Why Our Retreat Planning Checklist Is the Only One You Need

download our free vacation guide (6)Organizing a retreat can be stressful, and extremely time-consuming! To make your life easier, and make sure you have the best Poconos getaway ever with your team, we’ve decided to create a retreat planning checklist just for you. Find out where to have your meetings, what kind of activities you should plan, and of course, how you can make this retreat the success it should be. Read and learn all that we can offer at Silver Birches and start planning your big event with us today!


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5 Things to Consider for Your Poconos Retreat Planning Checklist


Enjoy the Scenic Outdoors Around Silver Birches

The Pocono Mountains are a marvelous destination for any occasion, and especially for retreats! Imagine the gorgeous mountain landscapes and stunning views of Lake Wallenpaupack right outside your window at Silver Birches! One of the best advantages of our location is the access to a multitude of outdoor activities. From winter sports to fishing excursions, or even hiking day trips, we have it all! Hawley, PA, also boasts many exciting things to do, like the Hawley Silk Mill with its shops, art gallery and even a bakery, Cocoon Coffee House and Bakery! Did we also mention our proximity to some of Pennsylvania’s best wineries? The options for fun are far from limited.


Take Advantage of Our Meeting Space

Your retreat is important to us, and we want to make sure you and your team are cared for. That’s why we offer the Waterfront Room and the Starboard Rooms to provide you with a comfortable venue for your meetings. Whatever you need, our professional staff can also help you with. Take the stress out of planning and let us figure out the complicated details: coffee breaks, dinners, table setup, AV equipment, wireless internet access, modem hookups; we’ve got it all figured out for you!


Add Some Fun Activities to Your Schedule

There’s nothing like team-bonding exercises and activities during a retreat, and at Silver Birches, we have plenty to choose from! Our personal favorite is our cooking class Sunday getaway package. Every second Sunday of the month, you and your team can join us at the Hawley Silk Mill in Hawley for a relaxing and fun cooking class!  For example, you can learn how to make croissants, venison, holiday cocktails, muffins, and more!


Organize a Banquet!

End your retreat on a high note and organize a special banquet at Silver Birches! We offer several packages to fit your needs and can bring your vision to life with the help of our organizers.



Menus start at $9.50 a person and range from a light continental breakfast to a more in depths brunch.



Menus start at $17.95 per person. You can choose between buffet luncheons (including dessert and non-alcoholic beverages) to a sit-down lunch.


Buffet Dinner

For buffet dinners, menus start at $29.95 per person. Pick from a wide variety of entrees, appetizers, sides, and desserts!


Plated Dinner

For a more formal banquet style, go for our plated dinner option! Menus start at $29.95 per person.


Bar Options

If you wish to add alcoholic beverages, we can accommodate! Paid packages start at $15 per person, but you can also do cash, tab, open bar, or simply offer beer and wine.


Relax in the Best Amenities in the Poconos

Silver Birches Book Today lakefront view from deckNow that you know everything about planning the perfect retreat, all you have to do is find the perfect place. We’re here to spare you time and energy because Silver Birches is ideal! Between the stunning Pocono Mountains landscapes and our premium location on Lake Wallenpaupack, you couldn’t find a prettier place to spend your retreat.

Browse our accommodations today and pick your favorite! Our Deluxe King, for example, has a spacious bed where you can have sweet dreams, a cozy electric fireplace, and a splendid private deck with great views of the lake! For extra comfort, it also offers a whirlpool tub, a flat-screen TV, and a Keurig coffee maker! When you wake up in the morning, join us at The Dock on Wallenpaupack and enjoy a delicious, fresh breakfast! You get to choose from a wide selection of freshly baked pastries, breakfast burritos, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, as well as an assortment of tea and coffees!


Book Your Retreat Today at Silver Birches!