We came here on a timeshare "get-away" type exchange.
First the positives: We booked in building #6, Willowbrook. It is the newest building on-site. VERY nice. Our one bedroom condo unit was spacious and up to date, with flat screen tvs, newer furniture etc. There is a large jucuzzi type tub. The unit had a small, but nice little balcony. The building has a couple nice areas for groups to hang out; so nice if a family comes together. There is a swingset for kids at the end of our parking lot.
There IS a lake onsite, although it was about 2 miles from our unit. There is a shuttle available; but only goes around hourly; so you MUST have a car to get around. The location of the resort is convenient to U.S. 80 and the PA turnpike, so is a handy jump-off spot for many attractions in the Poconos, and is only a couple hours from Philadelphia and NYC. The parking is free. There is a lake with a sandy beach. Boats are available for rent, There is a small outdoor pool (closed for the season). There are a couple indoor pools on the property (no water of any kind near our condo...at least a mile drive away). There is an outdoor park area with free equipment; basketball, volleyball, bocce ball, shuffleboard, soccer. There are several restaurants and sports bars within a 5 mile drive. There is a movie theater, small bowling alley and miniature golf on-site; all cost about the same as you would pay at stand-alone attractions; so not a great deal, by any means.
There were several disappointments: The layout of the property is so sprawling, that it's not easy to just walk over to an activity...you need to drive or ride a bike. The bathroom in our unit had such a small shower, that one person could barely fit in it. The indoor pool at the Gallaria seemed uninviting; dark, water not sparkling, etc. There is a water park, but it is small and expensive...AND closed from Tuesday-Thursday at this time of year. There is a $1 fee every time you drive into the property (they try to make it up to you, by being able to use receipts for some of their activities, which is nice). Unlike most properties we've been to, where such things as pool tables, air hockey, etc. are free...here they charge for just about everything. Had we been a regular hotel guest, there would have at least been the opportunity to purchase a "package" where all the activities were included. The weekly activity program was not very imaginative, and many cost additional money (even Bingo...had to buy card; but the prize was only "bucks" to be used on site. The execrise area and spa are on the second floor without an elevator; there is a difficult way to get to it by driving around the building, and calling the guy in teh building; hoping he will answer the phone.
I would only recommend this place IF you were able to stay in the Willowbrook section AND you were just using it as a place to stay, with your plan being to get out an enjoy what the Pocono area has to offer.
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- Resort At Split Rock
- The Resort At Split Rock
- Split Rock Pa
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