Blog

Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Blog

Bushkill-Falls-Tour-572ba08d30ed5.jpg

Explore the Outdoors Like Never Before

At Shawnee, we don’t have to look far to find adventure… it’s basically right in our backyard. Read more

P3241297B-571a7aa21bae7.jpg

Glamping Season Has Arrived

Glamping season (glamorous camping) is finally here and we cannot be more excited! Read more

shutterstock_1720786-5733aa533b500.jpg

Chamberlain Canoes | Shawnee on Delaware Resort

Now that the weather is warm enough, enjoy a day of river recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation with Chamberlain Canoes. Less than five minutes from our Shawnee on the Delaware-area resort, Chamberlain Canoes offers all kinds of different river outings. Choose from canoeing, rafting, tubing, or kayaking offered daily.  Read more

shutterstock_314357456-56faf04500041.jpg

Something's Brewing in Shawnee

If you’re a fan of great craft beer and looking for something local, you don’t have to look very far, in fact, you only have to walk about five minutes from our Poconos resort to find the ShawneeCraft Brewing Company.  Read more

mobile-app-56ead2d8d9d11.jpg

The Best of Shawnee at Your Fingertips

The Shawnee Inn just got a little mobile friendlier. We are proud to introduce our brand new mobile app available in the App Store and Google Play!  Read more

Shawnee-bridge-construction-56e0722d2504a.jpg

Shawnee's Building Bridges For 2016 Golf Season

Attention golfers: run, don’t walk to book your tee times today! Shawnee Inn is constructing the golf bridge as we speak. Read more

happy-returns-56d5c9dba73f6.jpg

Happy Returns To Shawnee

One of the greatest things about The Shawnee Inn is the benefit of being a repeat guest. As a family owned business, the Inn treats its guests as a part of the family as well. Read more

shutterstock_95254708-56d5a98600361.jpg

It's Brews to Me

Let’s say you’re looking for a place with great craft beer, another with awesome food, and another with a fun area for your kids to play. You can get all three in one spot at the Barley Creek Brewing Company! Read more

inner-adventurer-56ba0fb9c0599.jpg

Find Your Inner Adventurer

We have some exciting news at The Shawnee Inn that will make your typical family vacation a little more adventurous… because who doesn’t love a little adventure?  Read more

shutterstock_117244339-56c6258f108a0.jpg

Winter Wonderland

Winter has finally found its way to Stroudsburg, and in the spirit of the season, the town is resurrecting its Winterfest celebration! A beloved local tradition that has been on hiatus for a few years, it returns this year, much to the delight of locals and visitors alike. Located just ten minutes from the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, on February 12th and 13th, visitors to the downtown area will be greeted by dozens of ice sculptures, live ice carving demonstrations, winter-themed food and drinks as well as wine and beer tastings at various participating stores, raffles and more! While the event is only for the two days, the ice sculptures will remain on display throughout the downtown area for the next few weeks. So head downtown and check out an event worth braving the cold for!WinterfestAddress: 18th and 7th Street, Stroudsburg Read more

9 Essentials To Pack on Your Ski Vacation

Planning your ski vacation? This video will help to make sure you don’t forget anything for your upcoming trip. To download a printable ski vacation pack list... Read more

shutterstock_248928766-568bd689a16a5.jpg

Mingle at the Market

When you’re up in the Poconos, we recommend taking advantage of the streak of warm weather and checking out the Monroe Winter Farmer’s Market, located less than fifteen minutes from the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Running every Saturday from 9am to 1pm until the end of March, the market features over a dozen vendors in attendance, so there’s plenty to check out, including baked goods, wine from local wineries and a whole host of eclectic jams like blueberry-lime and jalapeno apple butter! There also sometimes events like live music and entertainment, so you never know just what you’ll find. So enjoy this mild winter and take in the freshest local fare Stroudsburg has to offer. Address: 600 Main St, Stroudsburg Read more

newyear-newme-2016-568a950c5acba.jpg

New Year, New Me at Shawnee

Well folks, it’s that time again… Can you believe it’s 2016? This is the time of year when we make exceedingly ambitious goals for ourselves, which we generally give up by March. So this year, let’s be a little more realistic, shall we? Why not get in shape while having fun? Skiing is an awesome workout for your entire body and can melt away the pounds of holiday regret.  Read more

vlog122315-photo-568465cf5e594.jpg

What To Bring On My First Ski Lesson

Some helpful hints for hitting the slopes with Ben, the Assistant Ski School Director at Shawnee Mountain. Read more

family-hike-Shawnee.jpg

Winter Fun at Shawnee

(No Snow Necessary) Celebrate the warmth! It seems like Mother Nature is giving us a break from the harsh cold and snowstorms for the rest of 2015. This December is begging you to go outside to enjoy our natural habitat and located right on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Shawnee is the perfect place to do just that.  Read more

adultskiinstruction-565dd46d26d12.jpg

Guess What Month is Almost Here…

Instead of hibernating this winter, take on a new and exciting hobby! Next month is National Learn to Ski month; what better time to learn how to ski? Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors.  Shawnee Mountain is a beginner friendly and family oriented mountain that is the perfect place to learn to ski this January. Read more

grapes-565c7a4e8a2f0.jpg

View from the Vineyard

When most people think of American vineyards, they usually picture California. But great vineyards can be found in unexpected places, like Mountain View Vineyard, nestled into the mountainside of Stroudsburg.  Read more

Holiday-tradtions-family-563d1a0a4f401.jpg

Remembering What You Are Grateful For

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays and is the perfect day to remember what I'm grateful for. I think the best part about this holiday is the amount of food you can eat... Read more

shutterstock_118026376-5627e6788bbdf.jpg

Haunted Hotel

We usually don't talk about other hotels, but this hotel isn't like the others...this Halloween, we recommend guests check out the Hotel of Horror! While you can't book a stay at the abandoned Lake House Hotel, it's been converted into a thrilling haunted house, using cutting-edge audio and visual effects, as well as a talented cast of actors, to scare the pants off visitors. Read more

The_Shawnee_Inn_Autumn_Blog-561d15d1799f4.jpg

Fall Foliage in the Pocono Mountains

Many travel to the beautiful Pocono Mountains each fall to see the area painted and splashed Read more

fall-golfball-5602ef3f8051c.jpg

Last Strokes of the Season

The summer may have come to an end, pumpkin flavor everything is already everywhere you turn. But here Read more

shutterstock_269150114-55f821402cadb.jpg

Discover Dingmans Falls

If you want a pleasant walk through nature without all the sweating and sore legs, it's time to check out Dingmans Creek Trail. Part of the Delaware Water Gap Park, Dingmans Creek Trail is a very easy, part dirt-trail and part wooden walkway, so it's great if you're not in the mood for an intense hike. Read more

happalatian.jpg

Little Known Hiking Trails in the Poconos

Whether you enjoy hiking for the exercise or for the sights.. you can find one for any taste just minutes from The Shawnee Inn. Read more

eating-outdoors760x428-55df50bf02a6a.jpg

Great Recipes for Fun Free Picnic Areas

Golden sun rays shining through the tall native hemlocks and butterflies bouncing from flower to flower. Hialeah Park is a quiet setting, Read more

pocono-cupcake-challenge760x428-55d5dde150438.jpg

Bring Your Sweet Tooth!

The 4th Annual Pocono Cupcake Challenge will be held on Sunday September 20th from noon to 3pm at The Historic Shawnee Inn. This is a family friendly event for a great cause. The proceeds benefit the United Way of Monroe County to support the non-pro Read more

garlic-benefits760x428-55cf43f28dda8.jpg

The Smell of Garlic Fills the Air

The Pocono Garlic Festival celebrates 21 years of Pocono Garlic this Labor Day weekend Read more

shawneeinn-pocono-treeventures-55cb87f93c1b2.jpg

High- Flyin' Adventure

Looking for some outdoor activities of a more high-octane variety? Get your blood pumping with a walk through the trees?" literally! At Poconos TreeVentures, located less than fifteen minutes from the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, visitors are invited to head to the treetops to zip, climb, swing and jump across five different courses that range from easy to "watch your step." Read more

moonlight-paddle760x428-55b658438dfb1.jpg

A Full Moon Paddle

The water is calmer now, the sun just about set, and the warm air coming off the river gives you the comfort of the summer. Read more

camping-gone-wild760x428-55a6befb41b69.jpg

Camping Gone Wild

The historic Shawnee Inn Golf Resort has expanded its outdoor offerings to include a Shawnee Island Camping Experience Read more

bridal-tasting-Shawnee-55954ac8d9269.jpg

Experience the Tastes of Your Special Day

With all the time, effort, and details that go into a wedding, one that some planning couples overlook is Read more

sorrenti-cherry-valley-vineyards-shawnee-inn-55a3ce7a31890.jpg

In the Valley of the Vineyard

Located just twenty minutes from the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Sorrenti is not just a winery, it's a local institution, offering not just fabulous wine, but also tours, tastings, an outdoor park area and an attached pizzeria that serves sangria also made in-house. Read more

ShawneeCraft-cans.jpg

A Craft Beer, Brewed with Nature in Mind, Now in Cans

In a world of mass-production, ShawneeCraft products are handmade. In a world of homogeneity, ShawneeCraft products represent a defiant individuality. Read more

women-golfers-shawnee-inn.jpg

Ladies and the Game of Golf

Golf, "a men's game, a game your dad played with his buddies, a game your husband tries to fit in once a week with his friends". Believe it or not, unfortunately that is what 81% of the golf population is. Read more

wolf.jpg

Join the Wolfpack

Wolves are fascinating and majestic creatures. They live together in a pack, relying on each other and mating for life. But because they are so often misunderstood, cast in a negative light or decimated by hunters, they are on the endangered species list. Read more

Farmers-Market-asparagus.jpg

Eat Local at The Shawnee Market

Local vendors come to sell fruits, vegetables, breads, baked goods, jams and jellies, syrups, and cheeses, just to name a few as well as artisan crafts, lotions, cosmetics, handmade pottery and much more. Read more

spa-bloom--new-makeup.jpg

Spa Shawnee and Salon is in Bloom

The essence of tulips and dogwood drifts in the warm breeze and practically floats you into Spa Shawnee and Salon. Read more

ShawneeRiverTrips600x400.jpg

The River has Thawed

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has the distinct pleasure of being located in paradise. Surrounded on three sides by the 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Wild and Scenic Delaware River Read more

shutterstock_77806213.jpg

Bask in the Beauty of Bushkill Falls

In the uplands of the Poconos Mountains, just a quick twenty minute trip from the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, is Bushkill Falls, a privately-operated national attraction, offering beautiful and well-manicured hiking trails. Read more

Shawnee Fishing Trips Blog.jpg

Fly, Rod and Reel. Fishing at The Shawnee Inn

The Shawnee Inn offers Shawnee Fishing Trips with an experienced and certified PABC/NPS Fishing Guide. These trips can be tailored to exceed the expectations of any fishing angler from novice to expert and the Spring Read more

same-sex-travel.jpg

A Right To Marry, But Is Marriage Right For You?

"Why get married, and why now?", a stirring question for many couples thinking about wedded matrimony, whether heterosexual or lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgendered (LGBT). The decision is not as easy as portrayed in romantic comedies, but becomes even more difficult for many same-sex partners. Read more

wood-fired-grill.jpg

Unique Practices Cooking Up at The Gem and Keystone Brewpub

Dry and wet ingredients mixed in-house to create almost everything on our menu. Steaks cut by hand, dressings without Read more

Country-Club-Membership.jpg

This is the Season for a Country Club Membership

The benefits of memberships extend far beyond the greens and improving your game. Read more

shawnee-country-club

Stay and Play Golf

There is no better time and place to enjoy a round of golf than springtime in the Pocono Mountains and Delaware Valley, where you can follow in the footsteps of golfing greats like Sam Snead, Walter Hagen and Arnold Palmer. Read more

river-rd-clean-up.jpg

Cleaning Up for a Cleaner Passage

River Road provides it tenants with safe passage to paradise. Among the many bucolic stops along River Road is The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. For the past twelve years, Read more

Monarch-Butterfly.jpg

Environmental Friendly Practices on our Course

What do butterflies, The Shawnee Inn, and milkweed have in common? Shawnee's land management practices foster healthy milkweed growth leading to a strong local Monarch butterfly population. Read more

tree tapping 2.jpg

Tapping Trees to make Maple Syrup

A practice of tapping our own trees, drawing it's sap and making maple syrup right here on property coincides with The Shawnee's "green philosophy" Read more

shutterstock_120711982-craft-beer.jpg

St. Patty's Day, Extended

Why let the St. Patrick's Day revelry end on the 17th? Here in the Pocono Mountains at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, the fun continues into St. Patrick's Weekend when we welcome the Curious Dog band to the ShawneeCraft Tap Room for a spirited evening of music, food and friends. Read more

green-meetings-Shawnee-Inn.jpg

Green Corporate Meeting

So much depends upon a green corporate meeting. There is no interpretation required in that line. Your meetings are important. The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort's natural setting is important. So much depends on both in order to be successful. Read more

golf around the corner 2-Shawnee

Golf is Around the Corner in Northeast Pa

It may not seem like it right now, but believe it or not Spring is right around the corner and that means golf in northeast PA! Read more

Shawnee-Playhouse-Winter2

Headliner Horrors

If you love great live theater (and laughs), you won't want to miss the Shawnee Playhouse's latest production: The Little Shop of Horrors. Now running through March 9, this classic theatrical comedy tells the tale of Seymour, a love-lorn floral assistant, who stumbles upon an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for flesh and blood. Read more

GolfGroup-The-Shawnee-Inn

Best Group Golf Destination

One of the many benefits of choosing The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort for your next group golf outing is that we are experts in both golf and hospitality. Read more

TapRoomMeeting-Shawnee-Resort

Take your Business Meeting to the Brewery

When your team calls for taking it a step further to dive into that out of box thinking consider the Shawneecraft Brewery for your meeting. Yes! A brewery. Read more

Business_Venue_winter_Shawnee

Connecting at The Shawnee Inn

Every year we are astounded with the way advancements in technology have further minimized the manner in which we communicate. Read more

Midwk_weddings_Shawnee

The Appeal of Midweek Weddings

When it comes to wedding planning, midweek weddings are the key to finding where you can cut those ever piling up costs. Read more

shutterstock_131332349_Shawnee

Take The Plunge

This winter, store the skis and snowboards for at least a few hours and take the plunge - the Pocono Plunge. Read more

TEAMbdgiStock3660291 Shawnee Inn

A Team is Born

How great is your company's investment in recruiting, hiring, training, and developing your team? To what extent do you endeavor to challenge your lineup through team building exercises that reinforce healthy communication, trust, and leadership? Read more

Heinz Oberhauser - lg Shawnee Ski

Top Rated Ski Instructors at Shawnee

Leading Shawnee Mountain's "learn to ski" initiative is a man who travels to the Pocono Mountains each winter from Austria. Heinz Oberhauser will be turning 77 years old this March. Read more

HotChocolate_couple-Poconos.jpg

Top 10 Romances at Shawnee

To help you and your significant other plan your romantic getaway to The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, we have taken the time to narrow down the Top 10 Romance Opportunities at our property. Read more

SNOWBOARD2014-Shawnee.jpg

A President's Day Weekend in the Pocono Mountains

A President's Day getaway to the Pocono Mountains with the ones you love is the perfect place to cease those winter blues and indulge in a snowy wonderland. Read more

shutterstock_227121562Buffet-Shawnee.jpg

Savor the Flavors of Christmas

A long-standing tradition, the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort's Christmas Day Buffet is a holiday feast unrivaled in the Poconos. Read more

Winter-Family-Shawnee-Inn.jpg

Learn to Ski Month

January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is pleased to announce its participation in this nationwide effort to get people outside and on the slopes. Read more

friends_skiing-Shawnee.jpg

Holiday Weekend Escape

A quick getaway for the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend is the perfect remedy for holding off the winter boredom. The Pocono Mountain's Shawnee Inn proposes a holiday weekend escape. Whether you are packing up the kids to get out of the city for some fresh air... Read more

ski-travel-northeast-pa

Top 5 Ways to Save with Ski Travel

When the weather gets colder, and especially after the first snow fall of the season, winter sports enthusiasts begin to get that itch. You know what we are talking about. It starts with seeing that first brisk fog and is quickly followed by early morning defrost sessions in your car. After that, it doesn't take long... Read more

Breakfast With Santa-Shawnee

Take Time To Reconnect With Family

Holiday traditions at The Shawnee Inn are a great way for us to share our culture and values with you and your family.  You can find your holiday getaway here at the Shawnee Inn where we provide an atmosphere for families to come and reconnect, Read more

Delaware-Lackawanna-Railroad

All Aboard!

Fans of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol won't want to miss the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society's Dickensian Holiday Express, a family-friendly train ride aboard the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad on November 30 and December 7. Read more

BlackFriday2014-Shawnee

Black Friday Travel Deals to the Poconos

Stay at home.  A statement seldom written by the travel industry.  But there are some holidays and traditions, Thanksgiving for example, which should transcend the romance of box store bargains.  This year, enjoy Thanksgiving dinner wi Read more

ThanksgivingFamily2014 Shawnee

A Thanksgiving Getaway

Thousands travel to the Pocono Mountains every year to see the changing leaves of the fall season. The Shawnee Inn, sitting on the bank of the Delaware River is engulfed in the center of this colorful marvel. Inspired by this whimsical time, The Shaw Read more

popcorn-buddha near Shawnee Inn

The Road to Snacking Enlightenment

While you're staying at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, consider a five-minute trip up River Road to the Popcorn Buddha -- it is the answer to every popcorn lover's dream. The popular shop has more than 80 lip-smacking flavors, made fresh every day in-store. Be prepared to spend a little extra time because choosing a flavor can be overwhelming. Read more

Can I Borrow a Brew?

Sure, we love a custom-crafted ale as much as the next guy (or girl) but when our ShawneeCraft beer meets Shawnee Spa's all-natural mud wrap, well, let's just say we're willing to sacrifice an ale or two in the name of wellness. Read more