Choices are important in all aspects of life, including vacation home rentals that will be acting as temporary classrooms, and our places to stay in the Poconos at Big Boulder homes offer the perfect example. Featuring spacious floorplans with 4, 5, or even 6 bedrooms, these vacation rentals are designed to make your getaway comfortable and luxurious and classwork performed here will be easy and less like work, much to the delight of your reluctant students. And when the school bell rings signaling the end of the day, a world of fun is waiting just outside the doors!

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The beginning of a new school year has always been a mom’s favorite time of the year, but with the advent of the pandemic, this hasn’t been the case lately, as we’ve had to pick up where teachers were forced to leave off. Our vacation retreats in the Poconos best places to stay will bring the fun back to back to school. As the children set up their school tablets in one of the spare rooms, parents can relax on the deck overlooking the beautiful Pennsylvania landscape sipping coffee until needed. When it’s time for lunch, our fully equipped kitchens make cooking fun again, but if you’re just not in the mood to be the cafeteria lady, a burger and fries from Piggy’s, found at 16 N Lakeshore Drive in Lake Harmony, always hits the spot, and it’s not far from your Big Boulder neighborhood! Every meal comes with a basket of blueberry muffins, if you need more convincing! Recess can be a walk around the neighborhood, and that history project your child has no idea what to write about can involve a field trip to nearby Jim Thorpe and a visit to the Old Jail Museum; writing about the early days of crime and punishment is always a fascinating topic for both students and teachers!

And finally, when the last equation has been finished, the tablet has been turned off, and the online teacher has shut down her classroom for the day, it’s time to explore all that is wonderful about the Poconos! Check out the covered bridge in Beltzville State Park in Lehighton or explore the mysterious field of boulders (Boulder Field in White Haven) that is suspected to have been formed during the last ice age. There’s so much to see, do, and learn in the Poconos, your children’s education won’t stop with the end of the school day.

Speaking of the End of the Day

As much fun as you and your children will have learning and exploring the Poconos, there will come a time every night when only one thing will make you happy: slipping under the blankets of our soft beds for a night of the best sleep you have had all year, if not your entire life! In rooms designed to encourage peace and tranquility, you will find yourself wishing every night could be as blissful as these. And if you think it does not get any better than this, we will be quite happy to show you the error in your way of thinking; starting out each night of slumber with a soak in one of our jetted tubs will be an experience that sends this vacation to the next level of wonderful! Not all our Big Boulder rentals offer this option, so be sure to reserve yours early to ensure your property has everything you need for the perfect getaway. Soaking in a hot bath with your favorite music playing softly in the background, candles lit, and a glass of wine is the best way we know to relax each night and forget about any turmoil you and your “student” may have faced during your school day.

Shut Down Your Brain

All schoolwork and no play will make your child (and you!) cranky and sad, so when the weekend arrives, it will be the perfect time to play, with no thought towards education! Shut down your brain and head over to Pocono Go-Karts and Play Park, located at 5056 Milford Road in East Stroudsburg. Let your young learners take the wheel and perhaps release some frustration as they drive in circles around a track that brings the fun back to competition; teenagers and adults will fall in love with the adult track! Escape rooms are a trend we can firmly get behind and Klues Escape Room, 542 Main Street in Stroudsburg, is the biggest reason why! Offering four different rooms that include The Curse of the Pharaoh, The Mad Hatter, and our personal favorite, the Moonshiner, in which you have to “brew a batch of moonshine” to raise bail. The final escape room, The Mad Scientist, could be a way to restore fun to the science classes your scholars are struggling through during their online schooling sessions; sometimes learning can be fun!

We Have the Perfect Home for You

Your Poconos getaway is guaranteed to be a memorable one when you choose Pocono Mountain Rentals for your temporary schoolhouse/vacation abode. Reserve your stay with us today!