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Step back in time… Skytop Lodge, Pennsylvania USA

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This photo thanks to Skytop Lodge

On the way to this lovely gem known as Skytop Lodge, one travels through a state park aptly named, “Promised Land”.

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Part luxury lodge, part adventure playground and part pure heaven, Skytop’s history dates back to 1925 where John Stubbs, Frederic Smith, Earl Mayne and Sam Packer envisioned a grand resort on the peak of a high plateau in the Poconos.

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Built from stones and woods found on the property, the main building was completed in only three years.

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In 1930 a dam was completed and the lake was enlarged to its present size.

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Later, cottages were built and the 2,000-acre Goose Pond area was acquired to create a 5,500 Pocono Mountains playground with hiking, skiing, swimming, and new adventures, surrounded by places of quiet beauty and restful charm.

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After driving through the grounds, I pulled up to the main entrance where a delightful valet, Mr Robert, greeted me.

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As I stepped through the main door, it felt literally as though I was stepping through a time-portal doorway.

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Before curling up with a glass of red wine (of course!), I meandered through the halls of this beautiful building…

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skytop lodge

skytop lodge

A member of Historic Hotels of America, Skytop Lodge is a wonderful location to stay, play, relax and unwind – or do as I did and simply while away an afternoon over a glass or two of wine, soaking in the ambiance of the Tap Room…  Bliss!

For more information, here is their website: http://www.skytop.com/ ~ and tell them I said, ‘hello!’

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Have you stayed at Skytop Lodge?  Let me know so we can share your experiences with the Tribe!

By Leigh St John, aka Luxurious Nomad