Escape the mid-summer heat with an icy summer cocktail on The Settler's Inn's shaded deck – or a day on the water at nearby Lake Wallenpaupack. We offer a handful of cooling water excursion suggestions below.
Summer activities abound here at our Pocono Mountains hotel's gardens and grounds. Stroll by the Lackawaxen River or in the garden, indulge in a hammock nap, dine outdoors on the terrace, or treat yourself to a shopping experience in the Potting Shed – our garden gift shop.
Plus, you musn't let the summer fly by without a visit to our wonderful Wednesday night Jazz on the Deck series. Read about the upcoming weeks musicians below, or peruse the full schedule on our website.
We're an easy drive from NYC, Newark, Scranton and Philly – so plan your mid-summer getaway today.
Friday, July 29, 2011 I $85 per person
Featuring a special tasting of Wine Spectator's "Number One Wine in the World"
Guest chefs Estele Rojas Elgueta and her brother Jaime Rojas Elgueta, both Chile natives, join chef Ben in presenting an authentic meal (complete with classic empanadas and the Chilean national drink, Picso Sour). These "south of the equator" specialties will join perfect pairings from renowned wineries of this South American country's amazing Tierre del Vino – including Montes, Emiliana, and Concha Y Toro. Plus, attendees will be treated to a special pour of Wine Spectator's "Number One Wine in the World" – from acclaimed vineyard, Casa Lapostolle.
View the menu here and call 800-833-8527 now to book your spot! Space is dwindling fast.
Make time to visit Hawley's premier art exhibit "Art on the Edge." Hosted by the Wayne County Arts Alliance, this extraordinary exhibit features an informed cross section of what is happening now in regional contemporary art. Held in a newly remodeled 5,000 square foot space on the first floor of the Hawley Silk Mill, the show is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Hawley Silk Mill is less than a mile away from The Settlers Inn. For more information about "Art on the Edge" please visit the events page of Hawley Silk Mill website.
Whether it's a quiet morning kayak gliding over still waters, a breezy day sail with Captain Art at Pocono School of Sailing, or a raucous afternoon on a ski boat or jet ski from Rubber Duckie Boat Rentals, we highly recommend time spent on lovely Lake Wallenpaupack – just a few minutes away from the Inn.
Wednesday nights – 6-9 pm
The next few weeks of our annual Jazz on the Deck series feature performers stemming from a wide range of jazz styles:
vibraphonist Stefan Bauer
The Big Bang Jazz Gang
Five piece ensemble playing Mingus and Monk
Stefan Bauer on Vibes
August 10 – Compass
Jazz Quartet with 30 years experience
Rick Lawn, sax
Tom Ives, bass
Joel Chase, piano
Al Colone, drums
Mid-summer Friday nights are the perfect time for an informal wine walk through Hawley! Start at The Settlers Inn at our "Wine Chat with the Wine Chick" where you will enjoy an informal, unassuming and entertaining hour of wine tastings and discussion with our sommelier and wine professional, Leslie Chappell-Britt from 5-6 pm. Then, mosey over to the Hawley Silk Mill for a wine and cheese reception at the Art on the Edge exhibit (see above) from 6-8 pm. Finish off the evening at Glass Wine Bar & Bistro at the newly opened Ledges Hotel. "Glass" offers panoramic views of the stunning gorge and waterfalls while you sip vino from an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list. Glass’ menu also features small plates for sharing.