The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
What We Love
- Easy access to off-site outdoor pursuits: Hiking, biking, target shooting, horseback riding, ziplining and more are all right at your doorstep
- The resort is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
- Four restaurants, including a pub that serves its own housemade beer
- The 3,200-square-foot spa, with its organic products and hydrotherapy area
- The resort really gets behind its eco-friendly ethos in an authentic way
What To Know
- Along with appealing to couples, the property is also a draw for team-building retreats and other corporate groups
- There’s skiing just three miles from the resort
- Pets are not allowed
- Valet parking is free
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
On the banks of the Delaware River in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, just 70 miles from New York City, the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort gives guests easy access to off-site outdoor adventure: Hiking, biking, target shooting, horseback riding, ziplining and more are all right at your doorstep. Indoors, the accommodations are traditional, with floral fabrics, cream and gold striped wallpaper, and walnut finish on headboards and nightstands. Chow down at one of the resort’s three restaurants: The gastropub showcases hearty but refined dishes using locally grown produce, the Gem and Keystone Brewpub dishes up burgers, sandwiches and salads that can be washed down with ShawneeCraft Beer, and the Buckwood Bakery and Café is the place to satisfy your caffeine, smoothie and pastry cravings. Play a round of golf (the resort’s course runs along the picturesque river) and then head to the green-minded spa, which offers treatments like a “farm-to-spa body wrap,” along with anti-aging facials and couples treatments.
In the Area
This part of the Poconos is a golfer’s paradise, and for those wanting to live the dream year-round, there’s an annual membership to the Shawnee Country Club, so you can play the legendary 27-hole course whenever you want. For those who prefer lifting a glass to a club, several local wineries offer tastings and tours. Drop by Four Sisters Winery, Cherry Valley Vineyards and Franklin Hill Vineyards, or head straight to the source of Shawnee’s good stuff at ShawneeCraft Brewing Company. If you need to walk any of that off, head to the Delaware Water Gap, a natural wonderland of trails, waterfalls, forested mountains and trout streams.
How to Get There
Very disappointing stay in the Sycamore Cottage on Nov 2, 2019. Two of the three bedrooms heating units did not work at all. First, we had to call multiple times over the course of several hours to have maintenance respond. Second, the units could not be repaired. Thus, we ended up with completely inadequate portable heaters.
Additionally, the bathroom door in one of the bedrooms was in such poor condition, the door could not even be closed.
At $576 a night this is unacceptable.
As I noted upon check-out, I will be disputing the charge until we can agree on the proper amount to charge and pay.
I booked a room last month at the Shawnee Inn for my 70 y.o. parents to see the autumn leaves. They arrived at the hotel around 10 pm after going through a long stretch of traffic from Boston and checked in.
The room they received initially was filthy. It was simply not made up - overflowing trash (mostly McDonald's containers) everywhere, unmade beds, used towels in the sink. (See photos.) Clearly the room was checked out and was never cleaned - at 10 pm. Shouldn't all rooms at a hotel be cleaned and made up by mid-afternoon at the latest? Imagine walking into that mess after a seven hour drive.
My parents complained strongly and received a new room, which was not set up at all. The linens were in the closet, and my parents had to make their own bed. They called me to let me know the situation, so I called the hotel front desk.
After I identified myself as the son of the elderly couple who just checked in and changed room, the first thing that the night manager said to me was: "Your mother was very disrespectful to me. It's not even my job to change rooms but I did them a favor." It was a stunning level of rudeness.
I had booked this hotel because it was recommended on the official Poconos tourism webpage. I seriously regret this decision. I ruined my parents' vacation - they cut their holiday short to check out immediately the next morning simply to leave this hotel as soon as possible. I called the next morning to leave a voicemail to the hotel's manager about the night manager - they did not call or email back to apologize.
I would advise avoiding the Shawnee Inn at all cost.
A friend told me about this Inn and that it was near The Appalachian Trail. This peaked my interest since I love to hike. Originally from Pennsylvania I like to return in The Fall.
Not only did I love staying here, my room, the beautiful grounds, the friendly staff but the location was perfect for exploring the area! For a “home-base” I felt I definitely made the right choice. Returning next Fall is on my bucket list!