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Wolf Hollow at The Water Gap Country Club
PA
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“A lovely country house”
Reviewed 1 November 2006

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.

  • Liked — Location & value
  • Disliked — Noise from reception hall
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2006

What can I say - this is definitely an interesting place to stay! Old country club plus hotel rooms, complete with creaky floors and plain rooms. The night we arrived, we were the only ones staying there, plus the fact that it was out in the middle of nowhere, the lobby was tiny and no one mans the front desk at night (the establishment is more of a country club than hotel), the stairs were creaky, lighting was dim...I didn't go right to sleep that night. It was just very different than the polished, new Hampton Inn we had stayed in the night before.

As it turned out, it was very unusual for it to be empty, just being that it was the first week school was back in session. Even so, I kind of didn't like staying at a hotel alone, so was determined to check out after our 2nd night (had planned on staying 3). That morning at the continental breakfast (pretty good), we met another couple who were with a golfing group of 16 couples, all staying there that night. An answer to prayer, to tell the truth, so we decided to go ahead and stay.

The grounds behind the club are very nice and we sat and ate lunch on the lawn, looking out over the very hilly golf course. On our 1st day there, we learned that the Appalachain Trail was just off the access road, so we hiked it out and back for 4 miles of hilly, rocky hiking. A real treat for me!

As for the hotel rooms, they were very plain, but clean. The bathroom had been re-modeled and was nice, though it only had a shower. The beds were reasonably comfortable and it was very quiet.

I really do like the little town of Deleware Water Gap, but for a real treat, go to the ice cream shop about 5 miles south, right off of the main road, before getting to the next town (Portland?). HUGE portions of the best ice cream I've ever had!

I would recommend the Water Gap Country Club if you are interested in a golf outing or looking for a clean place with a lot of character (think it was built in the '30's). Oh, BTW, the clubhouse facilities are modern.

  • Liked — Location in Delaware Water Gap and hiking distance to the App Trail
  • Disliked — No one else there the first 2 nights
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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Property: Wolf Hollow at The Water Gap Country Club
Address: 288 Mountain Road, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Delaware Water Gap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Delaware Water Gap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Wolf Hollow at The Water Gap Country Club 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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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