Hotels in Pocono Mountain Area

By Marcia Frost

Just an hour and a half from New York City lies the Pocono Mountain area of Pennsylvania. This vacation destination has a variety of land and water sports for all four seasons. Golf courses are abundant throughout the Pocono Mountains. There are a number of different types of accommodations for singles, couples and families throughout this region, depending on your needs.

The Inn at Pocono Manor

The Inn at Pocono Manor is 3,000 acres of fun for singles couples or families. The hotel has year-round activities that include fishing, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, mountain biking and archery. The Inn at Pocono Mountain has two golf courses, a driving range and putting greens. Golf packages are available with meals.

The Inn at Pocono Manor
Route 314, One Manor Drive
Pocono Manor, PA 18349
(800) 233-8150
www.poconomanor.com

Mount Airy Casino Resort

Mount Airy Casino Resort offers a vacation for everyone, as it combines activity and entertainment. The casino offers a complete assortment of table and electronic games, as well as concerts and shows. Five restaurants can satisfy all tastes. The Mount Airy Casino Resort has a spa, fitness center and 18-hole course that spans 6,000 yards of rolling fairways.

Mount Airy Casino Resort
44 Woodland Road
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
(877) 682-4791
www.mtairycasino.com

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club has its own indoor waterpark for kids of all ages. Outdoors there is skiing, biking, archery, volleyball and boating on Lake Harmony. Suites and cottages are available with kitchenettes, or you can take advantage of the three restaurants or pizzeria. There is both a championship golf course and a miniature one.

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club
One Lake Drive
Lake Harmony PA 18624
(570) 722-9111
http://splitrockresort.com/index2.php

Cliff Park Inn

The Cliff Park Inn is smaller than the resorts in the area, yet it still offers many of the same activities--hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing. The rooms have amenities like fireplaces and porches, and the guests enjoy afternoon tea and evening hors d'oeuvres. The Cliff Park Inn also has a nine-hole course, which was the first in the U.S. to allow women to play.

Cliff Park Inn
155 Cliff Park Road
Milford, PA 18337
(570) 296-6491
www.cliffparkinn.com

Woodloch Pines

Woodloch Pines truly has something for everyone, with one of the largest kids programs in the Poconos--that includes everything from water slides to winter Olympics. Families, singles and couples will enjoy the all-inclusive packages that include meals and entertainment. Activities include golf on the Woodloch's own course, hiking, boat rides, tennis and ice skating.

Woodloch Pines
RR1 Box 280
Hawley, PA 18428
(800) 966-3562
http://www.woodloch.com/home/


About The Author

Marcia Frost is a freelance writer who regularly covers travel topics. She maintains WineandSpiritsTravel.com and two columns for Examiner.com. Frost has written for numerous tennis magazines and is the author of "American Doubles." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts and is now pursuing a master's degree.
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