Set on over 500 pristine wooded acres with a 15-acre private lake, The Lodge at Woodloch is an award-winning destination spa resort located in the Lake Region of Northeast Pennsylvania.
The Lodge at Woodloch embraces a philosophy of personal awakening. As so many individuals get swept up in the whirlwind of life, guests have the opportunity to shift from their everyday routine and re-focus on themselves. They can reconnect to the creative and stress-relieving outlets that will continue to benefit them long after they leave.
From the HydroMassage WaterWalls to the outdoor infinity horizon whirlpool, The Lodge at Woodloch offers a sanctuary for the senses. With three on-property gardens providing fresh herbs and produce for the restaurant TREE and Spa Treatments, The Lodge allows nature to tantalize the tastebuds. Guests are enticed by signature spa treatments such as the Rosemary Awakening Body Treatment or Lavender Garden Dream. The outdoor adventure program allows guests to truly let nature nurture through the variety of activities such as sunset kayaking, guided hikes, forest bathing, and fly-fishing. Moreover, the Lodge at Woodloch is an amazing respite for couples, girlfriend getaways or even soul-ohhh travel.
The Lodge at Woodloch
The Lodge at Woodloch has been at the forefront of the Forest Bathing movement long before it became a trending story in the news. Back in 2013, the team started offering classes to explore the philosophy. Six years and several certifications later, The Lodge at Woodloch continues to evolve and revolutionize their offerings. With Naturalist Joshua Heath at the helm, the Outdoor Experiences Department features two sections, one that is dedicated to Outdoor Adventures and the new section dedicated to Mindfulness in Nature. Hiking, biking, kayaking and fly fishing will remain options through Outdoor Adventures. The Mindfulness in Nature section has added classes such as Forest Therapy walks, Sunrise Photo walks and Ritual of Tea classes, in addition to existing offerings such as Forest Bathing, Birdhouse Making, Terrarium Classes and more.
One of Josh’s favorite pieces of advice for being mindful in nature is getting guests to slow down. “I like to set an uncomfortably slow pace,” explains Heath. “People are so used to rushing from point A to point B that they don’t have the capability of truly slowing down. I like to remind guests of the famous quote by Lao Tzu, “Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
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Back in 2000, Australian sustainability professor Glenn Albrecht coined a term psychoterratica- the trauma caused by distance from nature. There has been study after study and book after book written outlining the powerful effects of not having a steady dose of nature such as “Nature Fix” by Florence Williams, “The Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv, and “Your Brain on Nature” by Eva Selhub. With a hefty goal of helping guests to fully understand and embrace the importance of nature in their lives (for their mind, body and soul), the true sign of success would be that guests continue their nature practice long after they leave the guiding hands at The Lodge at Woodloch.
There is no need to allow the healing to stop once guests step indoors. The newest treatment, the Lodge Body Wrap- Detox will continue the healing with inspirations from the nature surrounding The Lodge at Woodloch is a perfect pairing. Guests can add a post Forest Bathing treatment to extend the benefits of the great outdoors.
Deep Forest Body Ritual
Enjoy the benefits of local plants and herbs with our detoxifying treatment inspired by native elements. Begins with a stimulating exfoliation with the black mud of coffee and dandelion to cleanse and soften the skin, followed by a therapeutic massage using warm birchwood sticks and oils of evergreen and citrus to ease tension deep within the muscles with long-lasting effects.
100 minutes // $285
The Lodge at Woodloch has added new options and amenities to help guests get the most out of their time outdoors. The newest outdoor amenities include a Hatchet Throwing Course, a new Disc Golf Course, a new Firecircle Patio and an expanded Garden at the Blackmore Farm (2 new hoop houses).
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