5 Reasons to Stay at Resorts Near 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. The “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State’s most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through a network of hiking trails and bridges which afford fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest.

Bushkill Falls can accommodate both casual and experienced hikers. With easier trails for casual explorers and more intense trails for experienced trekkers. The main event is, of course, the falls themselves: a one-hundred foot drop that sends the crystal clear water of Bushkill Creek cascading down to another seventy-foot waterfall.

Bushkill Falls is open seasonal April through Mid-November, and offers a picnic area, gift shop, boating and fishing opportunities. No wonder it is such a popular attraction, but why choose to stay at resorts near Bushkill Falls? We listed five simple reasons below.

Your Choice of Specific Accommodations

Your standard hotel, might be able to offer you a room with one bed or two. However, at a resort like Shawnee, we can also offer you a private cottage, a glamping Poconos experience, or a place with a full kitchen and living room. You can check out all of Shawnee’s accommodations here.

On-Site Dining

Unlike a standard hotel, a resort offers on-site dining. At Shawnee, we have a bakery & café, a tavern, a restaurant, and our own brewery! You can roll out of bed and be down for breakfast in less than 5 minutes! We won’t even care if you’re still in your jammies! View hours and menus for our restaurants here.

Activities and Events

Resorts are known for their activities and events. At Shawnee we have a whole recreation team dedicated to making sure our guests have a great time. Offering things like guided hikes, outdoor archery, nature tours, golf cart tours, yoga, axe throwing, guided painting, and nightly campfires with s’mores! Our resort guide is a great resource in planning your daily itinerary. Check out our resort guide and recreation opportunities here. 

We have free concerts every Tuesday by local musicians, and live entertainment in our taproom and beer garden every Thursday through Sunday. You can find the full line-up of entertainers on our event calendar. 

Shawnee is close to many popular hiking trails, and our guided hikes are one of our most popular activities amongst guests.  To learn more about the best hikes in the Poconos as well as receive expert tips from our local guides, check out our hiking guide!

The Pool

Plain and simple…the pool. Shawnee’s pool is indoors and heated, making its availability year round. Shawnee also has a hot tub that you can soak in, maybe after that hike around the falls. Or perhaps you want to cool off in the River. Staying at Shawnee leaves you just steps away from the beautiful Delaware River.

The Location

Shawnee is so lucky to be in close proximity to many local attractions, such as Bushkill Falls, The Crossings Premium Outlets, Downtown Stroudsburg, multiple wineries and breweries, and the Delaware Water Gap Natural Recreation Area. But that’s not all, Shawnee is surrounded by the beauty of nature. The majestic mountains, the gently moving Delaware River, and the lush greenery that comes with it. Guests and staff all love the scenery that surrounds our historic resort.

Bonus Reason

This may not apply to every resort near Bushkill Falls, but Shawnee also has a championship Poconos golf course, a full service Spa and Salon, a fitness room, a business center, and offers several different River Trips (seasonally).

So if you’re ready to visit, consider staying with a resort near Bushkill Falls.