Our Favorite Winter Sightseeing Spots in the Poconos

Dec 14, 2018

When you stay at Skytop Lodge this winter, there’s so much to do and see without leaving the resort. Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with a life-size gingerbread house, story time on Friday evenings and our tree lighting ceremony with a special appearance from the big guy himself every Saturday. Plus, every Sunday in December, you can come have breakfast with Santa at Skytop Lodge.

In between all the fun festivities at Skytop Lodge, you might want to venture out to do some winter sightseeing in the Poconos. Here are some of our favorite spots to check out.

  • Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Drive time from Skytop Lodge: none!

Why we love it: Did we mention the life-size gingerbread house at Skytop? It’s a popular holiday tradition of ours that recently made the news. It’s something you have to see in person to appreciate all of its sweetness.

  • Old Homestead Tree Farm

Drive time from Skytop Lodge: 60 minutes

Why we love it: There’s nothing more magical than visiting a Christmas tree farm during the winter season. Check out Old Homestead Tree Farm and you won’t be disappointed! Did you know when you stay at Skytop Lodge you can cut down your own Christmas tree? Just ask for our “I Wish to Have a Christmas Tree” package.

Drive time from Skytop Lodge: 40 minutes

Why we love it: Even if you aren’t going to ski, it’s fun to walk around the mountain area and pretend like you are! Or make a ski day out of it and take advantage of the fresh powder in the Poconos.

  • The Stourbridge Train Ride

Drive time from Skytop Lodge: 50 minutes

Why we love it: The Stourbridge Line is an enriching experience that shows off the scenic history of the area. During the holidays, you can also take The Santa Express. It’s the same experience but you get to do it with Santa on board!

  • Downtown Jim Thorpe

Drive time from Skytop Lodge: 60 minutes

Why we love it: Downtown Jim Thorpe shows off its Victorian style with extra flair during the winter season. They have special events every weekend in December where you can shop, see Santa, and be merry. Check the website for prices and details.

From winter hayrides to roasting marshmallows by the fire, there’s nothing quite like spending the holidays in the Poconos, especially when you stay at Skytop Lodge. If you’re staying with us in December, snuggle up and enjoy all the festive activities and hot cocoa that your heart desires. If you’re planning on staying with us for Christmas, tell the kids not to worry and that Santa will know where to find them.

Skytop Lodge is the Pocono Mountains’ premier family resort complete with elegantly appointed rooms and cottages, on-site dining options and truly unique outdoor activities. To book the summer fun package, call us at 855-345-7759 or check availability online.