ROMANTIC HISTORIC FARMHOUSE RETREAT IN PEACEFUL COUNTRY SETTING-NEAR BLUE MTN

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, 1 Powder Room - MAXIMUM 5 to 6 PERSONS.

Spring is waiting to burst into bloom, and this should be a great spring with lots of flowers. In early spring the frogs sing their hearts out at night looking for their love, and the flowers and trees come to life.

Spring and Summer time is the best time for Getz Valley Farmhouse! Ask for our custom attractions map! There is always plenty to do all year round.

Getz Valley Farmhouse is a beautiful wooden house built in 1840 and nicely restored. The local township has listed it as a Class A historic structure. It features the original wide plank pine flooring, sand glass windows, wood panel doors and hardware as well as wood burning fireplaces in the Living Room and Dining Room. The house is nicely decorated with complementary furnishings that respect its history but provide the comfort and convenience you are accustomed to. You will find a wonderful classic layout consistent with the farmhouse style of the era, and all the rooms get sunlight keeping it bright and cheerful. This is not your typical Pocono development house; it is an independent house with history, pride and presence within a Rural Preservation Area. You will find peace and inspiration here and a great time.

Why Spring & Summer are great times: Every Winter near the end of February when snow is no longer fun, we all long for Spring. Well, the Earth always goes through a tug of war with Winter until Spring finally wins and the grass starts turning green, buds appear on bushes and trees, and Crocuses and Daffodils make their debut and Blue Mountain Ski finally turns their night lights off for the season. However, it is when I hear the frogs sing in March or April that I know Spring has won. Soon afterward the flower show starts with the Tulips, Lilacs, Poppies, Peonies, Irises, Daisies and one I do not what they are called. Seeing the world coming to life is incredible. It is sitting on the back porch as days get longer and watching the humming birds do their thing, and then sitting on the Adirondack Chairs by the gardens that is so cool. When summer finally gets here, the temperatures are always at least 5-10 degrees less than the city and nights are always comfortable. The shooting star shows are always fun...

Why Fall and Holiday Time is unforgettable: It always amazes me how after the fall solstice, the earth quickly begins its hibernation. If we have a decent summer with adequate rain, we usually get a colorful fall. GV Farmhouse is great in fall. The Pumpkin fields at Strohls Valley Farms are nearby with the haunted Corn Maze. The colorful mountains and crisp clear days make for many a photo opportunities. turkeys often roam across the property stealing your thanksgivingday appetite, and there are Christmas Tree farms nearby. A romantic New Years safe and snug by the fireplace beats the crowds in the city and the maniacs on the road.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Rich

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I am trained as an architect and I work in the corporate design and construction field. Having moved to Philadelphia a decade ago, I needed a weekend distraction so bought this house with a friend and I almost single handedly restored it completing in 2009.

Rich purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why we love this house: Getz Valley Farmhouse is owned by a friend and myself as a retreat from urban life. All of us lived in New York City most of our lives or adult life. Having lived in this highly urban area, we decided we needed a place where peace and nature rule. For five years we looked for a house and location that made us feel good. It was hard, you either found a new home with a great view and no character, or a great old house with a horrid location. We came across this house when it was run down, but I could see it had great character and peaceful aura. We completed the renovations started by the prior owner, and now we open this lovely house with its spirit of goodness and happiness to you.

Easy to get to from New York and Philadelphia. Reasonable distance to many attractions and parks.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.9
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Romantic Historic Farmhouse Retreat in Peaceful Country Setting-Near Blue Mtn
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Lehighton Beltzville Lake
silver spring, md, USA
5

RESTFUL AND COMFORTABLE

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at the Getz Valley Farmhouse in mid-August. Upon entering the home we were immediately "wowed" by the lovingly restored features: Gleaming hardwood floors and wood trim, cozily decorated rooms, thoughtfully landscaped lawn/gardens. Though it was without air conditioning, and though we were experiencing record-high temps that week, our stay was comfortable. The home was spotless!

My favorite place in the home was the patio. We enjoyed coffee and breakfast outside while listening to the sounds of nature (chirping birds and frolicking frogs--yes, there are frogs in the little pond).

During our week we explored the neighboring towns/villages.

Jim Thorpe was a must see:The Asa Packard Mansion was stunning and there are several yummy restaurants (including a vegetarian establishment) and coffee shops (one with an incredible work-in-progress mural of musicians from the 1950s to today).

We hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Lehigh Nat'l Forest. We swam in and picnic-ed at the Beltzville Lake. We road horses at Happy Trails in Mt Pocono.

After fun days of exploring the area we returned to the home to relax with wine and beer, cook dinner, check our email, read, knit and play guitar. For those who like to imbibe, wine and liquor can be purchased across the street from Weis (a grocery store approx 5 miles from the Farmhouse). Pennsylvania law requires beer to be sold at different establishments--and by the case, not the 6-pack.

All in all a lovely getaway! Rich was a dream to work with. We give him the "two thumbs up" seal of approval.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that B and G and lil M enjoyed themselves on what was probably the most uncomfortable and unstable weather week of 2009. They seem to have found some places that I have not, so I am glad they got out and explored the beautiful countryside of Pennsylvania. The Poconos and our state parks are resources we need to cherish, enjoy, protect and preserve. This lovely family was our second from the Washinton DC area since we started renting this past spring, and we are glad that there are people that enjoy history, art, detail and the great outdoors. We are phanatics (oops was that an Eagles reference) at Getz Valley Farmhouse, and our goal is to preserve history, save the countryside, and hope the state government understands the need to control development in a recreation area.
Thanks, for the review, the great information and the ideas on how to improve.
Two thumbs up is more than I ever imagined when I asked if you could write an honest review! Thanks so much, that really means alot to me.
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Lehighton Beltzville Lake
5

WONDERFUL PLACE!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented Getz Valley Farmhouse for the summer and it was a picture perfect summer. We were able to get into Philadelphia easily, and feel the quiet of the countryside. This was better than we could have imagined! Our dogs were very happy puppies in the yard and whenever friends or family came to see us they could not get over how beautiful the house and grounds are. I think they may want to rent it too! The owners are extremely knowledgeable and willing to help with any information you might need. I would go back again in a heartbeat! Close to Blue mountain too, so would be great in the winter!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Lehighton Beltzville Lake
York, PA
5

LOVELY HOME W/ CHARM

  • 5 of 5
My crew has been utilizing the home for the month of May off and on. We found Rich to be very easy to work with and the home to be in impeccable shape. It is completely restored with love. In fact, many of us have joked about taking our families on a weekend getaway just to be able to spend time on the property and enjoy all of the surrounding beauty.

The listing was accurate with good photos. Answers were always easy to achieve and the utmost care was taken to assure that we were comfortable.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Owner's Response: Joe heads an incredible Pennsylvania business where they make beautifully crafted wooden trusses made the old fashion way. His crew and he stayed at the house while they were engaged in an installation at a local supermarket under construction. As an architect I have a soft spot for anyone that buildis buildings and knows the craft of construction. The 4 guests stayed during a cooler and rainier than average spring, but they started with seeing the Tulips bloom and ending with the Iris's, Daisies, and Gladiolas. We made sure the grill came out and that they got to enjoy their stay while they could.

As they worked during the week, we made sure we provided a full house and linen cleaning, as well as slowly transforming the house from Spring to Summer. What a wonderful time to stay! This past weekend, the corn was starting to sprout in the garden.
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Lehighton Beltzville Lake
Ronkonkoma ny
5

LOVELY FARMHOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay over the Easter break at the Getz home. It is as previously described a lovingly restored home with character and charm. The photos aptly represent the home and it is clean and well organized. The kitchen is decently stocked although I would love to see a griddle and an electric mixer available as it just begs to be cooked in! There was a large dining room table for formal meals but we found ourselves more comfortable with the eat in kitchen and enjoyed the views of the yard. We had 3 young adults and 2 adults in our party and the rooms were cozy and comfortable (albeit a little too well heated for me I would have loved to turn the heat down a notch at night but it is set by the owner). I have to say at night the house fell so quiet, keeping out the noises of the outside world and we slept wonderfully. There were interesting books and an eclectic collection of music and movies and a few games. We found ourselves content to use the ipod dock and spread out our family games on the dining table and enjoy. The mudroom area is great for a family traveling with pets, its nice to have an area that is petfriendly and roomy for them to enjoy as well. At night we could just shut the doors to the rest of the home and the pups could be free to come and go from the mudroom to the upstairs bedrooms. The dining room fireplace is a nice touch and we used them often during the weekend. The grounds are terraced and lovely, we enjoyed the signs of spring awakening in the yard and no more snow! There were several healthy sized frogs in the pond and were one of our favorite things to watch as they hopped in and out as we approached. We spent some of our time visiting local colleges, visited Jim Thorpe, a neat river valley town with shops and restaurants, but the best was being able to just enjoy this beautiful home. Thanks Rich, we are looking forward to our next visit hopefully in the fall.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Lehighton Beltzville Lake
Hatboro, Pa Montgomery county
4

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 4 of 5
The Getz Family Farmhouse is quaint and charming. We felt at home right away!The beds are very comfortable. It really only houses 5 - 6 people comfortably to sleep , 2 single beds and 2 queens.... but since It is really close to Phila and NY, it can seat 10 for dining if you have friends joining you for the day to ski and they stay and have dinner with you.They provide the linens, towels spices, soap,toilet paper, etc. Makes packing easier. Not many places let you bring your pet! We brought our dog! In the evening we lit a nice fire in the fireplace and watched a movie together. Gr8 family time and gr8 surround sound! (good TV, just wish they would update it). It is a great spot to stay for a ski or spring weekend getaway. It's location to Blue mountain is maybe 10 minutes, if that. The grounds are charming! It would be so nice in the spring for a quiet weekend away. We will surely come here again!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to let us know of your stay. For the record a new TV is forthcoming. Yes the house sleeps up to 6 guests comfortably as we advertise, and our reasonable rates are based on this. Because of the age of the house, we do limit the number of overnight guests to preserve its history and charm. I am frankly not sure why anyone wouldwant to travel with a larger group, especially when you are trying to relax. However, that is just me - I like the peace and quiet.
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Lehighton Beltzville Lake
West Chester, PA
5

CALMING EFFECT

  • 5 of 5
We went in July when it was 100 degrees. So, you can expect the upper floors especially in an old home to be warm. However, as of then, the main bedroom was very well cooled by a window unit, and 1 or 2 other rooms had enough cooling to keep things manageable during the day. But during the day we did not spend much time upstairs, and the living room and kitchen stayed cool, and we went to Jim Thorpe a few times, which I recommend. Went with a 2 year old. Not a problem at all. Just bring a gate for the stairs, and lots of indoor activities if the temp is 100 degrees. The area playgrounds, like those at the elementary schools or at the Lake, just got too hot
by 8:30. There are a few indoor things, like the giant country store, but the trip to Jim Thorpe was worth it for the library alone, which is very kid friendly.

Otherwise, the owner of Getz Valley was very easy to work with, remotely, by pay pal, and the house was very clean. The owner supplies various guides to local attractions and restaurants, including his own creation, and this was essential. Owner is very organized. Nice property, and in the evenings when it cooled we ate outside and all was just right.

Note about July 4th: a couple of spots have fireworks that could disturb the peace, or get you out of the house, your call.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
ABE International Airport, Allentown
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rte 476
Car: necessary

Getz Valley Farmhouse is a historic structure situated in a lovely, small rural valley that is a short ride to Beltzville Lake for swimming, fishing, hunting and boating; the Appalachian Trail for hiking; Blue Mountain Ski for skiing and snowboarding; Lehigh River for fishing and white water rafting; Hideaway Hills Golf Course with banquet facilities; the historic town of Jim Thorpe for arts; shopping and dining and Penns Peak for entertainment. The property is nostalgically landscaped with several springs in a very serene setting pressed against a Pine Forest with the remains of an old stone barn foundation marking its history at the rear of the property. Floor plans and a customized attraction map are available upon request. We are located approximately 90 minutes from Center City Philadelphia as well as from the George Washington Bridge in New York City. Come and refresh yourself at our lovely retreat.

We are also within 30 minutes of the newest casinos with board tables.

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Lehighton Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 2 2014 - Sep 22 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$198
Fri,Sat,Sun
$795
$1,875
 
 
July 4 Weekend
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$595
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 23 2014 - Nov 17 2014
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$695
 
 
Holiday Time
Nov 18 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$850
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$198
Fri,Sat,Sun
$795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75.00
Refundable damage deposit $225.00
Pet Fee $25.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Weekends are 2 nights - Friday and Saturday or other combination
Weeks are 6 nights- 7 days [Mon - Sun / Sat-Fri / Sun - Sat
Months are 4 consecutive weeks. Months are only available to a maximum of 4 persons.
Discounts of up to 10% may be available for couples (2 persons) on single occupant rentals, or pet fee waived. Discounts will only be applied after departure and inspection of property.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lehighton Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Telescope
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • PC
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Comfortable sized bath. with heatlamp for cold winter nights
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , off mudroom on first floor, convenient for entertaining
  • The bathrooms are just bathrooms, though the plumbing is new and they are rather pleasant with period style fixtures. This is a farmhouse so we are trying to maintain its historical character. We generally like to do things when we are here, so we try not to spend too much time in the bathroom. What do you think Thoreau would think of a whirlpool tub or steam shower?
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Tea Table and desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are private and on second floor, and each is handsomely decorated with a collection of antiques; Swedish Country (Ikea) and French Country (Target) furnishings, crafts made by the owners. Artwork is tastefully displayed and all the beds are new good quality pillow top or memory foam top mattresses (the owner's like their sleep). There is a scattering of classic old novels lying around for those that like to read. All rooms have ceiling fans, and the house is surprisingly comfortable all year round. Air conditioning is added during heat waves - we are trying to preserve the purity of the farmhouse experience and the building's integrity. All beds will be made up with fresh sheets when you arrive. You will have the best sleep you have had in a while as this house is trully blessed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Shed
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The washer and dryer are conveniently located in the mudroom wing off the kicthen. The mudroom is great for changing for skiing and messy activities all year round. Children are welcome, but keep in mind this is an old house that is not child proof there are two old wells on property, steep stairs, a haunted attic and creepy basement, woods, and outdoor critters. You will need to be a vigilant parent and supervise your child properly. Some kids may be bored without having daytime activities planned. We do have a small child bed available to put in master bedroom. Because of the steeper than normal stairs, it is not suitable for handicapped or elderly with mobility problems. It is great for the retired who don't mind a good stair climb. This is a dog friendly house with a maximum of two allowed. There is a surcharge involved. Bedroom window air conditioners are provided in summer.
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