Hotel at a Glance: Cove Haven Resort
Cove Haven Resort is nestled amid the peaks and forests of the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. In 1963, the resort unveiled a heart-shaped tub in one of its guest rooms, sparking a flood of publicity that resulted in the Poconos being named the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” Cove Haven still maintains that sense of romance—the couples-only resort overlooks Lake Wallenpaupack’s secluded shores, and many guest rooms still have the heart-shaped tubs that made the resort famous.
- Access to multiple resorts: Enjoy unlimited access to amenities at sister facilities Paradise Stream Resort and Pocono Palace Resort through the resorts’ Key Around Program.
- Go ice-skating on the new outdoor ice skating rink (weather permitting).
- Live entertainment: Catch performances by bands, comedians, and other live acts at the Champagne Palace Nightclub.
- Colosseum Restaurant: Dig into a full breakfast or dinner (included with the all-inclusive package).
- Treat yourself to a hot-stone massage or aromatherapy body wrap. There is an nominal fee for these spa services.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Downhill Skiing and Quaint, Historical Towns
The Poconos region of northeastern Pennsylvania accounts for some 2,400 square miles of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and forests. The area has been a popular vacation destination ever since Pennsylvania Quakers opened a hotel here on the Delaware River in 1829. Today, the Poconos draw nearly 24 million annual visitors, thanks to year-round recreational opportunities and spectacular natural scenery.
In winter, locals often make weekend trips from Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and DC for one reason: skiing. One ski spot that’s particularly popular is Camelback Mountain Resort, which sits atop one of the region’s tallest mountains at 2,133 feet and boasts 160 acres of skiable terrain. For an extended run, head to the Nile Mile, which drops 800 feet vertically over the course of a mile-long descent. The resort is also amply lit for night skiing, and is the only place in the Poconos with a halfpipe.
There are diversions outside of the slopes, too. A handful of quaint, little towns full of antique shops and galleries nestle in the mountains. You’ll find boutique wine galleries and historical mansions tucked away on country roads, including the late 19th-century Asa Packer Mansion, which is open for tours, in the borough of Jim Thorpe.