Stay Near Pennsylvania’s Wild Elk Herd
Conveniently located along the Million Dollar Highway, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Executive Inn gives guests quick access to a unique way to experience the Great Outdoors. When you stay at our Saint Marys, PA hotel, you’re just minutes away from numerous gatherings of Pennsylvania’s Wild Elk Herd.
Let the Elk Country Visitor Center be your guide for the best places to see some of Northern America’s most majestic creatures. Aside from providing information on nearby locales, the visitor center welcomes sightseers in with informative exhibits throughout areas like the Discovery Room. You can even embark on horse-drawn wagon rides or take in a 4-D educational film in the Immersive Theater.
Stay with us the night before your day outdoors and we’ll send you off in the morning with a complimentary breakfast to ensure you have the energy you need to see and do it all. The Elk Country Visitor Center is easy to get to from our hotel; just take State Route 255/Million Dollar Highway south to reach River Road/Highway 555, which you’ll take northeast to Benezette and the visitor center.
Plan your visit between September and October to enjoy quick access to Dent's Run Elk Viewing Area, the most popular elk viewing area in the state, where you can hear the bull elk bugle as they compete for dominance. For an even closer look at Pennsylvania elk country, Classic Keystone Guides & Outfitters offer visitors guided tours on horseback, while Bucktail State Park Natural Area features 16,433 acres with hiking and backpacking trails like the Quehanna Trail, Bucktail Path, Donut Hole Trail and Chuck Keiper Trail.
After spending a day with wildlife, retreat to the the BEST WESTERN PLUS Executive Inn to take advantage of civilized comforts in a 100% smoke-free hotel. Cool off in our outdoor pool or work off any extra energy in our exercise facility before relaxing in a comfortable room equipped with HBO and even free, high-speed Internet access.