The Story of Eagles Mere's Crestmont Inn
The inspiration for this Pennsylvania country inn began when William Warner came to Eagles Mere in 1899 and discovered the beauty of the town's highest point. He returned in September of that year with 200 carpenters and craftsmen. By June of 1900, he officially opened the doors of the lovely Crestmont Inn's 110-room hotel. Many notables came for the ensuing summers to enjoy the town's beauty and activities like tennis, boating, swimming in the pleasant waters of the natural lakes, and, of course, enjoying the Crestmont's famous meals.
In 1914, The Wash House was added to accommodate the work needed to keep the hotel's linens fresh, housing 24 ironing boards, enormous commercial mangles, and washing machines. In 1926, the Evergreen lodge was built to house the hotel's summer staff.
The hotel passed onto William Warner's granddaughter and husband, Peggy and Tingle Dickerson, who operated the historic inn from the early 1930s through the summer of 1969. When the hotel was sold in 1971, it passed through several owners until the Eagles Mere Conservancy bought the 320+ acre property. In 1981, the Conservancy sold the dilapidated hotel and fifteen acres atop the hill to Kathleen and Robert Oliver.
By this time, the grand dame of hotels had deteriorated beyond salvage, but, through much labor, love, and effort, several of the smaller buildings were renovated and restored.
Today's Crestmont Inn at Eagles Mere includes two of those buildings.
The inn's offices and dining room, formerly The Wash House, has been completely renovated and restored. It includes two lovely dining rooms, a classic native custom cherry bar, and a gift shop.
The charming Evergreen Lodge with its forty small bedrooms and two bathrooms have been remodeled to become what is now the Crestmont Inn guest house with 15 bed and breakfast rooms and suites - all with private baths. Today, guests may enjoy the lovely grounds, tennis courts, and flower gardens.
Though the old inn had to be torn down in 1982, the present inn owners Tony & Melissa Faulkiner express the same friendliness, attention to detail, and gourmet meals that brought guests to the original Crestmont Inn at Eagles Mere. Our inviting lodging option is conveniently located just 36 miles from Williamsport, PA and 70 miles from Scranton, offering beautiful getaways in the heart of the Poconos.
We hope you enjoy pleasant memories of your Crestmont Inn / Eagles Mere vacation and return again soon.
Enjoy Your Vacation in the Poconos
Crestmont Inn is the perfect home base for your getaway to the Endless Mountains. Eagles Mere is centrally located in Sullivan County, making way for quick drives to area activities and attractions.
As our guest, you are automatically considered a member of the private Eagles Mere Lake Association and can take advantage of the beach, swimming, boating, and other lakeside facilities. We are also convenient to great hiking trails in the state game lands and parks as well as various bodies of water with beautiful surrounding views. Don't miss out on the great fun that Eagles Mere has to offer including shops, a fantastic museum, eateries, and bookstores. The town's Victorian Village will make you feel like you've stepped back in time! If you are staying with us in the early fall, you may want to visit the Sullivan County Fair in Forksville, PA.