Penn Hills Resort
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Having worked all day, I drove to the Lake Wallenpaupack an arrives around 9 pm to find my friend in digestive distress. Unfortunately I failed to give him a key for the deadbolt so he had been waiting for an hour or so on my deck. He looked like ****. We got the cars sorted away and he ...
... to say i held up well!! I loved the peaceful quiet in the woods....& being able to unleash Luke, & hear his galloping stride through the woodsy path. So fun for him. Luke was GREAT! Everyone loves him. He & Pauly had a bit of a love/hate relationship. Heehee. It was fun watching them romp around. I went out shopping for groceries w Emily & Pauline ...
This morning, a nice lady came by and asked to take a picture of Luke. She was capturing pics of all the pets at Camporama for the scrapbook. Luke posed of course....even "smiled" Robin & I struck up a conversation. Turns out she also loves to take pictures. We are very much amateurs... & thoroughly enjoy it. We ...
Hi. Good morning. I crawled out of bed early. My camel like bladder had enough so i was forced to make use of the horrific putrid porta potty. BLECHT. Today on tap: Church service Christmas cardboard theme competition Camporama Luncheon No talent- talent show "The stunt" Hopefully mixed in w great weather, laughter & fun memories. I did not sleep much but apparently, as portrayed in "exhibit A" i was content when i was able to grab a lil shut ...
Gooood morning! Today is supposed to be pretty full w activities. Luke & Pauly started it off with a nice romp & run through the woods!! It makes me smile watching these two together. Pauly is almost like "Donkey" & Luke is "Shrek". LOL ya kinda have to see it. I'll share some of the morning with ya now & more....later. Stay ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Penn Hills Resort Analomink
My husband and I stayed at Penn Hills as we had a family function in the area. We had a wonderful time, the food was good and the staff was very accomodating. Their new spa was very nice, I had a refreshing facial. Now we're actually looking forward to visiting the relatives again!!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Penn Hills in the beginning of November. I must say that the office was quite scary but as far as the accomadations they were great. At first the cabin seemed a bit too much but after the first day I grew to love it. We had a excellent time and stayed indoors most of the day. It was so cold outside the room was our hideaway. What more could you want but watching a nice fire while relaxing in a hot tub seeing the snow falling outside. I also enjoyed the waterfall that was onsite. It was truly beautiful. I would stay at Penn Hills again. We visited one of the Caesars resorts and honestly did not like the rooms they had there compared to Penn Hills. The rooms were smaller, had no fireplace, and the hot tub was way smaller. After visiting we couldn't wait to get back to our cabin. We didn't do the breakfast and dinner but the restaurants in the area are out of this world. The only thing I must say I did not like was that there was no door to the bathroom. Other than that everything was wonderful.
We Loved It
It was the best time that we've ever had. My wife and I totally love the accomadations.
The rooms were beautiful. The staff was awsome. In fact we have a one year old son as a memory of that time.
We will definitely visit this resort every year.
Thank you Penn Hills
We checked into this dump for our honeymoon and were immediately disappointed. We were told we were in the "top of the line" room, the Mountain villa, which turned out to be a very drab cabin at the top of a VERY steep, holey incline. The decor of this cabin was trashy--red shag carpeting on the walls, gray walls and floor carpeting, plastic roman columns surrounding the bed, brown carpeting on the ceiling above the bed surrounding a big chipped mirror. The mirrors were everywhere, and poorly placed--when I went to use the toilet, which had NO DOOR, my new husband could see me sitting on the toilet two rooms over in the living room! The balcony contained some old patio furniture, and the screen door was broken. Little tin ashtrays everywhere, small old looking TV on a small old looking wooden stand. The heart shaped whirlpool looked like it had been painted over with red paint about a hundred times. We had to go to the gift shop to pick up our free fire log and champagne--the gift shop was a dark, musty room filled with T shirts and not much else. Basically from the brochures they sent us, we were expecting a glamourous "love nest" and got a 1970's porn movie set. The reason we booked this place was because we figured we couldn't afford Caesar's--but after 10 minutes of crying my eyes out in the cabin, we called Caesar's and re-booked there instead. By the way, Caesar's was wonderful--we stayed at Paradise Stream, 25 minutes away, but it felt like a different country compared to Penn Hills! I do have one good thing to say about Penn Hills--when we checked out (30 minutes after checking in) the front desk lady was nice to us and refunded all our money except the $100 deposit. Spend the extra cash and go to Caesar's, especially if you're honeymooning!
Why so run down
Very disappointed that they let these resorts get so run down, we really used to love them and went a lot. Fix them up.
Still sorry !
It has been a little over a year since we had the worst nightmare of our lifes. I found Pennshills Resort on the internet and it sounded great, made online bookings for two nights. As soon as we saw the place my heart sank. Trying to look on the bright side of things, we decided to give it a try. The room was so filty, the service was the worst.
Even the employees made fun of the place ! Every other couple there agreeded that it is the worst place that they ever stayed at. The longest weekend of my life thankfully came to an end. Just minutes ago I expressed how sorry I still am about taking my greatest love the that awful place. NEVER AGAIN -- or I'll probably lose her love !
LOVED THE HEART TUB
I hesitated to visit Penn Hills after reading the reviews, but also heard great things too, so I went. Had a great time. Heart shaped tub was great, staff always willing to help whenever we asked a question.
People can be cruel. Penn Hills has been in business for many years and I would definitely go back again. The price is right.
Well I don't think there is enough space for me to go on about how horrible Penn Hills Resort was. I stayed there in August for four days and currently are trying to get my money back. The room was dirty and not kept well at all. The pool was dirty as well. The activities stunk. The food wasnt any better. Our shower broke and wasn't fixed until the next day. Two days later our whirlpool had a problem and they shut off are water without telling us. We couldn't even shower. They decided to repair our roof at 8:00 in the morning for three days with loud banging. I could go on and on we had some many problems. And all we got as compensation was a free bubble bath and bottle of cheap champagne. All of this for $225 a night. Stay away! When you check in you must pay upfront and that is how they get your money. Spend alittle more and go on a nice cruise or the Islands.
My boyfriend and I drove (well he did) all the way from Boston for my birthday to this dump. When we first pulled up it was like entering a nightmare. Looking back, I am certain that we should have kept going when there was a police car parked in front of their office for guests who were demanding their money back because they couldn't bear another minute. So when we took one look at our room (The Mountain Villa) that teetered off the side of a dirt road, we allmost dropped right there because the room was like a bad 70's acid trip. the Elmo Red-rugs were mold infested, the bed was just horrible, the toilet was literally in the shower and the jacuzzi had the depth of an ashtray. The deck looked like a crime scene because there was what appeared to be a badly burned plastic table that was covered in glass, siding, and bricks from the "Villa". After laughing hysterically at what these people thought was worth over $200 a night, we went back to tell the woman (with many missing teeth) that we would not be taking the room because it would not ony be a health concern but that everything was totally unacceptable. The woman attempted to argue that we had the most newly renovated room. Yikes!! Oh by the way, none of their amenities that they claimed they have are what one would expect. It was the worst!!!
Shabby, run-down. Mediocre food. Lacadaisical staff. Lame activities.
Stay Away! If you want the true Poconos honeymoon experience and you don't have the big bucks for Skytop or for the four Caesar's Pocono resorts (Pocono Palace, Brookdale, Paradise Stream, and Cove Haven), then book a room at the somewhat-shabby-but-very-fun Summit in Tannersville, PA -- and if they try to put you in a room that is badly in need of repair, ask to look at another room (and another and another if necessary).