2020 has brought many new visitors to Potter County. It’s safe here! While we are not exempt from Covid-19 or it’s subsequent “rules”, numbers here are lowest of the low and people from the largest cities that surround us have taken a chance on a different sort of vacation experience. And we are grateful. What these city slickers ( or Flatlanders) are not always prepared for is just how “small town” Galeton really is. Yes we have a grocery store, and even a Dollar General. It is the other things you’ll find here that make us unique.
Potter County is home to Cherry Springs State Park and THE DARK SKIES. It is truly the darkest place you will likely ever be and the night sky there is breathtaking. Many of the visitors we have had this season were here for just such an experience. Dress warm, take a RED bulb flashlight, have your camera ready and maybe a thermos. Our guests have been kind enough to share their photos with us of the Milky Way and even Mars!
The PA Grand Canyon is a sight for all. Especially during the Fall when this area is filled with vibrant colors and Leaf Peepers galore. Visit the many overlooks, go for a hike, ride the rail trail or just drive the area and take in all that God’s Country has to offer.
What does it mean to visit the PA Wilds? Bears? YES! Deer and Elk? YES! Beautiful Birds and Small Game? YES! But what about ……Bugs? YES! As I write this post we are in the middle of Ladybug Season. Did you know there was such a thing? Ladybugs will congregate during the warmest hours of the day in corners or windows of homes and businesses, including motels rooms and cabins. While we do all we can to limit their activity, we cannot eliminate them and they live here too! And how about WIFI? WE HAVE WIFI! Sometimes, most of the time, if the weather is good…….while we do have WIFI available to our guests, we are in the woods where signal is not always the best. Try to take advantage of this time to disconnect for a while and enjoy the other things this area has to offer. Netflix will be there where you get home!
Lastly, we hope you will agree that the people in our town and here at PCM&C make your experience one to remember! While we might not all know your name, we all have a warm smile, a gentle greeting and knowledge of the area that can help you enjoy your time with us. It may not be the Hilton, or have a spa, but we do have a delicious menu at our on site Tavern, a small motel office and a wonderful staff to assist you. As a small family owned motel in rural America we operate the guest relations desk at peak traffic times. We offer contact free check-in and check-out for COVID safety, and we have a 24 hour contact number you may call or text for attention or emergencies. There is always someone available.
So, when you book with us, remember: Eyes on the Sky, Nature is a Blessing, It’s not the big city, and don’t feed the bears! We look forward to welcoming you!