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Enjoy a Romantic Valentine’s Day with Lion Country Lodging

As we get closer and closer to Valentine’s Day, it’s time to think of ways to spend time with that special someone.

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Make it a Quality Weekend with the Quality Inn

There’s always good reasons to plan a trip to Happy Valley, but there’s an even better reason when you can stay at a hotel that features terrific amenities and a great deal.

Enter the Quality Inn.

When you stay with the Quality Inn (website) on a Friday and Saturday night, you can get Sunday night free! To receive this Special you must call 814-234-1600 to make your reservation.

The Quality Inn is great hotel for a family getaway because kids 18 & under stay free. And when we say the family, we mean the whole family. The Quality Inn is pet friendly, meaning you can bring your favorite four-legged friend on a trip to Happy Valley. (Some restrictions do apply.)

Located on North Atherton Street, the Quality Inn is easily accessible no matter from which direction you are coming into State College. Amenities include a fitness center, free deluxe breakfast and more.

There are also several restaurants located nearby.

One restaurant you can visit without needing to get in a car is Mario’s, which is located next door to the hotel.

View Mario’s dinner menu, which is filled with authentic Italian cuisine options here.

Just across the street is the Original Waffle Shop. Open for breakfast and lunch, the Waffle Shop is one of the most popular eateries in town. Check out their menu of breakfast favorites including, steak and eggs, pancakes and, of course, waffles!

Plan fun activities

See a sporting event, enjoy the outdoors or catch a show. Year round, these are common activities that visitors to the area like to enjoy.

The State Theatre

The community-owned State Theatre provides a wide array of entertainment. From children’s shows to critically acclaimed films and rousing stage performances the State will provide enjoyment seven days of the week for all age groups. 

Head Outdoors

Find excitement at Tussey Mountain with skiing, snowtubing or snowboarding, take a hike up Mount Nittany or just simply take a walk around many area state parks such as Black Moshannon State Park and Bald Eagle State Park. There’s lots of ways to have fun outdoors in Happy Valley.

Winery Tours

If you’re having a couple’s weekend, what better way to spend time than by going on a tour and wine tasting? Seven Mountains Wine Cellars and Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery both produce award-winning wines.

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery

Penn State Sports

Penn State has one of the best athletics programs in the country thanks to the success of its men’s and women’s programs. Penn State sporting events also make for a great showcase of skill to show your little ones how the games are meant to be played.

View the schedules below for Penn State men’s hockey, women’s hockey, wrestling, and men’s and women’s basketball.

Men’s hockey
Women’s hockey
Wrestling
Men’s basketball
Women’s basketball

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The Hidden Gems of State College Dining

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.

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Make it a Happy Valley Weekend with Penn State Sports

BasketballThe Penn State winter sports season is entering the home stretch, meaning there’s no better time to plan a Penn State sports weekend getaway with Lion Country Lodging.

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Winter Fun with the Nittany Budget Motel as your Home Base

PSU Football 

Plan a winter weekend getaway in Happy Valley with the Nittany Budget Motel (website). From now until Feb. 26, when you call to reserve your stay, mention the "Winter Weekend Escape" promotion and you can receive a discount based on how long you stay.

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2012-13 Penn State Women's Ice Hockey Schedule

Sat., Oct. 6 at Vermont Burlington, Vt.
Sun., Oct. 7 at Vermont Burlington, Vt.
Sat., Oct. 13 vs. Syracuse * University Park, Pa.
Sun., Oct. 14 vs. Syracuse * University Park, Pa.
Fri., Oct. 19 at Sacred Heart Bridgeport, Conn.
Sat., Oct. 20 at Sacred Heart Bridgeport, Conn.
Thu., Oct. 25 vs. RIT * University Park, Pa.
Fri., Oct. 26 vs. RIT * University Park, Pa.
Fri., Nov. 2 vs. Sacred Heart University Park, Pa.
Sat., Nov. 3 vs. Sacred Heart University Park, Pa.
Sat., Nov. 10 vs. Robert Morris * University Park, Pa.
Sun., Nov. 11 vs. Robert Morris * University Park, Pa.
Fri., Nov. 16 at Lindenwood * Wentzville, Mo.
Sat., Nov. 17 at Lindenwood * Wentzville, Mo.
Fri., Nov. 30 at Mercyhurst * Erie, Pa.
Sat., Dec. 1 at Mercyhurst * Erie, Pa.
Fri., Dec. 7 at St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y.
Sat., Dec. 8 at St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y.
Fri., Jan. 4 vs. Chatham University Park, Pa. 7:30 p.m. ET
Sat., Jan. 5 vs. Chatham University Park, Pa. 7:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Jan. 11 at Union Schenectady, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Jan. 12 at Union Schenectady, N.Y. 4:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Jan. 25 at Syracuse * Syracuse, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Jan. 26 at Syracuse * Syracuse, N.Y. 2:00 p.m. ET
Tue., Jan. 29 vs. Princeton University Park, Pa. 7:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Feb. 1 vs. Mercyhurst * University Park, Pa. 7:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Feb. 2 vs. Mercyhurst * University Park, Pa. 2:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Feb. 8 vs. Lindenwood * University Park, Pa. 2:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Feb. 9 vs. Lindenwood * University Park, Pa. 2:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Feb. 15 at RIT * Rochester, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Feb. 16 at RIT * Rochester, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
Fri., Feb. 22 at Robert Morris * Neville Island, Pa. 7:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Feb. 23 at Robert Morris * Neville Island, Pa. 3:00 p.m. ET
2013 CHA Tournament
Fri., Mar. 1 First Round Higher Seed TBA
Sat., Mar. 2 First Round Higher Seed TBA
Sun., Mar. 3 First Round (if nec.) Higher Seed TBA
Fri., Mar. 8 CHA Semifinals Highest Seed TBA
Sat., Mar. 9 CHA Final Highest Seed TBA

Plan Your Trip to Hockey Valley

It's a very exciting time to be a hockey fan in Happy Valley..

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New Year's Eve Menu at Carnegie Inn & Spa

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2012

Soup

Champaign Oyster and Brie Soup $8
Carnegie Lobster Bisque with warm Sherry $8

Appetizers

Steamed Little Neck Clams over black angel hair pasta with saffron, white wine, Thai chilies and sweet butter $12

Carnegie Inn Crab Cakes drizzled with lemon chive aioli and served with a petite salad of artisan greens $13

Lamb Lollies New Zealand lamb chops rubbed with sea salt and mint served over a tangerine and arugula salad with blood orange vinaigrette $14

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The Perfect, Perfect Weekend

Carnegie Inn & SpaAh yes, the perfect weekend - Many of us long for it after a tough week at the office.

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2013 Penn State Football Hotel Deals

Carnegie Inn & SpaThe 2012 Penn State football team provided us with an entertaining season that had its fair share of ups and downs. Yet now that the season is over, the overall feeling is that it was a success thanks to the team's 8-4 record.

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