Whether you’re looking for a novel experience this ski season or hoping to land on your next tradition as a couple, a quality lodge can’t be beaten. And when it comes to quality lodges, Skytop has them all beat, especially for couples.
True, Skytop’s traditional Dutch Colonial Revival architecture and five-star amenities also make it the ideal place to set a corporate retreat, family reunion, bachelorette party or golf getaway. But for pure romance and snuggly sequestering, Skytop Lodge is truly in a class of its own.
Wondering exactly why this is one of the very best ski resorts for couples, this season and every season? Here are just a few of the top reasons.
At almost 100 years old, Skytop Lodge has a rich history of providing an excellent experience to all. Whether you live in nearby New York or Pennsylvania, are traveling from farther away in America, or are visiting from overseas, Skytop is here to ensure you have the best possible time. Its classic Northeastern feel includes woodsy walks, snowy slaloms and burbling brooks, all comfortably ensconced in the remote but accessible Poconos.
Located at the midway point between the Big Apple and Scranton, Pennsylvania (of The Office fame!), Skytop literally does feel like it’s on top of the world. Anyone who’s been there will tell you that Poconos skiing is exceptional, thanks to the lovely and reliable winter weather and those wonderful mountain views.
Couples can now stay in a world-renowned natural area, with peaceful surroundings and quiet nights, but enjoy the perks of the city as well. From here, you can spend a morning on the slopes and be in Manhattan for dinner and a show by nightfall. The drive is only a few hours, meaning you can do it a few times during your stay and have plenty of energy left to soak up those lodge vibes. What could be better than that?
Skytop Lodge centers on the eponymous building at its heart, a gorgeous mansion housing rooms for two, three and four people as well as suites and lots of central gathering areas. The lodge’s guest rooms offer a range of amenities and price points, so you can easily balance your budget against your desired level of luxuriousness. (Don’t worry, though … luxury is a requirement at Skytop no matter which room you choose.)
The more modern lakefront Inn at Skytop Lodge offers views of Skytop Lake and the rolling golf course, with gorgeous views from the newly remodeled rooms and balconies. Sprawling floor plans, fireplaces galore and a modern aesthetic all combine to make this a truly relaxing, truly lovely, truly 21st-century experience. (Did we mention the high-speed WiFi in all rooms and public areas?)
If you’re looking for a little more seclusion, check out the cottages and streamside cottages, carefully tucked among the grounds, giving you ready access to the 5,500-acre playground outside. Large but cozy, romantic and close to numerous dining options, you’ll love them. Speaking of dining …
It’s a rare couple that doesn’t delight in one of life’s greatest pleasures together: food. That’s right, good old-fashioned sustenance, and Skytop Lodge doesn’t go halfway in the preparation of its victuals. Whether you’re just returning from a day of Poconos skiing or have slept half the morning away and are ready for some breakfast, you have loads of options to choose from. To wit:
Make it your goal to try every place on-site before you leave!
Not alone? Did you arrive with a couple of kids in tow? No problem. You can still enjoy yourself as a couple while entertaining the little ones as well. Skytop’s vast array of activities will ensure you’re never bored, whether you’re looking to break a sweat, enjoy photographic scenery, or simply shake the cares of the world off for a few days.
When you want to get your blood up, you can always turn to some of that classic Poconos skiing, of course. Other outdoor activities include ice skating and snow tubing, the treetop adventure course and ice fishing, snowshoeing and plain old hiking – an activity exclusive to guests of Skytop.
Keeping the cozy vibes going? Don’t forget to order hot chocolate with whipped cream by the fire at least once while you’re here, though every night is an even better bet.
What could be more romantic than a wedding? Nothing – unless you include a honeymoon, of course. Luckily for couples everywhere, Skytop can accommodate both. Our wedding packages include dinner, a four-hour open bar, wedding cake, champagne for toasting and one night at Skytop Lodge for the happy couple. Turn your wedding into a honeymoon by simply staying longer!
So if you’re still wondering where to book a trip this ski season – or are getting a jump on planning for spring and summer trips – you can lay Google to rest. You’ve found one of the best ski resorts in the Poconos for couples, and we look forward to seeing you soon!