Romantic Adults-Only, Couples-Only Retreat in the Poconos with Nightly Entertainment
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.
Cove Haven is one of three sister resorts in the area, along with Paradise Stream Resort and Pocono Palace Resort. Guests at any of the three get unlimited access to each facility through the resorts’ Key Around Club. With this, you can skate on Cove Haven’s year-round indoor ice-skating rink and go cross-country skiing at Pocono Palace. Every night, there are bands, comedians, and other live acts at the Champagne Palace Nightclub.
In the morning, head to Colosseum Restaurant for a full breakfast. The restaurant also has a dinner menu that changes each day as well as theme nights on the weekends.
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, 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.