Historic Summit Inn
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Historic Summit Inn

The front of the historical summit inn
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Outdoor dining area/patio
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King bed with Valley View
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Golf course
Conference facilities
Parking
Internet
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Classic
Languages Spoken
English
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Julie M wrote a review Jul 2021
14 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Summit Inn is a charming, old-school, property far from the “cookie-cutter” places I usually stay in for business travel. The grounds are lovely and staff couldn’t be nicer! Yes, in some ways it is a bit worn around the edges, but the grounds and views are beautiful, the lobby area is wonderful, and the history of the property is interesting and documented by great displays of historic photos, ledgers, and promotional materials from various eras. It is very convenient to the things/places we wanted to do and represents a good value for the area and compared to other non-chain lodging options. I will be glad to return to Summit Inn!

That said, I have two suggestions for management: 1. if the outdoor pool will be closed —even briefly—for a private event, let guests know early in the day (post info in lobby) and not when they come to the desk to get pool towels on their way to the pool for a planned swim. 2. Have someone clean up “last night’s” glassware, bottle tops and empty bottles from veranda/deck early in the morning (like when the coffee service is being set up). Both suggestions are things that should be easy to implement and would add to the loveliness of a stay at the Summit Inn.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AirplaneJoey wrote a review Aug 2020
Carmel, New York323 contributions174 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked here last minute and appreciated being able to stay at on just a Saturday. The common areas are great, with a vintage German theme. This hotel oozes history without being too formal or stuffy. We were greeted with no smile; the lady at the front desk, while not mean, was definitely curt and unpleasant; not a great first impression. The rooms could definitely use a refresh; the shower pressure was virtually nonexistent. Our room (117) had a cute porch off to the side, so this is definitely a good room to request. It has 2 fabulous pools and a hot tub; sitting in the hot tub with the fog and rain was definitely a highlight. Breakfast the next morning very good. This was a great stay and we hope to be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa L wrote a review Jun 2020
Fullerton, California8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you've seen Dirty Dancing you can get a little feel for this type of place. No separate cabins here, but the hotel is from the non-a/c era when people fled polluted, hot cities during the summer for fresh area and beautiful countryside.

The hotel still uses real keys for rooms, but all rooms have been modernized from their original layouts (to include bathrooms in each one, etc.). Décor matches the era this hotel represents (not ultra-modern). The bed was very comfortable. We did miss having a fridge and microwave in the room, however, we made due keeping some things cold using ice from the machine on the main floor. The grand lobby and the fantastic porch overlooking the valley below are features you don't get even in very nice modern hotels.

We were there during COVID-19 restrictions so breakfast was limited, but it was a great stay. We could not believe our luck to find that they have installed a Level 2 charging station for electric vehicles in the upper parking lot. Fantastic and very forward thinking. We used it both nights we were there.

Staff were very nice and helpful. Thank you for a great stay!
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Date of stay: June 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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CharlieMeyer2020 wrote a review Sept 2021
Tulsa, Oklahoma85 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Be forewarned, if you want chain hotel efficiencies, read no further-this is not the place for you.
However, if you revel in wonderful old hotels in reasonably good shape with all their delightful idiosyncrasies, you’re in luck.
1)Lots of rocking chairs everywhere for taking in the beautiful surroundings-especially sunsets.
2)The grounds are well maintained including horse shoe and shuffle board.
3)Veranda dining is only open from approx Memorial Day through Labor Day.
4)Very nice full service bar with lots of beers on tap.
5)The dining room is open in the evenings only. Our meals over two nights were great.
6)Breakfast is an abbreviated menu available at the bar after Labor Day. Self service complimentary coffee.
7)No lunch service after Labor Day.
8)Rooms with a view do have noise from the National Road right out front(remember you’re at the top of the summit at the Summit Hotel), but the noise dies down significantly in the evening and does not over ride the benefit of a room with a view.
9)Rooms around back are quieter, but do not have a view of anything.
10)There were plenty of people in the lobby around the fire place during our two night stay and engaged in conversation if they were engaged first.
11)Easy to get to all the sights including Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob and Ohiopyle. Flight 93 Memorial is about 90 minutes away and a very, very moving experience.
13)Very nice indoor and outdoor pools
14)My wife says Nick (cash or check only) is the best masseuse anywhere.
15)Don’t forget to check out the on site Animal Planet Tree House.
16)Front desk staff and dining room hostess are very friendly and helpful.
17)But above all, remember that your goal is to slow down and unwind. Take advantage of that opportunity at this great hotel. Stay at least two nights.
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms with a view have noise that dies at night time. It didn’t bother us.
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SCVoyageur wrote a review Oct 2021
SC122 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is for those who enjoy historic lodging with modern conveniences. The hotel is reminiscent of other mountain lodges I've stayed. There is no elevator but a grand stairway from the lounge with a burning fireplace. This opens on to a huge deck with rocking chairs to look over the valley from the summit.
There are several dining rooms. We had an excellent dinner ( crab cakes were excellent) and excellent full buffet breakfast in the largest room. There is an intimate bar as well. The bedrooms varied in size, some with sofas. There was no coffee/tea maker but it is available downstairs. There was no frig. The king size bed had good white linens and 6 small pillows of various fillers & was comfortable - not too hard or soft. The carpet looked new. The furnishings were fine. Everything was very clean. The TV picture was poor quality but lots of channels. Not many extra receptacles for devices. The bathroom tub/shower & toilet are old and low to the ground with a pedestal sink, not much shelf space. Lots of nice toiletries. But the bathroom can use an update. The very white towels were very soft and plentiful.
If you want a relaxed get-away, with rustic wood beams & a mountain atmosphere, this is a lovely place. All the staff was very helpful & friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Upper floors that look over valley have the views.
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jpete wrote a review Jun 2022
Williamsburg, Virginia305 contributions187 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second visit to the Summit Inn with the previous visit 16 years ago that was very enjoyable. This visit was very enjoyable as well.

The hotel was built in 1907 and is both grand and charming while being cozy at the same time. That being said don’t expect modern upgrades in the rooms like refrigerators, microwaves or coffee machines like in the chain hotels. Complimentary coffee is available in the breakfast area and there is an ice machine just off of the lobby as well.
Do expect a spotless and comfortable room with a flat screen TV as well as a spotless bathroom.

When you first arrive you may think of a movie set with a grand staircase and a huge lobby with ample seating as well as a large fireplace. The size of the hotel is incredible with spacious public areas as well as two pools and great landscaping. The mountain views of Uniontown were great.

From the time we arrived until our departure we were impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of every staff and wait staff member that we interacted with.

The dining options were very good with breakfast served just off the lobby with very reasonable prices along with generous servings.
Dinner on the Veranda and Mae’s Dining Room was very good as well with excellent service and well prepared dishes. The salmon dinner was fabulous.
Expect to pay around $95 plus tip for a dinner for two with a bottle of wine.

Our reason for visiting was to visit Falling Water which is a Frank Lloyd Wright built house a short drive away and Ohiopyle State Park which is on the way to FW.

All in all a very enjoyable and memorable visit all the way around.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kelly T wrote a review Sept 2020
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania207 contributions42 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here during the Pandemic instead of going to beach where it would be super crowded. The views from this hotel are beautiful. It is a historic hotel that gave us THE SHINNING vibes. Rooms were clean. But no maid service unless requested. It would of been nice to have a refrigerator in room since we went out to eat for every meal because nothing was really open at hotel to eat. You could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at hotel from one spot with a limited menu and limited space.

The out door pool was great. Also had an indoor pool.

This is a hotel for an older crowd. Maybe it would be better if we visited after covid.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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ChefAnnMt_Laurel_NJ wrote a review Aug 2021
Mount Laurel, New Jersey249 contributions119 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 2 nights a few weeks ago, while visiting Fallingwater (which is less than 10 minutes away), and the front desk staff and wait staff were all friendly and efficient. Our room, while a bit dated, was very clean as was the bath and we did choose a room with a view of the valley down into Uniontown (I recommend a room in that area so you are not on the at times very noisy highway!). They have a large outdoor swimming pool, only 5' feet in depth, and we enjoyed that, along with a delicious dinner our first night there. The dinner menu was limited, but the food was wonderful. Pricing is fair (we paid $189/night plus taxes). My only recommendation to the management is to lighten the lobby so it is more inviting. Usually, when I travel there will be some people enjoying the lobby, and I saw no one sitting down there while we were there. Oh, and the breakfasts were 'alacart', which ended up being what I call NYC prices ($17 for scrambled eggs, English muffin and OJ!).
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: choose a room facing the valley, not the road
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Michael H wrote a review Sept 2023
Frederick, Maryland100 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had driven past the Summit Inn on business over the years but never stayed there. So, when the wife and I planned a trip to visit the Flight 93 Memorial and Fallingwater I made the mistake of suggesting we give the Historic Summit Inn consideration. After the wife looked at the website and I asked if she was sure she wanted to give it a shot, we booked our room.

Now keep in mind that the hotel is over 100 years old, and the likes of Thomas Edison and other historic figures have stayed there, but one would hope that the air in the rooms wouldn't be the same air that Edison breathed and exhaled. They use in-wall air conditioners, and they obviously had not been cleaned for who knows how long. We literally had dust balls hanging from the ceiling and a wall corner was a collecting point for the stuff that comes out of the AC. To be fair, the wife went to the front desk and the manager did come to the room and we showed them the debris on the ceiling and wall corner. He offered to have someone come clean the corner of the wall, but we chose to do it ourselves since we had Clorox wipes with us and frankly, we didn't want housekeeping to broadcast whatever was on the wall throughout the room. Management did offer to discount our room for the trouble and at checkout they reduced our rate from $244 to $144. Our alternative was to have them move us, but we were only there for one night, had already unpacked before we saw the stuff on the ceiling and wall and after talking about it, we figured that the other rooms would be the same.

When we arrived home Thursday night and began to unpack, the smell of our clothes definitely smelled like the room. Also, the wife's allergies have snow balled and she is flat on the couch today with a scratchy and sore throat and a head full of mucus. Basically, there was airborne mold in the room. We are still trying to get the smell out of one remaining piece of clothing after washing it a couple of times.

Listen, the hotel is charming in the lobby and certainly historical, along with a great view of the Uniontown valley, but other than that I would never recommend it. Also, no elevator and if you are on an upper floor, you have to drag everything multiple flights of stairs. Finally, the upstairs hallways have no AC and were probably above 90 degrees during the day.

Just can't recommend this hotel with a clear conscious.
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You might want to stay somewhere else.
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Shawn R wrote a review Aug 2022
South Lyon, Michigan255 contributions81 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Needs a little TLC. They can update rooms/property and still maintain the "historic" feel. Sean at the front desk was great. Dinner on the Veranda was nice, make sure to get a reservation, especially if you plan on dining there the night of your arrival. . Great place to watch a sunset. Fairly close to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Theresa H asked a question May 2018
Galena5 contributions2 helpful votes
Do the rooms have a refrigerator?
Answer from Kelly D
Columbiana, Ohio462 contributions134 helpful votes
Mine did not
AirplaneJoey asked a question Oct 2017
Carmel, New York323 contributions174 helpful votes
Do they require 2 night minimum stays on the weekends? How about weekdays in the summer season?
Answer from Sanquhar04
Thurmont, Maryland487 contributions47 helpful votes
Two nights were not required when we stayed there last Memorial Day weekend. I suggest calling the hotel when they open back up in the spring.
m0mdenise asked a question Jul 2017
Weirton, West Virginia16 contributions4 helpful votes
Are there mini fridges in the room for baby bottles?
Answer from Karen M
finleyville 1533226 contributions10 helpful votes
3there wasn't one in the rooms I have stayed in. Best to call them to find out
mariettarun asked a question Apr 2016
Amesville, Ohio
What so you offer for weddings?
Answer from Amanda L
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We offer various packages and a la crate service for receptions with up to 400 guests. We have unique ceremony spaces for up to 250 guests as well. There are many photos of past receptions on our Facebook page. If you share your email address or call 724-438-8594 I will be happy to send you our menus and more information. The office will be open Monday morning at 9:00am. Have a great day!
Answer from cmw109
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania12 contributions26 helpful votes
Trip advisors do not answer questions about room availability. We are travelers who comment on places we have stayed.
Michael H wrote a tip Sept 2023
Frederick, Maryland100 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"You might want to stay somewhere else."
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Carol C wrote a tip Aug 2023
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We didn't sleep at the hotel. We ate dinner on the Veranda."
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rickeycatalogna wrote a tip Aug 2023
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The location is perfect for sightseeing, bike riding and restaurants. "
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golferprincess wrote a tip Aug 2023
Fort Erie, Canada10 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are tired. No elevator so if you have mobility issues carrying suitcases up 3 flights of stairs is not ideal. Restaurant food is bad"
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Al M wrote a tip Aug 2023
Delaware, Ohio23 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The entrance it a bit tricky it sneaks up on you being at the top of a steep hill."
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PRICE RANGE
$307 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
historic summit hotel farmington, historic summit resort, summit farmington, farmington summit
LOCATION
United StatesPennsylvaniaFarmington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
94
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Frequently Asked Questions about Historic Summit Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Historic Summit Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cucumber Falls (3.4 km), Fort Necessity National Battlefield (7.0 km), and Laurel Caverns (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Historic Summit Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Historic Summit Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Historic Summit Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Historic Summit Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maywood Grill, Stone House Restaurant and Inn, and Mae’s Dining.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Historic Summit Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Historic Summit Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Historic Summit Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Necessity National Battlefield (7.0 km) and Mount Washington Tavern (7.6 km).
Does Historic Summit Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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