Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
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General information
Address1001 Lafayette Dr
Town or cityFarmington, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°48′17″N 79°33′05″W / 39.8047°N 79.5515°W / 39.8047; -79.5515Coordinates: 39°48′17″N 79°33′05″W / 39.8047°N 79.5515°W / 39.8047; -79.5515
OpenedSeptember 1970 (as Nemacolin Inn)
1987 (as Nemacolin Woodlands Resort)
OwnerMaggie Hardy Magerko
Other information
Number of rooms320

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (formerly known as Nemacolin Inn) is a four seasons resort in Farmington, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.[1] The resort is owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, president of the 84 Lumber Company, and was founded by her father, Joseph Hardy.[2][3]


The resort is named after Chief Nemacolin, a native Delaware Indian who in 1740 trailblazed a route through the Laurel Highlands mountains between what is now Cumberland, Maryland and Brownsville, Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania industrialist Willard Rockwell established a private game reserve on the property called Nemacolin Trails Hunting Reserve in 1968. The Rockwells established a hunting lodge along with a golf course and airstrip. Lakes Louise (named after the wife of Mr. Rockwell's youngest son) and Carol (named after the wife of Mr. Rockwell's second son) were added and Beaver Creek was developed and stocked into a trout fishing stream. In September 1970, the hotel was opened to the public under the name Nemacolin Inn.

In 1979, the property was sold to Cordelia Scaife May, but was returned three years later to the Rockwell family when Kent Rockwell repurchased the property and opened it to the public. By 1987, the 400 acre complex consisting of one hotel and a nine hole golf course was in bankruptcy. Joseph A. Hardy III, founder of the 84 Lumber Company, bought Nemacolin at an auction that year and reopened the complex as an upscale hotel and resort. In the following years Hardy expanded the property to encompass 2000 acres.[4]

In 2002, Hardy transferred full ownership of the resort to his daughter, Maggie Hardy Magerko. In 2007, Nemacolin's boutique hotel, Falling Rock, received AAA Five Diamond status. In 2009 Nemacolin's fine dining restaurant, Lautrec, received a Five Star rating from the Forbes Mobile Travel Guide and held that distinction until 2015.

In 2008, the resort housed the largest wine cellar in Pennsylvania with a collection of approximately 17,000 bottles.[5]

On July 1, 2013, Nemacolin and Isle of Capri Casinos opened Lady Luck Casino approximately one mile away from the resort. The casino is operated and managed by Isle of Capri Casinos.[6]


Upscale dining[edit]

Casual dining[edit]

  • The Tavern
  • PJ's
  • Caddyshack
  • Otis & Henry's Bar & Grill


  • Wildlife Academy
  • Nemacolin Field Club
  • Mystic Mountain
  • Adventure Center
  • Hardy Family Art Collection


Nemacolin Woodlands became host to PGA Tour event the 84 Lumber Classic in 2003. Contested on Nemacolin's Mystic Rock golf course, the event came to an end in 2006.[7] The four winners of the 84 Lumber Classic tournaments held on Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort were:

In July 2017, Nemacolin unveiled a second golf course on top of the Allegheny Mountains called Shepherd’s Rock. The layout was designed by Pete Dye and Tim Liddy.[8]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Waltz, Amanda (7 November 2018). "Roll the dice at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ Colucci, Rosa (2018-11-02). "Buying here: 84 Lumber owner's creekside resort in Fayette County is priced at $1.6 million". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  3. ^ Larson, Mike (5 November 2018). "84 Lumber owner Maggie Hardy Magerko's Fayette County house hits the market for $1.6M". Pittsburgh Business Times. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  4. ^ Kassimer, Zelma (2013-02-26). "Forbes Five-Star". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  5. ^ Jim LePage; Paul Fersen (8 April 2008). The Orvis Guide to Great Sporting Lodge Cuisine. Thomas Nelson. pp. 55–. ISBN 978-1-4185-8489-4.
  6. ^ Ramsey, Eric (2018-04-26). "Breaking Down The PA Online Casino Market: Lady Luck". Online Poker Report. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  7. ^ Passov, Joe (2018-08-30). "Two courses at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort offer a truly tough test". Golf. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  8. ^ Matuszewski, Erik (14 July 2017). "Shepherd's Rock: A New Golf Course Punctuates $250 Million Rebirth At Nemacolin Resort". Forbes. Retrieved 26 November 2018.

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