A New Poconos Dining Experience Takes Root

When it comes to Poconos dining experiences, your options are wide open at The Settlers Inn. To accompany service in the dining room, outdoor dining on the deck and garden-side tables, we branched out to Grant’s Woods. The woodland dining venue occupies a previously underutilized portion of the scenic six-acre property.

Out in the Open

Located between The Potting Shed and the Lackawaxen River, the area boasts posh picnic cabins, hammock chairs, an oversized fire pit and wicker furniture for lounging. Strings of overhead party lights, gravel paths and quaint cabins create a magical forest atmosphere. “It’s been a long-time dream to do something here. We finally had the time and opportunity to make it happen,” explains founder Grant Genzlinger. Grant’s Woods is named in his honor.

Out of the Box

With the creation of Grant’s Woods, The Settlers Inn has further reimagined the dining experience to fit our new reality. Guests are able to enjoy new amenities in a beautiful, natural space that’s spread out. Workers cleared brush from the forest floor to carve out this unique niche. There are presently three upscale picnic cabins available, with plans to add more in the future. Befitting the core philosophy of The Settlers Inn, each cabin was built utilizing repurposed lumber. Material was sourced from old barns, stables and other properties within Settlers Hospitality Group. Glamourous décor such as chandeliers and antique furnishings give the pavilions a look of rustic elegance. The pavilions are covered and enclosed on three sides, with the back wall open to overlook the Lackawaxen River.

Out of this World

The private setting in a native woodland environment serves multiple purposes. Guests to The Settlers Inn can find a secluded spot in the shade to relax in the hammock or soak in the scenery from a well-placed bench. The picnic cabins may be reserved for a private dinner party for up to 10 people. Guests may choose from two menus that feature elevated picnic fare. The rustic cabins are also a unique venue for small cocktail parties, family celebrations and intimate weddings. In the future the structures will be further transformed to become glamping accommodations. “We’re envisioning cabins outfitted with king size beds, bathrooms and outdoor showers. Guests can even enjoy breakfast in the privacy of their cabin,” explains Owner/CEO Justin Genzlinger.

Out of the Ordinary

Immerse yourself in the outdoors with the Riverside Retreat Package. Stay two nights and enjoy a private fire pit by the river. Take advantage of a $100 credit for a Poconos dining experience of your choice at The Settlers Inn. Picnic Cabins in Grant’s Woods can be reserved by calling, 570-226-2993.