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Buehler's Idlewild Inn has been a Farm and Guest House since it was built in 1885. The hospitality of clean rooms and great home cooked meals continues today as it began over 130 years ago. Many of our guests have returned for generations with their families. Mark and Mary Crouthamel have been operating the inn for the last ten years. We pride ourselves in our all you can eat home cooked meals with many natural home grown ingredients from our gardens. Located in the Pocono Mountains of PA, it is an easy drive from Philadelphia and New York City.
The main Farm House was built in 1885 and has a living room with fireplace, a small library, a knotty pine dining room, and 8 guest bedrooms. The Spring House was built in the 1968 and has 5 guest bedrooms. The rooms are simple - no TV, radio, alarm clock. We ring a rising bell in the morning and bells at meal times - the same as it's been done for years. The bathrooms are shared.
We have an old barn with animals, a tennis court, a basketball hoop, an in ground swimming pool, swingset, an eleven acre pond/lake for fishing, canoeing, rowing, and paddle boating. By the lake we have a big campfire pit for guests to build fires, toast s'mores, and relax. There is a game room for rainy days and cool nights, which has a fireplace, ping pong, table shuffle board, card tables, TV and DVD player, and a refrigerator, microwave, bar area for any snacks or drinks you choose to bring.
We are open from the beginning of May through the end of October. Spring/Fall Weekends are Friday dinner (6pm) to Sunday (1pm) dinner. Our summer schedule begins during the last week of June and goes until Labor Day Weekend, where we're open all week - Sunday 5pm cookout - Sunday 8:30am breakfast.
Directions to Buehler's Idlewild Inn
Coordinates: Latitude: N 41.392642 Longitude: W -75.227386
Physical Address: 221 Idlewild Lane, Paupack, PA 18451
From Philadelphia Area: Take I-476 north (approx 99 miles) to Exit 115-Wyoming Valley. Take I-81 north (approx 11 miles) to exit 187 for I-380 south/I-84 east. Take left exit to remain on I-84 East. Get off Exit 20 (Lake Wallenpaupack). At the stop sign, make a left onto Route 507 North. Continue approx 9 miles and you will see the Paupack Methodist Church on your left. Directly across from the church is Idlewild Lane. Turn right and travel 1 mile all the way back the stone road. At the split, stay left
From NYC: From George Washington Bridge or Lincoln Tunnel take I-80 west to Exit 34B (Sparta, New Jersey) to Rt. 15 north. Take Rt. 15 north (approx 18 miles) to Rt. 206 north. Take Rt. 206 north (approx 16 miles) to Route 209 North to Rt. 6 west (PA). Take Rt. 6 west (approx 20 miles) to Rt. 507. Take Rt. 507 South (approx. 7 miles). Paupack Methodist Church will be on your right - turn left here to go onto Idlewild Lane. Travel 1 mile all the way back the stone road At the split, stay left.