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Appalachian Trail Historic Mountain Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

Welcome to my Glenwood Mountain home ( Vernon ) located in beautiful Sussex County, in the northwest corner of New Jersey.

Home sits on 1.6 tranquil acres, National Park land behind and adjacent to the Appalachian Trail. Escape and step back into time. Originally built in the 1800's this home boasts country character and old world charm. My love of antiquing and unique collections has fully furnised this home.

Recently renovated & keeping with it's rustic appeal. Wide plank floors and beams in the living room and bedrooms, spacious bathroom with a deep antique claw foot tub, perfect for a nice hot bubble bath. Surrounded by nature, relaxation inside and out. Sussex County is well-known as a four-season recreational community. With our mountains and more than 80 lakes and streams, thousands of visitors are attracted here each year to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage, apple/ pumpkin picking, skiing in 2 major areas, 7 award winning golf courses all within a 5 mile radius, one of the worlds largest water parks, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, NJ State Fair and Orange Co. (NYS) , festivals, antiquing in the beautiful historic town of Warwick, upscale restaurants with renowned chefs, to casual dining, cafe's and so much more. There is even a Drive-in theater in Warwick NY... all within minutes away.

For those truly looking to relax & unwind. Escape the commotion, hassle and bustle of your daily living. Enjoy natures surroundings listening to the birds, watching the deer and turkey cross, or squirrels on a chase. Travel the Appalachian Trail & bordering trails that open up to beautiful spring fed lakes only minutes from the house. Pack a lunch, grab a pole, throw out a line and enjoying some fishing. Take some quiet time to read a book, relax in the hammock, draw/ paint, perfect photo opportunities await or perhaps a possible song to compose while sitting around the fire pit. According to some of the old timers and as legend has it, locals gathered around sippin moonshine in the old still located on the property. Remains of a rock foundation stand in the back yard of what once housed a cow which provided fresh milk for the family then later to become a still to provide some entertainment and extra income. Many of songs and poems were written about these hills....

Rich in folkloar and wealthy in History, Sussex County is one of the last of 21 counties in New Jersey to retain its rural characteristics. Planning efforts within the county focus on retaining our rural character while moving forward into the next century.

This home offers both rustic and modern amenities, is clean, comfortable and in a great central location.

Come visit, get away, relax and enjoy life in the country, beautiful Sussex County with people and nature together.

More Details

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Lisa

I live on a small farm nearby with several goats, horses and chickens. Although I am less than a 10 min drive from the rental property I feel as if I'm on vacation whenever I'm there visiting even when there to work! There is such a calming serene feeling one experiences when there. I am pleased to be able to share my home with you, your family and friends and am anxious to hear about your new memorable experiences during your stay.


Glenwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub and shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1, 2 twin beds. Can keep separate as 2 twin beds or put together as 1 full size bed. Sleeps 2 Bedroom 2, full size bed with a memory foam topper. Sleeps 2 Living room has a queen size sofa bed. Sleeps 2 Sleeps up to 6 total
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Why pay a lot of money to stay in a condo, townhouse or resort when you can have privacy, serenity and a whole house for less. The Appalachian Trail is right in the back yard along with various surrounding hiking trails. Only a short drive to Mountain Creek Ski Resort, 7 award winning golf courses, Action Park Water Park, wineries and many area amenities. Winter is a very busy time of the year for skiers. Most accommodations are booked and going for top dollar! Spring hillsides come alive with spring flowers bloomimg and fields greening, summer breathes warm breezes and people take to the many lakes, streams and water parks for swimming, fishing and boating. Fall foliage is second to none with rich reds, yellows, oranges and golds coating the mountains and valleys. Come see what we have to offer, relax and enjoy. With many things to do, Sussex county is a beautiful place to be.


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Appalachian Trail Historic Mountain Home
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Cute and cozy -- and perfect for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

A long Labor Day weekend was upon us and I was desperate to escape hot & crowded NYC for some time away from it all. Lisa's home was perfect for our long weekend. My girlfriend and I had such a good time doing a whole lot of nothing -- short hikes nearby, grilling, lounging on the hammock, reading. The entire property inside and out is well maintained, charming and quiet. Lisa's pictures and description are spot on, and the house was immaculate. Lisa was warm and welcoming. She greeted us as she was finishing up mowing the lawn and showed us around with care and enthusiasm. It's clear that she put a lot of love and attention into the home. Since it's a home built pre-1900,, the rooms are generally small, but everything is well thought out and comfortable. And for the reasonable price point you get much more space and amenities and privacy than you would at a hotel or B&B. Plus the Sussex area is a truly beautiful rural area, with long lovely stretches of woods, hills, valleys and streams. These city slickers would come back again in a New York minute. Thanks again Lisa.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tony... Thank you so much for the lovely review and kind words. I'm always glad to hear my guests enjoyed their stay and do try my best to accommodate everyone. I feel a personal welcome helps to make both the homeowner and renter more at ease and clarify's any of my guests questions and concerns appropriately through a fast meet and great. It's appreciative, charming people as yourself and your girlfriend who inspire and encourage me to continue my vacation rental success. I'm glad to have been a part of breaking the city out of the both of you! Lol Come back to visit anytime! Warm regards, Lisa
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Great getaway. Lisa was awesome

  • 4 of 5

Great getaway.. Lisa was awesome

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at this cute house. Our host Lisa great us when we get to the house, was very nice and helpful by all means. I do recommend this amazing house for your stay. It’s all you need. We will be back soon. Thank you Lisa!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing, welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful! Cozy, and equipped!

Lisa was amazing, couldn’t thank her more!

We came the day after Christmas, with snow on the ground, she made a snow slope for our kids and pulled out her sleds! What a wonderful time we had. Very unique, antique filled home! Thank you again for everything! You made our Christmas magical!


The Rivera Family

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful escape where memories are made.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were looking for a place to escape the hectic city life, and enjoy some whiskey around a campfire while enjoying the beautiful fall foliage; we found it and we will definitely be back.

Lisa was there to greet us when we arrived, which is unusual for an owner. She is a sweetheart and she has a great sense of humor. She informed us about the places around to eat and check out while there. If you’re brave enough ask about the Sasquatch story!!!

We got to see deer, bear, a barn owl and some coyotes while at the location! Overall, it was a great experience! Super cozy cabin with much detail and decor.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy house in quite area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the rental for 10 nights. To give an objective view for potential renters I will give the good and the bad. Upon arrival Lisa greeted us and gave us a quick tour. The house is very old (As advertised built in the 1800's) and there was a musty smell in the home upon arrival. There had been an unseasonable amount of rain this summer and the cellar underneath the house was damp from the moister. Lisa quickly corrected the problem by putting a dehumidifier in the basement. The house was built to the size of people in the late 1800's so people over 5-11 need to be careful going through the kitchen and up the stairs. The home was very well stocked with items and was cozy during our stay. There were window A/C units in all the rooms which helped keep the house cool and humidity out. The beds were comfortable and my family slept well during our stay. As other posters have commented the water is from a well has a very high level of iron in it. We chose to buy bottled water which was only about $10.00 for the 10 days. The well water is safe to drink but if your not from the area it may be something your not used to. The claw foot tub is a nice addition to the bathroom but we are shower people so the shower was a little tricky but was adequate. The house was conveniently located for our family vacation. We took the train in Peeskill to New York city several times. We also drove to Niagara Canada, Cooperstown and Philadelphia. We also went river rafting on the Delaware river only 25 minutes away. There are grocery stores in nearby Vernon. This is a very peaceful quite place. The Appalachians trail access is a few hundred yards away. Over all we had a great time staying at the house and would defiantly stay here again. Lisa is great on getting back to you on any issues that may arise. I would give the house a 4 star but the price and service by Lisa bumps it up to a 5 star.


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  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Newark Liberty
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Smokey's Brick Oven Tavern
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
NY Water Ways
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Minerals, Crystal Springs..... Black Bear
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Dover, Middletown NY, or Port Jervis
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt 284, 23, 15, 80
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mountain Creek
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary

The house binder provides information on some of the many area attractions, discount coupons, dining menus for take out and even delivery.....

Grocery stores, local markets, farm fresh fruit stands are also only minutes away. If you prefer to dine out be sure to sample the area's diverse mix of memorable dining options, ranging from upscale elegant eateries to casual dining. Many of the restaurants and winery's offer live stage performances with music and entertainment on the weekends and occasionally during the week.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Discount offers:
See pricing. *The longer you stay, the more you save...
WINTER SPECIAL~ *Stay 2 nights get the third night 1/2 price!!! Must inquire for price discount to be adjusted.
Discount applied on weekday rates (Mon- Thurs) only and no holiday's.
Single person discount/ renting a wk/ short term- 1 month or more/ holidays.
2 day min on wk-ends unless prior arranged.
Photo ID required along with a signed copy of rental agreement.
Must be at least 25 years of age or older unless prior confirmation.
Additional fee of $25. pp, pn over 2 guests. * No Charge for children.
Security deposit refunded within 7 days of departure.
Check in is from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Check out is 11:00 am Unless prior arrangements are made.
Until reservation is confirmed rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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