Chestnut Grove Resort - The Poconos, PA

Two-Night Stay at Chestnut Grove Resort in the Poconos, PA

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Throwback Family-Friendly Lodge with Communal Meals and Games

Noel Daniels, the current owner of Chestnut Grove Resort, has been leading this family-oriented lodge for more than 15 summers. But her connection to the resort dates back much further than that: her father-in-law was the social director back in the '50s, and through him, she fell in love with the property's groves of flowering dogwoods, magnolias, and weeping cherries set amid the Poconos.

Life at the lodge still has a distinctly old-fashioned feel; there's a full roster of daily activities, and guests gather for hearty communal meals. "It's like summer camp for the whole family," says Noel, whose own three kids often help out with the daily arts-and-crafts projects. Although schedules vary, there's always karaoke before dinner and rounds of bingo afterward, as well as a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights who leads the crowd in classic dances such as the YMCA, the Macarena, and the Heimlich maneuver. During downtime, check out the private lake, which features a scenic footbridge, a fishing dock, and flocks of resident ducks.

Breakfasts (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.) include eggs, bacon, and home fries, and dinners (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) might feature barbecue ribs or chicken scampi. Among the guest rooms, main-lodge and poolside units stand closest to the dining hall and activity centers, and lake-view rooms and standalone Vista cottages overlook the water.

Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Hiking, Trout Fishing, and Quaint, Historical Towns

The Poconos region of northeastern Pennsylvania accounts for some 2,400 square miles of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and forests. The area has been a popular vacation destination ever since Pennsylvania Quakers opened a hotel here on the Delaware River in 1829. Today, the Poconos draw nearly 24 million annual visitors, thanks to year-round recreational opportunities and spectacular natural scenery.

The warmer months are a great time to explore the region’s lakes and wooded hills. For spectacular hikes, check out Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where you can trek to dramatic waterfalls or follow a 27-mile section of the historic Appalachian Trail. Throughout the region are dozens of lakes and streams filled with bass and trout. Lake Wallenpaupack, located 30 miles east of Scranton, is one of the best fishing spots in the state.

There are diversions outside of hiking and fishing, too. A handful of quaint little towns full of antique shops and galleries nestle in the mountains. You'll find boutique wine galleries and historical mansions tucked away on country roads, including the late 19th-century Asa Packer Mansion, which is open for tours, in the borough of Jim Thorpe.

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What You Get

2-night stay in any room

Options 1–2 valid for two adults

  • Option 1: $199, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $405 value)
  • Option 2: $219, valid for check-in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $430 value)

Options 3–4 valid for four adults, or two adults and two kids 20 or younger

  • Option 3: $289, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $605 value)
  • Option 4: $309, valid for check-in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $630 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/6/13
Travel by: 10/15/13

  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $10 fee. 60-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 8% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Private stocked lake
  • Outdoor pool
  • Dining hall and snack bar
  • Volleyball, horseshoes, and archery
  • Complimentary paddleboats
  • Kids' playground and mini golf
  • Daily activity schedule
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/6/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 10/15/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Not valid on existing reservations or group travel
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $10 fee
  • 60-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • 8% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In all Included Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2 or 4, depending on option purchased
  • Maximum occupancy: up to 8, depending on room and availability
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 per night for each additional occupant 21 or older; $25 per night for each additional occupant 20 or younger. Rates include daily breakfast and dinner.

Poolside Rooms

  • One king bed and one single bed, bunk beds, or three double beds
  • Closest to resort activities

Lake-View Rooms

  • One queen or double bed, and a set of bunk beds
  • By the lake's lower bank

Main-Lodge Rooms

  • One or two queen beds
  • Closest to dining areas

Vista Rooms

  • One king bed and one double sofa bed
  • Standalone cabin by the lake's upper bank

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 44 miles from Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE); about 83 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • By car: about 76 miles northwest of Newark, New Jersey

Traveler's Tips

  • Onsite chefs can accommodate vegetarian diets or other dining needs; mention dietary restrictions when booking.
  • Cots and cribs are available for no extra charge; request them when booking.

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