The first of our Top 3 Favorite dinner spots in Honesdale, PA

January 2022: Happy New Year!

If you’re considering booking a stay at Golf Hill BNB its important to know whats around town. Even though this is a small town, it has some restaurants that would rival any place in a big city. In this blog post I am listing the first of our top 3 picks on Main street in Honesdale PA where we have our house. All 3 places are only a 5 minute drive from the house. We will be sending our guest who booked for February 2022 a $20 gift certificate to Native.

Native restaurant:

I know I’ve mentioned this place before. But it’s just so good it needs repeating. This place is amazing. The atmosphere is so cozy. The combinations they put together are surprising yet perfect. And their presentation is like a work of art. Native is only open for dinner. It’s a good idea to make a reservation.

On this trip we sat at the counter watching the chefs perform their magic. I recommend doing this at least once. The head chef is one of the owners, and his wife runs the front of the house. Such nice people. I love how they bring out each plate separately so you get to savor the flavors before the next comes out. Every time we go there we try something new. Of course we have our favorites. We love ordering a few things and sharing to get the most out of the experience.

We paired our meal with a delicious glass (or 2) of Merlot. They first brought out the toasts. Our favorite is the Shiitake mushroom Gorgonzola. It melts in your mouth. So full of flavor. This time we also ordered the Bison tartar toasts with caper-horseradish dressing for the first time. My husband loved this. It was delicious, however I kept thinking to myself “this is raw!” I got over that and quickly when I tasted the perfect combination flavors.

The green salad with pickled onions and shaved radishes was next. They serve it on a wood cutting board and already dressed with a green goddess dressing. It’s more than enough for 2 people.

For our entrees we had butternut squash raviolis, squid ink spaghetti with shrimp, and Venison osso bucco with creamy polenta. Each dish that came out was better than the next. The ravioli was slightly sweet with a balsamic reduction. They give you about 12 in the large plate and 6 in the small plate. We ordered the large so we would have leftovers.

The spaghetti was black and very mildly flavored with the safron cream sauce. We had planned on having leftovers but it was too delicious and Darryl said its not going to make it home haha.

My favorite was the venison short rib and polenta. It had this savory gravy, served with the bone with the marrow. They garnish it with a bamboo stick so you can eat the marrow.

Dessert was a must. One thing that is nonnegotiable is the goat cheese cheesecake. The goat cheeses gives this cake a unique flavor. I’m obsessed! There is a graham cracker crust and is drizzled with local honey – sinfully delicious.

We had to order an entre size brisket mac and cheese and another cheesecake to bring home to our daughters or they would never forgive us haha.

Guidebook For our Guests- Part 2: Places to visit in the area

Reapers Revenge is an amazing Haunted House event. It consists of several haunted hayrides, haunted woods, haunted houses, and haunted carnivals. If you love halloween – you will LOVE this! Make sure to buy tickets ahead of time online.

Robas Family Farms was the place to be when our kids were younger for fall and halloween events. Picking pumpkins, the petting zoo, the corn maze we got lost in with 3 toddlers (OMG!) the cider donuts, apple cider. Now they are older (teenagers WOW!) and they still enjoy the corn maze, the cider donuts, the overall feeling of being there. Its nostalgic for them, and us. worth the visit, go make some memories with your family!

Lakeland Orchard & Cidery is only open only through Nov 1st. They have so much to offer on this property. Apple picking, you pick produce, flowering kale, sunflowers, zinnias, even a Halloween lightshow. The kids can enjoy some fresh apple cider, the Country Carousel, Cow Train Express, and Pumpkin Bounce. For the adults there is hard cider, live music, and axe throwing. You can stroll through the beautiful Zinnia and Sunflower fields or collect bushels of apples from the many rows of trees.

Carousel Water & Fun Park is a great place to bring the kids in the summer while visiting Golf Hill BNB. There are bumper boats, a water slide, wading pool, go-karts, miniature golf, game room and snalck bar.

Costas Family Fun Park Has much of the same as the Carousel Water &n Fun park. The miniature golf, Bumper boats, waterslide, go-karts. But they have a driving range, batting cage, and lazer tag. They also have a snack bar and childrens playground.

Skytop Adventure Center is for the more adventurous. Offering Ziplining, Tree top Adventure Course, Rock Climbing, Archery tag, Paintball, and Axe throwing.

Claws & Paws Wild Animal Park in Lake Ariel is great for the kids. A zoo that features the usual groupingn of animals. It is geared towards kids. There are Lions, Tigers and Bears (Oh My!), Monkeys, Giraffe, Lemurs, Leopards, Alpaca, Lynx, Jaguar, Cougar, Warthog, Alligators, snakes, Deer, Emu, Goats and so much more.

I will continue to add local favorites to this page and post an update as recommendations keep coming from our guests. Hope this helps you plan a memorable trip when you decide to visit Golf Hill BNB!

Through the eyes of our guest…

I want to thank one of our recent guests Dan, for sharing with us about his stay at Golf Hill BNB with his family for a few weeks.

A couple with 2 kids, they needed a country escape from the city to enjoy their summer break. Im just going to share a few highlights from their stay.

“A very comfortable house to spend time with the family. Room to spread out and relax on the property, as well as easy access to lots of fun places. The house is exactly as described. It was just the summer escape we needed.” Dan H. NYC, NY

Dan recommended Paulies, the Twisted Rail, 2 Guys from Italy pizza for eating out. But they made the most of cooking over the campfire (Even though the house has a fully equipped kitchen as well as a gas grill lol).

Thanks again Dan and family for sharing your summer adventure with us. Hope to see you again next year! (or sooner lol).

Skiing anyone? Part 1 – Montage Mountain, PA

We have had several guests ask us about local ski places near our country house. So we decided to go and visit the closest few. First we visited Montage Mountain.

So after we ventured into Scranton last Saturday and had an amazing breakfast at Mansours, we headed up to Montage Mountain. It was a beautiful sunny day. The atmosphere was fun with a DJ blasting music, the outdoor firepit, and the food vendors set up. The smell of the BBQ brisket from ‘Food Fire BBQ Tap house’ was mouth watering. Of course even though we had just eaten, we had to order the Brisket over Mac and cheese. So worth it! (and you get 10% off when you show the your lift ticket).

There were ski slopes for all levels. 26 trails from beginner to expert. Come with your own gear or rent. They have a great package for the off days, $30 Ski-for-all on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday includes lift ticket, rentals and group lesson.

We also discovered that in the summer its a water slide park complete with a lazy river. Stay tuned for a blog post on that!

Just down the road are ‘The shops at Montage’. Featured stores like American Eagle Outfitters, Cacique, Chico’s, Christmas Tree Shops, DSW, J.Crew, Loft and many more. They also have a bunch of restaurants if your hungry after the long day of skiing. Food & Fire BBQ-Taproom, Akita Hibachi Sushi, The Gourmet Slice, Harvest Grill and Wine Bar, the Longhorn Steakhouse, Pancheros Mexican Grill, Panera, Starbucks. There is even a Tesla charging stain. And the PNC Field stadium.

So much to do up on Montage Mountain. We had a great day and will be back again soon for some more winter fun. Next we are off to Ski Big Bear Mountain….

A fun, snowy time for this Florida based family, including skiing and Christmas with extended NEPA family.

Michelle and her lovely family stayed at Golf Hill BNB over the Christmas holiday. Visiting family, but taking time out to enjoy the scenery and to ski at Elk Mountain.

“Great location and host. We felt welcome in Tamra’s mountain home. Beautiful views of the mountains and golf course from the bedrooms, we even saw some deer grazing behind the house! Tamra’s ‘Guidebook’ was helpful in knowing what was available to do around the area. The Black and Brass Coffee shop, Laurel’s Hometown CafĂ©, and Yoga International Studio were three places we frequented and they were all less than 2 miles from the house. We had a wonderful time in NE Pennsylvania!”

-Michele D. St. Augustine Florida – booked through Airbnb-Dec 2019

There are so many options for winter fun in NEPA that are within a short drive from Golf Hill Bed and Breakfast. Theres skiing, tubing, snow boarding, Elk Mountain, Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain, Montage Mountain. Winter break from school is around the corner. Reserve your stay today! We have links to our Airbnb, VRBO accounts on our menu at the top of the page.