Settlers Hospitality Group To Acquire Ehrhardt’s Resort
HAWLEY — The Genzlinger and Ehrhardt families announced that The Settlers Hospitality Group would acquire Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort in late October or early November 2015. The Genzlinger family has owned and operated The Settlers Inn in Hawley for more than 35 years, and more recently, along with family member John Shuman, have established a collection of local hospitality and lifestyle businesses including Ledges Hotel, the Hawley Silk Mill, Cocoon Coffee House, Mill Market and Lake Region Fitness.
They will purchase Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, a third-generation family business on Lake Wallenpaupack, from co-owners Eric and Craig Ehrhardt. “In today’s world so many businesses sell because they have to. We’re selling because we think this the right thing to do for our family and our staff,” said Eric Ehrhardt. “This is a win-win for the local economy as it represents growth in the hospitality industry as well as more employment opportunities for local people.”
Managing Partner Justin Genzlinger, whose parents, Grant and Jeanne, opened The Settlers Inn at its current location on Main Avenue in 1980, says, “We are excited to combine our families’ expertise, with more than 100 years of Northern Pocono hospitality experience, to create the premier boutique lodging, wedding and restaurant group in the region.”
The newly formed hospitality group will keep all of the Ehrhardt family – Craig, Sue, Ashley, Steve and Eric – in key management positions. In addition, the current staff will remain intact. The Genzlingers have long supported revitalization efforts in downtown Hawley. The acquisition of Ehrhardt’s creates a bridge between Hawley and Lake Wallenpaupack, and provides a family-friendly lakefront experience to their guests.
“We are doubling our lodging units and amenities, tripling our wedding and event business while expanding our restaurant group to the family friendly market,” adds Justin... for complete story, get this week's issue.