The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park
What We Love
- A woodsy 1920s Poconos inn, including breakfast and a dining credit
- Availing yourself of the fine dining at the OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice 2015 Pocono Restaurant
- Staying on the picturesque Lackawaxen River, with complimentary daily breakfast
- Being by Hawley’s charming downtown, in the heart of the Poconos
- Seeing what Wine Spectator loves so much about this charming getaway
What To Know
- Bikes are available for cycling the miles of paths near the property
- Located in the Pocono Mountains, this is more of a quaint outdoorsy escape, not for nightlife-seekers
- Self-parking is free
When you step into The Settlers Inn, you’ll immediately be aware of your
woodsy setting. Designed with hardwood floors and fireplaces, housing
such spaces as an OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice 2015 farm-to-table
restaurant, the bed-and-breakfast is perfectly suited for its Poconos
surroundings. On top of the bucolic atmosphere, the property has elected
to bring itself even greener, observing various environmentally
friendly practices – management supports local conservation efforts, and
there are Tesla charging stations for compatible cars.
But it’s the secluded location, right on the Lackawaxen River, that makes the Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning
getaway feel at one with nature. Guests can walk for miles – or cycle,
using one of the bikes on the front porch – and never tire of the
stunning views and wildlife. Nearby Shuman’s Point offers great hiking,
and the area meadows make for prime horseback-riding terrain, rounding
off the many rustic offerings – so grab a book, pick your bike and
settle inn. Ahem, in.
The warm, inviting guest rooms of The Settlers Inn
are inspired by the surrounding Pocono Mountains; naturalistic design
appears in details like the wallpaper, art and bedding. Palettes are
neutral and warm, creating a relaxing space to start and end your days
during your stay, as do hardwood surfaces and leather furnishings. Enjoy
a queen bed in your individually decorated Standard Queen room, as well
as thoughtful luxuries like a microfiber robe and flat-screen cable LCD
of OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice 2015, Pocono Restaurant is a go-to dining
destination for romantic meals or special occasions. Chef Ben Sutter’s
creative use of local ingredients results in a delicious menu that
changes with the seasons, and an award-winning wine list and extensive
beer menu ensure your meal will be paired with the perfect beverage.
Breakfast, brunch, tavern and dinner menus include dishes like Chilled
Blueberry Ginger Soup, Tea Smoked Chicken and a warm apple crepe with
cranberry compote for dessert.
Set in the
heart of the Pocono Mountains and perched on Lackawaxen River, The
Settlers Inn puts sightseeing, outdoor adventure and local Hawley
attractions right at your fingertips. Explore the specialty shops,
antique stores and variety of activities in charming Hawley, or head out
for a round of golf; experience the great outdoors by boating, fishing,
kayaking or strolling the waterside trails. And there’s plenty to see,
as well as do – not just the Lackawaxen River or Lake Wallenpaupack,
which are scenic on their own, but the diverse birds, including eagles,
that call the Poconos home.
How to Get There
We recently went to The Settlers Inn for a night of fine wine tasting and dinning. It was a wonderful experience. The purpose of the evening consisted of tasting different wines from Argentina and Chile, especially selected by the in-house sommelier, accompanied by fine cuisine from South America. The result of this experience was great. We tasted more than 10 different great wines from these two countries (and at the same time having a little competition as to which county got the highest rated wines) along with several delicacies of the South American cuisine prepared by the chef. I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone and I'm looking forward to going to another wine-tasting competition: who knows, it may be Italy vs France, Greece vs Turkey or Australia vs New Zealand.
I have yet to enjoy a meal here. Atmosphere is good, but the food is consistently disappointing. Thank goodness my meal was surprisingly paid for by someone else. Was the salmon supposed to be cold on top of wilted mushy greens?
This is at least the third or fourth time I have given this place a try. I do not think I will be back again.
Dont understand how the parking lot is full.
Who would have thought that you could find a 5-star dining experience, with great service, great wine selection, amazing food choices and a great pianist "tickling the ivories" in the Poconos. This is a must-do when in the Hawley area.