The Poconos is an ultimate romantic destination with mountains, lakes, shopping, dining, and great getaway deals. This part of the eastern U.S. is an outdoor playground and ideal for nature-loving couples who enjoy hiking, biking, and skiing. It’s also a lovely place to see the fall foliage and cuddle up with the one you love by a fireplace. There are quite a few resorts here geared towards couples and that have the type of amenities that make a romantic weekend special. Here are the best Poconos couples’ resorts to help you plan your next trip.
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Cove Haven is one of three couples-only resorts in the Poconos, and this one is based in Lakeville, Pennsylvania. It is located along the Lake Wallenpaupack shore and a perfect place for both recreation and relaxation. It has 225 suites, two restaurants, three bars, and a nightclub. The spa offers massages, wraps, and other services. Year-around recreation offerings include skiing, golf, tennis, speed boat rides, horseback riding, and swimming. Couples-friendly perks include the champagne glass whirlpool bath for two, Cupid’s Corner for cocktails, and live nightly entertainment ranging from comedians to DJs.
Paradise Stream Resort is the second Cove Haven Poconos resort, which is located in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. Paradise Stream has 144 suites, two restaurants, two bars, and its own nightclub too. Each of these three resorts allows guests to use the amenities of the other two resorts as well. This is a romantic retreat destination along the private Lake Eden. Meanwhile, couples can pursue recreation at the Carnivale Racquet and Swim Club, unwind at the spa, learn how to make an ice sculpture in the winter, and stroll hand-in-hand on the property’s walking paths. This resort is secluded and intimate, it offers complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials at happy hour, and it also offers complimentary shuttle service to the Mount Airy Casino.
The last of these three affiliated resorts that is also worth mentioning is East Stroudsburg’s Pocono Palace. Pocono Palace feels like a relaxed private club and is along Echo Lake in the Poconos Mountains. You’ll be about an hour from the George Washington Bridge when you stay here. There are 189 suites, two restaurants, one bar, and a nightclub here for couples to enjoy. You’ll also find an Outdoor Adventure Zone here that has paintball, Frisbee golf, lawn games, and other fun activities for active couples. Meanwhile, the Indoor Activity Zone has basketball, mini golf, billiards, racquetball, and more fun games. There’s an onsite spa that offers various relaxation and wellness treatments. The Echo Lake Lounge offers free hors d’oeuvres, and the Applause Nightclub has live nightly entertainment.
Couples who love to try their luck at casinos will love this Poconos couples resort. Room packages are available for holidays like New Year’s Eve, relaxation experiences with spa credit, and escape offerings with shopping and dining credits. The casino offers 24/7 fun with over 70 table games and more than 1,800 slot machines. There’s also a 51,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor pool space here with a poolside bar, cabanas, and fire pits. Couples can also check out the Wet Nightclub, onsite spa, and various dining options here.
Located in the heart of the Poconos, this Canadensis, Pennsylvania resort offers newly renovated cottages and suites next to a lovely mountain stream. Couples who stay here enjoy the lack of modern distractions (no TVs in the rooms) so they can spend more time with each other and out in nature. Couples enjoy the two-bedroom Love Shack Cottage that’s romantic and hidden away in a secluded corner of the resort. Amenities here include an outdoor swimming pool, wood-burning fireplaces, hammocks, and fire pits. Paddle around the pond in a canoe, sit back and relax in an Adirondack chair, and check out the onsite chicken coop!
The Pocono Manor Resort & Spa is known locally as the Grand Lady of the Mountains and has been welcoming guests since 1902. There are 240 guest rooms and suites here that are historically decorated but also include all the comforts of home. Couples can enjoy the indoor/outdoor pools and fitness center, high-speed internet access, and year-round outdoor activities nearby. Romantic, active, and spa-themed packages are available here to fully enjoy the magic of the Poconos. Also, the Mountain View dining room provides a full breakfast buffet on weekends and holiday dinner buffets, and Lamplighter serves light pub fare and drinks.
Stay here for a bed and breakfast experience in the Poconos with the one you love. This B&B sits atop Huckleberry Mountain in the Pennsylvania town of Newfoundland, which provides amazing views of the mountain crests and ridges. There are 19 premium rooms here, as well as a spa, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, private balconies, and even luxury spa suites. Couples package deals are available if you’re celebrating something special. Onsite activities include an indoor saltwater pool and hot tub, free Wi-Fi, yoga in the summer and fall, self-guided hikes on the inn’s trails, and snowshoeing.
This resort is a popular wedding and event venue, but it’s also a great place to book a couples’ weekend getaway. There are 37 cabin and cottage rentals here with rates that vary by season. When you stay here, you’ll have access to 325 peaceful acres and a private mile-long lake. Take a walk along the two-mile nature trail around the lake, go out together on a complimentary rowboat, grill out on the outdoor charcoal grill, and enjoy full kitchens in several of the cabins.
Woodfield Manor is part of Sundance Vacations Resorts and is an all-suite hotel in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania. This manor has a history that dates back to 1808 and has undergone extensive renovations. Here you can enjoy a meal at the Frogtown Chophouse, get a drink at the cocktail bar, enjoy the outdoor fireplace, and add on amenities like a dozen roses or welcome bottle of champagne.
The last place that we’ll recommend here for couples is the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Come here to experience the 27-hole course on an island, to book an appointment at the spa, and to sip local brews at the Shawnee Craft Brewery. Bed and breakfast, skiing, and seasonal packages are offered here, and there are three restaurants located on the grounds to enjoy a meal together.