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At Lion Country Lodging, we are pleased to highlight our two restaurant affiliates, The Carnegie House Restaurant and Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge. These two properties provide some of the best fine dining opportunities in State College.

To visit the award-winning Carnegie House Restaurant, a trip to the Carnegie Inn and Spa Facility (website) is in order. The Inn and Spa property is located just a short distance from the Toftrees/ Woodycrest exit off Rt. 322/I-99. (Map)

When dining at Carnegie, you’re not just getting great food, but a fabulous experience as well.

Readers of State College magazine have repeatedly chosen the Carnegie House Restaurant as the “Best Fine Dining” in State College. And most recently, they also chose Carnegie as the location for the “Best Romantic Dinner.”

From the moment you step in the door, you will recognize the Inn provides an intimacy that strives to make you feel as if you’re at home.

Relax in the comforts of the Inn’s library with drinks and hors d’oeuvres while your meal is prepared for you. Once it’s ready, you’re escorted to your table where you can enjoy your dinner at a leisurely pace.

Want to pair your dinner with a glass of wine? At Carnegie, they have a 1600 bottle, temperature controlled Wine Cellar to choose from. Guests are invited to peruse the selections with the assistance of our staff.

Before you leave, close the evening with one of the Inn’s fantastic dessert items or an after-dinner drink on the Inn’s patio, porch or in the library.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can enjoy a great meal at any part of the day at Carnegie. For lunch, they now feature a prix fixe menu for $14.95 on Monday through Friday.

The Inn's dining atmosphere is suitable for all occasions. Whether you're looking to host a business luncheon or just get together with some friends, you will be satisfied with the Carnegie House Restaurant.

Make your Carnegie dining reservations online today by clicking here.

Our newest addition to the Lion Country Lodging family, Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge, (website) provides an unprecedented dining experience. Located conveniently at West College and Cato Avenue,(Map) Gigi’s can be best described as “old world sophistication meets modern elegance.”

The staff at Gigi’s takes great pride in constantly updating the menu to provide varied and exciting menu options to their guests.

Gigi’s menus offer lots of options including soups and salads, small plates and signature meats. Click here to see the menus in full.

Even if you’re not looking to eat a full meal, Gigi’s is still a great place to relax. With a seasonal martini menu and 14 rotating drafts, Gigi’s has become a hot spot for wine and beer lovers.To see the full martini menu, click here.

The restaurant also features a causal late-night small plate menu with popular items such as individual pizzas, mini prime Kobe beef burgers, and boneless chicken wings.

Come experience the hidden jewel of dining in State College. To reserve a table, or inquire about VIP seating, call 814-861-3463.

Visit Lion Country Lodging – Website

Carnegie Inn & Spa - (814) 234-2424

100 Cricklewood Drive State College, PA 16803

Days Inn Penn State - (814) 238-8454

240 S. Pugh Street State College, PA 16801

Hilton Garden Inn - (814)-272-1221

1221 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801

Nittany Budget Motel - (814) 238-0015

2070 Cato Avenue State College, PA 16801

Quality Inn State College - (814) 234-1600

1274 North Atherton Street State College, PA 16803

Super 8 - (814) 237-8005

1663 S. Atherton St State College, PA 16801