I think this all goes back to your definition of a resort. Im familiar w/ poconos as well as timeshare type resorts & I read reviews, so my expectations were low. And I also had a back up plan to go to Jim Thorpe for things to do.
For me, this was a strange setup. Basically, you have a lodge, an inn, townhomes, and regular homes - some that are vacation homes and others that ppl actually live there - all within a gated community. There are amenities of outdoor swimming, activity center, playgrounds, man-made lake & very small beach, picnic areas, golf & horseback.
We went as guests - wh/ is why I rated this 'avg' b/c we did not pay. If I had to pay, I'd probably rate 1.5. As guests you must be w/ the property owner and have wristbands to use amenities. The area is so big that you must drive to everything - I didnt find this to be a big deal, but if you're looking to have everything walking distance, this isn't for you. It was annoying that there is ltd. cell phone reception, so getting in touch w/ others if you travel w/ a grp is a pain. The manmade lake is quite small, but it didnt seem to get overcrowded - there are canoes and paddle boats available.
The 'feel' of this place was simple, a wkend to relax w/ nature, that being said -
It felt like were set in a community park rather than a resort. The lodge has a nice view, but I wouldnt pay the $300/nite. We stayed in a townhouse, wh/ was nothing special - 2 bedrm, 2 bath.
We also did the property tour / membership mtg - at the time seemed very enticing, but in reality, like all timeshare proposals - be skeptical for a reason. I feel these memberships often leave the details for after you purchase - wh/ is quite frustrating. I believe in researching everything, and not buying something of this magnitude on impulse. But the way they present it all to you - seems like a great investment. Possibly, if we were in a diff. stage in our lives, would consider retiring in this area, are the type of ppl who would prefer to continue to vacation to the same area every yr, multiple times per year, and would utilize the golf/skiing to the max, then maybe I'd entertain the thought - but even still - highly unlikely since the amenities as I said earlier seem more like they belonged to a state park. So things aren't run as efficiently, I'd be more forgiving if this was a family owned business, but if youre calling yourself a resort and a double diamond ... things should be better run.
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