September 30, 2020
The Poconos has all the makings of a romantic couples getaway. Endless activities for you to reconnect with nature and cozy cottages for you to reconnect with each other. Located high up in the Poconos, Skytop Lodge is the perfect weekend jaunt away from city life. In fact, there’s a 5,500-acre outdoor playground waiting for you.
When planning a romantic getaway, you’ll want your itinerary to pack a punch and also allow time for relaxation. We’ve put together some top places to see when you’re here.
The award-winning golf course at Skytop Lodge incorporates plenty of strategically placed bunkers for both casual and serious golfers. This Poconos golfing experience offers a mountain-style track that plays over rolling terrain and boasts wide, tree-lined fairways and small greens that challenge players of all levels.
There are many waterfalls and fishing areas where you can enjoy the serenity of your surroundings. Bushkill Falls is a nearby favorite and is a short drive from Skytop Lodge, located in The Delaware Water Gap. If you’re interested in making a day out of it, head to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, about 45 minutes from Skytop Lodge. Every season comes to life with beautiful fall foliage blooming in the coming months. Plus, you can choose to drive through if you’re there for a quick peek, or get out and go see the waterfalls if you want to explore.
Visiting a historic town like Jim Thorpe or Milford is a fun sightseeing excursion when you’re in the Poconos region. A ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, located in Jim Thorpe, is a must. This vintage railway will take you back in time with its vintage railway cars. You’ll see wildlife, mountain scenery, and seasonal flora and fauna as you travel through cliffs and valleys.
Many of the historic towns in the Poconos region are full of interesting museums. The Asa Packer Mansion is a favorite in Jim Thorpe. Tours are available for those who want to learn about the history and hear behind the scenes stories of the artifacts inside.
Ideal for families, but just as interesting for couples, this wildlife experience is colorful and educational. You’ll learn about the importance of butterflies in our ecosystems while enjoying the quiet zen of these gentle creatures. Just like the Pocono Mountains, this sanctuary is warm, welcoming, and exudes an air of calm for everyone who visits.
Pocono Snake and Animal Farm has been in the Pocono Mountain area for over 40 years. This Pocono family farm has been collecting exotic animals of all kinds and now boasts an impressive assortment of mammals and reptiles. There’s a 14-foot King Cobra and a 100-year-old giant alligator snapping turtle. Plus, you can see rattlers and other venomous creatures that have had their venom removed for everyone’s safety.
This stunning man-made lake has endless views and outdoor activities for adults and kids. You can ice fish, ice golf, and more snow activities during the winter months. After a fun day of activities, enjoy lunch with a view at one of the many restaurants along the lake.
At the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, you can really appreciate the natural beauty of the northeastern region of Pennsylvania. The best place to spot wildlife, you’ll want to spend some time taking in all that the sanctuary has to offer.
Resort guests at Skytop Lodge have access to a 5,500-acre playground that includes scenic views, lakes, adventure courses, trails, and pools.
The best part? Well-earned food and beverages from all those activities. The Taproom is where it’s at for a local craft beer and hamburger. Add a basket of fries for the table and stunning mountain views and it’s about as idyllic as it gets.
At Skytop Lodge, there’s so much to do and see on your weekend getaway to the Poconos. Book your room online or call us at (855) 345-7759 for more information about planning your dream vacation, including tee times.
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.