The Gateway Lodge - elegance in the Cook Mountains, Cooksburg, PA
Gateway Lodge Murder Mystery
Gateway Lodge and its blend of offerings provide the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, perhaps spiced with a little... murder!
In recent years the lodge added over 20 modern spacious suites, most featuring a private outdoor balcony with a forest view, plus an in-room Jacuzzi adjoining a gas fireplace.
Gateway Lodge maintains its original charm with eight historic lodging rooms, featuring antique decor and either separate or shared baths.
Whichever room you select, your restful night’s sleep is followed with a wonderful B&B country breakfast served in the lodge’s hewn-log dining room.
Relax in the lodge’s Great Room with its log beams, wood-burning hearth, intimate seating areas and outdoor deck surrounded by forest grandeur.
Adding to your choices…if rustic forest cabins are your preference, choose from the lodge’s own unique grouping, each with a fireplace, kitchen and wooded setting.
Gateway Lodge…a place that lets you choose how you want to get away from it all.
Check-in at 4pm
Dinner available in Dining Room
But we're pretty sure that on this one weekend, it won't be quite the restful place it normally is because of a murder (or two, let's say three at the outside) will be committed in front of a roomful of witnesses!
The weekend of crime will follow one of Keith and Margo's Murder Mystery Weekend special plots starting Friday evening when you meet with your fellow sleuths, not all of whom are what they appear to be. Infiltrating the group are actors who will do their best to blend in, and sometimes, even work to incriminate you. The Friday reception is a good place and time to become familiar with the scheming, manipulative, deceitful and murderous people that you will be spending the next day and a half with. As opposed to the ones you meet every week back home.
The mystery begins on Friday evening and develops by the early afternoon on Saturday, but you'll still have some free time to take advantage of The Gateway Lodge's facilities before dinner. Dreadful events occur, and you may stumble over a dead body or two. In the best tradition of television and the movies, the chances are good that a kindly, perhaps somewhat dishevelled, local detective with a possibly warped sense of humor, will become involved to clarify the situation, guiding and cajoling you into thinking about the means, methods and motives of murder!
By dinner on Saturday night, you should have all the information you need to solve the murder but just when you think you've got it sussed, watch out for the final twist!
Sunday breakfast at The Gateway Lodge is when it all comes to an end! You'll be asked to write down your best hunch about who did what to whom, and why. (You already know how, because you'll have seen it with your own eyes.) While you enjoy breakfast with your fellow sleuths, (mercifully free of herrings, red or otherwise), our team will select the best submitted solution, along with some of the more outlandish suggestions for the prizegiving ceremony.
$349 per person (double occupancy) plus tax and gratuities
To reserve this murder mystery weekend: 814-744-8017
The Murder Mystery Weekend Includes:
2 day, 2 night exciting interactive weekend adventure!
Two nights accommodations
Breakfast, lunch, cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres (cash bar)
Dinner on Saturday
Sunday Solution Brunch
The Murder Mystery Weekend in Cooksburg, PA
Who hasn't dreamed of beating Columbo to the punch or who hasn't wanted to be Jessica Fletcher or Hercule Poirot for a couple of days? Well, now's your chance.
The Gateway Lodge offers you a unique and unforgettable experience that will put you smack dab in the middle of a homicide investigation.
Keith & Margo's Murder Mystery Weekends offer a chilling opportunity for people like you with a passion for cold blooded murder... slippery red herrings... diabolical clues... and ingenious detective work to be immersed in one of the most unusual, exhilarating, and spine tingling experiences ever! Come match wits with our detectives, make new friends and have a great time at this murder mystery weekend in
The Murder Mystery Event Creators
Keith O’Leary and Margo Morrison, creators of Gateway Lodge Murder Mystery, are award winning writers, producers, and directors with extensive backgrounds in motion picture, television, and theatrical production. Since 1985 they have been responsible for over 7,000 live mystery productions worldwide and have been featured in the print and television media in 37 different countries.
Labeled as “The Masterminds of the genre” by the Los Angeles Times, their mystery weekends and events have been co-hosted by such luminaries as Mary Higgins Clark, Peter Falk, and Dr. Henry Lee, and have been featured on Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous as well as all major television networks. Now, they bring their handiwork to
Getting away from it all at the fabulous Gateway Lodge
The Gateway Lodge - Where Woodland Wonders Meet Creature Comforts
Nestled among the hemlock and pine of Pennsylvania’s Cook Forest lies Gateway Lodge — a grand getaway destination with the intimate feel of a bed and breakfast.
Referred to as the “Black Forest” of Pennsylvania, Cook Forest is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. Many have long made the journey to experience its enchanting trails and ride upon the sparkling waters of nearby Clarion River. Once you've been here, you'll understand why others keep coming back. Discover Pennsylvania at its finest.
Before you leave Cooksburg, PA, you'll know who did the dastardly deed, and will long remember the Gateway Lodge Murder Mystery.
The Gateway Lodge 14870 Route 36
Cooksburg, PA 16217
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