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Road Trip: All-Inclusive Spa Close to Home

The Lodge at Woodloch

Relaxation is only two hours away in Hawley, Pennsylvania. Set on over 500 pristine wooded acres with a 15-acre private lake, the property offers a serene escape, embracing the philosophy of personal awakening and creative discovery. 

The Lodge at Woodloch is an award-winning, all-inclusive retreat where you can reconnect with your creative side and enjoy stress-relieving activities that will stay with you long after your return home.

The exclusive property features 58 finely appointed guest rooms and suites and a 40,000 square-foot spa. Stays are inclusive: luxurious rooms, three gourmet meals per night of stay, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventures, creative discovery offerings, speakers and events, and unlimited use of the spa and fitness facilities. 

An indoor activity pool and infinity-edge whirlpool overlook the sauna, steam room, and whirlpool. Active indoor pursuits take place in the expansive cardio/weight training studio, spinning room, rowing room, yoga/meditation studio, and dance/fitness studios. Spa services are offered in 27 treatment rooms and use natural ingredients, incorporating therapies from Europe and the Far East as well as indigenous elements.

Nutrition and lifestyle counseling, health and wellness classes, and fitness training complement the world-class facilities. Outdoor recreation  includes guided hikes, mountain biking, fly fishing, bird-watching, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, among many other world class activities.

The spa is staffed by expert personnel who customize programs to meet your needs. Unique programming and themed weekends help guests reconnect with past hobbies or discover new passions. The art program includes sketching, water-coloring, mosaics, pastels and more. “With 35 classes a day, our guests can choose to be as active, or as relaxed, as they wish,” says Brooke Jennings, Director of PR & Marketing. 

TREE, the stunning signature gourmet restaurant, delights diners with elegant spa cuisine featuring farm-fresh, local, and seasonal dishes that are creative, tasty, and healthy, with choices to meet every dietary preference. Seasonal menus often feature herbs and vegetables grown in one of the three gardens located on the property. And if you want to let loose, an award-winning selection of beers, wines, and spirits are available. 

A walk on the nature trails finds unique property highlights, such as a custom-designed lotus labyrinth classroom, an archery range, a healing garden, a pollinator garden, hammock groves, an orchard, and the Blackmore Farm-to-Table Garden with five honey-bee hives.

Wellness and mindfulness have never been as important as they are now, and your visit will be the perfect time to explore Forest Bathing. Also known as “Shinrin-yoku,” this refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness.  

The Lodge at Woodloch also unveiled a first-of-its-kind Snow Room. Guests walk into a lounge and relaxation area with a pair of custom-heated lounge seating. Past this is a foyer surrounded by the heated sauna and Snow Room which is reminiscent of a snowy forest with benches, trees, a mural, and lighting to enhance relaxation. The concept stems from Sebastian Kneipp, a Bavarian priest from the 1800’s who was a naturopathic pioneer in his time. He taught about the health benefits derived from the alternation between hot and cold. With its fusion of dry snow and cold air, the Snow Room offers a gentle and pleasant cooling effect. Benefits of the alternation of hot and cold include cardiovascular health, fat burning, detox, strengthening immunity, pain relief, revitalization, stress reduction, and more.

The Lodge at Woodloch is the perfect easy drivable getaway. Their extensive spa treatments, fitness classes, outdoor adventure excursions ,and evening programs offer a variety of experiences and healthy ways to relax and reconnect.

“The goal of a stay at the Lodge is to create an element of personal awakening,” says Brooke. “You will rediscover hobbies and talents you forgot you had, or haven’t had a chance to enjoy. People come to the realization of who they are again.”

All packages at The Lodge at Woodloch include:

Lavish accommodations

3 consecutive artfully-crafted gourmet meals per night of stay

Stimulating speakers and workshops

Experiences for the mind, body, and soul

Inspiring creative arts

Group fitness classes

Cooking and baking demonstrations

Guided outdoor adventure excursions

Personal Spa Concierge to help design your program

Health and fitness amenities