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Looking for something to do – JUST FOR FUN?  We’ve got it covered. Turn your Maple Shade Mansion getaway into something unforgettable as you discover hidden gems, explore new areas, learn to make shaken and stirred specialties or go on a fly fishing excursion. 

Choose an experience and design your own special getaway that fits your style!

Call (814) 265-1023 to reserve your JUST FOR FUN Experience

murder mystery
Murder Mystery Weekend

Aloha, it’s our Murder Mystery Summer Kick-Off Adventure!

Hulas, Homicide and Hysteria.  There is trouble in paradise as the sun sets on the Maple Shade Mansion; it appears there was a murder!  You and the other guests are the mysterious characters and are invited to follow clues, visit crime scenes and interrogate suspects as you work to solve the mystery. 


June 9th - 11th


Summer Kick-Off Murder Mystery Weekend Package includes: 

  • Personal mystery information and character name,
  • Welcome reception in the Garden on Friday evening,
  • Full breakfast each morning,
  • 5 Course Dinner Saturday evening,
  • Prizes awarded during Sunday breakfast,
  • Two Night Stay in one of our beautifully appointed guest rooms.  

For reservations, call:  (814) 265-1023. Not available ON-LINE.

Rates are based on double occupancy and are not valid with any other offer. 

Full Weekend Event: $599 per couple.(Taxes not included).


Chef Gina Stipo

Meet Chef Gina Stipo, an ambassador for authentic Italian food and wine.  Classically trained in NYC at the Institute of Culinary Education, Gina lived and worked in Tuscany for many years, teaching cooking classes and gaining in-depth expertise in regional Italian cuisines.  Upon returning to the US, she opened an Italian trattoria in Louisville, KY, serving a multi-course dinner that evoked the traditional Italian table.

Gina and her sister, Mary Potter, own a culinary travel company, ECCO la Cucina – Culinary Tours of Italy. They share their passion for Italy through their week-long culinary tours, learning about the history and culture of Italy’s diverse regions through its food and wine.

We invite you to come mangia with Chef Gina at the Maple Shade Mansion!


Wednesday, August 9th – Northern Italian Cuisine

Thursday, August 10th – Southern Italian Cuisine




$125.00 per person.

By reservation only, seating is limited.  Call: 814.265.1023 to reserve your spot.

Mixology Class
Private Mixology Class

Learn more about the art of cocktailing!  The Maple Shade Mansion offers its guests the ultimate mixology experience with an interactive 60-minute private mixology class with instructor, Karl McCall who has over 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. These private sessions are perfect for friends and family get-togethers or executive retreats staying at the Maple Shade Mansion. All private sessions are customized and must be arranged at least 5 days in advance, and are subject to availability. Pricing includes instruction, preparation of three craft cocktails per guest, gratuity, and private space rental.

Private Mixology Class Cost:
4-9 guests - $300 fee, plus $55 per person
10-15 guests - $500 fee, plus $55 per person

(814) 265-1023
Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Calling all adventurers!  From baby boomers to millennials, the Maple Shade Mansion invites you to immerse yourself in the local PA region by participating in our classic, Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Snap a selfie at each destination while holding our customized Maple Shade Mansion paddle sign.  Best of all – those who finish the challenge will receive a $25.00 gift certificate toward a future stay!

Master scavenger hunt list, Maple Shade Mansion paddle sign and set of rules are available at check-in.   

Participants will need a vehicle and cell phone with camera (fully-charged).  Destinations are within 60 miles of the Mansion.  2 Night Stay Required.

Trout fisherman
Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Excursion

Brown Trout Addiction offers you an amazing specialized experience to catch some of the most beautiful wild brown trout Pennsylvania has to offer. A licensed professional will provide a unique fishing experience that includes a fully guided all tackle 8-hour float trip (7.5-mile float trip down trophy trout waters). You are required to have a PA fishing license and are responsible for bringing your own waders or hip boots if you want to enter the water. To book your drift boat fly-fishing experience contact the Maple Shade Mansion directly at (814) 265-1023.  A $150.00 non-refundable deposit will be charged by Brown Trout Addiction.  A fifty percent (50%) room deposit is required by the Maple Shade Mansion.  

Fly Fishing Getaway Package Cost: $365 or add a hot meal for a total package of $465.  Plus room rate.  

Available: March, April and May, & October, November and December.

Select your travel dates & No. of people. Check Availability and click the Book Now link for your selected room