Chakra Bowls in the entrance at The Lodge at Woodloch. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
Chances are while you're a guest at The Lodge at Woodloch, you'll find some time to read a book or perhaps take a nap, but more than likely, time will slip away while you're experiencing the classes, activities and cuisine offered at this award-winning spa destination.
The lodge is a one-stop destination and guests can choose to be as busy or as relaxed as their minds and bodies crave. Whatever activities you choose to explore, rest assured sleep is easy to come by after a full day of class options, ranging from cardio blast, chakra yoga and aquasize to cooking demonstrations and watercolor painting. Easy, moderate and more rigorous hikes on nearby trails are also available two to three times per day and are led by a knowledgeable staff.
A complete list of classes is available at the front desk and in each of the guest rooms, but if narrowing the selection is a bit daunting, a personal concierge can assist you with scheduling. You can view a current schedule of activities here.
Chairs on the dock at The Lodge at Woodloch. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
Organized fly-fishing and fly-tying classes are offered for aspiring fly anglers who yearn to be on the water and full and half-day guided fishing trips on the Lackawaxen and Delaware Rivers can be arranged with advanced notice.
On your way through the lobby, take note of the art that hangs on the walls in the corridors. The Lodge at Woodloch has created a venue for regional artists to display their wares, which is indicative of the management’s commitment to the arts. The paintings displayed during my visit provided a visual appeal and warmth that original art evokes.
Art at The Lodge at Woodloch. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
Among the many outstanding amenities and services is a coffee and tea kiosk located on the first floor that is well-stocked with a variety of beverages to help you rehydrate and recharge after your workout and spa treatments. Flavored water, varieties of high-end herbal tea and coffee are available throughout the day and evening. Guests also receive a complimentary, essential refillable water bottle and shopping bag branded with The Lodge at Woodloch name and logo. Filtered water is available in each guest room, so guests can refill their water bottles as needed.
Dining at TREE, The Lodge at Woodloch signature restaurant is an experience you’ll relish. Much like the art that is exhibited throughout the lodge, the naturally-raised meats, fish, seafood; organic, locally grown vegetables and wholesome grains are combined and presented with an artistic flair.
A few of the entrees from a sample menu are Oven Dried Tomato & Charred Broccoli Flatbread - Basil Pesto, Homemade Ricotta, Calkin’s Creamery Vampire Slayer, Balsamic Reduction (veg) Shrimp Pad Thai - Shaved Root Vegetables, Local Cabbage, Scrambled Farm Egg, Pistachio, Hoisin Sauce (gf) Eggplant Cutlet Parmesan - Smoked Mozzarella, Oven Dried Tomato & Olive Tapenade, Arugula and Roasted Pepper Aioli (veg). Samples menus are available here.
Coffee, Tea and refreshments at The Lodge at Woodloch. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
Even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian, many of the selections are plant and vegetable-based and bursting with flavor and texture that’s sure to please. Feel free to begin your lunch at the Buffet Station Salad Bar & Seasonal Condiments that’s brimming with a Chef Inspired Daily Soup and energy and protein-packed selections for vegan and vegetarians that are clearly marked. There’s no guesswork as you’re helping yourself at the stations or ordering from the menu.
If you need a getaway, visit The Lodge at Woodloch’s website where you’ll find a package to suit your needs. All packages include accommodations in one of 57 extravagant guest rooms, three gourmet meals per night of stay, speakers and workshops, creative arts, scheduled group fitness classes throughout the day, lectures, chef's cooking and baking demonstrations, guided group adventure outings, a personal spa concierge, pools with hydro massage waterfalls, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis®, steam rooms, saunas, and a 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art cardio weight studio.
Accommodations at The Lodge at Woodloch. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
There’s no denying the management at The Lodge at Woodloch has gone to great lengths to exceed its guests’ expectations. The resort has consistently received a wide array of awards over the years from the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award to the Travelers' Choice Award by TripAdvisor.
You won’t be disappointed. For more information, visit thelodgeatwoodloch.com.
Article by Joan Mead-Matsui, Award-Winning Journalist; Photo Journalist, Travel Writer and Photographer.
Photos by Joan Mead-Matsui
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