119 Falls Ave., Hawley, Pa., (570) 226-1337
Cost: Weekdays $150-$365 (double occupancy), weekends $180-$405.
Drive time: 2 hours, 45 minutes.
The scoop: For a surefire stress reliever, immerse yourself in the scenery surrounding this Pocono Mountains boutique hotel, set on a waterfall. Built in 1890 as a glass factory, it’s the perfect home base for a water-centric getaway close to Lake Wallenpaupack and the Lackawaxen River.
Amenities: Guests get great views of Paupack Falls from the hotel’s great room, its multi-tiered decks, the on-premises wine bar and restaurant, and Rooms 202 and 204. Some rooms have kitchenettes or full kitchens; some are pet friendly. The deluxe two-story suite has a two-person Jacuzzi. Enjoy a complimentary day pass to Lake Region Fitness.
Don’t miss: In nearby White Mills, over 900 pieces of locally made crystal from 1852 to 1921 are on display at the Dorflinger Glass Museum in the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary. Come Aug. 5 or 12 for the Wildflower Music Festival on the sanctuary’s grounds.