Picture this—snow gently tumbles from the skies, swirling down and blanketing the dark woods of Cook Forest. You’re wrapped in a warm quilt, on white horse-drawn carriage, peering out at the icicle-laced trees and the calm, peaceful Clarion River. Afterwards, you warm yourself by a crackling fire sipping wine by candlelight and savoring every bite at dinner. Music serenades you as you treasure the time spent with that special person next to you.

Winter in the Woods Weekends, December 7-9th and 14th-16th, feature a two night stay in a fireside Jacuzzi suite, a five-course chef tasting for two on Saturday with optional wine pairings and a gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay. Holiday entertainment will be provided by Sandi and Jerry Rectenwald, cello and classical guitar duo, on December 8th, and by Zeller Jazz Lite, saxophone and piano duo, on December 15th.

Package includes two nights in a suite, holiday chef tasting for two (wine pairings additional), musical entertainment, and breakfast each morning for only $499!  While reserving your room, you may want to also reserve a ride on a beautiful horse-drawn carriage. Rides are offered on each Saturday of the Winter in the Woods Weekends. Space is very limited and is open to lodging or dinner guests only, so reserve your spot today for $50 per couple.

Gateway Lodge will be dressed for the holidays with a towering Christmas Tree in the Great Room, to evergreen and holly swags, to white lights beckoning guests inside for some hot cocoa. Bring in the holidays with a weekend that captures the spirit of the season, Gateway’s Winter in the Woods Weekends, Dec. 7-9th or 14th-16th. Reserve by calling 814-744-8017.