Bischwind Bed and Breakfast of the Poconos

One Coach Road , Bear Creek, 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

Write A Review
  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful hospitality

5 on July 02, 2017

My wife and I stayed here for part of our honeymoon. It was a fabulous place to stay. The breakfast was wonderful and rooms are very well put together. I would recommend this to anyone!!


Amazing place

5 on February 12, 2017

We had a wonderful weekend here! The Theodore Roosevelt suite was amazing. Billie was very accommodating and makes a fantastic breakfast. She and Laura both obviously work very hard and are incredibly friendly. Overall it was a relaxing, awesome experience that I would recommend to anyone


Fantastic

5 on October 02, 2016

Spent 4 days vacation here and had a wonderful time. The place is gorgeous and immaculate! We had a beautiful room with a view.Enjoyed some time sitting by the pool in the afternoons. Breakfast was delicious and plenty to eat ,even ending with a desert.Billi is very friendly and a great hostess.Will be back. Mark and Mary Lou D.


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!

- Billi (innkeeper)


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.

- Billi (innkeeper)


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!

- Billi (innkeeper)


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!

- Billi (innkeeper)


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.

- Billi (innkeeper)


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


View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

The Blue Room

The Blue Room with its magnificent large window offers a spectacular garden and mountain view. A queen bed with an electric fireplace sets the mood for a romantic evening. The deep soaking tub allows one to unwed from the worlds pressure. The room has a mini fridge, robes, hairdryer, ironing board with iron and bath amenities with piles of towels

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $210

The Masters Room

Romance and relaxation await you in our Masters Room. The spectacular view of mountain and waterfall can be viewed while cuddled in your queen canopy bed. An electric fireplace with dancing flames create a tranquil atmosphere. The spacious cobalt blue bathroom has both bathtub and separate step in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $235

The Beehive

Drift to sleep while watching dancing flames from the log burning fireplace at the foot of a king bed. Lead pained windows on either side of the fireplace peak at the treetops.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $235

The Nook

Walking down three steps to the Nook, a two room suite, offers a remote sense of privacy. An electric fireplace to warm the heart, a king bed for whatever, a connecting sitting room, and a lavender bath with double sinks will allow one to forget about the cares of the world. This suite has an additional sitting room with day bed and can accommodate a third person: additional $30.00 per night charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $200 - $235

Theodore Roosevelt Suite

Unsurpassed Victorian elegance is the theme of the historic Theodore Roosevelt Suite with a graceful queen bed. Named after its most famous guest, it beguiles those who sleep here. The private English library with traditional fireplace offers repose to world-weary guests. The bath is highlighted by a deep soaking tub, pedestal sink from yesteryear, and an English tooth-brushing sink. Deep-piled towels will wrap you in warm comfort. Three massive lead pained window reveal a spectacular view of mountain, lake and terraces overlooking the pool. Whether you relish the solitude to read that favorite book or desire an elegant, intimate area for conversation, the T.R. library makes you feel presidential. The dry mini-bar tucked under the eaves is furnished with mini-fridge, microwave, and an array of glasses. This suite has an additional Castro Convertibles twin size cot and can accommodate a third person: additional $30.00 per night charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $265 - $295

Autumn Room

A peaceful nights sleep awaits you in our Autumn Room. The warm rust colors of this room creates the perfect atmosphere for relaxing while reading a book or watching a movie on the flat screen television. This room offers a queen bed and large private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $210

Wolf Den

The spacious Wolf Den offer a comfortable king bed with Ralph Lauren linens. The whirlpool bathtub tucked away in an alcove creates the perfect retreat. A corner electric fireplace sets the mood for a peaceful nights sleep.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $225 - $255

Bears Den

A massive stone fireplace in the Bear's Den recalls visions of a luxurious lodge. A cozy queen sleigh bed calls one to rest. Melt away stress in the whirlpool bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $225 - $255

Check Dates

Location

Location Type

poconos, mount poconos, pocono mountains, Countryside, Lakeview, Mountains

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, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Piano, Pool, 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, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, 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, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates

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

Check Dates

Meals

Breakfast

Cooked-to-order

  • 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


check