Hotel at a Glance: The Inn at Pocono Manor
Since 1902, The Inn at Pocono Manor has occupied a 3,000-acre plot of land in the Pocono Mountains. Many of the rooms look out to the surrounding peaks, which guests can explore no matter the season. Popular autumn activities include horseback riding, birdwatching, clay pigeon shooting, and hiking.
- Tee off on the 100-year-old East Course; some of the holes were designed by golf greats William Flynn and Donald Ross.
- Road trip: The inn is located within two hours of New York City and Philadelphia.
- Grab a bite: Try lobster risotto, beef medallion, or prime pork chops at The Exchange.
- Play a game of volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, or table tennis onsite.
- In-room amenities: Mahogany furniture, cable TV, and complimentary WiFi
- Historic roots: The inn—often referred to as the “Grand Lady of the Mountains” by locals—is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pennsylvania’s 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 beyond hiking and fishing, too. A handful of quaint little towns full of antique shops and galleries are nestled 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.