The Susquehannock Lodge is ideally situated adjacent to the Susquehannock State Forest. You can cross-country ski right from the lodge (or drive a short distance up the road to the Ranger station) and hook up with numerous backcountry trails. We have been making this trek to the Lodge every February (for many years) with a group of friends.
Snow was particularly bountiful this year, making for great conditions. But even in low snowfall years, it seems like this little area in Potter County almost always has snow, even when the surrounding towns do not. It must be in some sort of snow pocket!
The lodge is rustic and charming with various types of basic accommodations (from single rooms to a 3-bedroom carriage house). There is nothing frilly or fancy about the lodge (if that is what you are looking for) as it started as a place to house hunters, but it is warm, comfortable and a great value for the price. There is Wi-fi in the main lodge and in some rooms. Not all rooms have TV reception (if that is important to you.) Most people go to this lodge to enjoy the outdoors and the lack of TV is a plus in my book, as it enables you to disconnect and relax. Breakfast and dinner are included in the package. The food is good and hearty. The oatmeal at breakfast is so delicious. Also, you can also order a packed lunch for $6 to take out with you on the trail, which I find to be very convenient.
The owners and staff always make guests feel welcome and we always leave the Susquehannock Lodge feeling reinvigorated and refreshed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A perfect place for you to enjoy the quiet setting of Pennsylvania's Northwoods... a special place where there are more deer than people... where gentle breezes, babbling brooks and the song of the wood thrush interrupt the quiet in symphonic harmony... where the mountains seem to touch the sky and where the vast starry nigh sky envelopes you its infinite glow. Here in Potter County, PA, "God's Country", we can help you to discover the quiet, scenic secrets, the hundreds of miles of hiking trails, the dark skies, the area festivals and recreational activities... for a vacation you will cherish without having to spend a fortune. ... more less