We have been wanting to go to the Gateway Lodge for a few years. We booked the Murder Mystery Weekend which includes your meals as well as some exciting action!
The weekend started with a warm welcome at the front desk and a nice tour of the hotel as well as orientation to our room. A personal tour is a nice touch and made us feel welcome.
Our room was 206, a suite facing the rear of the hotel. The room was nicely sized, with a huge king sized bed, jacuzzi tub and gas fireplace. There is a balcony with comfortable rocking chairs facing a rocky wooded hillside. We enjoyed sitting on the patio and also used the relaxing Jacuzzi tub. We used the fireplace frequently, I enjoyed sitting in bed in the morning drinking my coffee (complimentary coffee in the great room each morning, sent my wonderful husband to get it). There was even water in the fridge as well as some complimentary snacks!
All meals were good and plentiful. The bar is nicely stocked and also has an impressive wine list.
All of the staff was wonderful and played into the
Mystery theme of the weekend.
The lodge has an impressive great room with a wood burning fireplace with plenty of comfortable seating areas. There is also an outside community deck with a fire pit. We did not have a chance to use the spa but I heard that it was wonderful.
There are several area stores if you like to shop for arts and crafts/country decor.
The murder mystery was great fun and we truly enjoyed meeting new people. It seemed that everyone had a great time.
We will definitely return, hopefully for the wine and dine weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gateway Lodge is a rustic luxury resort nestled in the heart of Cook Forest, PA. The Lodge includes rooms, suites, cabins, an on-site restaurant, conference center, and spa. The restaurant holds its reputation for having over 130 high-rating wines, an excellent five-course chef tasting menu, and consistently offers some of the best fine cuisine in the forest. Gateway Lodge specializes in Weddings, Corporate Retreats, and everyday celebrations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gateway Lodge Country Inn Bed And Breakfast
- Gateway Lodge Country Hotel Cooksburg
- Country Inn Cooksburg
- Cooksburg Country Inn