Wonderful Weekend Getaway! A review of Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
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.
Although a bit skeptical from the start, we ended up having a very nice weekend in the Poconos. We were immediately impressed by the upgrades to the hotel. The whole lower level had been redone, and the main lobby looked even more stunning than I remember from the last time. Our room was a bit small, but it was clean, and we did not spend much time there anyways. We enjoyed a wonderful day of skiing on Saturday at Shawnee Mt., and had a very nice dinner at Sam Snead's that night (the food was great - I recommend the steak and crab cakes!) My kids had a blast; they especially like the activity of decorating ginger bread men at the Inn - that was a nice touch. Before packing up on Sunday morning, we had a very relaxing breakfast at the hotel in "Charlie's Place", which also looks like it has received some TLC. The staff could not have been friendlier.
Overall, my family and I greatly enjoyed our weekend at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. We definitely recommend it for anyone looking to spend a relaxing weekend away from the city. I am certain that we will plan another trip there sometime this summer to golf!