The Lodge At Woodloch, Pennsylvania – Usa

The Lodge at Woodloch embraces a philosophy of personal awakening. As so many individuals get swept up in Pennsylvania the whirlwind of life, our luxury Poconos resort gives you an opportunity to shift from your everyday routine and re-focus on yourself. Pennsylvania

You are able to reconnect to creative and stress-relieving outlets that will continue to benefit you long after you leave…The Lodge at Woodloch offers over 35 classes per day for you to explore your passions, discover new hobbies, or re-discover your interests.

We encourage you to take a path less known and push your limits for, within the challenge, you will find a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. Often times, our classes compliment each other in unique ways.

Our team of experts have gathered their recommendations of classes and offerings that pair well together. For the latest offerings, check the class and activity schedule for your desired dates.

Luxury Pennsylvania Accommodations Await You

Escape to your own private country estate, or so it will seem…in the quiet wing where our guest rooms and suites nest. Each of our 58 rooms offer the simple luxuries and warm comforts expected at an award-winning Pennsylvania resort.

Each and every room features a private veranda where you can relax and watch the sun rise over the lake, or a quiet evening listening to the restorative sounds from the Rock Garden Waterfall. Each moment soaking in nature from your private sanctuary will help you unwind and prepare you for your wellness journey.

All destination spa guest rooms and suites feature an approach to luxury that is simple and uncomplicated. The biophilic design inspiration was thoughtful of the time and place with subtle hints of nature and our unique location, while aware that guests are visiting for self-discovery and relaxation.

Luxury Adult-Only Accommodations at The Lodge at Woodloch

At The Lodge at Woodloch, each of our 58 very special accommodations offer the warm comforts of a private country estate.

Guests can choose from the selection of rooms and suites such as the Veranda Classic Standard, Veranda Junior Deluxe or a Veranda One-Bedroom Suite and can further customize their stay by selecting all-inclusive rate packages with either the Intro to Spa Package or the Complete Spa Package.

Veranda One-Bedroom Suite

Experience our One-Bedroom Suite with a King bed and the comfort of a fully-appointed living room, two private verandas and two full bathrooms with walk-in showers and a bath.

Veranda Junior Deluxe

Our nine Junior Deluxe rooms are furnished with a King or two Queen beds. King accommodations offer the added comfort of an intimate sitting area. Each of our Junior Deluxe rooms offer a marble walk-in shower and bath, along with private verandas that feature views of our woodland gardens and private lake.

Veranda Classic Standard

Our 48 Veranda Classic Standard rooms are each furnished with a King or two Double beds. Veranda Classic Standard rooms feature marble walk-in showers and views from your private veranda of our woodland gardens and private lake or our rock garden waterfall.

Artfully Crafted Organic and Locally Grown Spa Cuisine

Elevated amongst the tree tops with glimpses of the glistening private lake, TREE Restaurant and Bar offers a diverse menu that is anything but the ordinary spa cuisine.

With a focus on starting with only the best ingredients, the Chef team hand selects naturally-raised meats, fish, and organic, locally grown vegetables. With three functioning gardens on property, you can bet that the fresh flavors that only nature can create are the highlight.

The floor to ceiling windows and soaring beams allow the great outdoors to create the environment throughout the seasons.

All overnight package stays include three artfully crafted gourmet meals daily with dinner on your day of arrival and lunch on your day of departure, plus energizing snacks offered throughout the day at our tea bars and lounges.

Our state-of-the-art Chef’s Kitchen offers cooking and baking demonstrations throughout the week as well as special-event dinners and special guest chef partnerships. Special dietary needs can be accommodated by sharing in advance of your arrival.

Savor the Art of Fine Dining

At TREE Restaurant, you’ll dine amongst the treetops on a diverse menu of creatively prepared gourmet food, featuring naturally-raised meats and fish and organic, locally grown vegetables.

Complement your meal with a selection from our award-winning wine list or a cocktail from the bar. In addition to your dining experience, our Chef’s Kitchen offers cooking demonstrations, Chef-hosted dinners, and special seasonal events.

TREE Hours of Operation

Reservations are required for dinner. We suggest allowing at least 2 hours for dinner if you have additional evening plans. Dress for dinner is resort casual (no bathrobes, hats, or fitness gear). The required age of guests at The Lodge at Woodloch is 16 years and older.

Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Dinner reservations required)

Executive Chef Josh Tomson

Executive Chef Josh TomsonA graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City and the New York Wine Tasting School, Executive Chef Josh Tomson brings in over 15 years of culinary expertise and preference for local, organic and sustainable products.

He enjoys visiting farmers markets, and purchases local products whenever possible. Throughout the years of his culinary career Chef Tomson has been incorporating a farm-to-table philosophy, and assisting the properties he worked for, to become more sustainable and green-friendly.

“I am thrilled to lead this talented team at The Lodge at Woodloch toward a path that is so engrained in my own beliefs. The philosophy of letting nature nurture takes my passion toward local farm foods and pairs it with our amazing surroundings and the result speaks for itself,” shared Chef Tomson.

An Unexpected Approach to Gourmet Spa Food Preparation

TREE Restaurant, our restaurant and bar, embodies our belief that food that is good for you can also be sophisticated, artfully presented and graciously served. The Blackmore Farm and Orchard is approximately two acres and is in walking distance of our destination spa resort.

Within the two acres are a hoop house and two high-tunnels to help provide year-round growing opportunities. We also have lots of compost – three resorts-worth, preventing over 80,000 pounds of food scraps in our landfills per year.

While building the footprint of the farm, a 50-year old hand-built cistern was discovered from the previous farm. We love discovering pieces of history on our land!

The Blackmore Farm and Orchard provides a selection of the vegetables and herbs used at TREE Restaurant, as well as our occasional Farm-to-Table Cooking Demonstrations featuring just-picked items.

Additionally, the garden provides farm-to-massage table healing herbs and flowers for select spa treatments. Items such as rosemary, lavender, and calendula have abundant healing qualities and are grown with care each year.

We have also designed the Blackmore Farm and Orchard to act as a learning environment, with gardening classes that provide practical tips for your own gardening practice at home.

Our talented team of Chefs often share recipes using our farm fresh produce and herbs in our monthly emails and in cooking demonstrations. The Lodge at Woodloch is committed to local, fresh foods.

Our Chef team has searched high and low to find like-minded local farms to help supplement our seasonal menus. We are proud to support local farms and to have a true connection to where our food is coming from and how it is grown/raised.

Chef Curated Garden Dinners

Executive Chef Josh Tomson is switching up the typical Farm to Table dinner by bringing the Table to the Farm! Intimate Chef-led tasting dinners will take place right on the deck at the Garden Shed. The two-hour tasting will be led by Chef Josh as he selects the harvest focus for the dinner.

Our chef will prepare and discuss the dinner that will be paired with our Sommelier-selected wine. The dinners will take place seasonally each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm and are weather dependent.

Honey Bees

A honey bee haven has been established in one corner of the garden to help naturally pollinate the garden and surrounding area. Four fully functioning hives reside in our garden and our Beekeepers have developed a bee education workshop to share their knowledge with the guests.

The four hives (or colonies) house over 200,000 bees and create honey to harvest year after year. Having home-grown honey for spa treatments, cooking demonstrations, and seasonal menus is a very sweet perk of having the bees on property.

However, the biggest perk of this workforce is how they sustain the natural biodiversity that surrounds the property. With remnants of an old orchard, a naturally occurring cranberry bog, and three herb and vegetable gardens, there is no shortage of work that needs to be done for these mighty masters.

Cooking Demonstrations

The Lodge at Woodloch has created a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen that allows you to enjoy special cooking and baking presentations with our talented Chef team. Learn new cooking techniques, healthy and surprising ingredient alternatives, and elegant and fun presentation skills.

You’ll learn how to plan a menu around seasonal produce and herbs from the Chef’s Garden and prepare the new “superfoods” – the key to your healthy, active lifestyle.

The Lodge at Woodloch offers unique all-inclusive gourmet retreats. Private cooking demonstrations can also be arranged for individual guests as well as for corporate groups.

Cooking Demonstration

Learn new cooking techniques, healthy and surprising immune boosting ingredients and elegant presentations.

Mocktails & Mimosas

Do your ears perk up when you hear the telltale pop of a prosecco bottle? Do you think every drink is just a little bit nicer with bubbles? Prosecco is no longer just a sparkling wine, it’s a cultural phenomenon.

Join us for an hour of tasting and creativity using organic and handmade mixers, and Garden grown herbs for your own “party in a glass”.

Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Join our sommelier for an in depth look into the various characteristics of wine varietals from around the world and learn how they pair tastefully with delicious chocolates. The discussion is open to “experts” at all levels. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

Wine and Herbs ($)

Wine is like people, the vine takes all the influences in life all around it, it absorbs them, and it gets its personality. Spend some time in our Tree House Herb Garden and then use your senses to find the flavors and aromas in your wines. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

Wine List

Woman sitting on stone the wall of a wine farmOur award-winning wine list was hand-selected by our in-house Sommelier, Leslie S. Britt.

Leslie S. Britt DipWSET/ CSW/Sommelier:

Leslie began her love of wine in a small unpretentious Oregon vineyard after graduation from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff Arizona.

As a West coast girl she never dreamed she would someday have the opportunity to manage a 9,000 bottle cellar on the East Coast, work a harvest in Italy and move to London to finish her education, earning a Diploma in Wine and Spirits with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (the stepping stone for the Masters of Wine).

Her love of travel has taken her to some of the most exciting and remote places where wine plays an integral part of everyday life. When asked what the best part of this job is? “Hearing the stories behind the labels from the folks who lived them.” And the worst? “Counting those 9,000 bottles.”

Leslie’s role at The Lodge at Woodloch has blossomed as a wine educator, Sommelier, Mixologist, presenter, and mentor.

Whether you desire an artfully mixed cocktail or a glass of wine, the extensive list of fine wines, spirits, and ales available in our TREE Restaurant will both complement and complete your fine dining experience.

Spa

Awaken your body, mind, and spirit at this Northeast Pennsylvania escape.The Lodge at Woodloch is a sanctuary for the senses.

Whether relaxing in the co-ed Whisper Lounge, enjoying the Aqua Garden’s Hydromassage WaterWalls or activity pool with floor to ceiling windows surrounded by nature, you can choose to be as active or relaxed as you wish.

Our luxury adult-only Poconos spa offers a unique selection of expert body treatments, massages, facials, and salon services designed to create heightened levels of relaxation and well-being. Our Spa Concierge will personalize an itinerary specific to your needs and desires.

Luxury Spa Facilities & Services

27 treatment rooms for customized face and body treatment. Private men’s and women’s spa retreats, include:

Signature private shower/changing rooms

Separate men’s and women’s saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools

Private men’s and women’s fireplace lounges

Co-ed post-treatment relaxation rooms:

Whisper- A Silent Sanctuary

Gather- A Social Suite

Additionally, there is an outdoor screened porch with cozy seating

Aqua Garden includes:

Co-ed soaking pools with heated Hydromassage WaterWalls

Indoor pool especially designed for aqua classes

Outdoor horizon-edge whirlpool for year-round use

Three MindBody Studios for aerobics, yoga, meditation, and more

CardioWeight Studio – full cardio equipment selection, resistance weights, free weights

Pilates training area

Dedicated room for rowing and Pilates towers

Spinning Room

Amenities For Your Spa Experience

Razors and shaving cream

Plush robes

Spa sandals

Blow dryers and curling irons in the grooming area

Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand lotion, and grooming amenities

Tote bags and water bottles for overnight guests

Feel your worldly burdens melt away as you refresh and rejuvenate at The Lodge at Woodloch, a destination spa with treatments and services customized to meet your unique wellness goals. Relax and unwind as your body, mind, and spirit are awakened and transformed.

The Lodge at Woodloch also offers a variety of spa and golf vacation packages and group retreats to further enhance your journey to personal awakening.

Float Therapy

A hydrotherapy experience that provides a profound sense of relaxation and weightlessness with immediate healing qualities for the body, mind, and soul.

The float cabin can be used as a sensory deprivation experience, as the water and solitude removes sound, light, and outside stimulants to allow for a unique meditative state. Or, choose to stimulate the senses by adjusting the lighting and music.

With high levels of Pennsylvania Epsom salts, the benefits of Float Therapy include the relief of muscular tension, joint inflammation, arthritic pain, and skin ailments, as well as improved sleep and concentration. Float Therapy can also help to reduce headaches, high blood pressure, and more. Float your worries away!

Perfectly Paired

Relax and reconnect during this indulgent couple’s spa experience. Nourish the body and soul with side-by-side Swedish massages in our couple’s suite, using aromatherapy oils of grapefruit and jasmine to inspire enthusiasm and enhance any occasion. Continue the connection as you enjoy a beverage and treat together in our lounge following your massage.

Blues Be Gone

This massage ritual helps ease the symptoms of adrenal fatigue—headaches, depression, stiff muscles, and aches—by enhancing the immune system and re-energizing the mind.

A Swedish massage incorporating ginger root oil and acupressure techniques eases muscular stiffness and unwinds emotional tension. This massage is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and renewed.

Meetings That Inspire, Retreats That Reignite, and Gatherings That Unify…

With the luxury of proximity to major metropolitan areas such as New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia, The Lodge at Woodloch offers intimate and luxurious meeting suites in Pennsylvania that will provide the background for meetings that inspire, retreats that reignite, and gatherings that unify.

An escape that promotes health, wellness, and personal awakening at its core, allows for more productive, inspired, and meaningful gatherings.

Our full service staff can help customize an itinerary specific to your needs. From outdoor teambuilding adventures to gourmet chef-led presentations to meeting breaks shaped specifically for your group to help energize or relax…your next gathering will set new standards.

A Perfect Destination Within a Short Drive

With the luxury of proximity, please let us welcome your next meeting, corporate retreat, or group getaway at The Lodge at Woodloch – one of the premier luxury spa resorts in the Poconos, and event destination with a natural ability to inspire.

Speakers & Events

Experience a full schedule of exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness.

Diverse opportunities are offered to discover a greater understanding of life, love, self, spirituality, health, finances, politics, music, healing, the environment, and our world.

Discover Your Creative Talent

Discover your creative side and enhance your lifestyle at Pennsylvania’s idyllic self-discovery retreat. Explore new or hidden talents with watercolor painting, drawing, and cooking classes as well as wine tastings designed to help you tap into your passions.

Below is a sampling of creative discovery classes that may be offered at The Lodge at Woodloch and evolve throughout the seasons. Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current creative discovery classes, dates, and times.

Acrylics on Canvas

Create a beautiful winter scene painting of an enchanting super-moon among evergreens and stars.

Alcohol Inks on Porcelain Tiles

Create a set of four coasters using alcohol inks on porcelain tiles. You can bring your own ideas or be inspired by the samples in the studio. No experience necessary.

Basic Decorative Hand Lettering

Join and discover how to create basic cursive letterforms by applying calligraphy principles to decorative hand lettering using standard pencils and markers you likely already own! You will be able to create a small displayable sign with your newly acquired talent!

Chakra Bead Class 

Balance your chakras and lift your spirits by selecting from mala beads to create a beautiful and meaningful energy bracelet.

Decorating with Nature

Gain techniques to create your own decorations made from items found in nature, either for display outside of your home or for bringing the outdoors inside. A collection of items to inspire your own creativity, easily found in nature or grocery stores, will be available to make a wreath or arrangement to take with you.

Decorative Birdhouses

Birdhouses are beautiful and unique. We provide the birdhouse, crafts and natural items. You provide the creativity and inspiration to create and decorate a beautiful birdhouse to take home with you and display.

Dot Mandala Vinyl Records

Practice balance, free your inner artist, and paint a beautiful Dot Mandala Record! A ‘mandala’ is a term taken from Hinduism and Buddhism, that represents the universe.

The Mandala design has also fascinated psychologists throughout the years, linking your Mandala design to your self, ego, and personality. Participants will learn to use dotting tools on vintage records to create these stunning pieces.

Explore Stamps and Printmaking

Come make your own stamps and prints using a traditional linocut printmaking technique. Images of birds, florals and other nature inspired elements will be provided to create your own one-of-a-kind stamp. Then, use your stamp to create your own pattern on a note card. Your beautiful stamp is yours to take home.

Florals with Colored Pencils

Learn simple, yet effective techniques for highlighting, shadowing and blending of color using colored pencils while creating a beautiful floral drawing you will be proud to display or give as a gift. Previous art experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Gel Press Printing

Experience the unique world of gel press art. Choose from a variety of leaves, petals, or other precut stencils that speak to you and create one of a kind prints. This simple process allows you to choose your colors that result in images that are unpredictably beautiful.

Handpainted Garden Tote

Paint a canvas tote to proudly carry garden vegetables, groceries, toys, etc. We will be using inks and acrylics to personalize your fun recyclable tote bag that can be used for all occasions!

Introduction to Drawing

Awaken your creativity with visual expression and discover your inner artist. Drawing differs from painting in that it is much more exploratory with emphasis on observation and composition. Leave inspired by your journey to self-discovery and a picture that shows off your rejuvenated artistic energy.

Lotus Mandalas

Join in a relaxation based, fun, light hearted class where you will create a beautiful Lotus Style Mandala by applying easy to follow patterns and designs. Color or shade your Lotus Mandala if you so desire, and experience a level of relaxation only creative focus can help achieve. No previous art experience is necessary.

Mosaics

Using a mix of tiles and glass pieces, design a beautiful and colorful work of art to display or use in your home. Your mosaic piece is yours to keep.

Open Air Painting

Become an open air painter… take a short hike to one of our breathtaking views and paint on site with our artist in residence to guide you along the way.

Outside Inks

Enjoy the fresh air as you collect a few nature nuggets from our grounds. Leaves, ferns, acorns, pinecones and more are waiting to be collected in our beautiful forest. After selecting your items you will use brilliantly colored inks to create a patterned masterpiece inspired by nature!

Paper Marbling

No experience or artistic talent necessary. Come have fun with inks water and paper to create an original piece of art or stationary.

Pastels

Embrace velvety rich colors with magic at every stroke. Pastels offer a softer side and meld the worlds of painting and drawing together. Join us to discover the softer side of color expression.

Pebble Art 

Using river bed pebbles, dried flowers, sticks and other natural found items, create abstract or representative scenes of your own personal meaning on a canvas

Find the story in your creations, Pennsylvania exercise your imagination, and get in touch with the artist in you. No prior knowledge or skills necessary! Discover the true integration of art making and practicing joy!

Perfectly Twisted Gems

Create your own stunning sterling silver wire wrapped gemstone ring! Choose from various rough cut or tumbled gemstones and learn two styles of wire-wrapping. You will use pliers and small hand tools to create a beautiful ring, a perfect reminder of your time at The Lodge at Woodloch.

Silk Scarf Painting

Brush paint freely onto a silk scarf to create a beautiful one of a kind wearable piece of art. No experience necessary.

Tree Slice Coasters

Celebrate the Winter season and create memories making custom stenciled coasters on wood slices. Stencils for coasters will include snowflakes, trees, letters to craft your own monograms, and other seasonal designs. Each attendee may create up to 4 coasters.

Watercolor Flower Study

Taking a step into simplicity by painting one petal at a time. Come experience a pure form of watercolor painting, by using beautiful flowers as an inspiration to guide us to painting what we see.

Watercolor Painting

Explore new, hidden, or forgotten talents. This two-hour watercolor painting class offers you the opportunity to express your feelings through simple brushstrokes.

Discover the pure beauty of nature and our surroundings by taking time to stop and really notice the colors and textures of our Pennsylvania countryside and capture it on paper. Leave with a finished work of art and a new or renewed creative side.

Zendoodle

Join in a relaxation based, whimsical art class where you can explore your fun, creative side drawing pattern based, organized doodles. Learn how to develop them into beautiful designs that you can color or shade if so desired. No previous art experience is necessary, anyone can Zendoodle!

Zodiac Constellation Sign

Create your own custom zodiac sign painting for yourself, a friend or to celebrate a new birth. Paint your constellation against a galaxy of stars on canvas using a variety of painting techniques, shimmering paints, and stencils for your zodiac sign name and constellation.

Get lost in the night sky and celebrate your place amongst the cosmos. Paintings are done on an 8×10 inch canvas.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

The Pocono Mountains allow for outdoor exploration galore!

Get outside! Nature is a splendor and it is at our fingertips in our beautiful Pocono Mountain resort. Whether seeking a personal challenge or craving a dose of nature, our Outdoor Experiences Department has just what you need.

The marvel of our surroundings is that Mother Nature changes each season and we reflect those changes in our offerings and classes.

ARCHERY

Want to test your skills at archery? Our beautiful wooded range is the perfect place to learn about the exciting, challenging, and technical sport of archery.

Find out what it takes to perfect your balance, coordination, mental focus, and upper body strength to successfully master this art. Our Outdoor Experiences staff is on hand to assist with basic instruction and ensure that you hit the bullseye!

BIKING

Below is a sampling of biking activities that may be offered at The Lodge at Woodloch and evolve throughout the seasons. Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current biking classes, dates, and times.

Basics of Mountain Biking

Embark on a forest adventure! This trail ride, exploring our winding woodland trails and old logger paths, offers a moderate challenge. Mileage varies depending on trails used and desire of the group, but generally averages 3 miles.

Fat Pennsylvania Tire Biking

Mud, steep climbs, snowy singletrack- our (seasonal) fat tire bikes eat it all for breakfast! They’ll clear any climb, and will help you roost corners so hard that they won’t know what hit ‘em. Be sure to check out our fat tire bikes for a snowy excursion during the winter months.

Open Biking

Biking is an open activity available to guests at any time during Lily Pad hours (conditions permitting). Guides are on hand to assist you with our cruiser bikes, trail bikes, or fat tire bikes or to answer any questions that you may have.

DISC GOLF

Much like traditional golf, the object of the game is to complete each “hole” in the fewest strokes (throws). Unlike traditional golf, there are no carts, no clubs, and no membership needed.

The disc is thrown from a tee area toward an elevated basket (the “hole”) with the same goal as traditional golf, to complete each hole in the fewest strokes or throws.

FISHING

Below is a sampling of fishing classes that may be offered at The Lodge at Woodloch and evolve throughout the seasons. Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current fishing classes, dates, and times.

Fly Casting

Join our guides for an introduction in fly-casting. This class will be outside on one of our lawn areas, an overview of the rod, reel and basics of proper technique will be covered.

Ice Fishing

Visit our Outdoor Experiences Center, The Lily Pad, to learn the basics of ice fishing. Our guides are on hand throughout the day to help you discover the art of fishing in Winter weather. Conditions permitting.

Open Fishing

Come down to our own Little Lake Teedyuskung to learn the basics of fishing. Our guides will provide you with all the gear and assistance needed to enjoy this leisurely activity. The Lodge at Woodloch’s Little Lake Teedyuskung is a catch and release only lake. Conditions permitting.

Tenkara

Join our fly-fishing guides for an introduction to Tenkara, a simplified, Japanese style of fly fishing. They will discuss a little bit of the history, then go into equipment and set up. You will learn the differences Pennsylvania between Tenkara and conventional fly tackle, flies, and also have the opportunity to cast these unique rods.

GARDEN PROGRAMS

The Lodge at Woodloch has always been known for its focus on nature. Regular garden workshops are an integral part of the activities calendar including cultural practices and seasonal tips and suggestions for home gardens.

The Lodge at Woodloch gives guests the opportunity to “get their hands dirty” and learn about where and how food is sourced – a natural fit with the spa’s philosophy of personal awakening.

Below is a sampling of garden classes that may be offered at The Lodge at Woodloch and evolve throughout the seasons. Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current garden classes, dates, and times.

Garden Harvest

New to the garden line up, this class is designed to teach guests how to pick greens, herbs and vegetables the proper way to ensure healthy plants, and bountiful harvest. Weekly, different plants will be chosen, and guests will be able to take home a bag full of fresh organic produce as well as new skills as gardeners.

Garden Tour

Join one of our farmers on a tour of Blackmore Farm’s vegetable and flower garden. We will discuss high tunnel growing, composting, companion planting, and many other gardening topics. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including mud!

Harvest Lunch at Blackmore Farm

Join Farmers Derrick and Sam for an unforgettable rustic lunch experience! Derrick and Sam will select the harvest focus for the lunch each week and then harvest, prepare, and discuss the meal right on the deck of the Garden Shed in the middle of Blackmore Garden.

Honey Bee Talk

Spend some time with our resident beekeeper, in discussion of the life cycle of the honey bee and their environmental importance. Various hive components and tools will be on display, and plenty of information given to be able to start your very own apiary!

Orchard Tour

Orchard Tour- Join the orchardist for a tour of our 2-acre orchard. We will discuss the dynamics of a diverse orchard ecosystem, highlighting soil biology, companion planting, beneficial insects, and proper fruit and berry plant management. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including mud!

Q&A with the Farmers

Come sit down with our farmers for an open ended discussion on all thing agriculture. Topics may include organic vs conventional growing, CSAs, good and bad bugs, or anything else you’re interested in. We’re always ready and able to help you plan your own garden. Bring your Q’s ’cause we got the A’s

HATCHET THROWING

Want a woodsy challenge? Sign-up for our Hatchet Throwing to showcase your skills of precision and focus. Our guides will be on hand to provide instruction and guidance. Let’s get throwing! Requires closed toed shoes, no prior experience is necessary.

HIKING

Below is a sampling of hikes that may be offered at The Lodge at Woodloch and evolve throughout the seasons. Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current hike locations, dates, and times.

Blackmore Farm Hike

A glacial bog, mixed wood forests, farm to table garden, and an orchard await you on this easy 2 plus mile on property hike. Hiking Time: 120 min

Spring Ridge Hike

Join our guides for an easy-moderate hike through a vibrant young Oak forest, enjoying low-bush blueberry and huckleberry plants along the way. You will traverse old logging trails and new trails gaining glimpses of Woodloch Springs and scenic ridges of the Lackawaxen Valley in the distance. Hiking Time: 150 min

West Falls Creek Trail Hike

Join our guides on an easy 2 mile hike. The trail meanders through a rustic farm property, and ever-changing wetlands. Enjoy strolling through towering pines, ancient apple trees, and lush wild meadows. Hiking Time: 110 min

KAYAKING & STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING

Below is a sampling of kayaking and paddle boarding activities that may be offered at The Lodge at Woodloch and evolve throughout the seasons. Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current classes, dates, and times.

Open Kayaking

Our very own Little Lake Teedyuskung is a unique and rare ecosystem, also a cranberry bog, and home to many turtles, mammals, and birds. Kayaks are available and staff is on hand to assist so you may explore our beautiful lake at your own leisure.

Evening Kayaking

End your day with a relaxing, guided exploration of the lake and wetlands as the lilies close and the fish seek out the evening hatch. Ducks, blue herons, and beavers are frequently encountered as they too prepare for the night.

Discovery Kayaking

Enjoy a leisurely paddle around our lake as the morning mist lifts and the wildlife welcomes a new day. A guide will be with you to offer insight and interesting facts about this truly unique eco-system and its inhabitants. Let the calming sounds of the water and the strokes of the paddle set your pace for the rest of the day.

Fitness Kayaking

Experience a great upper-body work out on our scenic Little Lake Teedyuskung through a series of unique drills and exercises focusing on stamina and maneuverability. Fun and challenging at the same time, it is ideal for novice and advanced kayakers alike.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Experience this popular water sport on Little Lake Teedyuskung, our Outdoor Experience Guides will be available to assist you with tips and techniques as you paddle on our beautiful 15-acre glacial lake.

LOTUS LABYRINTH

The custom designed Lotus Labyrinth at The Lodge at Woodloch offers a sanctuary to host a series of workshops hugged by the arms of the forest.

Uniquely designed by Katja Marquart, Associate Dean & Head of Interior Architecture at the University of Wisconsin, the Labyrinth features a lotus flower at the entrance and exit of the Labyrinth, 9 circuits and a surface area of over 1,500 square feet.

The Lodge at Woodloch team called upon the Veriditas Organization, the authority on educating and training about Labyrinths throughout the world to certify them on Labyrinth Facilitation.

What is a Labyrinth? According to Veriditas: “The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a path of prayer and an archetypal blueprint where psyche meets Spirit. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center.

There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. Unlike a maze where you lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that can help you find your way.

MINDFULNESS IN NATURE

Below is a sampling of nature classes that may be offered at The Lodge at Woodloch and evolve throughout the seasons. Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current nature classes, dates, and times.

Botanical Hike

Take a hike with Heather, our resident Certified Herbalist, on a nearby trail to meet the plants up close and personal. While immersed in the beauty of the woods, learn helpful hints for identifying these plants and simple methods for using them yourself.

Decorative Birdhouse

Birdhouses are beautiful and unique. We provide the birdhouse, crafts and natural items. You provide the creativity and inspiration to create and decorate a beautiful birdhouse to take home with you and display.

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

Join Heather, our Certified Herbalist, for a walk along one of Woodloch’s woodland trails to discover the edible and medicinal plants that can be found not only throughout the region but in your very own backyard.

Heather will share helpful hints for proper identification, as well as easy and efficient methods for harvesting and preparing these plants at home.

Ritual of Tea

It is no secret that tea may be the perfect complement to the rush of a busy, complicated life. Come join our Naturalist Joshua for tea and we will show you how to make your favorite tea time into a mindful experience that also connects you more deeply to the Earth and the environment surrounding you.

Seasonal Foraging: Edible and Medicinal Greens and Flowers

Ever wonder what plants you could eat in the wild? Did you know that those weeds you pull from your garden could make a delicious salad? Join Heather, our Certified Herbalist, in discovering what edible and medicinal plants you may have growing near you.

Sensory Walk

Join our Nature Guide and use all five senses to explore our beautiful wooded property. Learn techniques for a walking meditation and end with hot tea incorporating wild edible plants.

Sunrise Photo Walk

Explore the outstanding beauty of our grounds at a time often referred to by photographers as the “golden hour.” No sunrise is the same and each one offers its own magical experience. Remember to bring your camera or cellphone!

Terrariums 

Like a miniature greenhouse, these microworlds create their own natural water cycle to produce their own moisture. Your terrarium is yours to keep.

Wild Medicinal Tea

Have you ever tried Pine Needle Tea? Join Heather, our Certified Herbalist, in brewing up a medicinal tea using wild plants harvested from the forests and meadows of Woodloch. Class will begin with a short walk to where we will meet the medicinal plant(s) in its natural habitat.

THE LODGE AT WOODLOCH FITNESS & AQUATIC CLASSES

Rediscover the joy of exercise at one of the prime Hawley, PA hotels: The Lodge at Woodloch. Select from a wide variety of group classes and one-on-one training at this award-winning fitness health spa, located in the Poconos Mountains.

Work out in our uplifting state-of-the-art CardioWeight Studio. No tedium, no pressure, no judgment. Do what works for you – at your own pace – with gentle assistance, encouragement, and personalized guidance from the caring certified trainers at our fitness spa center.

Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current fitness classes, dates, and times. A convenient and luxurious getaway in Northeast Pennsylvania, our revitalizing Northeastern PA fitness spa resort is just a short drive from New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

AQUATIC

Aquatic classes are a huge trend in the fitness world. The Lodge at Woodloch offers a selection of water-based fitness classes where professional trainers will guide guests through a series of exercises designed to challenge and tone the body.

Experience aquatic bliss at our destination spa in the Pocono Mountains. The class options change and evolve with the season so be sure and check the class and activities schedule each week.

Some of the aquatic offerings include Aqua Toning, Aqua Tabata, Aqua Jog, Aqua Zumba, Splash Dance (Pole Dancing in the Water), and WAVE (Hydro Trampoline Class).

CARDIO

Cardio classes are of course intended to provide a great aerobic workout. The goal at The Lodge at Woodloch is to provide that boost in heart rate AND leave you with a smile on your face!

Most classes are so fun, you won’t even realize you are working out! With classes for all levels, you will find your perfect match! See the class & activity schedule for current offerings.

TRX

TRX is a form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability while having fun.

Through a TRX Suspension Trainer, our team of experts will guide you to leverage gravity and your own body weight to complete a set of exercises. TRX can be easily modified for all fitness levels.

YOGA

A wide variety of yoga classes are offered at The Lodge at Woodloch that allow yogis of all levels to explore their practice on the mat. Classes like Barry White Yoga and Chair Yoga are great ways to learn about the practice with limited movement.

The Great Wall of Yoga and Vinyasa Flow are a greater challenge for deeper stretches and poses. The options go on with Honey Lounge Yoga, Nature Yoga, Yoga for a Healthy Back, Hatha Yoga, Heart Opener Yoga and more. Or, just come for the Savasana.

MEDITATION

Did you know that meditation has been known as the fountain of youth? Some studies show that those who meditate have a younger mind (by decades) than those that don’t meditate. Whether you are new to the practice or are heavily meditated, enhancing your knowledge and practice is always helpful.

Try unique takes on a meditation practice through classes such as Walking Meditation, Meditation to Rumi’s Poetry, or Inner Smile Meditation. A guest favorite is Breathe and Change Your Life. Start your day in the perfect way with Gracious Intentions. The list is extensive and ever-changing.

TAI CHI & CHI GONG

Tai Chi and Chi Gong (Qigong) are ancient practices that combine slow, deliberate movement, breathing practice, and meditation. Rather than an aerobic exercise, the practice helps with balance, circulation, and alignment and help to restore your energy (or Qi).

These practices are great ways to stay active and increase vitality throughout the years. While it is great for beginners, many professional athletes also find great benefits in honing their practice as well.

SOUND THERAPY CLASSES

Vibrational Sound Therapy is gaining popularity as people realize the benefits of the practice. There are many different types of sound therapy and The Lodge at Woodloch explores a few of the options through unique class offerings.

Classes like Gong With the Wind, Gong Chi, and Chakra Meditation with Singing Bowls will allow a peaceful exploration of the practice and benefits. Benefits include stress reduction, decreased anxiety and depression, improved memory, decreased blood pressure, pain reduction, and more.

PILATES

Pilates classes at The Lodge at Woodloch offer something new to try (or a way to enhance your Pilates practice). Our Pilates Towers help explore your practice in a new way.

We also have classes like Pilates Mat and Pilates on the Ball for variety. Additionally, our Mind Body instructors are happy to host one-on-one sessions as requested on our Pilates Reformers.

OUTDOOR EXPLORATION

Basics of Birding

With binoculars and books in hand, join our guides for a walk around our lush 500 acre property to seek out and identify these winged beauties. This class, designed for beginners, will give tips and pointers on how to prepare for and get started in the world of birding.

Bog Talk

Surrounding our glacial lake is an ecosystem teeming with life. Join us as we break down and identify the different forms of life the Bog has to offer. Edibles, medicinals, and endangered species of plants are just a small part of the Bog that is ever changing and fascinating.

Eagle Viewing

As we travel along our rivers and estuaries, a national treasure can be spotted. The bald eagle, our country’s emblem, takes up winter residence here, feasting on the rich food sources and entertaining all who catch a glimpse. Join us on a driving tour of the local waterways to search for these powerful and regal birds.

Make sure to bring a camera and warm clothing in preparation for the many scenic stops along the way. This is an amazing opportunity to witness the eagles in their natural environment.

Forest Bathing

Join The Lodge at Woodloch’s Certified Forest Bathing experts for a slow and contemplative walk that will focus on keeping the body and mind in the present while teaching techniques for deep breathing, mind-body awareness as well as taking note of the little miracles of the forest.

Come and enjoy the healing powers of the nature that surrounds us. If desired, Private Forest Bathing sessions can be arranged.

Guided Nature Walk

Join us on a leisurely stroll through the ever changing grounds of The Lodge at Woodloch. Use this opportunity to learn about local history as well as the resident flora and fauna.

Geocaching

Explore The Lodge grounds on a high-tech hunt for hidden “treasure” with help from our guides and a GPS. Usually off the beaten path and always a surprise, Geocaching is a fun way to learn about navigation and overland travel. Please wear sturdy shoes as many of the geocaches are hidden off trail.

Naturepix 101

Expand your horizons with smartphone photography. Learn the best kept secrets to getting the most out of your cell phone pictures. Join our guides to discuss tips, tools, and apps for your cell phone.

Practice your photo taking skills on The Lodge’s beautiful grounds. Once we’re back indoors, we’ll discuss recommendations on how to upload your photos and share them with others. Let’s get snap happy!

Nocturnal Walk

Quiet night air, stars so bright, a night song being played just for you. Join our guides for a walk around our lush 500+ acre property to explore the world that awaits us as the night unfolds.

We will look for the many nocturnal wildlife that only come out at night. With the diversity of the lake, forest, and farmland right here on our property, you are sure to encounter various sounds and sights of the night.

Primitive Fire Making

Test your determination and patience learning how to make fire. With traditional fire starting tools take home this skill and impress anyone by creating fire using primitive methods.

Snowshoe Sojourn

As the temperature drops and the property changes from the lush green grasses and flowers to the bare tree branches and blankets of white, snow covered grounds; we encourage you to join our guides for a beginner’s course in snowshoes.

This class is designed for anyone who would like to learn how to use snowshoes, focusing on the basics. This class is also recommended for anyone who may want a quick refresher. Dress warm and wear water resistant boots as you will be taking a stroll around the property at the conclusion of the class.

Spring Awakening

Join our guides on a walk around the grounds at The Lodge at Woodloch as we peel back the blanket of our winter slumber and breathe in the new spring air. Every step you take brings new signs of life as the buds emerge, plants sprout, and animals come out of their yearly rest.

The Ritual of Tea

It is no secret that meditation may be the perfect complement to the rush of a busy, complicated life. What if you could incorporate mindfulness into your already existing daily routine?

Come and join us for tea and we will show you how to make your morning or evening tea into a mindful experience that also connects you more deeply to the Earth and the environment surrounding you.

Wildflower Walk

Join our Nature Guide as we explore the beautiful forests and fields that surround The Lodge at Woodloch seeking out the seasonal floral gifts Mother Nature provides us.

Winter Woods Walk

Whether by boot or snowshoe, follow your guide on a tour of our property. Animal tracks, woodpecker holes and ground scratchings all give us signs of the diversity of fauna in the area. Take a fresh look into the winter woods, to see how much life really happens, even through the cooler months.

Premier Golf Course

The Country Club at Woodloch Springs is nationally recognized by GOLF Magazine as “one of the finest courses in America” and rated “4.5 Stars” by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play.

Woodloch’s 18-hole championship, par-72 golf course winds its challenging way over 6,579 yards of fern-carpeted forest, lush wetlands and broad upland meadows.

The outstanding signature 14th hole requires a dramatic 220-yard carry over “Hell’s Gate Gorge” which is carved from the rugged mountainside by rushing water some 200 feet below. Four sets of tees and alternating pin placements provide a variety of challenges, accommodating all levels of play.

Add a round of golf at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs to any package! Rates range from $45 – $97 per round, depending on day and tee times. Inquire with our Spa Concierge for more details.

Tennis

Enjoy a tennis match on one of four outdoor courts at our sister resort, Woodloch Pines. Access to the tennis courts is complementary for Lodge at Woodloch guests. Advanced sign-ups are recommended to reserve a court, and rental equipment is available upon request.

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