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.
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.
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.