In 1949 neither Louise nor Adam Heigis would ever have guessed they would end up in the restaurant business. But when health problems dictated that Adam needed to retire, these two Bergen County residents looked to family ties in Sussex County. News of a little restaurant for sale in Walpack seemed like a perfect solution. Voila! Louise brought her great cooking skills and Adam his expertise at the bar (more often on the other side of it!). The Inn had been established four years earlier by the Lombardi and Zichella families and was originally housed in that beautiful stone house just a half-mile down Route 615. How often Louise lamented that Joe Lombardi chose instead to build a small wooden structure on 40 acres nearby.
Directions: From N.Y. Metropolitan area:
Rt. 80 West to exit 34B,15 North, to 206 North. Drive North on 206 for 8 miles to the Walpack Inn sign and turn left onto CR-560. Proceed to the Layton General Store and continue straight onto CR-640 at the blinking light. Follow 640 for 1 mile to the stop sign and turn right on to CR-615. About 1 mile in at Peters Valley CR-615 will turn into NPS-615; continue straight on NPS-615 for 4 miles to The Walpack Inn.
From Stroudsburg, PA:
Take 209 North to Dingmans Ferry and turn right onto 739 South. Cross the Dingmans Ferry Bridge and follow CR-560 to the blinking light in Layton, NJ. Turn right onto CR-640 following the directions above from the Layton General Store.
From Milford, PA:
Cross the Delaware River Bridge to NJ and take 206 South for 8 miles just beyond Cedar Ridge RV Center. Turn right onto CR-560. Proceed to Layton following the directions above from the Layton General Store.
From Connecticut area:
Take Interstate 84 West to Exit 1 at Port Jervis. Turn left on Rt. 6 and proceed to Rt. 23 South. Take 23 South about 1 mile to CR-653 and turn right. Take CR-653 to Rt. 206 and turn left. Drive 7 miles on 206 South just beyond Cedar Ridge RV Center. Turn right onto CR-560. Proceed to Layton following the directions above from the Layton General Store.