The Inn at Starlight Lake in northeastern PA goes back over 100 years and is owned and managed by Sari Schwartz, only its 3rd owner. Starlight Lake resulted from a stream being damned nearly 100 years ago. The
Sari and her late husband had been going to the Inn for decades. She mentioned being there every New Year’s Eve for 19 straight years. That’s how much they cherished their get-away from their home in
We like to travel with Faith, our German Shepherd. The Inn allows “nice” dogs so it was an ideal spot for us to try. One real positive that came out of the overnight get-away is that we learned for the first time that Faith loves the water. As soon as we went lake-side she jumped in and had the time of her life paddling around. The wooden Inn has about 20 rooms. We stayed in an adjoining building with attached rooms that Sari referred to as lake-side cabins. A fan and open windows substituted for air conditioning on the hot evening we were there but it worked. The rooms are certainly peaceful without phone service or a TV. So, it’s either sleep, read or talk once you get to your room.
We had dinner in the
Sari was an engaging hostess and spent enough time with us so we got to understand her passion for the Inn while learning how challenging a business it is being remotely located in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. To drive local business to the Inn Sari has started a Starlight Inn Dinner’s Club that now has over 700 members whom she keeps alerted about special events at the
It took us about 2.5 hours from Morris County to get to the Inn leaving late on a Friday afternoon. The total cost of the overnight stay with dinner and a complimentary B&B style breakfast was about $300. State taxes beefed up the bill a bit more than we might have expected.
The Inn at Startlight Lake is about 10 miles south of Hancock, NY which we drove to after we left the Inn early Saturday afternoon. Most of the way there was on dirt roads. Hard to imagine we still have state highways that are dirt roads. We then followed the scenic route back through Port Jervis and
Visit the inn at www.innatstarlightlake.com.
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