Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Kim Taylor

Split Rock Resort & Gold Club in the Pocono Mountains has something for everyone under the sun. For families, it offers an remarkable number of activities for all ages, and for dads, there’s a lush, challenging golf course to rival any within hours of New York City. It also has a squash court, tennis courts, sprawling indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a gigantic indoor water park for all-ages tube rafting, horseshoes, miniature golf, boating, pig pong, and a forthcoming bowling alley. As if that’s not enough, there’s also an indoor pool, hot tubs, and an outdoor pool, complete with a bar area. Still haven’t piqued your interest? There’s also a billiards room, multiple restaurants that range from casual to upscale, and private villas on the property for comfortable family get-togethers or parties.

The Split Rock villas feature enormous whirlpool tubs and saunas, and two large, private rooms with their own washrooms, along with additional sleeping areas upstairs – as well as a kitchen, living room, dining area and cozy stone fireplace. It’s not unusual to open the door to your villa and see four or five deer prance by as they elegantly spring over rocks into the forest. Chipmunks also scamper around the villas, and moss-covered trees and May flowers are all in full-color bloom.

Split Rock is situated on 1,200 acres, and offers a 6-mile Segway tour of its most spectacular grounds. What could be more enchanting than Segway-ing through hills and valleys on a gorgeous day? Maybe boating on the serene river or lazing by the pool is more your style – and there’s also a movie theater on the property. Still not enough? There’s a fitness room too, indoor surfing in the water park, a board game area, a movie rental library for viewing in your room, and a range of daily organized activities (bingo, magicians, comedy shows, etc.) — so there’s no possible way you could ever be bored at this warm and welcoming resort.

Visit for more information and a map of the impressive grounds. The resort is approximately 2 hours from downtown Manhattan.

Originally published May 2011
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