Ledges Hotel in Hawley Pennsylvania For Top Notch East Coast Hospitality


Living in New York City, it may come as a shock to you that I have a serious thing for small towns.  The barista at the (one) local coffee shop that knows your name and order by heart, gallery openings and book signings that the entire community comes out to support, and antique shops that still have antique prices…yep.  These are definitely some of my favorite things, and what’s better yet is they can all be found 2 hours away from New York in the town of Hawley, Pennsylvania.

Where To Stay

A bit of trivia for you New Yorkers: you know Bohlin Cywinski Jackson?  (Crickets, crickets.)  Okay, you know the guy who designed the awesome Apple store on 5th Avenue that looks like a glass cube?  (Ding, ding, ding!!!)  Well, that same guy designed Ledges Hotel, which is apparently THE place to stay in Hawley.  I could ramble on about the hospitality (phenomenal), the on-site restaurant (delicious), the natural beauty and serenity that overpowers you as you look out onto the picturesque waterfalls cascading into the river (unparalleled)…OR I could let the photos speak for themselves.

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unnamed-7Seriously guys, even if you go to Hawley and don’t even leave the hotel for 2 days straight, you’re in for a treat.  A serene one, at that.  The Settlers Inn is the Ledges more traditional sister hotel just a few minutes drive away, which is also gorgeous.  We went there for breakfast and ate about a million of their homemade fresh butter and mocha scones.  They taste even better than they look, if that’s possible!



What To Do

Shopping + Entertainment

Right next to the Ledges is an old mill that’s been converted into a lovely entertainment and shopping complex, the Hawley Silk Mill.  They have a gym and yoga studio (which, as a guest of the hotel, you can take full advantage of), the delicious Mill Market featuring locally sourced products, food, and craft beer, tons of local artwork presented in their gallery and co-opped artist boutiques, a spa, and even an intimate performance space which hosts music, theater, poetry, lectures, and workshops year round.  Check out their schedule of events here.

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Relax + Recharge

If relaxing with a book is more your speed, the Cocoon Coffee House is where you want to be.  (And yes, there’s free Wi-fi!)  Located right outside the Silk Mill, this quaint shop serves as coffee shop, lending library, and gallery space to local Hawley artists.  It’s perfect amounts of both cozy and cheerful, the kind of place we New Yorkers wish we had on every corner!

The art is for sale, and is really, really good.  We got swept away by a nature painting that is now hanging in our NYC bedroom!

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Any antique/thrift lovers?  Thrilled to say that Hawley is home to one of the best antique shops I’ve ever had the pleasure to walk into, the Hawley Antique Exchange.  (With the best prices, too!)  I could have spent days in this place…just look at all these goodies!

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There’s several other antique shops too, notably Timely Treasures and Miss Elly’s Antiques & Such.

Delicious Dining

The Glass Wine. Bar. Kitchen, located on site at the Ledges Hotel, is the place to be, any night of the week.  We went on a Friday to enjoy their live entertainment, which was only surpassed by the delicious small plates and spectacular service with a smile that you just can’t find in NYC.  I was also very impressed with their under $20 a bottle wine list, and of course, that stellar view of the frozen falls!





Jessica Tiare Bowen
Jessica Tiare Bowen lives in the juicy Big Apple with her adorable pink-nosed chihuahua, Gillman. He's the inspiration for her first published children's book, "Park Avenue Pound Puppy." The book is the combined result of her two greatest passions: pooches and penning stories.

Her passions include art, urban hikes through Manhattan, drinking coffee with 3 creams and 6 sugars, making extremely detailed itineraries and traveling to far away places, singing along to Broadway shows, Netflix movie nights, discovering incredible treasures at Goodwill and thrift stores, and listening to stories from little people under 7 and big people over 70.

She started her career as New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching elementary school and theater arts at a special education school in the South Bronx for 6 years. She is now a Special Education School Improvement Specialist working in public schools throughout New York City. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the online New York City travel magazine, Used York City. The magazine focuses on finding the best of New York...as used by New Yorkers. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and an ASPCA Ambassador.
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