Escape To Donegal

Welcome to, a web site that features Donegal, Pennsylvania, a unique vacation destination.
Situated in the heart of Western Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, Donegal is just minutes away from any number of activities.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Phone: 724-593-1881

Come enjoy an evening in the 2013 IHG Award Winning hotel in Donegal. The lodge has been designed with a rustic décor to compliment the beautiful vistas of the Laurel Highlands that surround the new facility located along Rt. 31 about 1/2 mile east of PA Turnpike Exit 91 in Donegal. The hotel features 73 rooms including 15 suites each with a Jacuzzi and six ADA rooms. Guests will enjoy the four seasons views of the Laurel Mountains including a scenic overlook that includes Donegal Lake. Rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, microwaves, coffee pots, and ironing boards. Guests can enjoy a free buffet style hot breakfast at the Express Start Breakfast Bar which overlooks the timber framed indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Other amenities include an exercise room, business center and a meeting room.


Donegal Highlands Golf Course

Donegal Highlands Golf Course, par 72, 6349 yards, slope 124 hugs the eastbound lane of the PA Turnpike just prior to the Donegal exit. The layout is really two courses in one. Wind is always a factor on the links-style front nine while Jacobs Creek meanders through the tree-lined back nine. With alumni ties to the renowned Penn State turfgrass program, the course provides superior playing conditions and a strategic Ron Forse designed layout. The flat terrain is unusual for a mountain course. The facility features a well-appointed pro shop, spacious grass practice tee, PGA instruction and the unique Black Dog Pub, hosts over 200 group outings annually and is close to all Laurel Highlands attractions.


The Country Pie Shoppe

The Country Pie Shoppe is a favorite stop for many tourists familiar with the Donegal area. This home-style bakery offers a wide range of goodies to tempt the taste buds such as home baked pies and old-fashioned breads and buns all baked from scratch the way Grandma used to. Their "Almost Famous" homemade cinnamon rolls, scoopies, snails and apple dumplings bring visitors back again and again. Fresh baked sweet rolls, cookies, cupcakes and endless other delights are baked fresh daily, seven days a week at the Rt. 31 location, just 1 mile East of PA Turnpike Exit 9/91 in Donegal.

The Old General Store

Nestled in the heart of the Laurel Mountains, The Old General Store opened its doors on May 1, 1997. Conveniently located one mile from exit 9/91 of the PA Turnpike on RT 31 East, in Donegal Pa. It shares the same building as The Country Pie Shoppe. The store features old-fashioned candies and fudge, primitives, old-fashioned soaps, and all types of candles. It also offers American made tin ware, potpourri, folk art, wall hangings, and furniture, natural bath & body products, aromatherapy oils & related items. Lots of hand-made wooden toys and gourmet food items are also available. Tourists who visit the store take a trip back in time and enjoy candies & products from years gone by. The store has the hometown feel of the Old General Store of yesteryear. Complete with hardwood flooring and aromas that will entice any visitor.


Brady's Restaurant

Great foods from the natural bounty of America's fields and streams served in the rustic atmosphere of a Laurel Mountain cabin is the inspiration for Brady's Restaurant. Located on Route 31, just 1 ˝ miles west of Turnpike Exit 9/91 in Donegal, Pa, it is the perfect location for travelers to take a break from the road or from a busy day of activities. Brady's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, serving quality home cooked meals that remind visitors of life's simpler pleasures. A banquet room seating up to 100 is also available for buses, special occasions or parties.

Whether your perfect vacation involves hiking, biking,
fishing, swimming, golfing, skiing, white water rafting,
amusement rides or historic sites it is all less than
a 30 minute drive.

Click here to see a list of area attractions!