As with any city, Pittsburgh has much to offer locals and city dwellers in the way of entertainment, amusement, and beauty.
During my day off, as my partner and I left Glenmont, Ohio, behind, I decided we should make another stop and see what places a couple could visit outside of Pittsburgh that would make for a memorable weekend getaway.
I wasn’t quite ready to give up our time since I was enjoying our travels.
Great places near Pittsburgh for a couple’s weekend getaway
Couples looking for a weekend getaway outside Pittsburgh will love the unique Ledges Hotel in Hawley or one of the many classic B&Bs in the Pennsylvania countryside. Outdoorsy couples will love staying in a rental near Pine Creek Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, and everyone will love the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.
We discovered some amazing places to stay and play that won’t break the bank but provide comfort, peace, and plenty of time to reconnect during your stay.
Ledges Hotel – Hawley
Located in Hawley, Pennsylvania, just six hours and over three hundred miles away from Pittsburgh, it makes for a scenic drive and beautiful weekend getaway for a couple to share.
Situated amongst rocky ledges and waterfalls, the Ledges Hotel is a historic hotel with all the modern necessities and feel-good charm that a couple could want in one location.
The picturesque outdoor atmosphere will have couples taking walks and reflecting on life as they enjoy everything this hotel and retreat has to offer guests.
The views and beauty surrounding this hotel, combined with the wine, beer, and food offered, go above and beyond exceptional.
A lovely waterfall tour package makes for a great mini adventure for those couples that love outdoor beauty.
Guests can enjoy the outdoor balconies and views or comfortable, modern indoor common areas of this hotel that maintains a sustainable atmosphere and abundant amenities.
There are numerous lodging options available, from one- and two-bedroom suites to two different hotel room styles and one deluxe full-service suite.
Each room or suite has twelve-foot ceilings; some have spiral staircases, full kitchens, chairs, spiral staircases, and Flat Screen TVs.
Beaver Dam Lodge – Pine Creek Gorge
This vacation rental is just three hours and almost two hundred miles from Pittsburgh.
A couple can easily plan a quick weekend adventure to this beautiful location and enjoy all that nature offers while staying in a comfortable home.
Situated on eight beautiful acres near the Hills Creek State Park, it is just moments from the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and the historic town of Wellsboro with its unique shops and small-town feel.
The lodge has two bedrooms and one full bath, which is more than enough for a couple’s weekend retreat.
Couples can enjoy beautiful mountain views from the comfortable porch.
The home is convenient to everything outdoor, nature, and wildlife, with a lake for fishing, kayaking, swimming not far away, and walking trails.
What truly makes this property so remarkable is its convenient location to some of the most beautiful outdoor areas that this part of Pennsylvania offers.
The hosts provide a starter kit for guests, which includes basic necessities for the home like paper towels and laundry detergent to make the stay more enjoyable by reducing trips to the store for mundane items.
E J Bowman House Bed and Breakfast – Lancaster
Located a modest three and a half hours and two hundred and thirty-five miles away from Pittsburgh, the E J Bowman Bed and Breakfast will be a convenient place to stay when visiting Lititz and Lancaster with all the numerous adventures to be had in this area.
This Bed and Breakfast offers period themed atmosphere and décor while offering all the necessary conveniences that our modern lifestyles dictate with five rooms and suites, each with a private bathroom, fireplace or woodstove, air conditioning, and creature comforts of fluffy robes, DVD players, and specialty soaps.
Period paintings and quilting decorate the walls with fine wood furnishings and ample-sized rooms; it is the perfect stop for a quick weekend getaway.
The host and hostess will work with couples to create a weekend package that suits their taste, recommending dining options, unique shops, and exciting activities to enjoy while in town.
Oz’s Homestay Bed and Breakfast – Shinglehouse
The short trip north to Shinglehouse from Pittsburgh is just over one hundred and eighty miles and under four hours, depending on where the couple resides in Pittsburgh.
Couples who seek out a bit wilder adventure than the typical hiking, biking, and shopping will find this lodging location perfect for their weekend getaway.
This Bed and Breakfast, located in an over hundred-year-old barn on over a hundred acres of the beautiful landscape along the Oswayo Creek, has four rooms and a laid-back atmosphere that inspires adventure and outdoor exploration.
Each room has fresh flowers, roses, and chocolates, and in each room, the bed is handmade from wood located directly on the property.
This property serves a full breakfast, and dinner can be arranged in advance.
With a sauna, hot tub, and outdoor activities like bird watching and star gazing, there is no limit to the adventures a couple can enjoy during their weekend retreat.
Freefall Skydiving is the theme for visitors with their skydiving center located on the property for guests to enjoy!
For those couples that don’t want to leave their dog at home, pets are allowed with advance notice.
Omni Bedford Springs Resort – Bedford
This spa resort is a great place to visit for an easy weekend getaway at just over a hundred miles and under two hours of driving time for couples that don’t want to spend too much time driving.
The full-service resort offers world-class golf, a wellness center, multiple pools inside and outside, and exquisite dining options.
Their website highlights various packages and special offers for guests who want to golf, dine, rejuvenate their health, or do all of the above.
The resort offers guests the chance to rejuvenate and restore their mind, body, and spirit at the onsite wellness spa, which features numerous full-service body and facial treatments to enhance overall health and beauty inside and out, including ritual mineral baths and hair and nails services to name just a few.
The non-smoking facility has rooms to accommodate pets if noted when making the reservation.
With two hundred and sixteen guest rooms and four suites’ couples will adore, with balconies and décor reflective of the resort’s rich past.
The resort’s area is equally rich in amenities and activities should guests decide to venture beyond the resort itself.
Taking a weekend getaway can enrich the connection a couple shares when it’s filled with fun and relaxation away from the daily grind.
For city dwellers who live in or around Pittsburgh, there are numerous spots where a couple can get away that don’t require much driving to enjoy!
Now choosing the best spot that fits your lifestyle is the only thing left to do!