Ledges Hotel, II

for part I…

While my husband and I were in the Poconos staying at Ledges Hotel, we also toured the other two hotels in the Settlers Hospitality portfolio: Settlers Inn and Silver Birches Resort. Both of them have a decidedly different personality than that of Ledges Hotel. All of the hotels are members of the Historic Hotels of America.

While the stone veneer of the Settlers Inn mimics that of the Ledges Hotel, which is native to the area, the former differs in style as it has a rustic Bavarian lodge personality, which was only enhanced by the holiday decor. Picture green garlands and wreaths, a Christmas tree and gingerbread house, and poinsettias that could put holiday cheer in the most miserly grinch. This inn has it’s own restaurant, which is open for breakfast on weekdays, brunch on weekends, and dinner daily. Adding to the ambiance is the Chestnut Tavern, a small bar in the lobby of the hotel.

While the Settlers Inn gives one the sense of being in the mountains of Europe, the feeling of Silver Birches Resort is unmistakably that of lakeside Americana. The holiday decor fell in line with the style of the interior and the setting, in that it consisted of ice skates and snowshoes. The edges of the lake were just starting to freeze and the water was lapping onto the caps of ice. Also freezing? Myself as I walked around the lake before retreating back inside.

While Silver Birches Resort does not have a built-in restaurant, The Dock (also part of Settlers Hospitality) is a mere few yards away. Very walkable from the accommodations. I highly recommend the lobster macaroni and cheese.

Sincerest thanks to Ledges Hotel for sponsoring my stay.

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