by Lissa Poirot
While the Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi is a small inn with just 14 rooms, its connection to the Lake Naomi Club is what makes it a perfect choice for families wanting to enjoy time outdoors in the Poconos. The 277-acre private Lake Naomi features seven beaches, three swimming pools, tennis, a nine-hole golf course, water sports and recreational activities, and every guest of the lodge receives temporary membership to enjoy the Lake Naomi Club, which is tucked away, minutes from the lodge.
The lodge, a Bed & Breakfast that welcomes children, was recently acquired by the Five-Star Club Lake Naomi Community, and features 10 guestrooms and suites in the main lodge, along with four cabin suites.
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All guestrooms at the lodge and adjoining four-room cabin suites offer double, queen or king beds, as well as en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TV's with DVD players and often fireplaces. Cabin Suite choices include one king-size and three queen-size rooms with a fireplace and Jacuzzi. Two-bedroom suites are best suited for families, with one double and two twin beds in two bedrooms, as well as a living room with a fireplace.
We stayed 2 nights and were a little underwhelmed. We stayed in the main lodge in a room facing the road. The room was very noisy with passing traffic all night. Lake Naomi Club, who own the lodge, really need to spend some money on this place to bring it up to scratch as the rooms are very dated. The iron was missing from our room so we went to reception to ask for one and were told they didn’t have any....... and that was it. No solution. Our room also hadn’t been cleaned. When my wife got into bed she had a big ball of brown hair stuck to her foot. The fan and lights had strings of dust linking them all together and the shampoos etc in the shower were whatever’s left from the previous guest. Pretty disappointing really. Sunday breakfast at the club overlooking the lake was beautiful but Monday breakfast was just at the lodge, but not bad.
There really is no excuse for dirty rooms.
This is our favorite coffee shop close to home. Great coffee, sweets, and soups at the cafe. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The fireplace is a great place to sit and read by. The lodging is beautiful as well and it is set in a nice location, close to many key tourist attractions.
The lodge itself does not feature any activities. Instead, guests utilize facilities at Lake Naomi Club, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. Three swimming pools include Pennsylvania's largest heated outdoor pool. Water slides are found at the Lake Naomi Pool Complex, which is open from late June through Labor Day.
Recreational sports on the 277-acre private lake include sailing, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and swimming from spring through fall. The main Club Beach is staffed with a water sports staff and lifeguards.
In season, preschoolers through teens can enjoy a supervised camp environment. Kub Klub programs are available for potty-trained, pre-K children. The club is offered Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Kindergarten through eighth grade students can participate in Kids Klub, offered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, as well as an Afternoon Klub from noon to 3 p.m. Camp programs are offered at a fee for a full week or more.
For tweens and teens, events (with fees) are offered throughout the summer, including dances, whitewater-rafting outings, Battle of the Band shows and movies.
At the 48,000-square-foot Logan Steele Community Center, families can enjoy year-round indoor facilities, including a pool, fitness center, two tennis courts, paddle tennis and a game room.
A nine-hole golf course and a tennis center provide a chance to play or take lessons, and 35 more golf courses are located in the surrounding area.
More than 261 miles of hiking trails are located in the area, as well as 70,000 acres of hiking and biking in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Onsite, the lodge provides a country breakfast in the Great Room (located in the main lodge) daily. The Lodge Coffee/Pastry Shop also provides bakery items, snacks and coffees from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (9 p.m. on weekends, and 6 p.m. on Sundays).
Lunch and dinner is offered at the Lake Naomi Club House, minutes from the lodge. The dining room requires casual resort wear, with no shorts at dinner. Lunch is provided 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner is served 5:30 to 10 p.m. All-day dining is also offered in the Club House's casual pub-style restaurant, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The dining room offers a Sunday breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to noon, as well as themed dinner buffets, from Caribbean themes to all-you-can-eat lobster nights.
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Most families visit the lodge during the summer to enjoy all of the outdoor activities offered. The all-season lodge is also a great place for skiers who can enjoy five different ski resorts within 30 minutes. Fall months are still a wonderful time to visit, as the foliage is in full effect and families can enjoy hiking in the area.
Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi is located on 940 in the Poconos, a main thoroughfare for the area, and about two hours from New York City and Philadelphia.