Although I’ve never been to the Poconos, I always imagine those old-fashioned lodge-style hotels from Dirty Dancing – a place where there are just loads of activities for the entire family. The Skytop Lodge, named one of the best resorts for family reunions, looks to be just that kind of place.
You could certainly visit the Skytop Lodge any time of year, but if you are thinking of visiting in December, you may consider attending the Gingerbread Weekend which is taking place on Dec. 10-12, 2010. The Gingerbread Festival officially launches the start of the holiday season at the Skytop, and last year, the resort’s gingerbread display contained 1,000 pounds of thick gingerbread, 500 pounds of creamy royal icing, and 300 pounds of candy.
The weekend also offers some great holiday fun – a viewing of the Polar Express, candy cane hunts, a tree lighting, a visit from Santa, ice-skating in the indoor rink, holiday hayrides and outdoor winter picnics with a bonfire, and more. Holiday packages at the Skytop Lodge (excluding Christmas and New Years day) start at $395 per night.
The Skytop Lodge offers varying lodging options – from the main lodge, cottages, and the Inn at Skytop. All room rates include accommodation as well as three meals per day.
The Skytop Lodge
Skytop, PA 18357
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