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Romance in the Poconos: Your Ultimate Valentine's Day Experience

February, the most romantic month of the year, is a time to cozy up to your significant other and shower them with a few extra gifts and sweet words. Sometimes, however, you might have trouble finding the right way to go about it. What if we told you there was a way to secure the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift and it didn’t have to involve candy or stuffed animals holding hearts? Let us let you in on a little secret that has recharged the romance in the lives of couples for decades…

Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, three couples-only resorts in the scenic Pocono Mountains, is the place where you can enjoy a romantic atmosphere and a getaway at the same time. Originating in 1958, Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts features Pocono Palace Resort (East Stroudsburg, PA), Paradise Stream (Mount Pocono, PA) and the original location—Cove Haven Resort (Lakeville, PA). These resorts all provide uniquely romantic experiences you won’t find anywhere else—and they’re only 90 minutes away from major metropolitans like New York City and Philadelphia.

In fact, city dwellers find the escape to the Pocono Mountains to be one of the most enjoyable aspects of the stay.  All three resorts are surrounded by the beauty of the Poconos, a region saturated in amazing views and the sounds of nature all year long.  Guests find themselves enjoying relaxing walks on resort nature trails, riding a snowmobile, or feeding the deer by hand as they come up to you around the edges of the properties.

Many guests don’t have to go outside to enjoy these views; many indulge themselves in this visual beauty from the comfort of their own suites, where the guests spend the majority of their time when staying at the properties also going by “The Land of Love.”  Featuring 16 unique suite types across all three resorts, guests can enjoy private amenities such as cozy blush beds, in-suite pools, the world famous heart shaped Jacuzzi, or the 7-foot tall champagne tower whirlpool.

The suites all contain unique designs and décor tailored to an era when love was a prominent theme of the times. However, just like Valentine’s Day, love and romance are always en vogue at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts. Little touches like starlit ceilings and cozy fireplaces make your suite even more romantic, while areas outside of the suite make sure you and your significant other feel the love. Large, heart shaped signs welcome you with a message reading “You are now entering the Land of Love,” and the staff loves to congratulate you on your relationship milestones, such as a recent marriage or anniversary.  

Some guests find themselves so enthralled with their in-suite amenities they never want to leave their rooms. These resorts do their best to make you come out and enjoy even more of what they have to offer, including a seemingly endless list of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from billiards to archery, speed boat rides to snow tubing, or group activities with a staff member assigned specifically to one of the coolest jobs on earth: Chief eXcitement Officer. Your CXO will have you laughing hysterically through games asking you to work with your lover, which may involve something as simple as charades or the incredibly popular “Newlywed Not-So-Newlywed Game.”

All the activities and games you’ll participate in will help you work up an appetite, and Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts realizes you’ll need quite the meal to match your stomach. Booking an all-inclusive stay gets you unlimited breakfast and dinner where you can enjoy breakfast buffets, custom-made omelets, or try something off their brand new themed dining menus. The new dining themes are featured Monday through Saturday and every day of the week has its own special menu for that night, including classic favorites like Fat Paulie’s Festa Italiano, Codfather’s Seafood Night, or newer options like the Saturday night Rare Catch steak and lobster dinner. The dining room atmosphere is intimate and relaxed, allowing guests the option to sit at a table for two or make new friends and sit with others at a larger table.

While all of this sounds great for a Valentine’s gift, we would be remiss in not mentioning these are all daily occurrences in the Land of Love. Love truly does live here 365 days a year, but the resorts go all-out in February. Each resort hides a $1,000 diamond necklace on property as part of an ongoing activity in which the winners will keep the necklace. They also giveaway a complimentary stay every night for a total of 84 free nights given away in February. Additional activities and entertainment are added on to give guests an even more complete experience than before. Past years have featured aphrodisiac tastings, massage instruction classes, vow renewals, and more.

Do yourself and your significant other a favor and book a stay at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts. Leave the chocolates on the store shelves and the floral arrangements in their pots and bring your love to the place where romantic fantasy becomes reality.