Whether you are looking for adventure or you dream about uninterrupted privacy, your romantic escape in the Poconos Mountains can offer both.
With exclusive destination treasures to discover year-round, this superb region is waiting for honeymooners from all over. From romantic dining and relaxing spas to interesting museums and exciting hiking routes, the Pocono Mountains awaits couples with everything they need to have a memorable holiday. If you want to plan the ideal romantic escape, continue reading and find out all you need to know about the Poconos.
Where Are the Poconos?
Nestled in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania and covering 2400 square miles, The Poconos or The Pocono Mountains encompass gorgeous valleys, lovely lakes, imposing, forested peaks, as well as welcoming river beaches, recreation facilities, and superb waterfalls connected by trails and bridges.
The easiest way to get to the Poconos is by car, though, if driving is not your cup of tea, you can hop on a bus. Once you get to the Pocono Mountains, you will notice the landscape switch from all buildings and noisy streets into a pristine natural paradise filled with lakes, rivers, forests, and breathtaking views.
Romantic Poconos Accommodations
With a 5,500-acre playground, the opportunity to indulge in exciting golf sessions, or enjoy the multitude of adventurous activities available, Skytop Lodge welcomes all honeymooners who can’t wait to celebrate their new beginning in a heavenly location.
Besides the awe-inspiring surroundings, you are welcomed with warmth and flawless services, great dining options, and of course, the lavish comfort you deserve.
The Lodge at Woodloch
If you are interested in pampering yourselves with a luxury, rejuvenating getaway, The Lodge at Woodloch is waiting for you with a perfect location and sensational amenities.
The adult-only property is a famous spa resort that has been considered one of the best in the world and promises newlyweds the ultimate privacy and lavish amenities in the middle of tranquil nature. Among the visitors’ favorites, the sensational spa treatments at the Lodge at Woodloch proudly stand out, so make sure you book at least once while you are there.
Woodloch Pines Resort
Beautifully located in a pristine mountain lake setting, Woodloch Pines Resort is a high-end four-season Poconos family resort known for being one of America’s Best Inclusive Family Resorts. But its traditional warm hospitality is also nurturing and embracing the love celebration of couples who are eager to spend their honeymoon in a magical place.
Promising a luxury stay, Woodloch Pines Resort welcomes both travelers who want to have relaxing moments at the spa, and those interested in a thrilling honeymoon filled with unique activity programs, outstanding nightly entertainment, and nature exploration sessions.
Pocono Palace Resort
If you are looking for a couples-only resort in the Pocono Mountains, you can book a romantic suite at the Pocono Palace Resort, a lakeside resort that promises honeymooners everything they need to have a memorable amorous escape. Some of the suites await you with fireplaces, massage tables, sauna, or indoor pools, while the themed suites promise romantics heart-shaped pools and 7-foot tall champagne glass-shaped whirlpool tubs.
Also, foodies can satisfy their desires in any of the three restaurants available, and party-animals can enjoy the great nightly entertainment. The more active couples have tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, plus bike and hiking trails, waterskiing on the lake, as well as a 9-hole golf course and spa.
Inn at Jim Thorpe
Couples who want both an encounter with nature and to catch a glimpse of history can book their room at the charming Inn at Jim Thorpe, an elegant hotel dating from 1849.
Perfectly located right next to the gorgeous Flagstaff Mountain Park and the Mauch Chunk Opera House, this cozy inn offers honeymooners comfortable traditional rooms and suites, some with period furniture, fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. Among the amenities, you will also find a relaxing spa, cozy restaurants, and a chic bar.
Another great accommodation for history lovers is the superb Ledges Hotel, a historic boutique hotel with a fabulous location, surrounded by gorges and Paupack High Falls. The hotel awaits you with elegant, airy rooms and suites, featuring bamboo towels, handcrafted furniture, and local artwork, as well as rainfall showerheads and soaking tubs.
For your most romantic moments, you can enjoy the lounge that welcomes you with a fireplace and decks overlooking the surrounding gorges. To satisfy your taste buds, indulge in the delicacies served at the fine-dining restaurant, and when you are ready for adventures, there are plenty of outdoor activities available in the area.
Dating from the 1800s, the elegant Hotel Fauchere is another great choice for nature and history enthusiasts. Located right next to e Pike County Historical Society and the Grey Towers National Historic Site, this beautiful hotel welcomes couples with lovely rooms that have heated floors and designer toiletries, as well as en suite marble bathrooms and custom linens.
Besides the spectacular surroundings, you can explore with your loved ones, Hotel Fauchere also welcomes you with a conservatory and garden, where you can spend your most relaxing moments together.
Cove Haven Resort
With comfortable and beautifully designed rooms, unlimited meal packages, and live nightly entertainment Cove Haven Resort is a top honeymoon destination in the Poconos. But probably the best part about this stunning resort is represented by the great location and the amazing amenities.
Big, lavish suites await you with round king-size beds beneath celestial ceilings, whirlpool tubs, and romantic, log-burning fireplaces that can easily enhance your cozy evenings. And, whether you just want to relax and enjoy each other’s company or you plan an adventurous honeymoon, Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts promise to satisfy all your needs.
Fun Things to Do in the Summer
The Poconos welcomes honeymooners all year round, but if summer is your favorite season, you will instantly fall in love with this destination. Thanks to the wooded mountains, forests, and rivers, there are so many things to do in this region that all kinds of travelers are promised to have a memorable trip.
For couples who are looking for an adrenaline rush, there are plenty of water activities available in the Poconos. Whether you prefer kayaking, canoeing, rafting, or tube the Delaware River, you can have the adrenaline rush or the relaxing moments you are longing for, while being in the middle of nature. In case you are not into adventurous water activities, you can always opt for relaxing horseback riding sessions that will allow you to explore the beautiful region without sweating too much. There are several stables and ranches in the area where you can take a gorgeous trail ride.
Newlyweds who want to catch a glimpse of history while taking a ride through breathtaking landscapes should consider a 70-minute trip on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Sitting inside a historic 1917 train car, you will travel along the majestic Lehigh River into Lehigh Gorge State Park for spectacular views of waterfalls, mountains, and impressive wildlife.
If you love hiking, camping, and boating, a summer honeymoon in the Poconos will also bring you much joy. Amazing hiking trails that give you the chance to admire spectacular mountain waterfalls, great camping opportunities, and beautiful recreation areas are some of the things that will get you very close to nature. And, when you feel the need to have some adult fun, The Mohegan Sun awaits you with fabulous entertainment like live performances, shopping opportunities, comedy shows, horse races, and more.
Best Things to Do in the Winter
While many prefer summer escapes, some honeymooners are eager to have romantic adventures in a winter wonderland, and this is what the Pocono Mountains promise. Superb snow-covered mountains and plenty of amazing things to do, await you in this lovely region. Active couples have the opportunity to indulge in the skiing or snowboarding thrills of their lives thanks to the fast lifts, powder-fresh snow, and pristine trails.
If these activities seem too adventurous for you and your loved one, you can both enjoy romantic ice skating sessions, or explore this magical place on snowshoes. And, the best way to end a romantic snowshoeing experience is with a relaxing candlelit dinner for two.
Amazing winter day trips, as well as sensational days at luxury spas, are two other winter activities that promise to enhance your honeymoon. And, just like during the summer season, when you want to have some adult fun, the Mohegan Sun Pocono is waiting for you with many entertaining surprises.