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.
5 on May 04, 2015
I can't say enough wonderful things about Santosha on the Ridge. The B&B itself is beautiful, the surrounding landscape is breathtaking, and the owner is a wonderful woman who you can tell takes does everything she can to make you feel at home. I made reservations here for my husband and I to have one last get-away before our baby comes and this was the PERFECT setting. I would recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend...or even if you want to do some exploring of the outdoors as it is convenient to many activities (hiking, canoeing, etc).
5 on December 20, 2014
I have stayed at Santosha-on-the-Ridge several times and plan to come back again and again! A serene setting surrounded by woods, high about the Delaware River, is so conducive to a peaceful, relaxing experience. A perfect place to escape the gerbil-wheel world and refresh, replenish and reclaim yourself. Take time to walk the labyrinth, lie in the hammock on the deck and gaze at the view from your room. Leisurely enjoy Leslie's excellent breakfast and take part in the unique and meaningful closing ceremony before checking out. Each of my stays at Santosha were rewarded with a peaceful "contentment", which is what the word Santosha means. A perfect get-a-way for anyone!
5 on December 19, 2014
Santosha creates a relaxing atmosphere, with views of the mountains in the distance and beautiful woods surrounding the property. The owners, Leslie and Gene are extremely helpful, assisting you in all your needs, from where to eat to which hikes have the best vantage points. The food is delicious and caters to your dietary needs and restrictions. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and are beautifully decorated. It's an absolutely wonderful place to stay and I can't wait to revisit!
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
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village
Allentown, PA (LVI-Lehigh Valley International) 40 miles
From village of Shawnee take Shawnee Church Rd to stop sign. Turn right onto Mosiers Knob Rd. Go 1 mile up hill until you see Santosha sign on the right. Turn right into driveway and follow down to B&B below
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, 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, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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