After a quick stay Boston native Georgina Rutherford is checking out of the Pocono Manor Resort.
"It was nice, quiet. I understand there were 13 people here," she said.
They'll be some of the last ones, at least until 2022. The historic hotel is closing at the end of November.
When it re-opens the public is in for a whole new view and experience.
"A series of decks coming down that will be used for food and beverage. Enhanced stonework out there that will feed people into the chairlift that will take them down to the valley below where Pocono Lumina will be," General Manager Don Snyder said.
Lumina is an outdoor forest fantasy. It's an interactive sensory experience designed by an international firm that has similar sites in Canada, Japan, and Singapore.
It's a far cry from the hotel's opening nearly 120 years ago.
"When the Quakers founded this place in 1902 they did for the beauty, location, fact it had streams, wonderful landscape," Snyder said.
A landscape that at one time held an ice rink but will make way for an outdoor bar and renovated terrace. This will coincide with the opening of nearby Pocono Springs, a $350 million entertainment village. It includes an aquarium and indoor vintage drive in movie theater.
"One thing the Pocono Mountains are good at is reinventing themselves," said Pocono Mountain Visitor Bureau Vice President Brian Bossuyt.
Bossuyt says recent expansions by Camelback, Kahalari and others have been a magnet for tourists. 28 million came in 2018, a record for the region.
After seeing the plans Rutherford plans to check back in.
"I clearly will come back when it's finished," she said.
So too will employees. All Manor staff are being temporarily re-assigned to another area resort.