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 returned from a 2 night stay with friends. I cannot say enough about how amazing this place is! We only stay at the most luxurious hotels when traveling and I will say this was the one of the very best that I have ever stayed at. The attention to every detail is amazing from the exquisite food to wonderful activity classes of every kind, attentive housekeeping to spotless spa and its amenities. They never run out of pool towels, used towels and showers at spa are immediately cleaned in a very unobtrusive way. It is run like a very well oiled machine. Staff are all so friendly and helpful. I believe all guests must say to themselves upon departure that they will return, as we did.
What an amazing experience in every way! I cannot say enough about how wonderful the entire staff was. We were treated like a part of their family. The food was simply top notch. The activities were fun and relaxing; the spa was fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. I don’t think there’s anything else they could’ve done to make my Mom, sister and my experience any better.
I found The Lodge online - looking for a "reset" in life. I was researching best destination spa / wellness resorts to go to in the US. They came up repeatedly in the top ten and definitely did not disappoint.
I went for 5 days which was a good length of time to relax, try different services / outings going into town and pamper myself. If you're looking for top notch, high quality accommodations, to get spoiled while getting away from life for a bit, this place is it!
Beautifully built in the Poconos Mountains - perfect for outdoor lovers. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!
This was my second visit to Woodloch and, again, it did not disappoint. Everything from the greeting by the reception staff to the accommodations, food, fitness classes and spa was exceptional. I love this place and can't wait to return!
We loved everything about the Lodge. From the guard at the gate to the bell staff to the spa attendants we felt pampered and special. Our room was beautiful with a view of waterfalls. The food was excellent. Our massages were amazing. The classes were great. We will go again!