Skytop Lodge provided us with one night of accommodations, meals, and unlimited activities to make this blog post possible. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about family-friendly hotels and attractions we think your family may enjoy.
A Poconos Escape
With a family of five, overnight stays at a hotel can be tricky. Most places are not equipped for larger than a family of four, with a combination of too few beds or not enough space. Luckily, Skytop Lodge has it down to a science. They recommended we stay in adjoining rooms and it was the perfect solution. The parents’ room had a king-sized bed, a bathroom with stand-up shower, and an entertainment center with a flatscreen TV, mini-fridge and safe. In the adjoining kids room was a king sized bed, a seating area with a chair and a desk, and a full-sized bathroom with a tub. Because we had three kids, there was an extra foldaway bed (not a small cot, but a large comfortable bed). It was the perfect set-up for our family – we had enough room to spread out and having two bathrooms for the five of us was the best luxury!
Coming soon our YouTube video tour of our adjoining rooms at Skytop Lodge!
Jersey Family Fun Room Tip: Bring your Netflix password! Each TV in the guest rooms was equipped with a Roku and has Netflix capabilities. The kids loved snuggling in their beds after a long day of fun and watching a movie.
In terms of meals, we stayed under the “I Wish To Have a Christmas Tree” package which included three meals. We checked in at lunch time on Saturday and enjoyed the lunch buffet. There were plenty of hot selections in addition to a cold station with salads, cold cuts, and fresh fruit. There was a great assortment of desserts as well.
Our favorite meal of the trip had to be the formal dinner. For adults, there is an a la carte menu as well as dinner specials. Children can choose from a children’s menu with items like pizza or a cheeseburger, or a kids dinner buffet (offered on busy evenings) with macaroni and cheese and chicken fingers. The food was delicious and the service was great. The selections were vast enough to please even the pickiest eaters.
For breakfast the next morning, we chose the Sunday “brunch” buffet which is offered until 1 pm. There was a full selection of hot breakfast items like eggs and pancakes, as well as cereal, bagels, fresh fruit, oatmeal, and an omelet station. The other half of the buffet contained lunch items like flank steak, rice pilaf, and fresh vegetables. And the dessert table had plenty of selections as well. To say we were well-fed for our trip was an understatement!
All of our meals took place in the Windsor Dining Room. We were a little surprised to see the sign at the door stating that no cell phones or electronics were allowed. (Sssh, don’t tell but I snuck mine in to grab a picture or two of the food!) We ended up absolutely loving that rule! We enjoyed our meals with no interruptions or ringing phones, no fighting over tablets, and we had a peaceful meal just chatting with each other. The folks at Skytop Lodge are definitely on to something and I’m thinking we need a similar sign in our own family dining room.
In addition to the Windsor Dining Room, the Lakeview Restaurant at the Inn serves dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. The Lodge also has a restaurant with full bar called the Tap Room and serves lunch and dinner, but are not a part of the Skytop Meal Plan. In addition to the restaurants, Skytop has the “Tea Room” that serves milkshakes, ice cream sundaes and old-fashioned egg crèmes from a soda fountain. Another fun snack feature? Skytop Lodge holds a daily tea time in the lobby at 4 pm with an assortment of cookies (chocolate chip, sugar and gingerbread men for our visit), cold apple cider and of course tea.
Jersey Family Fun Dining Tip: The Windsor Dining Room carries a dress code. No jeans, sneakers or t-shirts. Men must wear jackets. We loved the idea of dressing up for dinner because it’s something we don’t do much as a family. We saw some families in fancy dresses and one mom in an evening gown! The kids thought it was great.
With spacious and comfortable accommodations, plenty of dining options, and family friendly recreation galore, Skytop Lodge is an amazing spot to take your family for a few days or even a week. My family had an awesome time and we can’t wait to go back.
Now that you’ve read about the rooms and food options at Skytop Lodge, check out our review of all of the activities that are offered at Skytop Lodge.
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In full disclosure, this is a sponsored post from Skytop Lodge. We were provided with 1 night accommodations, meals and activities including the “I Wish for a Christmas Tree” package. These things were arranged so that we could review Skytop Lodge for its family friendliness. However, our opinions are honest and based on our experiences at Skytop Lodge.