Whether you're looking to ski or sip hot chocolate by the campfire, these are five of the top resorts in the Poconos.
By Josh Laskin, Travel+Leisure
The scenic Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania may no longer be known as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World," but the region's dated hotels with heart-shaped bathtubs have given way to a clutch of more nature-minded properties.
Today, the ski resorts and cozy lodges of the Poconos are popular with East Coast riders and skiers, as well as travelers looking to escape the urban sprawl of nearby New York City and Philadelphia (the mountains are just two hours from either location).
While the Poconos may be more modest than mountain ranges in nearby Vermont and New Hampshire, the area is an accessible alternative for those looking to experience the forested peaks of the Northeast. Whether you're looking to ski or sip hot chocolate by the campfire, these are five of the top resorts in the Poconos.
The Lodge at Woodloch
Blue Mountain Ski Resort