We’ve rounded up our favorite mix of vacation rentals, from resorts that cater to all ages and properties with access to Poconos lakefront cabins.
The Lodge at Woodloch
With 58 luxurious guest rooms (and a private veranda each), The Lodge at Woodloch is a relaxing getaway with luxury in mind. Access to over 500 acres of trails and woodland scenery may be one of the best casual amenities. The hotel provides walking sticks and umbrellas for those looking to explore and the spa awaits when you’re ready to head inside for some great relaxation with a massage or facial. In addition to hiking, visitors are also welcome to explore the grounds by bike, take part in disc golf, or practice geocaching. But back to the indoor activities: the on-site restaurant often hosts tastings, seasonal dinners in the garden, and demonstrations, as well as a full menu at Tree Restaurant and Bar. It’s also a great place to stay if you have kids – this hotel perfectly blurs the line between family friendly living and lofty living.
Skytop Lodge at Skytop
Full of traditional style, Skytop Lodge has three accommodations to choose from: The Lodge, The Cottages, and The Inn. All visitors have access to the swimming pool, hot tub, children’s pool, and hiking trails for guests only. Interiors are luxurious, with velvet sofas and chairs adorning the public areas, and spacious guest rooms with sprawling beds and ornate headboards. The ambiance is traditional and the service is next-level – the staff is always happy to help plan special moments, whether it’s a picnic or making afternoon tea and cookies.
Although the interior décor, location and service make a stay at the Fauchère unforgettable, it is the art collection that will make a lasting impression. From fine art to contemporary works, the hotel houses works by such notable names as photographer – and Andy Warhol’s dear friend – Christopher McCuss around the property. The hotel is pet-friendly and each room includes an Apple TV, Frette linens and a Nespresso machine. Enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, The Delmonico Room, before heading to Bar Louis for an alcoholic drink.
Harry Packer Palace
The Harry Packer Mansion Inn is located in the historic village of Jim Thorpe (hello, Victorian architecture!) and is a journey into the past. The interiors reflect the era in which it was built, incorporating fireplaces, marble fixtures, gilded mirrors, and luxurious textiles. For a few adventures, you’re up for a quick ride of white water rafting, boating, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. Visitors have the option of staying in the main house or in the carriage house room. All accommodations have queen size beds, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, air conditioning, and luxury bedding. Fun fact: This house served as the inspiration for the Haunted Mansion ride at Walt Disney World—but don’t worry, your stay will be far from scary.
Head towards Promised Land State Park and you’ll find a small hotel oasis called The Rex. This 10-room residence marries big-city style—think bright wood accents, subway tiles throughout the bathrooms, and luxurious linens—with the natural vibes of a jungle getaway. There are hiking trails located right outside the property and there are plenty of activities for those who want to get off the trail: golf, cycling, wine tours and more. The rooms and suites are small but an ideal base for those looking to get outside and enjoy the immense silence of the woods.
Minimal Retreat in East Stroudsburg
Relax among the treetops of this little haven, where each day it will welcome you with 180-degree views of the surrounding Pocono mountains and forests. With high ceilings, exposed beams, a couple of decks, and tons of natural sunlight, this vacation home checks all the boxes if you’re looking for a cozy cabin base for your Poconos adventures. The location is great, with nearby access to kayaking, hiking, biking, snowboarding, snowboarding, waterfalls, and plenty of antique shopping. This four-bedroom home has plenty of space for you and eight of your closest friends and family.
Cloud Nine Cabin at Lake Harmony
This aptly named, Scandinavian-inspired three-bedroom cabin features many modern amenities. The deck is perfect for stargazing after a long day of skiing, snowboarding, swimming in Big Boulder Lake, hitting the greens at one of the nearby golf courses, or an afternoon at the water park. Choose s’mores in the fire pit or coziness with a blanket and film by the fireplace in the living room. It might not be a technical lake house, but its proximity to water and land activities makes it a great choice when you want, well, options.
Yellow Cottage in Pocono Pines
Located two hours from New York, the one-bedroom Yellow Cottage is perfect for the single traveler or couple looking to recharge for a few days. The rental is located on Camp Pocono Pines, a 100-year-old estate with six cabins just 20 minutes from the popular Camelback Resort and all its amenities. You’re also a quick ride from Hickory Run State Park, Jim Thorpe (great for shopping and dining), Lake Naomi, Kalahari Resort, and Big Pocono State Park. The cabin is owned by a designer and the interiors are contemporary in design resembling the ambiance of a wooden cabin. Wood floors feature graphic patterns, bold wallpaper sets the tone in the kitchen, and the bedroom is outfitted in soft, calm colors. You’ll find a great mix of adventure and relaxation in this nostalgic setting.
Oak Cabin in the Pocono Mountains
Although you’ll be hard-pressed to find a room or nook that isn’t the definition of comfort, the sheer number of places to relax in those hours as the most appealing part of this three-bedroom vacation home in Poconos. The interiors are rustic and bright and the main living area is located in front of a huge window, perfect for watching the day go by when you’re not outside enjoying the scenery. When you’re ready to head out on an adventure, reach for the best skiing, kayaking, and hiking in Poconos.
Located in the heart of the mountains, Poconos cabins are the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The two-bedroom Bushkill House has designers, so you know the interiors are spot on. Rustic and intimate, every room feels like a welcoming embrace, and the patio is the perfect place to sip your morning coffee with a side of fresh air. This home is located near the ski resorts, as well as the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which includes plenty of hiking, fishing, pools, tennis courts, and more.