The Chateau Opening This Summer at Nemacolin

by | Jun 20, 2024 | Travel

Celebrated for its exceptional luxury in Pennsylvania’s picturesque Laurel Highlands, the Nemacolin resort in Farmongton, PA., this summer will debut, The Chateau, featuring Ritz Paris-inspired design, alongside new property revitalizations — Nightcap, PJ’s Ice Cream Parlor, Art Studios, and Kids Club.

“As we grow and expand Nemacolin, we are consistently inspired to elevate our accommodations and guest offerings,” said Owner/CEO Maggie Hardy. “Our commitment to our guests and members is unwavering and best exhibited through the constant reimagination of the property. The Chateau was our second accommodation and is a known favorite among Nemacolin patrons and at the heart of all who experience it. For us to provide the unparalleled and luxurious service we are known for, it was imperative we reimagine the hotel’s interiors to reflect modern finishes that convey the real-life magic and whimsy we are known for.”

Nemacolin is home to two acclaimed Pete Dye-designed golf courses and The Nemacolin Golf Academy, a tech-forward game improvement facility.

The Chateau

Guests arrive at The Chateau through a grandiose porte cochere, where Nemacolin’s first-class, white-glove service welcomes them. Luggage is promptly transported to their accommodations as they enter the breathtaking lobby and are greeted by the magical elegance of a roaring fireplace adorned with Macchia Oro polished marble. Transcending guests back in time to 18th-century France, the reimagined space embodies historic garden romance, extraordinary architecture, and opulence. Materials from glamourous crystals, veined marbles, and textural velvet fabrics are augmented by floral motifs, intricate detailing, and twinkling lighting throughout the lobby.

Following a seamless arrival, guests will discover their redesigned guest room or suite features stunning pastels, gorgeous draperies, and even more luxurious accommodations than before. The hotel’s 124 rooms include new wall, floor, and window coverings; bathrooms with luxurious soaking tubs and elevated fixtures; and butler service with each reservation. Keeping in The Chateau’s original style, the rooms feature exquisite marble accents and glittering chandeliers.

For guests seeking a stay enveloped in further heightened luxury, the opulent fifth floor will fulfill all their desires with exclusive access to The Chateau Club Floor, which hosts 17 rooms, including the 2,200-square-foot Presidential Suite. This unparalleled two-bedroom suite with a palatial private patio, boasts an extravagant and luxurious design scheme.

The adjacent Club Lounge not only stands out as a unique feature of the hotel but also lavishly extends the guest tower.

The private lounge will offer guests morning breakfast, light bites, specialty teas, and evening cocktails. Exclusively available to guests with rooms on the fifth floor, The Chateau Club Floor is an elevated offering with a private patio to relax under the expansive Laurel Highlands’ sky.

The Chateau will offer luxurious libations as the perfect complement to its lavish accommodations at the wholly reimagined Lobby Bar, located in the former tea room. This room is bathed in natural light, illuminating the brass inlay and marble accent floor that frames the sensational scalloped bar.

For those seeking a traditional afternoon tea service, guests are invited to discover The Bleu Room, where specialty teas served in hand-painted porcelain teapots are offered several days each week.

The Chateau


At Nightcap, everything is a celebration, and every individual is the guest of honor. A new destination venue for craft cocktails and cabaret entertainment beckons guests with its gleaming entrance and interiors inspired by vintage glamour. Adjacent to the entrance is a veined marble bar, inviting patrons to findhogany velvet chair with a crisp cocktail comfort in a ma.

PJ’s Ice Cream Parlor

The iconic PJ’s Ice Cream Parlor, a series of colorful and inviting spaces, takes an updated approach to the design of retro 1950s sweet spots. Baby blue hues accented with mosaic tile and colorful murals tie the modern, playful space together.

Home to famed Pittsburgh creamery Millie’s Ice Cream, the parlor will offer delectable flavors and special treats such as supreme sundaes and magical milkshakes.

Art Studios

Guests are invited into the redesigned art studio through pastel arches and eye-catching lighting. Marble sconces and a classic car sculpture marry the modern aesthetic and vintage allusions. Artworks, ceramics, and crafts are displayed in this working studio, where bright light highlights the creations and displays. The adult art studio offers a sophisticated lap with rich materials and inspiring architecture. Here, guests are invited to experience a fun and creative environment. The children’s art studio allows exploration with crafts and playful architecture and design activities.

Kids Club

The Kids Club is a space dedicated to fun, exploration, and adventure. With an arcade, pool, and creative spaces, the imagination will be abundant in this colorful space. Walls intended to be drawn on invite children to try their hand at all mediums and explore their artistic desires. Mixed materials and contrasting patterns bring this elevated kids’ space to life, making it fun for all to enjoy.

Highlights of the latest programming include Create Cafe for all ages, Kids Makerspace and Crafty Kids, Watercolor 101 and a class for painting florals, and a wealth of art collection tours across the property.

Photos Courtesy of Nemacolin



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Steve Pike

Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career covers Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World, and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the website for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa, and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.