Top Reasons to Visit Chateau Resort
- Situated at the base of Camelback Mountain, this AAA Three-Diamond resort is close to one of the area’s most popular ski areas.
- After a day on the slopes, you can unwind with spa services such as a hot-stone or lomilomi massage.
- The Mountainview Restaurant and Lounge serves seafood, steaks, and pasta dishes amid views of Camelback Mountain.
- You’ll get equally impressive views from mountain-view guest rooms. Some units have private balconies.
- You can splash around in Chateau Resort’s indoor pool.
- Your stay includes a $20 resort credit valid toward onsite spa services or dining.
- Go shopping at the nearby Crossings Premium Outlets or hit up the slots at Mount Airy Casino Resort.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Downhill Skiing 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.
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 diversions outside of the slopes, 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.