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Poconos Spa Offers Relaxing Retreat For Summer's End

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As summer nears its end, a destination spa in the Poconos may help guests keep the relaxing sense of summer going through the fall. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.

For those whose summers have been more hectic than healing, there is a getaway where it is possible to still fit in some "me" time.

"We are celebrating my 40th birthday, and I'm here with my aunt and my mom, and I thought we'd do something together, something in nature, something healthy and fun," says Savannah Conheady.

Conheady, a Manhattanite, decided to go to the Lodge at Woodloch, a woodsy destination spa in the Poconos.

"Five star fabulous, we all just did different things, and came back together for really great food. Everyone’s relaxed," Conheady says.

Not that anyone is counting carbs, but the three-a-day included meals are simply portion-controlled, making the trip far from a deprivation vacation.

This trip also feeds the soul, with frequent art classes that burn as many creative calories as guests can muster.

Looking past the predictable fitness classes and pampering, there is a whole other agenda that will lure guests into the great outdoors just as the seasons are changing.

Activities include mountain biking, country road cycling, fly fishing and a very calming and clever fitness kayaking class.

Resort vans will shuttle hikers to trails for hikes, offering terrain for all levels.

The Lodge at Woodloch drops its rates for midweek stays after Labor Day.

Its a la carte "Endless Summer" rates Sunday through Thursday are $199 per person, double occupany per night, from September 2-12.

From September 15 through October 3, rates increase to $229 per person, per night midweek.

The single supplement is $100 a night extra.

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