On a private lake in northeastern Pennsylvania, The Lodge at Woodloch's gabled buildings makes the most of the area's natural beauty. Country-luxe armchairs face stone fireplaces; sunlight filtered by trees pours through the floor-to-ceiling windows around the indoor pool. Passion fruit semolina pancakes are on the breakfast menu at Tree restaurant, and the dinners are gourmet.
The luxuriously designed rooms (Frette linens, Pennsylvania bluestone in the baths) have French doors opening onto verandas, many overlooking the lake or the woods. The heart of the Lodge is the Spa: expect the best— the founders trained at Canyon Ranch, but word has it the service here is even better. Your stay includes use of all the spa facilities, 3 healthful gourmet meals a day, access to inspriational speakers, classes, adventure excursions, and more, at no extra charge.
Design, nature, reflection and inspiration
Learn the art of happiness, or how to pair wine with food. Talented and inspirational guest speakers are scheduled year round.
Tree restaurant was voted "Best of Cuisine" by SpaFinder's readers—some of whom must have tried the roasted lobster with basil risotto. 3 gourmet meals plus snacks and treats are offered throughout the day—all at no extra charge.
The Spa has everything from Pilates to pedicures, but here's what you won't easily find elsewhere: soaking pools set amongst rocks and trees, heated waterfalls cascading into whirlpools, and private fireplace lounges.
Hawley, PA is in northeastern Pennsylvania, less than 2 1/2 hour's drive from New York City, and 3 hours from Philadelphia. The local airport is Cherry Ridge Airport in Honesdale, PA, open to private planes and helicopters. The nearest commercial airport is in Scranton (Wilkes Barre/Scranton International (AVP), and transportation to the Lodge is available for a fee.