Some of the coolest and wildest rentals in the Poconos this summer

PENNSYLVANIA – The Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania are one of the area’s most popular vacation destinations, yet still unknown.

Countless beautiful vacation homes are available for rent amid the lakes and forests of the hills of eastern Pennsylvania. Below, we’ve rounded up a sample of some of the coolest and most notable homes offering luxury right on the doorstep of the wilderness. Summer sunsets, chilly lakeside evenings, miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, and kayaking options abound.

Mountain house in the forests of Dalton


Price per night: $ 1,007

Highlights: This large mountain house overlooks the surrounding forest in the Dalton area. It features a private heated pool in the summer, a year-round hot tub, a two-story patio with outdoor cooking options, and large windows with views of the woods. There’s plenty to do inside, too: the house is packed with over 150 retro arcade games, plus arcade basketball and foosball.

Macha Shafran
Price per night: $ 900

Highlights: This distinctive mountain chalet sits immediately on a sandy beach, with easy access to three different lakes. A fireplace, hammocks, kayaks, a pedal boat are all available. The home has a wraparound porch with outdoor cooking options overlooking the forest.

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Pocono Summit Lakeside House with Sauna

Photo via Sharon on Airbnb
Price per night: $ 1,042

Highlights: Nestled against a 50-acre lake with opportunities for kayaking, fishing, and swimming, this five-bedroom home has nine beds and can accommodate up to 14 people. The sauna overlooks the lake and the outdoor living space includes a large barbecue and spectacular sunset views.

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Larsen Lake House in Gouldsboro

Michel via Airbnb

Price per night: $ 838

Highlights: This custom-built home is flooded with natural light, with a two-story glass atrium and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a lake, private dock, and beach. Recreational opportunities abound on the property, with access to a kayak and paddle boat, plus a sauna, hot tub and more.

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Indoor swimming pool with forest view in Tobyhanna

Photo via Alex Mihailescu (@alexmihailescuphotography)
Price per night: $ 1,329

Highlights: This expansive Poconos retreat, which can accommodate 12 people and is surrounded by dense woods, has a heated indoor pool with a glass ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows. There are also two furnished terraces and a fireplace. A community lake, tennis and basketball courts are nearby. There are also many hiking and fishing opportunities in the area.

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Hot tub and sauna overlooking a private pond at Long Pond

Photo via Yue Yu

Price per night: $ 1,302

Highlights: A fireplace, hot tubs overlooking both the woods and a movie screen, private pond, deck, veranda and more are found at this unique Poconos home. At 5,400 square feet, there is room for 16 people. Rental also includes access to swimming lakes and an outdoor pool in the adjacent community.

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‘Wiki Cabin Pro’ in the woods of Long Pond

Photo via Mariajoseoliva
Price per night: $ 617

Highlights: This unique rental is crowned by a glass house overlooking the courtyard and the nearby forest, including a projector, a swing, cushions and a coffee table, to truly immerse yourself in nature in complete comfort. There’s also a hot tub, basketball game machine, outdoor dining area with sofas, and a private pool available for use in the summer.

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