What's the story behind the Penn Hills Resort?

Back in the day, it was a big deal to go to the Poconos in Pennsylvania. People still do go and there are still some beautiful resorts there, but sadly it does not seem as popular as it once was.

Similar to what happened here in New York, once travel became more mainstream, people took advantage of that instead of going to local places. The upkeep of the resorts also started to get too much and owners couldn't keep it up with the sharp decline in customers.

The Poconos isn't that far from the Hudson Valley and it's pretty easy to get to from here. A lot of people from the Hudson Valley went to the Poconos for their honeymoon or spent many romantic weekends there.

One resort in the Poconos has sadly fallen into pretty bad disrepair and it's just sitting there rotting away.

What resort is rotting away right near the Hudson Valley?

Penn Hills Resort was known as the "Paradise of Pocono Pleasure" and was known for having a very nice New Year's Eve Party. The resort is located in Analomink The resort has the iconic Poconos staples like round beds, heart-shaped bathtubs, and more. So, what happened?

What happened to the Penn Hills Resort?

Oh boy, a lot happened. Back in 2009, the co-founder Frances Paolillo passed away at the age of 92 and the resort reportedly closed about 2 months later. Allegedly, the resort at least 1 million in back taxes, and workers did not receive their final paychecks.

Sadly, thieves and flooding started to ravage the place and it just fell into worse disrepair.

In 2012, small portions of the resort were sold and the former 40-acre gold course became part of a nature preserve. A few years later in 206, a group of investors purchased the property but sold it in 2017.

In September of 2017, one of the main buildings burned down and the former gold clubhouse was demolished. Yikes, what a horrible story and ending for such a beautiful place.

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Many residents have complained about the decaying resort and feel it's a hazard to the community. Rumors have been swirling that some demolition has been happening over the past few years and some of the buildings have been taken down on the property.

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