poconos shopping, girlfriend getaway

~Shared by J. Ranner

It seems that we live in a world of opposites and stark comparisons. Day and night. Republicans and Democrats. Dreamers and realists.

And those who love shopping and those who can’t stand it.

The holidays are soon coming up, and that means venturing out into the wonderful world of retail searching for that perfect holiday gift, whether you enjoy it or not. Some people enjoy flocking from outlet to outlet in search of something special, while others end up tired and frustrated. My mother could probably be a professional shopper while I tend to sympathize with those who soldier on through the motions. As a matter of fact, I do everything in my power to minimize my shopping trips.

But what if I told you that there was a way to keep everyone happy? Shoppers are content because of the wide variety and selection of products while the non-shoppers have the painless experience of minimizing the “back and forths.” You would be able to do most of your shopping under one roof . . .

If this sounds at all appealing then you are in luck. In grand tradition, Woodloch Pines will be hosting their annual Craft Fair on Sunday, December 8th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Held in the Heritage Club, more than 40 local vendors set up shop and proudly display all of their 100% homemade goods. I also like the idea of my holiday spending cash staying in the area and benefitting local artisans. 

The selection of crafts has become more and more varied over the years. There are items available for nearly everybody on your shopping list including:

  • hand-crafted woodworks and carvings
  • sculpted glass and pottery
  • hand woven quilts, mittens, hats and sweaters
  • toys
  • food and wine accessories
  • and so much more!

And as always, this event offers free admission and is open to the general public as well as our house guests. PLUS, sign up for our exclusive Woodloch Diner’s Club for a chance to win a free golf outing at Woodloch Springs, Boathouse Restaurant certificates, a complimentary “Dinner & Show” package and Woodloch Springs Grille Room gift cards– just for showing up! Meal reservations and overnight accommodations are also available. Why not make a day of it all?

So you can either join the legions of other shoppers, braving the elements to head to a crowded store, battling crowds to net possibly fruitless results, or you can head to Woodloch’s Craft Fair, browse in a relaxed and stress-free environment where you are sure to find exactly what you need. To me, the choice is clear and easy. 

I will have my shopping complete (save for a trip to the coal mines for my poorly behaved friends) before I even miss a second of my 49ers game . . . 

Tis’ the season. :)