My husband and I traveld to Skytop Feb 24-26. We booked a room in the original lodge and had read reviews prior to booking regarding the rooms. We felt they were inaccurate. the lodge is historical and beautifully maintained. The rooms were small but had the charm of an era we no longer live in. We had everything we needed and found no fault with the accomodations. the pool and hot tub area were well maintained and the staff friendly and welcoming. The gym, although small certainly has enough equipment to keep anyone happy. We did utilize it in the morning and while we were there other guest arrived and the area remained uncrowded. There is a library and game (board) rooms and a huge lobby with all kinds of comfortable seating to enjoy quiet activities like reading. There is a large video game area and minigolf that many children were playing in whenever we walked through.
Meals were plentiful and tasty. Breakfast and lunch were buffet style(there was a menu for both, if you wish to be served) and included many offerings that were both healthy and prepared well. dinner was also tasty and offered items that are both well known and slightly off the beaten path. Chicken, steak, or more adventurous entress such as grouper, wild boar, and others. Appetizers were delicious and varied and desserts were all delicious. They have a extensive wine list which my husband enjoyed and the recommendations of the steward were spot on. I recommend the Inniskillen ice wine for dessert-delicious.
We never ran out of activities. We hiked, swam, ice skated, and skied. The ski hill is perfect for just learning skiers, like my husband. Equipment rental is easy and the equipment is new and well maintained. Although the upper lift was not working, the lower hill provided plenty of good skiing and helpful friendly staff. The shuttle service is perfect when you are tired, but the hike around the lake is also a great way to get to and from the ski hill.
We did do some shooting on our final day and although it was my first time, I felt safe and secure and found the instruction and supervision to be excellent. Also, the view of the area from the shooting locationis outstanding.
Skytop is on the expensive end but the experience is well worth it. It is rare that you can find a place that gives you the option to relax and be so active at the same time. It is like stepping back in time but having all the comforts of the present.