JAN 2014

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SPA HOPPING From yoga to kayaking on the lake, activities abound. doing something right, with its enviably high repeat rate of more than 20%. One of the ways the resort inspires multiple trips is by tempting guests with a revolving roster of specials and new treatments, packages and activities. Summer, with its endless water sports, is by far the busiest time of year, but each season brings a new reason to visit. "Fall is a spectacular time to come," says Jennings. "Unique to our facility is a private cranberry bog on the lakes. Guests can kayak and pick their own cranberries, we host cranberry cooking demonstrations, and there's also the return of the Cranberry Body Polish treatment in the spa." And while Mother Nature may well be the star of the show, resort and spa staff labors intensively behind the scenes to make sure she can truly shine. Year-round, the facility employs about 150 people, and that number swells during the busy summer months. "We look for pas- SPA AT THE LODGE AT WOODLOCH Website: Year opened: 2006 Size: 40,000 square feet Facilities: 14 massage rooms, 6 facial rooms, 3 wet rooms, 2 couples' suites, 2 treatment combination suites; hair and nail salon; Aqua Garden; men's and women's changing rooms with fireplace lounges, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools; cardio weight studio; 3 fitness and yoga studios; Pilates area; boutique Most popular treatments: Lodge Massage (50-100 min./$135-$255); Lodge Facial (50 min./$155) Product lines: Kerstin Florian, Naturopathica, SpaRitual 22 DAYSPA | JANUARY 2014 sionate and talented service providers and put everyone through extensive on-site training to ensure the highest degree of guest service," says Jennings. And when it comes to spa therapists and activities' coordinators, staff members have received advanced training in their specific area of expertise. Looking ahead, The Lodge plans to keep switching up its seasonal offerings and to expand its indemand gardening program and Creative Discovery program, which currently includes everything from equine therapy to journaling classes. No doubt these efforts will keep the Lake Region and The Lodge at Woodloch on the short list of getaway destinations for East Coasters seeking a temporary antidote to city living. Shari Goldhagen is a New York City-based freelance writer.

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