We happened to get a great deal through Expedia ($160 before fees/taxes a night w/ all meals included) when we stayed here in September earlier this year. I may have given it 3 to 3.5 stars instead if I had paid more for my room. I would've expected more polish overall in their services (the staff was friendly, but things could’ve run more smoothly there), more spacious rooms, and more added services. We had gotten three rooms in the lodge. One of them was a corner room so that had more space, but there was hardly anywhere to move in the other two rooms. As other reviewers have commented, some things like smores for the bonfire at night and canoe rental on the lake should be included if you're staying there. Also, you don’t need to tip because a 15% service charge is added on for everything.
Check-in was not a smooth process. When we first checked in, they tried to tell me that meals weren’t included with my room and I had to show them my Expedia reservation. Since we booked through Expedia, the front desk said their system was having a hard time processing it. I had also emailed them over a month ahead of time requesting three rooms next to each other since we were traveling with two young children. I had to email again because no replied after a week. Upon arrival, they had two rooms next to each other and another room way down the hall. After I complained, they were able to do some rearranging to fit our needs.
With all that said, we enjoyed all the activities on site. It was very convenient to hang out in the back with the playground (perfect for my 1 and 4-year-old), badminton, archery, lawn bowling, putting green, etc. We went on a scenic hike one morning, which led to a large waterfall. We canoed on the lake and my oldest took a kids’ fishing class. We tried to do the bonfire one night at 8:30, but a group had reserved it. We finally found out that it moved to the front. By 9, a small group had gathered, but no one had started the fire yet. Inside, there’s a rec room area downstairs with ping pong tables, mini golf and some video games. Some of us did the adventure course with the zip lining ($40 per person for the 3 hour course). That was a lot of fun!
Overall, we were happy with the food. We didn’t have any problems with options for the two kids. At breakfast, there was omelet station, fruit, pastries, scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, French toast, etc. Lunchtime dishes were just ok, but there was a good selection. Dinner time was a nice 4 course meal where you could choose one from 3-4 options under each category. It was a longer dinner, but there was never a delay between courses. The kids had a buffet, which included pizza, mac ‘n cheese, a vegetable, and fries.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naturally InspiredExperience the ultimate retreat by visiting one of the most esteemed lodges in the country—Skytop. This grand historic estate features the very best in accommodations, fine dining and limitless recreation including the new Adventure Center at Skytop.You and your family can explore 5,500 pristine acres of inspiring natural beauty while enjoying a range of seasonal activities. Choose from the adventurous—like clay shooting and downhill skiing—to the serene—like nature hikes and full spa services. No matter your age, personality or desire, Skytop Lodge can make your next trip an unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Skytop Hotel Skytop
- Skytop Resort All Inclusive
- Resort Skytop Lodge
- Skytop Lodge Skytop