August 2014 NewsFlash

Green Lodging Partnership Grows in New York and Pennsylvania

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s Green Lodging Partnership has grown to include 12 local lodgings in New York and Pennsylvania that have asked their guests to join them in the long-term protection of our quality of life. The Conservancy welcomes the two newest partners, Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, NY, and the Roebling Inn on the Delaware in Lackawaxen, PA.

The Partnership works as follows: A $2 donation automatically added to each reservation is contributed directly to the Conservancy to support its conservation mission and assure everything that brings tourists to the Upper Delaware River region is protected now and every time they visit in the future. Guests may opt out, but very few choose to do so.

The properties in the partnership are committed to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship, and are actively working to enhance their efforts. Erik Karner, Operations Manager for Villa Roma Resort, reports that they have moved their entire property into a single stream recycling practice, with over 30 recycling containers on property. “We are also actively addressing new green practices, which include cardboard and frying oil recycling as well as water saver fixtures at every fixture on property, and we continue to move forward with changing over light fixtures to LED. Wherever we can incorporate a green practice, Villa Roma strives to stay in the forefront.”

When asked about the Green Lodging Partnership, Erik commented, “It’s a win - win for every partner! Preservation of the beauty around us is the primary reason visitors come to the region, and guests are happy to be a part of contributing to such a worthy cause. Many guests compliment the partnership, and rest comfortably knowing that their contribution will ensure that their children and grandchildren will have the ability to enjoy the beauty you find here, as it is now, for many generations to come.”

“We joined the Green Lodging program because we do not take for granted the beauty and nature that surrounds us. Our delicious water is priceless. Our participation is a token of our appreciation for all the Delaware Highlands Conservancy accomplishes,” JoAnn and Don Jahn, owners of the Roebling Inn, explain.

In addition to Villa Roma and the Roebling Inn, the ten other forward-thinking properties in the Green Lodging Partnership include, in New York, ECCE Bed and Breakfast, Apple Pond Farm, Pepacton Cabins, and The Sullivan; and in Pennsylvania, Hotel Fauchere, James Manning House B&B, Ledges Hotel, The Settlers Inn, The Lodge at Woodloch, and Woodloch Pines Resort. Find complete listings on

The Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the healthy lands, clean waters, eagles and eagle habitat, and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River region. In association with Shop Local Save Land, the Green Lodging Partnership connects locally sustainable lodgings with this conservation mission.

For more information on the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the Partnership, and how we connect people to the lands where they live, work, and play, visit, call 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010, or email

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