We had a great weekend at SkyTop. Only 2 hours away from NYC, it was a perfect escape and I'd love to go back there in the middle of Summer or Winter to really take advantage of all they have to offer. Great food, great service, hiking, swimming, skiing, relaxing outdoors or in the main lodge room cozy up against a beautiful fireplace, combined with old world elegance all in one spot.
I called the Hotel direct to book their Weekend Spa Package at the "discounted" Winter Rate of $1,250 which got you: 2 weekend nights in an Inn King (w/fireplace) or Main Lodge Suite Room, 2 massages each (1 per person, per day), a bottle of champagne, and all meals, taxes and gratuity. They did a good job at not pressuring you to tip more (as it was included), for example: the spa had the price and tip clearly delineated on each spa card so you had confidence the therapist was actually going to see the money.
The food was really excellent, and there was plenty of it. You could order from the menu or have from a great buffet for breakfast and lunch (make sure to check the back room food offerings too). The Sunday brunch was top notch. Dinner was formal - jackets a must for the men - and the menu choices for a full 4 courses were superb and filling... Another couple got engaged at the table next to us on our first night, so that was a fun experience!
The INN vs. the MAIN LODGE:
The Inn was nice (2nd floor much better), but not quite as "new" as I had thought, especially for the price. They could really use some new carpeting all around the entire resort. But at least in the Main Lodge it blends, in the Inn it looks worn. But the rooms were sizable, well appointed, had balconies and some (like ours) have a great gas fireplace. We didn't mind the walk (5-10 min along a lighted path) and only took the shuttle once. If you are there in the summer, and are into swimming, the Inn is adjacent to the swim lake so that may work for you. Or if you play golf as it also contains the Pro Shop and the 1st hole. We're happy we stayed there, but next time we'd stay in the Main Lodge despite losing the in-room fireplace.
The Cottages & General Room Info:
The Cottages looked nice, but they were close together and many part of the same physical structure. If you have a big family gathering and want to be all together this may be good, otherwise I'd suggest the Main Lodge or the Inn... In general the rooms are a quirky and not cookie cutter so try to be as specific as possible when booking, or just dont worry about it as your overall experience will be a good one.
Excellent massages. Very relaxing. Could use some updating but a very nice experience for sure.
There is a ton to do, on site, for adults and kids, just look at their webpage. But boardgames and books in the beautiful great room or on the rocking chair porch went a long way. A nice glass of wine on the sofa listening to Saturday night band and with the fireplace roaring was perfect.
My biggest gripe was the price for everything just took a little away from the experience. We got a lot included, the service was super friendly, the place looked wonderful, and we had a great relaxing weekend in the old world feel we were looking for - even so I couldn't help feeling like ... well ... it just cost too much.
SkyTop was a find.
Main Lodge older, but elegant. The INN has more modern and bigger rooms (some with fireplaces), but...
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