How to Propose in the Poconos

Sep 18, 2017

It’s time. You have the perfect partner by your side – the one who cheers you up after a hard day at work, brings you soup when you’re sick and, frankly, makes every day just a little better with their presence. Now, you’re ready to take the next step.

Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains are the perfect setting for a romantic proposal. The scenery is idyllic, with pine-covered forests, lakes and waterfalls proving a picture-perfect backdrop. If you’re looking to pop the question during your next Poconos vacation, here are a few ideas to make the moment memorable.

Fall Inn Love at Skytop Lodge

Treat your sweetie to a luxurious stay at Skytop Lodge, a historic property on 5,500 acres in the heart of the Poconos. One of our favorite spots for an intimate one-on-one proposal here is along Upper Falls Trail, a moderate half-mile hiking trail that’s home to otters and nesting birds. Stroll through the maples and birch trees as they change color in the fall, then get down on bended knee as you approach a cliff overlooking a gushing waterfall that cascades into a deep ravine. If your tastes are more traditional, or your partner would prefer a public proposal, make reservations at Lakeview Restaurant and ask for a table by the window. Afterwards, celebrate with champagne or cocktails in the lounge, then arrange for a next-day couples massage in the onsite spa.

Love is In the Air

Do you wish you could give your lover the world? Give her an experience she won’t forget by proposing 1,000 feet up in the air. The Poconos is home to several hot air balloon companies that offer tethered or loose flights over the forest landscape. Book a flight in advance and prepare a picnic basket with plastic champagne glasses and heart-shaped chocolates. Then, break out the ring as you look out over blues skies and the breathtaking mountain scenery below. Clink your glasses in a toast and enjoy the feeling of flying in mid-air without glass between you and the clouds. Tip: Tie the ring to the box with a ribbon and secure the box well. You don’t want to have an “oops” moment with her diamond a thousand feet in the air!

Sweep Her Off Her Feet

Your love might think Disney World is for kids, but she’ll still appreciate a princess proposal. For an adult version of the Cinderella story, spend an afternoon on horseback at one of the area’s many riding stables and dismount to present a pair of “glass” slippers. Slip off a shoe and try one on to show her that she’s the perfect fit, then give your most princely speech. If your intended is truly the princess type, she might appreciate a horse-drawn carriage ride in lieu of saddling up. Tip: Worried you’ll get her shoe size wrong? Present a cute (but unwearable) real crystal shoe, or skip straight to a Cinderella-inspired ring from Disney’s new collection.

A Stay to Remember

No matter how you choose to pop the question, Skytop Lodge in the Poconos is a great place for a romantic getaway. With 5,500 acres to explore and onsite activities from biking to archery and a treetop adventure course, couples have no shortage of bonding activities to choose from. We also have a handful of scenic outdoor venues and indoor event spaces to host your big day.  Contact us today to start planning the perfect Poconos proposal.