The Inn at Pocono Manor to Host a Series of Fall & Holiday Events for 2011

 

Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, October 2011 … The Inn at Pocono Manor has announced the resort will host a series of wonderful fall events, leading into the holiday season.  Events include Haunted Hay Rides, Pumpkin Picking, Hunting on the Resort’s 3000 Acres, a Thanksgiving Feast and Thanksgiving Overnight Packages — and the opening of the Third Annual Magical Fireside Christmas Extravaganza.   Details are as follows:

Haunted Hay Rides
- Haunted Hay Rides will be featured every Friday & Saturday in the Month of October and on Sunday, October 9, (Columbus Day weekend), except Friday 10/15
-Bring family and friends for thrills & chills through haunted woods
-$10 Per Person, children under 12 must have a guardian aged 18 and over
-7pm – 10pm
-First Come, First Serve, reservations accepted for groups of 10 or more
-Call the Stables at The Inn at Pocono Manor at 570-839-6237

Pumpkin Pickin ~ Fall Fun for all ages!
-Jump on our hay wagon (pulled by Belgium horses) and take a ride through beautiful woods bursting with all of the colors of the season right to the Inn’s private pumpkin patch
-Every Saturday & Sunday in October from Noon to 4pm. First Come, First Serve.
-$13 per person includes a pumpkin ($10 for ride only), private arrangements for groups available
-Call the Inn’s Stables at 570-839-6237

Hunting, Manor Sports Club at The Inn at Pocono Manor
-Hunt all day for $150 on more than 3000 acres
-Stay overnight at The Manor and pay only $125 per day!
-Advance Registration with Sports Club is necessary, Call 570-839-3908.
-Archery Season Oct. 1–Nov. 12 (Buck & Doe)
-Bear Season–Nov. 21–23
-Buck Season Nov. 28–Dec.10

Thanksgiving Feast – November 24, 2011
-The Inn at Pocono Manor’s 109th Thanksgiving Celebration
-The Thanksgiving Feast will feature holiday favorites and culinary surprises
-Thanksgiving Menu includes Hearty Soup & Salad Bar, Carving Stations, Children’s Holiday Buffet, Pastry Stations & Much More!
-Adults, $28.95; Seniors, $21.95; Children 5 – 12, $13.95; under 5 years old are free
-From Noon to 5pm.
-Call 800-233-8150 Ext. 7670, Reservations are required.
-1 and 2-night Thanksgiving Overnight Packages available
-Black Friday Shopping Spectacular Package available
-Unwrapped toy donations accepted for Toys for Tots
-Following the Feast, the Inn opens their 3rd Annual “Magical Fireside Christmas Extravaganza,” 6pm, Santa arrives!

Third Annual Magical Fireside Christmas Extravaganza
It’s time again for a little magic on the mountain!  Feel the magic of Christmas with roasted marshmallows, the warmth of an open fire, a spectacular display of twinkling lights adorning the Inn’s buildings & grounds, baby reindeer, and so much more!
-Live animal display ~ baby reindeer, Horse-drawn carriage rides, Train rides
-Santa Arrives!  Santa letter writing station, Story telling
-Overnight packages available with family-friendly add-ons, such as Cookie Delivery & Story Time in your Guest Room with One of Santa’s Elves, Christmas Tree Bundle delivered to your room, etc.
-Extravaganza opens Nov. 24, 5-8pm
-Event dates, Nov. 25 – Dec. 31
Fridays: 3pm – 7pm, Saturdays: Noon – 6pm, Sundays: 11am – 3pm
Ask about our Special Hours Dec. 25 thru Dec. 31.
-$5 Admission, $1 per Activity Ticket
-Free Activities include Letter Writing, Santa Visit & Much More
-Toys for Tots unwrapped toy collection during the holidays

For more information or Reservations for The Inn at Pocono Manor’s Fall & Holiday Season Events and Packages, call 800-233-8150, Ext. 7631 or 570-839-7111, Ext. 7631, or visit www.PoconoManor.com.  Thanksgiving Feast reservations are required.

About The Inn at Pocono Manor

The Inn at Pocono Resort blends a century of hospitality with the demands of 21st Century travelers.  Lovingly referred to as the “The Grand Lady of the Mountains” and a National Registry of Historic Places property, The Inn at Pocono Manor opened in 1902 as a country retreat for Philadelphia Quakers.  Today it is the oldest continuously running Resort in the Poconos and one of the oldest in North America.  The all-season resort boasts 237 guestrooms, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 500 guests.  The Exchange at Pocono Manor restaurant features superb dining with an eclectic flair.  The Old Lamplighter Lounge serves specialty beverages and pub fare throughout the day.

Complete recreational amenities are available at The Inn at Pocono Manor, including signature golf, horseback riding, ATV trail rides, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the luxurious Laurel Spa, fishing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and more.   Striking views of the Pocono Mountains are visible from all sides of the resort’s main building.  Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout.  The Inn at Pocono Manor features two 18-hole signature golf courses, including the East Course dating to 1912, which was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1927 and has been host to golf legends like Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jerry Barber.  In 1959, the George Fazio-designed West Course opened.

A destination within the Poconos for over a century, the 3000-acre Inn at Pocono Manor is minutes away from Crossings Premium Outlets, Camelbeach Water Park, Camelback Ski Mountain, and the Mt. Airy Casino.   The Resort is within two hours of New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.

www.PoconoManor.com

Inn at Pocono Manor to Host a “Thanksgiving Feast” And Preview the 2011 “Magical Fireside Christmas Extravaganza”

 

Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, September 2011 … The Inn at Pocono Manor <http://www.poconomanor.com/>  has announced a delectable Thanksgiving Feast that brings the traditions of the season to the Poconos. For 109 years, The Inn at Pocono Manor has laid the tables each Thanksgiving with holiday finery and delicious cuisine.  This year, the Inn’s chefs will once again present a spectacular Thanksgiving Feast, served from Noon to 5:00 pm in the Mountain View Dining Room.

The Inn’s Thanksgiving Feast will feature a sumptuous buffet menu, including all the traditional holiday favorites & fixings, along with special surprises.  
The Thanksgiving Feast is priced at $26.95* per person with discount pricing for seniors and children 5-12.  Children aged 4 and under are complimentary.  The Inn’s also has private banquet rooms available for those preferring to celebrate Thanksgiving more intimately with family and friends.

As a special not-to-be-missed Thanksgiving Day treat, The Inn at Pocono Manor will preview the Third Annual Magical Fireside Christmas Extravaganza at 6:00 pm.

The Inn at Pocono Manor is also offering a special Thanksgiving Overnight Package
with the Thanksgiving Feast included for a one- or two-night stay — ideal for mom’s and families who’d prefer to avoid the holiday cooking rush and clean-up!  The Thanksgiving Overnight Package is priced from $242 for a family of four (2 children under 12), and includes lodging, the Thanksgiving Feast, Breakfast for Four the next morning, Tax & Gratuities.

Additionally, for those Black Friday shoppers, The Inn at Pocono Manor offers their popular Black Friday Shopping Spectacular Package
, including overnight accommodations, a $25 gift card for each adult, a coupon booklet for The Crossings Premium Outlets located minutes from the Resort, choice of breakfast or lunch the next day, tax and gratuities, and late check-out.  The Black Friday Shopping Spectacular Package is priced from only $200 per guestroom per night for two people.

For more information or Reservations for The Inn at Pocono Manor’s Thanksgiving Feast, Thanksgiving Overnight Package, Black Friday Package, or the new Magical Fireside Christmas Celebration previewing Thanksgiving Day, call  
800-233-8150, Ext. 7631 or 570-839-7111, Ext. 7631, or visit www.PoconoManor.com <http://www.poconomanor.com/> .  Thanksgiving Feast reservations are required.

*              Plus tax and gratuity

About The Inn at Pocono Manor

The Inn at Pocono Resort <http://www.poconomanor.com/>  blends a century of hospitality with the demands of 21st Century travelers.  Lovingly referred to as the “The Grand Lady of the Mountains” and a National Registry of Historic Places property, The Inn at Pocono Manor opened in 1902 as a country retreat for Philadelphia Quakers.  Today it is the oldest continuously running Resort in the Poconos and one of the oldest in North America.  The all-season resort boasts 237 guestrooms, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 500 guests.  The Exchange at Pocono Manor restaurant features superb dining with an eclectic flair.  The Old Lamplighter Lounge serves specialty beverages and pub fare throughout the day.

Complete recreational amenities are available at The Inn at Pocono Manor, including signature golf, horseback riding, ATV trail rides, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the luxurious Laurel Spa, fishing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and more.   Striking views of the Pocono Mountains are visible from all sides of the resort’s main building.  Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout.  The Inn at Pocono Manor features two 18-hole signature golf courses, including the East Course dating to 1912, which was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1927 and has been host to golf legends like Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jerry Barber.  In 1959, the George Fazio-designed West Course opened.

A destination within the Poconos for over a century, the 3000-acre Inn at Pocono Manor is minutes away from Crossings Premium Outlets, Camelbeach Water Park, Camelback Ski Mountain, and the Mt. Airy Casino.   The Resort is within two hours of New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.  www.PoconoManor.com

AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 8 & 9 Lumberjack Shows, Ultimate Air Dogs, Chairlift Rides, Fall Foliage & More

Shawnee on Delaware, PA With the picturesque mountain as a backdrop during prime fall foliage time, the Autumn Timber Festival offers a weekend full of family friendly entertainment, music, food and festivities.  Featured entertainment is the 2011 Timber Team Ironjack Shows.  Each 40 minute show thrills spectators with both demonstration and competition as World Class Lumberjacks pole climb, log roll, chop, saw and chainsaw.  A colorful announcer combines folk lore, comedy and history into each show to encourage a rowdy frontier spirit.  Three shows will be performed daily.

 

New for 2011, come see the high flying Ultimate Air Dogs, one of the premier canine dock jumping events in the country. Milt Wilcox, the former Detroit Tiger Pitcher famous for winning the 1984 World Series, is the Ultimate Air Dog’s president and main announcer.

On stage live musical entertainment will be provided Saturday and Sunday by The Cramer Brothers, a country show band with six multi-talented musicians performing contemporary country, classic country and Blue Grass.  The Lost Ramblers, will stroll the festival grounds both Saturday and Sunday playing high energy Appalachian music that runs the gamut from bluegrass to gospel, swing and old time music in three part harmonies.

 

Festival Americana and novelty entertainers include David Feimster’s “Sue Wee” Pig Racing, Magician Stephen Christopher’s Traveling Medicine Show, Paul Bunyon Stilt Walker, “Pie Man” the Living Statue, and balloon art by Aardvark Entertainment.  Several Chainsaw Carvers will demonstrate and display chainsaw sculptures throughout the weekend.

 

Along with dozens of specialty food vendors, beverages will be available outdoors as well as indoors in the EZ Bumpps Saloon.   The indoor Hope Lodge Café will also be open during the festival.

 

Autumn Timber Festival hours are 11AM to 6PM on both Saturday and Sunday.  Advance discount tickets are available online at www.shawneemt.com- $12 Adult, $10 Child for either Saturday or Sunday.  Toddlers 4 and under are admitted FREE.  Group rates for 15 or more and Festival Lodging packages are also available online at www.shawneemt.com.

 

For a spectacular view of the Pocono fall foliage, Scenic Chairlift Rides on Shawnee Mountain’s new Tomahawk Express Quad Lift will be available from noon to 4pm each day at an additional cost of $8 Adult and $6 for children (minimum height 48 inches).

 

Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 of Interstate 80.  General information call 570-421-7231.  For lodging information, call 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (visitor’s bureau).  Or visit Shawnee Mountain on-line at www.shawneemt.com.

WHAT’S NEW FOR WINTER 2011-12 AT SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN

Shawnee on Delaware, PA- Shawnee Mountain, home of the Tomahawk Express, Pennsylvania’s newest high speed lift, is pleased to announce its capital improvements for the 2011-12 winter snow sports season.

Two New Snow Cats

Adding to an already impressive grooming fleet, two new Piston Bully Snow Cats complete with flex tiller groomers have been purchased for 2011-12. A total of 125 skiable acres are groomed nightly on Shawnee Mountain along with the Bushkill Terrain Park and the Pocono Plunge Tubing Park.

Additional Rental Equipment

Already one of the regions largest ski and snowboard rental facilities, Shawnee has added 350 new pairs of Salomon skis and bindings, 350 new Flow snowboards and bindings, 300 new Burton adjustable helmets and 500 new token operated lockers. The Shawnee Rental Shop has the capacity to outfit over 4000 skiers and riders per day.

Snowmaking Upgrades

In an effort to increase snowmaking productivity, Shawnee Mountain has completed the installation of new air and water piping on the popular Pennsylvania Trail and in sections of the base area. Shawnee’s 8 miles of trails have 100% snowmaking capabilities.

Improved WiFi

The wireless internet services in both the Hope and Trepp Ski Lodges have been upgraded promising more connections and faster service.

Seasonal Locker Room Refurbished

The older ski and snowboard lockers have been replaced with new larger ones. The room layout has been redesigned for easier access, complete with new benches and new flooring. New boot lockers have also been added.

 

Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 of Interstate 80. General information call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 888-VILLA4U (townhomes and chateaus), 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (vacation bureau). Or visit Shawnee Mountain on-line at www.shawneemt.com.