731 Welcome Lake Rd
Lackawaxen, PA 18435
Architect: Rocky Roquemore
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The serenity of Lake Teedyuskung was a magnet to Mary Mould and she vowed to return often, having vacationed there as a young girl.
In 1944 she married Harry Kiesendahl, the energetic and enthusiastic football hero of Baldwin High School — Long Island, NY. They weathered Harry’s tour of duty in WWII and settled down to start a family. Thoughts of the shimmering Lake Teedyuskung were frequent but pushed quickly aside as the task of raising their young family —which now included John, Nancy & Steve— took precedence.
Fate intervened on the day Harry saw the advertisement in the New York Times listing for sale a small resort on a private lake in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The small, unidentified lake in the ad turned out to be Lake Teedyuskung.
Events steamrolled from there and the purchase of the resort from the current owners, the Svenningsens, was completed smoothly. Mary, the children, and her parents moved to take up residence at the resort in April of 1958. Harry kept his Long Island business and stayed with his family at Woodloch Pines on the weekends.
The original 12 acres included a main lodge, annex and two cottages, all of which accommodated about 40 guests. By 1961 expansion had doubled the size of the resort and by 1983 the resort had grown into 150 acres with almost a mile of shoreline and 135 rooms. Currently the resort consists of over 1000 acres and can accommodate over 900 guests. Nearby Woodloch Springs houses the championship golf course and exquisite custom homes.
Throughout the history of the resort, a number of traditions have contributed to the phenomenal success, the most important being the highly personal treatment of the guests… "it’s as if they are company in our own home." This is what sets Woodloch apart from the other resorts.