Award Winning LGBT Support

gay-pride-flag041311The Woodlands Inn is committed to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in our community.

We are committed to providing the finest in accommodations and serving as the premier gay wedding venue in Northeastern Pennsylvania – especially now that marriage equality has arrived in our state (5/20/14).

We know the important issues affecting the LGBT population here in Northeastern Pennsylvania and have been recognized by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance and LGBT Center of NEPA for our ongoing commitment to equality and fairness for all.

LGBT individuals and families will find their visits to the Woodlands Inn comfortable and welcoming experiences.

* The Woodlands Inn is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony and reception.  We can host ceremonies for six to six hundred in our ballrooms, outdoor grove, courtyard, and streamside deck.  The Woodlands Inn has specific LGBT-supportive wedding vendors.  If you are interested in this, just let us know when you come in for a tour.  Schedule a tour by calling 800-762-2222 ext. 333.

* We are frequent host to LGBT Ski Groups who ski at our partner Montage Mountain during the day and enjoy nightlife at nearby Twist Bar or at our Evolution Nightclub.  Learn about our Ski & Stay Packages by clicking here.

* The LGBT Center of NEPA is less than a half a mile from our location as well as the region’s largest LGBT nightclub Twist Bar.

* The Woodlands Inn has hosted numerous events for LGBT individuals, families and organizations over the years and was honored to host the NEPA Rainbow Awards Gala on April 26, 2014 where we received the 2014 Rainbow Award for Outstanding Corporation.

* The Woodlands Inn has a non-discrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.  For information about job openings, contact our human resources office at 570-824-9831. Our openly gay and transgender employees are treated with equality, fairness, and respect.

Reviews from TripAdvisor

The Woodlands is most definitely the place to be if you are LGBT. We explored the hotel for a few minutes and hit Shogun which has delicious food. Then we visited the jacuzzi. Neither Shogun nor Crescenzo’s were disappointments.  Montage Mountain was only a 20 minute drive and was a spectacularly fun time. The warm jetted jacuzzi was a relief for the sore snow muscles.  When we went to Twist we met Estella S. and [Woodlands team member] John D. We instantly felt like we belonged there. Everyone made it a point to welcome us.  After we left Twist we went back to The Woodlands and once we got to our room there was an [anniversary] gift basket with pride flags and balloons. Kudos to John Dawe for everything. Out stay was simply amazing. We didn’t stop smiling for a single second the entire time we were there.   We will most certainly be back and most certainly recommend The Woodlands and Twist to everyone and to the LGBT community.” – Morgan S. – traveled with her partner for their first anniversary in March 2014 (read on TripAdvisor)

I, and about 20 others, stayed at the Woodlands last weekend for a retreat involving volunteers for an LGBT advocacy organization. We do this retreat yearly, and The Woodlands has outshone our previous venues in terms of the quality and comfort of rooms, the high caliber of buffet food service (which can often be lackluster at corporate-style retreats), and especially the friendliness and attention to detail of the on-site staff. While the resort itself is mid-tier, the staff operates it like a high-end facility and clearly takes pride in it.  Highly recommended for family/couple weekend getaways, but especially for group retreats, meetings, and conferences.” - Michael H. – traveled for an LGBT advocacy organization retreat in March 2014 (read on TripAdvisor)