1807 Historic Log Cabin
For meals ordered online, meal pick-up is located in the back of the old log cabin, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can eat in the log cabin dining area or take their meals wherever they'd like.
The old log cabin has complimentary coffee and tea in the morning; and happy hour from 5-6pm daily.
If you ordered a grill kit or welcome kit, those are delivered to the refrigerator nearest to your accommodation for your convenience.
The Main Lodge has our front lobby and lounge area, front desk and River Mountain Store.
Restrooms and showers for guests in the Main Lodge, Main Camp Yurts, and Tents in the Trees are located in the Main Lodge.
Main Lodge Kitchenette
Kitchenette For Main Camp Guests - Sink, fridge, and freezer space. Snacks and goodies available for purchase in the kitchenette.
For Guests staying in our Main Lodge, Main Camp Yurts, and Tents in Trees - grill kits are delivered to the fridge in Main Lodge Kitchenette.
Two full bathrooms, showers, sink, fridge, and picnic area for Meadow Yurt Guests. Snacks and goodies are available for purchase in the kitchenette.
For Guests staying in Cabins and Meadow Yurts in the Meadow - grill kits are delivered to the fridge in Meadow Kitchenette.
Just off of the main lodge lobby is our conference room. This room is available for meetings and group rental, and when not being used, available for guests to use during their stay with us.
Our Massage Room is located in the Main Lodge. If you booked a massage, please meet our Massage Therapist in the Main Lodge Lobby.
"Big Red" Barn
Table Tennis, Cornhole, Snowshoes, Games, Sitting Area, Deck Lounge Area
The Barn is available for retreats, events, and group rental, and when not being used, available for guests to use during their stay with us.
Warrior Flow Yoga
Hey Honey! Hive + Honey Tasting
EXPLORE RIVER MOUNTAIN
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.
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.
Relax and hang from the trees in Hammock Hideaway - located in the woods just behind the cabins.
Dewey's Fishing 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.
Sweet Root Creek
Sweet Root Creek is located in the trees at the base of Warrior Ridge and runs the span of our property. Stroll, rest, and cool off in the creek during your stay. To access the creek, simply walk down from your accommodation, toward the base of the mountain and the trees.
Our yoga platforms are located along Sweet Root Creek and our River Mountain hiking trail. Available for yoga retreats and group rentals, as well as individual guest use when not reserved by a group or retreat.
Happy Hour at The Terrace
Take in the ridge and valley views at our Meadow Terrace - located just behind the Historic Old Log Cabin. We've got outdoor lawn games for kids and lounge space with happy hour for parents.
Hot Soaking Tubs
Our Hot Soaking Tubs are located just behind the Main Lodge. Enjoy a hot soak from 7am - 10pm, daily.
Hike the Mid-State Trail
Buchanan State Forest is right across the road from us and is home to Pennsylvania's #1 Hiking Trail, The Mid-State Trail. The trailhead and parking area is approximately 1.2 miles down the road from us. PLEASE read our trail guide below for a comprehensive overview of the trail, parking areas, and tips.
Click Here for Trail Guide + Directions
If you booked horseback riding, get ready for a great time! The stables are about 30 minutes from River Mountain along scenic, country roads. It is a gorgeous drive (with no gas stations or services along the route). If leaving from River Mountain, please leave 45 minutes before the trail ride to have enough time to settle in. Please be mindful and arrive early - the horses will be geared up and waiting for you so please don't be late!
Please use the link for directions to Horseplay Stables https://goo.gl/maps/3whCPAg67AwWF9Zy8
Fall Foliage Scenic Drive
Take this gorgeous drive through Buchanan State Forest, just across from River Mountain. The scenic drive is along Blankley Road, a well-maintained and well-travelled dirt forest road. The route is a 12 mile loop of absolutely stunning tree canopies and colors. Drive safe and enjoy the view!
Please use the link below to view the loop and load directions before you leave, there's no service along the route: https://goo.gl/maps/D8gzxWBnhSahXdTi7
Rocky Gap State Park
Canoe, kayak, paddleboard, hike, swim, and more at Rocky Gap State Park! The park is located approximately 25 minutes south of River Mountain towards I-68 (right across the Maryland state line).
Shawnee Park has canoe and kayak rentals, as well as hiking trails and swimming beaches. The park is located approximately 30 minutes north of River Mountain towards Bedford, PA.
How To:Build a Campfire
Grab all of your campfire kit items - the lighter, the paper bag filled with kindling (small wood pieces), and dry firewood.
This is your firestarter cup, which is located in the paper bag of kindling. Set this aside for a moment.
Build a log cabin with 4 pieces of dry firewood. Stuff the log cabin with shredded paper bag and kindling (small wood pieces). Make sure you don't "overstuff" the log cabin, oxygen and air flow are essential for a fire.
Grab your firestarter cup and place it in the center of your log cabin with the shredded paper bag and kindling. Light your firestarter cup.
Make sure the firestarter cup continues to burn. It should then ignite the shredded paper bag, then the kindling, and then the firewood. Once your fire is burning and strong, add another piece of dry firewood. Again, don't overload your fire - fire needs oxygen and air flow!
How To:Charcoal Grill
Grab the Charcoal Chimney + Firestarter Cup near your grill kit or in your accommodation.
Pile up charcoal to the top of the chimney.
Place the Firestarter Cup on the center of the grill and light the Firestarter Cup.
Place your chimney of charcoal in the middle of the grill directly on top of the lit Firestarter Cup. Watch carefully for the first few minutes to make sure the firestarter doesn't go out. After that it should be pretty obvious that the charcoal has caught fire and is starting to warm up. Cover the top of the grill if it is raining, but remember to give the smoke a way to escape as well.
Wait for 15 minutes for all of the charcoal to heat up (give or take a few minutes based on the size of your chimney and how much charcoal you are using). When the charcoal is grey, it's ready to use!
Take the chimney up by the handle, open the grate on your grill, and pour the charcoal briquettes very slowly inside the base of the grill (too fast and you create a rush of sparks plus the chance of a spill).
Close the charcoal grill, put the lid on and wait for another 10 minutes or so. This allows the heat to build up properly, as if the coals were cooking inside the grill this whole time. When they are ready, adjust the grill as you normally would and start cooking!
How To:Contact Us, Use a Walkie Talkie
Turn the top knob to the right.
Adjust the volume by turning the top knob right.
Hold the button on the left side down as your speak.
Let go of the button on the left side and listen for a response.
Turn the top knob left after the conversation.
Good to Know
"RIVER MOUNTAIN GUEST", No Password
EXTEND YOUR STAY
We may be able to offer a discount for an extra night.
Please contact us with the radio/walkie talkie and we will assist with bags.
10PM - 7AM
YURT + TENT GUESTS
PLEASE close all windows and doors to your yurt and tent if it rains and upon departure! Thank you!!