The Lodge at Woodloch is an adults-only destination spa resort set on seventy-five acres in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Pocono Mountains. Lake, forest, and meadow make up the Waldenesque setting of this spa, where peaceful morning kayak expeditions are as popular as the treatment. In 2018, The Lodge was named a United States Top 10 Destination Spa by Travel + Leisure magazine. In 2019, they bumped it up to World’s Best.
“Escape from urban life at this lakeside retreat on 150 wooded acres two hours northwest of New York City, where hatha yoga sessions are followed by rounds of golf and wine tastings. The 40,000-square-foot spa is made for languid afternoons, thanks to its fireplace-equipped quiet room and hydromassage pools.”– Travel + Leisure
We say: Oh, yes, this is très chic – chichi, even. Plus wine.
“Rooms here are surprisingly un-spa-like, tricked out as they are with plasma-screen TVs, wireless Internet, cushy beds, private balconies, and dark chocolate truffles that appear every evening on the bedside table. Onsite property Tree Restaurant and Bar feels oddly like the Fountain at Four Seasons, except the view is of a white oak forest, not the traffic around Logan Circle.
Its petite gourmet meals, which change daily, break typical spa-cuisine rules: There are omelets and full-caf coffee for breakfast, burgers, smoothies at lunch, and beef carpaccio and molten chocolate soufflés at dinner.”– Travel – Nurture Your New-Age Self at Philadelphia Magazine.
The real draw is the spa, where you’ll begin your session with a soak under the hydro massage waterfalls, then head to one of the 27 treatment rooms for reiki, Thai-inspired herbal massage, sound therapy, hydra facials, and more. Check out the current spa packages.
For a family or group vacation in a resort setting, besure to have a look at the spa resort’s sister property, Woodloch Resort. General consensus is that the it’s the best family resort in the Pocono Mountains, and possibly the best in the country.
According to Forbes Magaine, Woodloch is “widely recognized as one of the most luxurious and innovative destination spas in the country. The Lodge at Woodloch pampers guests from the moment they arrive with attentive, discreet service that takes indulgence to new heights.”