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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Reveals Renovated Townhome Units That Pay Homage to George Washington
FARMINGTON, PA (May 30, 2017) – Nestled on 2,000 acres in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort features three different hotel properties that are honored by AAA, Condé Nast Traveler and Forbes Travel Guide. In addition, resort guests who prefer an actual home away from home can find their niche here, too … in the form of six luxury vacation houses and 52 stunning townhomes. These accommodations are among the many unexpected elements of the Nemacolin experience.
As part of its ongoing commitment to continually update and improve each of its accommodations, Nemacolin recently renovated all the townhomes, giving them complete facelifts and changing their style and décor to reflect some of the region’s unique history.
There are three “neighborhoods” of townhomes; one remains Maple Townhomes, and the others have been renamed The Washington Townhomes and Washington Quarters as a tribute to George Washington. Long before he became the nation’s first president, Washington explored this area in the summer on 1754 as he traveled along what is now U.S. Route 40 – the same road that passes right in front of Nemacolin – to fight at Fort Necessity. During the opening action of the French and Indian War, this fort was attacked by French troops and a young Colonel Washington surrendered for the first and only time in his military career. Fort Necessity is located just 10 minutes down Route 40 from Nemacolin and today operates as a National Park site that explores the earliest days of Washington’s service to the colonies.
Route 40, better known as the Historic National Road, was constructed in the early 1800s as the first federally funded highway in the United States. This passage westward – from Maryland to Illinois – was used by countless settlers who traveled the same path outlined by Washington and British Major General Edward Braddock nearly six decades earlier. In 2002 the Federal Highway Administration designated the route an All-American Road, and these days it’s a popular road trip for travelers who have a keen interest in the country’s earliest history.
Nemacolin’s townhomes are the ideal location for families, friends and even corporate groups seeking a more secluded and private setting for their adventures in the Laurel Highlands. Each unit includes a full kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, two and half baths, a laundry room, a balcony or deck, and private parking. For those who can’t imagine a getaway without their four-legged family members, some of the townhomes welcome dogs less than 50 pounds. (Dogs greater than 50 pounds can also vacation here, but they’ll stay at Nemacolin Wooflands Pet Resort and Spa.)
The bold décor of these units embraces the colonial heritage of the Laurel Highlands and celebrates the roles of Washington, Braddock and also Chief Nemacolin, the Delaware Indian credited with originally exploring this region and its routes and for whom the resort is named. The profiles of all three men are incorporated into the townhomes’ custom wallpaper, and a silhouette of Washington – with his words scripted within – graces a wall of each unit.
The kitchens feature timber walls and hand-carved tables and chairs sourced from Pennsylvania’s Amish community, while the bedrooms and living spaces are decorated in brilliant tones of red, white and blue. The signature plaid that appears in nearly every room gives each home a feeling of true Americana, and wall décor in the living room includes a giant American flag and a quilt print. All of these elements combine to create an ode to American folk art.
In addition, the kitchen ceiling of the Washington Townhomes incorporates “morning star” symbols that are a part of Native American culture. Native Americans use signs and symbols to tell stories, and different tribes have a geometric portrayal of the morning star – the brightest star in the sky at dawn – to convey important concepts. For some it represents hope and guidance, for others it speaks of courage and purity of spirt, and for still others it symbolizes the resurrection of past heroes – people such as Chief Nemacolin.
Guests at the townhome units have access to all aspects of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, including room service. Shuttles connect townhome guests to more than 70 activities at the resort, including everything from art tours to zip lines, championship golf to spa amenities, plus 15 dining options.
Rates at the townhomes start at $319. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit www.nemacolin.com or call 866.344.6957.
ABOUT NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT
Nemacolin is one of North America's premier luxury resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Nemacolin features 320 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private upscale homes. The resort offers championship golf, including the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course. In July 2017, the property will open Shepherd’s Rock, its second Dye-designed signature course. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Shooting Academy; Wildlife Academy that features everything from safari tours to dog sledding; Adventure Center, complete with zip lines and climbing wall; and Jeep Off-Road Driving Academy. Guests can test their luck at our Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, featuring approximately 600 slots and 28 table games. Nemacolin also boasts an internationally acclaimed spa collection and 15 restaurants and lounges, including Lautrec, a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant experience. For meetings and events, Nemacolin's 32,000 square feet of conference space includes three ballrooms, a lecture hall and 25 meeting rooms. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.