Woodloch Resort

This exceptional four-season Poconos family resort nestled in a pristine mountain lake vacation setting is regarded as one of America’s “Best Inclusive Family Resorts”. Woodloch has been owned and operated with pride by the Kiesendahl family since 1958. Their traditional warm hospitality has been nurturing and embracing the spirit of spending quality time with friends and family for nearly sixty years.

Woodloch is about bringing people together, and having a ton of fun doing it. With our unique activity program, abundant amenities, outstanding nightly entertainment, championship golf course and one of the world’s best destination spas, you, your family, friends, and co-workers are guaranteed to be engaged, entertained, energized, and create lasting memories!

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Latitude: 41.519557 Longitude: -75.088795 Elevation: 1292 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

  • Deluxe Lakeview
    Rooms are hotel-style units located at the Woodloch Pines property in either the Greenbriar or Mountain Laurel buildings. Each room features two queen beds and a double pullout couch in one large room, with a view towards the lake complete with private balcony or patio. Room has one television.

  • Edgewater Suites
    Rooms are one-bedroom suites located at Woodloch Pines in either the Springbrook or Mountain Laurel buildings- walk indoors to our pool complex!  All suites feature two queen beds in a bedroom, and one queen pullout couch and one regular couch in the living room area, with either a door or pocket door divider. These rooms also feature a view towards the lake complete with private balcony or patio.  Room has two televisions. Springbrook units feature two bathrooms. Mountain Laurel units feature one bathroom, a kitchenette, and a washer and dryer.
  • Two Bedroom Edgewater Suites
    Woodloch offers a two-bedroom Mountain Laurel Country Suite which features sleeping for up to twelve people. The first bedroom has two queen beds, the second bedroom has two queen beds and a double pullout couch, and the living room has one queen pullout couch and one regular couch. Each two-bedroom suite will have two private balconies or patios with a view towards the lake, as well as three total televisions. Walk indoors to our pool and sports complex! *Minimum 4 adults.

  • Classic Standard
    Classic Standard rooms are motel-style units centrally located near the Woodloch Pines main lodge. Warmly decorated with country rustic charm of the Poconos, these units feature a bedroom and living room area divided by an accordion door.  Two queen beds are located in the bedroom, with two single day beds in the living room area. Room has two televisions.

  • Lake Estates & Southwoods
    The Lake Estates are a group of four large and spacious guest homes located at the Woodloch Pines property and feature a view towards the lake. Each home has five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. The Southwoods guest homes are also four large homes located at Woodloch Pines in a private cul-de-sac opposite the Lake Estates. These homes feature four to six bedrooms and either four-and-a-half or six-and-a-half bathrooms. All of these homes are tri-level and located on the resort’s shuttle route. They feature cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, and rear deck. These homes are booked with the American Plan only.

  • Tallwoods Guest Homes
    From an inviting courtyard entry to a spacious rear view deck, the Tallwoods guest homes feature spacious three bedrooms, three and a half bath townhome-style accommodations.  These homes feature two levels and are located on the main property and are on the resort shuttle route.

  • Woodloch Springs Guest Homes
    Located two miles from the main resort property at Woodloch Springs, our championship golf course community, you can find our Woodloch Springs guest homes. These homes range in size from two- to five-bedrooms and all have kitchens complete with pots, pans, dishes, and silverware provided. Each home also has a deck or porch complete with a gas grill and barbecue utensils. These homes give you the flexibility of choosing either the all-inclusive American Plan (minimum occupancy charge may apply) or taking the home as a Non-Traditional rental. Non-Traditional rentals do not include any meals or daily housekeeping, but are available for an additional charge.  All activities and entertainment at the Woodloch Pines property are included regardless of whether you choose the American Plan or Non-Traditional rental. 

Seasons Open

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Recreational Opportunities

Woodloch offers an array of exciting activities and top-flight entertainment. Our all-inclusive Pocono resort provides guests with immaculate and spacious accommodations, abundant and delicious family-style meals and the Woodloch Experience Bracelet which provides access to enough unique activities to keep everyone entertained day and night!

  • Join in over 30 home-grown, social activities scheduled daily.
  • Explore dozens of amenities such as a six-sided rock climbing wall, indoor and outdoor pools, bumper cars, go karts, bumper boats, kayaking, snow tubing, ice skating and so much more!
  • Enjoy family-friendly, nightly entertainment including a Broadway-Style Theme Show or our hilarious staff show, live music, comedy acts, jugglers or magicians.
  • Tour the Poconos and our surrounding area.  With legendary waters such as The Delaware and Lackawaxen Rivers and Lake Wallenpaupack, interesting and rare wildlife including the American Bald Eagle, and exciting outdoor activities like horseback riding, skiing, fishing, hiking and boating.
  • Enhance your package with our “adventure and passions” activities such as zip lining, wine tasting, art classes and river rafting. (nominal fees apply)

Rate Range

$160-$400

Driving Directions

Driving (GPS) Address:
Woodloch Pines Resort
731 Welcome Lake Rd
Lackawaxen Twp, PA 18435

 
Mailing Address:
Woodloch Pines Resort
731 Welcome Lake Rd
Hawley, PA 18428

 
GPS Coordinates:
Woodloch Pines Resort
41 degrees 31.28 minutes North
75 degrees 05.24 minutes West

From New Jersey, New York & Points East:
Take Rt. 80W to New Jersey Exit 34B (Sparta, NJ). Take Rt. 15N to Rt. 206N. Cross Delaware River Bridge at Milford; bear right onto Rt. 209/6W. As you go through Milford, go straight through the lights and remain on Rt. 6.Follow General Directions A listed below.

From Long Island & New York:
Take 95N (New England Thruway) to Exit 21. Follow Rt. 287 to Tappan Zee Bridge, cross bridge and get on Rt. 87N (NYS Thruway). Follow 87N to Exit 16 at Harriman to Rt. 17W (I-86W) to Exit 121W to Rt. 84W toward Port Jervis. Remain on Rt. 84W to PA Exit 46, at mile marker 46, (formerly #10). Follow General Directions A listed below.
From New York City/Manhattan:
From the upper level of the George Washington Bridge, take Exit 74 is the Palisades Parkway North. Take this to exit 18 (left hand exit), proceed to the traffic circle, 2nd exit from Circle onto Route 6W which will merge into Rt. 17W. Take 17W to exit 121W which puts you on Rt. 84W. Take Rt. 84 into PA to the 2nd exit in PA which is Exit 46 (formerly #10). Follow General Directions A listed below.

From Staten Island:
Outer-Bridge to Rt. 287N to 80W to New Jersey Exit 34B (Sparta, NJ). Take Rt. 15N to Rt. 206N. Cross Delaware River Bridge at Milford; turn right onto Rt. 209/6W. Follow General Directions A listed below.

From Connecticut:
Take Rt. 84W to Exit 46, at mile marker 46, (formerly #10) which is Rt. 6W. Follow General Directions A listed below.

From Philadelphia & Points South:
Take the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike to Lehigh Valley Exit 56 (formerly #33). Take Rt. 22E to Rt. 33N toward Stroudsburg to Rt. 80E. Take Rt. 80E to Exit 309 Marshalls Creek (formerly #52) Follow Rt. 209N Business to Rt. 402N. Take Rt. 402N to Rt. 6W to Rt. 590E through Hawley. Follow General Directions B listed below.

From Washington D.C. and Surrounding Area:
From Washington take I-95N to 695W (around Baltimore) to 83N to 81N in PA. Continue on 81N to 380S to 84E. Get off 84E at Exit 8 Mt. Cobb (formerly #4). Turn left at end of exit ramp. Go to intersection and turn right onto Rt. 348. Take Rt. 348 to Rt. 590E through Hawley. Follow General Directions B listed below.

From Points North:
I-81S to Rt. 380S to Rt. 84E. Get off 84 at Exit 8 Mt. Cobb (formerly #4). Turn left at end of exit ramp. Go to intersection and turn right onto Rt. 348. Take Rt. 348 to Rt. 590E. Follow Rt. 590E through Hawley. Follow General Directions B listed below.

From Points West:
Take Rt. 80E to Rt. 81N to Rt. 380S to Rt. 84E. Get off 84E at Exit 8 Mt. Cobb (formerly #4). Turn left at end of exit ramp. Go to intersection and turn right onto Rt. 348. Take Rt. 348 to Rt. 590E through Hawley. Follow General Directions B listed below.

General Directions A:
Continue on Rt. 6W approximately 13 miles. Turn right at gas station onto Rt. 434N to Rt. 590W through Greeley, Lackawaxen, and Rowland where Rt. 590W makes a right turn at the general store.  Follow Rt. 590W 3.6 miles to intersection:

Woodloch Pines Resort – continue straight approximately 1.4 miles to the main entrance on left side of the road. (Guest Registration available 24 hours.)

Woodloch Springs Reception Center –  bear left at intersection continuing on Rt. 590W. Reception Center and Market (with gas station) is  6/10 of a mile on your right. (Guest Registration available from 8AM to 4 PM on Saturday to Thursday and from 8 AM to 7 PM on Friday.  If arriving after hours, please check in at Woodloch Pines.)

The Lodge at Woodloch – bear left at intersection continuing on Rt. 590W. The Lodge at Woodoch, our spa, is  7/10 of a mile on your right.

General Directions B:
Turn right at the Settler’s Inn and Bingham Park (traffic light) and continue on Rt. 590E:

Woodloch Springs Reception Center – Continue approximately 5 miles on Rt. 590E, the entrance to the Reception Center is on your left, sharing an entrance with the Woodloch Market and gas station. (Guest Registration available from 8AM to 4 PM on Saturday to Thursday and from 8 AM to 7 PM on Friday.  If arriving after hours, please check in at Woodloch Pines.)

Woodloch Pines Resort – Continue on Rt. 590E until stop sign, turn left, and continue 1.4 miles to the main entrance on the left hand side of road. (Guest Registration available 24 hours.)

The Lodge at Woodloch – Continue approximately 5 miles on Rt. 590E, the entrance to the The Lodge at Woodoch is on your left across from the entrance to Woodloch Springs.

Eco-Friendly Notes

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy
  We are proud partners of The Delaware Highlands Conservancy, which works with land owners, local businesses and communities to protect the beautiful lands and pristine waters of the unique Upper Delaware River Region.

The breathtaking quality of our environment in the Pocono Mountains is the inspiration upon which Woodloch is built. We understand, as a business with a large ecological footprint that it is our responsibility to do what we can to promote care for the environment through our example.

We are exceptionally pleased to be a part of the Green Hotel Association and continue to work towards increasing our energy efficiency and reducing our waste production. We are happy to be joining in partnership with our local businesses to care for our natural resources. We have been inspired by the strength and perseverance of many and have joined in humanitarian causes large and small, knowing that every little bit counts.

We humbly ask that our guests contribute $2 from their stay to The Delaware Highlands Conservancy- in 2015, our guests raised over $15,000 for this worthy cause.

Bald Eagle Nesting Platforms
They’re American icons- and we invite them to be our “guests!” Our Bald Eagle nesting platform overlooks Lake Teedyuskung and provides rich hunting grounds for these majestic creatures.

Recycling Programs
What’s old becomes new once more! Every year, tens of thousands of pounds of glass, plastic, paper, wood and other materials are collected and repurposed to reduce waste- it’s “the circle of life!”

Tree Replacement
Trees can be so giving- so we try to keep as many in place as we can. When one absolutely needs to come down, we replace them with young saplings and nurture their growth so future generations can enjoy the same beauty of Woodloch as us!

Biodegradable Containers
Your “leftovers” shouldn’t have a shelf life of hundreds of years. That’s why Woodloch offers all “to go” items in paper biodegradable containers.

Resource Conservation
Dripping sinks and lights accidentally being left on for days are a thing of the past. Woodloch has made technological strides in water and electrical conservation- infrared sensors throughout the resort reduce unwanted consumption. 

 

Bat Boxes
They’re the heroes that Woodloch needs: bats are Mother Nature’s pesticide. And they do a pretty good job of cutting down on insects around our property. So we think we’ll let them “hang” out for a bit.

Towel and Linen Reuse
Reusing in-room towels and linens during your stay saves detergent, water and electricity- YOU have the power to save!

Beekeeping
There has been quite a buzz in the news about dwindling bee populations. They’re survival is essential to our own- that is why The Lodge at Woodloch is doing their part by keeping bees at Blackmoore Farms.

Composting Projects
In 2015, we repurposed 3 tons of food into compost. We look to increase that total to 20 tons of compost this year- if all goes well, it will save $100,000 on waste management. Everybody wins!

Golf Ecosystem Management
The Golf Course at Woodloch Springs practices many green initiatives, including canine bird control (all bark, NO bite), buffering zones to preserve wetlands and registration with The Audubon Sanctuary Program.

 
 
 

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Let’s take it back to 1944. That was the year that Mary Mould married Harry Kiesendahl. You may not know them yet … but you should. At that time, they were a young high school couple on Long Island, but you’ll come to recognize them as the original founders of Woodloch.

Growing up, Mary and her family vacationed off the serene shores of Lake Teedyuskung, located in the Lake Region of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Mary loved the area so much that she vowed to return often.

After Harry Kiesendahl, the energetic and enthusiastic football hero of Baldwin High School in Long Island, NY, married Mary Mould, the two made it through Harry’s tour of duty in WWII and settled down to start a family. Mary often thought about the gorgeous Lake Teedyuskung but her thoughts were quickly consumed by the task of raising her three children, John, Nancy and Steve.

One fine day, fate intervened. Harry saw a for sale listing in the New York Times for a small resort on a private lake in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The small, unidentified lake in the ad turned out to be Lake Teedyuskung. We know, unbelievable – but trust us, 100% true.

Harry and Mary jumped on the opportunity to purchase this property from the current owners, the Svenningsens, and events steamrolled from there. In April 1958, Mary, her children and her parents moved to the Poconos resort, which they would now call home. During the week, Harry kept his Long Island business going and stayed with his family at what is now Woodloch Pines on the weekends.

The original 12-acre Poconos resort included a main lodge, annex and two cottages, all of which accommodated a whopping 40 guests. Woodloch’s popularity grew and grew, and by 1961, the Kiesendahl’s had doubled the size of the lakefront resort. By 1983, the resort had grown into 150 acres with almost a mile of shoreline and 135 rooms … big time stuff! Woodloch is now in its third generation of family management, with the Kiesendahl children and grandchildren running the property. 

Fast forward to today, the all-inclusive resort spans more than 1000 acres and can accommodate over 900 guests, a far cry from the original 40-person max. And don’t forget that just down the road is Woodloch Springs, home to a championship golf course and sprawling guest homes, as well as The Lodge at Woodloch, one of the world’s best destination spas, a.k.a Zenned out bliss.

So, what’s the secret to our success? Since our earliest beginnings, we have remained committed to a number of traditions, but by far the most important one is the way we treat our guests … “it’s as if they are company in our own home” (our original mission). This is what sets Woodloch apart from other places.

That said, we can’t thank our guests enough for their continued support. And if you haven’t been to Woodloch yet, we highly recommend that you make the trip soon. We can’t wait to share our tradition of excellence and warm hospitality with you.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed on the Woodloch Pines property. We do have some pet friendly houses at our nearby property, Woodloch Springs. There is an applicable $250 pet fee for the first animal, with an additional $50 for a second

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