Hilltop Castle in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania is a huge, modern-day castle only 90 miles from New York City. Encompassing 30,000 sq ft of luxuriously appointed living space, this American castle has everything you could desire if you're looking for a unique rental venue for a large gathering – perhaps a family get together or a corporate retreat.
Accommodating up to 46 guests in 18 bedrooms, the leisure amenities of the Hilltop Castle are comprehensive – including THREE swimming pools, a full size indoor basketball court, a bowling alley, 72 seat movie theater, 5 Playstations, a billiards room, gym and much more. Set on 130 acres of grounds, the property has every modern amenity imaginable but also stays true to the castle theme with an imposing façade featuring a drawbridge-like main entrance with crenellations above, towers, passageways and hidden halls.
From the Hilltop Castle Website:
“Brought to you by the owners of Hilltop Mansion, the #1 vacation mansion on the East Coast for family and corporate gatherings, we proudly present Hilltop Castle, a 30,000 square foot, modern-day castle set in the idyllic Pocono Mountains. Sleeps 18 to 46+. Be one of the lucky guests to book this highly unique, 18 bedroom, 26 bathroom Castle! For the most updated pictures, visit our Homeaway/VRBO listing by clicking here.
FEATURING: three custom outdoor pools; a full size indoor basketball court; a 72 seat movie theater with 17 foot screen, commercial audio/visual, and a stage for family talent shows and corporate presentations; an arcade; nature trails that meander thru magical forests and fields on our private 120 acres; side-by-side candlepin bowling alleys; an indoor mini-golf course; an 90 person conference room with unbelievable views; a yoga room; a toddler room with and tiny tables for arts-and-crafts; a giant kitchen and dining room; and a mind-bending treasure hunt that leads to secret rooms, passageways and clues! Continue reading for more details!
EVERYTHING IS BRAND NEW! Everything is furnished and cleaned with the same high standards as the rest of the Hilltop Mansion properties. Enter over the drawbridge and moat, under castle towers and gargoyles! Prepare yourself for a one-of-a- kind experience as you step into the Castle’s gigantic main entrance. This room is sure to impress your guests! In this grand foyer are sets of armor, tapestries, plush seating and views of the custom shaped pools at the center of the property. The entire castle is built into a horseshoe shape so that every single room, including every bedroom, has a view of the courtyard and the dazzling pools at its center. Like the pool at Hilltop Mansion, heating is optional.
BEDROOMS 1 – 16. Find your bedroom and unpack. Each bedroom has a custom private bathroom, a ‘smart’ TV, and glass doors leading outside to the courtyard pools. All twenty-six beds in the castle have hotel-quality linens which have been professionally cleaned and pressed for sound sleeping. Bedrooms 1-6 and 9-14 each have one queen bed. Bedrooms 7 and 15 each have four twin beds (bunk beds). Bedrooms 8 and 16 each have two queen beds. (Bedrooms 6 and 14 are handicapped equipped and ADA compliant.)
TOWER BEDROOMS. Tower Suite #1 and Tower Suite #2 are luxury spaces fit for a king! Lucky guests who sleep in one of the two Tower Suites will find themselves unpacking in a 1000 square foot bedroom at the end of a circular staircase and dimly lit ‘tunnel’. Both towers will feature second story views of the courtyard below, private balconies, private bathrooms with huge marble showers, king sized beds and more! You won’t find another bedroom like these!
In total there are 16 queen beds, 8 twin beds and 2 king beds inside Hilltop Castle.
RECREATIONAL INDOOR ACTIVITIES. We know that strengthening relationships within your group is the ultimate goal of your vacation, and the Castle is designed to help your family or company do just that. There will be so much to do inside the Castle that you might even wish for rain! After you unpack and start exploring the property, you will find that the West Wing of the Castle is filled with all kinds of exciting games for families, friends, or co-workers. Play pool on one of the regulation-sized billiard tables in the billiard room of the main floor. Go into battle together with side-by-side gaming stations in the video game room. For the youngest ones, there’s a toddler room with tiny tables and chairs for arts-and-crafts. Downstairs is the ‘dungeon’ area of the West Wing. This area is enormous! Down here you’ll find a castle themed mini golf course, a two lane bowling alley, arcade machines, even an indoor, full regulation size basketball court! This basketball court is the real deal, with 18 foot high ceilings, regulation markings, commercial rims and backboards. NBA players welcome! Lastly, you’ll find our 72 person Movie Theater and Stage Area in the dungeon!
MOVIE THEATER / PRESENTATION ROOM. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, this movie theater has a 17 foot screen and high-end surround-sound audio for the ultimate movie viewing experience. This 72 person theater also has a stage and podium for business presentations and software capable of broadcasting your PowerPoint presentation directly from tablet to screen. Make your next corporate retreat something special! When it’s not used as meeting space, this isn’t a typical ‘home theater’, this is your very own private commercial-grade movie theater with high ceilings, sloped flooring, custom lighting and much much more! The stage is perfect for talent shows, karaoke and live entertainment.
THE CONFERENCE ROOM. Back upstairs, at the end of the West Wing, you’ll find our 2700 square foot corporate conference center. This room is elevated from the rest of the Castle and encased in glass for panoramic views of the Pocono landscape. This room is well lit and ideal for corporate brainstorming sessions. The conference room seats 80 with customizable room layouts, breakout areas, charging stations, and an 80 inch monitor on the fireplace. No more boring, dreary conference rooms – your team is going to love this ultra-modern space! Who will come up with your next million dollar idea!?
TOP-CHEF KITCHEN. Now that you’ve seen the West Wing of the Castle, it’s time to move eastward into the kitchen. We know that part of the fun of renting a vacation mansion is cooking and eating together. This kitchen is set up for cooking and entertaining, fully stocked and with plenty of space. Here you’ll find brand new appliances including two ovens, four refrigerators, two dishwashers, two microwaves, a commercial coffee maker and a commercial grade sink. Ask about our private chef if your group wants all their meals prepared and served for them on site.
DINING HALL. Directly off the kitchen, the Castle’s Dining Hall comfortably seats 50 guests so everybody can feast together – and, of course, with dazzling views of the courtyard.
COCKTAIL LOUNGE. Beyond the dining room is a huge but cozy living space for ultimate relaxation after big meals. Loosen your belt and spread out with plenty of couches, three huge TVs, flicking candles, and two heavy castle chandeliers!
FITNESS AND YOGA CENTER. With all the eating you and your group will be doing, you’ll be happy to know you can burn the calories off tomorrow morning in this 2500 square foot space. At the tail end of the East Wing of the Castle you’ll find the Fitness and Yoga room. Like the Conference Room at the end of the West Wing, the Yoga room too is elevated from the rest of the main floor and encased in glass for more amazing views. You’ll be surrounded by the tranquility of forest, fields and mountains for your next Yoga Retreat. You can even hire our professional Yoga instructor to lead your group in exercise. In this room you’ll find high-end fitness bikes, pull up bars and plenty of yoga mats.
SURROUNDING AREA. If you and your group are looking for some off-site adventure, there is plenty to do in the surrounding Pocono and Catskill regions. You’re only a few minutes away from the Delaware River.l – go white water rafting, kayaking or fishing. Set up a tee-time at Woodloch Springs, a semi-pro golf course only minutes away. Beach Lake Water Park is only 10 minutes away, a great place for young ones. This park has water slides, bumper boats, Go Carts, arcade games and a splash pool. Up for a challenge? Bring your group paint balling or zip-lining. Want to relax instead? The Lodge at Woodloch is the number three spa in the world according to Spa Magazine, and it’s only a 10 minute drive from the Castle. You can go Para Sailing, jet skiing, or take a sunset cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack, a 17,000 acre lake only 20 minutes away. Want to go for gold? Try your luck at any one of the nearby casinos: Mt Airy Lodge, Resorts World, or Mohegan Sun. If you want to take it a bit slower, try horseback riding, or make reservations to any one of our local farm-to-table restaurants.
Every little detail in the design of the Castle has been well thought out with you, our guests, in mind. Hilltop Mansion is known for sparing no expense, and we certainly spared none on the Castle. No area is left undone. Plan your next family vacation or corporate retreat at the only castle of its kind, Hilltop Castle”.
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50 Castle Hill Rd
Beach Lake, Pennsylvania, 18405
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