Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a formal affair. Here are eight ways to have an unconventional Valentine’s Day in the Pocono Mountains. This year plan a getaway doing things you both love and creating lasting memories. Forego the traditional notions of a romantic date and sweeten the holiday with fun experiences. Here are some ideas to get you started.
1. Cure Z Escape Room
Find out how good of a team you are when you take on a zombie apocalypse themed escape room. The interactive experience takes escape rooms to another level with a challenge that encompasses 10 rooms in 10,000 square feet. A mission to find a missing vial of zombie virus will have your hearts racing as you find clues and solve multiple puzzles. The escape room is rated PG-13 and may last one or two hours. Cure Z Escape Room is located in Bartonsville, about 40 miles from Ledges Hotel.
2. Sleigh Ride
Nothing says romance like a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Snuggle up as you glide through Happy Trails Stables rolling property. Located in the heart of the Lake Region, the pristine woodland setting is serene and secluded. Watch for glimpses of wildlife as you journey through the snow-covered landscape. Happy Trails Stables Stables is on Honesdale Road in Waymart, 30 minutes from Ledges Hotel.
3. What a Drag! Featuring Paige Turner
Add some drama to your Valentine’s plans. The Waterfront at Silver Birches hosts What a Drag! Featuring Paige Turner on Saturday, February 18. Paige Turner is New York City’s “Drag Darling.” Journey through this ridiculous evening of mayhem and foolishness featuring signature song parodies and music from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, Disney and Broadway. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Our sister property, Silver Birches Resort, is three and a half miles from Ledges Hotel.
4. Pocono Beverage Trail
If you share a love of craft brews, wine or spirits then a day on the Pocono Beverage Trail is time well spent. There are 17 locations spanning from Honesdale to Saylorsburg. Take in the varying landscapes of the Pocono Mountains- from the lake regions to the mountain peaks to the charming villages. Sample the offerings at seven breweries, three distilleries and seven wineries. The closest stop on the tour, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, is less than a mile from Ledges Hotel.
5. Pocono Treeventures
Take your relationship to new heights. Pocono Treeventures aerial ropes course is open year-round and features 90 elements on eight different courses. Navigate a network of rope, cable and wood configurations among the trees. At the highest point you’ll be soaring 40 feet above the ground. Pocono Treeventures is found in East Stroudsburg, 34 miles from Ledges Hotel.
Begin a beloved tradition. Elegant, relaxed and indulgent- brunch has all the hallmarks of a special occasion meal. President’s Weekend Brunch at our sister property, The Settlers Inn, is an event. The cozy atmosphere of the Arts and Crafts style lodge lends itself to romance.
As guests enjoy a sumptuous menu, they can listen to live piano music by Julie Eschler. Extend the Valentine’s Celebration with President’s Day Weekend Brunch on February 19. Call 570-226-2993 for reservations. The Settlers Inn is a little over a mile from Ledge Hotel.
7. Dog Sled Tour
Be warned- you may just fall for your tour guides on this adventure! Learn how to mush a team of Huskies on an Arctic Paws Sled Dog Tour. Enjoy the ride on groomed trails that go off snow or no snow. Get up close and personal with an adorable team of Alaskan and Siberian Huskies. Warm and fuzzy feelings are built in to this adventure. Arctic Paws Sled Dog Tour is located in Shawnee-on-Delaware, 30 miles from Ledges Hotel.
8. Paint & Sip
Create something together. The Art Factory of White Mills offers Paint and Sip classes just for couples. A professional instructor will lead participants in painting half of a scene that will create a complete portrait when joined with your partner’s. The event is BYOB. In addition to special events and instruction, The Art Factory shows and sells works by new and emerging artists in a variety of mediums. Take a short five-mile drive from Ledges Hotel to reach The Art Factory of White Mills.
Love on the Rocks
Plan on a little fire and ice for your Valentine’s Day in the Pocono Mountains. Valentine’s Day at Leges Hotel is an overnight package that incorporates the exemplary accommodations of Ledges Hotel with a romantic meal and Valentine’s treats. Set the tone for a noteworthy holiday with a stay that’s distinctive. Check availability and book today.