The Historic Summit Inn

101 Skyline Drive , Farmington, PA 15437 USA (Show map)


Our country's past is traced and preserved by the charming ambiance of one of the last remaining grand porch hotels in the United States. Family owned and operated since 1907, this mountaintop Inn has hosted generation after generation of guests. They have enjoyed relaxing on the grand porch, while feeling the cool breeze of hot summer evenings or taking in the magnificent view of golden autumn afternoons. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Summit Inn has served guests such as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone. So, come and discover the beautiful Laurel Highlands and make the Summit Inn "Your home in the mountains." Our HIstoric resort offers dining in Mae's Restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Mae's features our Signature Bread Pudding French Toast and the "Best Crab cakes in the USA." Lounge and Bar with light menu. Indoor and Outdoor swimming pools with outdoor hot tub and exercise room. Daily tours of the Black Bear Bungalow Tree House built by Animal Planet's Tree House Master Pete Nelson. Mountaintop nine hole Regulation golf course, free greens fees for hotel guests, rental carts, and clubs additional. Near Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Lady Luck Casino just minutes down the road. Ohiopyle State Park white water rafting , biking, and hiking just 15 minutes away.



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  • Guest room3.6
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Summit review

5 on August 19, 2015

We spent one night and really enjoyed our stay. Just stepping foot into the entry way took us back in time. You can't help but relax at this place. We had dinner on the porch watching the sunset. We will be back and spend more time.

Best pool and view

4.4 on July 27, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights this summer. Best pool I have been to, combined with the gorgeous mountain view. Loved the historic aspects of the inn, when you think about Thomas Edison and Firestone had once stayed here. Very enjoyable. The guest rooms could use some updates, such as Wi-Fi in room and coffee-maker, etc.


4.6 on June 20, 2015

Stayed one night June 18, 2015. Weather was stormy but the stay was charming. Watched the storm roll in over the mountains and enjoyed dining at the Inn. Would recommend staying if you are ever in the area.

Grand Old Hotel

4.0 on September 20, 2014

Loved this grand old hotel.It has warmth,charm and character. If your looking for that chain motel keep on driving. Awesome view!!! Beautiful pools.Enjoyed our stay very much. Breakfast was great too.

Tuesday evening stay

3.8 on August 04, 2014

Very personable waiter- Evan made it a nice stay!

Quiet getaway

4.0 on June 24, 2012

The Summit Inn provided us with a very peaceful and quiet getaway. The view from the porch is positively gorgeous. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Our breakfasts and dinners were delicious and the portions were generous. Wish we could've stayed longer.

Great stay

4.6 on July 30, 2011

Stayed here after our wedding last weekend. Summit Inn staff, especially Cathy and Pat, couldn't have been more gracious and welcoming. Wonderful stay. Great facility. Very comfortable bed. Wonderful view of the valley. Great outdoor seating for dinner and drinks. Great value. We considered Nemacolon and we're so glad we chose the Summit Inn instead. Nemacolon is needlessly expensive, fake facades and architecture, and virtually deserted. Summit Inn felt like a great place to come home to each night alive with people but not overcrowded. 15 minutes from Ohiopyle State Park (rafting, biking, hiking), Falling Water, etc. Great stay! Thank you Summit Inn!

Fabulous and friendly Inn

4.6 on September 01, 2008

From the gorgeous five county view off the beautiful veranda, to the delicious breakfasts served in the dining room, the Summit Inn is a true find. The Inn is located close to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwaters,Kentuck Knob and spectacular Ohiopyle State Park. We enjoyed a wonderful meal on the expansive porch - the crab cakes were excellent! Friendly, accomodating staff adds to the perfection of your stay. Please say "hi" to Tootsie for us if you go...

Great Place

3.6 on August 29, 2008

My wife and I stayed at The Summit in August 2008 and found it really charming. The service is friendly and the building itself was a treat, especially sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Afew things to note, first we went to western PA to visit Falling Water. The Sumit is close to FW but not "the closest" so if that's important to you, look in Ohiopyle PA. Second, the view, building, lobby, restaurant and pool are wonderful. The rooms have comfortable beds but the furnishings are very 1980 and could use replacing. I'd recommend period reproductions to match the 1920's decor of the lobby. Finally, the walls are a bit thin between rooms so there is some noise if your neighbors aren't courteous. All in all a great place to stay and we recommend it. Enjoy.

Quick stop in the Mountains - worth it!

3.8 on August 21, 2008

My family wanted to visit Fallingwater and couldn't find any place to stay on short notice (even with a pet). I read some poor reviews on line about Summit but decided it was worth a try for one night. Indeed it was! I recommend this location as the staff is very friendly, the facility is well maintained, food is wonderful and the view is breathtaking! If we could have stayed for another night, we would have...give it a try.

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Rooms & Rates

King Room

Individually unique king bedded room, private bath,cable tv, air conditioned, telephone,

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Two Double Beds

Individually unique room with 2 double beds, private bath, cable tv, telephone, air conditioned,

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

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Location Type

Mountain Top Views, Small town


Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 60 miles

Area Attractions

Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob, Lady Luck Casino, Fort Necessity Battlefield, Educational Center, Flight 93 National Memorial, White Water Rafting at Ohiopyle State Park, Laurel Caverns. Allegheny Passage Hiking and Biking Trail., Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, Workout facility , indoor pool, outdoor pool, hot tub, massage availableRestaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.Our newest addition 'Black Bear Bungalow, built by Tree House Master Pete Nelson featured by Animal Planet. Guided tours daily.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, indoor pool, outdoor pool, volleyball, jacuzzi, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Video Arcade, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only All room non-smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most Weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 72 Hours prior to arrival



Karen Harris

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  • Time Served: 7am 11am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Casual fine dining

Signature Dish

Maryland Crab Cakes
Fresh jumbo lump crab blended with our own seasonings baked golded brown served with Louisiana remoulade."The best in the USA."Our Summit dining room is open daily for casual fine dining from 5PM until 9PM. Lunch is served from 11AM until 5PM