No matter what season or the reason, when you book your vacation rental at Seven Springs, you will put a thousand miles between you and your stress. You can enjoy the brisk mountain air, pristine woodlands, and year-round adventure. If you want some big-time fun, you’re only about an hour east of Pittsburgh, close enough to drive to the city to visit the Andy Warhol Museum and see a show. While you ponder your itinerary, here’s a list of the 9 top Seven Springs vacation rental locations.

1. Seven Springs

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Imagine walking out of your vacation rental in Seven Springs and hopping onto the ski lift at the Seven Springs Resort. You can go skiing and snowboarding in the winter, followed by some swimming in the indoor pool, or soaking in the hot tub. The resort also offers bowling, indoor mini-golf, a game room, and weekly yoga classes. In the summer, you can use the outdoor pool, go biking, and go fly fishing.

2. Rockwood

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Your vacation in Rockwood comes with serenity, seclusion, and sophistication. The breathtaking 4,000-acre Laurel Hill State Park is located only 10 miles north of town, offering a 63-acre lake. You can fish there year-round, with ice-fishing in the winter. There are trails for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter as well. During your stay, there are several shops to browse, including Somerset Galleries, Shoemakers’ Antiques, and Sugar Grove Shoppes. The Rockwood Opera House offers dinner theater with wine tastings that begin 30 minutes before all shows.

3. Mill Run

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When you book a vacation rental in Mill Run, you find yourself in the vicinity of some famous architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water is a famous house built between 1936 and 1939. It appears to float over a 30-foot waterfall rather than standing on solid ground. About 10 miles away in Chalk Hill, another of the architect’s famous homes, Kentuck Knob, stands 2,050 feet above sea level.

4. Donegal

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After a restful night’s sleep in your cozy Donegal vacation rental, the hardest part of your day is choosing between all of the amazing adventures available. You might start with a tee time for two at the 18-hole Donegal Highlands Golf Course, where a pro shop, grass practice facility, pub, and restaurant await your pleasure. Later, you can take the kids to Living Treasures Wild Animal Park so they can see zoo animals, and maybe even bottle feed baby animals. The park also offers pony rides. When it’s time to pick up the pace, the Caddie Shak Amusement Park offers three go-cart tracks, two miniature golf courses, bumper boats, a paintball shooting gallery, and more.

5. Ohiopyle

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Outdoor lovers find plenty to do in Ohiopyle. The Ohiopyle State Park features hiking and biking along a stretch of the Great Allegheny Passage. The Sugarloaf Trail system in the park accommodates mountain bikes and horseback trail rides. If you’re around when the snow falls, you can try out the sledding hill. When you’re ready to relax and enjoy fishing, Ohiopyle Trading Post, and River Tours run morning shuttles to Confluence, and provide a guided boat tour back to Ohiopyle for trout fishing in the Youghiogheny River. Can you picture cooking up your catch of the day for a savory dinner back at your vacation rental?

6. Somerset

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There’s no need to hurry when you savor your vacation days in Somerset. Cottage Pine Antiques features thousands of items in one large store that you can browse at your leisure. More than 45 dealers display furniture, comics, glass, collectibles, and much more. Lots of fresh air and pristine forests await you at Laurel Hill State Park, a 4,062-acre park with a 63-acre lake. The trail system enables visitors to explore the mountainous terrain while watching for wildlife and observing the various plants and trees. On another day, you might enjoy a wine tasting and vineyard tour at Glades Pike Winery. A nice glass of wine and a fire in the fireplace can chase the chill from an evening and help you wind down a perfect day.

7. Connellsville

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The west end of Connellsville is situated at mile 88 of the Great Allegheny Passage, the 150-mile biking and hiking trail that is built on an old railway bed from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh. Active families enjoy spending some time hiking or biking along the old railway trail for unique sightseeing opportunities.

8. Champion

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Champion is home to Roaring Run Resort, a 3,500-acre wooded reserve with a mountain stream and five hiking trails. The natural setting beckons you to relax in your secluded vacation rental to enjoy some peace and quiet. When it’s time to change the pace, you can take the kids to Idlewild and Soakzone, a theme park and water park located in the Laurel Highlands.

9. Shanksville

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Tiny Shanksville makes a great place to get away from it all, or as a jumping off point for the surrounding area. The major action in town happens at Lake Stoneycreek where you can go boating, sailing, water skiing, swimming, and fishing. When the lake freezes in the winter, visitors use the lake for ice skating and ice sailing. Or, if you prefer cross country skiing, there are numerous nearby trails. Seven Springs is only 25 miles to the west when you’re in the mood for snowboarding or downhill skiing.