Seven Springs Mountain Resort is a great all-season resort located in Champion, Pennsylvania. An ideal vacation destination for couples and families, it just over an hour southeast of Pittsburgh and about a 3.5 drive from Washington, DC. The resort offers a variety of on-site activities like skiing, golf, bowling, rock climbing, zip-lining, an alpine slide, spa and a variety of tasty dining options.
Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, the Laurel Highlands region is a relaxing vacation destination packed with outdoor recreation options, historic sites like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, family activities and world-class resorts. Set among beautiful tree-lined mountains, the region spans 3,000 square miles of Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is a destination in itself, and couples can easily spend several days there without leaving the property!
Amenities and Activities at Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Ski at Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort offers a wide range of over 30 ski slopes to suite advanced, intermediate and beginner levels. For newbies like us, watch this beginners guide to skiing and snowboarding and be sure to practice on the bunny slopes. You may also want to consider taking a lesson from an instructor before catching the chair lift up. It had been many years since we skied, and we certainly did our share of falling as we caught on!
Lift tickets start at $49 for adults and $38 for children for night skiing between 4pm-9pm. Weekend specials for access from 9am Friday to 9pm Sunday cost $221 for adults and $167 for children ages 6-11. Check their website for a wide range of options.
Trillium Spa offers a sanctuary of relaxation at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Massages are available and services range from targeted treatments to a menu of signature massages. A variety of facials and body treatments are also offered. Trillium Spa has three manicure stations and three pedicure thrones, with massage settings and a whirlpool tub for soaking your feet.
There’s a five-lane bowling alley inside Seven Springs Mountain Resort. This is an especially great option on days when the weather is not good. The cost to bowl is $10 per game and includes shoe rental. I was an avid bowler in my younger days, but my game has really slipped. Bell pulled off an upset win over me during our game there.
Seven Springs Golf Course
Seven Springs Golf Course highlights the picturesque beauty of the Laurel Highlands with mountain vistas throughout the tree-lined course. I enjoyed the sweeping views of autumn foliage while playing the course on a beautiful early October day. The hilly layout offers a challenging round for advanced players, while also being beginner friendly for those teeing off from nearer tee boxes.
Resort guests receive a discount and the Monday-Friday price for 9 holes is $48 and 18 holes is $65. Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts also hosts many corporate golf outings, charity golf tournaments, fundraising tournaments and other special events. Seven Springs Golf Course measures just over 6,500 yards in length.
Rooms at Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort offers spacious rooms with an adjacent sitting area that closes off. Rooms include two flat-screen TV’s, one in the bedroom and one in the sitting area. The beds are very comfortable with lots of pillows to choose from. Many of the rooms have spacious balconies with lovely views of the mountains. Rooms are great for a romantic or family getaway. The tranquility of the mountain setting offers a relaxing reprieve from the stress of city life.
Dining at Seven Springs Resort
The breakfast buffet at Seven Springs Mountain Resort is fantastic. Grab a seat by the window and enjoy a lovely view of the mountains and a tasty meal atop a white table cloth setting. There’s a made to order omelet station with lots of options – ask for a little of everything for a tasty assortment of flavors. A variety of hot options includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and warm sticky buns. The fresh-baked breads are excellent and include rustic white, multi-grain and sun-dried tomato or spinach. Pastries include a variety of donuts, muffins and other treats. The house-made granola is divine. Other healthy options include fresh-cut fruit assortments and sliced grapefruit. There is also an oatmeal station with toppings like raisins, cranberries, brown sugar and nuts. If you are not so hungry there is also a made to order a la carte menu.
Helen’s Restaurant is located in the historic original log homestead of Seven Springs Mountain Resort, which dates to the 1920s. Their menu features organic and local ingredients, paired with a Wine Spectator Award Winning wine list. I enjoyed their pan-roasted tenderloin with bearnaise sauce, red wine demi-glace, mashed potatoes and asparagus. Other great entrees include Sea Scallops, Lamb Lojn and Laurel Highlands Trout. Helen’s is a great place for a fine dining experience in a relaxed setting.
The Bavarian Lounge is a rustic pub to enjoy drinks and a casual meal. They have a great beer selection, including great options from nearby breweries. If you’re hankering for a tasty burger, wings, chili or German-style pretzel, this is a great on-site choice.
Foggy Brews is great for craft beer lovers. They offer an extensive beer menu featuring 50 taps and craft brews from all over the world. Their menu includes great options like poutine, crispy pickles, a signature Bison X Burger, traditional Ramen, fish tacos and much more. Grab a seat at their 100-foot long bar or a table and peruse vintage Seven Springs photos dating as far back as the 1950s.
Seven Ten Bistro
Seven Ten Bistro is located next to the Bowling Alley on the second floor of the Main Lodge, with a view of the lanes. It’s a fun little alcove serving eclectic food with a bowling inspired menu. Items range from out-of-the-ordinary shared plates to interesting twists on salads and tasty sandwiches.
More Casual Dining Options
Sit down for a nice casual meal like a salmon burger or fish n’ chips at Timbers. Mountain Pizza offers delicious fresh-baked New York-style pizzas, fresh hoagies and grab-and-go items. Mountain Perk has a full menu of Starbucks coffee products, along with freshly made sandwiches, bagels, pastries, homemade soups and salads.
Recap of Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort is a great place for a relaxing and active year-round getaway. If you visit during the warmer months, it’s a great place to golf with friends. During the winter, you can ski, snowboard and partake in other activities. It’s also ideal for a romantic getaway with your loved one. This is a great place to de-stress from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Video pin Disclosure: We were hosted by Seven Springs Mountain Resort but all photos and opinions are ours. Thanks to Katie Buchanan of Seven Springs as well as Anna Waltz from Laurel Highlands tourism for hosting us.