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Skytop Lodge: A One-of-a-Kind Poconos Destination in the Backyard of NYC and Philly

Burrowed away in the Poconos, in the heart of stunning, pristine nature -- from meadows to trails, lakes,  streams, and waterfalls -- the Skytop Lodge has served as a sanctuary for those escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life since its inauguration  in 1928. With this blend of historical charm, natural beauty and top-notch service, it’s no wonder why Skytop Lodge offers a truly one-of-a-kind Pocono retreat.

Featuring an array of onsite dining options, often embracing the farm to table philosophy, Skytop provides a Poconos culinary experience unlike any other. The Windsor Dining Room, located in the Main Lodge, has been the recipient of Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” for ten years running. For a relaxed and casual atmosphere, the seasonal LakeView Restaurant offers a varied menu ranging from steamed clams and mussels to the “Buffalo Mozzarella & Tomato” -- while overlooking the lake and golf course. Established during the Prohibition-era, the Tap Room, is now a full-service bar that boasts an award-winning wine list, microbrews, and single malt scotches. Over the years, The Tap Room at Skytop has become somewhat of a tradition for many. 

"It's funny, I've been here for over twenty-five years and I love seeing many of the same families but I also love meeting new ones and that they all come for the same reason - Skytop is just a great place to be," said Steve Sundberg, a chef at Skytop. 

The 5,500 acres-worth of pristine Poconos wilderness that is the Skytop Lodge makes for the ultimate playground, especially for those who crave the outdoors -- no matter the season! With two naturalists on staff here at Skytop, there exists a great sense of pride when it comes to preserving this surrounding environment. The Adventure Center at Skytop offers an excellent selection of programs such as StarGazing, What You Can Eat on Your Hiking Trail, Waterfall and Mountain Top Yoga, Skeet Shooting, Treetops Zipline, and Challenge course. For the more leisurely outdoor-type, one can hit the links on the rolling terrain of  Skytop’s award-winning and challenging golf course.

With all this inspiring scenery, a business or corporate trip to Skytop Lodge can be elevated to feel like a true escape of the typical daily grind. Skytop has 17 meeting room options, including the Executive Conference Center, the Evergreen Ballroom, and several others to cater to just about any size group. Corporate and team-building opportunities are available to take advantage of including the Adventure Center and Treetop Adventure Course, Skytop’s golf course, hiking and biking trails, laser tag and paintball, geocaching, and much more! 

“There's a reason that so many of Skytop guests return year after year, some for generations,” said Skytop’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Cara Federici, “It's the combination of stunning natural beauty, historic charm and comfort, culinary delights and outstanding hospitality of a professional and caring staff.”

Despite being in the backyard of major metropolitan areas like New York City and Philadelphia, and in a sea of standardized lodging brands, it’s easy to see what sets Skytop Lodge apart from all the other Pocono retreats. 

Skytop Lodge
Skytop, Pennsylvania
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