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
I took three of my friends for a weekend getaway to relax and enjoy each other’s company. It was perfect.
The deck that faces the waterfalls directly in front of us was absolutely amazing. A fall festival at a local farm nearby, a sunflower field to wander in. A beautiful sunset on Lake Wallenpaupack. And GLASS restaurant at the hotel was wonderful!
The room was spotless and comfortable. We loved the fire pit in the evening, and the staff was extremely helpful. Wonderful breakfast included. If you need a relaxing getaway in a beautiful setting this is the place.
Modern clean hotel with beautiful waterfall view. I really like the availability of 24/7 snacks fruits and coffee/tea at the great room(main living areas). Restaurant is really nice. You can enjoy having your dinner or breakfast with waterfalls view. Staffs are really helpful and willing to help. Closed to several hiking places and lake.
Just for a relaxing getaway... Bring a book and sit on the deck.
The suites are large and there is a spiral staircase that leads to the bedroom. Pack a SMALL suitcase and watchout for that last step coming down. ;)
Only a handful of rooms face the waterfall but the windows tend to have lots of condensation anyway, so I wouldn't worry about a view from the room. The road down is tight and curvy and it is a hike to the coffee house, but it's good exercise. The bar and restaurant are low key but the entertainment around 7:00 was good for a Thursday evening. Nice continental breakfast in the morning.
I would like to thank Ledges front desk staff and especially Tori for making my birthday so special. They went above and beyond to accommodate me and my significant other and gave back in ways that were incredible, I hope to return the favor someday. They left me a beautiful card, settlers breakfast, truffles and upgraded me into a beautiful suite. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday. I will never forget my stay there and will definitely be back!!
Thank you again ❤️
Like many people, we saw the article about Ledges in the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and decided to make it a destination after a wedding we attended. Most of the negative reviews seem to be several years old, and the hotel appears to have a new manager.
We found the staff to be wonderful and welcoming. We were in a first-floor room, not a suite on the second floor. The room was somewhat small, but well-designed, and we had plenty of room for our luggage. Because the room was small, we spent much of our time in the large common area that had tables, comfy chairs, free biscotti and coffee, and a nice view of the falls.We explored the whole complex: the hotel area which featured the falls and is a converted glass factory, and the silk factory a short walk up a hill. The silk factory has stores and a wonderful bakery/deli. It's owned by the same local family.
So why isn't Ledges a five-star hotel?
1) There's no sidewalk up to the silk mill, and the road up there is hazardous to walk because of its curves. Did the architects really think that in this day and age, people would be unwilling to walk 1/4-mile up a hill? If only for liability reasons, the hotel should add at least a narrow sidewalk or path.
2) We were one of the many people who thought the silk mill was the hotel, and we unloaded our luggage and entered. There, when we asked one of the store clerks where the check-in desk was, he explained that the hotel was in a different building we should drive to (the aforementioned 1/4-mile curvy road.) He said that people enter the silk mill "all the time" looking for the hotel. Why? Because the sign to the hotel sucks. It's tiny, off to the side, and easy to miss. In fact, you WILL miss it if you pull into the parking lot first. Since both properties are owned by the same people, it's unfathomable how lacking in empathy they are for travelers trying to wend their way to a literally hidden location that can't been seen from the highway.
3) As some reviewers have noted, the entire HVAC/heating system of the hotel is terrible. There are warning signs that if you lower the AC in your room beyond a certain point, you'll wreck the hotel's entire HVAC system. We didn't need to use the space heater, but I noticed it had all sorts of buttons with unexplained, inexplicable icons. This kind of heating/AC system is something I'd expect in a third-world country. What's next? Will Ledges start rationing electricity?
4) Finally, the bathroom light automatically switches on the vent, and the vent sounds like an attack helicopter it's so loud. Ironically, the vent doesn't work well. Take a moderately hot shower even with the bathroom door open, and the mirror steams up. Penny-wise and pound foolish.
Fix the AC and heating, install new bathroom vents, improve the signage, and link the silk mill with the hotel, and The Ledges becomes one of the country's great boutique hotels.In other words, fix the corners the developers cut.