A Unique Destination
Hailed as “The Gem of the Mountains,” The Fernstone Retreat is an award winning wedding venue and mountain retreat, serving as the crowning glory of the Laurel Highlands for decades.Built in 1940 by prominent local businessman James Hankins, Fernstone Retreat is nestled on 450 lush private acres, sleeps 35 guests, has an onsite waterfall, hand timbered Oak Pavilion seating up to 250, miles of hiking trails, wooden bridge, 2 stocked fishing ponds, pool, hot tub, rustic and whimsical lanterns adorning the property, and more. The Fernstone can host 600+ guests for a wedding held on property. In addition to the gorgeous weddings that are featured at the Fernstone Retreat, Fernstone has hosted regional business owners and dignitaries alike, including 2 US Presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. Today Fernstone Retreat serves as the premier destination for weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats and much more in the Laurel Highlands. The Fernstone Retreat was selected by The Knot as a feature in their “Best Of” magazine. Fernstone Retreat has also been featured and awarded in Taste Of Pittsburgh magazine with its sister company, Ohiopyle Vacation Rentals.