On the way to this lovely gem known as Skytop Lodge, one travels through a state park aptly named, “Promised Land”.
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.
Built from stones and woods found on the property, the main building was completed in only three years.
In 1930 a dam was completed and the lake was enlarged to its present size.
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.
After driving through the grounds, I pulled up to the main entrance where a delightful valet, Mr Robert, greeted me.
As I stepped through the main door, it felt literally as though I was stepping through a time-portal doorway.
Before curling up with a glass of red wine (of course!), I meandered through the halls of this beautiful building…
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!’