Jimmy Buffett’s lifestyle brand of chill-and-frozen sips has spawned resort destinations in Key West, Cancun, the Bahamas, and dozens of other exotic locations. Parrot heads will now be able to visit the swim bar at a brand new resort located just a short drive from the Hudson Valley.
The hospitality company announced Monday that it will open its first Margaritaville resort village in the Pocono Mountains. The holiday destination will transform the historic Pocono Manor Hotel & Resort into a tropical oasis featuring a luxury hotel, campground, bungalows, and homes.
The original Pocono Manor Resort was opened by a group of Quakers over 120 years ago. After falling into tatters and suffering a devastating fire, the resort and spa remain closed. Margaritaville executives say the holiday destination will breathe new life into the iconic hotel while giving a nod to the site’s rich history.
The Margaritaville Pocono Mountains Hotel will honor the original Pocono Manor built in 1902, offering wild gardens, unique restaurants, swimming pools, endless activities, and live entertainment. The LandShark Bar & Grill, adjacent to the hotel, offers beautiful views of two states and epitomizes the charm of Poconos.
In addition to a luxury hotel, the resort will also include “Camp Margaritaville” featuring RV and Super Premium RV sites, cabins with their own golf cart, hot tub, hammock, fire pit, and a covered “living room.” The campground will also feature a Margaritaville convenience store, fitness center, cheeseburger at the Paradise restaurant, a game room, and a 5 o’Clock Somewhere Swim-Up Bar.
If hotel or camp life isn’t for you, the Margaritaville Resort also has bungalows inspired by the historic rustic cabins found throughout the Poconos area. In addition to the tiny homes, a selection of homes will also be built within walking distance of the hotel for those looking to make their vacation permanent.
Since most Margaritaville resorts are built in areas that are warm year-round, the Pocono destination will need to make some adjustments during the winter months. Guests will be offered seasonal attractions such as the LandShark tube slide and ice bar, as well as a winter market featuring shops, handicrafts and baked goods surrounding the frozen pond.
Construction of the Margaritaville Resort Village will begin next year and is scheduled to open sometime in 2024.