Caesar Brookdale on the Lake

By: George Adelman
A hat, pair of sunglasses and a book resting on a beach towel

The Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania are among some of the most captivating holiday destinations in the Keystone State. The breathtaking locality houses lush forests, iridescent lakes, and awe-inducing peaks, making the area the perfect getaway location for vacationers. Tucked in the northeastern corner of the Quaker State, Poconos attracts many tourists every year. Naturally, being such a holiday hotspot, the region has many resorts and guesthouses to accommodate all the nature enthusiasts that flock towards the Pocono Mountains. Out of the many accommodations, Caesars Brookdale on the lake was once an upscale yet inviting resort with a slate of activities to offer. Sadly, in 2008 the place was shut down only to be turned into a rehabilitation center in 2019.

Even though Caesars Brookdale doesn’t exist anymore, its features and facilities are still vivid in the minds of people who stay at the resort. In this article, we take a trip down memory lane to the Poconos to look at all the Caesars Brookdale’s noteworthy offerings and reminisce on them.


Caesars Brookdale On The Lake: Background

Caesars Brookdale was among the four Starwood owned Caesars properties in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania. The famous epithet conferred to the facility is no stranger in the world of recreational resorts. Perhaps, it is the most well-known retreat moguls in the industry; however, Caesars is primarily recognized for their couple sanctuaries that give lovers an intimate setting to rekindle their romance. But Caesars Brookdale on the lake was more a stop for families.

In September 2014, the county’s newspaper, the Pocono Record, published a report announcing the transfer of the property’s ownership rights to Silverleaf Resorts. The new stakeholders converted Caesars Brookdale into a rehabilitation facility for addicts.


Attractions on Site

The once resort featured multiple facilities for families looking for some much-needed bonding time. It had massive outdoor pools for water babies, wide biking tracks for daring souls, and a boating facility for people looking to do some peddling. But those were only a few facilities one could find at the resort. There were many more enormously enticing activities for people of all ages. With all-inclusive pricing, visitors would get all-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner, special kids’ menus, a sundae bar, late-night snacks, family activities, nightly entertainment, poolside movie nights, playground, fishing, biking, paddle-boating, tennis, miniature golf, archery, and (in season) snowmobiling and snow tubing.

Out of all the recreational localities, the resort’s most frequented spot was its long winding paths where kids and parents would have a ball pedaling away.

Lying in proximity to both New York and Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains have been a spectacular spot for all sorts of outdoor activities for a while now. And due to the ever-increasing popularity of the picturesque region, many all-inclusive resorts have materialized there overtime after Caesars Brookdale was closed down. Currently, the retreats that attract the most vacationers are Skytop and Woodloch Pines.

If you wish to spend time in the calming aura of some enthralling scenic views, you should head to the Poconos and enjoy a respite from the hectic everyday life.