Sunday, June 29, 2008
New York Getaway: The Lodge at Woodloch, PA
Everyone thinks you have to go to the Hamptons for a quick getaway from the stress of the city, but little do they know about a secret gem Jaunt Magazine uncovered only 90 miles (that's two hours) from NYC in the beautiful lake region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Surrounded by 75 acres of scenic woodlands and a private 15 acre lake, we're talking about the Lodge at Woodloch.
Inspired by Adirondack and Western lodge architecture, The Lodge at Woodloch features stunning lake views, walls of windows, an internationally recognized destination spa, four fitness studios, and soaking pools with hydro-massage WaterWalls. Just what you need to momentarily forget about that VC deal or a boss that won't stop breathing down your neck.
The Indoor Pool
The Lodge’s philosophy of ‘awakening’ teaches guests to listen to their inner wisdom through fitness classes, delicious healthy cuisine, chef’s cooking classes, art and watercolor classes in their studio, meditation by a fire circle and taking in the beauty of nature.
There's hiking, kayaking the Delaware River, antique shopping in Hawley, and even championship golf if you want to get your tee on. Innovative five-star spa cuisine comes from award-winning chef, Mark Timms, who places emphasis on flavor and real-life choices while their restaurant, Tree, offers live music every night and an impressive wine list. Oh, and each of The Lodge’s 58 guest rooms has its own private veranda with beautiful views. Check it.
So what are you waiting for? Your boss to suddenly become enlightened?
You better get on it first.
$350-$450/per person, per night