Little Creek Lodge in Lake Ariel, PA

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(4.3 of 5)
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359 Easton Tpke
Lake Ariel PA 18436

Little Creek Lodge Philosophy

Little Creek Lodge is an alcohol and drug addiction treatment center, nestled in the woods of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. Our structured recovery program is proven to help young adult men live a sober lifestyle. Residents develop the tools they need to become the men they want to be. Our holistic approach to treatment addresses the root causes of addiction while promoting overall spiritual, emotional and physical growth.

Areas of Specialization

  • Family Program
    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

  • Individualized Treatment
    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Highlights

Warm and Family Enviornment

Utmost Care and Concern for Clients

Small and Intimate Program

Meet the Staff

Andrew J Pace


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As co-founder of Little Creek Lodge, my responsibility is to provide the best possible environment for residents seeking help in our extended care program for substance abuse. I believe we have assembled the finest treatment team to provide the education needed for the recovery process and to ensure that our program is effective in its delivery.

Barbara Warren Pace

Co-Founder and CFO

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Barbara has a 30-year history of success at the highest level of corporate management. An Applied Business Sciences Major at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Barbara launched her career as a manager of some of the most well-known names in the recording industry. 360 Guide

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Set in the mountains of Lake Ariel, Pa., Little Creek Lodge provides a long-term, transitional residential treatment program exclusively for men ages 18 to 28 struggling with chemical dependency. Residents must have been referred to the program via a reputable facility, already completed a 14 to 28-day treatment program prior to entry, and be fully detoxed upon admission. The facility also offers outpatient-based treatment programs.


To treat its clientele, Little Creek Lodge combines evidence-based therapies, 12-step participation, and rigorous recreational activities. Each client works with counselors to develop treatment plans based on their needs, helping to ensure individualized treatment programming.

Little Creek Lodge provides three-stage treatment process, which begins with admissions and basic rehab education programs. The goal is to help clients understand their addictions and how to best progress in their recovery. The education component covers a wide range of topics, including grief, an introduction to 12-Step, and the overall recovery process.

In the second stage, clients focus on personal development and are introduced to a range of supportive components to help prevent relapse and promote self-sufficiency, including vocational training and participation in 12-Step.

During the second stage, clients are also introduced to activity-based and experiential treatments. These can include mountain biking, zip lining, kayaking, camping trips, and mountain skiing. Equine therapy, bi-weekly yoga and Thai Chi classes, as well as a variety of music-based therapies are also offered. A family program is also provided once a month to educate loved ones on the process of recovery.

Nearing the end of their treatment process, clients begin preparing for the transition process. Clients work with case managers to develop an aftercare program, which may include enrollment into an outpatient program and more specialized vocational training, a service offered in 38.6% of U.S. treatment facilities.


Little Creek Lodge's treatment team includes a consulting physician, a certified associate addiction counselor, a licensed practical counselor, and a certified recovery specialist.


Clients stay in simple, shared rooms set inside a cozy, well-appointed lodge. Residents have access to a full gym with weekly personal training, a professional music studio, adventure trek activities, athletic competitions, and excursions to N.Y.C., Philadelphia, Okemo Mountain, and Camel Beach.


At the time of this writing, the six alumni polled by praised the facility, and many credited the program with saving their lives. "I will be forever grateful for the efforts, compassion, and love of everyone at the lodge and in my 6 years since Little Creek," Evan wrote. Alum Mike added: "Little Creek helped save my life and going there is one of the best decisions I ever made."

On Google, Little Creek Lodge earned a perfect average rating of five out of five stars from 33 reviews to date.[1] Alumni provided positive feedback about the level of family involvement and “individual recovery plans.” Along with praising the staff, many alumni described the treatment as effective and reported they’d highly recommend the program to others. "Little Creek lodge is much more than a treatment center. It is a sanctuary of peace and brotherly love," Stave, a representative reviewer, wrote.

On Facebook, which the facility can manage, the facility has 13 five out of five star reviews at the time of this writing.[2] All three alumni reviews with commentary indicated that the program saved their lives.


The one loved one polled by to date also commended the facility for their effective treatment approach and staff dedication. "I’m forever grateful for the knowledge and dedication of the staff. Their compassion to help people is very evident," B.D.wrote. On secondary review sites, loved ones also praised the facility's staff and reported a highly engaged level of family involvement. As a parent, I would definitely recommend Little Creek Lodge. "Addiction is a family disease, and they were, and continue to be there for our family," Bev, a representative reviewer, wrote.


To date, one staff member, M.M., provided positive feedback about their experience at Little Creek Lodge. They indicated that one of the strengths of this facility was that the “graduates of this program leave equipped with the tools to live a happy and sober life.”


Little Creek Recovery accepts most major private insurance plans. However, clients must have met their deductible by the time of admission and co-insurance payments may be required. The facility also accepts self-pay through various means. Clients may also apply for scholarships if they can provide two years of tax returns for consideration. All participants must pay a $200 evaluation fee.


Little Creek Lodge encourages its clients to explore different avenues for recovery. In 2018, a group of clients working through the music therapy aspect of treatment formed a band called “The Lodge” and recorded an album about treatment. Other clients are regularly featured on the facility’s social media platforms for their participation in recovery programs and various personal growth achievements.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on September 2018

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All rehabs are basically the same. They stick a bunch of addicts in a building and expose them to 12 Step programs. Roughly 2% will get and stay clean. Little Creek's success rate isn't any higher than the average. You can get the same treatment for much less at other places.


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Little Creek has helped me change my life! I can't thank everyone enough for all that they do. Highly recommended to people who are willing to do whatever it takes to get sober and stay sober


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Little Creek stands out as one of the best facilities I’ve had the pleasure of working with. I know much of the staff and alumni personally and graduates of this program leave equipped with the tools to live a happy and sober life. I work in the treatment field and have seen very few facilities that quite match the care that Little Creek provides.


I am endlessly grateful for Little Creek Lodge utilizing traditional and modern methods in treating addiction. Unlike many other facilities and programs out there Little Creek offers a diverse variety of modalities to heal the whole human being. Little Creek recognizes the importance of teaching residence how to address physical,mental,emotional and spiritual issues with new tools. Residents are introduced to and encouraged to engage in personal exploration through the twelve steps, meditation,artistic and muscial expression,yoga,nutitional education,workouts with a personal trainer,one on one and group counseling,vocational assistance,time in nature kayaking,hiking,climbing biking and so much more. Little Creek helps residents learn new ways to cope with difficult emotions, new ways to relate to themselves and others. As addiction claims more and more lives each year it is a tremendous comfort knowing the professional,compassionate, experienced staff at Little Creek Lodge are working around the clock to assist residents and their families to not only survive this devasting epidemic but to heal, succeed and thrive. I can not possibly express the full magnitude of my appreciation to Barb,Andy and all the Little Creek staff for providing such a safe,supportive environment to grow learn and heal. I highly recommend Little Creek Lodge for their attention to detail in helping us not only learn to live in soberity but also how to sustain it through healthy relationships and newly discovered ways to enjoy life


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I have had quite a few friends attend LCL and I can honestly say that it saved their lives. Some of them were pretty far down a destructive path and going to LCL was their last hope. I’m forever grateful for the knowledge and dedication of the staff. Their compassion to help people is very evident. Thank you LCL for all that you do!


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Little Creek Lodge changed the trajectory of my life! The LCL staff provided the perfect place and program to facilitate the transition from primary care to early recovery without which I would have had little chance of success. The Lodge taught me crucial life skills and responsibilities and helped me reconnect with lost hobbies and interests while building a strong local community of young men in recovery with whom I was able to learn and share he journey. I will be forever grateful for the efforts, compassion, and love of everyone at the lodge and in my 6 years since Little Creek I rely often on what I learned and gained during that critical time.


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Little Creek helped save my life and going there is one of the best decisions I ever made. Can't talk highly enough about the staff, the attention to detail, adventure trek program, and the care and support I received. Sober 15 months now and my life is amazing


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Great place to stay sober because the residents are keep very active, but zero transition support thus the reason for the high relapse rate. Kind staff, but often just graduates of the place and still in early recovery themselves. Inexperienced staff can do damage to future sobriety goals of residence.


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Well who else would comment except employees and former residents? Claiming a 70% success rate does seem suspicious. If that is true than Little Creek would be the most successful treatment facility on Earth as no other facility could truthfully claim such a success rate.


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Funny how the negative reviews are written by a disgruntled employee (recently fired I'm sure) and former clients posting.

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