Family Resorts in Poconos, Pennsylvania

Family Resorts in Poconos, Pennsylvania
The Poconos in Northeastern Pennsylvania were once associated with heart-shaped Jacuzzis and honeymoons, but more recently, the relaxing mountain setting has taken on a family-friendly reputation. In addition to traditional Pocono activities such as golf, boating and skiing, many resorts now have water attractions and kids' camps. If you're looking for a family resort in the Poconos, there are many options.

Pocmont Resort

Pocmont Resort in Bushkill offers year-round fun for the whole family. Several room styles are available, from basic accommodations with a double bed to multi-level suites with a fireplace and whirlpool bath. The Kid's World Camp, free for overnight guests, has activities for young children and teens alike, including crafts, sports, games and an indoor climbing wall. In the evening, the entire family can enjoy the Broadway-style shows and other entertainment. As of 2009, rooms start at about $127 per night, per person, with dinner and breakfast included.

Pocmont Resort
Bushkill Falls Rd.
Bushkill, PA 18324
(570) 588-6671

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club

The 1,200-acre Split Rock Resort is located on Lake Harmony, just a few minutes from the Jack Frost and Big Boulder ski resorts. Located adjacent to the Split Rock's Galleria is the H20ooohh Water Park. The park has slides and rides for all ages, including the Jungle Falls & Leapin' Lizards play areas for little ones and the Komodo Dragon Indoor Flow Rider for the more adventurous. Other activities at Split Rock include boating, miniature golf, tennis and hiking. Split Rock's 558 rooms include slope-side suites and cottages. Some rooms feature lake views, kitchenettes, fireplaces and other options. Rooms start at about $99 as of 2009.

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club
One Lake Dr.
Lake Harmony PA 18624
(570) 722-9111

Great Wolf Lodge

The suites at Great Wolf Lodge sleep up to eight. All rooms are non-smoking and include at least a mini-fridge and microwave. Some of the deluxe accommodations also include a Nintendo, whirlpool or fireplace. Most packages include day passes to the property's indoor water park. While the water park is the main attraction, there are many other activities for kids, including a build-your-own remote-control vehicle, the Scooops Kids Spa for kids 12 and under and Story Time by the Clock Tower in the lobby. As of 2009, two-night packages start at just over $200 per night, with water park passes included.

Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Dr.
Scotrun, PA 18355
(800) 768-9653


The family-owned Woodloch, an all-inclusive resort, encompasses more than 1,000 acres. Basic accommodations feature divided living/sleeping quarters, some with lake views. The more luxurious Edgewood Suites have wet bars, two TVs and balconies overlooking the lake. With activities to keep all ages busy, Woodloch is sometimes called a "cruise on land." The resort features nightly entertainment, including Broadway-style shows on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Keep an eye out for bald eagles when visiting Woodloch because the area is a prime nesting spot for the national bird. Rates start at about $105 per adult per night and about $60 per night for children seven and older as of 2009. Packages include three meals per day.

RR1 Box 280
Hawley, PA 18428
(800) 966-3562

Article Written By Molly Klinger

Molly Klinger has a degree in communications and has been writing professionally since 1990. She has experience writing about many subjects, including technology, the food and beverage industry, health issues and sports. She has been published in the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal and Pennsylvania's Official Wine & Spirits Quarterly. Klinger holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Scranton.

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