An amazing family place for ages 0-100!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! We are a family of 6 with two 12 year olds, a 5 year old, and a 3 year old. It’s very difficult for us to find a spot where all kids have non-stop things to do. Initially pulling up to the resort, I was struck by the beauty of the scenery, but as soon as I realized how much there was to do on the resort FOR FREE, you couldn’t get me out of here. There are so many repeat guests and on your first trip you will find out why within minutes of arriving.
PROS: 1) The rooms are clean and updated. 2) The service is amazing… so amazing that you wonder how they find a group of people that never stop smiling and laughing. They try to learn your names and get to know you personally. 3) They cater to EVERY age group. I saw them wheel seniors around in their wheelchairs to be part of the parades, have trivia contests geared towards different age groups, and free onsite activities geared towards families of kids with all ages. 4) The food is fantastic. I was very worried that it was going to be typical all-inclusive type cheap food, but was positively surprised to find the I would be eating roasted chicken, prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, crab cakes, roast pork… really great options that tasted great. 5) 99% of activities are free (bumper cars, snow tubing, go carts, climbing wall, indoor playground, shuffleboard, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, etc). The things that cost were alcohol, riffle range, and batting cages. 6) The shuttle bus. It allowed our older kids a little more freedom because we could trust that they were going to end up at their destination without getting lost… just tell the driver where you’re headed and he drops you right off!! 7) THE PRIZES!!! There’s not a child who won’t walk away with a medal of achievement.
CONS (and believe me, I had to rack my brain to think of cons, which are so minimal): 1) minimal food available in between meal times. Would be great to see some fresh fruit, if not just a bowl at the front desk. My kids love their fruit and even when they asked for some fruit at mealtimes, the kitchen couldn’t accommodate because it was already prepared for a fruit salad. 2) Mats beside beaver slide in the kids splash pad are too far away from the actual slide resulting in many floor burns everyday on my 3 and 5 year olds from sliding off the side or slipping off. 3) Would be nice to have the next day’s meal and activity sheet the night before so we could plan our day. 4) The kids’ virgin cocktails are quite pricey considering it’s really just a mixture of pop and fruit juices and if you order a pop or a juice it would be free (perhaps $2 would be much more reasonable)
We will be back every year with the family!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This exceptional Poconos resort, nestled in a pristine mountain lake setting, is regarded as one of America's "Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts". Their traditional warm hospitality has been nurturing and embracing the spirit of spending quality time with family and friends for over fifty years. This Pocono Mountains resort provides a four-season, fun-filled, lakeside escape for your entire family with endless activities and entertainment for all kids from 2 to 92. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Woodloch Pines Hotel Hawley
- Woodloch Pines Hawley