The Gatehouse Country Inn, a Pocono Mountain Bed and Breakfast is nestled beneath towering pines and surrounded by picturesque mountains along the beautiful Delaware River in Pennsylvania…yet it is a mere 1.5 hours from New York City and 2 hours from Philadelphia. Located in the quaint, historic village of Shawnee on Delaware, Pa., you are minutes away from the 70,000 acres of National Parkland called The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area where you can picnic, swim, hike and cross country ski.
The Gatehouse was originally constructed in 1906 as a barn, stable, carriage house, icehouse, hay loft and caretaker’s cottage by C.C. Worthington, a wealthy businessman from NY. His dream was to create an oasis along the mighty Delaware that would cater to his large family and high society friends. When he renovated an old riverside settler’s cottage as his family mansion, he built The Gatehouse as a support complex.
In the late 1940’s, Fred Waring, the famous musician and bandleader (Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians) renovated the building into his elegant summer home. Mr. Waring spared no expense in constructing his quiet, country retreat—creating a unique refuge with 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a large commercial kitchen and a 50 foot great room complete with radiant heat under Vermont slate. The picture windows look out over the private courtyard and the one-of-a-kind round icehouse with the beautiful Delaware River just beyond.
Since 2000 Fred Waring’s “Gatehouse” has been run as a Pocono Bed and Breakfast featuring four, individually decorated guest rooms—each with a private bath. From here you can explore the surrounding area which includes downtown Stroudsburg, PA., or discover the wonderful hiking trails of the parks, canoe or fish on The Delaware River, play golf on the numerous courses, ski the several resorts, dine at our recommended restaurants or just spend a quiet, romantic getaway with someone you care about…..Open all year.
Inn Specials & Promotions
Our Pocono Mountain Bed and Breakfast runs specials and promotions throughout the year. Special Romance Weekends, Room and Activity Combinations... Read More
Located in the village of Shawnee on Delaware in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we are ideally located less than two hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Our location makes it easy to escape for a weekend or week. Directions
Area Activities & Attractions
Situated in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, the Gatehouse Country Inn Bed and Breakfast is the ideal location to enjoy all the the activities the area offers. Ski Areas, Shopping, Canoeing, Rafting, Fishing and more are just outside your door. Read More
Icehouse Antiques & Collectibles
Located on the property of The Gatehouse Country Inn near the Delaware Water Gap is an antique shop filled with collectibles, antiques and anything else you can imagine. It is a labor of love and our guests enjoy having an opportunity to peruse the items in such an interesting and unique setting. Read More
Our Inn's History
The Gatehouse Inn Pocono Bed and Breakfast was built in 1906 and was once used as a summer home in the Pocono Mountains for the famous band leader Fred Waring. Read More