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
- Eco friendly
- 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 on a Sunday night with the Winter mid-week package. Barbara at the desk was super nice and helpful. Although it was quite chilly, the falls were beautiful and the fireplace in the great room warmed us right up! We enjoyed a nice dinner at Glass along with a drink afterward at the cozy bar overlooking the frozen falls. Would definitely like to visit again during summer or fall.
My husband and I spent the weekend at Ledges for our 10 year anniversary, and we could not have found a more special place to celebrate. We were more or less snowed in for the weekend, which just added to the magic. Our room had a beautiful view of the frozen falls, which you could even enjoy from our fabulous soaking tub. We had dinner at Glass both nights, it was all delicious (especially the Brussels sprouts!) and the cocktails were unique and fabulous. Special thanks to Barb for all of her help in making our stay completely unforgettable.
The staff was friendly and accommodating. Very beautiful property and an awesome bar/restaurant on site! Highly recommend this location for a romantic getaway! They even have games in the common room for everyone to enjoy.
The falls, even frozen over in the winter, are absolutely gorgeous! The bed was very comfortable, and incredibly modern give the age of the structure. Don't miss dinner at Glass; it's delicious! Only complaint was the continental breakfast; dry pastries and coffee don't really count as continental breakfast.
Hotel staff: The employees who work at the Ledges Hotel (and restaurant) are the friendliest people. Everyone we encountered was super pleasant, friendly and helpful (and not acting overly fake-nice because it's their job).
Location: The hotel is part of an old mill so it literally sits on the edge of a waterfall. Check out the multi- layered decks along the waterfall with chairs to just chill and take it all in.
Hawley is a quaint, small, Christmas-y town. Ledges is in the perfect location for this-- highly recommend the mile walk to town by taking the scenic route (the river trail). If you're feeling lazy, next to Ledges is another remodeled mill building which now has little shops--like a bakery and coffee shop.
Recommend: Going to the restaurant at the hotel-- the food is delicious! Also, stay for the live music on the weekends-- the performer I watched was really talented and takes requests!
Negative: I don't have many negative things to say about the hotel. Forewarning, the rooms are tiny and get chilly with the large windows, however, there is a really nice common room with tea, biscuits, a fireplace and comfy seating.
Also note: when I was reading reviews online people were saying you could see the falls from your room--not necessarily true-- I was on the first floor and could not see the falls, but did have a nice view of what appeared to be a stone, open outdoor venue with string lights.