Cabin-Style Suites Above Massive Indoor Waterpark
High above Fort Mackenzie—a four-story waterlogged treehouse that feels like it could be a part of Swiss Family Robinson or _Pirates of the Caribbean_—a 1,000-gallon bucket slowly fills with water. Suddenly, the big bucket topples, drenching those gathered below in a torrent of water. Heated to a balmy 84 degrees, Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains’ indoor water park and its splash-filled attractions draw visitors looking for an aquatic getaway no matter the season. In addition to braving Fort Mackenzie, you can crash into 3-foot waves at Slap Tail Pond and careen down a hairpin turn at Double Barrel Drop.
The gigantic waterpark is merely one of many activities at the hotel's entertainment campus. During the MagiQuest live-action adventure, kids wield magic wands and journey through a kingdom to meet mythical creatures, including a pixie and a dragon. Scooops Kid Spa gives manicures and pedicures to pint-size patrons sitting atop ice-cream-cone stools and banana-split thrones—free ice cream completes each visit.
Guests can use the included resort credit for the onsite activities or to feast at one of many onsite dining options. Up to six vacationers can comfortably sleep in a family suite, which has two queen-size beds and a full-size sleeper sofa. Each unit comes with a private balcony.
Highlights of Scotrun, Pennsylvania
- Picturesque setting: Scotrun sits in the mountainous region of eastern Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, which boasts lakes, rivers, and green, forested hillsides.
- Scenic day trip: Big Pocono State Park is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Head here for outdoor adventure and a breathtaking view of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.
- Keep an eye out for wildlife: Deer, coyotes, and wild turkeys roam in the state park's 1,300 acres, which surround Camelback Mountain.
- Go shopping: You can browse brand-name clothing at The Crossings Premium Outlets in nearby Tannersville, featuring more than a hundred retailers. At nearby Peddler's Village, vendors set up shop in three old-fashioned red barns to sell vintage toys, handcrafted jewelry, rare coins, and antique furniture.