The COVID-19 pandemic sent nearly everyone home from their offices in early March, and the trend of working remotely began. While life has begun to resume its new normal, many workers are still based out of their home offices. They are looking to get away from the space they have been stuck in for more than six months.
If you are looking to travel while working remotely, then Skytop Lodge is the perfect destination for you. We have compiled a few reasons why you should escape the confines of your home and start working remotely from our resort in the Poconos.
5 Reasons Skytop Lodge is the Perfect Destination for Working Remotely
- There are rooms available for any size travel party. At Skytop Lodge, we are proud of the fact that we offer several different room styles across multiple properties. At the Lodge, you will enjoy traditional hotel guest rooms that are ideal for individual travelers, couples, or even small families. The Inn is an awesome option for business travelers because it is an intimate property featuring 20 rooms that have golf course access. There are also cottages available for families who are looking to get away from it all while still enjoying the peace, privacy, and comforts of home.
- Skytop Lodge has free Wi-Fi in all of its public spaces. High-speed wireless Internet access is critical when you are going to be working remotely while traveling. Not only will you be able to log on inside your room, but you can also check e-mails in the lobby or sign into a Zoom call from the peaceful outdoor spaces located onsite.
- There are meeting rooms and executive board rooms available for those important Zoom calls. If you need that elegant, business-like backdrop for your call, or if you need to have a critical conversation in a private space, then our meeting rooms are the best choice for you while working remotely and traveling. You can work with our concierge to ensure that you have the space that you need during your stay.
- You can go for a hike on your lunch break. Working remotely has its benefits along with its challenges, and many workers find that they do not spend nearly enough time being active when they are working from home. In order to gear up for another afternoon of meetings, you can go for a quick hike along the many trails at Skytop Lodge during your lunch hour. It is one of the best ways to enjoy the benefits of working remotely while traveling to a beautiful resort in the Poconos.
- You don’t have to worry about cooking dinner after a long day of video conference calls. There are dining experiences for every type of traveler at Skytop Lodge. If you want to enjoy dinner with a view of our championship golf course and the lake, then Lakeview is the best restaurant for you. If you prefer a more leisurely and private dining space, consider heading to the Library Lounge for a cocktail.
As the travel industry begins to rebound from its sudden halt at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling while working remotely has quickly become very popular. These tips will help you prepare for your remote work vacation.
5 Tips for Traveling While Working Remotely
- Stick to your work routine while you are away. It’s easy to get into vacation mode as soon as you arrive at Skytop Lodge, but it’s important that you maintain your routine while you are working remotely and traveling. Set your alarm for your normal time, and be ready for those first morning meetings. Take a lunch break as normal, but most importantly, sign off at the end of the business day. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the perks of traveling while working remotely.
- Remember that communication is still very important, and you need to stay in touch with your coworkers. Whether you are working remotely because you are required to during this time, or working remotely is a privilege you choose to enjoy, communication is key to your success. If you cannot be physically in your office, then you need to at least be present and available to your coworkers and your superiors. Make sure you show up for all of your Zoom meetings and don’t forget to respond quickly to work e-mails. This will establish trust and will allow you to work effectively from any place.
- Pack a combination of vacation items and work-related essentials. This isn’t a business trip, but it’s not quite a leisure trip either. Not only do you need to pack all of the items you would need for a typical, relaxing stay at the Skytop Lodge, but you also will want to have your work supplies on hand. Think of anything that you might need for working at the local coffee shop, and bring those items along with you. This may include extra chargers, a wireless mouse, headphones that include a microphone, or even a mobile computer desk. If you accidentally leave anything behind, be sure to check in with the concierge at Skytop Lodge. We can often provide you with the items you need to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
- Be honest about your choice to work remotely while traveling. If you sneak away and try to hide the fact that you are working remotely while traveling, it may make your coworkers or boss feel suspicious. It’s better to be upfront about where you are going to be and your plan to continue to get the job done. Your honesty will also allow you to better relax while you are away.
- Don’t ditch your work-related responsibilities while you are away. It won’t benefit anyone if you show up to the Skytop Lodge and immediately set aside all of your job-related tasks. Prioritize your time, get your work done, and spend your free time enjoying the many amenities at this famed resort in the Poconos.
In times of adversity, it is important that we do what we need to do in order to make the best of it. If you are tired of working inside the same four walls of your home office, then now is the perfect time to escape. Local residents and those from out of state will love Skytop Lodge because it gives you the benefit of working with the mountains in the backdrop.
Book your room reservations at Skytop Lodge today, and take advantage of your ability to travel while working remotely.