Hotel at a Glance: The Union Hotel
The Union Hotel has seen its fair share of revelry over the years—more than two centuries’ worth. The building has housed a pub (currently called the Bullshead Tavern) since 1802. It’s also served as a hotel, a store, and temporary housing for Union soldiers, but the tavern element has remained constant. Today, guests of the bed and breakfast can still grab pints of locally brewed beer on site, a nice way to cap off a day of recreation in the Alleghenies.
- In-room amenities: Guest rooms have flat-screen TVs, granite and marble bathrooms, and free WiFi
- Home cooking: Smoked prime rib and handmade pastas anchor the menu at the onsite restaurant.
- Free breakfast is included with your stay.
- A fresh coat of paint: The bed and breakfast was completely renovated in 2009.
- Stay active: Go hiking, biking, swimming, or boating at nearby Shawnee State Park, about a 20-minute drive west.
Everett, Pennsylvania: Gateway to the Alleghenies
Tucked into a valley in southern Pennsylvania, Everett is flanked by the peaks of the Alleghenies. Consequently, the town acts as a gateway to outdoor adventure in the mountains. A number of hiking and cross-country skiing trails crisscross Tenley Park a few blocks north of Main Street. These range from short, easy loops around the park to more challenging treks.
Once it warms up, you can take a relaxing kayak, canoe, or tube ride down the Juniata River, which bisects the town. Driving along the historic Lincoln Highway provides up-close views of the Alleghenies. The scenic road picks up just north of town and runs lengthwise across the state.