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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 hotelfauchere.com), with its three restaurants, patisserie, day spa, vintage menu collection and permanent exhibit of Hudson River School paintings.
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
Valentines Day Feb 14 - Feb 14, 2015 1 night min stay
High Season May 1 - May 21, 2015 2 night min stay
$343 Fri, Sat
Memorial Day May 22 - May 24, 2015 3 night min stay
High Season cont May 25 - Jul 2, 2015 2 night min stay
$343 Fri, Sat
Fourth of July Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015 3 night min stay
High Season 3 Jul 6 - Sep 3, 2015 2 night min stay
$343 Fri, Sat
Labor Day Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015 3 night min stay
High Season 4 Sep 7 - Oct 11, 2015 2 night min stay
$343 Fri, Sat
Columbus Day Oct 12 - Oct 12, 2015 1 night min stay
End of High Season Oct 13 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
$343 Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$286 Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
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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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.
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.