LODGING: Book your stay in Happy Valley

By Leah Grubb

Summer is just around the corner, and Happy Valley has a lengthy list of events and activities you don’t want to miss! From Arts Fest and 4th Fest to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state, Happy Valley is the go-to spot for a blowout summer. Check out some of the top summer events happening this year. No matter what you’re here for, we’ve got accommodations that will suit your needs. Happy Valley has it all — everything from top-notch hotels, quaint B&Bs, and lodges and cabins for outdoor fun.

Cabins & Campgrounds

Looking to spend a weekend out in the woods, in the sun, or on the lake? Happy Valley has some of the most popular cabins and campgrounds around. 

Lake Raystown Resort

For some fun in the sun, head out to Lake Raystown — the heart of Huntingdon County. Raystown is a Happy Valley favorite for a weekend trip or a longer stay, and the choice of accommodations is unmatched anywhere else. You can rent a cabin or villa, set up at one of the tent/RV sites or even try staying in a yurt. You’ll be right near all the fun that Raystown offers. Take a swim at seven points, get your boat out on the lake, or hike one the scenic trails surrounding this beautiful 8,300-acre lake. 

WaterSide Campground

One of the highest-rated campgrounds in Pa., WaterSide Campground is nestled between the Juniata River and the historic Pennsylvania Canal. You can choose a spot on the Riverfront RV site, the Riverview RV site, or event rent a cabin or RV for your convenience. There are also a select number of campsites where you can put up your tent for a rustic camping experience.

For more lodges, cabins, and campgrounds, see our full list.

Bed & Breakfasts

If you’re looking to spend some time in a quaint little town during your stay in Happy Valley, we’ve got a selection of Bed & Breakfasts that won’t disappoint. 

Bed & Breakfast at Rock Garden

Located in a quiet, remote setting at the base of Mt. Nittany, this bed & breakfast offers views you can’t beat. There are five rooms available, all with gorgeous views of either Mount Nittany or Tussey Mountain! You can read a book in the great room, relax on the porch or patio and stroll through the gardens. The location between Lemont and Boalsburg offers proximity to a selection of restaurants and shopping venues.

Our Fair Lady

This Victorian establishment offers a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere. You can enjoy the summer days on their beautiful porches or in the gazebo. If you’re looking for something to do, it’s just blocks away from downtown Bellefonte, where you can shop or stop at one of the local restaurants.  

The Queen Bed & Breakfast

This rustic, Queen Anne style bed and breakfast is located in Victorian Bellefonte. You can spend an evening by the fireplace, enjoy a full, gourmet breakfast in the dining room or on the porch and stroll through Victorian Bellefonte for some shopping.

Carnegie Inn & Spa

For elegant accomodations, book your stay at the Carnegie Inn & Spa. This luxurious hotel offers an experience like no other. Visit their website for specials and packages, including some of the best spa experiences in Happy Valley.

For more bed and breakfasts like this, see our full list of B&Bs.


If you want to stay right in the heart of State College, near Penn State, your best option is one of our many hotels. 

The Penn Stater

This world class conference center and hotel is located in Innovation Park at Penn State. You’ll have top-notch amenities and access to two restaurants: Gardens, which offers a unique Americana menu and Legends, a Penn-State-themed pub. Just three miles from downtown, you’ll be right where all the action is.

Nittany Lion Inn

This premiere hotel is located smack dab at the center of Penn State’s sprawling campus and is within walking distance to many establishments downtown. The Nittany Lion Inn provides outstanding hospitality, service and accommodations. There’s a fitness center on site for your convenience and a restaurant – Whiskers – for you to unwind and grab a bite to eat.

Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center

Toftrees is a great option for those looking to stay active. This resort offers tennis courts, an outdoor heated pool, fitness center, a sand volleyball court, and a golf course. You can also enjoy a meal from their onsite restaurant, The Down Under Steakhouse.

Days Inn Penn State

Looking to be right in the heart of downtown State College? Located a block from Penn State’s campus, the Days Inn Penn State is within walking distance to handfuls of bars, restaurants and shopping options along the two main drags – Beaver and College Avenue – in Happy Valley. The Days Inn Penn State also features an indoor pool and a fitness center. It’s also pet friendly if you don’t want to or can’t leave your furry companion behind.

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