Return to Nature

Your getaway in Cook Forest, Pennsylvania since 1934.

Return to nature at Gateway Lodge, a family-owned wilderness lodge in the Pennsylvania Wilds with romantic fireside suites, cabins, and farm-to-table dining. Located in Cook Forest State Park, south of the Allegheny National Forest, Gateway resides in an old-growth forest with the scenic Clarion River nearby.


Stay in a Lodge Room or Forest Cabin

Gateway offers a range of lodging accommodations, from fireside suite rooms with a jetted tub and private balcony to family cabins each with an outdoor fire pit. Complimentary breakfast is delivered each morning to guest rooms as a part of their stay, while our getaway cabins have the convenience of a fully-equipped kitchen for breakfast needs. Gateway’s onsite restaurant, cozy common spaces, and serene outdoor surroundings create a beautiful backdrop for a weekend retreat or celebration.

It’s time to play again

Into the Woods

Kayak along the Clarion River, ride horseback under canopies of hemlock and white pine, or reel in a trophy brown trout. The magic of Cook Forest awaits you. Return to the natural beauty of Cook Forest every season to discover the extraordinary. Cook Forest’s award-winning interpretive programs keep generations coming back year after year.

black and white image of the original owners of Gateway Lodge, Ray and Beth Griscom in 1947, standing on stone steps
vintage black and white photo of two woman wearing long dresses in a wooden canoe on the Clarion River in Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania

Discover Our LODGING Packages

Dream Getaways at Gateway Lodge

Enhance your stay by taking advantage of Gateway’s entertainment and meal packages. Enjoy thoughtfully curated experiences and cuisine in an enchanting setting. Gateway’s packages provide the perfect weekend away to celebrate milestones or to retreat from fast-paced living. Open summer through winter, slow down and experience the beauty of each season at Gateway’s wilderness lodge and cabins.

Bird's Eye View of Some Food on a Dining Table


We are Wild Crafters

Food in season tastes best and is the best for you. Gateway’s Wild Crafter’s Kitchen restaurant sources seasonal, fresh whole foods farmed in and foraged from the PA Wilds and beyond. From house-made appetizers to desserts, curated wine-tasting dinners, to locally-noted craft beers, savor each dining experience at Gateway. Open Thursday through Saturday evenings. We welcome you to come as you are, off the trails or dressed to celebrate your anniversary. Special moments are made here.


Share the Wonder with a Gateway Gift Certificate

Purchase a Gateway gift certificate for someone special and give the gift of renewal. Farm-to-table dining, peaceful room and cabin stays, and awe-inspiring experiences in nature—making lifelong memories is easy here. Certificates can be used towards meal and lodging purchases and never expire.

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