Whether your family is seeking a relaxing escape or eager to experience it all, look no further than these year-round resorts found right here in the Keystone State. Make lasting family memories with a resort getaway in PA!
1. Woodloch Resort
For more than six decades, the award winning, all-inclusive Woodloch Resort has been bringing families together with a full slate of activities and entertainment guaranteed to delight every member of your family, from the youngest to the oldest! The resort boasts a championship golf course, beautiful lakeside views, one of the world’s best destination spas, delicious meals, and nightly, family friendly entertainment featuring an assortment of jugglers, musicians, acrobats, cover bands, magicians, and DJs. Create treasured family memories at this beautiful, fun-filled, four-season resort in the heart of the Pocono Mountains.
2. Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Bear Creek Mountain Resort offers 330 acres of pure resort bliss at this ultimate family getaway. Whether your family is comprised of mountain lovers, adventure seekers, spa devotees, or foodies, this all-inclusive resort has you covered! After a day biking, hiking, skiing, snowtubing, or simply exploring the great outdoors, relax with some outdoor yoga then a massage or other signature spa treatment, including an ice cream sundae mani-pedi for the younger set aged six to twelve! There’s even axe throwing and archery, shopping, live music, and, of course, delicious dining options.
3. The Lodge at Glendorn
Built in the 1920s, The Lodge at Glendorn offers a luxury nature resort experience reminiscent of the grand family camps of old when wealthy families retreated from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to the great outdoors. Set amidst 1,500 acres of scenic woodlands, enjoy a plethora of family-friendly activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, some amazing fly fishing, bonfires, delectable s’mores making at Skipper Lake, golf, 18 miles of hiking trails, and even curling in winter months. Afterwards, relax in the calm environment of The Forest Spa featuring ingredients sourced from the surrounding woodlands.
A luxurious adventure awaits at the award-winning, all-inclusive Nemacolin resort in the Laurel Highlands. Your family will never be bored with experiences almost too numerous to count including a carousel, paintball, ropes and zipline courses, swimming pools, cosmic bowling, a top-rated golf course, axe throwing, dog-sledding, horseback riding, a world-class art gallery, an on-site zoo, several amazing restaurants and lounges, and the list goes on. After all the excitement, a relaxing spa treatment at their Woodlands Spa and Salon is a must!
5. Camelback Resort
Camelback Resort provides the ultimate in adrenaline-pumping, family fun all year round. In winter, hit the slopes to ski, snowboard, or snow tube, then stay warm indoors playing arcade games, scaling the climbing wall, and enjoying the wild slides, fun rides, and cozy cabanas at their indoor waterpark, Aquatopia. In summer, float down their lazy river and stay cool at their iconic outdoor waterpark, PA’s largest. There’s even more summer fun including their 4,000-foot ziplining course, UTVing, an exhilarating downhill ride on the mountain coaster, and the ultimate “Sunbowl Tubing” experience.
6. Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Spring into fun for the whole family at Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Home to the first indoor swimming pool and one of the first golf courses in the country, this resort located in the Allegheny Mountains specializes in entertainment for all ages. Their amenities include a sparkling outdoor pool and heated indoor pool, an award-winning golf course, a state-of-the-art spa inspired by the natural mineral springs, exceptional food and wine experiences, and a variety of curated on-site and off-site experiences, such as their Haunted History Tour and an Off-Road Vehicle Tour. There’s simply no shortage of ways to make amazing family memories that you’ll be talking about for years to come!
7. Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge has long been known at THE destination for year-round, family fun with its spectacular indoor waterpark. Along with its interactive four-story, water fort treehouse; relaxing lazy river ride; and heart-pumping slides, wave pool, and rapids tube ride; there are plenty of areas for even the littlest tykes to splash and play. There’s even more kid-friendly activities throughout the resort including their immersive Epic Story Time, a challenging ropes course, “glowing” indoor mini-golf course, a gem mining experience, indoor bowling alley, and exciting arcade – perfect for a reprieve from the heat or water-ful fun in the dead of winter!
8. Hershey Lodge
The Hershey Lodge offers the sweetest all-inclusive, family-friendly experience! Located in Hershey, the city affectionately known as Chocolate Town USA, pack your swimsuit to splash year-round at Hershey's Water Works, their 30,000-square-foot indoor pool complex featuring candy-themed water slides and other water-ful fun. Other Hershey®-style perks at this deluxe resort include Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments at MeltSpa by Hershey®, animal encounters with ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park, an outdoor pool with spray fountain in summer, a game-filled arcade, signature eateries, s'mores roasts, and even chocolate bingo!
9. Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Shawnee on Delaware
Enjoy an unforgettable, family escape to the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Located on the banks of the Delaware River and surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks, you and the family can take on axe throwing, campfire building, and guided hikes and river trips. Engage in a friendly round of golf at the historic Shawnee Island Course where 24 out of 27 holes are located on the island. If golf isn’t your family’s game, achieve tranquility at their on-site spa or sit back and relax with a cold one at their brewery.
10. Silver Birches Resort
Built in the 1920s, the Silver Birches Resort offers a classic Pocono Mountains resort experience, with all the modern amenities! Located right on Lake Wallenpaupack, their lodging options can sleep anywhere from two to ten people so there’s plenty of room for your whole crew! There’s also no shortage of family-fun activities in, on, and along the water and in the surrounding great outdoors. Not a fan of lake swimming? No worries, there’s a seasonal pool. Enjoy a rousing game of shuffleboard, lawn games, and fire pits, then enjoy dinner on the dock with incredible views of the day’s sunset over the lake.
11. Skytop Lodge
Voted as a Four Diamond property by AAA, Skytop Lodge has offered premier lodging in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains for over 90 years. With 5,500 acres of fresh mountain air, fine dining, and outdoor activities, your family may never want to leave this playground oasis. Team up with family members for an epic round of paintball, cheer each other on while tackling the treetop adventure ropes course, gear up for a round of 18 holes, or hike amongst the nature trails and water features. In colder seasons, check out the property's downhill skiing and tubing activities. After a day of heart-pumping adventure, reconnect with your loved ones as you surround yourself by the serenity of uninterrupted nature.
12. Kalahari Resorts
Find more than 220,000 square feet of family fun at the award-winning Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos. Voted best indoor waterpark by USA Today, wet and wild adventures are included with your stay. Other indoor activities include solving the puzzle to one of their themed escape rooms and putting your gaming skills to the test with the ultimate game room filled with more than 250 competitive, interactive games. Take your adventures outdoors in the spring and summer with their Gorilla Grove Treetop Adventures or rent a bungalow at their outdoor pool. This family-friendly getaway in PA is fit for everyone as adults can take advantage of their world-class dining options and the rejuvenating spa.
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