April 13, 2018

D’Aquino Monaco Creates a New Tradition for The Lodge at Woodloch

D’Aquino Monaco extensively renovated the Lodge at Woodloch, a process that included enclosing porches in the men’s and women’s retreats. Photography by Keith Scott Morton.

When it comes to getting away from it all—without having to go all that far—it doesn’t get much better than The Lodge at Woodloch, a private luxury hotel and spa tucked into 400 acres of Pocono woodlands, just two hours or so from either New York City or Philadelphia.

The porch in the men’s area offers custom sofas and chairs by Henredon Furniture, a Lloyd Flanders for Walters Wicker armchair, and a solid teak table by Noir Furniture. Photography by Keith Scott Morton.
Limestone from nearby Scranton forms the jetpool surround and waterfall. Photography by Keith Scott Morton.

Interior Design Hall of Famers Carl D’Aquino and Francine Monaco of D’Aquino Monaco dreamed up “a new take on tradition” for the interiors, says D’Aquino. “We took queues from another century: apothecaries, camp grounds, and hunting lodges.”

At reception, a custom desk stands behind custom Palecek lounge chairs and teak side tables by Kathy Kuo. Photography by Keith Scott Morton.
In the women’s retreat, a wing chair by Lily Jack and a Bernhardt Hospitality sofa join Visual Comfort’s branch-shaped scones; a custom bench by Timothy Clark fits snuggly into a rear niche. Photography by Keith Scott Morton.

But they had to move carefully, as the spa’s 58 rooms and suites, along with amenities like its Lotus Spa, had to remain open for almost the entire renovation. The team clad walls in painted tongue and groove paneling, fit seating niches into the lounge, and finished it all in a palette that, D’Aquino says, “pulls in sage greens and relates to the natural surroundings of the location.” The perfect finishing touch for the woodsy look? A custom broadloom used throughout the 27,000-square-foot lodge in a charming faux bois pattern.

Broadloom throughout the Lodge, including in the men’s retreat, is a custom faux bois by Clayton Miller Hospitality. Photography by Keith Scott Morton.
The custom banquette in the Whisper Lounge is by Bernhardt Hospitality, with vinyl upholstery by Keyston Bros.; the sconce is Visual Comfort. Photography by Keith Scott Morton.

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