As of July 2015, the Birchwood Resort in the Poconos is an abandoned property. The current owners have announced plans to build a new resort on the property, however.
The Birchwood Resort closed in 2001. Prior to its closure, it had been open since 1953 and was known as a honeymoon destination for couples. The property had a private airstrip that couples could fly in and out on. Some of the amenities available included a nightclub, badminton courts, paddle boat rentals and private cabins for rent.
The abandoned resort made national news in late 2014 when fugitive Eric Frein, who murdered a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and critically injured another in an ambush, was captured at the airstrip.
C. Castle LLC has owned the Birchwood Resort since 2008 and had it listed for sale in 2014. It announced plans to build a new resort on the site in June of 2015. The proposed new resort would be called the Spa Castle Grand Resort and would include a hotel with 150 rooms, 300 condominium units, a private water park, a spa and meeting rooms. As of 2015, the project is currently in the planning stages and no dates have been set for construction.