Have you ever booked a romantic accommodation and got MUCH more than you expected? This was our experience during our ah-mazing stay at Cove Haven Resort which is situated in the Pocono Mountains Region, often called "The Land of Love".
This is my second blog about this unique couples-only resort - in the first blog I wrote about the dreamy Champagne Tower Suite we stayed in which was so wonderful, we didn't want to leave! We were glad when we finally did explore the rest of the resort though, as we discovered many more romantic things to do. Below are some of our own romantic recommendations but this is by no means a full list of everything there is to see and do at Cove Haven resort - we regrettably only spent two days there and didn't even scratch the surface of exploring it all!
♥ Stroll hand-in-hand to the romantic gazebo
This was absolutely one of my personal favorite romantic things to do at the resort! There is path with steps leading to a beautiful gazebo with a scenic lookout and further down the path are more steps that lead to a picturesque pier, lake and surroundings - the scenery was absolutely breathtaking!
We enjoyed buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners in this unique restaurant which always had very tasty options on offer. Our favorites included chicken Alfredo pasta and pork ribs. We also loved the variety of dishes at the salad bar.
The service was great and there was even an on-site resort photographer ready to take memorable snaps if any couples wanted some! The photographer is able to take photos of you anywhere in the resort on request and you can purchase your favorites from the gift shop.
♥ Treat each other to gifts from the shop
There was so much to love in this shop, including a caricature artist who would offer to draw fun and creative cartoon drawings of couples.
It's a great place to purchase some unique couples gifts such as cute matching "Hubby" and "Wifey" T-shirts and mugs. The shop also features the largest collection of bubble bath fragrances I've ever seen!
Here, couples can grab a cheap meal, play pool while listening to their favorite romantic (or other) song on the classic-looking jukebox or challenge each other to a game of basket ball just to name a few of the many activities offered at Spooner's Cafe.
♥ Take a dip or relax next to the heart shaped pool
If you love heart shaped anything as much as I do, you will be delighted to know that there is even a heart shaped pool outdoors to enjoy and it's not the only pool in the resort to enjoy!
♥ Indulge in a couples massage at the spa
If you can't imagine having a romantic escape without a relaxing couples massage or two - the spa is the place to be!
♥ Take a boat ride around the lake
We booked a boat ride on the lake which was very relaxing and wonderfully romantic. The skipper offered to take some photos for us which is always a bonus! Other water activities offered here include paddle boats and paddle boards.
♥ Share some roasted marshmallows at the cozy fire pit as the sun goes down
♥ Walk the Nature Trail and stop for a kiss at The Kissing Tree when you find it
It was heart-breaking leaving this wonderful resort when our amazing stay had come to an end but after checking out we decided we still have time to find the Kissing Tree which we had heard about so off we went, following the nature trail. The trees marked with lovers notes, the stream, benches were all such stunning little features in the trail that made it really enjoyable.
Finding the Kissing Tree was the highlight for us and of course we had to stop for a kiss or three and a few photos :D