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 and has maintained that sense of romance ever since. The couples-only resort, overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack’s secluded shores, features a variety of romantically themed rooms for partners to share the perfect getaway. The list of activities—like billiards, racquetball, and a video-game arcade, as well as live entertainment including bands, DJs, and comedians—provides something for every couple.
- All-inclusive options include unlimited breakfast and dinner at Colosseum Restaurant, nightly entertainment at Champagne Palace Nightclub, and access to amenities at sister facilities Paradise Stream Resort and Pocono Palace Resort through the resorts’ Key Around Club.
- In the fall, guests can take advantage of the hiking, bicycling, tennis, archery, or driving range (weather conditions permitting), all on site.
- Things to do indoors: activities such as roller skating, tennis, archery, bocce ball, and swimming in the indoor pool.
- Live entertainment: Catch performances by bands, comedians, and other live acts.
- Adventurous dining: Every night is a different culinary theme—from Italian food on Mondays to steak and lobster on Saturdays.
- Treat yourself: Drop by the spa for a hot-stone massage or aromatherapy body wrap (for extra fees).
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Hiking, Trout Fishing, and 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 more than 25 million annual visitors, thanks to year-round recreational opportunities and stunning natural scenery.
The warmer months are 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. A handful of little towns full of antique shops and galleries nestle in the mountains, too. 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.