Santosha on the Ridge Bed and Breakfast, overlooking the Delaware River Valley, is a hidden treasure surrounded by nature in all it's glory. With just four rooms available for accommodation, exclusivity and privacy are key elements of your relaxing getaway. Wake up to the aroma of an homemade healthy breakfast to start your day, and then explore the beauty of the region or just relax on the front deck with a good book. However you define your retreat, we will make you feel welcome.
4.8 on September 20, 2014
This B&B is superlative in every way -- beautiful, immaculate, comfortable rooms; a friendly and helpful hostess; scrumptious breakfasts; gorgeous grounds; perfect location; and very tranquil. There are beautiful touches all around the house. If the weather cooperates, there's seemingly limitless hiking just a short drive away, or you can easily spend a lazy afternoon on the deck, which looks out onto some gorgeous scenery; if the weather is nasty, the inn itself is a lovely place to hang around. There are also lots of pretty little towns in the area. We can't wait to return!
Thank you for finding your way to use here at Santosha. We look forward to having you return when time permits.
5 on September 06, 2014
Santosha inn, located on the foothills of the Poconos is emblematic of its Sanskrit name, “contentment”. You can enjoy the hot tub, count the stars on the hammock, or listen to the crickets while sitting on the deck. Leslie’s leaving ritual typifies the Santosha experience. One has to experience to believe it.
It pleases me that you were able to experience the things that I believe make Santosha so special. Come and see us when you need another dose of "Santosha".
5 on September 03, 2014
Words cannot describe how peaceful our stay at Santosha was. Leslie is an absolutely phenomenal host! The rooms are all decorated to promote peace and serenity. My girlfriend and I stayed in the Riverview room, which was wonderful. It is not the largest room available, but it is very comfortable. The bed was great, as well! DO NOT miss the breakfast! My girlfriend is not a morning person, but she made sure she was up to enjoy Leslie's home cooked breakfast. Throughout our stay, we had: parfait, homemade croissants, a swiss pancake, blueberry tarts, mango scones. It was all delicious! I would come back here for the breakfast alone! The view from the back deck is also beautiful. The deck is arranged so that there are 3 levels, which offers a bit of privacy. The view is incredibly serene. Leslie knows the area very well! She was always offering advice to visitors on which trails to hike, where to park, where to eat, etc. Before we left, she gave us perfect directions to an organic food stand. We LOVED our stay here, and will most definitely be returning!
5 on May 04, 2014
My husband and I have just returned from the most amazing peaceful and restorative stay at Santosha on the Ridge. It was a brief week-end get-away that felt like a full-blown vacation - all thanks to the tranquil warm and cozy atmosphere at Santosha. My first impression was that the pictures didn't do this place justice - it is even more beautiful and inviting in person! It is so thoughtfully decorated and very well-maintained! True to its name, Santosha is truly a place of satisfaction and contentment. Every element of the home and its surroundings radiates peace and harmony. Every Santosha tradition and care from the hosts delights and inspires. We very much enjoyed our restful stay, delicious healthy breakfasts and rejuvenating atmosphere of Santosha. We will definitely recommend it to friends and hope to be back again soon!
5 on February 15, 2014
We had 4 couples book all 4 rooms for a weekend, but unfortunately 1 couple had to drop out at the last minute. Regardless, we had a fantastic weekend getaway, allowing us all to get some great skiing in and to really recharge our batteries. Leslie is the perfect host and a great cook too! He always felt welcomed and respected, and couldn't think of staying anywhere else when we are up in the Poconos. We will continue to recommend Santosha to our friends and family, and we look forward to our next visit. --Nick and Amy
5 on October 29, 2013
We had a wedding in shawnee and were looking for someplace to stay rather than an impersonal hotel. Santosha on the Ridge was a real find! The setting was lovely, the rooms each had their own personality and Leslie and Amy were personable and welcoming. We felt like we had known them forever . The breakfasts were excellent and made from fresh ingredients; many from the garden on site. The living room had a wonderful fireplace and excellent chairs to curl up on and enjoy a book while the fire burned. The location was easy for access to the Water Gap area, trails, waterfalls and more. We will definitely return and stay a bit longer the next time.
5 on October 17, 2013
I have been to five star hotels all over the world, even the mandarin chain, but none of them has better service, accommodations or food better than this precious gem. Every corner of the home is charming. When I arrived I was tired and cranky, but was greeted by warm smiles from Amy, then Barbara, then Leslie then Gene. You cant help but feel happiness and contentment here. The bed was devine, the bedroom cheery, immaculate, serene and the smell of breakfast wafting up the stairs put me in a true quandary of bed v. breakfast...breakfast won, and won and won. The hosts were helpful and really balance being there with not being there, really the perfect balance. There are many corners to sit and chilax in so each set of guests need not tumble over each other. The grounds and gardens are inviting. I worked on the veranda overlooking the trees and the turning foliage. I cannot believe such serenity is so close to New York, I'm already plotting my return. Enjoy. L
5 on October 08, 2013
This is my wife and my's third visit to this wonderful B and B. We crave it so we have to go at least once a year. This was our first year in the sunrise room, a truly elegant and tranquil place to rest and relax. The breakfasts were top notch as usual and Leslie and Amy are a joy to spend a weekend with. Already looking forward to next year's visit! :)
5 on July 21, 2013
My husband and I just recently returned from a five-day stay at Santosha on the Ridge. We were very pleasantly surprised by the extraordinary experience we had at this charming bed and breakfast. Breathtaking views from the back deck, delicious breakfast offerings and an unbelievably comfortable room, the Naturescape, provided us with wonderful memories of this getaway. Leslie's decorating taste is incredible and she and Amy are not only unbelievable cooks, but they have truly thought of everything that visitors could wish for! We have already booked several nights in the fall! Thank you for a wonderful experience! Krys H.
4.8 on July 07, 2013
My husband and I heard about Santosha from my son and dtr-in-law who raved about everything but were especially impressed that they could provide Vegan meals. Delicious as it was, the food was secondary to the hospitality, kindness, and beauty that surrounded us at Santosha. We loved it so much we already booked next year - including a room for the kids!
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village
Allentown, PA (LVI-Lehigh Valley International) 40 miles
Route 33 N to 209 N to I 80 E. Exit 310 at Delaware Water Gap. Left at light on River Rd. Follow 3 miles to Village of Shawnee. Take Left on Shawnee Church Rd. Go to Stop sign. Turn Right on Mosiers Knob Rd. Go 1 mile up hill and see sign for Santosha on the right.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, Shawnee Playhouse, Golf, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area
Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Massage, Shopping, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming
Leslie Underhill & Eugene Prospero
full homecooked organic
, if requested