Skytop Lodge - Ranked Among America's Best Resorts
Far and away, Skytop Lodge is the premiere family resort in the Poconos. Whatever your pleasure, Skytop rewards with a first-class experience. Travel & Leisure, Golf Digest, Wine Spectator
Welcome to Skytop Lodge
Skytop sits on 5500 mountaintop acres and for almost 90 years has been the Crown Jewel of Poconos Resorts since its inception in 1926.
Top ratings by Travel & Leisure, Golf Digest, Wine Spectator and many, many others all tell the story of this heavenly, majestic, elegant and awesome resort - Perfection.
If you're looking for a memorable family vacation or reunion, this is the place. Four season fun: including it's own, private ski resort.
Skytop, the ultimate in resort vacationing. Old world charm and character, timeless attention to detail, impeccable service, modern conveniences and amenities, and, most of all, a feeling of complete and utter relaxation.
Skytop Lodge - Golf and Family Resort
The Lodge: Originally built in 1926, the lodge itself is a Dutch Colonial stone manor house and is the centerpiece of the resort.
Sitting proudly on a plateau overlooking much of the 5500 pristine acres and a gorgeous 75 acre lake, the Lodge affords guests a glimpse into the grandeur and charm of the 1920's.
The 125 guest rooms and suites of this grand historic hotel are well appointed in English country-style and offer spectacular views of the resort and surrounding Pocono Mountains.
The Inn at Skytop: Designed as a "resort within a resort", this elegant, full service $5.7 million golf resort features a dedicated conference room, golf pro shop and locker room, a lobby with a two-story atrium and natural stone fireplace, a magnificent wrap-around porch and a 135 seat restaurant.
The Inn offers 20 luxurious guest rooms each with fireplace and private porch, two executive suites each with their own private built-in Jacuzzi, six connecting rooms, turn down service, and room safes.
All rooms, restaurant, lounge and conference rooms have spectacular mountain and lake views.
The Cottages at Skytop: Conveniently located near the East wing of the Lodge, 10 four-bedroom cottages are available for those who want the utmost privacy.
Each cottage consists of four inter-connecting bedrooms - two queen size rooms connecting to two twin rooms. Private bath, porch, a small refrigerator and a color TV/VCR.
Each cottage shares a washer dryer facility - making cottage rooms ideal for young families.
Due to their unique location and privacy, each room within the cottage can be occupied separately or together in suites from two to four bedrooms.
Things to do at Skytop:
What's striking about Skytop is the casual elegance and friendly atmosphere the permeates the entire resort. There's a certain feeling of comfort - a mystique - that eschews all pretense and puts you right at home. Believe me, the resort has every right to be pretentious, but it isn't. That's the Skytop mystique.
So, what can you do here besides relax and enjoy being a million mental miles from your regular life? Lots! Let's explore by seasons:
Autumn/Fall: (September - November) Arguably the finest season for a mini getaway to the Poconos - Great foliage, crisp and clear skies, no crowds impacting the natural resources.
Numerous private hiking trails with Skytop's 5500 acres afford an opportunity to view woodland wildflowers, migrating and nesting birds, reptiles and amphibians, and signs of many of the area's exciting wildlife, including black bear, otter, porcupine, beaver, coyote, bobcat, mink, and other species.
GOLF at Skytop can be one of your most exciting experiences. Imagine playing a round on an 18-hole championship course that is rated among the finest in the east.
The course from the back tees measures 6,250 yards with a slope rating of 121, and forward tees 5,683, and is sloped at a 122 rating. It's a course that challenges the serious golfer, yet won't overwhelm the more casual player. Whatever your level of play, the resident Golf Pro Brian Boyle will be delighted to help you with the game.
Designed by the legendary Robert White, the course uses various natural elevations. This type of construction eliminates hillside fairways, a rare characteristic among Pocono Mountains golf courses.
The West Mountain Range overlooks the course from the northwest and lush gardens surround other areas of the course where players are often joined by deer grazing on the fairways. The 18th Hole, the most expensive to construct, is now considered by many to be the "signature hole".