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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, PA

Situated on 2,000 acres in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and just 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is consistently recognized in the travel and hospitality industry. Nemacolin is one of only 11 Resorts in the world to feature the coveted Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards simultaneously for lodging, Falling Rock boutique hotel and dining, Lautrec Restaurant. Nemacolin also, offers some of the best fly-fishing opportunities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. We are able to guide on multiple tailwater rivers and freestone streams most of the year. The Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Program is located at the Nemacolin Field Club over 10 years old.
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2 of 2(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, PA
Review 1 for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, PA
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Mike Steiner - EXCEPTIONAL GUIDE,
August 18, 2013
By: FlySmiths
from Maryland, USA
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Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on overall enthusiasm and personality:: 
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Additional Thoughts:Fantastic Guide!
"We just returned from Fly Fishing with Guide and Fly Fishing Manager at Nemacolin Mike Steiner. We are a husband and wife who have fly fished from Ireland to Montana and the mid-Atlantic and must say that Mike Steiner is fantastic. From the wonderful service he provided in planning our trip and communicating with us regarding weather and conditions in the days leading up to our trip to his expertise and friendliness on the water... he is top notch. We fished a variety of water and caught lots of fish - some HUGE!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, PA
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A Great Getaway!,
July 19, 2012
By: FirstRise
from Maryland, USA
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"I’ve been out with the Orvis guides on 3 occasions and I found them to be knowledgeable and friendly. There’s a wonderful private stream which holds some tremendous (24”+ and well-educated) browns, rainbows and numerous fat brookies, but this freestone stream, like others in the area, is often subject to ultra-low flows during the summer months which render it un-fishable. The blue-ribbon Savage River tailwater has a healthy population of wild browns which can be very challenging to deceive. The North Branch of the Potomac below Jennings Randolph Lake offers a rare opportunity for eastern anglers to catch cutthroats (although I’ve yet to catch one). In addition, the tailwaters offer naturally reproducing brookies, browns, rainbows and good populations of stocked fish (I landed a rotund 24” NB palomino on one visit). If true native brookies are your thing, they’re plenty here in the many freestone feeder streams above the impoundments and also in the tailwater systems.
My wife and I have made the trip to Nemacolin at least a dozen times and we’ve always had a great experience. My Mrs. will typically schedule spa treatments (which she loves) and I’m then free to explore the many terrific fisheries in the area. There’s seemingly limitless activities here ranging from high tea to sporting clays.
If fine dining interests you, you will not be disappointed. We’ve had many fantastic meals at the Aqueous restaurant and I highly recommend it. The food at the European-inspired Lautrec was delicious, but we felt it was obscenely overpriced for the minuscule course portions (we ended up getting a pizza from PJ’s afterwards to quiet our still-growling bellies). Perhaps I’m just an “Ugly-American”, but I don’t expect to go home hungry after shelling-out big-bucks for a meal.
Accommodations can be pricy too, but if you can pass on staying at the impressive chateau or Falling Rock facilities, you can find some more reasonable, but still comfortable, lodging in the satellite townhomes."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes