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Pocono Mountains Luxury
By: Roger Sands   |    August 30, 2013   |   1 Comments (0) (0)

Situated on a picturesque mountaintop in the Pocono Mountains, Skytop Lodge envelops a serene setting and peaceful charm that has been attracting guests since it opened its grand doors in 1928. It is widely considered the "crown jewel" of Pocono resorts.

The stately Lodge at Skytop is the centerpiece of the resort. Built in the Dutch Colonial style, it began as a retreat for the recreation and enjoyment of Skytops original members and guests. With a magnificent fieldstone facade, the Lodge is mistaken by many first time guests as the hotel in "The Shining," Stephen King's popular book and movie.

It stands as a beautifully maintained tribute of a bygone era and features 125 guest rooms and suites in three configurations. Each is uniquely furnished in English country-style designs, as well as charming accents like plaid wools and pillow shams. The inviting wrap-around porch provides guests with splendid views of the Pocono Mountains and Skytops 75-acre lake.

The Inn at Skytop is reminiscent of a European ski chalet using the same mountain stone as the main lodge, with exposed beam ceilings and rich woods, while the work of local artists accents the walls. Guest rooms have private porches that provide views of the golf course and the surrounding mountains. Each room is spacious and modern, offering guests king-size beds dressed in plush comforters, wireless Internet access, gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and more. The 18 guest rooms have 300 count linens and custom cherry wood desks.

Food is serious business at Skytop, and guests are treated to gourmet dining from morning to night. Executive Chef Stevan Sundberg has been at Skytop for 25 years and sometimes oversees as many as 2,200 meals on a Saturday.

Conveniently located in northeast Pennsylvania, only 90 miles from the hustle and bustle of New York City, Skytop offers urbanites the chance to experience a tranquil, fun-filled vacation at one of the most luxurious family resorts in the entire eastern U.S.

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ahmad commented on September 10, 2013

visiting old site can help me remember my grandpa

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