Treat yourself to a midweek escape ... true relaxation is closer than you think.
Midweek Magic

In Just One night, you can truly escape.
Just One - One Night Midweek Escape

Celebrate with a little something extra!
Package Add-Ons

What's the best way to honor one of the most significant relationships? Of course, a Mother-Daughter Spa Getaway to The Lodge at Woodloch.
Mother-Daughter Getaway

Love is in the air...take a break and retreat with that special someone.
Couple

On your Gourmand Getaway, prepare to be pampered in fine dining!
Gourmand Getaway

Reconnect for a girlfriend getaway at The Lodge at Woodloch
Girlfriend Getaways

Take time to reconnect as a couple, or with a few of your pregnant girlfriends, and celebrate the new endeavor ahead.
Babymoon Escape

Stay 5 or more nights, receive a complimentary night during your stay*
Extended Break

Relax and renew with our seasonal treatments - available for a limited time.
Seasonal Treatments

Rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul with a treatment inspired by a special Dogfish Head beer.
Beer Inspired Treatments

The Lodge at Woodloch offers a special spa services package, The Rosemary Renewal Club.
Rosemary Renewal Club

Relax in one of our luxury vehicles, while extending the enjoyment of your time away.
Door To Door Relaxation

Sometimes a "thank you" is not enough to show our gratitude. Active and retired military members and their spouses will receive a 10% discount
Token Of Gratitude

Tova du Plessis, Chef in Residence Series - June 1st - 2nd

Essen means “to eat” in Yiddish. Essen Bakery started as a cozy 600 sq. ft Jewish bakery on East Passyunk Ave in South Philly, born from the imagination of an equally tiny Jewish South African pastry chef, Tova du Plessis. Tova moved to the US to pursue a medical degree, but decided instead to earn her dough by making dough. After receiving her Bachelor Degree in Biology at the University of Houston she attended the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Baking and Pastry and immediately started working as a pastry cook at the Restaurant at Meadowood in St Helena. Working at a three Michelin starred restaurant at such an early stage in her career, shaped Tova to become a meticulous, ambitious and creative pastry chef. She later moved to Philadelphia where she worked at top restaurants such as Zahav, Le Bec Fin and Lacroix. Most recently she was the head pastry chef at the Rittenhouse Hotel. In the two years that Essen has been open, Tova has been awarded “Pastry Chef of the Year” by Eater.com and has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Baker in 2017 and 2018. The bakery has been featured numerous times in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, Foobooz, Tablet magazine and more. It has fast become a favorite amongst foodies, visitors, and families in Philly. Tova pulls inspiration from her Jewish upbringing but also uses her technical training to enhance her craft. She prefers a mix of old school/new school on her menu and likes to have fun with it.


Friday, June 1st
Meet and Greet with Tova du Plessis
5:00pm
Join us as we welcome Tova du Plessis of Essen Bakery to The Lodge at Woodloch! Essen means “to eat” in Yiddish. Essen Bakery started as a cozy 600 sq. ft Jewish bakery on East Passyunk Ave in South Philly, born from the imagination of an equally tiny Jewish South African pastry chef, Tova du Plessis. Tova moved to the US to pursue a medical degree, but decided instead to earn her dough by making dough. After receiving her Bachelor Degree in Biology at the University of Houston she attended the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Baking and Pastry and immediately started working as a pastry cook at the Restaurant at Meadowood in St Helena. Working at a three Michelin starred restaurant at such an early stage in her career, shaped Tova to become a meticulous, ambitious and creative pastry chef. She later moved to Philadelphia where she worked at top restaurants such as Zahav, Le Bec Fin and Lacroix. Most recently she was the head pastry chef at the Rittenhouse Hotel.

Saturday, June 2nd
Cooking Demonstration with Tova du Plessis
11:00am
Tova pulls inspiration from her Jewish upbringing but also uses her technical training to enhance her craft. She prefers a mix of old school/new school on her menu and likes to have fun with it!