Penn Alps Restaurant and Craft Shop are housed in the last log hospitality house on the National Pike still serving the traveler. It is situated between a 1797 gristmill and a historic stone arch bridge ( the longest single span of stone in America when built in 1813 ). Three of its six dining rooms were once part of the log stagecoach stop, Little Crossings Inn.
Penn Alps Restaurant offers a varied menu, including its well-known daily soup and salad bar and weekend buffets. The German ancestry of the Amish and Mennonite charter members of this nonprofit organization is reflected in many entrees on the menu.
The largest handicraft shop in the area is housed with the restaurant in the six times enlarged complex, of which the original log tavern is the core. Today the total crafts producer count is some 2,350 ( dating back to 1958 ). Most of the craftsmen are residents of the Tri-State area.