresh Black Raspberries, Local Corn, Honey, and Cream Cheese.
Apple Almond Cake with Coconut Cream (gluten-free, dairy-free)
Delicate German inspired Apple Cake served with Coconut Whipped Cream.
T A S T E O F T H E W I L D S T A S T I N G
Five delicious courses of cuisine sourced locally from the PA Wilds with optional wine pairings from Gateway's award-winning list. $60 per person, $120 per couple | $25 per person for wine pairings
Roasted Red Pepper with Basil Infused Olive Oil
Roasted Red Pepper topped with Chihuahua Cheese from Galicia and Fresh Basil
Wilted Spinach & Butternut Salad
Baby Spinach topped with Spicy Butternut, Red Onion, Cranberries, Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese
Beef Chili Conchiglie
Homestyle Chili with slight heat featuring Pasture Ground Beef served over Organic Italian Pasta
Choice of Venison Backstrap with Juniper Rub & Gin Glaze OR Cedar-Planked Salmon
Venison: The "Filet Mignon" of Venison garnished with Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms served with Celeriac Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables. Salmon: Wild-Raised Salmon smoked on a Cedar Plank served with Baked Sweet Potato and Seasonal Vegetables.
Deb's Maple Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie made with Local Maple Syrup served with Whipped Cream
Gateway Rustic Cabins
Escape to the quiet of the woods for a weekend or a week-long stay in one of our six cozy, rustic cabins, each with an outdoor fire ring and picnic area. Cabins sleep from two to six persons. And most include kitchens and comfortable living rooms. Linens are provided. All cabin with kitchens include cooking utensils, tableware and serving dishes. 1/8th cord of firewood is also provided as part of your stay. Additional firewood may be purchased at Main Lodge. While our cabins are not air-conditioned, they are shaded by surrounding trees. When you stay at a Gateway Cabin, prepare to disconnect from being easily accessible as cabins do not have WiFi, cell phone reception or telephones in them. While some love being away from their phones, we are happy to provide a phone at the lodge in case you need to use one. Please also prepare for possible encounters with our woodland creatures. While utmost care goes into the maintenance of our facilities, on a rare occasion a mouse or squirrel may come for a visit. And bear, raccoons, and deer have been known to go grazing through our woods.
Cabin One (Sleeps Six)
Two-bedroom cabin with three double beds. Includes wood-burning fireplace, stove, fridge, and shower.
Cabin Two (Sleeps Four)
Two-bedroom cabin with two double beds. Includes wood-burning fireplace, stove, fridge, and shower.
Cabin Three (Sleeps Two; Adults Only)
One-room cabin with a king-sized bed. Includes gas fireplace, whirlpool tub, bar fridge, microwave, and shower. No kitchen or kitchenware.
Cabin Four (Sleeps Six)
Two-bedroom cabin with two double beds upstairs and a bunk bed downstairs featuring a full size bed. Includes wood-burning fireplace, kitchen with stove and fridge, and 1.5 Bathrooms.
Cabin Eight (Sleeps Two)
One-room cabin with a single double bed. Includes wood-burning fireplace, kitchenette, and bathroom with pedestal tub.
Currently under construction to be handicap accessible.
Gateway Luxury Cabins
Escape to the serenity of Cook Forest for a weekend or a week-long stay in one of our newly-built Luxury Cabins. Showcasing exquisite hardwoods and reclaimed materials, plush linens and pampering amenities; it's the cabin you've been searching for. When you stay in a Luxury Cabin, prepare to disconnect from the world as there is no mobile reception, television or phones in them. While some love being away from their phones, we are happy to provide a phone at the lodge for your use.
Luxury Cabin 5 & 6 (Sleeps Two)
Two-Story Luxury Loft Cabins for a couple wanting a romantic hideaway. The layout of each cabin is inclusive of a Living Room, Kitchen, Loft Bedroom, Screened Back Porch, and Upstairs Balcony. Highlights include a Reading Nook, Dual-Headed Shower, Gas Log Furnace, Outdoor Jetted Tub, Hammock Porch Swing, and Outdoor Fire Ring Patio. Amenities include a kitchen stove/oven, microwave, toaster, kitchen supplies, firewood, full-size stainless steel refrigerator; and air conditioning.
Gateway Retreat Cabins (Black Bear Cabins)
Ideal for a family or corporate retreat, Black Bear Cabins, our sister property, features four cozy, well-appointed Retreat Cabins featuring wood burning fireplaces, TV and Wi-Fi, private decks, outdoor campfires, picnic areas, and secluded scenic views. Here, you'll find plenty of reasons to venture outdoors. Float down the Clarion River. Hike along ancient growth trails in Cook Forest. Or climb boulders at Clear Creek State Park. And if you're lucky, spot a Black Bear along the way.
Cabin 1 (Sleeps Four)
Two bedroom cabin with a large queen bed in each room. Includes a fully-equipped kitchen, and living room. Has forced air heating and a wood burning fireplace.
Cabins 2, 3, & 4 (Sleeps Six)
Three bedroom cabins, two rooms with a queen bed, and one room with a bunk bed with a twin bed on top and full bed on bottom. Includes fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Has forced air heating and wood burning fireplace.
A minimum of 2 nights is required for weekend stays (Friday/Saturday), a 3 night minimum is required on Columbus Day Weekend, President's Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend. Weekly reservations may start on a Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. An upcharge of $35 is added to any single night weekday stays. 1/2 of the total stay is required as a deposit. Should you need to cancel, please do so two weeks prior to reservation to receive a deposit refund, otherwise your deposit will be forfeited. "No shows" will be responsible for full payment of cabin reservation.
No Smoking or Pets Policy
Smoking and pets are prohibited in cabins.
At Gateway, we strive to ensure satisfaction. Upon Check-in, if you are not fully satisfied with your accommodation, your deposit can be fully refunded to you upon initial inspection. After moving your items in or choosing to stay, you will be held responsible for payment. This policy is set in place to express our commitment to your satisfaction.
Items to Consider Bringing
Outdoor fire-pit utensils/grill, flashlight, matches, small portable fan (hot nights), food items, additional outdoor folding chairs, river shoes, river towels, insect repellent, plastic ziploc bags/containers to store any open food, outdoor tablecloth/blanket
Responsibilities Upon Departure
Before departing, guests are responsible for the following. DISHES: Please make sure all used dishes are washed, dried, and placed back in original location. TRASH: All trash should be left on porch entry enclosed in plastic garbage bags which are provided for you underneath the existing bags in your trash can. TOWELS & WASHCLOTHS: Please place all used towels and washcloths in the tub or shower stall.
Spa Romance Add-On Package
Two 60-minute Elemental Nature massages, complemented with a bottle of champagne, a half-dozen roses and chocolates in your room. Massages may be booked simultaneously on weekends; massages offered one after another on weekdays. Please reserve at least one week in advance.
Weekday Pamper Package
Treat yourself to a relaxing two-night stay in a Fireside Jacuzzi Suite. Enjoy breakfast each morning in our dining room and one 60-min massage from The Woods Spa onsite. Includes afternoon tea and complimentary room snacks. Massage appointment to be reserved at time of reservation. *Offer dependent upon availability. Can be reserved 3 months in advance. No substitutions apply.
Aveda Body Rituals
Head and Foot Massage
Clear your mind while enjoying a cranial and foot massage with a variety of massage techniques that will soothe and relax you.
Elemental Nature Massage
A customized massage experience. Depending on your needs, a variety of massage techniques will be utilized including but not limited to Swedish, Deep tissue, Pregnancy Massage, and Therapeutic massage.
A therapeutic massage with Aveda's Stress-Fix(TM) aroma proven to reduce feelings of stress using Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure & reflexology techniques.
Fusion Stone Relaxation Massage
A customized massage with warm stones for deep relaxation of the muscles and the aromatic power of Aveda Pure Flower and Plant Essences.
Scheduling Your Appointment
Please give at least a one-week advance reservation for any of our services. This ensures you will receive the treatment you want as close to your preferred time as possible. For reservations and information, please call Gateway Lodge at 1.800.843.6862.
We recommend reserving your appointments prior to your arrival at The Woods Spa at Gateway Lodge. We also suggest you arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Arriving late will deprive you of treatment time.
Apparel During Treatment
All of our clients are professionally draped at all times. Please discuss any clothing concerns with your therapist if necessary.
Medical Conditions or Allergies
If you have any allergies or medical conditions, please discuss this with your therapist before treatment has begun. You should also let the staff know when you make your reservation. A handwritten doctor's consent is required for any serious medical conditions or if you are pregnant.
Cancellation 24 hours prior to treatment will result in 50% of the full service rate charged to your account. Less than 24 hours will result in full charge.
Gallery Rooms 1 & 2
Gallery Rooms 1 & 2 each have a queen sized bed, a private bathroom with rainfall shower, desk and linen closet, and come with fine linens and toiletries. Breakfast included each morning. Check-in is from 4-9 pm on day of arrival. Check-out is by noon on the day of departure.
Gallery Rooms 2 & 4
Gallery Rooms 3 & 4 each have two full-sized beds, a private bathroom with rainfall shower, desk and linen closet, and come with fine linens and toiletries. Check-in is from 4-9 pm on day of arrival. Check-out is by noon on the day of departure.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.