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Discover + Experience

A SENSE OF PLACE

EXPLORE RIVER MOUNTAIN

Resting on 150 acres of nature, River Mountain offers something for everyone -- a good time to connect with your crew, adventures in nature right out your front door, and inspiring spaces to sit back and relax. River Mountain is more than just an overnight, it is a total experience and your journey!

Acknowledgement

Warrior Path

Running parallel to River Mountain's eastern ridge is Warriors Path, a major travel and trading route from Six Nations country, New York, to the Catawba country in the Carolinas. The historic path along Sweet Root Creek was one of the longest and most heavily traveled land routes in eastern North America, connecting Indigenous peoples over hundreds of miles.

The Underground Railroad

Black Valley was an active route along the Underground Railroad. Local histories principally credit four residents with leading the aid network in this area: Rev. John Fidler, Elias Rouse, Joseph Crawley, and James Graham. Just to the south of the River Mountain property are 13 unmarked graves of formerly enslaved peoples who died traveling the route to freedom.

Meals + Dining

Stress free! River Mountain's Graze Kitchen provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily for our guests. Relax in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the log cabin or take your meal to another scenic setting at River Mountain. All meals are prepared fresh and packaged "to go", for your convenience.

To avoid unnecessary waste and impact on our environment, we ask all guests to place meal orders prior to their stay, 24 hours in advance. Please visit our "Guest Guide" to order our seasonal meals prior to your stay with us.

Coffee with a View

Rise + Shine

Daily 5-6pm

Free Happy Hour

Springs Hot Soaking Tubs

Our Cedar Hot Soaking Tubs offer guests a relaxing and rejuvenating experience in the same spring water found in 14 natural springs on the property.

Natural Amenities

Creeks, Natural Springs, Meadows, and Forest

Hiking Trail

Hang Out + Chill

Hammock Hideaway

Open Space

Black Valley

Tastings + Tours

Hives

Meander Along the Property

Sweet Root Creek

Fishing - Bring Your Own Gear

Dewey's Pond

Gathering Spaces

Main Lodge

The Main Lodge is our central point for living well - sunlight soaked guest rooms, panoramic yoga studio, guest kitchenette, conference meeting room, and lobby lounge area.

"Big Red" Barn

Our restored mid 19th-century Mennonite barn is the ideal gathering space. From morning yoga, evening ping-pong, and company events, "Big Red" is the perfect combination of hand-crafted beauty in an updated space.

Greenhouse

Our latest addition at River Mountain -- the greenhouse is a stunning space with natural light letting the outdoors in. Climate controlled and under shelter, the greenhouse is an inspiring space for yoga retreats, group dining, and winter weddings.

Historic Log Cabin

The restored 1807 historic log cabin serves as our dining hall and breakfast area. The hand-hewn timber, the handcrafted community tables, the crackle of the old fireplace - this is a place to settle in for the evening.

Yoga Platforms

Our yoga platforms rest at the base of Warrior Ridge, along Sweet Root Creek, and look out to Tussey Mountain. Enjoy a class led by River Mountain facilitators or do your own thing on these platforms nestled in Black Valley.

Activities & Amenities

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Campfires

Nights at the campfire — there’s nothing like them. Sharing stories and laughter with friends and family, all gathered around the glow of the flame.

Cool Off at Sweet Root Creek

Cool off and chill sitting along Sweet Root Creek. Sweet Root runs along our River Mountain trail, throughout the property and at the base of Warrior Ridge.

Cornhole – Bean Bag Toss

Have some fun and explore – our scavenger hunt is totally fun for adults and kids alike! Our scavenger hunt begins near the Main Lodge trailhead and has six secret spots to find. Each spot is identified by a wooden stake in the ground with a painted green top.

Daily Happy Hour

Enjoy complimentary happy hour and meeting other guests or new friends – 5-6PM daily in the Historic Log Cabin.

Fishing at Dewey’s Pond

Cast a line and fish at Dewey’s Pond or just take a seat on the bench for a morning coffee or evening brew. Dewey’s Pond is located just across the bridge from the main lodge and up the hill.

Flow Yoga

Lay down your mat and flow during this 60 minute yoga class. Our yoga classes are for all skill levels and focus on the beauty of being here, alive, and outside. Enjoy movement among the mountains and yoga flow vibes.

Flow Yoga RM

Lay down your mat and flow during this 60 minute yoga class. Our yoga classes are for all skill levels and focus on the beauty of being here, alive, and outside. Enjoy movement among the mountains and yoga flow vibes.

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Forest Bathing

Guest’s Guide to Forest Bathing – Enjoy! Turn off your devices to give yourself the best chance of relaxing, being mindful and enjoying a sensory forest-based experience.

Guided Historical Hike

Join a River Mountain team member for a 1 hour guided hike across our 150 acre property. Learn about Native American history, Underground Railroad history, local plants and animals in our valley, and the history of the farm.

Hammock Hideaway

River Mountain Resort – Glamping Getaway Nearby – Hammock Hideaway

Hike River Mountain Loop

The approximately 1.45 mile loop is a MUST for all guests – kids, families, and beginner hikers as well! You’ll see accommodations and spaces from most of the trail, so you won’t get lost and can always turn back when you want.

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Hike the Mid State Trail

Running through Buchanan State Forest, and just 3/4 miles from River Mountain, is Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year — The Mid-State Trail. The trail stretches 327 miles from Maryland to the New York border, crossing through the heart of Pennsylvania with some of the most scenic views overlooking Black Valley.

Hive + Honey Tasting

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience what’s known as “liquid gold” and taste the exquisite flavor of raw HONEY! Led by our Beekeeper, Darci, this is a complete flavor journey – learn about our bee hives and taste the unbelievable flavor of small batch honeys and unique regional profiles.

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Mountain Mornings – Coffee and Tea

Enjoy morning coffee and tea with a view of the rising sun glistening on the mountains.

S’mores by the Fire

A timeless tradition! Gather around your accommodation’s private campfire pit to enjoy the classic sweet treat – s’mores!

Scavenger Hunt

Have some fun and explore – our scavenger hunt is totally fun for adults and kids alike! Our scavenger hunt begins near the Main Lodge trailhead and has six secret spots to find. Each spot is identified by a wooden stake in the ground with a painted green top.

Winter Wellness Trip Snowshoe

Snowshoeing

Set out for a snowshoe wander! We have snowshoes available for guests to use for free during their stay. Snowshoes are located in our chicken coop gear storage building located between the Historic Log Cabin and Greenhouse in the Main Camp. Grab a pair and use as you wish! Our snowshoes are one-size fits all. Please bring boots and warm winter gear with you.

Stargazing

Enjoy epic views under the crisp, clear night sky. Stargazing at River Mountain is unlike anywhere else – with starry views right above most of our guest beds!

Table Tennis

Bring your crew or join other guests for table tennis in the barn!

Tree Planting

Join River Mountain and previous guests as we aim to plant 10 million trees across the state of Pennsylvania by 2025 with the Keystone Tree Partnership. Plant a tree to root yourself in Mother Nature, protect Sweet Root Creek, and give to future generations.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW INSTRUCTIONS ON TREE PLANTING AT RIVER MOUNTAIN

Welcome Kit

Wood Burning Workshop

Join us to learn the art of wood burning! Design your own charcuterie wood board to take home with you. Enjoy a glass of our Sweet Root Sangria while relaxing and creating during this wilderness workshop.

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Location

River Mountain is 2 hours from Washington D.C., the DMV area, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh. We are three hours from Philadelphia and 5 hours from New York City. We're located between Bedford, Pennsylvania, and Cumberland, Maryland, in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. Our property is secluded and remote, yet easily accessible from the city. Find us at 3600 Black Valley Road, Everett, PA 15537.

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+1 (814) 259-6580

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