Pocono Mountains Value Getaways Offer 'Work Relief' With Fall and Winter Escapes

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The idea of a much needed break from the workweek is one that has sadly slipped from the consciousness of today's over-stressed workers. As Expedia.com's annual Vacation Deprivation survey reports, more than one third of Americans, in fact, will not take all their allotted vacation days this year.

The idea of a much needed break from the workweek is one that has sadly slipped from the consciousness of today's over-stressed workers. As Expedia.com's annual Vacation Deprivation survey reports, more than one third of Americans, in fact, will not take all their allotted vacation days this year. The Pocono Mountains Work Relief campaign is trying to change this psychology and encourage overworked employees to buck this trend and assert their right to escape with midweek and weekend value packages ranging from all-inclusive family resorts to intimate bed & breakfast hideaways at http://www.WorkRelief.com. Work Relief package highlights include:

Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort, Hawley, PA
Stay two nights at this idyllic property and receive a third night free, including a 10% discount at the property's lakefront restaurant. Rates begin at $76 per night based on double occupancy, valid Sunday - Thursday through April 30, 2009. Visit http://www.workrelief.com or call 570-226-4388 for more details.

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Lake Harmony, PA
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club offers a Work Relief package with overnight accommodations including use of the fitness center, pools and whirlpools as well as scheduled daily activities. Rates begin at $99 per night, based on double occupancy available Monday - Friday through December 31, 2008. Excludes holiday weeks. Call 1-800-255-7625 or visit http://www.workrelief.com.

Paradise Stream Resort, Mount Pocono, PA
Cozy resort offers breakfast, dinner and entertainment nightly with accommodations in a spacious suite replete with log-burning fireplace, private indoor heated pool and dry sauna. Rates begin at $125 per person per night, based on double occupancy available Sunday - Thursday through December 25, 2008. Visit http://www.workrelief.com or call 570-839-8881 for more details.

Pocmont Resort & Conference Center, Bushkill, PA
Through April 6, 2009, stay two midweek nights and receive the third night at 50%. Includes breakfast and dinner daily and use of resort facilities. Rates start a $78 per person, per night. Excludes holidays. For more information visit http://www.workrelief.com or call 570-588-6671.

Midweek and Weekend

Woodloch Resort, Lackawaxen, PA
Enjoy a full list of daily activities, nightly entertainment and three full meals. Rates begin at $119 midweek per adult per night with children six and under free. Weekend rates begin at $195 with discounted children's rates. Valid through November 2, 2008. Visit http://www.workrelief.com or call 570-685-8000 for more details.

The Inn at Starlight Lake, Starlight, PA
Through December 21, 2008, guests will receive 30 percent off for booking two weekend nights and 40 percent when booking a two-night stay midweek. Rates begin at $60 per person, per night based on double occupancy. Visit http://www.workrelief.com or call 570-798-2519 for more details.

Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA
Located at the edge of the Delaware River, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort offers a midweek Work Relief package with overnight accommodations, cart and green fees for 18 holes. Rates start at $110 per person, per night, midweek. Weekend rates begin at $162. Valid through November 25, 2008. Not valid on holidays. Call 570-424-4000 or visit http://www.workrelief.com.

Breakfasts/ meals included
A number of properties will give guests complimentary breakfasts or meals as part of there Work Relief package, including the Hattree Inn, The Inn at Jim Thorpe and The Inn at Pocono Manor. Visit http://www.workrelief.com for details.

For a more complete listing of Pocono Mountains packages at country inns, hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds, check out http://www.WorkRelief.com.

About the Pocono Mountains
With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania's Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands and 170 miles of winding rivers. Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 163 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261miles of hiking and biking trails, over 35 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing and open access to nine state and two national parks.

Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains, located within driving distance of most major East Coast cities. This region teeming with history offers year-round cultural tours and art exhibitions, abundant antiquing and brand-name shopping and a full calendar of festivals showcasing the heritage, music and food of the Pocono Mountains.

Even the most discerning traveler will find comfortable accommodations in the Pocono Mountains, which offers an eclectic mix of resorts, distinctive properties and quaint, country inns and bed and breakfasts.

Comprehensive Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at http://www.800poconos.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667). The Pocono Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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