The Glendorn Story
July 5, 2016
When it rains – even hails – during your spring weekend getaway and you still have a good time, you know you’ve found a special place. The Lodge at Glendorn is actually 12 lodges over hill and dale in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. This was the getaway of oil baron Clayton Glenville Dorn, who built the main lodge in 1929, and, as his family grew, more cabins were raised along the property’s small lakes and trout streams. By 1995, the Dorn family opened their private getaway to paying guests. Current owner (and former frequent guest) Cliff Forrest runs this sprawling family compound as an amenity-stacked Relais & Châteaux estate. It’s recently undergone cabin upgrades and property refurbishments, but you are really coming to this 607-hectare property beside the Allegheny National Forest for the peace and quiet and wilderness of a true cottage vacation.