This Thanksgiving, step away from the stove! Whether you need a break from your daily grind or simply an escape from your own kitchen, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to check out the bountiful culinary options in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands.  To help you plan a stress-free Turkey Day getaway, the holiday gurus and chief turkey and mashed potato connoisseurs at GO Laurel Highlands have highlighted several Thanksgiving Dinner and lodging options that we think even the most traditional among us would love. 

Our first tip? Make your reservations right away, before availability is gobbled up! Learn more about outdoor recreation, spas, lodging, and dining in the Laurel Highlands.

Thanksgiving Buffet Seven Springs

Let’s start with the main course. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is preparing a savory and delectable Thanksgiving feast in the Slopeside Dining Room and Grand Ballroom on November 23. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a Thanksgiving to remember with your loved ones. 

This Thanksgiving Buffet promises to be a veritable feast and the menu includes:

  • Assorted salad display
  • Fresh house-baked breads and assorted butters
  • Fresh seasonal fruits and cheeses 
  • Peel-and-eat shrimp with cocktail sauce
  • Chef-carved black oak ham
  • Chef-carved prime rib, au-jus, and horseradish crème
  • Roasted turkey with traditional sage stuffing
  • Homemade noodles
  • Mashed Yukon potatoes
  • Savory turkey giblet gravy
  • Candied bourbon yams
  • Baked Atlantic salmon with lemon and fresh dill
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Haricot verts with wild mushrooms and red onion
  • Baked penne marinara
  • Chef’s selection of seasonal pies, cakes, and more!


Thanksgiving Dinner Setting

For an “over-the-top, four-day celebration of all things Turkey Day,” Nemacolin, in Farmington, is the crème-de-la crème. A resort like no other, Nemacolin has been creating magical moments in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands since 1987. This year is no different. Overnight guests and members will enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, family movies, craft events, bedtime elf visits for the little ones, a Gingerbread House Workshop, and the awe-inspiring Light Up Nemacolin celebration.  These incredible events are only available to overnight guests and members.

For those interested in long, scenic mountain views, rich history, and an unbuckle-your-belt, get-out-the stretchy-pants deliciously decadent meal, plan your Thanksgiving visit to The Historic Stone House Restaurant & Inn.

One of the original wayside inns along the National Road, the Stone House first opened its doors in 1822 to waggoners and travelers seeking renewed health in the waters of nearby Fayette Springs. Ever since those early days, the Stone House has been regarded by travelers and locals alike as a charming getaway for fine dining and good times in a peaceful mountain setting. Imagine you and your loved ones spending the holiday in this idyllic setting, enjoying a Thanksgiving Buffet featuring (among other selections) broccoli cheddar soup, Waldorf salad, prime rib, honey-baked country ham, slow-roasted turkey, traditional stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, candied yams, baked cod over old bay rice, and more. Of course, if you save room, there will be a tempting dessert table complete with pumpkin and pecan pie.  

Stone House Thanksgiving

Can’t imagine driving home after this feast? Thinking about cocktails by the fire? We don’t blame you! To relax and turn this visit into a getaway, book a historic and elegant or modern and romantic room in which to crash— we mean rest — after the feasting festivities. Learn more and check availability.

In nearby Uniontown, travelers, and day-trippers alike will be treated to a Thanksgiving buffet that pulls out all the stops at the Hilton Garden Inn.  This event is perfect to schedule around Laurel Highlands sightseeing or other holiday obligations. Call 724-434-7200 x0 for Reservations. Lodging in this pet-friendly, conveniently located hotel includes an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free parking.

Thanksgiving Seven Springs

Families will appreciate the familiarity and quality of the Hilton Garden Inn's lodging accommodations and the delicious variety of the Thanksgiving buffet.

There is so much to do in the Laurel Highlands, you may want to spend the Thanksgiving holiday chilling out in a cozy cabin or cottage, recharging at an intimate bed and breakfast, or enjoying all the amenities at one of our top-rated hotels or luxurious resorts. Should you choose to do a turkey dinner takeout, we recommend ordering your Thanksgiving dinner from Disalvo’s Station Restaurant in Latrobe. Each takeout package serves eight people with easy re-heating and baking instructions.

Now that we’ve spilled the tea, why not put Thanksgiving 2023 in the books as your best holiday ever? Make lasting holiday memories beyond the dinner table as you explore hiking and biking trails, museums, and more in Pennsylvania’s scenic Laurel Highlands.

Interested in learning more? Specific Laurel Highlands events for the Thanksgiving weekend can be found here.