Retreats & Conferences, Naturally
The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is a lakeside lodge and event venue nestled within Bald Eagle State Park, located right in the center of Pennsylvania. As part of the Pennsylvania state park system, the inn offers corporate, state agency, non-profit, and higher education entities with a unique alternative to the larger conference and retreat centers found across the Commonwealth.
Retreat to nature for renewed perspective, team building, and goal setting while our experienced staff attends to the details.
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The Nature Inn is thoughtfully designed to comfortably accommodate all visitors, including those staying with us as part of a group retreat. Depending on your company lodging policies you will be able to comfortably sleep between 16 to 28 participants in our 16 guest rooms with overflow lodging options available nearby. There are five room types, each features queen-sized beds, mission style furniture, coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave oven. Small & large suites offer kitchenettes with dining tables and counters. Guests will also find a 40-inch television, Direct TV satellite feed, DVD player, telephone and complimentary WiFi throughout the entire facility. The inn's unique status permits consumption of your favorite alcoholic beverages anywhere on the inn grounds.
All corporate entities will enjoy a 15 percent discount on overnight rooms Sunday-Thursday, excluding our summer season. If you are a federal or state employee, please ask your event planner about additional lodging discounts.
The Great room
Our largest room is both stunning and versatile, as we are able to configure this space to suit each group’s unique needs. It can be set in a U-shape for up to 23 guests, classroom style for 37, and banquet sets can accommodate up to 54 guests within a traditional family-style seating arrangement.
With two walls of windows overlooking scenic FJ Sayers Reservoir, a soaring cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, and a two-story stone fireplace, the setting is sure to make your event memorable. This space is immediately adjacent to our covered porches and lobby which allows for seamless transitions for breaks and meals.
The Great Room also features wireless internet, conference call capabilities, and state-of-the-art AV resources all of which add to the overall versatility of this room.
Library board room
Perched above the inn’s lobby with a direct view of the signature Bald Eagle stained glass panel is an intimate reading library and interpretive resource center. Perfectly proportioned and laid out for board-style meetings of up to 18 guests, the room can be closed off to the lobby below, with sliding glass privacy panels.
While the library’s nest-like setting is truly unique, it features all the same high-tech AV capabilities as the multi-purpose room.
In response to our corporate client’s emerging preference to simplify the planning process, we have developed a full slate of all-inclusive meeting packages. With half-day and full-day options, at either basic or deluxe level, you’ll find everything you need for a successful meeting or retreat. Facility fees, services, and taxes are packaged together with all of your food and beverage needs at a simple per person price for ease of budgeting. We’ve compiled plenty of snack and meal options that will fit right into your meeting agenda, and there will never a shortage of refreshments.
Great Room Packages
In addition to being an excellent venue for your meeting or training, the Nature Inn is also a full-service catering operation, able to provide your group with meals and break service for the duration of your event. If you’re looking to extend your meeting through dinner or wrap up with a networking reception, your event planner will assist you with all the necessary details.
Breaks & More Menu
Team Building Activities
Invigorate your group and help foster team building through nature-based activities with our door-step access to year-round land and water activities. If you prefer formal programming, we encourage you to contact Bald Eagle State Park’s environmental education staff at (814) 625-9369 well in advance. Popular activities have included guided hikes, Green Building tours, birding programs, and snowshoeing & cross country ski outings typically at no cost. If you prefer to organize your own group outings, seasonal activities can be arranged through the marina and include individual kayaks or pontoon boat rentals.
outdoor patio, grill & fire ring
Book the entire inn for your meeting or event, and you'll enjoy exclusive use of our outdoor spaces which are among the most memorable in central Pennsylvania. With views overlooking the lake, the patio draws guests looking to unwind after a full day. Enjoy an evening meal prepared on our professional-grade gas grills, or allow our culinary staff to do the grilling for you. Our communal fire ring is an evening focal point throughout much of the year. We provide seasoned wood, starter materials, and marshmallow sticks. Gatherings often include lively conversation shared over s’mores or an evening cocktail. During colder months, gatherings move indoors around the large stone fireplace in our great room.
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