Call me high maintenance, but I love a good spa. From chocolate manicures to open-air massages, I can’t resist a little rest and relaxation. And if R&R is what you crave, The Lodge at Woodloch is the perfect destination. This secluded spot, nestled in the quaint town of Hawley, has been the definition of peaceful for 12 years and counting.

With a gated entrance and valet parking, arriving at The Lodge at Woodloch feels like something out of a celebrity vacation. Inside, the royal treatment continues. If you’re considering a weekend getaway, this adult’s only, all-inclusive resort is the perfect escape. All guests of The Lodge at Woodloch must be 16 years of age and older, so if you’re looking for peace and quiet, you’ve come to the right place. Lodge guests have first dibs on spa appointments and will enjoy three meals a day at The Lodge’s farm-to-table restaurant, Tree. (More on that later!) If an overnight stay isn’t in the cards, purchase a day pass to access the spa, fitness classes, and a first-class lunch or dinner.

Whether you’re receiving massages on the regular or are new to the spa scene, The Spa at The Lodge at Woodloch is sure to leave you in a state of nirvana. And listen up, gentlemen, contrary to popular belief, spas are not just for the ladies! A Massage for Two is the perfect opportunity to unwind while spending a little quality time with your partner in crime. During my visit, my guy and I opted for The Lodge Massage, a classic Swedish massage with your choice of aromatherapy oils.

After 50-minutes of pure bliss, we spent the afternoon enjoying all the spa has to offer, including a variety of relaxation lounges, saunas, and steam rooms. Don’t miss the outdoor Horizon Edge Whirlpool – think infinity pool meets hot tub. This experience is a must-do during the winter!

Remember that delicious meal I mentioned? Look no further than Tree. With an ever-changing menu of naturally-raised meats and fish and organic vegetables, Tree does fine dining right. FYI, the salad bar is incredible. I know, I know, “salad bar” – eek! But this is no ordinary salad bar. You’ll delight in the array of toppings, with everything from beets and beans to cucumbers and cranberries. Don’t leave without sampling the soup and checking out the serious spread of breads. Did I mention there are baked goods, too? I could live off of this salad bar. While you dine, indulge in a glass of wine from an award-winning wine list, or treat yourself to a seasonal margarita. It’s five o’clock somewhere, right?

Activities abound throughout the 400+ acre property, including hikes along the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack, snowshoeing, and even ice fishing. The Lodge also offers forest bathing and is one of only two locations in the United States with a certified instructional team. Stay indoors and partake in cooking demonstrations, art classes, and game nights. February is American Heart Month, so be on the lookout for plenty of heart-healthy action.

Be sure to join The Lodge’s “Last Minute Club,” a great option for locals with flexible schedules. You’ll be the first to know about special deals and openings. For more information on The Lodge at Woodloch, including rates, weekly schedules, and spa treatments, visit www.thelodgeatwoodloch.com. See you at The Lodge – your destination for luxury and leisure.

By: Jamie Bowman

The Lodge at Woodloch
109 River Birch Lane, Hawley, PA
(800) 966.3562
www.thelodgeatwoodloch.com