Let’s escape to the coolness of the Poconos! Settled between the flourishing natural beauty of rock ledges and Paupack High Falls, the luxury historic Ledges Hotel blends its contemporary design without sparing its rustic charm. As the former O’Connor Glass Factory built in 1890, the architectural design of Ledges harmonizes its distinct history with its picturesque natural setting.
If that wasn’t enough enticement, we’ll spend our first night sitting back and enjoying live blues music by the falls featuring a local craft brewery and BBQ style outdoor dining. Slip away from the group and enjoy a cocktail on the serenity of the stargazing deck while hearing the music from afar.
Further exploration of the area includes wandering the ancestral home of one of America’s greatest conservationists, gazing in awe at cascading waterfalls, sipping wine while relaxing among the foothills of the Hudson Valley and more surprises to come!
Day One: Gray Towers
Our first stop as we enter into the coolness of the Delaware Water Gap is the former home of conservationist, Gifford Pinchot, Gray Towers. Built in 1886 as a summer retreat for the Pinchot family, Gray Towers was an entertainment mecca filled with afternoon teas and dinner parties. Here we’ll enjoy an informative tour and explore the lovely grounds and gardens.
Day One: Lunch at the Waterwheel Cafe
Now we’ll make our way through picturesque downtown Milford, a popular resort town since the Gilded Age filled with glorious Victorian houses to our included lunch at the fantastic Waterwheel Café. Through the glass walls of our dining room, you’ll find a restored 19th century water powered grist mill with its 24-foot working waterwheel. Great ambiance and delicious food!
Day One: Ledges Hotel
The last stop of the day will be our unique Pocono Mountain hotel, Ledges, that is seamlessly integrated into the natural stone ledges of the river gorge falls and its surroundings. Unwind and relax by the falls to the sound of blues while dining on a delicious summer BBQ.
Day Two: Ledges Activities
Hang on while we’re planning some fun and fantastic activities for today in and around Ledges!
Day Three: Shohola Falls
Our time in nature isn’t over yet! Along the Shohola Creek there are numerous cascades, deep holes, and steep ledges where water rushes over a final set of falls onto the flatland. We’ll take an easy, short walk along the loop trail to view this stunning and impressive Shohola Falls. Take your time, go as fast or as slow as you like as we immerse ourselves in this natural wonder.
Day Three: Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery Lunch
Next, we’ll sip wine and enjoy an included lunch among the manicured grounds, gardens and orchards of the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery. Our guided tasting will include 6 samples with a souvenir wine glass, a great way to end our mini summer vacation!
Pricing & Departures:
Departs South Plainfield High School, at the end of Lane Avenue at 7:45 AM and returns at approximately 6:30 PM.
Departs Chatham Middle School at 480 Main Street (park behind the Methodist Church) at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 5:45 PM. H
Departs Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 9:15 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM.
Price Coming Soon. No reservations accepted without a deposit of $150 per person. Make checks payable to Group Tours & Travel and mail to the above address. Final payment is due June 29, 2022. Deposits are fully refundable if cancellation occurs on or before June 29, 2022. There are no refunds if cancellation occurs after June 29, 2022. Travel protection/cancellation coverage is available and highly recommended (cost is approximately 10% of the total cost of the tour) but not included. One piece of luggage per person and one small carry-on is permitted. Group Tours is not responsible for any delays, cancellations, injuries or circumstances beyond its control and reserves the right to change this itinerary. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State and Local guidelines and/or mandates. This tour will run rain or shine.
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