1 . Woodloch Resort

Hawley, Pennsylvania

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 269 - 0010

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The quintessential all-inclusive resort, the Woodloch Resort offers an eclectic mix of activity and entertainment options for the whole family. Established in 1958 in Hawley, Woodloch has made it a mission to preserve the natural beauty of the Pocono Mountain region – ideal for any type of getaway.

For over 50 years, the Woodloch Resort has expertly combined a beautiful natural setting with a seemingly endless list of family-friendly activities. From water sports to winter sports and everything in-between, Woodloch emphasizes fun during all four seasons. Activities include, arts and crafts, bumper cars, hayrides, ice-skating, snow tubing, and trap shooting. For the adults, there is a range of nighttime activities such as catching a show at the Heritage Nightclub or unwinding at the Sports Bar. Woodloch also boasts one of GOLF Magazine’s “finest golf courses in America” – Country Club at Woodloch Springs – thus providing yet another way to take in the natural beauty of the Poconos. With top-notch facilities, dining and entertainment options, the Woodloch Resort bestows the ultimate getaway regardless of the type – family vacations, corporate retreats, weddings, reunions, senior group tours, or any other milestone celebration. Even though Woodloch serves as an escape, you will remain connected to the rest of the world with High Speed Wireless Internet Access (available throughout the resort).

Total area

The Woodloch Resort consists of over 1,000 acres of land and can accommodate more than 900 guests at any given time.

Fun facts

The Country Club at Woodloch Springs is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course with a total length of 6,579 yards and was rated at “4.5 stars” by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play.

Related Onsite Offerings

Just two miles away from the Woodloch Pine Resort, the Lodge at Woodloch is a world-class spa that offers Woodloch guests with customizable spa treatments for adults seeking rejuvenation.

2 . Ledges Hotel

Hawley, Pennsylvania

CALL DIRECT: +1 (570) 226 - 1337

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A brand new addition to the Pocono Mountains lodging options, the Ledges Hotel is located in the historic Hawley Silk Mill campus. Integrating architectural history, natural beauty, and eco-friendly design, the Ledges Hotel provides the luxuries of modern amenities without forgoing historical charm.

Ideal for a therapeutic and revitalizing getaway, the Ledges Hotel itself is “seamlessly integrated into the natural stone ledges of the river gorge falls and its surroundings.” Suspended over Wallenpaupack Creek, each room – single rooms, one and two bedroom suites are offered – brings the “outside in” with panoramic views and its tasteful mix of new and old architecture. To accommodate any type of vacation, the Ledges Hotel offers meeting and event amenities that includes an executive suite with a board room and AV equipment, private meetings at the Glass Wine Bar & Bistro, or room rentals for receptions or gatherings. Another highlight of the hotel is the one-of-a-kind artisan furnishing within each guest room – providing a change of pace from the cookie-cutter hotel rooms. The Glass Wine Bar & Bistro allows guests to take in staggering views of the gorge falls while indulging in quality international wines, cheeses, and small plates to share with one another.

Mountain range

The Poconos.

Fun facts

The Ledges Hotel was converted from the O’Conner Glass Factory, which was built of hand-cut bluestone in 1890.

Address

120 Falls Avenue Pawley, PA 18428

3 . Skytop Lodge

Skytop, Pennsylvania

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9613

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Encompassing 5,500 acres, the Skytop Lodge is the ideal spot for the audacious vacationer. From the virgin forests to the distinguished Pocono Mountains, as well as the storied history of the Skytop Lodge, the resort is perfect for those who exhibit a thirst for adventure.

Established in 1928, the Skytop Lodge creates an experience that is one with the environment. To cater to the wants and needs of visitors, the resort offers three distinct lodging options – the historic Main Lodge, the deluxe Cottages for those seeking more privacy, or the Inn for quick access to the golf course. Named one of the “Best Resorts for Family Reunions” by Travel+Leisure.com and a “Best Resort for Kids,” the Skytop Lodge’s 5,500 acres provides families with more than 30 miles of scenic forest trails for hiking or biking. Other recreational options include kayaking on Skytop Lake or trying out the 30-foot rock-climbing wall, the mountain bike challenge course, paintball, or geocashing at the Adventure Center. These are just a few possibilities – it’s up to you to choose your adventure. For the adults that did not inherit the adventure gene, the Skyview Spa at Skytop offers an array of services conducted by highly trained, certified professionals to ensure a relaxing alternative to the outdoor recreational endeavors.

Elevation

1,562 feet.

Getting there

Do NOT enter the Skytop Lodge’s address in the GPS device; it will not recognize the address as a viable coordinate. Instead enter the following coordinates: N41° 13' 39.9" W75° 13' 58.9"

Fun facts

Offering an array of fine dining options for those seeking luxury, the Skytop Lodge has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence for 10 consecutive years.

4 . Hotel Fauchère

Milford, Pennsylvania

CALL DIRECT: +1 (570) 409 - 1212

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Located in Milford, Pennsylvania, Hotel Fauchère offers guests with a “home away from home” experience. Operating since 1852, this Poconos retreat is ideal for the history enthusiast with a number of museums and heritage attractions to explore in the Milford Historic District.

Hotel Fauchère’s emphasis on a “home away from home” experience includes sophisticated fine dining options in The Delmonico Room, as well as the modern-looking Bar Louis. One can find peacefulness in the “guest only” conservatory and garden. The Emerson House at the Hotel Fauchère is an event venue dedicated for groups, parties, and business functions. In addition to the historical offerings in Milford, guests have access to outdoor activities year round in the nearby forests and access to the Delaware River – such as eagle watching, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and cross-country skiing. If you are up for taking in a little bit of history along with the natural surroundings of the Poconos, come stay at the Hotel Fauchère and see why Travel+Leisure hailed it as a “legendary hotel” that elevated Milford as “the latest East Coast idyll.”

Getting there

Milford is a 1 ½ hour drive from New York City and 2 ½ hours from Philadelphia. Take Exit 46 off I-84 to Route 6.

Fun facts

400 out of the 655 buildings in the Milford Historic District have been officially deemed “historically significant.”

Highlights

At the Columns Museum (just a couple of blocks from the hotel), one of the most famous artifacts is the “Bloody Lincoln Flag,” which is believed to have cushioned the President’s head during his assassination at the Ford Theatre in 1865. This artifact, along with other Lincoln exhibits has attracted Lincoln scholars from all over the world.

5 . The Inn at Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

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Established in 1849 in the heart of the town’s National Register Historical District, The Inn at Jim Thorpe intertwines old charm with modern amenities. With access to both a historic, scenic town and outdoor recreation, a stay at The Inn at Jim Thorpe provides the best of both worlds.

Known as the “Switzerland of America” due to its location in the Poconos and picturesque scenery, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, has been recently named “One of America’s Best Adventure Towns” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. The Inn at Jim Thorpe has 45 rooms with four variety levels – standard, deluxe, mini-suite, and master suite – that provide amenities such as whirlpools and fireplaces, free wi-fi, exercise room, meeting rooms, and adventure and spa packages. The hotel’s newly renovated Broadway Grille & Pub offers distinctive twists on Americana cuisine. Visitors will quickly realize that they do not need to wander far from the front door of The Inn at Jim Thorpe to find enchanting shops and art galleries lining Broadway and West Broadway – most of which are housed in 19th century landmark buildings. Remember to take advantage of the many outdoor activities associated with the Poconos by accessing the hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing trails.

Address

24 Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Getting there

From New York City and surrounding area -- Take Route 80 West into Pennsylvania. Get off at Exit 284 (Route 115). Go approximately 3-4 miles. Take 903 S south and continue for about 18 miles into Jim Thorpe. Go across the bridge at the first traffic light, and make a left-hand turn. At the second light in town, go straight. The Inn at Jim Thorpe is the third building on the right. Parking is available on the side and in back.

Fun facts

Originally built as the White Swan Hotel in 1833 to accommodate the thousands of Mauch Chunk visitors during the town’s era as a booming coal transportation hub. Subsequently, the hotel, along with many of the town’s buildings burned down in 1849 and the hotel was rebuilt into today’s The Inn at Jim Thorpe.

6 . Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

CALL DIRECT: +1 (570) 342 - 8300

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Formerly a six-story passenger train station, the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton is a unique architectural marvel located in the heart of downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania. This central location provides a gateway to the highlights of Scranton’s industrial past, or as an escape to the Pocono Mountains.

Originally built as a train station in 1908, the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel retains a timeless appeal due to its intact neoclassical exterior. The hotel provides guests with modern amenities such as a 24-hour Business Center, an on-site Fitness Center with massage services, complimentary airport shuttle services, and the award-winning Carmen’s Restaurant& Wine Bar. Carmen’s has received critical accolades for its atmosphere, service, innovative cuisine, and extensive wine list. Keep in mind that reservations are required to dine here, so plan accordingly. With its well-maintained historic feel, the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel is the perfect backdrop to host weddings, receptions, social events, or any milestone celebration. Aside from a day trip to the Poconos, Scranton hosts a variety of different museums and other attractions just a few miles from the hotel – most notably the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour. This tour transports visitors back in time as a guide leads you on a journey 300 feet underground so visitors feel the lifestyle of a 19th century miner.

Population

76,089 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.

Getting there

From New York City and surrounding area – Take I-80 W to I-380 W to I-81 S to Exit 185, Central Scranton Expressway (former Exit 53). Stay left when road forks. Make a left at first traffic signal. The hotel is an immediate left.

Fun facts

The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton is listed with the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

7 . Hilton Scranton Hotel & Conference Center

Scranton, Pennsylvania

CALL DIRECT: +1 (570) 343 - 3000

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Ideal for regional meetings or corporate getaways, the Hilton Scranton Hotel & Conference Center occupies a centralized location for either touring the “Electric City” or a quick excursion to the Poconos. The hotel is a Green Seal certified and IACC-approved conference center offering wireless Internet in all meeting rooms and lobby, and a 24-hour Business Center.

Hilton’s Scranton Hotel includes a staggering 19 meeting rooms that includes a 74-seat amphitheater and a grand ballroom with a capacity of 500 guests. Not exclusively for corporate get-togethers, these first-rate facilities may also serve as an ideal place to host a large wedding, reunion, or other special event. A few attractions within short walking distance include the Mall at Steamtown, the Steamtown National Historic Site, and the University of Scranton. A few other of the Hilton Scranton Hotel’s amenities include a pool and whirlpool for unwinding, the health club to maintain a fitness routine, and a Coffee Bar to start your mornings on the right note. Dining options consist of Trolley’s Bistro Restaurant for breakfast and lunch, dinner at Casey’s Corner, and PJ’s Pub to wind down after a long day. Like the previous hotel options in or near the Poconos, you will not find a shortage of things to do. One unique option is to swing by PNC Field to check out a baseball game with the Yankee’s AAA affiliate: the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Sports fans also have the option of seeing the Wilkes-Barre Penguins at Wachovia Arena, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Fun facts

Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the 3rd largest in the U.S.

Average temperature

July Averages, High: 82.2 degrees, Low: 61.5 degrees

Address

100 Adams Avenue Scranton, PA 18503

8 . Stroudsmoor Country Inn

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 573 - 3087

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Covering 300 acres in the Pocono Mountain region, the Stroudsmoor Country Inn is easily accessible by a number of major highways and airports, as well as being just steps away from the Poconos activities. Due in part to the beautiful setting, the Stroudsmoor has been known as an enchanting Pocono wedding site as well as the perfect spa getaway, a romantic weekend, a golfer’s paradise, or just a place to leave your cares and worries behind.

The recipient of multiple “Brides’ Choice Awards” from WeddingWire, the Stroudsmoor features five dedicated event facilities completed with panoramic views and old world charm. The banquet centers are equipped with wi-fi and seat anywhere from 30 to 350 guests. Depending on the size of the vacation group, there are a variety of lodging options – ranging from standard rooms to cottages to cabins to large suites. Golfing enthusiasts have the privilege of playing the Glen Brooks Golf Club, an 18-hole PGA-rated par 72-championship course. With many different wedding package choices for your big day, the Stroudsmoor provides the assistance of an Event Planner to organize and choreograph the ceremony, to arrange the rental equipment, to oversee the rehearsal, and to assist during the ceremony.

Getting there

From New York City and surrounding area – Take the Hudson River Crossings to Interstate Route 80. Cross the Delaware River Toll Bridge and continue on Interstate 80 to Pennsylvania Exit #307 (Broad Street and PA Route 191). Turn left onto PA 191 South. Travel 1 mile and turn right onto Stroudsmoor Road. The Inn is located at the end of Stroudsmoor Road.

Population

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania: 6,674 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.

Related activities

If vacationing during the winter months, enjoy access to seven of Pennsylvania’s finest ski facilities – including three a 15-minute drive: Camelback, Alpine, and Shawnee Mountains.

9 . Best Western Inn at Hunt's Landing

Matamoras, Pennsylvania

CALL DIRECT: +1 (570) 491 - 2400

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Embedded in the Pocono foothills near the historic Pennsylvania town of Milford, the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing sits on the banks of the Delaware River within reach of the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions. With such scenic surroundings and pet-friendly rooms, this Pocono lodging option is especially ideal for family vacations.

Occupying 23 acres of land, the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing offers many on-site amenities and easy access to the Woodbury Common Premium Shopping Outlet, the Delaware River, the New Jersey State Fair, Ski Big Bear, Warwick Valley Winery, and the Lynx Golf Course. Looking for something more eccentric? Then check out a murder mystery bus trip during your stay. Fasten your bibs because the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing offers an all-you-can-eat Lobster Seafest on Fridays and Saturdays. Banquet, meeting, and conference facilities are generously spacious for any large social event – with seating capacities of up to 600. To ensure a fully relaxing and worry-free mountain getaway, the hotel even offers guest laundry services. All the visitors are left to think about is how to spend their days while on vacation – explore the terrain of the Poconos or keep it low key on the hotel’s vast fields.

Mountain range

The Poconos, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills.

Extra Stops

Dubbed the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is a unique series of eight waterfalls located deep within the wooded Pocono Mountains. The falls are accessible through a vast network of hiking trails for stunning views and further exploration.

Getting there

From New York Thruway – Take Interstate 84 West to Pennsylvania. Take Exit 53. At the end of Exit, turn left at the traffic light. Continue to the Fiesta Light and turn left.

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