If you remember the Pennsylvania Poconos as an outdated collection of ski resorts and honeymoon havens, you're in for a pleasant surprise. I visited this region of rolling hills in the state's northwest corner for the grand opening of the Skytop Lodge Executive Conference Center. I found a great meeting resort, and a Poconos that had reinvented itself as a posh getaway for New Yorkers and Philadelphians. The area is just a two-hour drive from both cities.
Built as a luxury mountaintop