No matter what time of year it is, it is always a great time to visit the Poconos! If you’re headed over in the spring, you can enjoy the historic towns, take in the natural beauty discover some new blooms. Looking for a summer trip? The Poconos are still perfect because you can cool off from the summer sun in one of the 150 lakes in and around the town. Thinking about those autumn leaves? Well where better to get lost in those colorful leaves than one of the many hiking trails? But don’t forget winter, because the Poconos have endless skiing, snowboarding, and tubing areas for all your wintery wants! So grab you car, grab you family and get moving. The Poconos offer a fun time for all four seasons so be sure to check out this list of the top family resorts in and near Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania to get your vacation started.
First up on our list is Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. This resort is located right in the Pocono Mountains along the Delaware River. While staying here all guests can enjoy a plethora of resort activities including: a 27-hole golf course, guided hikes through the mountains, brewery tours, and campfires. If you’re visiting over the summer, the resort also has canoeing, rafting, and kayaking. Additional amenities include an on-site restaurant, River Room Restaurant and Bar, and on-site pub, The Gem and Keystone Brewpub. The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is just 3 miles (4.8 km) from the Shawnee Mountain, where you can enjoy all the skiing and snowboarding you can imagine, and just 18 miles (29 km) from Mount Airy Casino if that’s more your speed! Everyone is sure to enjoy their stay at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.
If you are hoping for picturesque views, then The Skytop Lodge is the place for you. The Skytop Lodge is a castle-like Dutch style lodge, that provides its guests with beautiful lakeside views. The Lodge offers a variety of activities like skiing, tennis, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and even paddle boating. If you stay here, you’ll be just 10 miles (16 km) from Promised Land State Park and 16 miles (25.7 km) from Tobyhanna State Park. The Skytop Lodge is a family-friendly resort with beautiful grounds you will definitely enjoy!
Looking for something a bit more low key and private for your family getaway? The Echo Valley Cottages offers its guests a selection of rooms and even private cottages so you can take your pick. On the cottage grounds itself, guests can enjoy the pool and mini golf course. What’s also great about the resort is its proximity to a plethora of restaurants and shops as well as Shawnee Mountain, Hidded Lake, Delaware River, and Bushkill Falls (all under 10 miles or 16 km from the resort). Previous guests have loved their stay and you’re bound to as well.
If you are looking for a little more glitz, then definitely check out Pocono Manor Resort and Spa. This resort has a great location for all vacation types - under 20 miles (32.1 km) from all major ski mountains including Big Pocono State Park and Jack Frost Big Boulder, under 30 miles (48.2 km) from Lake Harmony and Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area, about 10 miles (16 km) from Camelbeach Waterpark, and just 5 miles (8 km) from Mount Airy Casino. And if you don’t feel like leaving the resort, you can enjoy one of the on-site restaurants, play tennis or a round of golf, go horseback riding, check out the game room, relax in one of the pools, or treat yourself at the spa. I bet this luxurious resort is already calling your name.
Pocono Manor Resort and Spa
Address: 1 Manor Drive
Price: from 145 USD
While the resort is surrounded by beautiful pine trees, the aptly named Woodloch Pines Resort borders a large, expansive lake. And with such access to the lake you can enjoy one of the countless activities like canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing, and more. Plus you can relax in the hot tub or sauna, lounge on the private beach, or explore one of the hiking trails. If you get hungry, you can stop by the main dining room for a family-style meal or head to The Grille Room or The North Lodge Sport Bar for classic American fare. If you’re hoping to ski, Big Bear Mountain is just 8 miles (12.8 km) away! With so much to do, you may never want to leave Woodloch Pines Resort.
Woodloch Pines Resort
Address: 731 Welcome Lake Road
Carriage House Country Club is actually right on the Pocono Manor. This means you’re super close to Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains (just 6 miles or 9.6 km), Tobyhanna State Park (11 miles or 17.7 km), and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (15 miles or 24.1 km). While called a country club, this resort features a variety of family rooms (some even have balconies!), with access to the indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna. You’ll definitely be taken back to the historic Poconos at Carriage House Country Club.
Lukans Farm Resort is a beautiful resort nestled in Hawley, PA. The resort has amazing amenities like tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, heated pool, and a variety of activities like hiking and fishing. And, don’t forget about the restaurants - it can truly be the highlight of your stay. The resort is about a 10-minute drive to Lake Wallenpaupack, Wayne County Fair, Honesdale town center, and Lackawaxen River. With great food and a great location, you’re bound to enjoy your stay here.
Lukans Farm Resort
Address: 539 Long Ridge Road
Looking for a little luxury on your trip to the Poconos? Then definitely check out the Mountain Laurel Resort. The resort features exclusive amenities like a spacious spa, indoor and outdoor pools, private balconies attached to each room, fitness center, and even an on-site coffee shop. And if you somehow make it outside, you’ll be just 3 miles (4.8 km) from Francis Walter Dam and 7 minutes from Pocono Hershey Resort Golf Course, Jack Frost Mountain Resort, Hawks Falls, White Water River, and Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary. With so much to do both in and out the resort, you may never want to leave.
Pack your bags and head to the Poconos
Whatever the season, you know you can pack your bags and book one of these amazing resorts for a relaxing but still adventurous vacation. Enjoy your time in the Poconos with your family at one of these amazing resorts.
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