The Delaware River mist swirls as softly through the tree-covered Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains as Frank Sinatra’s voice through the 100 year old lobby of the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The long wide verandah overlooking the Grand Lawn is lined with rocking chairs. The spacious lobby is decorated with craftsmen furniture and Asian antiques gathered by the Kirkwoods during their years of residence abroad. A floor-to-ceiling bookcase is filled with history and literature for guests to read. There is only one public TV, and it’s in the Piano Bar. Music plays softly in the background, never intruding on conversation, and cell phone use is not permitted in any of the Inn’s public spaces.
Historic Shawnee-on-Delaware is a fitting setting for a weekend gathering of house guests in the century old Shawnee Inn to solve a mystery that’s been ‘puzzling’ management for some time – the case of the ‘Worthington 150th Birthday eve murder.’ C.C. Worthington (1854 - 1944), acclaimed engineer and inventor, known as the ‘Father of Golf,’ built the state-of-the-art Shawnee Inn and golf course in 1911. He transformed a sleepy 18th century Delaware River ferry crossing into a sought after resort town for outdoor activities, art and culture. The Shawnee Playhouse continues to this day.
So it’s fitting that on April 5 - 7, 2013 the inn should host a murder mystery weekend package amidst crystal, the superb food of chefs Navin and Stripp, ShawneeCraft® beers, PGA award winning golf and luxury spa treatments. As management implies, the weekend will require diligence as “...little was known about the series of tragic events... (and)... much of the weekend’s proceedings have been veiled in secrecy .... most of it ....taken to the grave by the event’s participants.” Guests will attempt to piece together the story of that fateful eve of C.C. Worthington’s 150th birthday while enjoying a relaxing weekend getaway.
Check information and reservations while there is still time to solve this mystery and enjoy the start of Spring by exploring Pennsylvania’s beautiful Delaware River and Lehigh Valley Wine Trail.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 1 River Road, Shawnee on Delaware, Pa, 18356 1-800-742-9633