The saying “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” does not apply to Camelback and Split Rock resorts! When you can’t decide if you want to enjoy the winter weather or escape it, these two mountain resorts near NYC offer a place where you can both ski and swim in the same day.
Nestled in the gorgeous Poconos mountains of Pennsylvania, Camelback Resort Lodge is just an hour and a half drive from New York City. When you’re done skiing and snowboarding for the day, you can put on your swimsuit and dive into the warm waters in Aquatopia, the biggest indoor water park in the northeast. Other indoor activities at Camelback include bowling, an arcade, mini golf, laser tag, a ropes course and climbing wall, and paint-your-own pottery.
There are more than 400 mountain chic rooms at Camelback with 16 different layouts to choose from. Some suites offer fireplaces, kitchens, and lofts.
You have plenty of choices for food as well. From snack bars and a pub to sushi and buffets, there is something for everyone. In case you were wondering, there’s also a coffee shop which serves Starbucks.
Make sure you schedule some real relaxation time too. The Serenity Spa offers massages, skin care, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. There are also treatments for kids and men.
Camelback sounds like heaven, but it’s not your only option for ski and swim resorts. Split Rock Resort is just thirty minutes further from New York City. This family-friendly resort has an on-site indoor water park, arcade, bowling alley, and movie theater for your entertainment. There’s a food court for quick eating options, and a sit-down restaurant, as well as a saloon where adults can enjoy beverages and live music with no cover charge. Snowboarding, skiing, and snow tubing are super close.
The wide range of accommodations will suit everyone’s needs. Some suites can sleep up to eight people and include a kitchen. There are wedding and honeymoon packages as well, and the Galleria VIP suite has a private jacuzzi.
Split Rock also offers salon services and massages. The fitness center has cardio equipment, free weights, billiards, shuffleboard, and table tennis.
Both Camelback and Split Rock resorts have a lot to offer their guests, so you’ll be happy with either choice. Besides deciding which one to choose, the hardest decision will be whether you want to swim first, or ski first. With either option, you can get the best deals on your snowcation by browsing our site first.