THE LODGE AT WOODLOCH | Create your own ultimate experience at this all-encompassing Poconos spa resort, whether you’re looking to learn something new, uncover a hidden talent, or just kick back and relax.
drive time: 3 hours.
stay here: The Lodge at Woodloch, a destination resort set on 150 wooded acres in the Poconos’ lake region, offers luxury accommodations, meals and activities, most of which are included with your stay. The place offers guided hikes and bike rides; art, journaling and gardening classes and workshops; cooking demos and wine tastings; boating and fishing on a private 15-acre lake; tennis; and geocaching. Or simply head to the spa for some serious body-and-soul soothing. Rooms range $299-$519, suites $399-$719. Leave your bags at the desk prior to 4 p.m. check-in and/or after noon checkout to enjoy the resort activities and amenities for the rest of the day. 109 River Birch Lane, Hawley, (570) 685-8500, thelodgeatwoodloch.com.
eat here: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the on-site TREE Restaurant are included with your stay at the Lodge. Meals are light, fresh and flavorful spa cuisine, featuring produce and herbs grown in the property’s farm-to-table gardens. Wine and spirits are available at additional cost.
to-do list: Guests at the Lodge can play the 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course at sister property the Country Club at Woodloch Springs. (Look out for the 14th hole over “Hell’s Gate Gorge.”) Midweek rates are $78 before 1 p.m., $55 after; weekends $95/$70. 732 Woodloch Drive, Hawley, (570) 685-8102, woodloch.com.
The Lodge offers guided half-and full-day fly-fishing excursions ($250-$450 for two) on the Lackawaxen and Delaware rivers. Find a new favorite wine at the Lodge’s weekend tasting ($30).
Learn to waterski or test your archery skills at sister property Woodloch Pines, included with a stay at the Lodge. 731 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley, (570) 685-8000, woodloch.com.
for thrifty types: There are dozens of activities included with your stay, and tips and gratuities are all covered. A spa concierge is available to help with a personalized itinerary.
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