5 Merry Reasons to Spend Your Poconos Christmas at Skytop Lodge  

Dec 9, 2022

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire … Jack frost nipping at your nose … Yuletide carols being sung by a choir? Yes, please.

At least, that’s what we all envision for a perfect Christmas Day. If you’re looking for a holiday that combines fun and activities with that old-timey winter wonderland feel, there’s no better way to achieve it than heading to the mountains.

This is hardly a secret, of course. Nowhere is Christmas more Christmassy than in good old New England, birthplace of much of American holiday iconography.

If you’re looking for the best place to spend Christmas, there’s nowhere like the Poconos. So, why exactly should you spend your holiday in this Pennsylvania town? We’ve come up with some excellent reasons why, and some even more excellent reasons to make your memories right here at Skytop Lodge.

Inside decorated in Christmas lights and holiday decorations

1. No Need to Deck the Halls

Decorations are an absolutely crucial ingredient for the perfect Christmas. And while decking the halls is a fun annual tradition for some, it’s nothing but a headache for others. If you’d prefer your holiday pre-decked, the better to focus on friends and family, Skytop Lodge has you covered in multiple ways:

  • Your own Christmas tree: If you choose, we will place a full-sized Christmas tree in your room, decorated to the nines with lights and ornaments. Placed against a stunning backdrop of snow outside, with a cozy fire in the hearth, you’ll feel like you’re in a ski chalet. (Which you pretty much are, so that makes sense.)
  • Lodge and cabin decorations: When we say “deck the halls,” we really mean it. Our main lodge has a stunning display of lights all through the main lobby area, perfect for photo backdrops. Whether you’re planning a wedding or a simple getaway for two, don’t forget to bring a camera.
  • Our signature gingerbread house: A life-sized gingerbread house, complete with walls, roof and interior décor? You bet. Bring those little ones in to enjoy the magic, pose for pictures and make next year’s holiday greeting card a smashing success. Oh, and Santa tends to head out Skytop way every December, so call to find out when he’ll be here!
Poconos this winter

We kick off the holiday season with a life-sized gingerbread house, storytime on Friday evenings and our tree lighting ceremony with a special appearance from the big guy himself every Saturday.

2. Plenty of Winter Wonderland Around

Skytop Lodge has no lack of winter activities to give you that wonderland feel. From ice skating and snow tubing to skiing and rifle shooting, there’s hardly enough time to give them all a go.

Whether you’re an ice-fishing type, have always wanted to try snowshoeing or simply want to lie by a steaming indoor pool, we’ve got you covered. Make sure to check out the full range of activities ahead of time to fit them all onto the itinerary.

Skytop | Cottage with snow

3. Rooms for a Couple or a Crew

One of Skytop’s best qualities is the wide range of lodging. The traditional Skytop Lodge is the perfect place for those who want that rustic but fully furnished feel, harkening back to the last century. The moment you walk in, you’ll swear you hear Nat King Cole in your heart.

Prefer a lakeside experience? The Inn at Skytop Lodge is perched above a large body of water, beautifully expansive during winter weather. It’s the ideal backdrop for family photos and landscape shots – and inspiring as heck for the fine artists out there.

Those with a little family should consider the Streamside Cottages, while large groups can book out rooms all over the Skytop grounds and come together for special events over Christmas week.

Where to See Santa in the Poconos

4. An Easy Drive to the City

If you’re looking forward to combining your rustic getaway with more urban events, Skytop Lodge is the perfect place to stay. We’re located within a few hours’ drive of New York City and Philly. Whether you’re visiting family, going to a show or hitting that five-star restaurant about which you’ve been dreaming, you’re not far away.

Just remember that the Poconos are known for their winter wonderland weather, which can get – ahem – very festive without much warning. That means you’re going to want to leave with plenty of time to make your reservations. You’ll also want chains and emergency supplies in the car with you for safety.

Feel like that might be a bit too much for your Christmas? Skytop has top-shelf restaurants and fun events all December long, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, so feel free to snuggle in and avoid driving altogether if you please.

Christmas Week at Skytop Lodge | Skytop Events & Activities

5. The Cheer Package … Need We Say More?

The Cheer Package” really says it all, doesn’t it? Skip straight to the good stuff with an all-in-one special that combines your favorite aspects of Christmas. It includes:

  • Daily breakfast courtesy of our gourmet restaurants
  • A fully decorated Christmas tree
  • Fresh-baked cookies and milk delivered to your door
  • Keepsake ornament
  • 10 percent off lodging

Plus, if you call our concierge service ahead of time and request them, we will deliver as many personalized stockings to your room as you like. Filled with small toys and candy, they’re the perfect touch – especially if you have little ones! At only $35 each, they’re also a steal.

Things to Do on Christmas Week in the Poconos

Reserve Your Perfect Christmas Today

Here at Skytop Lodge, we’re happy to say we have a rich history of showing our guests a truly grand time. With incomparable amenities, five-star food and gorgeous lodging with a rustic feel, our customers are routinely delighted with their experience. Not to brag or anything.

In addition to Christmas, we’re a go-to destination for weddings, business retreats, family reunions and plain old vacations (which, we might add, are neither plain nor do they get old). Come check out our range of rooms, collection of eateries and amazing winter activities. It’s the all-in-one package of your dreams, and we invite you to experience it for yourself today.

Whether you’re excited to try out our lodge rooms inspired by historical figures, sit by the cozy light of a decorated-for-you Christmas tree, or play in the snow with the ones you love most, it’s time to book your Skytop experience today. Rooms fill up fast, so don’t wait to get that Christmas package of your dreams!

We promise, this year, you’ll definitely be home for Christmas – and not just in your dreams. We’re ready and waiting here at Skytop, so come on home.