family at Gateway Lodge in the bar room with exquisite wood interior

Our Story

Our Heritage

Discover an authentic wilderness lodge in the rough and tumble hills of the Pennsylvania Wilds, where people have come for generations to find connection and embrace a gentler rhythm.

Inspired by Simpler Times

Over the generations, Gateway Lodge has been passed from one family to another, but some things have remained the same: it’s a place where traditions live on and love is celebrated.

As a team, we value family and connections of all kinds, supporting the ideal that together is better and simple is best. We serve the past, present, and future with every step and strive to be a business that builds upon the good—living sustainably and authentically, cultivating meaning, and building a life inspired by nature.

We invite you to find your own rhythm at Gateway. Strike up a conversation with a new face. Pursue adventure. Wake up before sunrise or sleep well past it. Give intention to the beauty that surrounds you.


Gateway Lodge, a proud member of the Pennsylvania Wilds, has been prominently featured in FOOD by National Geographic Traveller, highlighted in online articles by USA Today and The Independent, and showcased in ‘BARNWOOD BUILDERS Bank Barn Brawl: Season 9, Episode 4‘ on the Magnolia Network (formerly DIY Network), among other notable platforms—a testament to our unwavering dedication to timeless values and cherished connections.

Property Map

Explore the Lay of the Land

Gateway Lodge property map showing the locations of the meeting center, cabins, rooms, suites, and restaurant
vintage image of a middle-aged man with smoking pipe in his mouth, wearing suspenders and boots, leaning on two axes
timber raft cooking shanty from the 1800s, traveling down the Clarion River, depicting women in long dresses and men in top hats standing


Find a Meaningful Career at Gateway

We’re always looking for talented and friendly people to join our hospitality team.

  • The theologian N.T. Wright believes that there are places on the Earth with a thin veil between Heaven and Earth. I believe the Gateway Lodge is one of those places.

    Sandi and Jerry Rectenwald
  • The people were amazing and so helpful with setting us up with things to do during our stay. The food is nothing less than spectacular.

    Jeremiah Beckett
  • I tell everyone this is my favorite place ever. Thanks for all the years of great memories here.

    Nancy Rimac

    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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