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Summer ActivitiesSummertime boasts endless activities at Glendorn. Work up a sweat in a friendly game of tennis, play an impromptu game of shuffleboard, bocce or croquet or just relax by our oversized outdoor pool.
Hiking and Biking
Glendorn and its 1500 acres have a vast trail system that covers the entire grounds- winding its way up and down hills for the more adventurous hiker or biker. Or you can choose to take a more leisurely stroll or ride on one of the many trails through the valleys floor.
The activities staff at Glendorn can prepare you for a day hike or ride on one of hundreds of miles of trails within the Allegheny National Forest, Allegheny State Park or Ellicottville region.
The area offers leisure hikes and rides or challenging climbs and single tracks for mountain biking, road biking or trail running and climbing.
We have a number of Cannondale mountain bikes and cruisers for on-property enjoyment. Some local bike dealers have rentals available for off-property use. Glendorn guests are also welcome to bring their own bike.
Group rides every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m. Road bike rides on Tuesdays ranging from 30-40 miles. Intermediate to Advanced riders meet at Just Riding Along in Bradford.
Mountain bike rides on Thursdays ranging from 20-35 miles. Intermediate to Advanced riders meet at Just Riding Along in Bradford.
Explore our 1500 acres in a guided Jeep Tour. Our guides will show you some of the best sights Glendorn has to offer. Learn about the history of the land as well as the natural flora and fauna that is showcased on our 18 miles of trails. Our Jeeps are equipped with Mattrack wheel system in the winter. Tours last an hour and must be reserved in advance.
The Lodge at Glendorn is proud to offer a VersaCourt all-purpose athletic court to our guests for tennis, basketball and shuffleboard. The courts open each morning at sun up and can be played on until dark. All necessary equipment including tennis balls, racquets, basketballs, shuffleboard cues, discs and bottled water are available at the courts. Reservations are necessary for lessons or a partner.
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, and life jackets are available at Bondieu Lake. Hop in one of our Old Town canoes and paddle around the lake, keep an eye out for beaver, geese, blue herons and fish jumping.
Off-property canoeing, kayaking and whitewater adventure trips can be arranged with Glendorn preferred river outfitters, advanced reservations required.
The Lodge at Glendorn's swimming pool is open seasonally from the end of May until September. It is heated to an approximate temperature of 80º. Pool hours are 7:30 AM until 10:00 PM daily. No lifeguard is on duty and children under the age of sixteen (16) must be accompanied by an adult.
Croquet and Bocce Ball
Croquet may be played on the croquet court and Bocce Ball may be played on The Big House lawn or at Bondieu Lake. Mallets, balls and rules are kept are the court. Bocce Ball sets are available on the sun porch and at the Bondieu Lake Boathouse.
Arrangements can be made for you and your group at The Crosspatch, located in Salamanca, New York. Thirty (30) minutes from The Lodge at Glendorn.
Take a moment to relax with our private yoga session. Our yoga instructor will customize your session based upon your needs and experience. | $100 per hour (accommodates up to 8 people) Advanced notice required
Spend an afternoon in the Kitchen with our Award Wining Culinary Staff. Glendorn's state of the art kitchen is the center of an extraordinary team of culinary experts who are passionate about creating memorable meals for our guests. Go behind the scenes and learn the preparation of your favorite dish or discover what Chef is preparing that day.
Par Puzzles, board games and books can be found in the Pine Sitting Room and The Playhouse Conference Center. There are over 40 wood-burning fireplaces on property to keep you cozy while you enjoy the ‘great indoors'. Billiard tables are available in the Main Lodge Billiard Room and The Playhouse Conference Center. Direct TV and movies are available for viewing in your accommodation, The Big House Billiards Room or Playhouse Conference Center. A digital projector with surround sound, a large screen television with surround sound, a Blu-Ray player, a DVD player and video games are available at the Playhouse Conference Center.
Private Penn Hills Country Club
Guests of Glendorn have a temporary membership to the Penn Hills Club while staying at Glendorn. Penn Hills was established in 1922 and the golf course was designed by Walter J. Travis, noted golf course designer during the golden age of golf in America. Mr. Travis designed all the major courses in Western New York and Southern Ontario during the early part of the 20th century. Penn Hills is a fine example of unique Travis signatures: greens with challenging undulations, ingenious layouts that maximize the available landscape, and dramatically placed greens sites. The magnificent, castle-like club house features a dining room, bar, and locker rooms. Penn Hills is located 20-minutes from Glendorn and we provide complimentary car service to and from the club. Advance tee-times are strongly recommended.
Pine Acres Country Club
This beautiful golf course is situated atop the mountains of northwestern Pennsylvania, in the heart of the beautiful Allegheny National Forest. With a 3½ star rating from Golf Digest Magazine, this 18-hole Championship Course with a 136 slope rating will test even the most experienced golfers. With their well-stocked Pro Shop and PGA Professional on staff, along with their full service restaurant and lounge, you will find your visit to Pine Acres Country Club to be an enjoyable and memorable experience. Pine Acres is also located 20-minutes from Glendorn and we provide complimentary car service to and from the club. Advance tee-times are strongly recommended.