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Mt Haven Resort
PO Box 643
Milford, PA 18337
570-296-8502 or 1-800-553-1530 (outside Pa)

Mt Haven Home Page

June 2000

Welcome to www.weloveourlife.com. This is our page dedicated to our experiences while staying at Mt Haven Resort in Milford, Pa.


Accommodations Amenities Food Bar/Lounge Service Attractions Dining Nightlife Weather Tips

Accommodations

The accommodations were nice. We opted for the resort's most luxurious room. It was Luxury Suite 15. The patio doors opened onto a patio to one of the resort's two swimming pools. The room contained a double bed and a separate sitting area with a couch and a fireplace. A mirrored jacuzzi room was off to one side, with a shower stall, two vanities, and the jacuzzi. A nice touch was the separate room containing the toilet and another vanity. The room was furnished with a TV, VCR, and refrigerator.

Inn Amenities

Two swimming pools are on the resort grounds. Since our room opened up onto one of them, we never did spend time at the second (and we weren't sure it was open). There are tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard courts available at the resort. There is also a large pavilion area for picnicking. The front desk has videos that can be borrowed. The selection is not great, but we still found something interesting to watch.

Inn Food

We opted for the VIP Meal Plan. The plan includes the resort's all-you-can-eat salad and pasta bar, choice of any entree on the menu, homemade ice cream or yogurt for dessert, and coffee or tea. It also includes a full country breakfast in the morning. The resort also offers a dinner buffet, but we decided to pass on that.

The food was very tasty. The first night, we visited the salad and pasta bar. The pasta bar has four types of pasta that is cooked up on the spot in one of four sauces. Lori had the penne in alfredo sauce and Keith had the penne in a meat sauce. Both were fantastic. For our entrees Lori had Shrimp Franciese and Keith had Veal Franciese. Both entrees were very good. Keith was too full, but Lori had frozen peach yogurt for dessert - very good.

On the second night, Lori had the penne in afredo sauce again, and Keith had the penne in a vodka sauce. As expected, both were very good. For our entrees the second night, Lori had the shrimp parmigiana, and Keith opted for Filet Mignon. Both entrees were good. This time, we both left room for dessert. Lori ordered the yogurt and Keith had the ice cream. Both were fantastic.

The breakfasts were very tasty. Monday through Saturday they serve a complete breakfast menu. We ordered omelets and they were fine. On Sunday, there is a breakfast buffet. It had made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, and muffins. The omelets were very good.

Inn Bar/Lounge

Attached to the dining area is a small bar with about a dozen stools and a half-dozen tables. The bar serves typical beer and wine selections with mixed drinks available as well. The bar does not have a set closing time, but they usually try to close it before midnight. If nobody is there, they will close earlier. Suffice to say we closed the bar both nights...they do roll up the sidewalks sort of early around there.

Inn People/Service

All of the people we met we extremely friendly.

Area/Attractions

While we spent all of our time at the resort, there are a lot of things to do in the area. We spoke with a couple that hiked to some waterfalls. They said the hike was nice, but the water was cold. There are also shopping outlets in the Foxmoor area which is about a half-hour drive away. The resort can help with other actives such as skiing and snowmobiling in the cold weather, and tubing down the Delaware River in the warmer weather.

Dining

See above.

Nightlife

There is not much nightlife in Milford. Due to the very curvy roads, we opted to stay at the resort and not venture into town where there are some bars with live entertainment. We enjoyed a bottle of wine in our room in front of the fireplace and in the jacuzzi.

Weather

We visited Mt Haven in early June, and the weather was nearly perfect (sunny, low humidity, temperature range was around 65-80F each day). This was not "high season," as it was too early for the kids to be out of school. The really busy time in the Poconos are the winter months (skiing) - January through March.

Tips/Suggestions

Mt. Haven's water is definitely well water. It was actually kind of stinky when we turned on the faucets. It would have been nice if they had supplied some bottled water in the room. Our recommendation is to take bottled water, and bubble bath for the jacuzzi (to cover the smell). We're sure the water was safe, but we are used to drinking bottled spring water, and we did not like the smell or the taste. Since our stay, the owners have informed us that the resort has fixed the problem with the water.

There are lots of bugs in the Poconos, and many you've probably never seen before. Do yourself a favor and use bug spray liberally before venturing outside. Your skin will thank you later.