Booked a Sun-Mon night getaway for my wife and I to check out the Great Allegheny Passage. Decided on Paddler's Lane after looking for places in both Ohiopyle and Confluence. Rates were pleasantly cheaper here. The house is clean, comfy, and well maintained by Dan, the friendly innkeeper.
Confluence is a sleepy little town compared to "tourist" busy Ohiopyle. If you want some nightlife, you'd better stay in Ohiopyle. If you want some peace and quiet, stay in Confluence. There are only a couple of dinner restaurant choices in Confluence, so you might consider making some of your own dinners in the well-appointed kitchen.
The inn is actually just outside of town, but far enough that walking into town for dinner is not really an option. This also applies to GAP trail access. We rode our bikes to/from the trailhead, but some might not be comfortable traversing the one-lane roads necessary to get to town.
The Inn is very close to the train tracks and the train runs regularly, but we weren't bothered by the noise.
There are also a bunch of "honor box" campsites right there on the property. No hookups, but there is a nice bathhouse. Maybe we'll bring our tent next time.
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- Paddler's Lane has House Rentals, B&B stays, and secluded camping available on a half mile stretch of the wild and scenic Youghiogheny River. ... more less
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