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Tough Mudder Poconos | Your Travel Planning Guide  

January 10, 2022

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It takes a special breed to tackle the Tough Mudder Pocono events. The next series of challenges is September 10 and 11, 2022. You need strength, endurance and determination to compete in these one-of-a-kind races, but even the toughest mudders need a place to chill and relax before and after the event. Skytop Lodge is the perfect destination for the entire family.

Luxury Accommodations Less than 25 Miles from Pocono Raceway

Located midway between New York City and Scranton, Pennsylvania, Skytop Lodge offers a 5,500-acre playground. The resort includes a stately main lodge built in 1928 and a modern lakefront inn.

Skytop offers a variety of activities, including swimming, hiking, golf and plain old relaxation. The world-class spa will provide the perfect location to wind down after the event to relieve sore muscles and prepare for your return to day-to-day living. There’s no need to leave the resort to dine, either, as you can enjoy world-class quality restaurants within steps of your room.

How to Relax After the Tough Mudder

We offer many activities on our 5,500-acre property. Enjoy the outdoors on one of our exclusive hiking trails. Take in spectacular mountain views along the 4-mile long West Rim Trail or the 3-mile long Campbell’s View trail. If you want to stay closer to sea level, you can hike the Rhododendron Swamp Trail, where you can discover the Wildlife Viewing Shelter.

If you’re looking for less strenuous activities, visit The Nest, our luxurious day spa at Skytop Lodge. Enjoy massages, body treatments and facials in a relaxing and peaceful environment — a true reward for surviving the Tough Mudder event.

If you have worked up an appetite, be sure to visit one of our fantastic restaurants with cuisine for every taste. If you’re looking for traditional breakfast or dinner dining, visit Windsor. If you’re looking for a more casual experience, try Lakeview with fantastic views of the lake and golf course. If you’re looking to celebrate with your friends with a beer and some pub food, then you’ll enjoy the Taproom.

Perhaps you’re looking for a different type of competition? Our golf course offers plenty of challenging play on the 6,656-yard mountain-style course on the top of a plateau. Test your skills on the wide fairways spotted with strategically placed bunkers. After your round, drop by Callaway’s between the 9th and 10th holes for a quick bite and refreshing drink.

To learn more about dining and recreation at Skytop Lodge, visit our website or call (855) 345-7759 to book a room.

Traveling to the Tough Mudder

The Pocono Raceway is 24 miles from Skytop Lodge. The most direct route is to drive south on Pennsylvania Route 390 then west on PA Route 940. Total travel time should be about 35 minutes. An alternative drive is to take PA-390 South and Interstate I-80 west.

Other Accommodations in the Vicinity

While Skytop Lodge is only 24 miles away from the Pocono Raceway, there are optional accommodations if you want to stay closer to the event.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Stroudsburg Bartonsville/Poconos

This clean, 3-star hotel features complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi just minutes from the raceway.

Hampton Inn & Suites Stroudsburg Bartonsville Poconos

This top-rated suites motel is located close to the raceway and features an indoor pool, complimentary breakfast, and a full-service restaurant

Scotrun RV Resort

If you’re looking for an RV campground close to the raceway, consider the Scotrun RV resort. Amenities include an inground pool, waterfront camping, billiard/game room, and laundry facilities.

Four Seasons Campground

Another family-friendly destination is the Four Seasons Campground in Scotrun near the Raceway. Enjoy the peaceful, wooded acreage with various amenities and services, including full utility hookups, a snack bar and horseshoes.

Attractions Near the Pocono Raceway

The Poconos provide natural beauty and plenty of outdoor activities. There are various fun and exciting things to do while you’re preparing for the Tough Mudder events.

Camelback Mountain Adventure Park

Enjoy high-energy excitement in Pennsylvania’s most exciting outdoor adventure park. Zipline across the mountain with great views. Scream down the mountain on the Mountain Coaster and ride the all-terrain Segways to explore the alpine terrain for some off-road fun.

Pocono Outdoor Adventure Tours

Are you tired of driving the speed limit on paved highways? Then try an off-road adrenaline rush right on the grounds of the Pocono Raceway. At the Pocono Outdoor Adventure Tours, you can drive all-terrain vehicles. Follow behind guides in your vehicle through the woods and even along the perimeter of the raceway. Enjoy the adrenaline of off-roading while preparing for the Tough Mudder competition.

Big Pocono State Park

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, head over to the Big Pocono State Park and enjoy hiking, picnicking, swimming and horseback riding in and around Camelback Mountain. Stop for a bite to eat with a view at the Summit Restaurant. If you’re looking for a different type of fun, you can fly drones at six various drone sites within the park.

About the Tough Mudder Poconos

Are you ready to challenge yourself? The Tough Mudder series of events combine endurance runs with mind-blowing obstacles to present the ultimate test of strength and teamwork. Run the event alone or team up with friends and co-workers to share the pain and exhilaration.

The Tough Mudder Poconos weekend offers 5K, 10K, and 15K events. There are even two kids’ events: The Mini Mudder for ages 5-7 and Mighty Mudder for ages 8-12. Entry prices range from $89 to $129 per event. The kids’ events are $25/event.

Enjoy the Tough Mudder Poconos While Staying at Skytop Lodge

A trip to the Poconos is a great way to escape New York City’s fast-paced lifestyle or just get away from anywhere in the Northeast. Skytop Lodge provides the perfect combination of luxury, adventure and natural beauty to make your visit to Pennsylvania one you’ll never forget.

Book early to get the best room options and ask about our package deals. Visit our website or call (855) 345-7759 to speak to one of our pleasant reservation specialists.

Plan Your Dream Vacation

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.