Golf Resort Overview: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
An Interview With Nicole Althouse-Garced, Marketing Coordinator
By Brian Weis
The ultimate golf vacation is staying and playing at a golf resort. Below is an interview with Nicole Althouse-Garced who shares some valuable information about staying and golfing at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.
Give our readers an overview of the golf resort.
Evoking an atmosphere of old world charm, our 103 guest rooms, and suites balance comfort, convenience, and history. All offer views of our famous golf course, the Delaware River or our expansive grounds. Because the property was built in 1911, no two rooms are alike. Each differs in size and configuration, yet all share our commitment to environmentally friendly and sustainable practices, including chemical-free housekeeping and all-natural soaps and shampoos. Our room amenities include a hairdryer, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, down alternative comforter, luxury pillow menu, complimentary wifi, alarm clock, telephone, direct TV, wake-up calls, voicemail, unlimited local and 800 calls, and toiletries. Also offered are turndown service, a live plant, AC and individual climate control for each guest room.
All guests have access to the many amenities and services provided by the resort, including the indoor pool and jacuzzi, the business center, the fitness center, ShawneeCraft Brewery, and the Shawnee Spa and Salon. Bell service, concierge, and valet service are also available to guests. Our guests can enjoy daily activities planned by our recreation team, which include but are not limited to guided hikes, brewery tours, orienteering, and archery.
The Shawnee course, 27 holes on a golf island, was completed in 1911 and is A.W. Tillinghast's first-ever design. The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort boast a long line of greats who've played our championship courses, including Walter Hagen, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Lawson Little, Long Jim Barnes, and Johnny Farrell.
This historic Poconos golf course boasts incredible views of the surrounding landscape that can't be beaten. You may even get the chance to catch a sighting of the local fauna, including deer, hawks, or eagles. If guests are in need of club rentals, gear upgrades, or souvenirs, the onsite pro shop has everything for a perfect day out on the green. Our resort offers a driving range, putting green, chip 'n' putt course, and golf lessons if you need to freshen up your game.
Dining at any of our onsite restaurants is as an exciting experience to our guests' palates as is the natural pristine setting for their senses. The River Room Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, and is located in the main inn. The Buckwood Bakery and Cafe, also located in the main inn, offers coffee, tea, baked goods and a light menu for breakfast, lunch, or if you are simply looking for a tasty treat. The Gem and Keystone Brewpub, located at the entrance to our resort grounds, offers lunch and dinner and is home to our ShawneeCraft beer. The ShawneeCraft Taproom, located inside our on-site brewery, not only features our handcrafted beer, but also offers a pizza and pretzel menu, and hosts live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
For a small additional fee, our river trips offer the best way to experience the wild and scenic Delaware River. Some of our popular River Trips include guided kayak tours, canoe, and brew for the beer lovers, and sunset paddles that includes a cozy fire, s'mores, and music. A Shawnee River Tour includes less rowing and more relaxing, as guests will journey down the river within a guided pontoon. All trips are either 3 miles, 6 miles, or 10 miles. Rates include canoes, kayaks, or rafts, as well as paddles, required life jackets, orientation, shuttle transportation, and parking.
Share with us your room accommodations configurations. What group sizes can accommodate?
We can accommodate single or double occupancy for rooms. We can accommodate both small and large groups, between 8 and 200 people.
What type of restaurants do you have on property and what type of dining experience can one expect?
The Gem and Keystone Brewpub - located at the front of our property, the main dining room, tavern (equipped with tv's) and third floor with private deck for large parties provide ample dining options for our guests. Enjoy outdoor dining on the deck and patio during the spring, summer and fall. Home of ShawneeCraft beer, brewed on premise, are handcrafted with the motto "True to Nature, True to the Craft". This scratch house features soups, sauces, dressings, desserts and more, all of which are made daily by our kitchen staff. We use fresh produce and herbs grown right on our own Shawnee Island Farm, and our wood-fired grill holds the key flavor to our seasonal menu. Assorted sandwiches, inspired appetizers, and creative blackboard specials are the highlight of dining at the Gem. The perfect place to grab a burger and beer.
The River Room Restaurant - located in the main inn, this restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, we pride ourselves on sustainability and being in harmony with the seasons. Our philosophy is to utilize locally sourced products at the peak of their freshness whenever possible. Some of these items are grown right here on our own Shawnee Island Farm. We are pleased to offer guests with a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
The Buckwood Bakery and Cafe - Featuring our signature Shawnee House Blend coffee, fresh breakfast pastries, and bagels, as well as a wide assortment of fruit smoothies and coffee-based beverages, including cappuccinos, espressos, and blended ice coffees. You'll also find delicious sandwiches and wraps, hand-dipped ice cream cones and fresh-baked cookies. There is always a tasty treat waiting for you at the Buckwood Bakery and Cafe.
Beyond golf what are the top three amenities golfers and non-golfers can enjoy on property?
Spa Shawnee and Salon
Shawnee River Trips (seasonal May-September)
Please supply a sample itinerary for a long buddies weekend?
Arrive Friday night for check in at 4pm. Have dinner at The Gem and Keystone Brewpub, and finish the evening by attending our nightly campfire (with smores)on the grand lawn of our resort.
Awake feeling refreshed, and ready to play a round of golf on our championship course. Enjoy a hot and hearty breakfast in the River Room, and then head out to the golf course for your morning round.
After your round, your buddies decide a nice relaxing massage is in order, so you head to Spa Shawnee and Salon. After your massage, you attend our brewery tour and get a sampling of our ShawneeCraft brews. Instead of dinner at the restaurant tonight, you decide to order a pizza at the taproom, knock back a few cold ones, and enjoy the live music being offered until 10pm.
Sunday morning starts with a quick bite at The Buckwood Bakery and Cafe. A quick dip in the pool and then its off to check out. Check out is at 11am so you arrange for our bell staff to store your luggage, as you decide to hit a bucket of balls on the driving range. After that, it's on to your next adventure, as you reflect on the great time you and your buddies had a Shawnee!
Please supply a sample itinerary for a long couples weekend?
Arrive Friday night for check in at 4pm. Enjoy a quiet dinner at The River Room Restaurant, and finish the evening by attending our nightly campfire (with smores)on the grand lawn of our resort.
Awake Saturday morning feeling refreshed, from utilizing our luxurious pillow menu. You decide to grab a quick bite and a cup of coffee at the Buckwood Bakery and Cafe, and then join our recreation staff on a guided hike of the Appalachian Trail. You'll grab lunch at the River Room and then head down to Spa Shawnee and Salon for your couples massage. After your massage, you'll decide to try your hand at the Chip 'n' putt course, before enjoying your evening meal on the deck of The Gem and Keystone.
On Sunday you will enjoy a hot and hearty breakfast at The River Room, and then head out on the golf course for a round. You booked an early enough tee time that you will able to make the brewery tour at noon. You and your love will enjoy a handcrafted beer and share a pretzel, before deciding on what growler you'll be taking home with you. You will realize that one weekend is not enough to enjoy all that Shawnee has to offer, and you decide, another long weekend will need to be planned for the near future.
What area tourist attractions might you recommend while in the area?
The Crossings Premium Outlets
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Shawnee Mountain (Skiing in Winter/Festivals in Summer)
Mount Airy Casino Resort
Pocono Candle Shop
Claws 'n' Paws
How can golfers inquire about golf packages for your resort?
Courses at Resort
Number of Course: 3
Number of Holes: 27
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort 100 Shawnee Inn Drive Shawnee on Delaware, PA, 18356 1-800-742-9633
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