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Activities range from horseback riding to zip-lining at this engaging, all-ages resort.
A 5,500-acre wilderness playground in the Poconos Mountains, Skytop Lodge makes the most of its great outdoors setting. Rolling fairways are dappled with trees, while The Adventure Center features a treetop zip-line challenge course along with a rock climbing wall and Old West paintball course. Guests can also enjoy spa treatments, archery tag, paddle boarding, white water rafting and, in the winter months, ice fishing, tobogganing and skiing. On-site stables are a highlight, providing the opportunity for western-style wilderness rides. Most activities are geared for all ages, and the resort offers dedicated camps for kids and teens.
Among the accommodations are a historic main lodge and golf course-view inn, as well as charming cottages with gas fireplaces and spacious porches. Design incorporates singular details like custom furnishings and wall coverings inspired by the Olmstead Brother celebrated landscapes. The Windsor Dining Room serves modern fare in a traditional setting, while LakeView Restaurant appeals for its windows overlooking the 18-hole, championship golf course. Casual meals and drinks (milkshakes, anyone?) can be enjoyed at the Tap Room, Fairview Bar and Tea Room. With its numerous activities and 17 meeting rooms, the property is popular for corporate retreats.