Unlike Bedford Springs ( BD16), which is a place to see and be seen, White Sulphur Springs is understated and discreet. The resort consists of half-a-dozen primarily frame buildings nestled at the base of Buffalo Mountain between Sulphur Springs Creek and PA 3014. The largest, a three-story white frame hotel building of 1884 with a gable roof, is eleven bays across. A wide porch shelters the facade and wraps around the north elevation of the rambling structure. To the south, the property's first managers, Michael and Ross Colvin, built a frame cottage with similar horizontal siding and a gable roof in the same year. Two years later, the brothers added a third story to the hotel building, and built a duckpin bowling alley east of the road. A stone storage shed and a stone and log cabin called “Fort Cochran” were built in the late 1940s southwest of the hotel. The 1,120-acre property was purchased in 1978 by the Officers' Christian Fellowship and is used as a retreat/resort.
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White Sulphur Springs Hotel and Bowling Alley
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