|Start your getaway with a stop at the Wendell August Forge in Mercer County. Wendell August Forge is America’s oldest and largest, crafting hand-wrought ornamental metalware and elegant giftware since 1923. Founded by coal mine owner Wendell McMinn August, he would engage a blacksmith in his mine to hand-forge door latches for his home. With that, the birth of a new business. 95 years later, as the world seemingly moves faster than ever, Wendell August Forge is continuously dedicated to crafting gifts of enduring beauty. Just like a painting, each piece has a story. Each one different. |
Enjoy lunch at the Iron Bridge Inn, Mercer, PA (Lunch included)
Depart for shopping on an old-fashioned main street nestled in the rolling hills of scenic western Pennsylvania Amish country. Volant is a unique village of quaint shops, restaurants, wineries and distillery.
Head to Tara for an evening of delicious food and relaxation. The elegant Greek Revival-style mansion, built in 1854, serves as the perfect country inn in the Mercer County area. The award-winning Inn holds a rich history as well as several awards for excellence in serving travelers with authentic Southern charm and luxury. If you are a fan of the Hollywood classic film, Gone with the Wind, you will love our Gone with the Wind themed hotel. Your stay will begin with an afternoon tea and tour. Time to relax and freshen up before sitting down to a family-style dinner. (Dinner included)
The next morning awake refreshed and ready to continue your adventure. After breakfast at Tara, you will visit Kraynaks Flower Boutique & Greenhouses. This popular nursery & gift shop features elaborate Christmas displays, plus toys & garden products. (Breakfast included)
It wouldn't be a holiday getaway without stopping at Daffin's Candies! The Chocolate Kingdom, located at the retail store in Sharon, includes large chocolate animals, two large castles, and an entire miniature village with chocolate houses and a train. Delicious!
Browse through the shops at the Grove City Premium Outlets , western Pennsylvania's premiere shopping destination with over 120 of the hottest brand name stores including Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Kate Spade New York, J. Crew, The North Face, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Nike, Vera Bradley and White House Black Market. Shoppers realize 25-65% savings off everyday retail and visitors to the area enjoy the savings offered by Pennsylvania's tax-free status on most clothing and shoes.
Final stop Libations Winery for wine tasting (included) and lunch on your own! A FESTIVE EXPERIENCE you cannot miss. Enjoy a variety of delicious wines produced and crafted from both their own vineyard and local vineyards/orchards. Experience over 25 varieties of wine/ciders/mead, local craft beer, and signature specialty cocktails made with PA distilled spirits. Sit down, relax, and enjoy a meal from their signature house-made menu.
Head home with wonderful memories of your trip.