Friday, May 17, 2019

5 Highlights from The Lodge at Woodloch


This year I really wanted to do something special for my mom and my nana for their birthdays since they both help me out so much with Baylee.  Their Birthdays are both actually on the same day, so that made planning easy.  I wanted to go someplace we could get to by car and something that would be suitable and safe for the elderly.  I Googled best Resort and Spas on the East Coast and The Lodge at Woodloch kept coming up as the number one option.


This sounded perfect!  The Lodge at Woodloch is
an all-inclusive resort and spa in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.   The price per person included the room, Spa facilities, breakfast, lunch, & dinner, snacks, classes and activities.  Alcoholic beverages are not included.
We really had a fabulous time and I am so glad I chose this place.  Here are the top 5 things that I would brag about at Woodloch Lodge.



1.       The Spa facility – As at any premium resort, the spa treatments are an extra cost and they are quite pricey. However, even if you are not booked for a massage or treatment you still have total access to the spa retreat.  The spa retreat included a lovely lounge area, multiple hot tubs, a eucalyptus steam room, a dry heat steam room, swimming pool, shower rooms, locker rooms, and make up rooms.   My mom and I took a water aerobics class the morning we arrived. Throughout the days they offered other water classes, including a pole dancing class. That’s right, poles in the pool!
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3.       The Wall Yoga – Some of the activities you could just join in on when it was time but others you had to sign up for in advance.  Since space on the wall was limited, Wall Yoga was one of those that we had to sign up for right at the time of booking. Since this getaway was a surprise for my mom, I signed her up for Wall yoga too!   Lacey also signed up for it too. There were fitness classes going on all day long.  



4.       The Watercolor Painting Class- There was an art studio at the lodge. I went with my nana to a zendoodle drawing class and then we all went back later for this watercolor painting class.  This was my first painting class I ever attended. I wasn't quite happy with my painting  while I was painting it but now that I look back on it, I guess it's okay. 



5.       The Cooking Demo- The cooking demo was another thing we had to sign up for in advanced. The chef made some really unique dishes that I had never heard of. He made Stinging nettle soup, fiddle head salad, and strawberry and rhubarb pie.  The best part was when we got to eat it all at the end.


6.       The Meals & Service- The food and service here are definitely top notch. Every meal was three courses and at dinner time you could order as many desserts as you wished.  The menu here was rather unique so I tried to order stuff that I would normally not order at home. One appetizer I had was Buffalo Chicken Brussel Sprouts. 


Staying at this all inclusive resort was comparable to being on a cruise ( except with much larger guest rooms). We actually had one of those spa showers in our room and it was lovely!   This was suppose to be a relaxing trip for everyone but to be honest, we kept ourselves busy the entire time so there was very little down time (except when we were enjoying the spa). 

If you are looking for an all inclusive premium resort on the East Coast, I highly recommend The Lodge at Woodloch. Oh, this resort is actually an adults only resort. However, there is a family resort just down the road. I believe that one is just called Woodloch Family Resort.

You can see more photos of the lodge in my IG Story under "Outings" -M

What "must do" resort (in the USA) would you recommend?





12 comments:

  1. Woodloch Lodge is something I have been considering for a while. I think it would be a fun weekend getaway for hubby and me. I guess we could not go to the same spa? They are usually separated by gender. It looks like a lot of fun, and what a wonderful gift for your mom and Nana!

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    1. You should definitely do it! The men and women have separate spa retreats but they share a common swimming pool and one indoor and one outdoor hot tub.

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  2. This looks like a fun time, with a great variety of activities! About water color painting...water is probably one of the more difficult mediums to work with because it's so "watery." That also lends an artsy challenge to it though, especially in getting the colors mixed and blended. I think your painting looks great!

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    1. Our instructor said that watercolor was the most forgiving of the paints because you can wipe it off and paint over again. Fortunately I only had to wipe away a few mistakes!

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  3. This looks like a great getaway! I love Red Mountain Spa in Utah but it's not super relaxing. It's really active.

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    1. That sounds like this one, so active! I bet there are a lot of great hikes going on at that resort.

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  4. What a sweet gift for your mom & grandma! Although i’ve Been to plenty of spas, I’ve never stayed at a resort (except once when Mr. Judy had a conference at the Sagamore in Lake George. Not quite a resort, but sort of. I had a lovely time there.

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  5. I've never heard of wall yoga before - that sounds hard!

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    1. It actually wasn't hard. I bet it could be a bit challenging going though if you didnt have enough upper body strength to pull your self up.

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  6. Wow, that place sounds so amazing! What a wonderful gift for your mom and grandma! So great you got to do this with them.

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    1. Yea it was really nice. I think they had a good time.

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