The Poconos has always been a place for lovers. The woodland scenery is majestic, the restaurants are romantic, and the luxury resorts are a perfect escape from the everyday. If you’re looking for a getaway that will make your sweetie fall in love with you all over again, consider taking a trip to Pennsylvania’s most romantic area. Whether its Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, or just an everyday treat, here are 5 romantic surprises to plan in the Poconos.
With 5,500 acres of breathtaking Pennsylvania woods and enough onsite activities to keep you occupied for weeks, Skytop Lodge makes a great home-away-from-home for couples. Wake up with warm breakfast in the Windsor Dining Room, then head to the on-site spa for a couple’s massage or geothermal therapy, which incorporates heated rocks to soothe sore muscles. Afterwards, check out the year-round activities offered at Skytop’s Adventure Center (the treetop adventure course and indoor pool are always popular). Pairs can opt for beautifully decorated rooms in the main lodge, a private cottage, or the ultra-romantic executive suites at The Inn at Skytop complete with Jacuzzi tub and fireplace.
The Pocono Wine Trail isn’t the only grape game in town. One of the more unusual vino makers in the area is The Renegade Winery, a hip urban tasting room right in the center of downtown Stroudsburg. Here, guests can sample the “Guilty” sweet red or a “Criminal” merlot blend for around $6-7 a glass, buy wines and enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Check their online calendar for monthly painting classes and other events to surprise your sweetie with.
Dubbed the “Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill is the ultimate spot for a romantic selfie. Couples can view the awe-inspiring 100-foot-high cascading waterfalls and hold hands while viewing birds and natural wildlife along the park’s various hiking trails. The site also includes a handful of sweet shops and souvenir stops to satisfy any shopping urges, plus an 18-hole mini golf course, romantic paddle boat ride, and Native American exhibit with a life-sized longhouse. The downside is that you can’t visit on Valentine’s Day. Bushkill Falls is only open April through November, weather permitting.
About 50 minutes from Skytop Lodge, couples can take a sunrise flight over the pristine landscape near Scranton, PA. Imagine floating in the air, holding your loved one tight, as you witness the sun rise in a sky painted in sherbet hues. Endless Mountains Hot Air Balloons flies public (5 people) and private couples’ trips around dawn throughout the year. View their calendar online and book a special trip in the skies that your sweetie will never forget.
Why not come to the Poconos on a day devoted to romance? If you’re around for V-Day, treat your sweetie to a cocktail class, carriage ride or paint & sip art class at Skytop Lodge. From February 9-11, we’re also offering live entertainment and romantic specialty packages with roses, champagne and chocolate. Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, so this is the perfect time to gift your partner with a romantic surprise vacation in the idyllic Pocono Mountains. If you’re staying with us at another time of year, consider booking a romantic and leisurely horseback ride around the property. It’s a more relaxed alternative to seeing our gorgeous trails on foot.
There’s no shortage of romantic options in the Pocono Mountains. Whatever your lover likes, there’s something here to please – from horseback riding, swimming and shopping to winter skiing and wineries. Set your secret plan in motion by calling 855-345-7759 or booking your romantic room package at Skytop Lodge online.