Hotel at a Glance: Cove Haven Resort
In 1963, the Poconos-based Cove Haven Resort unveiled a heart-shaped tub in one of its guest rooms, sparking a flood of publicity that helped gain a reputation for the Poconos as 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.
- Luxurious, romantic accommodations: The Cove Fantasy suite includes a private heated pool, a heart-shaped whirlpool tub for two, and a dry sauna. Choose a Cove Harbour suite for a split-level layout and cozy fireplace.
- 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.
- Stay active: Cove Haven activities include biking, paddleboats, a golf driving range, tennis, speedboat rides, water tubing, and more.
- Live entertainment: Catch performances by bands, comedians, and other live acts.
- 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 a nominal fee for these spa services).
Pocono Mountains: Hiking, Trout Fishing, 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 stunning natural scenery.
Fall is a great time to explore the region’s lakes and wooded hills. For spectacular hikes, check out Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where you can trek to dramatic waterfalls or follow a 27-mile section of the historic Appalachian Trail. Throughout the region are dozens of lakes and streams filled with bass and trout. Lake Wallenpaupack, located 30 miles east of Scranton, is one of the best fishing spots in the state.
There are diversions outside of hiking and fishing, 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.