The historic Applebutter Inn has been a mainstay in Slippery Rock for romantic weekend getaways, visits to local and surrounding colleges and universities while exploring all we have to offer here in western PA like: golfing, shopping, boating, hiking, biking and lots more! The Inn is equipped with modern amenities like WIFI throughout the property, smart TVs, and 14” memory foam mattresses in every room. The perfect setting for parties of up to 50 guests inside and more outside. The Inn sleeps 32 when fully booked and is available for private events and full-Inn bookings all year long. Visit our bookings site to view all our lodging properties on the golf course and along Slippery Rock Creek: View the historic Applebutter Inn and all our SRGC Lodging Properties here.
Only 2-miles from Slippery Rock Golf Club & Events Center and the Twisted Oak Tavern and ½ mile from SRU. For guests staying at the Applebutter Inn, ask us about our exclusive golfing packages along with special packages for lovers that include wine, desserts, and fresh flowers to add to your romantic getaway!
To book a room or host your special event with us call (724) 794-1844 or email us at [email protected].
Nestled in the rolling green meadows of Western Pennsylvania, the Applebutter Inn offers guests a window into the past. The original six-room farmhouse built in 1844, displays 12-inch brick walls formed and fired on the property is set on the 18-inch solid, hand-cut stone foundation. Purchased on land granted to encourage westward settlement by a local farmer named Michael Christly, the Christly family and Plenty Weston Steele’s family were the only full-time residents occupying the home from 1844 – 1987.
In 1987, the McKnight family purchased the property and restored it to the 12-room Inn you see today. Finely restored woodwork, exposed brick fireplaces and original chestnut and poplar flooring serve as a backdrop to the Inn’s charm. Shared common rooms and the guest rooms have been restored from the original 1844 farmhouse; a second level was added as well as a sunroom and an outdoor brick sundeck.
The Inn was purchased in summer of 2021 by the Prebula Family who also own the nearby Slippery Rock Golf Club and Events Center. Work has begun restoring the grounds to bring the Inn back to its original luster.
The new owners are long-time customers and lovers of the Applebutter Inn, starting with owner, Dawn (Oesterling) Prebula, whose father was Pennsylvania State Senator Donald O. Oesterling and mother, Ann M. Oesterling, RN, and who enjoyed the comforts of the Inn for many years before purchasing their own property along Slippery Rock Creek.
Dawn, a veteran golf and hospitality and executive, offers great insight into her new businesses, along with husband producer, director & retired professor, Gary Prebula, originally of Butler, PA, and currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. Grandson of the late Senator Oesterling, Eric Prebula and wife, Julie oversee operations at the golf club and Inn, while managing a full-service insurance agency, specializing in life & retirement.
We hope guests can experience the elegance of a bygone era, while enjoying the luxury of today’s comforts. The Inn is equipped with modern amenities like wifi throughout the property, smart TVs and memory foam mattresses in every room. The Inn is available for private events and full-Inn bookings all year long, and is the perfect setting for parties of up to 50 guests; the Inn sleeps 30.
Visit our bookings site to view all our lodging properties on the golf course and along Slippery Rock Creek: View the historic Applebutter Inn, and all SRGC Lodging Properties here.