I had never heard of the place, but when I saw Cody Wolfe, I immediately knew he worked somewhere special. When I first met him at the AAA Pittsburgh Travel Showcase, he was wearing a baseball cap with a full beard, sitting in his booth, perched amongst the decorations and photos of The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle.

Cody is and avid outdoorsman and the Assistant Innkeeper at the Nature Inn. A 16-room lodge, located in Bald Eagle State Park in Howard, PA, the inn sits on a hillside overlooking the picturesque FJ Sayers Reservoir. Cody can tell you first hand of all the great fishing that happens locally. Come for the opening day of trout season and bring the family. There’s plenty to do here including water sports or a visit to Penn’s Cave.

Nature Inn at Bald EagleOr maybe you want to visit the Penn State campus, see the All-Sports Museum and the famous Penn State Berkey Creamery. The Grilled Stickies ice cream is a must try favorite. Wherever you choose to venture, The Nature Inn is the perfect home base. It’s unlike other small lodges. It has the feel of a large resort with meticulously clean and well appointed rooms, but it has the charm of a bed & breakfast.

Hungry? Start your day with a fantastic breakfast and order a boxed lunch to take with you on your daily adventures. There’s plenty of places to eat dinner locally, you can ask Cody or one of his staff members for a recommendation. Or you can stop and pick up some steaks and grill them on the Nature Inn patios, then kick back and relax near communal fire pit.

Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is a true hidden gem in our state that must be experienced.

Plan Your Trip…

As with all trips, do some research on the area prior to arrival. The more information you have, the easier things will unfold in front of you. As an additional source, the staff, including Cody, is one of the Nature Inn’s biggest assets. Don’t be afraid to ask for a restaurant or activity suggestion. They are all very knowledgeable and ready to assist you.

Jason Krysinski is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania. He’s been in hotel management for 18 years. He’s passionate about writing, food, history, and travel. Writing for Pinpoint unifies all of his passions. He’s always looking to discover new and off the beaten path locations throughout the state. If you have any suggestions, email him at jason@pinpointpennsylvania.com