I surprised my girlfriend (Marisa) with a Valentine's, 2-day getaway to the Inn at Pocono Manor, and from the moment we entered the property we were in awe. The beautiful grounds covered in snow included the 2 18-hole golf courses and clubhouse, the stables and barn, and the historic private cottages (one more stunning then the next) lining the hill leading up to the the Inn.
We were greeted by JP in the main lobby who helped us check in, then led us on a full tour of the Inn (historical notes included)! Because the Inn is under going a multi-million dollar renovation and much need updating, we were fortunate enough to see some of the most recent room renovations in the 8-story tower! Spectacular!!
After checking into our room, we ventured out into the Poconos! We visited the newly renovated Mt. Airy Lodge and Casino; about 10 minutes away, then headed over to Camelback Mountain; about 15 mins away. There are numerous shops and restaurants along Rt 611 to please just about everybody. And if you like candles, there are plenty of candleshops!
Valentine's evening we had reservations at The Exchange restaurant at the Inn. We were greeted by JP who led up to a romantic corner booth with a view out over the entire dining room. Along with complimentary champagne, we dined on a suculant crabcake that was moist and had a little kick to it as well. Marisa thoroughly enjoyed the sea bass, while I had a perfectly cooked, juicy filet topped with the perfect amount of bearnaise sauce! Both dishes were beautifully presented and included fresh steamed vegetables. Throughout dinner we were entertained by the one, and only Joe O'Malley playing a soft acoustic guitar of one love song after another. We concluded out dining experience with a soft creamy piece of NY cheesecake drizzed with a raspberry coulis and chocolate covered strawberries. WOW!!!
After an amazing night's sleep, we enjoyed fluffy pancakes and hot tea at The Exchange once again. We sadly checked out with promises to return there very, very soon and concluded our Poconos stay with a full day of snowboarding at Camelback Mountain. Thank you JP, Tony-our waiter, Mark-our bartender, the front desk staff, and the house keepers for making Marisa and I feel like family!!
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- Our beautiful mountaintop location offers an 18 hole championship golf course, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, state-of-the-art Spa, Riding Stables and various dining options. Just minutes from area attractions; casino, waterpark, skiing, outlet shopping and more! ... more less
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