I booked a room at the Stone Bridge Inn for a late season ski weekend with my two younger daughters and had a very enjoyable stay. The inn is set far back from the road, overlooking a field and woods, with Elk Mountain's easternmost slopes in sight. It has a quaint, European feel, with several buildings clustered around a small courtyard. We had a very comfortable room, with a queen bed and a double bed in a loft overlooking the rest of the room, two chairs, modest flat-screen TV, and a corner fireplace, with a "firelog" ready to burn., The sheets and towels were clean and crisp, and the room was neat and clean. The decor was nice, if slightly worn in a few places (some wallpaper was peeling a bit). The only other minor complaint was that the rungs on the ladder to the loft were rather slippery, and I worried a bit about the kids climbing up and down, especially without shoes.
Our stay included a continental breakfast, with a somewhat limited selection that was perfectly adequate for our needs. There is also an indoor pool in the complex, shared with resort condos next door, along with a game room. The kids enjoyed the pool, which was warm, but relatively spartan. The inn also has a restaurant onsite with a bar. The restaurant looked quite nice, but as I had kids with me, we ate in the very cozy bar one night, having a really good meal. The lobster tails Florentine had an amazing Pernod sauce.
One other suggestion for the Inn would be to improve the signage identifying the entrance to the restaurant, as it is not clear at all to anyone coming into the little complex.
I hope to be back soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant is a unique and charming European-style inn. Here you'll enjoy a relaxing retreat and excellent food in a spectacular country setting. Nestled on a hilltop, surrounded by rolling hills and meadows, it is reminiscent of a small European village - a quaint, alpine hideaway. The Inn offers thirteen unique and comfortable rooms, while the restaurant and tavern feature multi-level post and beam architecture with fireplaces and cozy corners. On nearly 200 acres of forests and pastures, traversed by a small trout stream, Stone Bridge is in the heart of the Endless Mountains and just minutes from Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania's finest ski area. It is located within three hours of New York City and Philadelphia, and one-half hour north of Scranton, PA. Whatever the season, Stone Bridge offers a variety of recreational facilities, including access to an indoor pool and hot tub, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and hiking trails, nearby golf courses, fishing, snowmobiling and bike trails, as well as downhill skiing at Elk Mountain. The Endless Mountains region provides a fine variety of antique shops, scenic vistas, historic sites and additional fishing and hunting areas in nearby State Gamelands.Stone Bridge is perfect for couples and families looking for a getaway and also specializes in unique events such as weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, business retreats and family reunions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stone Bridge Hotel Union Dale