The “Fatbird” was adopted as the centerpiece of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s logo because it captures the spirit of this special place, fun, whimsical and full of life. A rare bird indeed, “Fatbird” is a delightful image that was personally created by Maggie Hardy Magerko, the resort’s President and Owner.
Fatbird was inspired by one of Maggie’s favorite art pieces, Fernando Botero’s “Little Bird,” which proudly welcomes guests from its perch in front of the resort’s grand Chateau Lafayette. Maggie believed the sculpture embodied the whimsy of Nemacolin, a place that truly tries to offer something for everyone. For that and so many other reasons, Nemacolin is as a rare bird in the resort industry as Botero’s “little” bird is to the art world.
With the Botero sculpture in mind and paying homage to the Pennsylvania state bird, the grouse, Maggie commissioned wildlife artist Barney Boller and challenged him to create his interpretation of a “big, fat bird” … thus resulting in our logo’s name.
In 1996, “Fatbird” was unveiled and a new resort logo embraced.
So, tip your hat to Botero’s “Little Bird” as you enter our main entrance, and smile as our Nemacolin Fatbird greats you in unexpected places. And next time you pass a new guest wondering, “What’s Fatbird,” you can confidentially say, just as Maggie would, “Fatbird is Nemacolin’s mascot. He’s fun and whimsical, just like the expectations and experiences of this unique resort.”
Brighton "Nothing is Impossible" Necklace$60.00Brighton "Nothing is Impossible" Necklace$60.00
Nemacolin and Brighton have teamed up to fight breast cancer with this limited-edition, beautiful heart-shaped necklace featuring Nemacolin’s own Fatbird. The entire production cost of the necklace has been donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Fatbird Cookie Tin$40.00Fatbird Cookie Tin$40.00
One dozen of our famous Fatbird iced sugar cookies individually wrapped in our bright red, reusable Nemacolin tin.
Nemacolin Fatbird Cookie Cutter$8.00Nemacolin Fatbird Cookie Cutter$8.00
Our Fat Bird cookie cutter measures 4 ½” long and 2 ½” wide. Just the right cookie size. Included in the packaging is our Nemacolin Fatbird cookie recipe and the story of our Fatbird.
Nemacolin Fatbird Cufflinks$80.00Nemacolin Fatbird Cufflinks$80.00
The Nemacolin Fatbird Cufflinks are crafted in silver and feature a 3D design of our famous, whimsical Fatbird logo.
Bronze Fatbird$1800.00Bronze Fatbird$1800.00
All of these special bronze edition Nemacolin icons are engraved with a number of authenticities. Only 100 of these exclusive statutes are available.
Stuffed Fatbird$16.00Stuffed Fatbird$16.00
Take home a reminder of Nemacolin Woodlands with our lovable plush Fatbird, our inspirational mascot.