Replete with cabins, resorts and bed-and-breakfasts, this drivable destination is perfect for ski bums, rekindling romance or family fun.
Reconnect with nature at this historic Victorian estate. Boasting 60 acres, the property is complete with a lake and woodlands. Common rooms are equipped with fireplaces and terraces overlooking the garden, making for a cozy atmosphere. In the warmer months, visit nearby state parks like Hickory Run or Frances Slocum, go on a wine tour or take a ride on a hot air balloon.
During the chilly months, Bischwind is near to all the major ski and tubing mountains, including Jack Frost/Big Boulder, Camelback, Montage Mountain and Elk Mountain Ski Resort. For those looking for a truly unique experience, book the Theodore Roosevelt Suite, named after its most prominent guest. It includes access to a private English library with spectacular mountain views.
1 Coach Road, Bear Creek Village, www.bischwind.com.
In pursuit of a quintessential romantic vacation (or a perfect Valentine’s Day getaway)? Look no further than Cherry Valley Manor, which boasts private terraces, hot tubs and homemade breakfasts sure to spark a few flames. It’s close to the Deer Head Inn Jazz Club and Mount Airy Casino, both great for a fun night out.
115 Davis Court, Stroudsburg, www.cherryvalleymanor.com.
Return to simpler times at this charming bed and breakfast. With its floral bedding, white wicker furniture and 28 acres to explore, this quaint getaway provides an escape from the bustle of everyday life.
Take relaxing up a notch by booking a cottage, complete with a romantic bedside fireplace perfect for cozying up on chilly evenings. Cottages also offer a private porch ideal for sharing a glass of wine with your sweetheart.
5854 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, www.crescentlodgepa.com.
Make your Poconos adventures one-of-a-kind with a comfortable cottage or intimate suite nestled near a mountain stream. A communal fire pit is a welcoming spot on cool nights, while fishing ponds and a pool make for highlights in the warmer months. Magnolia’s accommodations are perfect for individuals looking to immerse themselves in nature.
2518 Route 390, Canadensis, www.magnoliastreamside.com.
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Lakeside cabins with gas-burning fireplaces, homes seconds away from nature trails, and rustic cottages complete with porch gliders are among the quaint options at this Poconos getaway. Traverse a two-mile nature trail around the lake, explore an orchard or take a spin in a rowboat. Just 30 minutes to some of the area’s biggest ski resorts, it’s also a great option for those looking to hit the slopes.
1246 Mountain Springs Drive, Reeders, www.mslresort.com.
From guided hikes, to skiing to a golf course, this resort gives visitors in any season plenty to do. Plus, Shawnee boasts its own craft brewery and produces its own honey, maple syrup and fresh produce, making it a foodie paradise.
100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, www.shawneeinn.com.
Whether looking for a streamside cottage or a bustling atmosphere, Skytop has everything it all. With 12 hiking trails, eight restaurants, a spa for massages and body treatments, and a golf course, this fun-filled resort has something for everyone. Plus, the lodge offers one of the last toboggan runs in the area.
1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop, www.skytop.com.
Whether tubing or snowshoeing are on your winter bucket list, Woodloch cultivates adventure all-year-round, but especially in winter. Enjoy adults-only activities like wine tasting and cooking classes or bring the whole family for activities like zip lining, scavenger hunts and carnival-style events during the warmer months. Be sure to indulge in a treatment or two at the spa, like hot soaks and massages.
731 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley, www.woodloch.com.