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Charming Knotty Pine Cottage on 575 Acre Forest Preserve

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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Relax in this cozy small 2 bedroom cottage, nestled on a 575 wooded acre preserve with a rushing native trout stream flowing through the property and a series of mini water falls with a huge cool soothing swimming hole. There is an abundance of wildlife, an exceptionally pristine natural wooded landscape. Perfect for a quiet romantic getaway, only 75 miles away from New York City.

Entering the driveway, one begins a slow descent into the relaxed, other-worldly aura of the peaceful, bucolic and mysterious Dwarfskill Glen, traveling half a mile before reaching the cottage, the four-bedroom vintage main lodge (VRBO # 414465) and a small one-room cabin (VRBO#: 445407). From the top of the driveway, one can see a far ridge, which is part of the Dwarfskill Preserve Property.

The open combined kitchen, dining and living area in the cottage is all knotty pine with wood floors, ceiling fan, cathedral ceiling with French doors leading to a large screened in porch overlooking the meadow, with a picnic table, abutting the forest. Two small bedrooms, each with queen size beds. Comfortable furniture, gas stove and kitchen stocked with necessary dishes, cookware and spices. Immaculately clean, with quality bed and bath linens. Window Air Condition Unit in the main bedroom.

The Dwarfskill creek is just down a path through the woods; it can be heard babbling through the dense hemlock and pine forest as it rushes downstream to Split Rock Falls (ten minute walk from the cottage). More than a mile of the Dwarfskill, which is a naturally-reproducing trout stream, runs through the property.

The cabin is located six miles from Milford, PA, which Atlantic Magazine once called “the prettiest county seat in America”; three-quarters of the village is in a National Historic District and it galleries, antiques, coffee shops, boutiques and specialty shopping.

Heritage attractions include Grey Towers (Richard Morris Hunt-designed 19th c. stone mansion), The Columns Museum (featuring the blood-stained Lincoln flag, which cushioned the President's head moments after he was shot) and the Hotel Fauchere/Relais & Chateau (see website at, with its three restaurants, patisserie, day spa, vintage menu collection and permanent exhibit of Hudson River School paintings.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Mushrooming, Trout flyfishing, Hiking. Wildlife including black bear, deer, wild turkey, mountain lion. Very few mosquitoes (the bats eat them.) Pond, Stream, Waterfall. Exceptional privacy, half-mile long driveway. ...moreless


  • Books


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Located in a glen, with a view of the 'mountain' (a big hill) as you come down the .5 mile drive...moreless

  • Water View:

    Short walk to stream, pond & waterfalls...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Crystal clear reproducing trout stream about 400 yards away from cottage, waterfalls, stream and huge swimming hole. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Limited Fire Wood Provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic Spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened in porch overlooking the meadow....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden & Picnic Area with Picnic Table...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Swimming Hole shared with 2 other cabins...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season cont
May 25 - Jul 2, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $343
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $5,000
Fourth of July
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
3 night min stay
High Season 3
Jul 6 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $343
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $5,000
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
High Season 4
Sep 7 - Oct 11, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $343
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $5,000
Columbus Day
Oct 12 - Oct 12, 2015
1 night min stay
End of High Season
Oct 13 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $343
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $5,000
Nov 26 - Nov 27, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2015
2 night min stay
New Years
Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Valentines Day
Feb 14 - Feb 14, 2016
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$229 $286
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $53
  • Tax Rate 9%


Holidays are subject to higher rates- $400 per night

Valentine's Day, Memorial Day (3 nights), 4th of July (3 nights), Labor Day (3 nights), Columbus Day, Thanksgiving (2 nights), Christmas (2 nights) and New Year's Eve (3 nights)

$200 Refundable Pet Deposit

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Newark Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar Louis at the Hotel Fauchere, Apple Valley
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Lynx at River Bend (18 hole; Port Jervis, NY)
11 Miles
Nearest Train
Port Jervis, New York
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 209, Rte 6, Interestate 84
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bar Louis & Delmonico Room at Hotel Fauchere
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain (Lackawaxen, PA)
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Milford, PA.

Car: Recommended

There is so much. 75% of Milford village is a Nat. Historic district, with architecture by Richard Morris Hunt, Olmsted, McKim, Mead & White, Chester Aldrich, etc.; Grey Towers historic mansion operated by US Forest Service (Pinchot family home, birthplace of conservation movement); Columns Museum, featuring the blood-stained flag that cushioned President Lincoln's head moments after he was assassinated as well as vintage costumes, Native American and other exhibits, including the personal effects of Charles Saunders Peirce (the 'father of pragmatism'); free exhibit of Hudson River School paintings at the historic Hotel Fauchere; working 19th c. wooden grist mill at the Upper Mill; Forest Hall; llama farm; mushrooming; 70,000 acre national park; hiking with spectacular long views and an amazing fluviarchy of waterfalls in the region. Raymondskill Falls, the tallest in Pennsylvania, is a five minute drive from the cottage. Lots of wildlife, excellent restaurants, boutiques, antiques, galleries and great shopping in Milford. Three film festivals in September and October (Black Bear Film festival in Milford mid-October, Tri-state Film Festival in Westfall, next to Milford, in September, and Narrowsburg, NY, film festival in September). Music festival in Milford in June, with free live music at more than a dozen venues throughout the village. Festival of Wood hosted by US Forest Service in August, Festival of Lights and ice sculptures in January. Large local LGBT community, with pride events every June.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1997

About: Owner is a writer and investor who lives in nearby Milford and New York City. Loves dogs, nature, reading and gentle, kind people.

Why Milford:
I bought the property because it is exceedingly private, evokes a spiritual connection to nature and it is movie-set gorgeous. It is also close to NYC, only 75 miles away, but it feels like you’re in the Canadian northwoods or somewhere far away from the stresses and pressures of urban life.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Mushrooming; trout fishing; hiking; wildlife including black bear, deer, wild turkey, mountain lion. Very few mosquitoes (the bats eat them.) Pond; stream; waterfall; swimming hole. Exceptional privacy, half-mile long driveway. The Historic Village of Milford - the birthplace of the American Conservation movement - is only 6 miles away, with heritage & cultural attractions, antiques and great restaurants (including the Delmonico Room, Bar Louis & the Patisserie Fauchere at The Hotel Fauchere, co-owned by the owner of this cottage). 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

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