We just returned from a week long family reunion at Skytop. First for that purpose, serving about 50 people in an all inclusive package I would say Skytop delivered. Staff wise the only unfriendly staff I met was once at the front desk when telling them the remote control was missing and being asked if I 'had looked for it'. But someone showed up quickly with a replacement. And I cannot think of any other staff that was not friendly and helpful.
The grounds and physical plant were probably the biggest disappointment. We stayed in cottages that appear to be in the middle of remodeling. The furnishings were on the shabby side, the decor was hilariously mismatched and looked as though odds and ends from other parts of the hotel were being utilized. The pillows were rock hard, I ended up taking a sham pillow and putting a pillow case on it to try and make it work. Another pillow was so broken down it was useless. Overall the room was clean enough and the housekeeping staff was friendly. One bothersome thing, especially for a group with toddlers, was the seemingly constant traffic of large trucks, laundry trucks, in our cottage area. It felt like something done for the convenience of the staff, not the guest's comfort.
The grounds were in terrible condition. As a professional horticulturist, I may have noticed more than most but many flower beds were just weed filled. There was a dead tree outside our cabin. The cutting garden was a weed patch. The annuals were puny and looked cheap. You would expect more from a high end lodge. It looked like budget cut after budget cut has hit the grounds department. Golfers in our group said the course was well kept but made the same complaints about weeds.
Biggest complaint would be $10/day internet connection. It is ridiculous in this day and age for a 'high end' property to charge for internet service. And I notice in one response to a review that the reply indicated someone should check the website for activities. Really? Fishing licensing was also overpriced but I assume they have no say in that.
The food was fine, typical resort fare. The dining staff was very attentive. We had a special dinner that was very good and showed some imagination on the chef's part. Some entrees like the prime rib were generous, some like the chicken were not. Over all okay food.
At any rate, I would say for the price it was not as it should have been but overall it was okay. I have no urge to go back, I would not spend money there again. The overall impression was that Skytop may be coasting on past reputation and losing sight of the idea of what a high end resort needs to be in this day and age.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naturally InspiredExperience the ultimate retreat by visiting one of the most esteemed lodges in the country—Skytop. This grand historic estate features the very best in accommodations, fine dining and limitless recreation including the new Adventure Center at Skytop.You and your family can explore 5,500 pristine acres of inspiring natural beauty while enjoying a range of seasonal activities. Choose from the adventurous—like clay shooting and downhill skiing—to the serene—like nature hikes and full spa services. No matter your age, personality or desire, Skytop Lodge can make your next trip an unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Skytop Hotel Skytop
- Skytop Resort All Inclusive
- Resort Skytop Lodge
- Skytop Lodge Skytop