10  reasons to Visit Camelback Resort Lodge in the Poconos

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Looking for an amazing year round getaway? Look no further than Camelback Mountain Resort. This beautiful Resort is nestled in the Pocono mountains. Find out 10 reasons to Visit Camelback Mountain Resort Lodge in the Poconos! Disclosure: We received a complimentary stay in exchange for our honest review of Camelback mountain resort. However, all opinions are 100% mine. 

10 reasons to Visit Camelback Mountain Resort Lodge in the Poconos

10  reasons to Visit Camelback Resort Lodge in the Poconos

I know for many traveling hasn’t been an option this summer because of fear. I know our family was a bit nervous to get away as well. However, when I recently came across all the safety measures Camelback Mountain Resort Lodge in the Poconos was taking I was intrigued. I had already been mesmerized by this locations beauty because hello Poconos! But how could they keep our family safe while still having a ton of fun? Well Camelback Resort knows how to do just that. Read on to find out why this resort is a must on your bucket list.

Camelback  Resort PA

Where is Camelback Resort?

This gorgeous resort is nestled in the gorgeous  Pocono Mountains.  Camelback Resort is a year-round recreational destination. It truly is an  ideal for adventure-packed  family travel and experiences. Its wooded hills and valleys serve as the background for almost two million outdoor enthusiasts and nature loving visitors annually.

What to do at Camelback resort?

The 560-acre resort includes Camelback Mountain for unsurpassed skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing; Camelback Mountain Adventures for ziplining, a treetop obstacle course, and alpine mountain coaster; Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, Pennsylvania’s biggest outdoor waterpark; and Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark,  voted USA Today’s 2019 #1 Indoor Waterpark.

This resort is unlike anything you’ll visit anywhere else. Because you can expect year round fun anytime you visit will be a blast. Although there are more than 10 reasons to visit I’ve narrowed the top 10 reasons to Visit Camelback resort below. Find out why this has become one of our favorite vacation destinations. 



1. The Location

I made this the number one reason because of the shear paradise of the location is unbelievable. Nestled in such beauty just taking in the scenery around you is beauty on it’s own. Seriously. 

The location is so gorgeous you can literally stay in your room and stare out of your balcony and that alone is going to make a visit here worth it. 

Picture courtesy of Camelback resort

The hotel itself is gorgeous. There is no detail left unspared. It’s modern, comfortable and you truly feel at home. Gorgeous couches and comfortable spaces that are sanitized consciously give way for an amazing and relaxing stay.

Best of all Camelback Resort is ideally located 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Philadelphia. Making this a central vacation spot for the North East.

2. The Rooms at Camelback Lodge

These rooms are one of a kind. We were given two separate rooms for our family’s size but honestly one would have been enough. We stayed in the 2 Bedroom  loft which includes a second story and loft bedroom. This room has 5 beds including a pull down bed where you see the table below. 

One thing my husband hates about going on vacation is having to stay in horrible hotel beds with even worse pillows. The one thing that stood out about the rooms was how incredibly comfortable the beds and pillows are. So much so my husband and I both agreed these were probably THE BEST hotel beds we’ve ever slept in. Something we don’t say lightly. 

This room will comfortably room 12 people! Making this the perfect getaway for a family that even includes grandma and grandpa! 

We also had a 1 Bedroom suite which includes 2-3 beds and a maximum occupancy of 8. 

The rooms are incredibly modern. There’s no detail that’s spared from electric fireplaces to refrigerators and kitchenette in some rooms allowing you to bring food to cook. Each room comes with a coffee maker as well. 

The bathrooms blew me away. They’re gorgeous, modern and sleek. These rooms are simply stunning. If you came to this resort just for the rooms you would be blown away. Wonderfully enough though, this is just the beginning of the magnificence this resort will bring to your vacation.

3 .Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark

You receive tickets to Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark when you stay at the resort and let me tell you this place is fun! They open up at 1 and close at 9pm. Which is perfect because you can get a full day in of fun around the resort then come and have fun at the water park. They have so much to do at this water park no matter what we did during the day, the kids had to come back for fun at night. 

This waterpark has a North America’s largest Texlon transparent roof which lets in the outdoor light without the outdoor weather. Best of all it  has 13 exciting and innovative water slides – tube slides, body slides, mat, bowl and aqua launch slides, a tide pool and more!

Indoor cabana rentals offer deluxe features and a place to relax or take a nap between or after Aquatopia adventures.


This water park has fun for all ages from little ones like my 2 & 5 year old


To fun for the older kids (and even adults)

Including the Venus Fly trap water slide which was one of the coolest slides I’ve EVER Been on! 

Picture courtesy of Camelback resort

4. Camelback Beach

The fun isn’t just indoors. If you happen to visit during the summer then watch out for some amazing fun at Camelback beach!

The resort’s Camelbeach Waterpark is Pennsylvania’s biggest outdoor waterpark featuring 37 rides, slides and attractions – the most in the tri-state area. 

The waterpark is highlighted by a wavepool, FlowRider, Vortex, Spin Cycle and dozens of family body and tube slides.

Once again fun will be had by all ages because there is so much to do at this waterpark. 

Nestled right in the mountains. Guys, this waterpark is gorgeous!!!! 

And includes some pretty insane and amazing slides your kids (and you will love)

Picture courtesy of Camelback resort

This waterpark was voted by my kids hands down as the best waterpark they’ve been to and God knows we’ve been to some good ones. They said this one is definitley a must visit for every family! 

5. The CBK Mountain Coaster

Camelback adventures boasts some pretty amazing dry fun as well including their mountain coaster. I had never been on a ride like this in all of my life and my goodness it was glorious. It’s fast, fun and unlike anything you will ever experience!  

The mountain coaster literally takes you up the mountain then you zoom down. Thankfully you can go as fast or as slow as you feel comfortable, thanks to the hand breaks at your side. Children 9 and under need to ride with an adult and the weight limit in each car is 300 pounds.  

My 5 year old loved it so much he wanted to go on it again and again.

6. Ziplining

CBK Mountain adventures also includes some amazing ziplining  and not pictured here a treetop obstacle course. This zipline is glorious. And was so much fun. The crew in charge of getting you from the zipline and down was one of the coolest I’ve met putting you at ease and making this an amazing experience. 


My kids loved it and so did I! 

You can also find a twin 4,000-foot zip-flyers. There are two 1,000-foot ziplines, the largest treetop adventure course in Pennsylvania with over 100 aerial obstacles over five courses (closed in the winter).     

7. Safety Precautions at Camelback Mountain Resort

So you want to take a vacation but worried about their safety protocols. Not to worry! Camelback is taking every precaution to keep your family safe while having an amazing time. They are reinforcing social distancing through the resort continuously. 

Including sealing rooms for your protection. 

They are not allowing people that are not in your family to go in elevators with you. 

And will take temperature upon entering the resort and waterpark. There are also hand sanitizing spots all over the resort, on each floor you’ll find a few as well. There are health screening areas and mandatory mask wearing in the hotel.  So you can still have a blast while staying safe! 

8. The Arcades

Arcadia Adventures offers dry activities including: 7D Dark Ride offering a crisp, multi-sensory immersive experience; two climbing adventures, The K2 Climb and The Ascent; a Lasertron Laser Tag arena; a 4D Chaos Jump VR experience for a sci-fi adventure; a bumper car course; Game of Stones Escape Room; The Stone Rollers mini bowling alley; Polka Dot Pots for pottery making; and Arcadia Mega Arcade packed with over 100 state-of-the-art video arcade games.

The fun at Camelback continues even when you’re not on the go with some amazing fun! 


9. The Food at Camelback Resort 

Although many of the rooms have kitchens you can leave the cooking at home thanks to the fantastic restaurants at Camelback Resort. 

Hemispheres, a family friendly all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant open for breakfast and dinner. Although right now they are just doing family style eating due to Covid. We loved having breakfast there! Most important if you get one of the booths next to the window the scenery is gorgeous! 

Trails End Pub & Grille, a ski-in/ski-out American brew pub open daily; Neptunes, open for lunch and dinner with a view of Aquatopia and an appealing kids menu as well as craft cocktails for adults; Graffiti Pizza, a New York graffiti-themed pizza spot; Kartrite’s Summit House, a ski-in/ski-out only contemporary American fare restaurant; Berrelli’s Family Style Italian Restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list in a fine-dining ambiance; and Flyboys, the Poconos’ most unique indoor pool and swim-up bar reserved for guests 21 or older.

You can also find various quick bites at Camelbeach waterpark as well. 


10. Year around fun! 

The beauty of this resort is that that you don’t just have summer fun! There are sooooooo many fun adventures to be had  year round! Thanks to the amazing Aquatopia  you can break out the bathing suit after spending a day at the slopes. Because guess what, they’ve got some amazing winter activities you can enjoy. Fun fact: Its snowmaking capacity could cover MetLife Stadium or the George Washington Bridge with one foot of snow in just 24 hours, and the annual snowfall is 54.6 inches. Snowmaking takes place on 160 acres with 1,200 plus snowmaking guns at work.

Camelback Mountain invites outdoors adventurers to enjoy 39 trails, 16 lifts and the country’s largest snowtubing park complete with an out-of-this-world galactic after-dark light experience with music and disco lighting, 42 lightning fast lanes and two magic carpet lifts.

When you’re done going down the slopes head to Aquatopia for some water fun! 



Some things to expect  during your stay at Camelback Resort

The hotel is very comfortable. You really don’t need to leave the grounds during your stay. However, if you do there are actually some great things in the area to check out including a fantastic Outlet mall and cute little town with shops including supermarket no more than 10 minutes away.

The accomodation at Camelback however, allow for you to not leave because of all of the amenities. Some rooms even have kitchen for your meals with refrigerators. You can find a nice large parking area with plenty of parking for your car and they have a tram that can take you to the Mountain adventure and Camelbeach.  You can literally just show up with your suitcase and have a blast. 

There is a gift shop  downstairs in the lobby that also sells various things in case you forgot something like toothpaste, or want water and snacks. 

Really this place has it all nestled in the middle of a scenic paradise. 

So as you can see this Resort is definitley a must on every family’s list. My kids enjoyed this resort so much they are begging to come back and believe me we will! 

Ready to start your Camelback adventure? Head to their page and book your adventure today! You will thank me! 

This is also the perfect gift experience you can give.

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  • Reply shelly peterson

    This looks like a great place to visit.

    September 12, 2020 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Vickie L Couturier

    my grandkids woulid so much enjoy this place,looks like so much fun

    August 30, 2020 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Calvin

    Looks like a great place to escape to!!

    August 29, 2020 at 12:14 am
  • Reply Barbara Montag

    Thanks for a fun post!

    August 28, 2020 at 12:50 pm
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