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PoconosBest "Best of the Poconos" editorial team curates the best places to find the best for your lifestyle in the Poconos Mountains of Eastern, PA and serves them up to you in a fun and accessible way so you can enjoy the best the Poconos has to offer. This Best Of the Poconos is not a popularity contest where each business can vote itself in. Our editorial staff verifies that each business listed is the actual and official Best in its class by first hand experience along with the popular vote. This is the Official Best of the Poconos.


2015 Best of the PoconosPoconos SpaDay Spa - A tie between Shear Design Day Spa , South Sixth Street, Stroudsburg with a tremendous amount of experience and a penchant for making you feel comfortable, Shear Design is a great place to spend the day, and Ken and Company, Main St. Stroudsburg, Ken's attention to detail and the new second floor spa rooms and lounge make time here a comfortable experience.. It's the "Battle of the Day Spa's".


2015 Best of the PoconosDrinking water, local-not bottled - We taste tested 4 local water sources, Stroudsburg Municipal, East Stroudsburg boro water, bottled water from the supermarket, and well water from a home in Paradise Township. AND THE WINNER IS....Stroudsburg Municipal Authority. Clearly the winner (pun intended). The best taste and clarity. Odd to think that water from town could be better than your own well. They must take a great interest in the amount of chlorine and other treatments to keep the water tasting so good.

2015 Best of the PoconosKennel - Gatehouse Kennels, Airport Road, East Stroudsburg."The Pet Resort of The Poconos". If you're vacationing in the Poconos, bring your pet(s) along, drop them off at this place and expect them to feel and act like THEY'VE been on a honeymoon when you pick them up.




2015 Best of the PoconosPedicure - Shear Design, South Sixth Street, Stroudsburg. Try this on for size... the Spa Pedicure This wonderous thing includes; an extended massage, nuturing clay masque, and hot aromatic towels DURING the clipping of your nails. Here's heaven on earth.



2015 Best of the PoconosYoga Class - Level 1 or Level 2/3 at Sundari taught by Yoga With Chris. Just once a month you have the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the country. Chris is most well known for her fun, playful, yet intense teaching style. She believes that a healthy yoga practice should focus on the journey and not the destination. Chris studies across the U.S. She completed her Restorative Training with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen at Kripalu in January of 2005. Most Recently Chris has come to find passion through AcroYoga. She completed her AcroYoga training in August of 2006 amidst the beautiful vineyards of California under the direction of Jason Nemar and Jenny Sauer-Klien. Chris finished her 500hr Teacher Training with Dharma Mittra in NYC in October 2006. Chris is Registered with the Yoga Alliance as a 500hr ERYT.

2015 Best of the PoconosPlace to Live - Hamilton Township Well, OK, Cherry Valley, if we must be specific. There are times and places when, if you shut out all the noise in your mind and just enjoy the view... you'll think you are in West Virginia. The rolling hills, the solitude, they way the sun comes up over the mountains in the morning. It's truly a shame to tell you about this, 'cause if Elmer's family ever decides to give up some of the estate y'all be standing right in line next to me to buy a piece.


2015 Best of the PoconosPoconos Lakefront livingBest Vacation Home Resort - Pinecrest Lake Golf and Country Club - Pinecrest is the Poconos best priced, best value in a Poconos Community for Vacation Home living. With amenities like, Lake with beach, clay tennis courts, pool complex with slide and snackbar, central water and central sewer and a tight knit community that is extemely well managed, this is the spot to buy a vacation home. There are now very reasonably priced BRAND NEW Poconos lakefront homes available for sale.

2015 Best of the PoconosBest Health Club (Gym) We are still looking for the best Health Club or Gym in the Poconos. Vote Here.

But, we can assure you it is NOT RetroFitness on Rt 611 in Stroudsburg. While, they have put millions of dollars into bright lights and yellow paint, the managment policies and staff are not the kind of people we can suggest doing business with. Can you imagine a company that has a policy that your membership is "absolutely non-cancelable" YET, they have the right to assign your membership to any other company they choose!

Get this... the contract you sign says that you are not allowed to wear jeans into the facility or they can cancel your membership! AND, if for some reason, you end up with a partial disability, YOU CAN NOT CANCEL. (You would have to prove you are "permanently disabled".)

PoconosBest advice... just don't go there.

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