Bed and Breakfast at a Glance: Brookview Manor Inn
There’s nothing like a good porch. A Victorian retreat tucked into the Poconos, Brookview Manor Inn welcomes visitors with a 1,060-square-foot wraparound porch with an enormous swing and rocking chairs. Gaze out at the surrounding trees and Brodhead Creek, then venture out to explore the grounds.
- Unique rooms have their own personalities, and all feature private bathrooms. Some feature fireplaces or jetted tubs.
- Included gourmet breakfast: The menu, which changes daily, is created by an award-winning chef.
- Relax with a glass of wine in the turreted lounge or next to the fireplace in the library.
- Onsite restaurant: Enjoy dishes such as tenderloin amabile in the intimate dining room or on the porch. The restaurant is open Friday–Sunday only. After dinner, have a drink in the full bar and cocktail lounge.
- Perk: A 2-night stay includes two free drinks or one free appetizer when you purchase two entrees.
- Try your luck at Mount Airy Casino, located 7 miles from the inn. Other nearby attractions include golf courses, Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, and shopping outlets.
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 stunning 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.
In winter, locals often make weekend trips from Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and DC for one reason: skiing. One ski spot that’s particularly popular is Camelback Mountain Resort, which sits atop one of the region’s tallest mountains at 2,133 feet and boasts 160 acres of skiable terrain. For an extended run, head to the Nile Mile, which drops 800 feet vertically over the course of a mile-long descent. The resort is also amply lit for night skiing, and is the only place in the Poconos with a halfpipe.
There are other diversions, 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.