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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I have been going here since I was around 8 with my family and travel there with my own little girls now. There is something for every age. So much to do and never a moment of boredom. The owners and staff make it a priority to have every guest feel like they are part of a big family. I have never been disappointed!!
We book the two meal plan since the kids never want to stop for lunch. Plenty of areas to grab some light lunch if needed. All meals are wonderful with a lot of food!
I have never had a bad experience here and it has been over 20 years of visiting.
You will not regret visiting Woodloch and exploring all they have to offer. I was very hesitant to spend the money, but I’m beyond happy I did! There is NOTHING to think about or plan once you get there. It was extremely busy when we were there and the resort was so over staffed and well organized that there was never any chaos. Every single staff member went above and beyond to make us feel special. Upon arrival, we felt the room was tight and within minutes, two maintenance guys came and rearranged the furniture to ensure we were comfortable. The food is delicious and definitely plenty of choices. I absolutely loved how each activity encouraged the parents to participate with their children. It truly taught us about teamwork and reconnecting. I loved unplugging from all the technology!! Only down fall is that there are a few things that cost “extra”. Just a few dollars, but it was still annoying that it wasn’t ALL inclusive. Can’t wait to go back!!
When I booked I was a little worried that my kids were too old for a resort like this. But with the clock counting down before my oldest goes off to college I wanted to try something that would encourage family time.
Well I got my wish. We had the best time and my teens loved it. There is so much to do that they never claimed boredom. And the food was wonderful. Can’t recommend it enough.
This place never disappoints. This is our 5th trip up the hills & mountains to this place. Breakfast gets you set up for a day of incredible adventures that keep you and your kids busy all day. The rooms are more than enough to keep you comfortable, but you hardly spend anytime in the room. The entertainment directors have come up with the best games ever to keep you challenged physically as well as mentally. I would advise everyone to look up this place before you go on vacation anywhere else. Woodloch owns family vacations in the winter/spring break period for our family.
Amazing grounds and amenities. Food plan is well worth it, unbelievably delicious. Great for kids and the wait staff are the best. Every single employee is amazingly the most friendliest staff!!!! Dan was our waiter for all our meals and he made the stay so pleasant. Everything was perfect. We love the family feeling with the staff and Entertainment man Sam is a permanent fixture. Great!!!!