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Knotty Pine Charming Cabin w/Stone Fireplace on 575 Acre Preserve

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

1 Room cabin with kitchenette, Sleeps 2

One Room All Knotty Pine, Hardwood Floors, Stone Fireplace w/Kitchenette

Romantic, Cozy cabin for 2 with beautiful stone fireplace in secluded 575 wooded acre preserve with stream & waterfalls. Newly remodeled with bath, tile flooring, Kitchenette, hardwood floors. Nature Lover's Paradise. This charming comfortable cabin is an authentic 1930s era hunting cabin on a large property with hiking trails that go on for miles. The stream & waterfalls are breathtaking with a private swimming hole that is relaxing and refreshing. Bring your fishing pole (if you have a Pennsylvania fishing license).

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.

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, 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 cabin 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.

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Property Manager
Sean Strub
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2017

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 cabin 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 cabin 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Knotty Pine Charming Cabin w/Stone Fireplace on 575 Acre Preserve
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Magical pocono perfection

  • 5 of 5

What a very special property this was! The cabin and entire property are so special, the photos simply don't do any of it justice. The cabin was clean, cozy and adorable and the land was inspiring. We hiked to waterfalls, across streams and up mountains. We even woke up Sunday to a couple inches of snow; like I said, magical. The owner was extremely nice and knowledgeable about the town and the area. We would go back in a heartbeat and fully intend to soon. If you are looking to get away from your corporate grind and experience nature you cannot go wrong with this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

I will start with the positives. The land around the cabin is truly breathtaking. There are miles to explore in the woods which offered both moderate and intense terrain. The swimming hole was awesome looking but we chose not to swim. The cabin was clean and everything worked as described. The only issues I had were that the photos and description felt deceiving as the cabin was not quite as isolated as I had hoped or expected based on the pics. We were very lucky as there were no other guests in the neighboring cabins but they were very very close and had they been occupied I would have been pretty disappointed sharing this paradise. And although it's advertised as a basic cabin, for the price I paid I would have expected more than two very flat bed pillows. Luckily I brought my own with me. The bed was ok, not insanely comfortable but not horrible either. The fans helped keep us cool so that was good. Coffee machine was fine and fridge worked which was all we used.

Overall, it's a beautiful area and the cabin was really nice. I potentially would stay there again, but would prefer a more isolated cabin with no neighbors 20 feet away. But the cabin is definitely nice and cozy. Super super cozy. Made me wish I owned my own! Oh and when visiting this cabin make sure you bring coffee with you, for the machine, and anything you may need (water etc). I'm glad I did because the closest store is far!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'll definitely check on the pillows as it sounds like they may need replacement. We don't supply coffee, but the water from the tap is delicious and of excellent quality. In terms of the degree of privacy, I thought we had a photograph that showed the proximity of the lodge to the cabin and cottage, but as I review the pictures it isn't as clear as it should be. However, both the lodge and the cottage are oriented away from the cabin; when people are using the screened in porch at either one, they can't even be seen from the cabin, so the occupants of each remain quite secluded. And, of course, they are at the end of a half-mile driveway and only three of four buildings on 575 acres. But we will add a better map showing the building layout or photographs to make it clearer to a prospective guest. Regards, Sean
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Beautiful, serene…everything we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (and our small dog) were looking to get out of the city and, as luck would have it, found this charming getaway spot at the last second. Located in Milford, a pretty little town with great food and spa (we highly recommend getting a massage at Badea & Soul!), this cozy cabin is about ten minutes driving from the center of town, surrounded by trees with a long driveway that takes you into an utterly beautiful forest with three rentals (a cabin, cottage and lodge). We stayed in the cabin, the smallest one, and it was like we had gone to camp, if camp were a lot cleaner, more comfortable and had its own private fireplace along with sink, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, shower, bathroom, heating system…okay, so it was more like bringing our apartment into the woods so that we could open the door each morning and go hiking!

Speaking of, the surrounding area -- I believe it's 500-600 acres? -- was breathtaking. We hiked around the property for a few hours, passing by some beautiful waterfalls, but I'm pretty sure only covered a tenth of what's there. At night, we had a barbecue (there's a fire pit along with grill) and fell asleep watching old movies (note: the cabin does not have a TV/DVD/BluRay player so we brought our own although, to be honest, there's so much to do it's not really necessary).

Long story short, if you want to feel like you've run away but like knowing that civilization is just a 5-10 minute drive away, this is the place for you. (The owner was out of town but the manager, Cindy, was very sweet and accessible and took the time to take us to the preserve and show us around.) It was an incredible weekend and we absolutely want to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It s was a pleasure to have you, your wife and your little pup stay with us. Your words have captured what we want guest to leave with after they had the chance to experience the natural beauty of Dwarfskill. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Have a wonderful summer.
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The Preserve at Christmas

  • 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. This awesome cabin with its Stone fireplace was a favorite lodging among the family it is truly charming. We 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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The most serene getaway for nature lovers. Can't wait to plan the next visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Usually pictures overexaggerate how something looks but the pictures of this cabin don't do it justice! The cab itself was beautiful, clean, and cozy. It was so great to be surrounded by woods and hear the creek from our window at night- the lights around the creek and waterfall made it especially romantic. We were able to grill and have a fire pit every night for dinner and during the day there are so many things to do. We did a bit of hiking and exploring and had a perfect weekend. Thanks Sean and Cindy for being such great hosts! We will certainly be back

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Newark Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Bar Louis at the Hotel Fauchere
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Lynx at River Bend (18 hole; Port Jervis, NY)
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 84, Routes 209/6
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Delmonico Room & Bar Louis @ Hotel Fauchere
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain (Lackawaxen, PA)
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Milford Beach on the Delaware River
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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Cleaning Fee $42
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holidays are subject to a rate of $315 per night. Pets require an additional $200 refundable pet deposit.

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Milford Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly Remodeled Bathroom w/ Shower, Tile Flooring, Knotty Pine
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One Queen Size Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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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