Very happy to welcome Christine to the blog this morning - some of you may already know Christine, but if you don't, she is the associate editor of The Best Wedding Sites Magazine as well as the travel editor for this blog. She recently headed down to the Poconos for a media stay with her husband and I will now turn the blog over to Christine who will tell you all about the venue she stayed at and her weekend away.
Cove Haven Resort, nestled in the Poconos Mountains near Lakeville, PA, is one of 3 sister properties of Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts and is the perfect location for a couple's retreat. My husband and I were recently invited to stay as guests at this all-inclusive property, which included accomodations in one of their premier suites (The Champagne Tower), daily complimentary breakfast & dinner as well as a wide array of activities and live entertainment. We were also invited to an exclusive tour of the property to see the different suites and ammentities they offer.
Cove Haven is situated on 136 acres of beautiful property and features 256 luxury suites as well as a vast selection of indoor and outdoor activities. Upon our check-in, we were greeted by exceptionally friendly staff and given the daily Hot Spot brochure which outlined the resorts daily activities, dining options and special events. This was a great resource in helping us plan our day so that we could make the most of our stay at the resort. We proceeded to our suite to unpack we were quite impressed when we opened our door to see a 7 foot Champagne Glass Whirlpool bath, private heart-shaped swimming pool, fireplace and sauna all included in our room. Truly unique!
Since it was such a beautiful day, we spent most of our afternoon walking the property and enjoying the on-site activities and entertainment before we headed to our 5 course Saturday evening dinner experience "Strip Night" (a cute play on words). Although group seating was available, we opted for a private table and enjoyed a truly romantic and delicious meal which included fine wine, shrimp cocktail, salads, steaks and of course dessert! There was even an instrumentalist that came to our table to serenade us which was very romantic.
Although we did not experience any weddings taking place during our stay, Cove Haven does offer various Wedding Packages to fit every style (and budget) as well as Honeymoon Packages that can be customized to suit your needs. It is said that nearly 65,000 couples, both honeymooners and vacationers, visit the three Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts (Cove Haven, Paradise Stream and Pocono Palace) per year! There are also more than 80,000 members enrolled in the exclusive Pocono Mountain Resorts "Forever Lovers Club", which is available to guests who have visited the property three or more times.
We truly enjoyed our experience at Cove Haven, and found it to be a great place to relax and enjoy each other, meet new people and re-kindle romance.