Homey Lodge in the Heart of the Pocono Mountains
Winter in the Poconos means snowboarding, skiing, and snow tubing on hundreds of mountain trails, as well as dog sledding across alpine forests and ice-fishing on Tobyhanna Lake. Or, it could mean spending the weekend taking in nature through the window from your jacuzzi or warming up next to the fireplace. Either way, Crescent Lodge & Country Inn's private jacuzzi cottages, fireplace cottages, and queen rooms make a welcoming mountain retreat for city dwellers in need of an escape.
Each room at the inn is different—the queen inn rooms are spacious, with a subdued floral motif. In the jacuzzi cottages, honey-colored wood walls line the private rooms, and sunken jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces add touches of luxury to the homey spaces. Though the fireplace cottages don’t have jacuzzis, each comes with plenty of space and windows to look out onto the tree-lined surroundings.
At night, the inn’s restaurant offers live piano music on weekends to accompany dishes such as veal gruyere and chilean sea bass. In the morning, a serious country breakfast awaits—perfect fuel for hikers and mountain explorers, or maybe just a prelude to kicking back with the first books on your reading list.
Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania: Waterfalls, Hiking, and Quaint Mountain Towns
Pennsylvania’s biggest tourist attraction isn’t a city or a monument—it’s the Poconos, a scenic tract of peaks in the northeastern part of the state. About 85 miles from New York City, the Poconos have been a popular vacation destination since the early 20th century, when Philadelphia Quakers opened resorts in the area. Since then, seven state parks and one national recreation area, Delaware Water Gap, have drawn millions of visitors every year. Delaware Water Gap has plunging waterfalls and hundreds of miles of hiking trails, including 27 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail.
Quaint historical villages dot the Poconos area. In Cresco, a small town minutes from Crescent Lodge, the Cresco Station Museum is housed in the old rail station where city dwellers used to exit the trains for weekend getaways. Today, the museum documents the Poconos' early days as a resort area.
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