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Reviewed 24 October 2005

We wanted a place that was a short drive from NYC and yet removed from the city. And, Deer Meadow Inn B&B in the Poconos was a good choice. It took us exactly an hour and a half to drive there from the Holland Tunnel.
This charming little country cottage was in the middle of peridot-green meadows, surrounded on all sides by woods of tall moss-green conifers. One morning, a deer came by to graze when the sun light had just begun to filter in through the dense woods.
We stayed at Cardinal room - which is a spacious room with five large windows and is done up in real simplicity.
The queen bed was a little soft for our comfort, but we slept fine.
A reasonably sized closet held our bags. We pulled the extra chair by the armoire to the table by the window and sat there looking at a few butter-colored butterflies fluttering about in the meadow and, at a cloud-dotted summer sky which was the most beautiful shade of sky-blue.
The windows looked out to the meadow and let in a cool breeze that brought with it the fragrance of fresh dew-soaked grass and the sweet chirping of a few hundred tiny little birds perched on branches or electric cables or, were just flying past.
A basket of tiny red flowers was hung on the front porch. The deep tin-tabulation of the two large wind chimes reverberated in the air when the summer breeze teased them.
The bathroom had a shower cubicle (with GOOD water pressure) and a two-person jacuzzi (that sadly had NO HOT WATER in the night when we wanted to use it).
Kate and Barbara, the owners have decorated the entire inn with little souveneirs from around the world and it was fun just looking at each one of them.
Breakfast was served in the dining area, which had plenty of natural light. The game room had a few jigsaw puzzles and other boring stuff. The living room however had quite a few interesting books, tons of great music and, the TV. (There were no TVs in any of the rooms - but there were a couple downstairs - in the living room and in the game room.)
The inn-keepers were away in Africa when we visited. So, her friends, who lived a minute's drive from the inn, came by in the morning to serve us breakfast and make our room. They told us stories of bears who came by their homes in the night and turned over garbage cans in their back yards and warned us not to walk about the meadows and woods by night!
Sadly, the women could not fix us anything vegetarian for breakfast and we had to make do with cut fruit, cereal, bread and butter!
I loved spending time in the Sun Room, with its glass door, large windows and skylights.
There was 4-person hot tub in the back porch and a little picnic table (where we made ourselves some sandwiches for lunch).
Deer Meadow Inn has five guest rooms but, on that weekend, we were the only ones staying. So, we had the house to ourselves. The rooms are well done. But, the hummingbird room on the first floor is reall tiny.
The biggest downside to this place however is that restaurants are a minimum 25 minutes' drive away. If you are vegetarian, your best bet is a place called the Powerhouse Eatery - which serves excellent pasta with vegtables.
But then, that is the price you pay for living in the middle of peridot-green meadows, surrounded on all sides by woods of tall moss-green conifers!!
Also, do drive down to the town of Jim Thorpe, where you can do some antique shopping, drive up to the Mauchunk Lake and come back to dine at the classy Black Bread Cafe.

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