The Lodge at Glendorn, nestled next to the Allegheny National Forest in Bradford, Pennsylvania, was named the number one resort hotel in the continental United States in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2016. And though the idyllic lodge is gaining in popularity with every passing year, its history dates back to 1927, when C.G. Dorn bought the massive estate for his family to vacation at. There the growing Dorn clan grew up and grew old, spending summers having cookouts by the lake and winters downhill skiing among the black cherry trees. In 1995, the Dorns opened up the property to the public, and in 2009, it was sold to Cliff Forest, who still runs it today with the same love and attention as the family did. Though no longer in the Dorn’s care, The Lodge at Glendorn remains their sacred spot, filled with memories of scraped knees, caught fish, and heavy snowfalls. To provide a peek into the past, the lodge provided some archival images of seasons spent at, as they fondly called it, the Rabbit Patch.
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