Contents of Tamiment Resort in Poconos to be Auctioned May 14 & 15

Luxury Resort Was Host to Danny Kaye, Other Famous Entertainers and Writers

MT. BETHEL, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire/ — Contents of the Tamiment Resort and Conference Center, one of the Poconos’ most luxurious and historic resorts, will be sold at auction May 14-15 at the resort.

The two-day sale by Teel Auctions of Mt. Bethel, Pa., will include furniture, collectibles from the resort, kitchen equipment, architectural items from the buildings, recreation items such as paddle boats and fixtures from throughout the well-known and long-running resort.

This is the second auction of the season of a world-famous Poconos resort. In March, Teel Auctions sold the contents of the Mt. Airy Lodge. That sale drew more than 5,000 registrants and international attention.

Tamiment is a 2,200-acre resort that began operations in 1921 as the People’s Educational Camp Society. Its roots are in the American labor movement, and it originated as a vacation retreat for members of the Waistmakers Union of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, who purchased land in 1919. It became a well-known gathering for retreats for intellectuals and academics to discuss culture and other subjects. Guest lecturers included historians such as Will Durant, who staged their own theatrical experiments. In the 1930s, deans of Ivy League colleges gathered to plan the future of higher education in the United States.

During the 1940s and later, Tamiment became a well-known resort and entertainment center. It regularly featured entertainers Imogene Coca, Carol Burnett, Woody Allen, Shelly Berman, Joey Bishop, along with scores of other stars. Danny Kaye was the star most closely associated with Tamiment, which for years was the site of the annual Danny Kaye golf tournament.

Exceptional among Pocono resorts for its architectural design and natural beauty, Tamiment’s buildings were constructed of local stone and wood by craftsmen. Their directive was to not “offend a tree or a chipmunk.”

Tamiment includes a one-mile lake and a 7,110-yard golf course created by famed golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Sr. The course is considered among the most challenging in the United States and among the top courses in Pennsylvania.

Following the auction, the grounds of Tamiment are slated for development as a residential community.

Items to be auctioned on Sat., May 14, include room furnishings, architectural items, electronic equipment and other items from the hotel portions of the resort. Items to be auctioned the following day will include paddleboats, power equipment, canoes, chairs and many items from the recreation center. Photos and descriptions are online at

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