Destination guide

A charming Victorian-era town

The small town of Milford lies on the edge of Pennsylvania, just on the border with New York state. It sits on the banks of the Delaware River and the northern tip of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, with its mountains and beaches. It was founded in the mid-18th century, but quickly became a weekend vacationer spot for rich New Yorkers who were drawn in by the clean air and pristine countryside. Many Milford vacation rentals are housed within lovingly restored Victorian-era properties. Need to get away from the big city? Milford's got you covered.

Things to do

The famous 'bloody Lincoln flag'

Ambling along the handsome tree-lined streets in Milford, a town packed with pretty Victorian architecture, is a must-do activity in itself. Near Milford vacation rentals is the Columns Museum, home to the Pike County Historical Society. Open on several days a week throughout the year, the museum's most famous attraction is the 'bloody Lincoln flag' on which the assassinated President's head once lay, as well as a collection of belongings from the mathematician and philosopher Charles Sanders Pierce. It's a fascinating place that's well worth a visit.

Activities

67,000 acres of park to discover

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area lies right on the doorstep of Milford vacation rentals. Here, you'll have easy access to more than 67,000 acres of river valley and forested mountain to explore. You can lace up your hiking boots and go walking along the countless miles of trails which pass tumbling waterfalls and cross through hemlock forests, habitats used by a plethora of wildlife. This includes a swathe of the vast Appalachian Trail, a bucket list hike for any rambler. Alternatively, jump on your bike to ride along the vast stretches of scenic roadways.

Weather

Book quick to avoid disappointment

If you're going to nab a Milford vacation rental in late spring or summer, you'll need to book up early. The town swells during this time with vacationers looking to hike the trails or swim along the river. However, this isn't the only time worth going to Milford. In fall, the forested Delaware Recreation Area bursts into color, and is wonderfully scenic. You can pull out the rod and lure and settle in for a peaceful afternoon. Winter gets cold, but if you bundle up, there are plenty of snowy activities to keep you occupied from snow-shoeing to skating.

Natural features

Watch great blue herons

From your Milford vacation rental you can easily reach the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, whose habitats range from river bends to ridgetops and supports a diverse list of wildlife species. Solitary black bears amble along the forest floors while tiny ruby-throated hummingbirds swoop around the trees. You can watch great blue herons wading into the waters in search of fish, of which there are over 60 species which swim along the rivers. As nightfall descends, the nocturnal species awaken and include raccoons, foxes and several species of bat.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Milford

Fly into Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), the closest airport, located 54.5 mi (87.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Milford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 539 vacation rentals near Milford. From 322 Houses to 56 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Milford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Milford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Milford. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Grey Towers National Historic Site: 396 vacation rentals
  • Raymondskill Falls: 433 vacation rentals
  • Grey Towers: 389 vacation rentals
  • The Columns Museum: 373 vacation rentals
  • The Upper Mill: 398 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Milford listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Milford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 322 Houses in Milford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Milford include:

  • Cabins: 56 rentals available
  • Cottages: 56 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 56 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Milford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 330 vacation rentals with pool available in Milford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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