Destination guide

Plenty to see and do in Mount Pocono

Whether you’re gazing across an idyllic valley as it explodes into color during fall, zipping between the trees on an ATV, or skiing down the mountain with the wind rushing through your hair, Mount Pocono has fantastic activities and attractions that will satisfy the most adventurous of visitors. Mount Pocono vacation rentals are a great place to retire to after a long day exploring the great outdoors. Some have pools, for a refreshing dip, or you could always take a trip to a spa for the ultimate in relaxation.

Things to do

Hit the slopes in Mount Pocono

Jack Frost, one of the Pocono’s best ski resorts, is located nearby. It’s the first resort to open in the state each year and has 20 trails of varying difficulties. An amazing plus is that your pass also gets you access to a sister resort—Big Boulder. During the summer, there’s no better way to cool off than with a trip to a waterpark! As well as daring water slides, Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark has a host of other exciting things to do like the Euro Bungee and ziplines. For adults, why not have a bet on the blackjack at Mount Airy Casino?


Find adventure in Mount Pocono

The rugged, mountainous landscape of the Pocono Mountains lends itself perfectly to a variety of outdoor pursuits. The Delaware River that meanders through the mountain range is ideal for canoeing or kayaking, with plenty of operators offering lessons and equipment for hire. You can also book a private outing on an ATV tour—one of the most thrilling ways to experience the Poconos. If you wish to explore the trails at a more leisurely pace, saddle yourself up for a horseback riding trip. Kids as young as seven can join, and those even younger can still enjoy a fun pony ride.


Mount Pocono—A wonderful year-round destination

Mount Pocono has exactly the kind of weather you want from a mountain resort: hot, sunny summers and cold, snowy winters. There tends to be a lot of snow from December through March, ensuring that the slopes are always ready for skiers and snowboarders. During the summer, when people visit for the excellent hiking and outdoor activities, temperatures reach around 80 F. Many Mount Pocono vacation rentals have private pools for a refreshing dip after a long day outdoors. Fall is another great time to visit, thanks to incredible vistas of the colorful foliage.

Natural features

Connect with the great outdoors in Mount Pocono

At a height of 1,988 feet, Mount Pocono holds an impressive position in the Poconos, commanding breathtaking views across mountains, valleys and forests. When you book Mount Pocono vacation rentals, you’ll discover an abundance of hiking trails close by, such as those contained within the Kurmes Paradise Creek Nature Preserve and neighboring Yankee Run Nature Preserve. Walk through beautiful forests of oak, rhododendron and hemlock, and keep your eyes open for the local wildlife: observant visitors might see deer, bobcats, or even majestic birds like the bald eagle and peregrine falcon.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Mount Pocono

The nearest airport is in Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.), located 24.5 mi (39.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Allentown, PA (ABE-Lehigh Valley Intl.), which is 32.7 mi (52.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Mount Pocono?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,967 vacation rentals near Mount Pocono. From 1,234 Houses to 139 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mount Pocono for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mount Pocono?

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

  • Lake Harmony Estates: 206 vacation rentals
  • Wallenpaupauk Lake Estates: 31 vacation rentals
  • Locust Lake Village: 243 vacation rentals
  • Village at Camelback: 110 vacation rentals
  • Pocono Manor: 951 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mount Pocono?

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

  • Mount Airy Casino: 1,925 vacation rentals
  • Mount Pocono: 2,016 vacation rentals
  • Camelback Mountain: 1,869 vacation rentals
  • Promised Land State Park: 1,111 vacation rentals
  • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark: 1,948 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mount Pocono listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mount Pocono?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,234 Houses in Mount Pocono. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mount Pocono include:

  • Cabins: 139 rentals available
  • Chalets: 187 rentals available
  • Cottages: 139 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mount Pocono?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,289 vacation rentals with pool available in Mount Pocono. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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