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June Newsletter 2008
The Settlers Inn is very proud to announce our newly instated prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating for the year 2009, both for the inn and restaurant. Lodgings at this level offer an exclusive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail. Restaurants at this level offer a distinctive fine-dining experience marked by high-quality ingredients, creative presentation, and attentive service.

In a press statement, Michael Petrone, AAA Director of Tourism Information Development said: "This outstanding property is committed to providing a premier Lodging and Dining experience to all guests by consistently exceeding expectations. This award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of their staff."

The Settlers Inn Team

Original Woodstock poster on display at the Woodstock Museum

Woodstock Revisited
Take advantage of our special package this summer to go back the 1960's. Visit The Museum at Bethel Woods on the site of the original Woodstock Festival. Only 30 scenic miles from the inn, the museum offers interpretive displays that commemorate the decade that defined a generation and culminated in the three-day Woodstock music festival. Enjoy our tour through the back roads of the Delaware Highlands with a stop for shopping and dining along the way in the quaint river town of Narrowsburg, NY. See our Woodstock Anniversary Package for details.

Three Tastes of Asia
June 26, 2009
$80 pp, plus tax and service

Chef-owner Grant Genzlinger will join Executive Chef Ben Sutter and Chef de Cuisine Lyle Bolyard for a culinary journey of Asian cuisine. Sommelier Claude will pair an interesting selection of wines from around the world to complement the dishes of China, Japan and Thailand. Watch the chefs prepare their specialties on the terrace while you enjoy the outdoor dining experience. Sushi, Trout Dumplings, Thai Vegetable Red Curry and Grilled Pork Loin with Thai Peanut Sauce, and Black Laquer Duck are a sampling of the dishes for this special wine and food pairing dinner.

Stayover package includes wine dinner for two, overnight accommodations and breakfast for $305 (taxes and service included).

Please call 800-833-8527 for reservations.

For more information about upcoming 2009 wine dinners view the Dining Events page on our website.

Jazz on the Deck -- Summer 2009
Please put Wednesday evenings at the inn on your summer calendar. The tradition continues beginning July 8, with a cool new jazz line up. New performers this year are Java, a well blended, unplugged, jazz/blues influenced acoustic duo, and The Liberto Trio featuring Ralph Liberto on sax with piano and bass. Some returning favorites are pianist David Epstein, trombonist Gary Rixner and The Big Bang Jazz Gang. We wind up the season with a special performance by international musicians Anat Fort on piano with Stefan Bauer playing vibes. Be sure to take time for a stroll in our newly expanded gardens created by garden designer Michael Levine, then kick back for great food, fun, and all that jazz!

* Wednesdays, July 8 – August 26
* Music from 6-9 pm.
* On the deck. Rain or shine.
* Dinner begins at 5:00. No reservations.

For a complete schedule of jazz performances view the Dining Events page on our website.

Pea Flan with Carrot Vinaigrette

June Lodging Special
Stay three nights and get a $100 gift certificate for dining at The Settlers Inn. We encourage you to take an extra day off and celebrate the arrival of wonderful local produce coming in from the farms this time of year. Our June menu is full of flavorful new dishes featuring local strawberries, snow peas, English peas, fava beans, pasture raised chicken and beef, artisanal cheeses, and so much more.

Lake Wallenpaupack
There is so much to do at the lake. Take a cruise at Lake Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours and then spend the day on the sandy beach at the Palmyra Township Public Beach. Be sure to visit the new Wallenpaupack Visitors Center while you are there. Shuman Point Natural Area offers a three-mile hike that has beautiful views and accesses the shoreline at several points. Pocono School of Sailing offers lessons and sailboat rentals at Lighthouse Harbor Marina. Pontoon boats, ski boats, and fishing boats are all available here as well. But, if you're in the mood for just soaking up the scenery, find this bench (see photo, left) and enjoy!

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