• Historic Lake Property is Latest Addition to Growing Portfolio

     
    POSTED August 23, 2016
     

Lake Wallenpaupack’s Ehrhardt's Waterfront Banquet Center was purchased in October by Settlers Hospitality Group. Renamed Silver Birches, the property joins Settlers Hospitality Group, which has a growing portfolio, including Ledges Hotel (hosts up to 50 people for meetings), The Settlers Inn (up to 155 people) and The Hawley Silk Mill (up to 50 people).

Silver Birches was known as Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center for more than 30 years. The property has some history…it originally opened as the Silver Birches Resort by the Singer family in 1929. Interestingly enough, the Ehrhardt family is related to the Singer family. After its purchase and  complete renovation by Settlers, it was decided that it would return to its original nameSilver Birches.

The meeting facilities include The Waterfront at Silver Birches for up to 300 people and a smaller space, The Starboard Room, which hosts up to 45 people.

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

Only 90 minutes from Portland International Airport, groups can ski with locals, enjoy a beer at a craft brewery, spend the night in a mountain resort and follow snowshoe trails through old growth forests on Mt. Hood. These three ski resorts offer a wealth of entertaining options. mthoodterritory.com