I’ve been to a lot of places in Pennsylvania, but I’ve never been somewhere quite like Eagles Mere.
Eagles Mere is a resort community located deep in the forests of the Endless Mountains of northeastern PA. Since the late 19th century, families have been flocking here for summertime fun; a tradition that continues into the 21st century.
During my travels around PA, I’ve been through Eagles Mere on several occasions as I explored the nearby Worlds End State Park and Loyalsock State Forest. And while I’ve always enjoyed stopping in this historic village to visit its restaurants and shops, I’d never fully explored this community until recently.
While anyone can visit Eagles Mere, many of the community’s best amenities (its lake, tennis courts, hiking trails, and country club, to name a few) are only open to those that are members of the Eagles Mere Association. Fortunately, however, becoming a temporary member is quite easy, which makes this a fantastic family vacation destination.
Temporary membership is open to those either renting a home within the borough or staying at the Eagles Mere Inn. The great thing about the inn is that the cost of temporary membership ($240 per week for a family of four and up from there for larger groups) is included in your room rate.
I had a chance recently to stay a few nights at the Eagles Mere Inn, which was a perfect opportunity to explore the community’s many great amenities, as well as to reacquaint myself with the fabulous outdoor adventure opportunities in the surrounding forest and the incredible museums in the area.
The Eagles Mere Inn is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and was built in 1887. It is the last of the town’s original inns that is still standing. The inn features 17 rooms, which are well-appointed and include a fabulous breakfast each morning.