Top Reasons to Visit Chateau Resort
- This AAA Three Diamond resort is close to Camelback Mountain, one of the area’s most popular ski areas, which in the summer features the popular Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark.
- After a day of hiking, biking, or fishing amid the Poconos, 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 mountain scenery.
- You’ll get equally impressive vistas from mountain-view guest rooms. Some units have private balconies.
- You can splash around in Chateau Resort at Camelback’s indoor or outdoor pools, or relax in the sauna.
- Your stay includes a $30 resort credit, valid toward onsite dining.
- Go shopping at the nearby Crossings Premium Outlets or hit up the slots at Mount Airy Casino Resort.
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.
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.