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The Perfect Poconos Summer Getaway

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After more than a half-century as America’s premier ”honeymoon hideaway,” Mount Airy Lodge, the all-inclusive, star-studded resort where countless couples found passion in a heart-shaped tub, has transformed into the chic, cosmopolitan ‘Mount Airy Resort and Casino.’ If you’re looking for affordable luxury in a great getaway location, within close proximity to the [New York] tri-state area, then this is the perfect escape. The Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania provide a little of everything, and Mount Airy is a premier choice for all of your vacation needs.

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Tucked away in the mountains of the Poconos, Mount Airy Casino Resort will provide this summer season with sizzling overnight options for fun with your girlfriends, family vacation packages, exciting adventures outdoors, romantic getaway and/or spa escape. So, whether you’re looking for a quiet vacation retreat, getaway for the family, your girlfriends or your significant other, there’s no better place than the Pocono Mountains. If you’re like me, you may even be able to sing the “beautiful Mount Airy Lodge” commercial jingle to get you excited about your visit to the massive luxury resort.

As if there was any doubt, the resort appeals to a wide variety of vacationers. With more than 1,500 slot machines, 72 table games, a high-stakes room, and five dining options (an Italian restaurant, a retro diner, a buffet, a noodle bar, and a high-end steakhouse) the possibilities are endless during your weekend escape. The most recent addition to this top- notch resort is the heated four season pool, which features a passage allowing guests to swim continuously from indoors to outdoors. So while you’re relaxing in the sun, grab a drink at the sophisticated poolside bar, or hang out by the lounge area, which offers an assortment of light dining as well as after-dark entertainment. For those seeking an extra amount of luxury, the ‘wet’ pool offers private luxury cabanas replete with day beds and televisions. In addition, a whirlpool conjoining the pool and an assortment of water features and sculptures. For added entertainment at the resort, Gypsy’s nightclub hosts events from comedy-acts and concerts, to all-male revues.

As an added bonus, Mount Airy Casino Resort is the only four-diamond casino resort in the Pocono Mountains. The luxury resort hotel includes a full-service luxury wellness center, conference center with banquet and meeting room facilities, four restaurants, retail shops‚ and a covered parking facility. The facility is also surrounded by an 18-hole championship golf course and is adjacent to a 27-acre lake surrounded by nature trails.

Interested in visiting this summer/fall? The resort has a variety of top-shelf acts performing this year, which include The Stylistics (October 10th) and Bruce Bruce (November 28th). For more information: http://mountairycasino.com.