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
my 33 anniversary getaway, disappointing from the start. Here is how we started when we arrived Valet was to engaged in a personal chat to help with our luggage, although he did finally grab one bag. Room was nice to the eye upon entry, but the onion quickly peeled. Went for a bath in the whirlpool sat down turned on the jets and was suddenly among a swirl of black floaters, most likely mold from the jets, the tub was never cleaned properly. Then I looked closer, bathroom tiles nice dark brown grout, was not brown it was eggshell, shower caulking was all moldy, and the top of almost all the fixtures were filthy with dust and dirt. I've stayed in dirty places, just never paid $244 a night to do it. Now to Golf, beautiful course, great view and my day sucked. Drunks in the groups ahead of us, yelling and shouting on a golf course incessantly, and the profanity laced shouts incessant. Course policy is a 4:30 minute round, at the halfway point we were at 2:45 minutes, I spoke to a ranger, addressing the drunken groups and their language and slow play, basically he shrugged with not so much as let me see what i can do, or sorry. 4 holes later, the shouting, language and pace of play had risen to a whole new level, I called the pro shop, twice, no one answered, stopped the drink lady and asked for the ranger, asked him to remove the drunks according to course policy and ask the groups to be made to skip a hole as by now they were 3 1/2 holes behind the group in front, again no apology, but said he would talk to them, he comes back, no apology again, but he does suggest that I should skip 3 holes ahead. In other words, I should give up play I paid for because they could not or would not remove disruptive people. God help the people playing behind us. One final event and the perfect end to our trip, the day we leave, the towel rack in the shower, falls from the wall with out towels into the toilet, should have seen the holes in the wall, happened at least 4 times before. As we leave I notify the front desk about it, they laugh knowing, say thank you but never a oh, sorry that happened. I took quite a few pictures of the room issues, just for memories of why I won't go back.
Stayed here for my birthday with my boyfriend. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. As soon as we parked we were walking up with our luggage and a gentleman walked right over to help. My only regret is that I only stayed one night. There was so much to do and so many sights to see. Our room was a little snug but we were totally fine with it. The facility gave that old fashion vacation kind of feel. I will definitely stay again.
Stayed here for a family reunion.
1. Beautiful Grounds
2. Smores by the fire
3. Great porch and rocking chairs, very quaint
4. Our family was provided a large room to function as a base throughout the weekend which was very helpful.
5. Nice homemade soaps provided.
6. Kids enjoyed the indoor pool
1. The rooms are tired and need major upgrades.
2. The walls are thin and you can hear everything going on outside
3. The food was average, very bland
4. The spa service was not worth it, agreed to by several in our group
5. I left 2 rings in the room when we checked out, one was a cameo, a family heirloom. It was not returned to me. Very disappointing.
I just spent a few days at Shawnee with a couple coworkers and we had an absolute blast! While it was only a few days we did pack in a good bit of the activities the resort had to offer. Kayaking on the Delaware River and experiencing the beautiful, historic golf course were certainly two of my favorites. I highly suggest taking the brewery tour of ShawneeCraft and tasting some of their unique brews. If you have time, explore the surrounding area. There are some great wineries nearby and the town of East Stroudsburg had a bunch of cool little bars & restaurants. I’d definitely recommend Shawnee to anyone planning a trip to the Pocono mountain area.
My wife and I attended our nephews wedding at the Shawnee in last week and had to change our room three times in the two days that we were there. We experienced things such as toenail clippings next to the bed, baby teething ring in the refridgerator, bathroom shelf hanging off the wall, window screen hanging from the window. And that was just the first room we stayed in. Our second room had no air conditioning and it was a sweltering 80°. Our third room had a leak in the bedroom and the bathroom they grew so large the ceiling was ready to cave in. The hotel staff did nothing about it. Fortunately I left a message with the general manager and he did send me an email and a $100 refund. This hotel needs to be condemned, torn down, and rebuilt. The property and location are beautiful but the hotel is a disaster and the staff weren’t much better. Good luck 👎👎