What We Love
- Eco-friendly furniture, organic products and amenities in guestrooms
- Multi-tier deck lounge areas overlook the river gorge falls
- Sautéed shrimp with mint pea cucumber salad at Glass—Wine. Bar. Kitchen.
What To Know
- There is no on-site fitness center, but discount rates to nearby facilities are available
- Some pets are welcome, but restrictions apply. There is a charge of $25 per pet, per stay
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Originally a glasswork factory that was cut from bluestone in 1890, the Ledges Hotel has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years, emerging with a minimalist design and serious eco-cred that goes hand-in-hand with the serene setting along Wallenpaupack Creek’s river gorge falls. The hotel’s aptly named Glass (denoted “Wine. Bar. Kitchen.”) cooks up fusion fare with over-the-edge outdoor seating and views of the nearby falls. Additional decks, a stone-fireplace Great Room and a walled-off, flowery sitting area offer plenty of private spots for cozying up with a book or glass of wine. Guestrooms are outfitted with specially designed Boyce furnishings, flat-screen TVs and low-slung beds with down pillows and comforters atop wooden platforms. And all bathrooms feature white washbasin sinks, rainfall showers, organic toiletries and Green Earth bamboo towels.
In the Area
Central Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains are peppered with nature preserves, game lands and wilderness paths, and one of the sure-bet hikes to tackle in this scenic region is the 3.5-mile trail through Shuman Point). While Hawley frames itself with Pike County’s natural beauty, real character comes from the German-esque town. Fall Points Restaurant dresses itself in natural woods and oak coloring, and its menu lists reimagined comfort foods such as premium pork chops with maple and balsamic. Quaint vibes aside, catch some artful culture at the Looking Glass Gallery’s showcased artists or post up at the Silk Mill’s Harmony Presents stage for local acts and mingle-friendly gazebo gatherings.
How to Get There
We stayed at the hotel as we attended a wedding there in mid-June. The location and grounds are beautiful. The hotel room itself was only ok. Bathroom was modern and clean. The bed was a queen but seemed very small. The room on the first floor was adjacent to the parking lot and therefore we heard everything from early in the morning. It could use darker shades to keep the light out. Charged a resort fee but not really sure what that was for (never explained). Also, the bar closed early for the night and the people there for wedding had nowhere to go (apparently you're supposed to ask in advance for the bar to stay open??) It was expensive and not much around in the area either. For the money spent, I would expect more amenities. Uses old fashion keys which was odd.
There's so many amazing things to say about this place, so let me just get my one not so great comment out of the way now. We stayed in a 2 bedroom (room 207) and unfortunately it is one of the very few rooms that did not have the new modern decor. Mgmt team - if there was a consistent look and feel with all of your rooms, that would make a huge difference. Please consider upgrading your 2 bedrooms. Aside from that..
- Every single staff member was a delight and incredibly knowledgeable about the area.
-Glass restaurant was hands down the best food we had during our visit. We ate dinner on Saturday and immediately made a reservation for Sunday. Kudos to the chef for making the best shrimp and grits, steak tacos, fish tacos, mexican street dip, asparagus and chicken thighs - sooo delicious!
-The waterfall...one word - STUNNING. Also relaxed around the firepit.
-Continental breakfast. Nice fresh baked selection of pastries and whole fruit.
-The lounge area was nice and cozy with family games.
-Access to the gym was a plus.
-We also enjoyed checking out their sister property - Silver Birches.
The history of the building is wonderful, an old glass factory. Some of its glass is on display in the great room. The location is a hidden gem. You arrive at the old stone building, front grounds are nice but nothing compared to the view out the back. The water falls on the rock ledges are impressive. Love the graduated decks and lighting in the evening. The atmosphere is social or cozy depending on you. It was a family trip for us and worked well. We had a 2 bedroom unit with a spiral staircase in the middle. The kids loved the staircase and it was a great photo opp for us, as was the waterfall outside. The staff were warm and caring, especially Barb and Alauna. They made us feel very welcome. The room was wonderfully clean and the beds comfy. This hidden gem will remain on our destination list. Thanks Ledges for a great stay!!!!!
We came here for an overnight getaway with visiting family. Having lived in the poconos for over 20 years, we’ve seen the demise of many pocono resorts. Some are still standing and, quite honestly, shouldn’t be. The family resorts that are recently built are ok, but jam packed most of the time.
Enter Ledges. Modern, rustic, clean, comfortable, all at the same time. There is nowhere else we’d stay,or recommend in the poconos. The setting is a gorgeous example of a northeastern hardwood forest, complete with cascading waterfalls viewable from the back deck and great room. If you reserve a room on the backside of the hotel you can even have this view from your own windows. Though we didn’t eat there, the tapas menu at Glass looked very good and also had its own outdoor seating by the falls.
And then there is the staff. We were first met by Barb at the front desk. Her friendly, welcoming, and professional demeanor when dealing with us was accompanied by a well rounded knowledge of the history of the hotel. She made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We lacked nothing. Then there was Allana. She took the later shift and introduced herself to us. She was so kind to our kids and took some time to teach them some fun games and made them feel welcomed too.
We couldn’t complain about a thing. Beautifully decorated, comfortable rooms and a top notch staff. We will gladly bring our visiting family back here again. We might even just come back as a couple too. Thanks Barb, Allana, and Ledges.
PS- don’t miss Settlers Inn for a nice pub excursion, or brunch with a beautiful Arts and Crafts feel. Just down the road.
Second time here and I will say this place doesn’t disappoint! They treat you very well and everything is very well appointed! Games in the great room are fun and the snacks and drinks are a great touch!