About Marraras Mountain Lodge

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The best kept secret of central Pennsylvania

Marraras Mountain Lodge is a private facility conveniently located in the beautiful mountains of Central Pennsylvania between State College and Altoona in Port Matilda, PA. It’s just a short drive off Interstate 99 and Route 350. Its majestic natural setting includes open, grassy fields, wooded forests, rolling mountains, and a one acre spring-fed pond. The Lodge features a large floor space, cathedral tongue and groove ceilings with cross timbers, and modern lighting. A large mountain stone fireplace, wooden spiral staircase, and oak hardwood-type flooring accent the great room.

The lodge can accommodate up to 200 guests and includes a commercial style kitchen. Limited sleeping facilities are available with a private balcony which overlooks the great room. A large covered deck is perfect for socializing and overlooks an outdoor gazebo suitable for outdoor wedding ceremonies or other special events. The pond has a charming footpath around its perimeter, a picnic pavilion, and a fire ring, so you can enjoy the natural beauty of its surroundings.

The lodge has ample parking, numerous scenic photo ops, and various amenities such as patio heaters, cornhole boards, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are tables, chairs, and linens provided?

Tables and chairs are included in your base price. Linens are not provided at this time. Ask us for our list of measurements so that we can better serve you. We have twenty-five 5’ round tables that seat up to 8 each (200), as well as fifteen 8’ rectangular folding tables for additional seating, catering, drinks, cake, hors d’oeuvres, gifts, DJ and more.

Is alcohol permitted?

Yes, alcohol can be brought in, but parties must adhere to State laws concerning alcohol.

What are the rules? Fireworks are NOT permitted on-site (sparklers are fine). Tent camping for guests on the grounds is permitted; however, camper trailers and motorhomes are NOT permitted. Fires are only permitted in the designated fire pits near the pond and must be put out completely before departure. Firearms are NOT permitted to be used on-site. Dogs are permitted on-site, given they are kept on leash and cleaned up after.

May we use the pond?

There is a walking trail around the pond for you and your guests to stroll at leisure and take photographs. The pond is not intended to be utilized for fishing, boating, swimming, wading, or ice skating.

Do you have a kitchen?

Yes, we have a commercial style kitchen available for your use or the use of your caterer.

Is a security deposit required?

Yes, a $300 security deposit and $2,000 towards the cost of your rental are required upfront. Along with the deposits, a signed contract will need to be submitted in order to secure your rental dates.

A portion or all of your security deposit will be withheld if damages are incurred.

Do you require use of an in-house caterer?

An in-house caterer is not required, but we do have recommendations if you’re interested.

Do we require insurance?

Yes, we do require a one day event policy.