Destination guide

Pocono Lake—gateway to the Poconos

Pocono Lake enjoys a prime location high in the Pocono Mountains. The rugged landscape lends itself to a whole host of activities. Book Pocono Lake vacation rentals during winter to enjoy skiing and snowboarding at one of several ski resorts close by, or visit during the warmer months to explore the hundreds of hiking and biking trails that cover this expansive, beautiful area. If you find yourself tiring of the many outdoor pursuits, check yourself into one of the nearby spas for a relaxing day of pampering.

Things to do

Take a trip through time near Pocono Lake

The surrounding area has a rich and vibrant history, and what better way to experience it than with a trip to the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm! Converse with actors dressed in period costume as they take you through this open-air museum and farm, reenacting how the early settlers of Pennsylvania lived. Adults looking for a thrill of a different kind may want to head on over to Mount Airy Casino, which is just a short drive from most Pocono Lake vacation rentals. Try your luck on the blackjack table, spin those slots, and practice that poker face!

Activities

Explore the great outdoors at Pocono Lake

The Pocono Mountains provide plenty of activities for adventurous visitors. You’ll find many companies offering kayak, canoe, and raft tours down at The Delaware River; plus, there’s an abundance of hiking trails to discover, including those found within Thomas Darling Preserve. If you’re visiting during the winter, don’t forget to make the most of Pocono Lake’s location and drive to the nearby Jack Frost Big Boulder ski resort. This winter wonderland playground features 29 trails and 7 terrain parks. With runs of various difficulties, every member of the family is sure to find a snow scene to enjoy.

Weather

Pocono Lake—where any season is Peak Season

The area experiences heavy snowfall during winter, which is perfect for those visiting Pocono Lake for some time speeding down the fresh powder of the slopes. Summers are warm and pleasant, with temperatures hitting as high as 80°F in July, providing ideal conditions for those wishing to explore the great outdoors. Fall, with its mild weather, is a popular time to visit Pocono Lake, as you can watch the beautiful foliage as it changes and displays a rich tapestry of color across the slopes of the mountains.

Natural features

Take in the majesty of the mountains at Pocono Lake

When you book Pocono Lake vacation rentals, you can be assured of the most amazing views of the countryside the moment you step outside. The majestic peaks of the Poconos, together with lakes, valleys, and rivers, all combine to create a stunning landscape. Various nature preserves are close by, including the Thomas Darling Preserve, which has the largest spruce forest in the state and beautiful glacial wetlands. You’ll also find an abundance of wildlife here, like osprey, bald eagles, and snowshoe hares.

How to get there

How to get to and around Pocono Lake

The nearest airport is in Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.), located 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Allentown, PA (ABE-Lehigh Valley Intl.), which is 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Pocono Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,537 vacation rentals near Pocono Lake. From 988 Houses to 126 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pocono Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Pocono Lake:

  • Locust Lake Village: 255 vacation rentals
  • Riverside Estates: 48 vacation rentals
  • Lake Harmony Estates: 200 vacation rentals
  • Wallenpaupauk Lake Estates: 28 vacation rentals
  • Village at Camelback: 150 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 Pocono Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pocono Lake. 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 vacation rentals
  • Hickory Run State Park: 1,524 vacation rentals
  • Mount Airy Casino: 1,962 vacation rentals
  • Jack Frost Big Boulder: 1,274 vacation rentals
  • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark: 1,985 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pocono Lake 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 Pocono Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 988 Houses in Pocono Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pocono Lake include:

  • Cabins: 126 rentals available
  • Chalets: 167 rentals available
  • Cottages: 126 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 Pocono Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 937 vacation rentals with pool available in Pocono Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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