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Charming Knotty Pine Cottage on 575 Acre Forest Preserve

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Last updated: 12/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Milford cottage 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 hotelfauchere.com), 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

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

            21...moreless

          • 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

              Entertainment

              • Books

              Theme

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

              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
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Electric...moreless

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

                Limited Fire Wood Provided...moreless

              Kitchen

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

                Basic Spices...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Garden & Picnic Area with Picnic Table...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Swimming Hole shared with 2 other cabins...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 5 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas
                  Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $400
                  New Years
                  Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $400
                  Valentines Day
                  Feb 14 - Feb 14, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $400
                  High Season
                  May 1 - May 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $343
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500 $5,000
                  Memorial Day
                  May 22 - May 24, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $400
                  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
                  $400
                  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
                  $400
                  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
                  $400
                  End of High Season
                  Oct 13 - Oct 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $343
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500 $5,000
                  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

                  Fees:

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

                  Notes:

                  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: 12/04/2014
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                  Location

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The forest and trees are majestic. This strong crooked tree adds to the magic!

                    The forest and trees are majestic. This strong crooked tree adds to the magic!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $229 - $400 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 1-3 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/04/2014
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