Nature and nurture A review of Skytop Lodge
My husband and I just got back from a relaxing weekend at Skytop. We stayed in the main lodge. It is an old-fashioned, grand resort. Very charming and well maintained. The grounds are beautiful, and include a mountainside with hiking trails, golf course, lake, flower gardens, etc. The price is quite high (about $700/night for a lodge room, fully loaded for taxes and a 15% gratuity automatically added to your bill). However, the rate includes all meals, and our particular rate (romantic getaway) included greens fees/cart, aerobics classes, robes, champagne in room, etc. We had the same beautiful table for two overlooking the garden for every meal. Dinner has 5 courses--alcohol is extra. Breakfast is great. We had an outdoor picnic for lunch that was excellent. The gym is quite nice, and there is an indoor and outdoor pool that are both very nice. The are wired for Wi-Fi, but we couldn't get it to work. There were several weddings during the course of the weekend, but they did not interfere with us at all. The lower level includes a kids area that has minigolf, arcade games, card tables, etc. Kids seemed to love it. The lakefront also had a trampoline in the water. We would like to return in the winter with our daughter, but I will inquire about alternative lodging, which I understand can be much cheaper. They are near a small ski area, and they have a very cool-looking toboggan sled (about 2 stories high) that they run into the lake after it is frozen. It looks really fun. Overall, I loved the feel of the place, the food and service were quite good, and the programs they offer are very good.