Skytop Lodge
One Skytop
Skytop, Pennsylvania 18357

Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Skytop Lodge is going to be a wonderful venue for the ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium!

The venue will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to network and connect with others each afternoon while enjoying a variety of activities.

The meeting registration fee includes your hotel stay for arrival on Sunday, November 3 and departure on Thursday, November 7.  Meals will also be provided. There are no pro-rated registration rates available, as you are encouraged to attend the entire symposium.

It has been brought to our attention that and other housing vendors may reach out to you encouraging you to book your hotel reservation through them. They are NOT associated with ORS or the ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium. Your registration for the meeting includes your hotel reservation. Once you have submitted your registration there is nothing else that needs to be done. ORS will make your hotel reservation and will send you a confirmation email closer to the meeting. If you receive a phone call or e-mail from anyone claiming to have information about hotel reservations for this meeting please mark it as spam and/or block the phone number. If you have questions as to the authenticity of an e-mail or phone call please call Natalie Hinman, ORS Meetings & Events Manager, at 847-430-5024.

Shuttle Service

ORS is looking into providing shuttle service to and from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) and Skytop Lodge (meeting location). Information will be updated here and sent to you via e-mail once a decision has been made.

In the meantime, please book your flight! Suggested arrival and departure times are below.


  • Sunday, November 3: flights arriving between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Please note: Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM with the session starting at 7:30 PM


  • Thursday, November 7: flights after 12:00 PM
  • Please note: Breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM

The Resort is approximately a 50 minute drive from the airport. We suggest these times to help skip rush-hour traffic, and to allow for sufficient time to get through airport security. For questions about travel/transportation and hotel reservations, please e-mail Natalie Hinman, ORS Meetings & Events Manager, at [email protected].

Skytop Lodge is located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains with access to 4 airports. Each option will have different availability based on your origin city. Click on each airport for a detailed map and directions.

From Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) (1 hour, 55 miles)

From Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) (50 minutes, 42 miles)

From Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) (2 hours, 15 minutes, 125 miles)

From Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) (1 hour, 30 minutes, 95 miles)

Visitor Visa Information

It can now take as long as four months to obtain a visa to enter the U.S. Please use the following links for more information regarding obtaining visas, machine readable passports and registering with the U.S. Homeland Security’s ESTA program.

Official Letter of Invitation

The ORS will be able to provide a personalized letter to assist you in obtaining a visa.  Please send an email to [email protected] to request a personalize invitation letter to assist in your visitor visa application process. 

Please note: Entry visas into the United States are issued at the sole discretion of a US consulate general. The ORS is happy to assist with requested documentation but is unable to intercede beyond the documentation.


  • Casual attire is encouraged! Jeans, gym shoes, sandals, etc.
  • Skytop Lodge is situated in a basin surrounded by mountains. While days are warm, mornings, evenings and meeting rooms tend to be chilly. Make sure you bring a jacket!
  • You have unstructured networking time, so make the most of these opportunities to explore the surrounding area with fellow attendees. There are plenty of hiking options and other recreational activities, so pack accordingly.

Weather: Check out the 10-day weather forecast for Skytop to help you pack.


Contact Natalie Hinman, ORS Meeting Planner, at [email protected].