With the holidays just around the corner, families, and friends near and far are beginning to think of those end of the year traditions that have long come to define this space on the calendar. From savory meals around large tables and gift giving to fun gatherings and events, the holidays often revolve around time spent together.
It’s no understatement to say that 2020 has brought its fair share of changes and challenges to everyone. While the appeal of sticking to the known is strong, this year, it may be time to swap out some of those traditional holiday season moments for something entirely new! Instead of holding fast to the standard, consider taking your holiday to a new level of fun by gathering your loved ones and making some incredible memories in the Poconos this year. Put a refreshing end to 2020 by spending time with family and friends in a space where the beauty of the outdoors is a highlight of your stay and comfort, luxury and style are sure to inspire. Whether you’re one for hitting the slopes, exploring the wintery trails, or making the most of savory stops along the way, the mountains, forests, sprawling skies, and wonderful wildlife make the Poconos a place where you can focus on the fun and leave your cares behind this holiday.
Savor the Space and Style
Whether it’s you and your loved one celebrating the season or you’re headed this way with extended family or a group of friends, our portfolio of rental properties has the space, style, and comfort that you deserve during a fun-filled getaway. Many of our properties feature the best of large and new construction, ensuring that you and your traveling crew will enjoy open living designs that keep everyone comfortable and feeling pampered from the moment they walk through the front door! Your mountain holiday away is sure to be filled with joy and ease as you transition between living, dining, and sleeping areas without any trouble at all. Many of our rentals feature fantastic views and keep rustic charm top of mind with furnishings that are cozy, inviting, and always leaning towards the aesthetic that reflects the beauty of the great outdoors. Full kitchens make it simple to cook up a home-style meal, even when you’re far from the home you know while dining room tables can be furnished to reflect the ambiance you’ve always loved during the holidays. Large living rooms provide plenty of space to socialize while spacious bedrooms with plush mattresses make for wonderful places to rest up for a day of fun ahead. For those in your group who still have some work to get done during the holidays, our rentals have plenty of rooms that make for comfortable offices.
The Delightful Indulgences That Inspire
While many of your favorite traditions can be translated right in the space and comfort of your rental, there are indulgent holiday extras available when you book with us this season that are sure to elevate your experience! Whether it’s stargazing from the comfort of your outdoor fireplace in the crisp winter air or settling into the bubbles of your private hot tub, there’s no reason not to add some luxury into your Poconos stay! If you happen to be traveling with little ones, don’t hesitate to inquire about our holiday rentals that include spacious game rooms—perfect for making memories with the family when you’re in the mood for some friendly competition.
The Best of Outdoor Activities at the Holidays
There’s nothing like a holiday trip to the Poconos to motivate travelers to make the most of every moment by rounding out the itinerary with seasonal options for fun. While you’re here, take advantage of wintery activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating when you’re ready to enjoy the best of the great outdoors. Travelers will find that options to enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing can be just as fun! Many of our properties keep you close to these exciting options making for a convenient, comfortable, and inspiring stay. Additionally, the Poconos is home to a number of local wineries which are open during the winter season for tours and tastings. Please the palate alongside those you love most by booking your time in one of these savory stops and making memories that are sure to last well beyond the holidays! There’s nothing quite like learning about the wine-making process while being cozied up indoors with the added benefit of a wonderful mountain view waiting for you.
Book Your Stay Today
When you’re ready to turn holiday vacation plans into a reality, be sure to set your sights on the beautiful Poconos and let the team at Pocono Mountain Rentals handle your accommodation details. We’ll be sure to get you settled into a space where you can make the most of the holiday fun while indulging in the extras you deserve. Contact us today for more information and to get started!
As the heat of summer fizzles away and autumn takes its place, the Thanksgiving holiday sits just on the horizon. It’s not an understatement to say that 2020 has been a year of challenges and now, perhaps more than ever, it’s important to take time to truly reflect on what’s important. This year consider taking your holiday of thanks to the next level of fun and scenic beauty, booking an unforgettable Thanksgiving in the Poconos with those you love. With summer travelers long returned home, Thanksgiving proves to be an incredible time to visit this area of the northeast U.S. Whether you’re one for taking advantage of the mountain trails and hills or can’t wait to savor time along waterways and in rich forests, the Poconos is a place where reflection is simple and it’s easy to be thankful for the good things in life.
Hike Bushkill Falls
For those that like to work up an appetite before Thanksgiving dinner, a hike to Bushkill Falls is bound to be an inspiring choice. This collection of 8 cascades in Lehman Township is a gorgeous landmark to enjoy over the holiday and promises to provide plenty of photo-worthy moments. Accessible by a variety of trails, some of the cascades that make up Bushkill Falls tumble from an impressive 100 feet up.
Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at Terraview
Thanksgiving just isn’t the same without a savory spread waiting to be enjoyed and when you’re more for the flavor and less for the cooking, reserve your place at Terraview while you’re in town. Located at 257 Stroudsmoor Road, Terraview is offering up a holiday feast on November 26, 2020, between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm for those visitors looking to indulge their taste buds. This family-style buffet requires a reservation to attend but will include all of the traditional holiday favorites paired with sweet treats to top it all off.
Visit Big Pocono State Park
After dining in style, work off the calories with a Thanksgiving visit to Big Pocono State Park. Without crowds to contend with, this scenic stop is sure to be even more inspiring. Guests will find this Tannersville destination offers up 1,306 acres of dynamic terrain just waiting to be explored. Here, guests can enjoy everything from hiking and biking to horseback riding and incredible wildlife watching moments. Big Pocono State Park is open daily between sunrise and sunset, making it simple to work this stop into your holiday itinerary.
Start Planning Your Thanksgiving in the Poconos
When you’re ready to get out of town and enjoy a moment of gratitude somewhere beautiful and inspiring, the team at Pocono Mountain Rentals is ready and waiting to make sure you have the accommodations to match. Contact us today to learn how to reserve your home away from home this Thanksgiving and to begin planning your holiday adventure!
There is something truly magical about a holiday stay in the Pocono Mountains. This winter paradise is the perfect destination to avoid the high speed life in the big city and escape to the mountains. Here is what makes the Poconos the perfect holiday destination for the upcoming Poconos winter season:
A White Christmas
If you live in a city where it does not typically snow around the holidays, you are in luck when visiting the Pocono Mountains. Our lovely area is home to over 185 different skiing trails throughout the winter season. Snow is very common around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, so you can expect some picture-perfect photos during your stay.
Plenty of Poconos Winter Activities
As mentioned, it is very common to find snow in the Pocono Mountains during the winter season. Our winter trails make the Poconos one of the most popular winter destinations around the holidays. Try your skills on the nearly unlimited number of skiing trails found on the mountains. If you have never skied before, have no fear, as local shops provide introductory lessons throughout the season and provide you with the gear you need. Additional activities include dog sledding, sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobiling, and much more.
Holiday Events You Will Enjoy
Holidays in the Poconos are about more than just enjoying the Poconos winter sports we have available. There are plenty of holiday themed events taking place around Christmas and New Year’s Eve. One of the most popular events is the Tree Lighting Celebration over in Stroudsburg. Over 150,000 Christmas lights will be lit up on the tree in addition to fireworks in the sky. The young children will love meeting Santa at the Breakfast with Santa and Santa Express events.
Nothing goes better with the holidays than a delicious feast with which to celebrate. Local restaurants provide all the meals you need so you do not have to worry about cooking during your well-deserved vacation. Candlelight dinners are available at select restaurants on Christmas Eve and Christmas, so make sure you reserve your table in advance!
More to Celebrate in the Poconos
There is no better time to start planning for your holiday getaway than the present. Call our rental experts today and find the perfect vacation rental to host your next family outing. We guarantee you will have the holiday you have been dreaming about in the Poconos.
The Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time of year to be thankful for everything you have. Why not spend this Thanksgiving holiday taking your family on a well-deserved vacation getaway to the beautiful Pocono Mountains? Our delightful mountain range is the perfect destination for any family to have an incredible time. Here is how you can spend a Pocono Mountains Thanksgiving with us:
Hike Up the Bushkill Waterfalls
The temperatures may have dropped right before Thanksgiving hits in the Poconos Mountains but that does not mean you cannot get outdoors and find some of the most beautiful hikes in the area. Bushkill Falls is an absolutely gorgeous set of waterfalls that can be accessed with a short and simple walk. Several of the falls can be accessed, with the main falls being the most popular. A simple 15-minute walk up some steps will take you to some of the best scenery in all of the Pocono Mountains. Additional falls can be accessed with easy to moderate hikes approximately a mile or two in length. Make sure to wear a jacket, as the temperatures can be a bit chilly this time of year. Keep an eye out as local wildlife including black bears can be seen in the area!
Keep Warm with Some Hard Cider
As mentioned, the weather can be a bit chilly this time of year in the Pocono Mountains. In between your Thanksgiving feast and hikes in the area, make sure to keep warm with a delicious glass of hard cider. Banter’s Hard Cider has been brewing up delicious hard cider since 2009 and continues to be a local favorite. Let Steve Brancato show you his home brewed recipe that will have you become a fan instantly. Banter’s Hard Cider can be found locally in Stroudsburg.
Have a Luxury Thanksgiving Dinner at The French Manor
If you are looking for a romantic Thanksgiving dinner to share with a loved one, look no further than The French Manor. This fine dining establishment serves up a special Thanksgiving menu for dinner on the holiday. This is no amateur luxury dinner where a shirt simply needs to be tucked in. Instead, proper attire is required, including jackets for all gentleman. Children 12 years and younger are not permitted for this unique dining experience. Make sure to complete reservations in advance with The French Manor.
Thanksgiving in the Poconos Mountains
There is no better getaway for Thanksgiving than the Pocono Mountains. These activities and many more await you during your Pocono Mountains Thanksgiving. Our comfortable vacation rentals will have you relaxing in no time and ready for your next adventure!