About the property
- Lodge1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-8)
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Charming historic four bedroom lodge on 575 private forest preserve overlooking a breathtaking naturally-reproducing trout stream with waterfalls cascading through a thickly forested glen with a cool soothing swimming hole and a gorgeous mountain view. The view of the stream from the lodge looks like a Hollywood movie set. Only 75 miles from Manhattan, 125 from Philadelphia.
Exceptionally private, half-mile long driveway (gated); for 75 years was a private hunting club but now is maintained as the owner's exclusive retreat. Privacy and discretion assured; specialized and experienced in hospitality for high-profile clientele requiring exceptional service. Vintage furniture in knotty pine 1930s lodge, all natural materials (no sheetrock) with cathedral ceiling, stone wood-burning fireplace, furnished screened porch, large deck, picnic table set on slate patio and interesting artwork.
Large great room/dining area, newly remodeled bathroom and kitchen. Fully stocked tableware, pots and pans, spices, etc.
Four (4) Bedrooms, all with queen size beds, the master bdrm and bdrm # 1 has a sink and mirror in room. TV/DVD player in master bedroom; wireless internet access and cable TV.
Tremendous privacy, but with nearby caretaker. Two additional properties on Dwarfskill Preserve are also available for rental. The cottage (vrbo#: 431732) has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4; The cabin (vrbo#: 445407) is a 1 room cabin and sleeps 2. Inquire about special pricing for all three together.
Guides for fishing, hiking or tours, or private catering, massage and spa services, available by special arrangement.
The cabin is located only 6 miles from Milford, PA, which Atlantic Magazine once called 'the prettiest county seat in America'; 3/4 of the village is in a National Historic District featuring 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 & Chateaux (see website at hotel fauchere), with its three restaurants, patisserie, day spa, vintage menu collection and permanent exhibit of Hudson River School paintings. The day spa, Badea & Soul, offers massages, facials and body scrubs/wraps in the comfort of your lodge rental, by pre-arranged appointment. Contact them at 570-409-6540
Milford is also adjacent to the 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Park and the federally-protected Upper Delaware Wild & Scenic River offering a wide array of river activities, including tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, eagle-watching and more.
Keywords: Upper Delaware River, Milford, Pike County, Catskills, Poconos, Pennsylvania USA 75 miles from New York City Scranton Lodge Private Waterfall Stream Trout Fishing Hunting Cabin Hiking Charming Historic Country
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 05, 2018
About Sean Strub
Owner is a writer and investor who lives in nearby Milford and New York City. Loves dogs, nature, reading and gentle, kind people.
Sean Strub purchased this Lodge in 1997
Why Sean Strub chose 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.
What makes this Lodge unique
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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Perfect location / private and serene
Wonderful place to stay for the weekend, we will be back soon and often!
The property was secluded and beautiful. We had a very nice stay.
Christmas at Dwarfskill Preserve
Dwarfskill Preserve is a special place where all of nature's bounties seem to meet bringing beauty and serenity to all who visit for a time. Our family do to unusual circumstances came to spend Christmas at the Preserve this year and it was a Christmas that will long be remembered by friends and family who came to visit or to stay for awhile. We arrived prepared but really much that we needed was there already anticipated for us. We had large family dinners, sat with stories and tea by the fire in the Lodge, and hiked to the falls by the swimming hole and then to the larger falls beyond. On one rainy day we took a short ride to the charming town of Milford visiting shops and stopping for coffee and tea at the Fauchere Patisserie. The town was beautifully decorated for the holidays! Whether it is the sound of rushing water that fills the woods greeting you when you arrive or the generous hospitality of Sean and Cindy (and Alfie) there is a prevailing sense as you walk its grounds that the Preserve is someplace rare and wonderful.
It was such a pleasure having your family stay over the Christmas Holiday. Dwarfskill Preserve is a place that creates beautiful memories, so happy that you and your family enjoyed all the beauty of the land. Hope to see you in the future.
Place was great people were wonderful
Three generations of my family stayed at the lodge and it was delight. Everything was described, including the secluded, beautiful surroundings and comfortable, stocked cabin. We went for a cold swim in the creek, caught some little fish, cooked out on the grill, and the sound of rushing water lulled us to sleep. We never even left the property after the first night, even though our intentions were to see the sights.
Beautiful cabins and stunning scenery
Recently stayed in two of the cabins on the Dwarfskill Preserve property, and my friends and I (11 early-thirty-somethings) had an amazing time. The cabins were clean and spacious, with well-equipped kitchens and grill for cooking out, comfy beds, sinks in a couple of the bedrooms, and plenty of space for us to dine in and lounge around. The property is stunning—we took full advantage of the river and swimming hole, with a quick walk down to a nice-sized waterfall. The cabins were convenient enough for quick runs to town, and the owner met up with us initially to guide us out to the property. I wish I lived on the East Coast—would definitely come back for many more stays!
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.