My husband and I wanted to go somewhere truly special for our anniversary, and it was by happy accident that I stumbled on Sylvania Country Lodging. I decided this would be the perfect place to get away in the Poconos. We didn't want any cheesy tourist trap resorts. Just someplace private, quiet, and cozy.
Turtleshell was everything we could have hoped for and more. Comfortable bed. All the comforts of home (with the addition of a fireplace!), and a hammock in the screened-in porch - perfect for relaxing and listening to the water rushing over the rocks in nearby Mast Hope Brook.
The owners - Jane and John McKay - truly make this place a labor of love. Attention to detail really shows. I can't say enough good things about our stay in Turtleshell. We only left it this morning and we're already talking about coming back. It was such a tranquil and beautiful spot - a little piece of Paradise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sylvania Country Lodging is a 1200 acre private estate on the upper Delaware River, rich in history, legends and natural beauty. The extensive acreage of Sylvania and its unspoiled condition offers exceptional opportunities to explore nature and enjoy the peace and solitude of the woods. Enjoy time with family and friends by doing some fishing, relaxing in a hammock or sitting around a campfire. ... more less