The Poconos region of Pennsylvania is home to some of Pennsylvania’s most unique tourist attractions, both natural and man-made.
The tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania, Raymondskill Falls, is located here.
There are any miles of trails to be explored in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
And you can explore Pennsylvania’s industrial history at places like Lehigh Gorge State Park.
If you’re planning a visit to the Poconos region, and looking for some one-of-a-kind lodging while you’re there, I’ve partnered with Vrbo (Vacation Rentals by Owner) to show you some of the best vacation rentals in the Poconos.
I’ve put together these selections based upon their location, amenities, and guest reviews.
Disclaimer: I am a Vrbo affiliate. If you book a stay at one of these vacation rentals through the links provided here, I get a small commission (at no additional cost to you!) which helps offset the expense of hosting this website.
All home photos and descriptions are courtesy of Vrbo and the home owners – complete details available at the links provided for each property.
1. Big Al’s Poconos Creek House
“The Creek House is a retro-rustic getaway with luxury lodge touches and plush amenities (including free wifi and satellite TV) – all in an ultra-private creekside setting. This peaceful, fully equipped house features design with a mountain cabin feel that takes you back to a simpler time.”
“Plus, you’re close to all the MANY attractions the area has to offer. In fall and winter, enjoy the sounds of a warm, crackling fire and the creek rushing outside your window, and toast friends and family in style, comfort and serenity. In spring and summer, fish from your wooden bridge, have dinner on the back rock patio and sit in the cedar hot tub. It’s creekside and under the stars!”
2. Firetower Chalet
“Escape life and experience a unique offering by staying in this firetower retreat. It’s contemporary style coupled with the simplicity of nature will be sure to please you. Conveniently located just 1 mi. from quaint and inviting town of Bloomsburg. This off the beaten path accommodation is unique and is designed to keep you unplugged and energized. Relax upstairs in spacious queen bedroom overlooking nature while you use downstairs to unwind in a well appointed space including fully stocked kitchen and modern luxury bathroom. 9 miles from Knoebels park. Ricketts Glenn state park 40 minutes.”
“This retreat is brand new and offers a rustic setting all with modern luxury. Two stories offers privacy for one of a kind romantic getaway or enjoy family time while immersed in the outdoors. A large wrap around deck on 2nd floor lets you fully explore the surroundings. This place is ideal for week stay or the quick 2 or 3 night getaway.”
“Access all 70+ acres of our property including our active christmas tree farm. The gentle hills and terrain and miles of private wooded trails make for wonderful hiking, biking or x-country skiing. All Pennsylvania wildlife active on property including deer, bear and turkey. Enjoy the natural surroundings of the beautiful Susquehanna valley. Hike along trails and see river 400 feet below all while on private land.”
3. Wallenpaupack Cottage with Private Dock
“Picture perfect lake escape at Lake Wallenpaupack! This lake cabin offers 2 bedrooms plus a loft, full bath, well-equipped kitchen with island that overlooks the dining area, stone fireplace in the living room, and so much more! Full basement with 2nd bathroom w/ shower & laundry too! Property has AC for the hot summer days!”
“A spacious deck with a propane grill lets you take in the mountain air! Super private setting!”
“Your private dock is just steps from the house where you can dock your boat and/or swim!”
4. Wallenpaupak Lakefront Cabin
“Pocono Mountain cabin on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupak in northeast Pennsylvania. Fieldstone gas log fireplace, picture window looks down 7 miles of water.”
“Private dock and kayak, electric heat and a/c, fully furnished including washer and dryer. WiFi is available.”
“Skiing, hiking, and horseback riding nearby. Close to Victorian town of Hawley, PA with restaurants and antique shopping. ‘Claws and Paws’ zoo in the woods for the kids.”
5. Retro A-Frame Mountain Chalet
“A-Frame apartment atop of a mountain. Private driveway and parking lot that overlooks the 8+ acre property. Close to historic Honesdale and a short drive from a 24/7 Wal-Mart.”
“Great travel destination for skiers, fisherman, hikers & anyone with adventure in their blood. Spacious living area with central heat/conditioning & well water. Washer and dryer on premises. Fully loaded with bedding, essential kitchenware, and toiletries. For any questions the host is a phone call away. Pet friendly”
6. Lakefront Chalet Near Camelback Ski Area
“Beautiful Lakefront Chalet!!! Come and enjoy this cozy lakefront vacation rental home, located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Take delight in the simple, relaxing pleasures that only a lakefront vacation home can provide. You and your guest can enjoy gorgeous sunsets, fish, kayak, paddle boat or rowboat right from the private backyard dock!”
“Enjoy nature’s beauty and wildlife while relaxing on the rear deck overlooking the water or toss a ball with the kids in the flat, grassy backyard. Evenings can be spent snuggling by the beautiful stone wood burning fireplace, sitting around a gas fire pit outside on a patio, gazing out the wall of windows overlooking the lake, watching your favorite movie on the 42′ smart TV with cable and VCR/DVD or relaxing in the outdoor Hot Tub (open year round)! Entertainment for you and your children includes an assortment of board games and movies, a game table and a game system for the kids, as well as Smart TVs with Netflix, YouTube, etc. High-speed Internet access is provided for your personal devices.”
7. Fountain House Poconos Retreat
“Beautiful chalet-style vacation home with spectacular views, fireplace and hot tub in a community with two outdoor pools and one indoor pool; it is located in the Wallenpaupack Lake area in beautiful Lake Ariel, PA which is about 2 hours from New York City. We now offer full linen service as an added feature for our guests! Unlike other lake fronts which place you up hills and long walking distances to the lake, we are Right On a Pond…you will wake up and look out your windows to beautiful close-up views of the fountain in the pond. The door is literally steps to the pond and not down steep hills either!”
“We now provide linen service free of charge as an added benefit for our guests! These linens include: 1 sheet set for each bed (please use queen sheets for the full sized futon), pillow cases, 1 towel for each guest, wash clothes, bath mats and kitchen towels. Additional towels and sheet sets may be available in the linen closet for the Renter’s use. Please try to use only 2 towels per person. Renters are responsible for making up their beds. Larger parties are suggested to bring their own pool/beach towels if they plan on using those amenities. Upon departure, Renters shall strip all beds and deposit all used linens in the baskets provided at the bottom of the linen closet. We also have a massive movie library with lots of kids movies that we update frequently (perfect for a night with a roaring fire). We have Roku in every room with access to live TV with YoutubeTV, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, and many other channels. We also have an XBOX 360 upstairs in the loft, a PS4 in the bedroom with the twin beds and a retro video game system downstairs with many titles from Nintendo, Genesis, Super Nintendo, Arcade, etc…”
8. Lake Naomi Mountain Escape
“This woodland style home is across the street from the lake at award winning Lake Naomi and 300 yards from a quiet beach. It boasts three bedrooms two baths with a loft . Master bedroom is on the first floor. It includes a wood burning fireplace to cozy up to! The laundry room / mud room is large and extremely convenient after a day at the beach or on the slopes. Additionally there is a large screened in porch with deck for relaxing. It has an open concept layout inviting family and friends to gather.“
“Lake Naomi is a private club and community . You are NOT required to purchase a temporary membership to rent the home.”
“The amenity filled Lake Naomi Club offers guests the opportunity to purchase temporary memberships that give access to multiple beaches, club house, two outdoor and one indoor pool, tennis and golf , as well as a premier community center making it a four season destination. The temporary membership is required to access the Lake Naomi amenities but not required to rent the home , meaning you can rent without purchasing the membership if you aren’t interested in utilizing the amenities during your stay. The Lake Naomi Club handles all temporary memberships for information visit lakenaomiclub.com Visit to view all this community has to offer!”
9. Cabin in the Woods with Brick Pizza Oven
“A charming couples getaway Poconos cabin with a pizza oven, and a brick grill/fire place in the yard.”
“Relax and bond surrounded by nature. Cabin offers easy access to all the Poconos has to offer. Kalahari water park, skiing/snow tubing, Mt. Airy Casino, horse back riding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, skydiving, hiking, apple/pumpkin picking, golfing, flea markets, and great restaurants are all minutes. Or do nothing! It’s up to you. So pack a bag and getaway. MARTZ bus available from NYC.”
10. Honey Bear Log Cabin in Jim Thorpe
“Honey Bear Log Cabin is for those special individuals and families looking for an authentic, tastefully rustic log cabin for a peaceful and refreshing getaway. We could easily cramp the cabin’s style with bunk beds to squeeze in more guests, but we want the best for our guests at Honey Bear Log Cabin. We aim for quality, not quantity. This is not your typical crammed short term rental kind of place. We as the owners also use this cabin as our vacation home and take great pride in keeping it homey and enchanting. That being said, the cabin also hosts mountain wilderness vibes with some log styled furniture including the kitchen table and beds in 2 of the bedrooms. But it does not end there, just look above while sitting on the comfy sofa and you’ll be in awe of the beautiful antler styled chandelier. If you’re finding any of this intriguing, keep reading with us…”
“The cabin has 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full baths, full kitchen, hot tub, freestanding gas burning stove, firepit, patio, strong wifi throughout, 2 televisions with streaming available, sleeps 6, and plenty of outdoor furniture to make you comfy while drinking your morning coffee or tea. Bedding linens ARE INCLUDED.”
“The home comes included with many amenities. Feels like a rustic but serene getaway in the summer months, boasting a gorgeous lake in the community with 2 beaches and a pool in the middle of nature. If you feel like having an active vacation, the recreational area with a playground, tennis and basketball courts are sure to please. And don’t forget the spa just outside the back door of the cabin on the patio. The cabin property hosts much outdoor seating, so if sitting outside is to your liking, we have many options for you.”
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