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Historic Factory Repurposed: Ledges Hotel

Ledges Hotel: Architectural Gem Offers Modern Luxury

Redesigned by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for Settlers Hospitality Group

Historic Factory Repurposed is the story of Ledges Hotel, a Settlers Hospitality property.

There are extraordinary views from the windows at the Ledges Hotel – whether you’re looking in or out.

Ledges Hotel, a historic factory repurposed offers a year-round view of waterfalls, gorges, and gardens.
The Settlers Hospitality Group offers its guests a year-round view of the waterfalls and gorges alongside Ledges hotel. All photos by Joan Mead-Matsui unless otherwise noted.

Each Settlers Hospitality Group property has its own unique story. The group’s five restored lodging options are architectural gems redesigned with the Genzlinger family’s flair. Ledges Hotel reflects design ingenuity that has guests clamoring for reservations.

Ledges Hotel suites offer a glance at the property before you set out to see property on foot.
The architects and designers planned the project so the grounds and interior complement one another.

Seeing is believing.

Jeanne and Grant Genzlinger embarked on the Ledges renovation project with a highly-focused vision. The ideas allowed them to masterfully meld the natural rocky landscape with Hawley’s history, antiquity, and charm.

Grant and Jeanne quest to restore and repurpose historic buildings began more than 30 years ago. Their first property, Settlers Inn, is an art and craft-style hotel that sits along Main Street in Hawley. Meanwhile, Ledges Hotel offers guests live weekend entertainment with only five minutes away.

Spectacular Views Abound

The hotel’s name, Ledges, is a fitting description. Glance around you to fully appreciate the historic factory repurposed building redesign and its placement along the gorges.

Timeless custom-designed furniture adds a finishing touch to the already impeccably stylish decor.

Contemporary Hotel Set In Historic Town

Ledges Hotel guests come to Hawley, PA to engage in a variety of activities. Antique and other specialty shops, restaurants and diners, and businesses line the downtown Hawley streets.

Similarly, the Genzlinger family works tirelessly to offer guests an engaging, authentic, and educational experience. Co-founder Grant works with other local business owners and organizations to broaden the array of recreational opportunities available to visitors.

Design Mirrors Charm and Antiquity

Originally constructed as a home to the John S. O’Connor Glass Factory, Ledges Hotel sits next to a series of waterfalls that drain into a tree-lined gorge. The massive rock ledges and Paupack High Falls are the perfect backdrops for this historic factory repurposed property

Now IS the Ideal Time to Visit

As the Wallenpaupack Creek gushes over the stone ledges into the gorge, you see natural beauty at its finest. Anytime is the perfect time to plan a Ledges Hotel weekend getaway. Choose your favorite season to see an ever-changing Pennsylvania-style landscape.

Fly-Fishing Opportunities

The scenic Lackwaxen River, a 31.3-mile tributary of the Delaware River beckons you to fish or launch your canoe and kayak.

Anglers delight in the ample fishing opportunities and selection of wild trout, bass, panfish, shad, and other fish species. Spring and fall are the best times to fish the Lackawaxen River.

Forging Trails

Ledges’ management caters to outdoor enthusiasts. Grant works with the local tourism board to maintain and develop hiking and cycling trails. Inquire about local activity hubs at the front desk.

Accolades

If water sports are not your first choice for entertainment, Churches, shops, and other services guests want are nearby.

Ledges Hotel window view features spectacular scenery.
Sunlight floods the sitting area on the first floor of the two-story suites.

You’ll long remember the Japanese-style soaking tub and the view from your one-bedroom two-story suite.

Ledges Hotel Master Bathroom
One and two-bedroom two-story suites feature a spiral staircase that leads to a spacious master bathroom complete with a Japanese-style soaking tub and open shower stall with a rainfall showerhead.
Ledges Hotel custom-designed furniture
When bedtime arrives, the second-floor master suite is a heavenly reprieve perfect for a sound sleep.

DINE IN AT “GLASS”

“Glass” wine. bar. kitchen is Ledges Hotel’s on-site restaurant and one of the four best restaurants in the Pocono Mountains. Through the years, guests and local residents stop by for a meal and live music. Dine al fresco year-round under heating towers alongside the waterfalls and gorge. The chef created a variety of small plate dishes that are perfect for sharing and late-night fare.

(I ordered the tasty Seared Ahi Tuna, Shiso sesame crusted, jicama apple slaw, and sweet onion dashi with a side of crispy Brussels Sprouts).

Ledges Hotel was designed by world-renown architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
When staying close to your room appeals to you, Ledges Hotel offers a dining option that allows you to appreciate the scenery while enjoying a chef-prepared menu that’ll impress beyond words.

Ledges Hotel is an outstanding wedding venue and special occasion option. The location, landscaped grounds, and gracious staff make this historic factory repurposed a quintessential choice for parties and events. Visit https://ledgeshotel.com/hotel for more information.

Historic Hotels of America Affiliation

Further, Ledges Hotel was built in 1890 and is a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2013.

Disclaimer

To clarify, throughout the year, I cover a variety of properties from historic hotels to fishing lodges. Rest assured, my trips were comped but my opinions are my own and based on my experiences.

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