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 water tubing at Paradise Stream. 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 and theme nights on the weekend.
Pennsylvania’s 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.
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. 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.