Destination guide

A haven for outdoor enthusiasts

Dark forested tracks vie with steep banks of rhododendron bushes and coppery hillsides of beech trees to make up the stunning scenery that surrounds this small resort town. And, just to make things even more heavenly, it’s all accompanied by the serene soundtrack of waters rushing over rocks. Ohiopyle boasts some of the best whitewater in the country and is a paradise for rafting, kayaking, and scenic treks. In winter, book a ski-in/walk-out Ohiopyle vacation rental at one of the local resorts to enjoy the skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding.

Things to do

Iconic architecture near Ohiopyle

Reached by winding hillside roads, the pretty town of Ohiopyle is small enough to walk around. From your Ohiopyle vacation rental, most local attractions can be reached by the hiking trails that span out into the 20,000 acres of Ohiopyle State Park. Here, you’re surrounded by the stunning scenery and noise of water that helped inspire Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. One of the most famous homes ever built in the United States, this strikingly angular landmark of architecture is perched above a waterfall just a few hours’ hike from town, and is now open to the public via its visitor center.

Activities

Getting wet and wild in Ohiopyle

Nature is very much the star in these parts. At Cucumber Falls, you’ll watch as the gleaming sheet of water vertically surges 30 feet into a shallow pool in the middle of town. Close by, along the rushing Youghiogheny River, a number of businesses offer whitewater, rock climbing, and biking adventures. Seasonal events provide family fun, especially Ohiopyle’s Winterfest of snowy sports. Meanwhile, local bands and food vendors venture into the fresh mountain air to come together for the Music in the Mountains festival each September, just as the fall color begins to steal over the hillsides.

Weather

Summer sun, winter snow

Come early in the season to enjoy colorful spring wildflowers and the best of the water. June through September, Ohiopyle can enjoy temperatures in the 70s, ideal for making the most of the rafting, hiking, and biking trails. The Meadow Run water slides, which are natural slides whisking happy visitors over smooth rocks, are popular on sunny summer days. You can expect snow December through March, transforming the area into a winter wonderland which begs to be explored on skis. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned cross-country skier, there are miles of powdery landscape to discover.

Natural features

Go cycling in the lush wilderness

This area is known for the frothy waterways from which it gets its name, so it’s no surprise rafters, kayakers and wild swimmers are all drawn to Ohiopyle vacation rentals. The region is also ideal for cycling enthusiasts: mountain bikers will love breezing downhill under the trees to the sound of birdsong high overhead. Or, for more sedate exploring, try the Yough River Bike Trail. When the season is right, you can hunt deer, turkey, grouse and other wild game, or head to the beautiful waters for wilderness trout fishing.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Ohiopyle

The nearest airport is in Morgantown, WV (MGW-Morgantown Municipal), located 26.7 mi (43 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Latrobe, PA (LBE-Arnold Palmer Regional), which is 28.6 mi (46.1 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Ohiopyle?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 85 vacation rentals near Ohiopyle. From 20 Cabins to 29 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ohiopyle for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ohiopyle?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ohiopyle. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cucumber Falls: 345 vacation rentals
  • Kentuck Knob: 333 vacation rentals
  • Ohiopyle State Park: 271 vacation rentals
  • Wisp Resort: 1,063 vacation rentals
  • Coopers Rock State Forest: 71 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ohiopyle listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Ohiopyle?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 20 Cabins in Ohiopyle. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ohiopyle include:

  • Houses: 29 rentals available
  • Cottages: 20 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 20 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ohiopyle?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 21 vacation rentals with pool available in Ohiopyle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.