Post # 1
We are having a very small courthouse wedding next month, but still want to go away for a couple of nights after getting married. I’ve been researching options, but nothing is jumping out at me. I’m just looking for ideas of places I might have missed. We have talked about Oglebay, Nemacolin, and Stonewall Resort (in WV). Any other suggestions?
Post # 2
From a fellow Pittsburgher: Take the Megabus to NYC! If you sit on the upper deck of the doubledecker bus in the front seat, you get an unparalleled view of the East Coast. Just nicely tell whomever is in those seats that youre newlyweds and ask them nicely if you can have the spots for at least part of the ride. Odds are, they’ll let you have the seats <3
Post # 3
If you’re up for a little longer drive there’s always the Greenbrier in White Sulfer Springs, WV. If you want close and quiet, Oglebay would work. I’m actually getting married at Oglebay in a few months. They have a bunch of package options at the lodge depending on what you’re looking for and they do tend to be a better deal than rack rate. They’ve been adding more and more events downtown so check Heritage Port for your dates to see what’s going on. Grand Vue Park is about 20 minutes farther than Oglebay and they have ziplining if you wanted to trek over there.
Post # 4
I’m from Pittsburgh and Fiance and I visited the Inn at Honey Run in Ohio Amish country while we were dating and absolutely adored it. It’s secluded and peaceful, they have walking trails to see the beautiful surrounding woods and pond, it has a great restaurant, and the accomodations are comfortable and contemporary.
It’s about 2ish hours outside of Pittsburgh. It was a comfortable weekend drive.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Put-in-bay, OH is just under 4 hours.
Geneva-on-the-lake, OH is 3 hours.
Ohiopyle is always fun in the summer if you’re into hiking, rafting, etc.
Post # 6
Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls in WV are only a few hours from Pittsburgh and very pretty/peaceful. Check out VRBO or Home Away instead of going with a hotel – more privacy, you have a full house/cabin to yourself, and it’s often more affordable…
Post # 7
Do you like to camp? Lots of beautiful places to camp near Pittsburgh. I love the cabins near pennfield- some more rustic than others. That’s about a 2 hr drive. Lots of beautiful hiking and wildlife.
Post # 8
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort is a 2-hour drive on the turnpike. I used to work there. They often have Groupon deals and if you tell them it’s your honeymoon, you’ll usually get a free upgrade or amenity. They have a couple nice pools, a golf course and a spa if you want to splurge, but the best part is just walking around the property learning about its history. My old boss owns a nice restaurant in town called 10/09 Kitchen (she met her husband, the chef, at the resort!) There are a few other nice little cafes and restaurants in town for budget-friendly dining. Bedford is a nice little weekend getaway. (:
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard
Nemacolin is gorgeous, but I would second checking out the greenbrier and black water falls. Black water falls is just goregous.
Post # 10
I’m loving this thread, cause I rarely get so much love for my town (Wheeling!) Most of my friends give me flack for moving to West Virginia (PA native).
In addition to the other suggetions, what about Niagra Falls? That is such a classic honeymoon destination, and not too far from Pittsburgh. I would also second the Greenbrier, very romantic spot. Cleveland, oddly enough, might be a great destination. The reviatalization of downtown is very nice, with a lot of very good, new restaurants (Michael Symon, Iron Chef’s restraurants are there), and you can catch a lot of music, go to the outdoor market or wander around Treemont. Also, the finger lakes up in New York (near Corning) are beautiful if you like more outdoors stuff, and New River Gorge, and even the small towns near the Allegheny National Forest (stay in a bed and breakfast! I actually grew up in one of those towns).