Bradford, northwestern Pennsylvania

The Lodge at Glendorn is a family story. It began in 1927 as the family retreat of the Dorn family, one of the Great Camps then popular with wealthy families in the Northeast. Today its 16 buildings, including the Big House and several standalone private cabins, are open to families and groups who wish to experience a rich piece of American history in a naturally beautiful part of the country. Glendorn can accommodate up to 55 guests; families of 20 or more may rent the entire property for their exclusive use.


  • Began in 1927 as the vacation retreat of the Dorn family
  • Luxurious accommodations in the Big House and wooded cabins
  • Adjacent to Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest
  • Vast trail system, ponds, and 4.5 miles of mountain streams
90 Year History
16 Log Cabins Including Massive Big House
3 Woodland Lakes

Location and Surroundings:

Bordered on one side by the Allegheny National Forest, Glendorn is located in northwestern Pennsylvania, near the town of Bradford. Densely forested hills up to 2100 feet in elevation provide shade and cool temperatures during the summer, colorful foliage in the fall, and ample snow for winter activities. Bradford Regional and Buffalo/Niagra International are the two airports nearest to Glendorn. Bradford is just 20 minutes away and Buffalo/Niagra, 90 minutes away, is served by a number of direct flights from a number of major U.S. airports. Glendorn provides complimentary transport by prior arrangement.


Log cabins positioned for seclusion in the woods, together with bedroom suites in Glendorn’s Big House, provide accommodations for up to 55 guests. There are 40 wood-burning fireplaces between these accommodations, along with comfortable living areas. Also at the Big House is the spacious dining room with fireplaces, as well as wide terraces for summer dining.

Experience and Activities:

Glendorn boasts 1,500 wooded acres with a vast trail system for walkers, hikers and bikers. There is tennis on a VersaCourt that can be converted to basketball and shuffleboard, as well as bocce ball and croquet on the Big House lawn. For canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding, there is Bondieu Lake and two other ponds. For fishers, there are 4.5 miles of mountain streams.

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