Unique Places to Stay in Pennsylvania: 10 Cool & Quirky Rentals
By Meg Archer|Updated on March 13, 2023(Originally published March 08, 2023)
Meg Archer is a Portland, Oregon-based Editor & Social Media Manager with degrees in English/Creative Writing from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and Social Psychology from Portland State University. She has held positions in writing, editing, and media-related fields for over 10 years, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Cal Poly’s literary journal Byzantium and copywriting for advertising/marketing agencies before joining Only In You State team in 2015. When she’s not writing or out exploring the West Coast, Meg enjoys working on visual media projects, speaking as a mental health advocate, and can always be found in the front row at Portland Timbers matches.
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With so many beautiful spots to explore in Pennsylvania, visiting them all could take forever! With an abundance of cottages, cabins, and wholly unique options like treehouses, tiny houses, mansions, and even castles, you’re sure to find something to suit your every whim, fancy, and budget. These 10 unique places to stay in Pennsylvania are some of the best accommodations in the state, and all bucket list worthy.
Who hasn’t dreamed of spending the night in a treehouse? Here in Pennsylvania, we have some absolutely marvelous treehouse rentals that are sure to take any getaway to the next level… literally! They are also some of the most fun places to stay in Pennsylvania.
Tiny Home Rentals in Pennsylvania
Tiny house living is a wonderful way to simplify and lower your carbon footprint. If you’ve ever been curious to dip your toes in the tiny lifestyle, these tiny homes are seriously cool places to stay in Pennsylvania.
Farm Houses for Rent in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is so much more than its two major cities; in between Pittsburgh and Philly, you’ll find the most beautiful bucolic landscapes, including a thriving Amish Country that’s sure to sweep you off your feet! And dotted across this lovely landscape, you’ll discover lots of charming farmhouses for rent in Pennsylvania.
Mansions for Rent in Pennsylvania
Looking to enjoy a night or two in the lap of luxury? (Same!) These mansions are some of the most unique rentals in Pennsylvania and offer pure luxury for guests:
Castles for Rent in Pennsylvania
You don’t have to be royalty to live like a king or a queen in the Keystone State. Simply book one of these castles for rent in Pennsylvania, and be prepared for the royal treatment.
Did you know about these unique places to stay in Pennsylvania? Have you stayed in any of these places before? Do you have suggestions for other unique accommodations in the Keystone State? Please share your top picks in the comments section below!
If you’re feeling inspired to explore more of the wonderful state of Pennsylvania, be sure to check out these 11 epic road trips, which, in keeping with our theme of affordability, are all very budget-friendly, and lots of fun! (Some of these destinations are even free… what could be better than that?!)
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When you want to spend the night someplace swanky *and* have all the amenities of a 5-star hotel or luxe resort, you'll want to book a getaway in one of these unique hotels in Pennsylvania:
The Inn at Westwynd Farm in Hummelstown is a bed and breakfast on an equestrian farm near Hershey Gardens and Hersheypark. Guests can enjoy the polished rooms with free wifi and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms even have extras like whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and balconies. In the mornings' breakfast is served on a picturesque patio or in a dining room with garden views. There's also a library with complimentary wine and games for visitors. Horseback riding is available for those who are interested.
Traveler's Rest Hotel in Pittsburgh is a quaint, casual hotel set in an 1883 building near a popular biking trail and within easy walking distance of Point State Park. The hotel features comfortable rooms with free wifi and basic amenities. The common areas provide a spacious lounge and kitchenette.
The Rittenhouse Hotelin Philadelphia is a prestigious 5-star hotel close to one of Philadelphia's most popular attractions - Rittenhouse Square Park. The luxe rooms and suites include flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms with tubs. Guests can indulge in amenities such as multiple dining options, an indoor pool, a steam room, and a sauna. There's also a complimentary car service, allowing guests to explore the area within a 20-block radius.
Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located in the historic district of downtown Bethlehem and is a short distance from Moravian College and Lehigh University. The iconic hotel has refined guest rooms and suites with superb amenities, such as an upscale restaurant, causal taproom, and 24-hour room service. Experience world-class service and stay at this historic hotel next time you're in Bethlehem.
What are the most unique getaways in Pennsylvania?
Looking for more unique getaways in Pennsylvania? We have a few recommendations:
The Wilbur Lititz, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is set in an old converted chocolate factory in historic Lititz and close to many restaurants and attractions like the Wilbur Chocolate Museum. The hotel features a sizeable meeting space, a convenience store, and a fitness center. All rooms are air-conditioned featuring a mini-fridge, a Keurig coffee machine, and a flat-screen TV.
The Dwight D Hotel is a boutique hotel in the heart of the City Center of Philadelphia. It is within walking distance of restaurants, Rittenhouse Square, and the Kimmel Center. The gorgeous, separately designed rooms feature free wifi and private or en suite bathrooms. There's also a restaurant, a cafe, a garden, and a lounge for you to enjoy.
The Lodge at Woodlochis an idyllic spa resort in the Pocono Mountains. It has a large, lush forest setting and a breathtaking lake view. The resort is just 23 minutes from Interstate 84, making it easy to get to. Elegant rooms feature marble bathrooms and private verandas. All-inclusive packages include all meals, access to health and fitness amenities, and outdoor activities like kayaking.
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort is an upscale mineral springs resort on 2,200 acres. It's a short drive from Old Bedford Village, an archaeological site, and 19 miles from Buchanan State Forest. Plush rooms come with free wifi and flat-screen TVs.The property has multiple dining options, a spring-fed indoor pool, and concierge services. Access to a spa and a golf course is available for a fee.
Nemacolin in Farmington is a golf resort on 2,000 wooded acres in the Laurel Highlands, three miles from Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Accommodations are set in hotels, townhouses, and upscale private homes. There are a variety of activities and amenities available at the resort, including two championship golf courses, a casino, a salon, shops, spas, and dining options. With so many choices, everyone should be able to find something they enjoy! And fans of "The Bachelor" will recognize Nemacolin as the setting for Matt James's recent season!