Destination guide

Endless fun in the Pocono Mountains

With four seasons of fun, the Pocono Mountains offers a little something for every inclination. From quaint, historic towns to natural scenic beauty, you can find your ideal trip in this vibrant region, as well as a vacation home rentals that put you right in the action.

History

Go back in time in the Pocono Mountains

With its long history, the Pocono Mountains has an array of historic sites that celebrate its humble heritage, conveniently located near vacation rentals. The Equinunk Historical Society & Museum showcases a working sawmill from the 1850s with demonstrations, and the Jefferson Plane Crossover & Engineering is an 1820s railroad that ran by gravity to cart coal across the mountains. You could take a stroll through Historic Stone Row, an area with period architecture in three-story row houses, or explore the Delaware & Hudson Canal, a gravity railway that was built to transport lumber and coal in the 1800s.

Things to do

Nature and adventure in the Pocono Mountains

The Pocono Mountains are a skier’s paradise, and many villa rentals can put you right near the slopes to enjoy your winter wonderland. Blue Mountain Resort is the perfect place for skiing and snowboarding in winter, but it also has an activity center for year-round fun. Jack Frost Ski Resort is a beautiful alpine town with over 20 premier slops, plus stores and restaurants to complete your trip. For nature lovers, Bushkill Falls is a lovely park with a waterfall and walking trails through Pennsylvania’s gorgeous wilderness, and Hickory Run State Park offers trout streams, hiking trails, and nature viewing.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Pocono Mountains Region

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Pocono Mountains Region a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Elk Mountain Ski Area (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Homestead Golf Course (8.1 mi / 13 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Pocono Mountains Region

The nearest airport is in Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.), located 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city center.

Shopping

Unique find in the Pocono Mountains

Whether you’re looking for unique souvenirs or bargains, the Pocono Mountains has many shops and boutiques to strike your fancy. The Crossings Premium Outlets offer a range of discount stores for big brands, and you’ll find many craft and artisan shops throughout the Tannersville area. There’s also the Pocono Bazaar Marketplace, which has indoor and outdoor promenades with dozens of vendors, and the Blue Ridge Flea Market, which has a variety of one-of-a-kind offerings.

Family friendly

Fun with the kids in the Pocono Mountains

The Pocono Mountains is a playground for families, offering a range of activities for every age and interest. Many vacation homes can be found near top family-friendly sites, such as the Dorflinger Glass Museum, a museum with elegant displays of glass and crystal, and the Harry Packer Mansion, a mansion and carriage house filled with period antiques and artifacts. For animal lovers, Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park offers over 100 varieties of exotic animals, and the Costa’s Family Fun Park has bumper boats, go-karts, and laser tag for adventurers.

Good for couples

Romance in the Pocono Mountains

The quiet scenery and laid-back atmosphere of the Pocono Mountains are perfect for a romantic trip away. Vacation homes can be found near plenty of popular spots, such as Mount Airy Casino Resort, a casino hotel with live entertainment for a night on the town, and Hawk Falls, a glistening waterfall deep in a state park with forest trails. For a little local history, the Columns Museum has displays related to happenings that shaped the history of the area, and the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor offers breathtaking scenery among remnants of the coal and lumber industries.

Can I find a vacation rental around Pocono Mountains?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,836 vacation rentals near Pocono Mountains. From 314 Cabins to 1,778 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pocono Mountains for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Pocono Mountains?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pocono Mountains. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New Jersey: 9,304 vacation rentals
  • Upper Black Eddy: 45 vacation rentals
  • New York: 17,764 vacation rentals
  • Pocono Lake: 1,537 vacation rentals
  • Catskill Mountains: 482 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Pocono Mountains! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Pocono Mountains?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pocono Mountains:

  • Upper Black Eddy: 45 rentals
  • Pocono Lake: 1,537 rentals
  • Lake Harmony: 1,192 rentals
  • Jim Thorpe: 753 rentals
  • Bushkill: 326 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Pocono Mountains?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Pocono Mountains are:

  • Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE): 76 vacation rentals
  • Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP): 407 vacation rentals
  • Monticello, NY (MSV-Sullivan County Intl.): 277 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Pocono Mountains?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Pocono Mountains. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Camelback Mountain: 1,904 rentals
  • Ricketts Glen State Park: 116 rentals
  • Bethel Woods Center For The Arts: 339 rentals
  • Bushkill Falls: 383 rentals
  • Mountain Creek Ski Resort: 185 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pocono Mountains listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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