Featured Lodging: Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center
Tucked away in an oasis of green tranquility, you’d never realize that Toftrees Resort and Conference Center is just minutes away from the best Happy Valley has to offer. Toftrees, which means “a home among the trees,” was built amidst a forest of oak and pine trees in 1971, and has been a popular destination for Happy Valley visitors ever since. An extensive renovation in 2010 has brought new life to this 102-room luxury hotel.
The newly remodeled rooms boast 27” televisions with HBO, individual climate controls, wireless internet and three phone lines. The premium rooms offer balconies and patios with beautiful views. Club rooms also have refrigerators and microwaves. All rooms are non smoking, and some pet friendly rooms are available. In addition to the newly renovated rooms, Toftrees also boasts over 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with 11 uniquely appointed meeting and banquet rooms – four with working fireplaces! Outdoor space is also available for warm weather functions.
Speaking of outside, Toftrees is a haven for those who love the outdoors. Not only does it offer a four-star, 18-hole golf course managed by Marriott Golf, the resort also has four lighted tennis courts, a heated outdoor pool, sand volleyball court and par-course fitness trail. There is also a modern fitness center in the hotel, as well as a professionally staffed pro shop and tennis shop. Golf packages are available for small or large groups, and the conference center has been named one of the top golf conference centers by “Meetings and Conventions Magazine.” Inside the hotel, you’ll find all sorts of cozy seating where you can read a book or enjoy a cup of coffee. The Down Under Steak House is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, as well as cocktails at the beautiful mahogany bar. The casual New Zealand themed restaurant is a favorite with locals as well as out of town guests.
The hotel is easily accessible from Route 322, which puts you just minutes away from Penn State, the Bryce Jordan Center, Beaver Stadium and downtown State College. Toftrees offers complimentary parking, but is also on the bus route for easy access to downtown without driving.One Country Club Lane (Map)
State College, PA 16803 814-238-4404