What We Love
- An activity-packed Poconos retreat, including breakfast, dinner and a suite optionThe TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2015, as the number-one family hotel in the country
- The incredible range of things to do, from attending a carnival to taking a cooking class
- The adult-oriented offerings, like an 18-hole golf course and access to The Lodge at Woodloch’s spa
Take the kids on a vacation to remember, or simply get back in touch with your own inner child, at the hotel that TripAdvisor voted America’s best and the world’s sixth-best for families. Woodloch Resort is passionately devoted to the spirit of play, offering dozens of activities and adventures for all. Schedules vary from day to day, but all four seasons – because this is a year-round getaway – there’s something fun to keep you busy and make you feel young again.
Archery? Snow tubing? Paintball? Mini golf? These are just four of the ways that you can let loose here, and not even the most unusual ones, either. That honor goes to activities like “Cake Wars,” the massive scavenger hunt, the drum circles and the miniature winter and summer Olympics. You can also partake in an “Amazing Race,” chute down a waterslide, watch a staff theme show, try an 18-hole golf course or choose between bumper cars and bumper boats. You’d hardly even know that all the other Pocono mountains are just outside – or that you’re old enough to attend the adults-only wine tastings.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of 15% is payable directly at the hotel. The resort fee includes access to all Woodloch activities, amenities and nightly entertainment.
Rooms and suites
Accommodations at Woodloch are spread among buildings all over the property, featuring varying floor plans, views and décor styles (some are rustic, while others skew more modern). The motel-style Classic Standard rooms occupy a central location near the main lodge and are packed with rustic charm. An accordion door separates the bedroom and living-room area. You’ll have two queen beds in the bedroom, plus two single day beds in the living room. Edgewater suites, which look out over the lake from their private patio or balcony, are split between the Springbook and Mountain Laurel buildings, which offer indoor access to the pool complex. These accommodations offer two queen beds in the bedroom, plus a regular couch and a queen pullout couch in the living room (separated by either a door or pocket door). Some of these suites offer an extra bathroom, while others hold a kitchenette, washer and dryer.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the main dining room, which is frequented by costumed characters that children will love, with many dishes incorporating high-quality, regionally grown ingredients. You’ll have breakfast and dinner included with your stay.À la carte dining is also on offer at several Woodloch-owned or -affiliated restaurants, like the Clubhouse at Woodloch Springs and more formal TREE Restaurant. Lighter bites are available lakeside and poolside, and there’s a country store and market for purchasing to-go snacks or fresh produce.
Woodloch Resort is sisters with the Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure Readers’ Choice destination spa The Lodge at Woodloch. As a guest at the former, you have easy access to the latter, whose exquisite wellness center measures 40,000 square feet. Pick a facial, a body treatment or a hair service at Lotus Salon, and enjoy the cozy fireplaces, soothing waterwalls and adults-only setting. Please note that transportation between the two properties is not provided.
This lakefront TripAdvisor number-one family hotel in America of 2015 didn’t land such a huge honor without coming up with a staggering list of activities, for kids of all ages. You’re in the Poconos, with plenty of forms of outdoor recreation to keep you busy, but the resort has dozens of its own ideas for keeping you busy. In addition to biking, jogging and hiking, you can attend a carnival, participate in a miniature Olympics, enjoy bumper boats in the warmer months, go snow tubing in the colder months and watch an entertaining show with the property’s own staff. If you’re partial to more typically grown-up pastimes, there’s an 18-hole golf course, and perhaps you’ll even get to attend a wine tasting.
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Everything about Woodloch caters to the entire family from toddlers to seniors. This was our second, but definitely not our last vacation at Woodloch. The activities encourage family participation and has something for everyone to be involved. The service is unbelievable!! There is nothing that you request that is not honored and with a smile. The food is well prepared and the wait staff goes out of the way to fulfill whatever the guests desire. Kudos to Woodloch!!!
We spent 4 days in Woodloch in August 2019. The place is beautiful. The lake is picturesque. We did the meal plan for all 3 meals which was very convenient. The staff is very helpful and happy. The meals are at specific times -- breakfast 0830 to 0930, lunch 1230 to 1330, and dinner 1800 to 1900. You just need to sit down during that time. The service is very efficient. The food was excellent. Arrived very quickly and was exactly the way we wanted it. There is so much to do, that we wanted to spend as little time at meals.
Our favorites activities were the kayaking and paddle boarding. The kids enjoyed the go carts. The pool is really nice. The swimming area in the lake is clean and deep (the kids like to jump in since it is 16 feet).
The shows at night were so good. We especially liked the juggler. The comedian was funny and clean. There was a guy playing the guitar was excellent. We also did the drumming circle.
I did the class that is offered at 0800 each morning.
The Wednesday morning class was 45 minutes of Body Flow which is a combination of yoga and aerobics
The Thursday class was Pilates, which I never did and was so much fun.
The Friday class was HIIT. Again so much fun and a great way to start the day.
There was no class on Saturday morning.
There is the sports center at the Springs which is 2 miles from the mains area. They have 5 Peleton bikes that you can sign up for. There was so much to do at the main area that we didn't make it there.
The perfect destination for a family vacation. Activities for all ages from 1-100 in a beautiful setting. Many types of accommodations make it easy for a small family or a large multi-generation crew or large group. Our extended family of 19 enjoyed the pools, lake, shows, bingo, go-karts, arts & crafts, rice crispy challenge and more. A truly great family time.