Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Travel Blogs from Shawnee on Delaware
The main feature today was a visit to the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, a short trip from Bethlehem. Martin make my favourite guitars and we joined a tour of the manufacturing facility. All guitars are hand made, with the help of a couple of robot lasers. I got the chance to strum a D28, the Eagles favourite and it is definitely on my shopping list (one ...
... creativity & perspective & our unique gifting. The idea of not living boxed in, boxed up....but to let our creativity pour out. Very neat conversation. I was encouraged & i know Robin was as well. I pray she will leave this place more EXCITED & CONFIDENT in her unique gifts :) & that she will shine ...
Hi. Good morning. I crawled out of bed early. My camel like bladder had enough so i was forced to make use of the horrific putrid porta potty. BLECHT. Today on tap: Church service Christmas cardboard theme competition Camporama Luncheon No talent- talent show "The stunt" Hopefully mixed in w great weather, laughter & fun memories. I did not sleep much but apparently, as portrayed in "exhibit A" i was content when i was able to grab a lil shut ...
Gooood morning! Today is supposed to be pretty full w activities. Luke & Pauly started it off with a nice romp & run through the woods!! It makes me smile watching these two together. Pauly is almost like "Donkey" & Luke is "Shrek". LOL ya kinda have to see it. I'll share some of the morning with ya now & more....later. Stay ...
The big day of spending lots of money at horseman's had come! It had been a month in planning! After a few hours of pushing a cart, I managed to spend $420 on horse gear which I then needed to think of a way it could go home! Thanks to Michelle though, she will take it home with her on the ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Shawnee on Delaware
The common areas seemed okay but the room we were put in was awful. I have never stayed in a place this bad. The room they put us in at first didn't seem so bad other than the one tacky wall of mirrors but then we noticed that on one section of the wall, the wallpaper was buckling up and looked like it was starting to fall down. We complained to the front desk and they said they were totally booked and couldn't move us until the next day. At around 10:30 PM, all of a sudden the whole section of wallpaper from the edge of the wall to the window came down off the wall, exposing a huge mass of mold. It was disgusting. Since they insisted they were booked up, we had to leave in the middle of the night and come home. It was really unbelievable. Even the manager said he wouldn't stay in that room but didn't try to find us other accomodations. I will NEVER go back to this place.
We stayed at Shawnee Resort in the Fairway Village from July 29-August 5th.
Nice place - but .....
The area is nice and serene but the hotel staff is very rude and not helpful at all - they made mistakes and never apologized -- were not helpful at all -- and we had four rooms. Even when we called the on site restaurant at 9:15 p.m. one night they said they were closed -- so my wife asked - thinking that in some places they serve late at the bar -- if we could get even fries to go -- and the guy repled what did you not understand when I told you that we are closed! Woah! Overall the people their seemed arrogant and rude as if they didnt want the visitors not to be there.....will never stay there!!!
The Shawnee looks so nice from their website, but oh boy; when you get it was something else. First, I booked a room specifcally with a kitchenette being that it was 4 people in a room and we staying for 2 nights. Now I went to the front desk at 2pm to check-in and they told me to come back no earlier than 3pm to check in. So I came back exactly at 3pm and the lady at the front desk, Peggy ( who wasn't very nice) told me they overbooked our room. She wasn't apoligentic or ATLEAST TRIED to be nice. So our room was extremly small, you can barely walked around the beds, the Air Conditioner wasn't strong enough so the temperature in our room stay at a steady 80 degrees. We killed 6 mosquitos and 1 bee that night in our room. The bathrooom sink was broken that if you pulled the handle it would almost come out. How can you run a hotel business "Shawnee inn and gold resort" if the staff was mean and the AC doens't work?! People go on vacation to get away from stress not to be in a stressful place. =*(
The resort has experienced 3 floods in 22 months. The indoor pool was recently re-opened and clean. The outdoor pool, tennis courts, playground etc is all closed. (a Mess!) Golf course is closed but anticipated to open on 8/11/06. I wish them much luck! Everything is completely muddy. The 1st floor is completely closed. The dinner was average at charlies. The menu lacked variety. The room we had was the size of a microtel with a step up into the bathroom. The view out my window though was great of the river. It is a beautiful setting especially in the evening when the trees reflect into the water and the deers and blue heron come out to eat. It reminded me of a by-gone era. It was less then I expected post-flood conditions put aside! I give the staff credit they were all accomodating and friendly!
We didn't have high expectations when booking our stay at the Shawnee Resort. The resort was as we expected. The surroundings are beautiful. The building and area has so much history. It has the potential to be the mountain version of Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego or the Greenbrier in Virginia. Yet, sadly, they have let this place run down and it's no more than a 1-2 star "resort" in the Poconos. The rooms were average to below average. They were comparable to an old Fairfield Inn or Holiday Inn Express. The room was very clean. We took golf lessons. The first day we took a Short Game lesson. It exceeded our expectations (which were not very high, mind you). The facilities are wonderful for Short Game. There is an approach course on which you can practice chip shots for hours. The second day we took a Full Swing lesson, which was very disappointing. The video camera was broken (we were not told this upon arrival or before the lesson started). Something about the lesson reminded me of the range in the movie Tin Cup. The course itself was in good shape. The greens are really challenging. Overall, we enjoyed the golf course. The food at the resort is SO bad (I think it's called Charlies). Don't eat there, period. One of the best things about the place was Sam Sneads. It's a tavern/restaurant located at the entrance. It is wonderful for great atmosphere, live music, and good food.
This is a TWO STAR resort. It is priced like a two star resort...and the typical guest is one who frequents two star resorts.
Splendid from the outside, mold smelling room
Staff was very nice, and extremely helpful/friendly. Splendid view from the outside. A fantastic porch overlooking a well kept lawn and finally the Delaware river.
Breakfast is not special but cheap. The room was a bit disappointing, the airco could not deal with outside temperatures > 25 degrees celcius. It smelled mold (and the lobby also), for 99 buck's a night they'd rather renovate this old room.
Did we complain? Not at all, because of the friendly staff and the extremely nice spot this resort with an almost 100-year history is on.
We'll definitely return next time we'll be visiting the poconos if the hotel will improve it's smell.
My girlfriend and myself, both in our early 20's, visited Shawnee Inn in late January for the weekend. In general, we had a great relaxing weekend, with a day full of skiing at the nearby Shawnee Mt. We are relatively new skiers, so the slope were more than adequate for us.
Shortly before the holidays, my wife and I took the kids (6 and 9) to the Poconos for a weekend getaway. After some research, we booked a ski package at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. My wife and I had stayed there once a little over a year ago, but did not have the most pleasant experience. Apparently, the resort had just suffered a major flood. Many of the facilities were out of commission, and the ones that were available definitely needed some work. Despite this, we really liked the beauty of the area and, after reading about the "renovations" that had been done, we decided to give the Shawnee Inn another chance.