Skytop Lodge’s Winter Wonderful Activities for Families

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 by
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.

 

Skytop Lodge activities

 

You already read about the accommodations at Skytop Lodge. Now you can check out what kind of amazing activities they have to offer!

 

Skytop offers many packages for their guests that include activities for the whole family. Because our stay was right before Christmas, we had the “I Wish to Have a Christmas Tree Package”. This included breakfast, lunch and dinner for our family, a custom wood-burned ornament, a hayride to the tree farm, a Christmas tree, valet parking, and more. During the winter months, they offer packages that include outdoor recreations like their toboggan run. I would definitely recommend looking into one of these packages for a stay at Skytop because it makes the entire trip so simple! It’s almost like being at an all-inclusive resort.

 

skytop lodge hay ride

We loved every minute of our hayride to the tree farm!

 

Because of the unseasonably warm December weather during our stay, we were able to participate in LOTS of outdoor recreation at Skytop. The property grounds are enormous (over 5,000 acres!) making Skytop an ideal spot for hiking. Even with my youngest child at four years old, we were able to go for a fairly long walk to see Leavitt Falls, which was absolutely breathtaking. The kids loved following the marked trails and looking for nature along our trek. (Unsteady on your feet? Check your closet in your room: each one is equipped with a walking stick.)

 

leavitt falls skytop lodge

Hiking to Leavitt Falls as a family was definitely a highlight of our trip.

 

Some other outdoor activities we were able to do during our visit were soccer, horseshoes, mini golf, and playing on the playground. All of the equipment was outside and waiting for us! In addition, Skytop offers a ton of other outdoor recreational options. In the winter months, the following activities are available: archery, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, geocaching, hiking, ice skating, indoor pool, ice fishing, fitness,  paddle tennis, shooting, skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, tree top adventure course, and UTV. (Fees are associated with some activities.)

 

skytop lodge minigolf

We couldn’t resist a game or two of mini golf.

 

One of our favorite spots at Skytop Lodge was the indoor pool. It was the largest indoor pool we’ve seen at a hotel or resort, with the deep end going up to 9 1/2 feet deep. There was also a great hot tub (for ages 16 and up, but kids may sit and put their feet in) that was perfect for this mom! There were plenty of clean towels available and big locker rooms for everyone to use. Not a swimmer? There’s an abundance of lounge chairs surrounding the entire pool so that you can keep an eye on your kids while they splash.

 

The indoor pool at Skytop Lodge was a favorite for our family!

The indoor pool at Skytop Lodge was a favorite for our family!

 

My children absolutely loved the “Skylites” program at Skytop. There were tons of free activities (the majority of which you don’t need to sign up for in advance) happening all day, every day! From crafts to movies, scavenger hunts to marshmallow roasts, there are endless possibilities for your family to have fun together. Most take place (or begin) at the activities desk, which just so happens to be in the same exact place as the game room! With ping pong tables, arcade games, skeeball, claw games, and foosball, you will most likely spend tons of time with your kids in this awesome area. Skylites also offers seasonal activities: during our stay, Santa paid a visit to light to say hello and light the Lodge’s Christmas tree. Coming soon a video below of Santa’s arrival.

 

 

toast marshmallow fire skytop

Toasting marshmallows was the perfect way to end a day at Skytop Lodge.

 

We spent two full days at Skytop Lodge and we didn’t even begin to skim the surface of possibilities. There are just so many available options and recreational activities that you would probably need more than a full week’s stay to enjoy a great deal of them. We loved our visit at Skytop Lodge. It was the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and just enjoy spending time together as a family.

 

As part of our package, we received a framed photo on checkout of our family with our Christmas tree!

As part of our package, we received a framed photo on checkout of our family with our Christmas tree!

For more photos of Skytop Lodge, visit our Facebook album. Here’s a preview.

 

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Want to have your family friendly destination featured on Jersey Family Fun? Contact Jenn to make arrangements.

 

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.

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