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The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park

Overview

The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park is an Arts & Crafts inn located in Hawley, Pennsylvania. William Penn owned the land and then deeded it to his son. It was then given to James Wilson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Hawley is a borough in Wayne County, two hours from New York City, and named for Irad Hawley, first president of the Pennsylvania Coal Company. The inn was built in 1927, at the same time Lake Wallenpaupack was created by the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company for hydroelectric power. The name "Wallenpaupack" comes from the Leni-Lenape Indians and means "The Stream of Swift and Slow Water." Although designed by a Long Island architect and built by the community between 1927 and 1929, the inn never opened due to the Depression and sat empty until 1944 when it opened with 54 rooms. The current owners purchased the inn in the 1980’s, transforming and updating it in keeping with the Arts & Crafts features of the local community and consolidating rooms to create 21 individually designed rooms.

This beautiful and serene inn is a top 25 AAA 4-Diamond Historic Hotel, decorated with carefully chosen Arts & Crafts style furnishings such as hand-screened Bradbury and Bradbury wallpapers and hand-made Fulper tiles. The 21 rooms are true to the Arts and Crafts style and enhanced with featherbeds, luxury linens, and modern amenities. Environmentally responsible as well, the inn has been recognized for its water and energy conservation. The owners have prepared farm-to-table meals for decades as early pioneers of the concept. Owner-chef Grant Gezlinger prepares homemade artisan breads and delicious entrees in The Chestnut Tavern. It features a roaring fireplace, wine tastings regularly as well as summertime weekly jazz performances.

For arts & crafts enthusiasts the Dorflinger Museum has a wonderful exhibit of Dorflinger Glass which was produced in White Mills, Pennsylvania, from 1852 to 1921. The factory, founded by Christian Dorflinger, was renowned for its cut glass and stemware. Another great destination is Steamtown National Historic Site, in Scranton, Penn., is a perfect historic outing and is operated by the National Parks Service. There are three ski slopes nearby or enjoy fly fishing in the Lackawaxen River, which flows behind the inn, or biking on the local trails. The 13½ mile long Lake Wallenpaupack, with its 52 miles of shoreline, as well as the rest of the Lakes Region of the Poconos offers options for your leisure activities in all seasons.

William Penn first owned the Settlers Inn land, which he later deeded to his son. It was then passed to James Wilson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Original Property Opened: 1944

Contact Information:
Street Address:
4 Main Avenue
Hawley, PA 18428

Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946

WWII, 1939 ~ 1945

The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park is an Arts & Crafts inn located in Hawley, Pennsylvania. William Penn owned the land and then deeded it to his son. It was then given to James Wilson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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