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Lodging for the modern explorer

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It's Your Journey

From remote work to active adventure to relaxing outside, it's up to you. Book an extended staycation, weekend trip, or working week at River Mountain.
Work-Life Balance

Remote Work

Weekend Destination


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Extended Staycation

River Mountain Digital Wellness Citizenship and Outdoor Adventure Camp Retreat

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Grand Opening

Our grand opening is on September 3rd! Come join us as the leaves begin turning colors in Black Valley.

During Covid

A social distance-friendly vacation or longer remote work destination. We're here to give you the change of scenery and open space we all crave, safely.

Progress Update

Check out the latest construction progress as we anticipate our grand opening Labor Day weekend.
Modern, Minimalist, Luxury


Handcrafted by Amish artisans, our guest pods are a destination in and of themselves. Pods feature windows that open to the sound of Sweet Root Creek, skylights for stargazing, custom shelving, secure lockers, and plenty of room to stow extra luggage.

Circadian Rhythm

Our state-of-the-art accommodations are designed to find harmony with our body's natural circadian rhythm. Wake with the sun as it rises over Warrior Ridge and fall asleep gazing at the night sky and listening to the sounds of Sweet Root Creek.

Remote Work

River Mountain offers gorgeous coworking spaces and true work-life balance. We have all the amenities of the office, balanced with morning yoga, afternoon hikes, and evening sunsets.




Signature Experiences

Signature experiences are a collection of our favorite experiences. They highlight the character of the land, the culture of the region, and our own personality. Signature experiences are typically a daily occurrence and available to all guests.
Morning Coffee & Views

Rise to Shine

Flow by Sweet Root Creek

Creekside Yoga

Craft Happy Hour

Sunset Toast

Sit Back & Relax

Evening Bonfire

Great Outdoors

Welcome to open space, fresh mountain air, and unparalleled access to nature. Resting on 150 acres, River Mountain is bordered by Sweet Root Creek, Warrior Ridge and Tussey Mountain. Adjacent to Buchanan State Forest and the Pennsylvania Mid State Trail, we offer endless options for outdoor activity -- no experience necessary!




Near D.C., Baltimore & Pittsburgh -- Yet a World Away

River Mountain is located between Bedford, Pennsylvania, and Cumberland, Maryland, in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. We're about two hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Pittsburgh -- perfect for a road trip or weekend getaway. 


Our spaces are inspirational and creative -- some historic, some modern. Hang out in our renovated 1860 Mennonite barn, work remotely in Warrior's Tipi, chill in the hammock hideaway, find your 'om' on our creekside yoga platform, and toast the sunset overlooking Dewey's pond.

Farm to Table

Our kitchen takes advantage of a variety of local and organic ingredients raised by our region’s farmers. Guests enjoy the best of the season with our grab and go provisions, ready for wherever the day may lead you.

Your Hosts

This endeavor started a couple years back. We caught ourselves spending too much time at the office and not enough time doing what we love -- being outdoors doing cool things with cool people. Our team is here to deliver a great experience -- comfortable, safe, secure, helpful, welcoming, and unforgettable. We look forward to your visit and hope River Mountain becomes a second home for you, just like it has for us.

Our Blog

Progress Update – Main Lodge, Barn, and Cabins

By Ryan | July 21, 2020

We’re all so excited as we watch the construction progress with our opening day less than 60 days away.

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Nature’s Impact on Mental Health and Work Productivity

By Ryan | July 20, 2020

In a River Mountain survey of 400 workers in the DC area, we asked participants to give their opinion of the statement “Getting out into nature makes me feel better and improves my mental health?” Not surprisingly, over 90% of participants said that statement is ‘very true of what I believe.”

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Seriously Remote Work

By Ryan | July 17, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of the American economy and workforce. Out of nowhere, we’re all suddenly dealing with titanic changes in how we go about our workday – perhaps none bigger than the new realities of remote work. For many of us, this reality isn’t going away any time soon and is here to stay.

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Progress Update – Guest Cabin Flyover

By Meghan | May 21, 2020

A gorgeous day for a flyover of the guest cabins. We’re all so excited as we watch the progress and imagine a day – in the not too distant future – when they’ll be open to guests.

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Becca G – Faces of River Mountain

By Meghan | April 1, 2020

Meet Becca Gurney, Founder of Design Choice, a boutique graphic design studio in Washington, DC. Becca and her team work with progressive clients to make the world a better place, by encouraging entrepreneurial endeavors, advancing social justice and women’s causes, and supporting women in leadership positions. She’s also the creative genius behind our print designs and an absolutely awesome human.

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Restorative Vision – Modern, Minimalist Luxury Cabin Pods

By Meghan | February 3, 2020

River Mountain’s cabin pods combine modern, minimalist, luxury. Near DC in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, it’s the ideal road trip destination for a safe and scenic escape.

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Design and Development – A Restorative Relationship with Nature

By Ryan | November 6, 2019

From the beginning of the River Mountain land development process, we’ve had 3 goals in mind…

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Warriors Path to River Mountain

By Brandon | October 31, 2019

A River Mountain is, by design, an escape from the modern, digital world.

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A Bathtub of Stars

By Ryan | October 25, 2019

Our first trip to the River Mountain site was in late January 2019. It was the perfect winter day in the mountains — beautiful blue skies and fresh snow on the ground. I don’t remember our group’s exact, initial reaction as we drove down the gravel driveway, but I do remember…

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