Bushkill, Pa. is located in the Pocono Mountains at the northeastern edge of the state, along the border with New Jersey. The town is part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and includes Bushkill Falls, the “Niagara of Pennsylvania.” The waterfalls and surrounding hiking trails are Bushkill’s main attractions and boast scenic views and settings to view wildlife. There are several hotel and resort options in and near Bushkill, Pa.
Fernwood Hotel and Resort
Fernwood Hotel and Resort offers both hotel rooms and villas. The guestrooms include traditional options, which sleep four in two double beds, or suites, which have king-sized beds. The villas include studios and one- and two-bedroom villas, which sleep four to six people. Fernwood Hotel and Resort is situated on 440 acres in the Pocono Mountains. There is an 18-round golf course, fitness center, massages and pool on site, as well as a game room, mini golf course and paintball. The resort is close to canoeing and winter sport venues.
Echo Valley Cottages
Echo Valley Cottages is an inn in East Stroudsburg, Pa., 5.8 miles from Bushkill (about a 13-minute drive.) The inn has three accommodation options. The Hilltop House, which sleeps eight, overlooks the property’s pond and has a wood-burning stove. One-bedroom cottages sleep two to four people and have a queen bed and sleeper sofa. Two-bedroom cottages sleep six in two double and two twin beds. The cottages come with kitchens and screened-in porches. Echo Valley Cottages is about 2 miles from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, skiing, golfing and hiking.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is in Shawnee on Delaware, Pa., 9.5 miles from Bushkill, or an approximate 17-minute drive. There are nine different room options between the inn and an attached lodge. Some rooms are standard with double beds, while others come equipped with king beds and Jacuzzi tubs. There are also cottage options available on the resort site. Shawnee offers “ski and stay” packages that bundle rooms and ski equipment, snow tubing and lift tickets together. There is a 27-hole championship course on site, as well as a driving range. The resort also has space for meetings and large events, such as weddings.
Rainbow Mountain Resort
The Rainbow Mountain Resort, located in East Stroudsburg, Pa., is geared toward gay, lesbian and transgendered travelers. It is about 7.5 miles from Bushkill, or about a 12-minute drive. The resort sits on 26 acres of land with a pond and scenic mountain views. There are 11 room types, from standard rooms to deluxe options and cabins. The owners describe the resort as rustic, and not every room has air conditioning or a private bath. The Rainbow Mountain Resort has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, sundeck, hot tub, fitness center and sauna on site. There are also courts for tennis, volleyball, badminton and shuffleboard. The inn’s hill is available for sledding and tubing for guests in the winter, and in the summer, you can go fishing or paddle boating.