Press Trip

With being married for a little over five years, we know all too well how important it is to get away and enjoy some alone time together as a couple. This is even more important when a child is involved. Now that our daughter is older, we try our best to take as many vacations together as a couple, even if it is a simple road trip for a weekend getaway like our recent visit to the Mount Airy Casino Resort.

Mount Airy Casino Resort Landscaping

You’re probably wondering is this the Mount Airy from those cheesy commercials back in the day? No it isn’t, that place closed in 2001, and Mount Airy Casino Resort opened in 2007. Making itself the first AAA Four Diamond casino resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. It has 1,800 slot machines and 80 table games. There are 188 luxury hotel rooms with beautiful views of the Pocono Mountains and 18-hole golf course, an indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, and a 16,000 square foot spa, salon and exercise facility. It also has five restaurants and a Starbucks on site.

Mount Airy Casino Resort Landscaping

After learning about all that Mount Airy Casino Resort has to offer, and it being only 2.5 to 3-hour ride from Nassau County we decided to take advantage of an offer for a two-night stay, and spend quality time together as a couple. We needed it! So one Friday afternoon, we dropped off our daughter to her grandmother, and hit the road in the 2016 Mazda3 Grand Touring.

Mount Airy Casino Resort Mazda3 Grand Touring

We arrived to Mount Airy around 7:00 p.m., and around this time the line for complimentary valet parking was pretty long; however, it was well organized so we didn’t sit around too long. The valet staff was courteous, opened our doors, and even offered to help with our bags. I didn’t pack a lot, but my husband did. I have no idea where he thought he was going. We had a laugh about it after we checked-in and got to our room (#630).

Mount Airy Casino Resort

Our room at Mount Airy Casino Resort was located on the 6th floor with a view of the golf course and lake. The queen-sized bed was comfy. The room was clean, and we loved the bathroom. The walk-in shower was large enough for the two of us to enjoy showers together. With an intrusive 5-year old we don’t get to do that as much anymore.

Mount Airy Casino Resort Bathroom

After coming off of a 10-day cleanse, and being stuck in traffic, we were excited to finally eat some [solid] food. We made our way down to Guy Fieri’s Mount Pocono Kitchen, which luckily for us is open 24-hours. We kicked off the start of our couple’s weekend with a drink each: a Cadillac Margarita for me, and a Victory Brewery Golden Monkey for the husband. We both enjoyed the appetizers we selected. The Brisket Tacos were good, and could have been a meal on its own, and my husband enjoyed his hot wings.


Guy Fieri’s is also the place where we’d have breakfast during our weekend getaway.


 The next morning, after we had breakfast, my husband went back up to the room to do work while I headed to the spa for a massage. That’s an even exchange, right? The massage was really nice. The masseuse was attentive to my needs, and I enjoyed the massage so much that I fell asleep. Now that’s a great massage!

Mount Airy Casino Resort Spa Selfie

The spa has a sauna and steam room. There’s even a lounge to relax after treatments where guests can sip on tea, and/or spa water, or even chat it up with other guests. Thank God for this room because I would have never met Bridgitte of Black Bridal Bliss and her husband.

Mount Airy Casino Resort Spa Loung

We later took a tour of Mount Airy Casino Resort with them, and eventually had dinner at Bistecca by Il Mulino.

Bistecca by IL MULINO combines its heritage of hand-crafted pasta, local seafood and farm-fresh vegetables prepared in the classic fashion of Abruzzo’s cuisine with the comforts of a modern Steakhouse, it’s meticulously selected meats hand-cut by our Executive Chef and it’s skillfully appointed Wine menu featuring the very best varietals from around the world.

Mount Airy Casino Resort Bistecca by Il Mulino.

Bistecca by Il Mulino was the perfect setting for our [double] date night, and mood-setting prelude to seeing Sinbad perform at Gypsy’s the onsite club and showroom. Sinbad was hilarious. We definitely enjoyed his show, and would see him again. We were surprised at how much we actually enjoyed his jokes.

  There was an after party at WET, the indoor pool. We stopped by for a bit, but we were too exhausted to stay. Plus, we had to take advantage of as much uninterrupted rest as possible. But, if we ever make it back to Mount Airy, at least we know that even if we aren’t overnight guests we have pool access with a purchase of a $15 day pass. However, an adult hotel guest must accompany children only. For Non-Hotel Guest Day Passes you must be 21 years or older.

We enjoyed our weekend getaway, and can’t wait to do it all over again, and soon! If you’re a parent of a five-year old you can understand why we emphasize soon. We were able to enjoy each other’s time uninterrupted, relax, eat good food, and even make new friends.

Mount Airy Casino Resort has pretty much everything a couple needs for a weekend getaway. Whether you’re into gambling, looking to relax, enjoy a romantic meal, or even a show, Mount Airy Casino Resort has something for you. The best part is that the resort is less than 90 minutes from Philadelphia, New York City and northern New Jersey.

There’s just one thing we think you should be cautious of if you’re sensitive to cigarette smoke or if you’re pregnant. The casino and restaurants are on the same floor. Although the side of the casino that’s closest to the restaurants is non-smoking, cigarette smoke can be smelled throughout the floor.

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If you have any questions about planning your next weekend getaway to Mount Airy Casino Resort, I’ll be happy to answer them. For reservations, call 1-877-682-4791 or visit http://www.mountairycasino.com.

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Disclosure: A press trip was coordinated to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own and are honest. 

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  • What a cute couples getaway! Looks like you guys had a great weekend trip and I would love to go to the spa.

  • Betzy Carmona

    Such a nice trip

  • The resort looks beautiful and the spa a must-do!

  • Valerie Robinson

    Oh my…take me there! It all looks like a dream – good company, nice atmosphere, food, spa, beautiful hotel!

  • This place looks ah-mazing!!! I need all.of.that!!

  • I always love travelling to the Poconos. This location looks awesome, so I will be adding it to mu bucket list.

  • foodfashionandflow

    Looks like the perfect couples get away. The spa looks Amazing!

  • Sounds like a really nice weekend. That brisket taco looked all kinds of good. I laughed at you all actually liking Sinbad’s jokes. For some reason that was funny.

  • I could definitely use a weekend getaway like this sometime soon! I’ve heard of the Poconos but don’t know much about the area. Now I’m curious.This resort looks awesome! Glad you guys had some good alone time…you deserve it!

  • Taking a break as a married couple is a must! My hubby and I like to do the same thing as our budget permits.

  • Kirstin

    Me and my sweetie so need a weekend getaway. I may just suggest this resort/casino. It looks fabulous and the food! The french toast was calling my name.

  • Dude Mom

    We need a weekend away soooo badly! Looks like you guys had a blast!

  • This looks like such a fab getaway! I love taking time with my hubs and enjoying a kid free vaca. I think it helps our relationship! The spa lounge looks lovely!

  • This getaway looks amazingly comfortable and relaxing. I love getaways and this looks like one I can rock with.

  • Everything looks and sounds amazing – from the food to the spa – except the smoke. I am old enough to remember restaurants with smoking sections…

  • Shari Neal Williams

    Your trip looked fab! That room, that food, OMG! This post is making me want to book a trip there right now.

  • BoyzRuleOurWorld

    I can’t wait for us to get a weekend away next month! It looks great & the food looks so good. I’m hungry now lol Glad you & the hubby got to enjoy each other’s company!

  • The French Toast looks great and the crab legs! What a nice resort! Don’t feel bed, I often fall sleep during a massage! Glad you and your husband got some couple time!

  • marciaf

    This is just what any couple would need. What a bonus for you with the magnificent meals and the spa. It takes away the old image of a Pocono honeymoon with the heart shaped beds.

  • This looks like a nice place to get away for a few days. I’m not much into gambling, I worked in a casino long enough to pretty much cure me of that. lol But dining, spa, pool… Yeah. The place sure doesn’t look like pics I used to see of lodgings in the Poconos.

  • Eva

    Everything looks amazing! When I visited casinos in Vegas, the smoke was a problem. Our group was in a smoke free hotel, but there was no casino. I may have to fight through the smoke for this – that food looks awesome!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Looks like a fabulous resort! I haven’t been to Mt. Airy in forever. I used to go camping there with my boyfriend in graduate school back in the day. This hotel looks way more my style! We’re going to NYC for the weekend next weekend.

  • WOW.. Everything about this place looks great… From the accommodations to the food.. .especially the seafood.. OMG… A big plus is there is a casino on the premises…