the lodge at woodloch is a destination spa in hawley, pennsylvania. it's approximately 2 hours from NYC and it's the most relaxing place on earth. i have visited the property twice - last january i went with a friend (see us snow-shoeing below) and last weekend i enjoyed woodloch with the boyfriend (was too relaxed to actually take a photo).
the lodge is a beautiful space nestled in the woods, where there is no shortage of things to do:
the classes: every hour there are at least two activities offered on the schedule including yoga, tai chi, hiking, cooking demos, and wine tastings. most classes (except wine tasting) are included in the price of stay.
the spa: is a full service spa with a la carte services offered. i adore the lodge massage, it's a traditional swedish that releases tension. the spa facilities are available to all guests and include private men's and women's steam rooms, saunas and whirl pools, fire place lounges, and the co-ed water garden. the water garden is a heavenly space with a pool, two saunas with hydro-massage waterfalls, and a scenic outdoor hot tub.
the food: is divine. it's gourmet spa food - it tastes good and leaves one feeling good. 3 meals are included in an overnight stay.
the little things i love: everyone walks around in robes and slippers. there is tea and snacks available in the afternoon. the staff is unbelievably nice and accommodating.
visit thelodgeatwoodloch.com for pricing info, which can vary by day of the week and time of the year you are planning to visit. i'm already planning my next stay -- i think i need to visit at twice a year to maintain my zen!
editor's note: in accordance with the ftc regulations, please be advised that MakeupLovesMe.com received a press rate on her most recent stay at the lodge and a gratis spa treatment.