Hotel at a Glance: Pocono Palace Resort
Located in a secluded part of Pennsylvania’s pine-fringed Pocono Mountains, the Pocono Palace Resort specializes in adults-only getaways filled with year-round onsite activities. These may include everything from banana boat rides to varied recreation at Pocono Palace’s two nearby sister resorts, Paradise Stream Resort and Cove Haven Resort, where you can play billiards and miniature golf.
- Where you’ll stay: Guests will stay in the romantic Fairway, Fantasy Apple, or Champagne Tower suites.
- Spring and summer activities include hiking, archery, and paddleboarding.
- Nearby attractions: The resort is within an hour’s drive of casinos such as Mount Airy and Mohegan Sun Pocono, as well as antique shops and unique stores in the nearby, quaint towns and villages.
- Optional all-inclusive perks include unlimited breakfast and dinner, nightly entertainment, and full access to Pocono Palace’s sister resorts.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Hiking, Trout Fishing, and 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 more than 25 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. A handful of little towns full of antique shops and galleries nestle in the mountains, too. 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.