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Your Poconos Lodging and Shopping Guide

Thanks to a variety of specialty shops, offering everything candles to handmade crafts, the Poconos area has become a favorite shopping destination. At Skytop Lodge, we offer luxury Poconos lodging conveniently located near a range of shopping options. Whether you are looking to indulge your sweet tooth at a local candy store, pick up a unique treasure to commemorate your stay or get a headstart on your holiday shopping, you can find it here in the Poconos.


The art of candlemaking is alive and well in the Pocono Mountains. Shoppers can watch the candle-making process at Pocono Candle Works and House of Candles, known for its stunning hand-carved candles. If you are looking for candle shops that also offer other boutique-style gifts, you’ll love American Candle. Carrying brands like Vera Bradley and Swarovski, American Candle carries a diverse array of products, with a special focus on women’s boutique products. Candy, coffee and crystal—you can find it all at American Candle.


Penny Lane Candies and Candles, located in a gorgeously restored 1890 Victorian building, is a whimsical trip back in time. With more than 500 types of candy, including international varieties, novelty and nostalgic candies, there is something for every sweet tooth. Callie’s Candy Kitchen and Callie’s Pretzel Factory are two other options in the Poconos area, owned by the same family for 63 years. The recently opened candy museum, located inside Callie’s Candy Kitchen, celebrates the history and craft of candy-making along with the life of the Harry and Carol Callie, who started Callie’s Candy Kitchen as 19-year-old newlyweds.

Boutiques and Specialty Shops

Handmade crafts, collectibles and year-round holiday celebrations are just some of the things you’ll find in Pocono Mountains specialty stores. For an experience unlike any other, visit Country Junction. Known as “the World’s Largest General Store,” Country Junction sells everything from chocolates and wine to hardware and lumber. There’s even a petting zoo. If you want to get started on your holiday shopping early, make sure to make a trip to the Christmas Factory. With more than 60 themed trees decorated all year, the Christmas Factory is the perfect place to get into the Christmas spirit, no matter what the season.

After a day of shopping, retreat to the 5,500-acre Skytop Lodge for delectable meals, an evening drink and luxury accommodations. Whether you need Poconos lodging for a shopping getaway or are simply planning on enjoying a day of shopping amidst other activities, Skytop Lodge is the perfect place to stay. Contact us to make your reservation today.

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