For The Dining Traveler, by Cara O.
The pampering begins the minute I turn onto the driveway and past the giant outline of the famous “fat bird” mascot to the initial check-in gate at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, known as a 2000-acre playground in the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania and most recently made famous for its host location on ABC’s “The Bachelorette.”
As I arrive at the gate, a friendly employee welcomes me and gives me directions to the property in which I’m staying, the AAA five diamond Falling Rock (a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired boutique hotel). I zig zag across the resort, passing the famous signature Chateau and Lodge, the spa, shopping, golf courses and directional signs pointing me to everything from the safari to golf courses and the zip line. There’s even a private air strip for guests arriving by private plane. I finally arrive at Falling Rock, where I’m greeted by name and ushered inside to check in, where I’m once again greeted by name, handed a glass of prosecco (yes, please!) and introduced to my butler (!), who brings me to my room.