I searched around a while before stumbling across Santosha, and when I read the reviews I figured, there's probably a reason it pretty much only has 5-star ratings. Well, it's because this is one of the nicest places you'll ever stay. I was planning on proposing to my girlfriend somewhere in the Poconos where you could see a beautiful sunset while enjoying nature. Upon arrival and a tour of the house, I immediately scrapped my plans and said to myself, "This is where I'm going to propose--it's perfect." And just to ease your curiosity, she said yes :-))
We stayed in the sunrise room. It was impeccably clean, artistically decorated, quiet and spacious. The bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in (I'd say more so than any Westin Resort). The bathroom was elegant with a turn of the century bathtub and a dual head shower. Perfect.
The breakfast was so good I woke up looking forward to it immediately. Very healthy options were served--this is not your typical bacon sausage and eggs buffet.
The last main point I'd like to make is that the innkeeper, Leslie, gives the best advice on what to do, where to go, and where to eat. Trust her. It worked well for me :-)
This is a truly unique place and I'm definitely going to come back the next time I want to relax in contentment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 72 miles west of Manhattan, nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Santosha on the Ridge Bed and Breakfast is a secluded sanctuary overlooking the Delaware River valley. With 4 rooms available for accommodation, exclusivity and privacy are key elements of your relaxing getaway. Wake up to start your day with an amazing home cooked breakfast, then explore the beauty of the region or just relax on the front porch with your favorite book. However you define your retreat, we will make you feel welcome. ... more less