The placement of Skytop Lodge at the base of West Mountain in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains is perhaps the best indication that this grand resort has always been inextricably linked to its natural surroundings and the 30 miles of hiking trails weaving through the 5500 acre estate merely reinforces that fact. Even the 18-hole golf course where deer quietly graze takes full advantage of the natural topography. The Dutch Colonial style manor house overlooks the 74 acre Skytop lake boasting opulent views of the surrounding region from every direction and offering a wide array of outdoor activities for every season from winter skiing to summer kayaking since it opened in 1928. The full-service resort has two pools -one indoor one out- lake swimming seven tennis courts an award winning golf course rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digests best place to play a sporting clays shooting range an award winning wine list and exceptional food and beverage -meals are included in the room rate. Experts are on hand to provide instruction in golf tennis fly-fishing and shooting. Special kids activities are organized each summer and the lodges own naturalist leads hikes through pristine wilderness areas. Guests enjoy comfortably furnished country-style rooms. The Skyview Spa located in the lodges fifth floor opened in the summer of 2003 and offers a full compliment of salon and spa services.