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9 Best Poconos Resorts for Families

The Poconos is often considered to be an ultimate East Coast destination for romantic getaways and honeymoons. However, this is also a top weekend getaway and a fun area to bring your family. While there are lots of couples’ hotels in this region of Pennsylvania, there are also family-friendly ones that really cater to what kids and parents love doing together. Here is a list of the best Poconos family resorts to help you plan your next family trip.

Woodloch Resort Woodloch Resort
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Woodloch Resort

The Woodloch is an all-inclusive family resort that has over 30 scheduled activities daily, lots of resort amenities, nightly entertainment, two or three meals daily, and spacious accommodations. The resort has many different accommodation options, including multi-room suites and vacation rental properties. There are both all-inclusive and a la carte dining options here, a spa, and golf for the adults. Some of the family-friendly activities here include Broadway-style shows, magicians, a climbing wall, indoor and outdoor pools, kayaking, bumper cars, ice skating, and snow tubing. Special packages are offered for the different seasons to help you make the most of your Poconos vacation.

Key Amenities:

  • Meals, accommodations and entertainment included

  • On-site spa, pools and golf course

  • Broadway-style shows, magicians and a climbing wall

Camelback Lodge and Indoor Water Park Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
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Camelback Lodge and Indoor Water Park

The Camelback Resort is another great option for families because it has an indoor water park with water slides, poolside amenities, and indoor cabana rentals. When you stay here, you can also enjoy skiing, snowboarding, zip-lining, and more family fun. The lodge has spacious suites with up to three bedrooms, and some of them have full kitchens and fireplaces. There’s a luxury spa on site to treat yourself with a facial or massage. Other fun things to do here are the escape room, 7D Dark Ride, laser tag, K2 Climb, arcade, and paint your own pottery. Numerous dining options are available onsite with foods that kids love.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor water park with water slides and indoor cabanas

  • On-site spa, skiing and snowboarding

  • Suites with full kitchens and fireplaces

Great Wolf Lodge Great Wolf Lodge
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Great Wolf Lodge

The Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos is also a fun place for families because of its wonderful indoor water park and other activities. This Scotrun, Pennsylvania resort has newly renovated suites, 84-degree year-round water at the waterpark and storytime for kids. Your stay here also includes all-day water park passes, fitness center access, a lobby show, and kids’ activities like Snowland and the Lunch Time Lineup. Kids will enjoy attractions like Moonstone Mine, Oliver’s Mining Co., Raccoon Lagoon Play Park, and Ten Paw Alley. There are many dining and shopping options here for families, as well as family suite options that have two queen beds, a full-size sofa sleeper, and a living area. Other great options are the family fireplace suites and kid cabin suites.

Key Amenities:

  • All-day water park passes included

  • Interactive games, adventure attractions and kids activities

  • Family suites and cabins

Mountain Springs Lake Resort Mountain Springs Lake Resort
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Mountain Springs Lake Resort

Mountain Springs Lake Resort is an enchanting resort with cabin rentals that are great for traveling families. Come here to enjoy some family time by the lake, or plan your family reunion here for a ski retreat. The cabins comfortably sleep two to six guests. This resort does not have scheduled activities like some of the other resorts on this list have, so it’s more of a peaceful place to get away with the ones you love and enjoy some nature and quiet time. The charming cottages are located on 325 woodland acres. Here you can enjoy the sandy beaches, play areas, nature trail, complimentary rowboat, and fishing. For rainy days, games are provided, and the internet is accessible in the lobby.

Key Amenities:

  • Villas, cottages and cabins on 325 woodland acres

  • Sandy beaches, nature trails, rowboats and fishing

  • Private lake access

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Play area at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Kalahari is another big name to know for water park resorts, and the Poconos has a great one. Your stay here includes free water park admission, and there are some nice suite options for families with multiple bedrooms. Fun things to do here are the indoor waterpark, outdoor waterpark, and Gorilla Grove Treetop Adventures. For parents, there’s a spa and salon with relaxing therapy services, as well as a fitness center and world-class dining.

Key Amenities:

  • Free indoor/outdoor water park admission

  • Treetop Adventures, fitness center, spa and salon

  • Suite options for families with multiple bedrooms

Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
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Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is also a nice place for families in the Poconos, especially families with older kids. This resort has a 27-hole golf course, a spa, and lots of outdoor adventures for every age group, such as archery and river trips. Families can stay in the main inn, lodges, Evergreen House or go glamping in a luxury tent. There are four restaurants on the resort grounds. Overnight ski, tube, and snowboard packages are available in the winter.

Key Amenities:

  • On-site golf course and spa

  • Inns, lodges or glamping in luxury tents

  • Overnight ski, tube and snowboard packages

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club Split Rock Resort & Golf Club
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Split Rock Resort & Golf Club

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club offers family fun with skiing and snowboarding, an arcade, eight lanes of cosmic bowling, a movie theater, and an indoor water park. This smaller-size water park has three four-story slides, a wave pool, and play areas. Several onsite dining options are offered, there are numerous room options, and the resort also has a 27-hole golf course.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor water park with slides, wave pool and play areas

  • 27-hole golf course, arcade and bowling

  • Skiing and snowboarding

Skytop Lodge Swimming options both outside and inside
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Skytop Lodge

Skytop Lodge is a Poconos luxury resort with a 5,500-acre playground as well as spacious rooms at the lodge, inn, and cottages. Fun activities for families include archery, the beach, inflatables for the water, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, an indoor pool, a kayak tour, an outdoor pool, lawn games, paintball, rock climbing, and much more.

Key Amenities:

  • Playground, beach access, indoor and outdoor pool

  • Rooms at the lodge, inn and cottages

  • Boat rentals available

Bushkill Inn & Conference Center Bushkill Inn
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Bushkill Inn & Conference Center

Families enjoy staying at Bushkill Inn & Conference Center in its spacious rooms, suites, and cabins. Property attractions include indoor and outdoor pools, a kids’ playground, a game room, basketball, tennis, and volleyball. You can dine onsite at the steakhouse or relax in the lounge. There’s also a spa here to help parents unwind, as well as a fitness center and hot tub.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor/outdoor pools

  • Game room, kids playground

  • On-site spa, fitness center and hot tub

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