Evocative, cheeky and oh-so-indulgent, the heart-shaped tub has a special place in the story of the Pocono Mountains.
Invented in 1963 by one of the founders of Cove Haven Resort, the tempting tubs-for-two were an instant hit with couples, spreading to rooms and suites across the Pocono Mountains during the region’s run as “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” A two-page spread in Life Magazine in 1971 only increased the fame of the iconic, bright-red baths, but Thomas R. Wilkins-Morris wasn't done yet. In 1984, Cove Haven debuted suites with one-of-a-kind, 7-foot champagne tower jacuzzi baths; the popular tower suites booked up to a year in advance.
For more than 50 years, the lavish accommodations, heart-shaped tubs and champagne towers have lured lovebirds to the adult-only Coven Haven properties, which now include Cove Haven Resort, Paradise Stream Resort and Pocono Palace Resort. Through renovations, expansions and countless travel trends, the tubs have endured, celebrating passion and nostalgia amid modern luxury.
While romance remains strong in the region, the Pocono Mountains is now also known as a popular destination for families, offering exciting outdoor adventures and impressive indoor waterparks. As a nod to the area's history of romance, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions features heart-shaped tubs in its deluxe honeymoon suites. The 457-room indoor waterpark resort opened in the Pocono Mountains in summer 2015.
From famed beginnings to new frontiers, the heart-shaped tub has brought a lot of love to the Pocono Mountains, and it’s here to stay. Experience the allure of this Pocono Mountains mainstay for yourself! Sink into a heart-shaped tub at one of Coven Haven's three resorts and cozy up in a couple’s suite for a romantic stay.
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