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Charming Knotty Pine Cottage on 575 Acre Forest Preserve

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cozy 2 bedroom, all knotty pine, wood floors, leather furniture.

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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,charcoal grill, 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) with its three restaurants, patisserie, day spa, vintage menu collection and permanent exhibit of Hudson River School paintings.

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Property Manager
Sean Strub
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2016

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 cottage in 1997

Why Sean Strub chose Poconos

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 cottage 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Charming Knotty Pine Cottage on 575 Acre Forest Preserve
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

A Wonderful Christmas at Dwarfskill Preserve

  • 5 of 5

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, 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.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Truly Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This place is a dream, and very peaceful. The property is beautiful beyond words, the cabin was cozy, and the owner was very helpful. The stream and waterfalls were incredible, and it was amazing to be able to hear them from the cabin. We loved the really great art on the walls, as well as the walk to see the sculpture installed in the woods. Very unique. We even got engaged on the property! Loved every minute here and can't wait to be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Beautiful cabins and stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Beautiful cabin, gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Always a great escape

  • 5 of 5

Escape from new York at it's best! Love coming here for the nature walks, grilling and swimming! The dog loves it the most! Easy to get to and close to town enough for shopping and antique sales.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fantastic rental and customer support

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and surrounding area was an amazing last minute getaway. And I really mean last minute. I was booking a Wednesday and Thursday rental Wednesday morning on the plane out! Sean and Christine went above and beyond to quickly return my calls, work through some issues booking the room on VRBO and have everything ready even though I wasn't going to be at the cabin until 11 pm. The cabin was just what I wanted as a mini retreat in the woods. I could hear the river and did a small hike around the beautiful property. The weather was gorgeous and the local cafe was fun for a Thursday morning brunch. Thanks to Sean for offering this fantastic property for rent.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Milford Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $53
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

$200 Refundable Pet Deposit

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Amenities

Milford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each of the two bedrooms has one queen-sized bed with quality linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

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