Has that adventure bug bitten you yet? Craving for some out-of-the-box experience? Look no further than the Pocono Mountains! And, there’s SO much fun coming up, you have to experience it for yourself.
Be it a trip with friends, your family, or with your sweetheart; this place will not disappoint! So get your masks on and get a-going!
On select Saturdays and Sundays through October 2020, whitewater raft the action-packed Lehigh River Gorge and experience the best whitewater in the tri-state area during the whitewater dam release! Enjoy 12 miles and four to five hours of Class II to III whitewater rafting in the Poconos.
With Halloween just around the corner, the little ones will delight in various activities like the Pumpkin Festival, or you can take a drive down Spooky Stroudsburg to see the Halloween decorations on each storefront. For the braver souls, one can take a ride after dark on the Monster Coaster, and it will take you through the night with scary surprises along the way!
For adults wishing to get the Halloween spirit, the Halloween Party at ShawneeCraft will get you in the jive! Come wearing your scary costumes and enjoy the night away with prizes, beer, and entertainment! Other attractions are also available to keep that heart pumping fast!
You can also try Waldorf Estate of FEAR, Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares, as well as the Halloween Fright Time Zip and Climb, where you can enjoy three hours of adventure park high ropes and zip lines, spooky music, and sound effects, treats for guests, and Halloween themed decorations throughout the park. Guests are encouraged to come in costumes that are friendly to the gear! Remember: Costumes must work comfortably with a harness and helmet to be worn during activities.
To match these exciting activities, you can race your friends through the night sky on the 1000’ Double Barrel Zip Line past the shadowy creatures below, where the only light is from passing fireflies and distant torches!
During the winter, lug along your ski and snowboard and challenge yourself versus the 185 slopes and trails of this beautiful countryside! Explore the beautiful countryside on pristine cross-country, snowmobile, and horseback trails. Take in the winter beauty of the Pocono Mountains on a sleigh-ride or set out on snowshoes. Mush a team of dog sleds or ice skate and fish your way around one of our many lakes. Groups looking to take to the Tippmann Castle or the woodlands can challenge themselves to a paintball game during the winter season.
Discover quaint shops in snow-covered, historical downtown areas, or snap a photo of a bald eagle. Or just snuggle by the fire with a mug of steaming cocoa. So the next time you’re thinking of a cozy winter getaway, think Poconos winter activities because no matter what winter sport floats your boat, you are sure to be exhilarated by all the things to do in Poconos in winter!
When coming to the Poconos toward the third quarter of the year, bring along your ski equipment for the Annual Ski Swap, this is usually around mid-November; Bring equipment to sell or come to shop for yourself. Guenther’s Ski Haus will bring hundreds of new and used skis, snowboards, and boots to sell. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lackawaxen Ambulance Service.
While at it, you can also replenish your ski equipment! The Winter Tent is having its annual sale in the last week of October 2020. Get new and used gear to hit the slopes in style this season! Located in the Valley at the base of Blue Mountain, the Winter Season Tent Sale is presented by the True Blue Mountain Sports Store. If you need some rad-hard goods, new or used ski and board equipment, fresh soft goods, contemporary apparel, and accessories – you’re in luck!
For those wishing a more laid back approach to de-stressing, you can opt for a peaceful ride with a fantastic view of nature! Take the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Train Excursions – This 70-minute train ride follows the majestic Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, and into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. High-rising cliffs, mountain scenery, and wildlife surround the train along the forested route to Old Penn Haven. A ride to remember!
Need to stretch your legs? Take a hike and discover the science behind the beautiful season of fall. Feast your eyes on the views of fantastic foliage! Discuss changing animal behavior, why leaves change color, and why it’s the best season to be out and about! You can join the Signs of Fall Hike, which is usually held around the third quarter of the year. Or, you can get those muscles geared up and get your two-wheel through the Bike McDade Bike Trail!
After the adrenaline-packed adventures, you can head straight to the Farm-To-Table restaurants; the Pocono Mountains region includes various restaurants, cafes, and breweries that have adopted farm-to-table practices into their plates. In committing to sustainability and health, restaurants locally sourced organic ingredients to help handcraft menu items. Enjoy distinctive dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; you won’t leave disappointed!
Other dining choices are available, such as Outdoor Dining, Fine Dining, Brew Pubs and Grills, Casino Dining, and Delis and cafes. If you are with your family, worry no more as family-friendly restaurants are also there for a relaxing time with your loved ones!
Before heading home, be sure to swing by the Pocono Organic Farm Market and Café! Shop the freshest USDA Certified Organic produce, a variety of local organic meats, and shelves stocked full of organic items that have been picked for you! Pocono Organics will be your one-stop-shop for all things organic!
No matter what time of the year you venture to the Pocono Mountains, you are sure to leave with your hearts full of beautiful experiences!
Making the decision to say, “I do,” to the one you love most is an exciting life milestone. Once the commitment has been agreed to, it’s time for the wedding planning to begin! Picking the perfect place to exchange vows in front of family and friends can be just as thrilling as the engagement, particularly for the adventurous couple looking for a scenic destination for the ceremony that might just take them outside of the comforts of their hometown.
No matter what time of year you’re considering getting married, couples that can’t wait to celebrate their love with a destination ceremony will find the Poconos to be a place that combines the best of scenery and options for fun even beyond the wedding day. Offering up a landscape complete with lush forests, beautiful waterways, and a mountainous terrain that captivates the mind and imagination, it’s easy for couples to fall in love with the Poconos when considering the perfect place to exchange vows.
While this area is home to a variety of venue options, there’s nothing more inviting, convenient, or luxurious than hosting a Pocono wedding within the elegant parameters of a one of a kind vacation rental assisted by the team at Pocono Mountain Rentals.
Start with Location: Create a Customized Wedding Experience
From Lake Harmony to Split Rock, Big Boulder to Brier Crest, couples looking to host a wedding in the Poconos will find that our collection of impressive properties can be customized to fit their ideal wedding style with ease. From sprawling multi-level homes with sensational mountain views to those that speak to a cozier aesthetic complete with hidden away ponds in forested surroundings, couples can pick and choose from destinations that bring their vision to life. Many of our properties lean toward rustic-chic appeal, ideal for the destination wedding couple that’s looking to cater to a more natural scene. For the couple that has a heart for modern décor with options to get out into nature for pictures, or once the ceremony comes to an end, we’re happy to offer up wedding rentals that are as innovative in design as they are situated within proximity to some of the Poconos most scenic stops.
Elegant Features to Make Your Big Day a Dream Come True
Whether a couple is planning to exchange vows indoors during the day or outdoors under the stars, our luxurious rentals offer up the fantastic features and options you deserve. Spacious open concept designs dominate many of our floorplans, creating plenty of space for a large living room to be decked out in ceremonial flair when an indoor moment is preferred. From cathedral windows that keep the outdoors close without having to worry about the weather to floor to ceiling stone fireplaces that bring a romantic touch to the moment, guests can dictate every detail of their indoor ceremony.
For those that prefer to wed in the open-air, many of our luxurious properties come complete with sprawling balconies, perfect for framing the view and offering up a space for guests to gather as couples profess their love. Homes with multi-level balconies come with built-in options for a transition from an outdoor ceremony space to a reception area below with ease. Inside, the fully equipped kitchens provide for an ideal space to keep appetizers, beverages, meal options, and more ready to go for when it’s time to dine in true wedding style.
A Picture-Perfect Day
The beauty of the Poconos provides a naturally inspiring backdrop for one of a kind wedding photos. Those couples that book into our luxurious properties to host their big day will find that the vast majority offer up the scenery you crave right in the backyard. You won’t have to travel anywhere at all to capture those important moments from your big day!
Enough Space for Everyone to Celebrate
Your wedding ceremony may only be an hour, but it’s likely that the celebration and party will continue on well beyond the moment you say I do! When you know you’ll have plenty of friends and family longing to stay and celebrate in style, hosting your wedding in one of our luxurious vacation homes provides plenty of space for everyone. From large living rooms and sitting spaces to outdoor seating areas, dining rooms, and more, it’s simple to settle in and feel comfortable celebrating your big day just the way you want. For the guests that are looking to stay overnight, our properties can be booked to include as many bedrooms as required. With a portfolio of property options able to accommodate upwards of 21 guests, there’s no reason to cut the celebration short.
Enjoy Your Surroundings
The landscape that awaits when you plan your perfect Pocono wedding is sure to inspire couples and guests alike to make the most of the time in the great outdoors. From exploring nearby lakes via kayak to hikes through nature preserves and time spent wine tasting or visiting historical landmarks, your pre and post-wedding excursions can be just as personalized as your ceremony!
Book Your Event
Whether you’re in town for a wedding or just looking forward to enjoying time away, the team at Pocono Mountain Rentals is here to help make sure you have the luxurious accommodations to match. Contact us today to learn more about our many options.
Get ready for an exciting winter getaway to the Poconos this year. You will not find a quiet and sleepy town but instead a sprawling outdoor adventure destination eagerly awaiting you. The locals know how to have fun and will show visitors what to do. Here is what you can enjoy during your Poconos getaway this winter season:
Winter Sports Everywhere
The winter season comes alive with thrilling winter sports that can be enjoyed on local peaks. The Pocono
Mountains are set up perfectly for never-ending fun in the snow. Nearby mountains that features various ski trails include Camelback Mountain, Shawnee Mountain, and Blue Mountain. Ski resorts are all over the Poconos and with them come ski lifts to take you up the mountains. All the resorts offer daily passes so you can ski for a full day. Make sure to grab all the gear you need from local shops, many of which even offer daily rentals. Make sure to take it slow on the bunny hills first or take in-depth lessons to help you get started.
Ice Skating Paradise During your Poconos Getaway
The Poconos offers multiple spots where you can enjoy seasonal ice skating. Tobyhanna State Park is a great place to get started for outdoor ponds. However, ice skaters will be at their own risk as ice thickness is not monitored; ice skating with someone else is always recommended. For a safer route, try out one of the many indoor ice skating rinks in town.
In Time for the Holidays
It would not be the winter season without a plethora of winter events in the Poconos. You can celebrate Christmas and New Year’s in style with in-town celebrations. Winter concerts will feature all of your favorite holiday carols. The Hawley Winterfest is an incredible town celebration that features activities such as sleigh rides and more.
Stay Warm at the Brewery
Keep warm during the winter by visiting one of the hundreds of breweries found around Pennsylvania, many of which can be found just a few minutes away. Come see all the local favorite spots such as Susquehanna Brewing Company and try out their handmade craft beers. Take home a growler to enjoy at your vacation rental too!
Your Winter Poconos Getaway
Make your Poconos getaway one to remember by reserving one of our winter vacation rentals in the Poconos. You will have access to luxury amenities while being just minutes away from all the activities found in the area. The Poconos is waiting for you this winter holiday!