Bischwind Bed and Breakfast of the Poconos

One Coach Road , Bear Creek, PA 18602-0007 USA (Show map)

About

Bischwind, a jewel in the crown of the Pocono Mountains, rises majestically above a hundred-acre lake surrounded by century old pine trees. Built by lumber and ice baron, Albert Lewis in 1886 it has been refurbished by the Von Dran/Eglish families for almost four decades. A large collection of antiques makes this English Tudor Manor House a unique experience when one stops to celebrate a memorable moment. If it is peace, elegance and great food you are searching for, then Bischwind belongs to you. Anyone with an interest in history will love dining in the Presidential Dining Room, which in its past, has hosted Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Sikorsky. Sleeping in the Roosevelt Bed is also a historic treat, as it is almost a twin to the Lincoln Bed in the White House. Bischwind's rooms and suites have fireplaces, private baths, and three with jacuzzi whirlpool tubs, not to mention our library and common rooms complete with crackling fires, executive seating, and terraces that overlook the garden. Breakfast at the Bischwind is an occasion, with four courses featuring either our country breakfast with bacon or sausage or upgrade to our legendary filet mignon, filet of salmon and much, much more. Whether it's a romantic interlude or an executive conference, you'll find Bischwind has the ambiance you desire.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful getta way

5 on August 21, 2016

Amazing place, amazing service, amazing food. I true jewel in the best B&B tradition. Thanks Billi for a great weekend in your amazing place. Did I say amazing? Cannot wait for a return trip. Joe & Cathy

Innkeeper Response
It was a pleasure meeting both of you and I would say with those warm smiles, you are the amazing ones. Thank you for your kind words and wishing you the very best in your journeys ahead!


50th Anniversary stay -

4.8 on May 27, 2016

This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. A little risky but I decided to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary there. We could not have done better. The Bischwind was great in every aspect. The rooms, view, service and breakfast were all fantastic. Highly recommend this for any event. Billi just helped make this special.

Innkeeper Response
Happy Anniversary! It was our honor to have you spend your special day with us at the Bischwind. We wish you happiness and health as you continue to celebrate many more anniversaries.


Love this place!

5 on October 05, 2015

My wife and I married at the Bischwind in 2002, and went back this past weekend to celebrate our anniversary. It was so nice to see Billi again! She is a very down to earth and gracious host! Our stay reminded us of why we chose to have our wedding there in the first place. Yes, it's a bit spendy, but well worth it! Be sure to pick apart Billi's knowledge of the are for things to do and places to eat. We also loved the Bear Creek Inn for dinner...nice recommendation Billi!!

Innkeeper Response
Seems just a moment ago that you were married here at the Bischwind. Thank you for celebrating your special day with us. We wish wish you health and happiness in your many years of marriage ahead!


Cannot say anything but wow.

5 on October 04, 2015

It was a very nice clean B and B. Well worth the getaway and can't say enough about how warming out stay was .Billie the owner is such a unique person. Take a little time and have yourself a relaxing adventure. The breakfast was delicious and well presented. The Lamonde couple from Bucks County

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing the Bischwind Bed and Breakfast. It was a pleasure having you with us and what can I say about those Bucks County folks! their just great!


Stunning

5 on August 24, 2015

The Bischwind is everything you want in a B&B... and more!! The Inn is absolutely stunning, and the grounds are spectacular. From the moment you drive on to the property, you just know that this is going to be "an awesome experience"... and it was!! Any future trip to the Pocono Mountains will now include a visit to The Bischwind. Lloyd & Robin

Innkeeper Response
Dear Lloyd and Robin, Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed your company while you visited. I'm so glad your experience was awesome as you are awesome people.


Wonderful Experience

5 on December 27, 2014

We stayed over the Christmas holiday while visiting family in the area. Billie was a wonderful hostess and made us feel welcomed and comfortable. The breakfasts were outstanding, especially the cheese omelettes. The Roosevelt Suite was fantastic. This was our first stay at a B&B, and we are ready to return! This was a beautiful setting for our holiday trip!


Surely the Best

5 on November 10, 2014

I was born in the area and drove by the place for forty years. Took a second anniversary for us to find the place, what a gem, a beautiful Inn, this is one time the pictures don’t do it justice, you won’t be disappointed. Billi Bob and family will roll out the red carpet for you. Tom & Shirley


Luuuuuuuuvvvv the Bischwind

4.4 on October 27, 2014

We wanted a romantic get-away, and we found it! Clean, and beautiful. Billi was a terrific hostess, pleasant and helpful. Thank you for a terrific time. We will be back in the fall to enjoy the foliage!!!


We Will Be Back!!

4.4 on July 22, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful weekend at Bischwind and can't wait to return. The rooms were immaculate and richly decorated and the beautiful grounds exceeded our expectations. It's like a European cottage in the Pennsylvania countryside. Billi was a wonderful and gracious hostess, always looking out for her guests and making each one feel special. We stayed in the Autumn room. With the warm décor and the soft and inviting bed, we were very comfortable. Learning the history of the home and taking a peek into all the rooms made us feel like we were stepping back to a time of simple luxury. We highly recommend this romantic bed and breakfast for any type of getaway. ~ Corvette.


Amazing Getaway!

5 on July 21, 2014

My husband and I just returned this morning from our stay at Bischwind. We needed a quick escape to celebrate our 1st anniversary. The house/grounds are absolutely beautiful and meticulously kept! We were greeted at the door by Billi, our gracious hostess. She was bubbly and full of suggestions for our stay. She knew exactly when we needed help and when we needed privacy. She definitely made us feel at home. We can't wait to go back (soon!) and stay there again. Thanks for a wonderful stay! Lori (the teacher) & Bill


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Location

Location Type

poconos, mount poconos, pocono mountains, Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Village

Airport

Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Wilkes-Barre Scranton Intl.) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Bear Creek exit 105-N.E. Ext PA. Turnpike-South 3 miles on Route 115; Rt 80 exit 284 Blakeslee from Route 80- 12 miles North on Route 115 ; Rt 81 exit 170A Bear Creek-South on Route 115. 10 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mc Dade Coal Mine, White water rafting, Rails to trails, Mohegan Sun Casino, Steam town, Pocono 400 and Nascar, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , ingroud swimming pool, lake, Crystal Salon, free dvd library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, pocono 500, horse racing, coal mines, nascar, antiquing, outlets, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only in designated areas ONLY
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited childre over the age of 12 allowed
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min stary during major holiday and Pocono race weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit upon reservation with the remaining balance due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: A 7 day cancellation policy prior to the first day of arrival in which you will receive a refund less a $25.00 processing fee. Trip insurance is advised if cancellation is a must.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Billi and Ralph English

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Former member US Equestrian Team-pair driver. Has bred and raised own competition Trakehner horses maintained at Bischwind

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Meals

Breakfast

4 Course Gourmet

  • Serving Location: Presidential Dining Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Atkins


Signature Dish

Filet MIgnon in Port reduction
Black angus filet mignon served with port reduction glaze