Cassie Rupert
Author: Cassandra Rupert

Marketing Communications Coordinator for the LHVB. Avid skier & hiker, aspiring writer & self-proclaimed wordsmith, book worm, & lover of travel. Follow me: @cassie_LHVB


Chef Jeremy Critchfield of the Stone House Restaurant & Country Inn, a local legend and grill-master, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Chef is famous for his delicious menu and is constantly developing new recipes and ways to serve his delicious food to the masses. If you missed it, check out our recent blog interview with…

Chef Jeremy Critchfield

Nothing beats good beer and BBQ, something Chef Jeremy Critchfield of The Stone House Restaurant and Country Inn understands and has mastered. A local legend and grill-master, Chef Critchfield, the Hunt Chef, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, working at pizza shops, luxury resorts, and currently as head chef at the Stone House.…

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Presidential Places

Monday, February 20, 2017 9:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

In honor of President's Day, step back to a simpler time with this round up of past presidents and their experiences in the region. Tour the Laurel Highlands to retrace the steps of a young George Washington before he became our nation’s first president. Rewind to President Eisenhower’s visit in 1958, or have a stately stay at…

Whitehorse Brewing Rebellion Red

From unusual names to unique flavors, these craft breweries are tapping into some delicious creativity. Hop to it, and try the flavors that speak to you. This beer list is just a taste of all the crafts these brew masters have created. Visit all four of these fantastic breweries in the region: Bloom Brew, Four Seasons Brewing Company, Rivertowne…

Ohiopyle Whitewater Rafting

A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza If whitewater rafting isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be. And if you haven’t crossed it off the list already, you should plan your trip to Ohiopyle to feel the thrill of the whitewater for yourself! If you are familiar with Ohiopyle, you’ve seen the outfitters scattered throughout…

Laurel Hill State Park Beach

8 Inexpensive Summer Outings

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Looking to spend a summer day in the Laurel Highlands that doesn’t break the bank? Find great places to cool off, get outside, and show your Steelers pride this summer. Laurel Hill State Park The lake and the beach at Laurel Hill are a hub for summer activity. Build sandcastles and cool off in the water. Rent boats, canoes, kayaks,…

Flight 93 National Memorial

From the new Visitors Center Complex to the Memorial Plaza, the entire Flight 93 National Memorial is a beautiful place of remembrance and honor recognizing the sacrifice made by the passengers of Flight 93. Whether your visit serves as a pilgrimage, a patriotic rite of passage, or merely a historical and educational experience, one thing is for…

What to wear skiing

Tips for Keeping Warm on the Slopes

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

There's nothing more painful than freezing during your first time on the slopes. Most of you probably know what I'm talking about. I have great respect for people who brave the cold dressed in jeans and a hoodie with a red face and hands on a 20 degree day, but I'm here to tell you there are other options. I would hate for you to be…