Artist rendering of the three story ice houses and workers carving ice on the lake.
Artist: John James

Our History

Our Picturesque Historic Property

Trout Lake is a 100-acre lake built in the early 1900s as part of the thriving ice harvesting industry in the Poconos.

The painting above by local artist John James depicts the workers carving large blocks of ice from the frozen lake to be stored in massive five-story ice houses. The stone foundations of these enormous buildings are still standing, and one even forms the base of our Stone Overlook Pergola. The stored ice remained frozen throughout the year, as it was shipped via railcar to New York and Philadelphia.
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Vintage photo of ice belt.

A Touch Of The Past

Whether it be the impressive stone foundations of the five-story ice houses, the original path of the railroad that connected us to New York and Philadelphia, or the stunning natural beauty of the Pocono woodlands, we are surrounded by reminders from the past that we truly treasure. We take great pride and effort in our goal to preserve these historical features for not only our guests, but also future generations.

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Aerial photo of Trout Lake.

Looking To The Future

Since purchasing the Trout Lake facility over thirty years ago, our goal has been to provide a world-class summer camp facility combined with a highly sought after event and retreat center.

Each season we continue to upgrade and expand our offerings while maintaining the highest standards and ensuring we respect our natural surroundings. Our historic and rustic-feeling spaces combine with all the modern conveniences guests expect.

Trout Lake provides the ultimate destination for weddings, special events, retreat groups and summer camps. With new projects in the pipeline for upcoming seasons, we can’t wait to share the future of Trout Lake with you.


Ready to Come Visit?

We welcome you to come tour our facility, meet our staff, and see our stunning property for yourself! If you are too far away to stop in for a personal tour, no worries; we are happy to do a virtual tour and answer any of your questions.