The Lodge at Woodloch
What We Love
- Daily meals plus the use of all lodge facilities are included in the flash rate
- Sparkling 40,000-square-foot spa and fitness center
- Idyllic Poconos setting on Lake Teedyuskung
- Daily class and activity offerings range from painting and drawing to fly fishing and kayaking to cooking demos and wine tastings
- Delicious, healthy farm-to-table fare at Tree restaurant
What To Know
- Best for couples, girlfriend getaways and golf outings — not families, as children are not allowed
- Alcohol is not included in the rate
- Some classes and activities are for an extra fee
- A two-hour drive from New York City and a three-hour drive from Philadelphia
Nature nurtures and inspires at this stone and wood lodge built in 2006 amid 150 acres of rolling woodlands and lakes. Public spaces, like an intimate fireside lounge, welcome the outdoors through floor-to-ceiling windows in shades of sage, stone, bark and merlot, complementing the Poconos’ seasonal grandeur, whether snowy white or lush green. In hallways connecting the spa, lobby and guestrooms, the natural ornamentation is swapped for works by local artists including Laura McManus and Chris Magdini.
Bed and Bath
The 57 guestrooms and suites are tranquil retreats that offer a seamless mix of nature and modern luxuries. All are airy and spacious, with full walls of windows and furnished private terraces overlooking the woods and lake or the rock garden waterfall. Large bathrooms have double vanities, enormous rain showers with a bench, and enclosed toilets, and come stocked with Essential Elements amenities and plush robes. All the mod cons are here too, including flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and desks with plenty of outlets.
The sparkling 40,000-square-foot spa is the lodge’s crown jewel, and no amenity is missing in its secluded treatment rooms, state-of-the-art fitness center or indoor/outdoor pool complex. Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms includes a fireside lounge with forest views along with a sauna, steamroom and hot tub. Outside, an infinity whirlpool and outdoor pool are sybaritic swimming holes amid the trees. The signature treatment is a Rosemary Awakening massage with just-picked herbs from the lodge’s seasonal Healing Garden, and there’s a phalanx of therapists who will tailor facial, massage or bodywork to your every whim. The fitness center is stocked with Cybex equipment, and trainers are on hand to get you in shape or just show you how to turn on the TV on your elliptical machine. For foodies, the aptly named Tree restaurant is a farm-to-table showstopper with cathedral ceilings supported by wood columns and a towering window wall that makes you feel as if you’re perched among the treetops.
In the Area
While nearby Hawley has a certain Norman Rockwell charm, everything you could possibly need or want is on hand at the lodge and its sister properties. Bordering the lodge, the Country Club at Woodloch Springs has been recognized as a top golf course by Golf magazine and Golf Digest. The 18-hole championship course winds over 6,579 yards of forest, wetland and meadow, with a signature 14th hole requiring duffers to carry 220 yards over a gaping river gorge. Tennis, anyone? Head over to Woodloch Pines Resort, where there are four new hard courts for match play. This neck of the woods is renowned for its trout fishing, and the lodge offers fly-fishing and fly-tying classes along with private instruction and trips. Learn to cast in the waters of Lake Teedyuskung or set out for the Lackawaxen River, a tributary of the Delaware that teems with wild brown and rainbow trout. And whether you want to find your inner Picasso in an oil painting class or learn how to illustrate with traditional quill pens and ink, there are more than 20 classes offered all week long in the lodge’s inspiring art studio.
How to Get There
Just made my first trip to Woodloch and definitely won't be the last! I've been to other highly-rated spas that cost much more money and Woodloch has everything you want. My daughter and I took full advantage of classes and spa experiences and everything is top-notch. Woodloch is smaller than some resorts and had a cozy feel that I really liked. The staff were great, very helpful and friendly, but didn't hover which I also liked. Meals were excellent. I would have liked an option for a quick breakfast or lunch, or snacks somewhere, some kind of cafe which they don't have. The shop is great but only food there is chocolate bars.
We had some difficulty signing up for workshops which you can only do the day of, and couldn't get through on the phone when desk opened.
Didn't want to leave. This is an amazing place and everyone is so helpful, kind, and caring. The food is AMAZING, the rooms are beautiful. Nothing but great things about this place. My facial was the best, which I could have stayed longer.
Wanted a relaxing winter getaway with my daughter that was not too far away from Bucks County. It was perfect. Beautiful location and lodge, delicious food, wonderful service, interesting classes in meditation, yoga, cooking, art, and many more. Great spa with a wide variety of services, a large pool and an outdoor jacuzzi. Fun to experience as it was snowing! What’s not to like?!
You must visit the Lodge at Woodloch. We went for a girls weekend and the trip did not disappoint. The staff is super friendly and efficient, the food is incredible, the classes are great and the spa is fantastic. I can't say enough about our long weekend!
Every time I leave The Lodge at Woodloch, I begin to anticipate when I can return. It is simply one of my favorite destinations EVER! The facility itself is breathtakingly beautiful, and the amenities are luxurious. The Spa is a highlight. A wide variety of services, cozy and well-appointed lounges, and a gorgeous pool ensures that no two visits will be alike. I discover something new each time I visit. The outdoor whirlpool is a must-experience, especially in the dead of winter! Spa lovers will not be disappointed.
The Lodge at Woodloch features some of the best resort food I've ever tasted. Visually, everything that comes to your table is a feast for your eyes. The seasonal flavors are decadent and rich. I devoured everything I ordered! The desserts do not disappoint! I loved the little cookies available during lunch. I was traveling with a friend who has severe food allergies, and I witnessed her enjoy her meals more during this stay than I've ever experienced with her!
In summary, you will be overjoyed to have discovered this heaven on Earth! Prepare to be pampered and to soak in all of the beauty that nature has to offer.