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Family Vacations Both Big and Small in the Poconos!

Voted the #1 Family Resort in the United States by TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards, Woodloch Pines is everything you expect in a family vacation--and so much more. Resting in the heart of the Pocono Mountains and offering over 57 years of experience in bringing families together, this all-inclusive resort is not just a place to getaway; it’s where you can let go, have fun and reconnect with your family in a safe and exciting environment. 

Nothing showcases Woodloch’s exemplary record as a family destination more than its recent collaboration with renowned author A.J. Jacobs’ Global Family Reunion. Jacobs wanted to show the world just how closely related we all are by hosting the largest, most inclusive and star-studded family reunion in history! This Global Family Reunion took place June 6th, 2015 and was an incredible mix between a family-friendly festival and a TED conference. The reunion featured talks from an assortment of people including scientists, entertainers and thought leaders. Concerts, interactive events, global food trucks, and activities for the kids were available to keep everything exciting and fun-filled for all the families. Woodloch Pines’ engaging social staff created a mini-Woodloch experience, featuring some of their signature games such as Dessert Wars, Name That Tune, and Ring Toss.

With over 10,000 attendees, the Global Family Reunion was a huge success, and many of those attendees previously unfamiliar with Woodloch were able to get a feeling for what the resort is truly all about. Woodloch vacations are built on the concept of “togethering,” or bringing loved ones together, spending time with one another, and creating magical memories to last a lifetime. 

Woodloch certainly knows a lot about family. Originally founded in 1958 by Harry and Mary Kiesendahl, the Poconos resort is still family-owned and operated today by the couple's children and grandchildren. Offering over 30 activities and amenities daily in a picturesque lakeside setting, guests can take a break, revel in the beauty of nature, and enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of vacations past while still indulging in the comforts of a modern resort with unrivaled hospitality.

“Woodloch is and always has been about family…bringing families together, allowing them to spend quality time with each other, and getting them away from the daily grind and back to what’s truly important in life. Family is the backbone of our business and is key to our existence,” said John Kiesendahl, CEO and owner of Woodloch Pines Resort

With four seasons of fun, Woodloch welcomes families all year round to enjoy this breathtaking setting and variety of activities. The kids and even the kid-at-heart will love bumper cars, go karts, game show contests, and Broadway-style theme shows that are staples year-round. In the winter, spend quality time snow tubing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and ice skating. In the spring, St. Patrick’s Day festivities such as Irish cooking classes and dance performances abound along with the promise of warmer days and blossoming flora. If you’re planning a summer visit, you can’t pass up all the excitement that awaits on Woodloch’s Lake Teedyuskung; sail, kayak, waterski, stand-up paddleboard, and swim to your heart’s content! And the fall is the perfect time to enjoy the signature scents and sights as the foliage explodes with gorgeous color. 

No matter the season, Woodloch has so much to offer families of all sizes. Woodloch welcomes back guests who have stayed with them for 15, 20 and even 30 years. “We’re all about giving our guests fresh, different and improved experiences each time they visit,” Kiesendahl said. Join the ranks of this exciting, family-friend Poconos vacation today!