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the nature inn at bald eagle


Voted the #1 Eco-Lodge in the nation, the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is unlike any place else in the Pennsylvania state park system.  With 16 overnight guest rooms and multiple meeting spaces, the inn offers sweeping lake views, comfortable modern accommodations and amenities, all within the natural setting of Bald Eagle State Park.  

Our lakeside location in central Pennsylvania provides door-step access to exceptional year-round land and water activities.  Whether you're vacationing with friends or family, traveling on business, or visiting as part of an event, you’ll find that our walls of windows, covered porches, private balconies, and communal patio and fire pit offer an unrivaled natural experience.


rooms for everyone


The Nature Inn is thoughtfully designed to comfortably accommodate every visitor, including individuals, families, and groups of all sizes.  Eight of our 16 guestrooms and suites feature lake views and private balconies overlooking FJ Sayers Reservoir.  The others feature peaceful patios or balconies overlooking the forest and rain gardens.  There are five room types to choose from and each features queen-sized beds, mission style furnishings, coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave oven. Small and large suites offer kitchenettes with dining tables and counters. Guests also will find a 40” television, Direct TV satellite feed, DVD player, telephone and ethernet ports for high-speed data.  The entire facility also is conveniently covered by complimentary WiFi!


a different way to make a difference


Not only are we sure you’ll enjoy a getaway unlike any other when staying at the Nature Inn, we believe you’ll walk away inspired by the inn’s natural surroundings and intrinsic green amenities, design elements, and stewardship practices. Everything in and around the lodge was designed with our environment in mind, so it all blends right in. To help you interpret what you see while you’re here, we’ve placed small signs, little messages, and other informative features throughout the inn and grounds.


meetings & events, Naturally. 


The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is an exciting meeting and event destination in central Pennsylvania.  As part of the state park system, the inn offers a unique alternative to the larger conference centers found in towns and urban settings across the Commonwealth.  Here at the Nature Inn, we offer state of the art facilities at an environmentally responsible, LEED Gold certified venue for meetings, social gatherings, and weddings.    


Full-Service Amenities  


As a full-service lodge, the Nature Inn offers a  range of amenities to make your stay truly relaxing and enjoyable.  Our guests enjoy a full country style breakfast each day before heading out to take advantage of the park's trails, waterways, and environmental education opportunities.  Relaxing on our patio or around the communal fire pit is a great way to end the day.  The inn's unique status permits consumption of your favorite alcoholic beverages anywhere on the inn grounds.  Plan accordingly.


seasons at the inn


Every season at the Nature Inn offers unique opportunities to connect with the natural resources and recreational activities available at Bald Eagle State Park.  While some folks prefer the relaxing weekdays of fall and winter, others find excitement in the action-packed days of summer.   During the spring, exceptional birding and fishing opportunities attract outdoors enthusiasts from across the northeast.

A Sanctuary For Birds, And Their Guests


Throughout the inn, one theme resonates above all others – way above. From the bird tracks leading you to our front lobby, to the Audubon and Ned Smith prints in each room, to the stationary binoculars waiting on the deck, you’ll discover that the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park is truly a place for the birds.  And we’re especially proud of one of our nesting pair of bald eagles just behind the inn in Hunter Cove. If you’re a birder, you’ve found the perfect place. If you aren’t, we think you’ll find it’s still quite perfect here.


local art by local artisans

Throughout the inn’s rooms and common areas, regionally created handiwork and crafts abound, including an impressive stained glass mural, fireplace mantel and tools, wooden mirrors, and ceramic tiles. In honor of the park’s reputation as a prime birding destination, the inn features illustrated prints by both John James Audubon, the renowned 19th-century ornithologist, naturalist and artist, and Pennsylvania’s own 20th century artist and naturalist, Ned Smith.


see what previous guests are saying about the nature inn


Link to the TripAdvisor guest reviews for the Nature Inn


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