Hiking & Nature Programs
Guests can explore our 5,500-acre, mountain
estate on foot or by bike. Skytop features miles
of scenic hiking and biking trails, with varying
difficulty levels for all to enjoy.
During the nature walks, the naturalist points
out woodland wildflowers, migrating and nesting
birds, reptiles and amphibians, and signs of
many of the area's exciting wildlife, including
black bear, otter, porcupine, beaver, coyote,
bobcat, mink, and other species. Some of these
animals are very secretive, but occasionally
they are glimpsed as they cross the trails and
travel through the forest.
Skim across beautiful waters of Skytop Lake
in a boat, kayak or canoe - all available through
the lodge. Perfect for relaxation or fitness,
boating at Skytop is a inspiring way to spend
Golf School and Instruction
The Brian Boyle School of Golf at Skytop is
a PGA recognized golf school that teaches fundamentals
of grip, aim, setup and impact position so you
can become a more complete and consistent player.
The school also stresses chipping, putting and
bunker play for working toward a dependable
short game. Beginners and low handicappers alike
can improve their game with our professional
staff's guidance. You'll increase your potential
by developing your swing according to your body
structure and flexibility. The school includes
6 hours of instruction, video analysis, range
balls, take home instructional manuals, clubs
(if needed) and refreshments. Private 2-day
golf schools can also be scheduled with a minimum
of 4 students. Enrollment is limited, so make
your reservation now!
Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)
Last weekend in May
1st and Last weekend in June 4 & 5, 25 &
Second and Last weekend in July 9 & 10,
30 & 31
Second and third weekend in August 13 &
14, 20 & 21
Junior Golf School
Classes for youngsters are also available placing
emphasis on swing fundamentals, grip, aim and
setup, along with chipping, putting and bunker
play. Safety, rules and etiquette are also stressed.
Classes are held 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and
cost about $135.00 per person. When available.
playing a round, high in the spectacular scenery
of the Pocono Mountains, on an 18-hole championship
course that is rated among the finest in the
East. Their course from the back tees measures
6,656 yards with a slope rating of 133, and
forward tees 5,789, and is sloped at a 122 rating.
Skytop Golf Getaway includes all golf and greens
fees, including a shared golf cart for 18 holes,
per night stay. This package also includes golf
club storage, three meals per day with lunch
at the Golf Deli if you prefer.
equipment rentals are available for children and
Skating, Skiing & Snowshoeing
Enjoy the pristine, winter setting through wonderful,
outdoor activities like ice skating or snowshoeing.
Skytop's outdoor, weather protected rink offers
skating for beginners and experts. And for those
a little more daring, set-off on a winter exploration
in a pair of authentic snowshoes.
Two lifts service the four downhill trails,
and snow is plentiful with 100% snowmaking on
all trails. Families with children, retirees,
beginners and intermediate skiers can take advantage
of four wide, crowd-free, gentle slopes with
a vertical drop of 295 feet.
Weekend Getaway Cross Country Skiing
Cross-country skiers can take advantage of trails
such as; Cross Country Loop, Indian Ladder Falls,
Goose Pond, or West Rim Trail. For the experienced
cross-country skier backcountry skiing is available
anywhere on the grounds. Ski lessons are available
at a nominal charge.
Play a game of tennis on Skytop's impeccably
maintained courts that have been newly surfaced
and renovated. We have five Har-Tru courts,
two all-weather courts and a night-lighted paddle
tennis court. Their tennis pro offers expert
aid to players of all ages and all levels of
expertise. There are weekend round robins, June
through September to test your skill. Equipment
and attire is available.
No matter what season it is, you can always
get your feet wet at Skytop Lodge. Enjoy the
indoor and outdoor pools, perfect for relaxation,
fitness and just plain fun. And in the summer
feel free to enjoy the sprawling lake beach,
for fun and sun filled days.
Fishing & Shooting Center
Skytop's private trout stream abounds with freshly
stocked trout and their lakes provide excellent
opportunities for all types of fishing including
bass and rainbow trout. Skytop's superior guides
will offer private guiding and instruction along
with the fly fishing schools for anglers of
all abilities. Schools have been scheduled from
March through October.
Packages range from a basic 25 targets introductory
offer to a full round of 100 targets. All equipment
is provided. For the novice, they have several
easy straightaway stations where you can hone
your skills without the frustrations of difficult
angles. For the experienced shooter, their 15-station
sporting clays course will prove to be quite
challenging. Skytop's two stations, three trap
shooting and instructional area is electronically
controlled so the instructor can provide personalized
guidance to each shooter.
The Skytop Fly Fishing
The course includes hands-on casting instruction
covering the forward cast, roll cast, false
cast, side cast, shooting line, and mending.
to tie the essential knots.
How to read the water wherever you fish.
How to select the right flies.
How to find and identify what fish eat.
How to wade safely.
How to select the proper equipment.
How to land a fish and safely release it.
Angling etiquette and conservation practices.
Located on the fifth floor of the main building
is the Skyview Spa. Just walk through our doors
and the aromatherapy alone will reduce your
stress. Relax in their quiet room with spectacular
views of the magnificent gardens and the Delaware
Water Gap before your treatment. They offer
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular and Sports
Massages, all provided by a certified staff
of professionals. Indulge yourself in their
variety of European facials, wraps, manicures
and pedicures. Don't forget about the fully
equipped fitness center, which features cardio
and weightlifting equipment.