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Historic Summit Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Farmington
USA
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60 reviews
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“The food is great at Mae's in the Summit Inn”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We didn't stay at the hotel, but stopped by for dinner at Mae's in the Summit Inn. The menu on line just doesn't do it justice. All the food was expertly prepared, the chicken pot pie with puff pastry was a delight. My husband had the T-bone steak, which he said was as good or better than any steakhouse. We had fun afterwards wandering through the lobby and looking at the historic photos, reading the articles and and the ledger of famous people who had stayed here. The weather was foggy outside so we couldn't see the view, but the building itself reminded us of an Alpine rifugio. We definitely want to come back another time and stay the night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Verona, Wisconsin
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366 reviews
52 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

The Summit Inn was quaint with a grand entrance and porch area. However you have to enjoy traffic and large truck noise as are trying to relax. Room are dated, they have tried to upgraded bathrooms but just okay. Breakfast was order off menu. Would have preferred quick easy buffet. Service was great and friendly. They helped us find everything we needed.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Our family visited the "Summit Inn" last Friday. We had a wonderful stay at this old 'porch' inn sitting upon the mountain looking down to the valley of Hopwood and Uniontown, PA. The charm of the lobby is enough to get anyone hooked on this hotel. Our family has been staying here for over 25 years. Our children, who are now grown, come and visit the Inn. The Inn has a large flagstone wood burning fireplace with seating around it. The folks at the Inn keep the fire burning too!! Our room was cozy and warm on a chilly night and breakfast was good. Our server was outstanding.

The Inn had five events going on but service was still good. It has an indoor pool, small bar and lounge, game room, and dining room.

If you want a getaway, it is a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Philadelphia
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458 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Since it is obvious that there is not a large choice of convenient accommodations if you want to
see the Wright attractions, this hotel is adequate. We were fortunate in having a large corner
room with a picture window giving a fine view of the valley as well a king bed and a clean
and functional bathroom. The ambiance is a cross between The Shining and Fawlty Towers in
that there is no elevator and one navigates different levels as well a long somewhat creepy
corridor. On the plus side we enjoyed sitting in front of a cozy,crackling fire in the lobby, and
the restaurant was surprisingly good for breakfast and dinner with an attentive and professional
young waitstaff. Autumn is a good choice for this excursion. This hotel's location on top of the
mountain makes it easier to just use its facilities. It also offers ticket deals for the local attractions
but don't expect the wifi to work.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fairfax, Virginia
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40 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2012

My friends and I chose this hotel for its proximity to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, which worked out nicely. We were impressed with the lobby and porch, where we enjoyed a bottle of wine in the evening before dinner and enjoyed the view. Our room also had the same view towards the valley. The room was a bit musty, but after turning on the a/c while at dinner, it aired out a bit. The bathroom was also quite small and the shower head was very low. The knobs on the shower were a bit tricky to use.
We had dinner and breakfast in the hotel. For dinner, there was a nice variety of dishes and fantastic desserts. Breakfast had standard fare, but it was a good value with an entree, juice and coffee/tea included. The omelets were huge!
The staff members at this hotel really shine. From the front desk, to the restaurant staff (Mae's), they were all very nice and welcoming. We requested extra towels to our room, which were delivered quickly.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This grand old place has all the virtues of a grand old place, and a few of the limitations. As Richard S. said, "if you are old enough to have stayed in a mountain resort hotel in the 1950s, and still young enough to not need an elevator - or if you want to experience how it was - then you will love this place." And you don't have to be that old--we are not! You just have to love variety more than predictability, old wood more than plastic, spirit-lifting grandeur more than powerful routers.
It's simply glorious; the best rooms (they go fast, so reserve early) are splendid. There is no elevator, the halls are long, they had an 8 hour problem with their hot water while we were there. And as soon as we can afford a nice get-away again, we'll be going back. Don't miss the bar or the dining room. Their claim to serve the "best crab cakes in the country" was only barely exaggerated--who can tell at that level? A real fire in the grand old lobby. Perky wait-staff who are eager and attentive. Mature, quiet control at the helm, the desk. Great fun and worth every penny of the substantial but reasonable fee. And a great home base for thrilling but exhausting in-depth tours of Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces at Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and PolyMath Park.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Not everyone will appreciate this gem of a hotel, but if you are old enough to have stayed in a mountain resort hotel in the 1950s, and still young enough to not need an elevator - or if you want to experience how it was - then you will love this place. Yes, the wi-fi may not reach all the rooms, but ours was close enough to the Lobby to catch it.

The hotel is 3 miles up the mountain, alone by itself. There is no McDonald's next door. No microwave or mini-fridge. Plan to eat at the hotel restaurant, or go down the mountain. We ate dinner at Meloni's on West Main (US 40) in Uniontown, about 6 miles away - a good feed at a decent price. Nice looking pub/grill across the street we did not try, but the parking lot was full of late model cars..

We were looking for a quiet get-away after a few hectic days travel. Brisk mountain air; the window in the room actually opened. Very welcome after several days of recycled air conditioned hotel room air.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Historic Summit Inn
Address: 101 Skyline Dr, Farmington, PA 15437-1140
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Farmington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Farmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Historic Summit Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1907, the Historic Summit Inn is one of the last remaining grand porch hotels. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and with Stunning mountain views. Offers both indoor and outdoor dining and a full service bar and lounge. Whether you are on a romantic vacation for two or attending an event here you will find plenty to enjoy. Enjoy an afternoon at our indoor or outdoor pool or at our nine hole golf course where guests golf for free. Located near Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Moments from Lady Luck Casino and Ohiopyle River Rafting. ... more   less 
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Historic Summit Hotel Farmington
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