I rarely consider a resort/hotel stay to be perfect, but this one is an exception. Traveling constantly, I have come to expect a certain standard from the properties that I choose to stay at. To say that The Lodge at Woodloch not only met my expectations, but exceeded them, is quite the accomplishment. This destination spa resort is a 10 on all accounts, do not hesitate to go, I cannot wait to return and I just got home a few hours ago! Here are some of the highlights of my 3 days at this property.
Service: Great from start to finish. All staff had a "can do" attitude. Everyone was very friendly, and anticipated needs throughout our stay and were fast and efficient. We had requested an early arrival and our room was ready when we got there at 11:30. Before we finished at the front desk, our bags were already in our room. At check out, we requested a late departure, once again, no problem. Tree restaurant staff were quick and plentiful. Everyone was professional and knowledgable about the menu choices and selection. Spa staff was friendly and all class instructors were not only nice but quite good at teaching their classes.
Food: Fantastic! Actually, loved everything we tried. Selections were plentiful and well thought out and presented. A true farm to table experience with an eye to healthy cuisine and correct portion size. Beautifully presented and delicious. I only wish they had a Woodloch Lodge Cookbook! Also loved that water was everywhere and snacks were put out as well as coffee and tea in a common room and nuts and fruit at the spa and health club. Tree Resturant was also very attractive, especially liked the library area. Again, floor to ceiling windows with a breathtaking view of the trees, lake and property. Acoustic guitar player in the evenings was a nice touch.
Spa: Beautiful and full of amenities. The pool and tranquility lounge were very inviting. The Whisper Lounge was a dream. We went there after treatments and relaxed in the comfortable lounge chairs with warm blankets and hot tea, just enjoying the view and the fire and the quiet. Well done. Treatments were really sound. We had Spring Renewal Body Scrubs and massages and they were excellent. Even purchased the scrub they used in the treatment so that I could continue to use it at home.
Health Club: The classes are all good. Some, like the Wall of Yoga or Drumming or Power Napping, were very unique. All were well taught. Meditation classes were wonderful. Class studios were all beautiful with floor to ceiling windows. Gym was well fitted with plentiful equipment. Everything was clean and inviting. Would have loved to have additional offering of Drumming Class or Belly dancing offered on weekends. It would be great if they made recordings of the meditations and sold them in the shop. I would love to be able to "replay" those great classes at home.
Room: Our room was also very, very nice with full amenities. Housekeeping was unobtrusive and excellent. Room was serviced twice daily.
Next visit, we plan to take advantage of the great hikes. We power walked the trail on the property, but there are several really wonderful hiking opportunities that are away from the resort. We really loved everything about our stay. Staff knew our name and we were free to wander around in a robe and slippers or work out clothes all day except for dinner. The architecture of the resort interior was so inviting. Decor reflected subtle "tree" elements throughout the public rooms as well as design details that brought the outside in. For example, there were metal leaves and petals on many of the lighting fixtures and vases with tree branches placed in hallways. The carpet and drapes had floral or leaf motifs in many cases and much of the permanent artwork reflected nature scenes.
This was really an enjoyable experience. Thank you Lodge at Woodloch, cannot wait to return.
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Woodloch Hotel Hawley
- Hotel At Woodloch
- Spa At Woodloch
- Lodge Woodloch