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A Perfect Winter Weekend Getaway from NYC

Falling Rock at Nemacolin - Winter Scenery

Whether winter means exploring the great indoors curled up by the fireplace with a good book and delicious hot cocoa or immersing yourself in the cold weather with a range of winter sports, there is something for everyone at Nemacolin. 

Wash the work week off by escaping bustling New York City and resetting in nature at our luxury resort in Pennsylvania. With a variety of outdoor and indoor activities to choose from, you will be transported to another world and spoiled with choices when it comes to curating your perfect winter weekend getaway from NYC.

Nemacolin is located in Farmington, Pennsylvania, 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, and 350 miles from New York City. Resting on more than 2,200 acres in the beautiful Laurel Highlands region, your winter escape is a scenic stone’s throw away. 

Embark with your loved ones on a six-hour road trip from NYC, which is perfect for those seeking a long weekend adventure. Alternatively, you can fly into Pittsburgh airport, and rent a car to drive approximately one and a half hours to reach us.

Looking for the fastest way to get to us? Fly directly to Nemacolin, and land safely on our private airfield. Be sure to make a reservation in advance for your iconic arrival.

Winter scene of The Chateau at Nemacolin

Outdoor Winter Activities

Shake off those winter blues — it’s time to come out of hibernation for an action-packed weekend at Nemacolin. We have a selection of experiences for you to frolic in the snow, including dogsledding, skiing, ice skating, and more.

Dogsledding

For canine lovers, include dogsledding during your winter weekend trip. Take a ride throughout the property with our professional sled dog team. Glide over crisp winter snow, and then enjoy an additional 30-minute kennel tour to meet and interact with our adorable pups. 

Dogsledding is offered during real-feel temperatures of 40*F or less to ensure the health and safety of our dogs. There is also a two-person maximum with a combined weight not to exceed 275 pounds. The minimum weight for a child rider on the sled is 45 pounds. For groups of three or four, an ATV follows behind to allow guests to swap out during the experience.

Dogsledding is available to overnight guests and members for $292.50 for the first rider and $32.50 for additional riders (up to 3).

You can still enjoy dogsledding without the snow. The experience is just as fun, as our sled dog team pulls a special wheeled sled called a Touri Cart.

Winter at Nemacolin at The Peak with a Sno-Go | Skiing

Skiing and Snowboarding

Explore 25 acres of downhill terrain across six slopes. From beginner to expert, enjoy skiing and snowboarding at The Peak. Grab a day pass, two-day pass, three-day pass, and your rental equipment, and hit the slopes.

As the sun sets over Nemacolin, après-ski adventures don’t end. Well-lit trails encourage you to continue your after-dark adventures and the chance to keep practicing your moves. Weather permitting, the ski season will open on December 23, and run through March 2023, giving you plenty of time to refine your skills. Stay at Nemacolin for a weekend ski getaway, or opt for The Peak Season Pass for adults and juniors. While resort access, most amenities, and shuttles are not included in the pass and are available exclusively to overnight guests and members, the purchase of The Peak Winter Season Pass provides 2023 winter-season access to The Peak, including 25 acres of skiing and snowboarding, lift access for downhill skiing and snowboarding, a heated pool, and hot tub.

Snow tubing at The Peak at Nemacolin

Snow Tubing

If you’re looking for a thrill, then snow tubing would be an excellent activity for you. A conveyor lift will transfer you to the top of the tubing slope where six lanes await. Take in the view before you whizz down 700 feet gathering speed as you go. Race your friends and family to the bottom — we guarantee you will reach the finish line bursting to do it all over again. This is the perfect outdoor winter activity to do with a group of friends or family. 

We offer snow tubing to overnight guests, members, and winter season pass holders for $39 with taxes and gratuity included. The height minimum is 42″ for a solo rider and 33″-41″ for a child to tandem tube with a parent or guardian. Please note that ski boots are not permitted to be worn while snow tubing.

Outdoor Ice Skating

Whether you are a seasoned skater gracefully twirling around on the ice or a newbie testing out a new hobby, we encourage you to check out the outdoor ice skating rink located at Lafayette Square near The Chateau. Learn the basics, or show off your new tricks for your family and friends. For $30 per person, we include rental skates and gratuity. 

Celebrating a special event this season? Inquire about renting out the rink for full and exclusive use. This opportunity is available to resort guests, groups, and members.

Snowshoeing

Get your steps in over the weekend and try snowshoeing. Begin at The Peak and glide across Nemacolin as you embrace the fresh winter sun. Snowshoe rental is available for $26 per person to overnight guests, members, and winter season pass holders (January-March).

Winter at Nemacolin

Heated Pools and Hot Tub at The Peak

After a long day of exploring the many adventures at Nemacolin’s property, relax your muscles and unwind in the year-round pools and hot tub at The Peak. Splash in the pools and kick back in luxurious private cabanas while enjoying the entertainment onstage. Feeling peckish? Grab a bite to eat and indulge in a cocktail or two. Dining is available outside, inside, poolside, or from the comfort of your private cabana.

Your trip to the pools is not complete without a seat by the firepit. Wrap yourself in warm blankets, roast marshmallows on the fire, and star-gaze with your loved ones.

Be sure to reserve a cabana in advance. Cabana availability, pricing, and inclusions may vary for special events.

Year-round pool and hot tub at The Peak at Nemacolin
Luxury done your way at Nemacolin

Indoor Winter Activities

Balance your perfect winter weekend getaway with indoor activities that encourage you to get excited about the cold weather. Indulge in a bourbon tasting at The Hardy Room or become a maestro chef in an Italian cooking class.

Bourbon Tasting

After a long morning out in the cold winter air, you deserve a rest. Check out the bourbon tasting at The Hardy Room, a great indoor activity to unwind and warm up your insides. Tantalize your tastebuds with a range of aromas, flavors, colors, viscosities, origins, and aftertastes carefully paired with bites to savor your experience. 

Our hosts will also help you select the perfect cigar to complement your palate and the pleasures you’ll perceive during this tasting experience. Bourbon tasting is $100 per person for overnight guests and members, plus taxes and gratuity. Cigars are available for purchase during the tasting.

Italian Cooking Class

For those arriving on a Friday for their weekend trip, grab an apron and check this experience off your bucket list. You are cordially invited to attend an Italian-inspired cooking class with the chefs of Barattolo. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m., for approximately 90 minutes. We suspect you will be tempted to write your own cookbook after you learn how to make classic Italian cuisine.

Guests learn how to cook one pasta dish. We know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes. You will be given plenty of opportunities to taste and enjoy your food creations before retiring from the kitchen. This class is situated on the second floor of Barattolo and is open to overnight guests and members.

With so many activities to partake in this winter season, your biggest challenge will be deciding which ones to do first. Make sure you set aside some well-deserved “me-time” to indulge in our wellness packages at the Woodlands Spa and Salon. For a winter weekend getaway full of real-life magic and a much-needed respite from New York City, let us enchant you at Nemacolin resort. 

Reserve Your Winter Weekend Getaway

To reserve your weekend trip away at Nemacolin, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 866.344.6957. If you’ll be joining us during the holidays and wish to speak with a member of the Experience Team about specific dining, spa, or activity reservations, please contact us at 724.780.2156.