Day Trips

Flight 93 Memorial - Located 20 miles southeast of Johnstown in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, this monument memorializes the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93, paying tribute to the 33 passengers and 7 crewmembers who perished on September 11, 2001. Flags flank the temporary wooden and chain-linked structure on which thousands of shirts, hats, posters, bumper stickers, letters, and flowers have been affixed, and around which monuments of etched stone and wood and even hand-painted rocks have been lovingly lain. Juxtaposed more tightly than the letters of an eleventh hour Scrabble game, personal scrawlings of visitors envelop every inch of this site, even the guard rails that mark its entrance.

Seven Springs Ski Resort - At a 3,000 ft elevation, this 275 acre snow resort is the best thing southwestern Pennsylvania has going for it. While Seven Springs maintains a host of year-round activities, its snow park is open December 1 through April 1 every year. Nine chair lifts, 17 trails, and a snow tubing park ensure endless hours of fun. While not on the slopes, guests are treated to an indoor pool, spas, bowling ally, and other amenities found in resort living. Seven Springs is located 40 miles southwest of The Manor. Mention us by name to receive a fantastic discount!

Fallingwater - Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 and constructed between 1936 and 1939, the architectural masterpiece Fallingwater was once the private retreat for department store icon Edgar J. Kaufmann. The copiously cantilevered house, sitting atop and rising 30 ft above a babbling brook and waterfall, was intended to exist harmoniously in its natural surroundings. Original furnishings are displayed, most of which were designed by Wright. Since 1963, the Western Pennsylvania Conservatory has owned and operated the estate, located 61 miles south of The Manor. Reservations are recommended at least one month in advance and guests are advised they will have to fork out $50 if they wish to join a tour that accommodates photography.

Fort Ligonier - At the junction of highways 711 and 30 in Ligonier, 23 miles west of The Manor, stands a Lincoln Log fortress. Established in September 1758, Fort Ligonier served as a stronghold in the French and Indian War until its decommission in 1766. Although all original structures were obliterated over two centuries ago, the site was reconstructed in the 1960’s to an interpretation of its former grandeur. Only $6.75 gains you access to this forgery of a fort, which includes a museum housing unknown 18th century artwork, a video presentation, plenty of cannons to climb upon, and poorly-photocopied self-guided tour literature that is yours to keep!

Latrobe Brewing Company - Established in 1893 and closed only during Prohibition, the Latrobe Brewing Co. has brewed Rolling Rock beer since 1939. While its other brews are not as infamous as the enigmatic 12-ounce "33" bottles, Rock Green Light and Loyalhanna Pennsylvania Lager varieties are also produced here. If you intend to tour the facilities during your stay at The Manor, call in advance at (724) 539-3394 to reserve a tour date. Tours feature all the intoxicating Rolling Rock you can swill, and are given at 10am and 1pm every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Pittsburgh - Just 65 miles to the west of The Manor lies Johnstown’s closest real city. Enjoy the scenic 90 minute drive or sit back and relax on a scheduled two-hour AMTRAK adventure at a cost of only $11 per person.

Hershey, PA - Known as "The sweetest place on earth", Hershey’s Chocolate World has been tempting visitors for over 30 years. Take a tour of the Chocolate Factory and see how THC is actually injected into chocolate bars to produce unyielding addictions. The Spa at Hotel Hershey is even rumored to have gurgling baths of melted chocolate. Hershey, PA is located near Harrisburg 144 miles east of The Manor.