One of the best weekend getaways in Pennsylvania, The Lodge at Woodloch is located in Hawley, Pennsylvania, in the Poconos Mountains, less than three hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Woodloch is an adult-only destination spa, and its luxurious accommodations are situated on a peaceful property. With gourmet food, a rejuvenating full-service spa, and abundant indoor and outdoor activities, Woodloch is a dream couples’ weekend getaway. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.

The Lodge at Woodloch Rooms and Suites

The Lodge at Woodloch Rooms and Suites  

The Lodge at Woodloch has 57 rooms and suites that are tastefully decorated with locally sourced furniture and marble bathrooms. All of the lavish rooms and suites offer down comforters, feather or hypoallergenic pillows, in-room fridges, oversized showers, and private verandas overlooking the gardens or the rock garden waterfall. Woodloch offers flat-screen TVs; high-speed Internet, in-room safes, plush robes and slippers, twice-daily maid service, and elegant toiletries.

The Deluxe Veranda Rooms have two double beds or one king bed and marble walk-in showers. The Veranda Junior Suites have one king or two queen beds, a private sitting area, and a walk-in shower and tub. The Veranda One-Bedroom Suites have a king or two queen beds, a full living room, two private verandas, and two full bathrooms.

Booking a stay at The Lodge at Woodloch involves choosing a vacation package that most closely suits your needs. There are a large variety of packages including ones for couples, mother-daughter getaways, father-son getaways, gourmands, expectant mothers, spa lovers, and girlfriends wanting to enjoy some time away. Each Woodloch package includes accommodation, three gourmet meals a day, full access to the gym and fitness classes, outdoor activities, creative classes, speakers and workshops, outdoor whirlpools and steam rooms, and a spa concierge to help you make the most of your stay.

Dining at The Lodge at Woodloch

Dining at The Lodge at Woodloch  

TREE, the restaurant at The Lodge at Woodloch, is committed to serving patrons creatively prepared gourmet food that is sourced locally and entirely organic. Using seasonal produce from Woodloch’s farm-to-table garden located on the property and other foodstuffs carefully selected from local markets and farms, the chef at Tree comes up with dynamite dishes. The menu is diverse and imaginative and features vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free foods at every meal.

Gourmands will enjoy chef-curated tastings, which last two hours and showcase an assortment of fine gourmet foods, which are prepared in front of you, and are paired with sommelier-chosen wines.

There are other options for lovers of fine food: cooking and baking demonstrations, lessons in making detoxifying juices, Old World vs. New World wine tastings, and a sommelier-led discovery into pairing wine with fine chocolate.

The Lodge at Woodloch Spa

The Lodge at Woodloch Spa  

The Spa is the centerpiece of The Lodge at Woodloch’s offerings. It is full-service, with a diverse range of offerings.

Massages of many types are available here. They offer traditional Swedish massages, invigorating Russian rubdowns, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massages, and rubs to release tension, to balance your chakra, and to soothe and heal tired muscles.

The Spa at Woodloch offers several different facials, which begin with an in-depth skin analysis to help determine your needs. The different varieties of facials include deep cleansing, sensitive skin, moisture-replenishing, anti-aging facials, enzyme peels, and a luxurious caviar facial designed to hydrate, lift, and firm your skin.

Full-body treatments include chocolate rub-downs followed by Swedish massage with chocolate Shea butter, and lavender or rosemary scrubs, all of which help increase your circulation and soften and exfoliate your skin.

Relaxing and safe pregnancy massages are available, and there are speciality tummy massages with lush lotions to help prevent stretch marks. Pre-natal shiatsu – pressure points – is offered to maintain the health of mother and child.

Couples treatments are performed in private rooms, and include a massage, exfoliation, and a soak in a tub of hot water brimming with fresh herbs.

Reflexology, shiatsu, and reiki – bringing healing energy to the body – are available at the spa, as is craniosacral massage, a massage that involves a light touch to the head to help assist the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

The Lotus Salon, adjacent to the spa, offers hair cut and coloring services, scalp massage, deep-conditioning hair treatment, manicures, pedicures, makeup services, luxurious foot soaks in beer or wine, and warm stone massages for tired hands and feet.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities  

The Lodge at Woodloch is nestled in the Poconos Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. Woodloch boasts a private lake, forested acres, and gardens, and it is close to the shore of the Lackawaxen River, which is a tributary of the Delaware River.

Outdoor activities beckon you. Fly-fishing in a year-round cold stream for wild brown and rainbow trout is one of the premier activities here. Fly-fishing and fly tying lessons are available, as are guided excursions to the faster-running Delaware River only 20 minutes away where trout and small-mouthed bass abound. Please note that a valid Pennsylvania fishing licence is required for all fishing at Woodloch.

The Country Club at Woodloch Springs is an 18-hole, par 72, 6,579 yard championship golf course, set across woodland, wetlands, and meadows, and it features a 14th hole that crosses a 220-foot gorge over river rapids 200 feet below.

There are four outdoor tennis courts, and rental equipment is available.

Kayaking on Woodloch’s private lake is a popular activity, as is hiking and biking on the nature trails that surround the lake and weave through the woods. Experienced cyclists will enjoy the rough terrain of the nature trails, while less experienced cyclists might want to try the back roads in the nearby Delaware State Forest.

River rafting on the Lackawaxen River is available in the summer, and snowshoeing is offered in the winter. Nature abounds at Woodloch, and bird watchers will delight in sightings of osprey, bald eagles, and great blue herons.

The Lodge at Woodloch is committed to farm-to-table dining and maintains a large market garden for that purpose. Lessons and informal talks about organic gardening are offered, as are demonstrations of companion planting. The head gardener welcomes assistance from guests of the hotel in the belief that getting your hands in the soil is beneficial to frayed nerves. The Lodge is very happy to have established two colonies of honeybees, which provide honey for the table, and Woodloch’s beekeeper regularly provides beekeeping instructions and talks.

If you desire further outdoor activities, The Lodge at Woodloch’s sister resort is only two miles down the road, and guests of the Lodge are welcome to use their facilities. There you can learn archery and shooting and scale their 30 foot climbing wall, ride a zip line through the trees, or enjoy using Segways on the nature trails.

Gym and Indoor Activities

Gym and Indoor Activities  

Should you wish to stay indoors, there is a tremendous variety of choices. You can get your workout in at the fully equipped gym, or you can pair with trainers who can help you take your workout to a new level. Woodloch offers fitness classes, whether you wish to engage in aerobics, yoga, guided meditation, or kickboxing.

Many of Woodloch’s offerings involve relaxation for your body and for your mind. To that end, instruction is available in several different types of meditation in Tai Chi and in Qi Gong, which is an ancient Chinese integration of breathing techniques, physical stances, and focused meditation. Guests are also welcome to get hydro massage under The Lodge at Woodloch’s indoor waterfalls.

The indoor pool is great for solo swimming or for taking a class. Exercising in water takes the pressure off your joints, so you can do high-impact aerobics and gain the cardiovascular rewards without straining your body’s limits. There are many classes for you to enjoy: an aqua boot camp, toning, weight classes without weights, and even water yoga.

For those guests with creative minds or for those wanting to try their hand at artistry, there is a bounty of classes to meet your needs and wishes. Instructions in many mediums is available, whether you wish to learn to work with pastels, watercolours, colored pencils, pen and ink, or acrylic paint. There are also classes in basic drawing, in decorating with natural objects, decorating birdhouses, making terrariums, working with mosaics, and even lessons in makeup artistry.

Meeting Facilities

Meeting Facilities  

The Lodge at Woodloch caters to business groups, and it is less than three hours away from two major urban centres: Manhattan and Philadelphia. Your meetings can be set in formal boardrooms, or you can have them in a relaxed living-room style room with sofas and comfortable chairs. Whichever you choose, business meetings are fully catered, and staff will provide you with varied menus for meals and snacks from an organic and creative menu. There are meeting concierges who will assist you in making the most out of your business meeting, and state of the art audio-visual equipment is available for your use.

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