Pocono Mountains Getaway with Private Whirlpools, In-Room Pools, and Meals
Pocono Palace Resort is secluded in Pennsylvania's pine-fringed Pocono Mountains region. While it’s nestled in the Pocono Mountains, there’s no shortage of things to do at this all-inclusive resort: you can see music and comedy shows nightly and enjoy unlimited breakfast and dinner at an onsite restaurant. You also have access to two nearby sister resorts, where you can freely try anything from ballroom dancing to archery, or for a fee, golf on a nine-hole course ($35 per twosome). For a full list of activities, click here.
After a long day out, you can relax in a lavish guest suite that features a heart-shaped whirlpool tub and its own indoor heated pool. A 7-foot-tall whirlpool tub shaped like a champagne glass is the centerpiece of the Champagne Tower suite. After unwinding in this exotic hot tub, feel free to kick back on the heated in-room massage table or in the heart-shaped swimming pool.
During the day, you are within easy reach of other seasonal activities outside the resort, including casinos, golf, and whitewater rafting. Resort guests get exclusive discounts at many places in the area, such as outlet malls and areas for kayaking and ziplining—check with the concierge to see what’s available.
Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania: Scenic Hiking Trails and Quaint Historic Towns
The Poconos is a picturesque mountain region located in Pennsylvania’s northeast corner. It has been a popular vacation destination since its first hotel opened along the Delaware River in 1829. Today, the area draws nearly 24 million annual visitors thanks to its stunning natural beauty and year-round recreational opportunities, from skiing and ice-fishing in the winter to golfing and whitewater rafting when it’s warm.
There are many ways to explore the region’s lakes, wooded hills, and valleys. At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, located about 50 minutes from the resort, you can hike a 27-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. Dozens of lakes and mountain streams make the area especially popular with fishers, who comb the waters for bass and trout year-round. Lake Wallenpaupack, located about 60 minutes away, is one of the best fishing spots in the state.
This area is also home to a handful of quaint little towns where guests and locals browse antique shops and art galleries. You'll also find boutique wine galleries and historical mansions tucked away on country roads, including the 19th-century Asa Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe.