August 11, 2020
Tucked away in the Pocono Mountains, you’ll find a fun-filled family oasis at Skytop Lodge. As you’re planning your next solo hiking trip, scenic girls trip, or much-needed family getaway, set your sights on the majestic views of the Pocono Mountains. Here’s just a taste of what to expect when you book a Skytop cottage.
Imagine having rock climbing, lawn bowling, a treetop adventure course, multiple dining options, and an indoor pool all on the resort grounds. You won’t know where to start! It’s a must for vacationers to enjoy fun, engaging activities right at the resort. Luckily, it’s all possible with a stay at a Skytop cottage.
Resort guests at Skytop Lodge have access to a 5,500-acre playground that includes scenic views, lakes, adventure courses, trails, and pools.
The drive to and around Skytop Lodge is just as magnificent as the hotel grounds. If you’re strategically planning your trip, choose a scenic route that will take you by Big Pocono State Park or through a quaint old town.
Route 6 will take you through the quaint historic town of Milford and around the beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack. Make the first part of your vacation into a road trip as you see the sights and towns of Pennsylvania. This drive is so popular, it even has its own website!
Delaware Water Gap views can do no wrong. Majestic, mystical, and almost out-of-the-blue when driving along PA 611. Keep your eye out for overlook points along the way for can’t-miss views of the Gap. You can hop the Delaware River to the I-80 and still feel like you’re seeing the Gap for the first time. Depending on where you’re heading, the I-80 is another route that will take you through the scenic Delaware Water Gap.
In addition to Delaware Water Gap, Big Pocono State Park can be witnessed out of your passenger windows. There’s a paved, 1.4-mile, ADA-accessible drive that takes you around the mountaintop. You’ll enjoy the rugged and scenic views as the leaves change in the fall, but note that the park closes for winter the day after the end of deer season.
As you make your way to your final destination, there’s nothing quite like when you first pull in. As you drive down E. Shore Dr. and Skytop Lodge Rd., you’ll be inspired to take a deep breath of fresh air, unplug, and reconnect as you become one with nature.
It’s easy to experience the history of the Poconos. A charming history lesson is just a day trip away from Skytop. Visiting a historic town like Jim Thorpe or Milford is a fun sightseeing excursion. Located in the Lehigh Gorge, you’ll be in awe of the Victorian architecture and design elements throughout the town of Jim Thorpe. Mansions, museums, and galleries line the historic streets of this storied area. Walking tours are available for those who want to see it all and learn about the haunted spots and local legends of Jim Thorpe.
While you’re in Jim Thorpe, take in the breathtaking sights of the Lehigh Gorge. A ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway is a must – it will feel as if you’ve traveled back in time! You’ll see wildlife, mountain scenery, and seasonal foliage as you travel through cliffs and valleys.
The natural beauty of the Poconos dates back thousands of years. German settlers farmed the area for years and years, and there is still a living historical farm that operates in the region. The Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm showcases what daily life used to be like on the farm, and guests can experience this lifestyle for themselves, another must for experiencing Poconos charm.
Table for one? Need some quiet time away from the kiddos? Booking a Skytop cottage is suitable for just about every type of getaway.
For the solo traveler, serene fishing spots and day-long hikes will fill your tank with the quiet time you’re looking for. About a 45-minute drive from Skytop Lodge is the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Become one with nature on one of the many hiking trails for all levels. Bushkill Falls is a nearby favorite. There are many waterfalls and fishing areas where you can enjoy the serenity of your surroundings.
When you stay in a Skytop cottage you can come back to a cozy room with amazing amenities. Book a spa day and treat yourself to stimulating healing and innovative spa services that detoxify, rejuvenate, and relax.
Traveling with the whole crew? Spread out, unpack, and stay awhile. Our cottages are ideal for families because they offer private baths, porches, and small refrigerators. Make sure your family feels right at home. Don’t settle for cramped quarters or an uninspiring space—this is your vacation after all.
Many families like to bring snacks and drinks to their room for when the kiddos get hungry. It’s also ideal to have the option of going to breakfast, lunch, and dinner without getting in the car. Skytop offers a variety of casual and formal dining options perfect for families.
Nestled 100 yards from our historic Lodge, our Cottage King, and Cottage Double rooms are adorned in traditional country charm and feature either a king-sized or two double-sized beds, along with a pull-out sofa.
We provide many seasonal offers and packages for vacationers looking to experience all that Skytop Lodge has to offer. In addition to room accommodations, many packages offer breakfast included with a variety of complimentary activities. We even offer our own summer camp called Camp in the Clouds, which provides fun activities for kids and free time for parents.
Learn more about Skytop Lodge’s elegantly appointed rooms and cottages, on-site dining options, and truly unique outdoor activities. To book one of our packages, call us at 855-345-7759 or check availability online.
Book your room online or call us at (855) 345-7759 for more information about planning your dream vacation, including spa packages and tee times.