Located right by the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, WGCC is ideally located as a home base for outdoor activities: leaf peeping, hiking, and the other activities available in the area. (For shoppers, the large Crossings Factory Outlets is less than half an hour away.) A small place, it has decent-sized rooms and a nice restaurant & bar. "Stay and Play" packages are available for those who enjoy golf. They also have a good-sized outdoor pool (closed for the season when we were there).
We took advantage of their Weekend Getaway package, which offered a Friday & Saturday night stay, dinners (entree up to $18.95) and breakfasts (buffet, with eggs/omelettes to order) for a very reasonable $289 per couple. (Available Oct-April only; greens fees are extra.) The weekend included a cooking show Friday evening offered by the club's chef, and a murder mystery Saturday evening (using us guests as the characters). The cooking show was very good (and samples of the food were passed out to all of us). The murder mystery was fair, but it did encourage more interaction between the guests than normally happens in a hotel.
Beds were OK but not ideal. No bathrooms include tubs; the manager explained that it's an old building (clearly many of the rooms did not have private baths when first built). Rooms are not handicap-accessible; all are on the 2nd and 3rd floors, with no elevator. The biggest problem is that the club rents out its hall for parties and receptions, and the sound is very present in one's room. (And annoyingly, one must walk through the hall to get to and from one's room.) However, they strictly enforced an 11 PM curfew on the Saturday night party, after which the place was peaceful. Meals were very good.
Overall, we found it a great getaway, at an excellent price, and plan to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 156 Acre 18 hole Championship Golf Course, Hotel, Wedding and Banquet facility. Open Year Round. Open to the public. Home of the Eastern Open- where Walter Hagen won a PGA Tournament in 1927. 6 Miles to Shawnee Ski Resort, 15 Minutes to Camelback. 15 Minutes from Mount Airy Casino. 20 Minutes from Pocono Raceway. Property sits on the Appalachian Trail in Historic Delaware Water Gap. Entrance way to the Poconos. 70 Miles from the George Washington Bridge and 1.5hrs to Philadelphia. Stay and Play (Golf) and Stay and Ski Packages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Water Gap Country Club Hotel Delaware Water Gap