In evaluating hotels, a big part of the equation is judging what you receive for your dollar. Falling Rock is expensive, make no mistake. Importantly, it's worth it. For the price of a room at a midtown Manhattan Hampton Inn, you get a truly unsurpassed lodging experience. Located near the first tee of Nemacolin Woodlands fabulous Mystic Rock golf course (home until recently to a PGA event), Mystic Rock's design takes its inspiration from architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It's common areas -- the vast, open main gallery, the restaurant -- derive much light from the generous windows ensconcing the building. The interior is rustic, with rough stones creating a natural feel to the interior.
Guest rooms are spacious with massive windows looking to the golf course or to the grounds of the resort. Bathrooms are amazing, with huge tubs.
And while these trappings are wonderful, it's the level of service that the property presents which sets it apart. Each guest room is assigned a butler, who caters pretty much to whatever need you may have. Need your clothes pressed? Need a bath drawn? Need shoes shined? They gladly will assist.
Outside, the hotel features an "infinity pool" looking out to the 18th hole of the golf course, with a view of the now (unfortunately) unused leader board. It's a real treat, and the only one I have seen anywhere in western Pennsylvania.
This is a small property -- just 42 guest rooms. But you do feel like you are one of the lucky few when you're there.
All in all, if you are staying at Nemacolin, and you're willing to part with the scratch, Falling Rock offers a memorable and elegant experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tribute to the organic architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright, Falling Rock sits on the 18th green of Mystic Rock, a PGA-tour-tested golf course designed by Pete Dye. Guests of Falling Rock can enjoy fine dining at Aqueous, Nemacolin's AAA Four-Diamond upscale steakhouse, the stylish Amber Bar and the outdoor Sunset Terrace, overlooking the hotel's Infinity Pool. Host your next meeting, conference or banquet at Horizon Point, a deluxe meeting facility adjacent to this Pennsylvania luxury hotel. A recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star awards, Falling Rock boutique hotel features 42 rooms, including four suites, and will provide you with the most beautiful sleep of your life. Indulge in a 10-option pillow menu, upscale sheets and hand sewn chenille bedding. More than just a hotel, Falling Rock is the definition of an escape. Each guest at Falling Rock has access to 24-hour butler service. These professionally trained butlers provide guests with unrivaled attention and service during a stay at this Five Star hotel near Pittsburgh. ... more less