About the property
- Cabin1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cabin w/ 3 BR, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)
Nestled in the picturesque Pocono Mountains on a private 400 acre estate, our rustic and charming cabins overlook a beautiful brook with trails to the Lehigh River Gorge offering you tranquil scenery and sounds. Come and enjoy the best of nature amongst cozy amenities and great outdoor adventure.
Our two rustic cabins available, complimentary to landscape are named "The Ferns" and "Brookside". Not only are our cabins nestled privately on the 400 acre estate, but is next to 40,000 acres of state park land. Get away from the pressures of everyday life as you disappear into ultimate relaxation at The Brookside Lodges. Your romantic getaway or adventurous retreat awaits you.
Our luxurious rustic cabins offer 3BR, 2 baths, with spacious open ceilings and covered private porches on both levels. Decorated with unique and rare root furniture, imported from the Philippines, numerous fireplaces, and fully equipped kitchens. Master suite contains a king sized bed; other bedroom has a queen, and there is also a bunk bed featuring a full bottom and twin top in a private room with bathroom. Each cabin is stocked with board games for fun family evenings. You will feel warm and welcomed, the moment you step through our door.
We offer biking on our many miles of trails, hiking down to the 60 ft waterfall and the Lehigh River, and tubing. Just minutes from whitewater rafting as well. You can fish in our ponds; swim in our pool or just relax in breathtaking silence. For the more adventurous we have added a zip line, rope swing, and a giant slip and slide to our spring fed pond located across from the cabins. There is also a row boat, kayak, floating tubes and rafts if you just want to relax little and float around. Also, have fun mountain biking, ATV riding and snowmobiling on our 8 mile private trails. Endless activities are available no matter what the season. Located only a very short drive from major ski resorts, as well as the outlets at The Crossings in Tannersville.
The owner lives on property and is excited to help make your stay as comfortable and exciting as possible. If you want a tour of the estate and hiking trails on ATV, we are here to help. We also provide bikes and fishing equipment. And don't forget to enjoy a private game room within walking distance that includes pool, ping pong, foosball, shuffle board and air hockey.
Unwind as you retreat and enjoy the harmonies of nature while you create your adventure at The Brookside Lodges.
For information on our 3500ft private airstrip Deer Meadows Airstrip, 8PA3 can be obtained by visiting the airnav website, and a helicopter pad down by the cabins.
Great European destination to explore the states. Nearby New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Jersey Shore points.
We look forward to seeing you in our little piece of paradise!!!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Robert Keller
Born in Phila, and moved to Bucks county Pa. Spent many years working as a remodeling contrator and then later retired from a river recreational business called 'River Country' famous for river tubing. This business was in operation for 37 years. Sold River Country, retired and purchased the 400 acre country estate I currently live on.
Robert Keller purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why Robert Keller chose Foster
I call it my 'heavens waiting place'...I always dreamed of flying and now I have my own airstrip and hangars for my 'toys'. The previous property I lived on was in the flood planes and had flooded 3 times. Now we are at 1200 ft elevation, so there isn't much chance of flooding here. Our new property, located along a river, has a stream that runs through it and has 3 ponds. Most importantly it is secluded and protected by approximately 40,000 acres of state game lands.
What makes this Cabin unique
Watching a Colombian coffee commercial featuring Juan Valdez, it showed a rustic cabin, and every man dreams of a mountain cabin. Myself being a contractor, I decided that if I ever had the opportunity I would accept the challenge of building one, just like the one on tv. A writer from NY commented that he just had to get out of the city and clear his mind, spiritually and mentally, and we found that that is exactly what all our guests go away with.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Exactly as we hoped!
This stay was (just about) exactly what we hoped for. The property and cabins are beautiful, breathtaking. We stayed in the lower level apartment rather than the bi-level home which was perfect for my fiance and I. There's a path into the woods just behind the house leading to a waterfall (you can hear it but not really see it), and we saw a bear down there! We also had a campfire, and the owner (Tom) graciously let us use the fire pit near the pond rather than by our cabin since we wanted some privacy and to try and see some meteors from the meteor shower.
There are a few things to note which, as long as you're prepared for, do not affect the 5 star rating.
First - we only had one set of towels and no paper towels. This would've been fine since you usually have to bring that anyway, but this listing said it was included so we didn't. The owners was super nice and I'm sure he would've ran it right down if we asked for it, but we didn't bother asking because we wanted our privacy.
Which brings me to my next point. The owner is probably the nicest and most hospitable person in the world, but he did pop in on us and was generally around pretty frequently. He's not annoying at all, but if you're looking for total privacy you should set those expectations in the beginning.
Overall, there is lots to do here. The owner offered us fishing equipment, bikes, firewood, etc. Everything you could ask for in an area like this! He even offered to take us around the property on his ATVs which we definitely would've taken him up on if we had more time.
The area is nice because it's pretty secluded, not like some of the more commercialized areas of the Poconos. We had an excellent meal at Powerhouse Eatery (and we frequent fine dining so you can trust our opinion there!), and were able to completely enjoy the property and our little getaway.
This place is great, the owner is great. We plan to return every year now! Thanks for hosting us, Tom!
These people were a lovely couple, and I'm very glad they chose our facilities to announce their engagement. I'd like to apologize about the towels/paper towels. We strive to keep the cabins up to our 5 star standards and to keep our guests happy. Since their goal is to return each year, we do hope one of those days would be their honeymoon!
Many thanks, Thomas McBrien
Enjoyed our stay. Accommodations were amazing. Arielle and her grandpop were the nicest people and made us feel right at home. We can't wait to stay again.
Beautiful, quiet and remote setting - great hosts!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The setting is spectacular with hiking, biking and fishing within a short hop from the front porch. The Brookside Lodges are fantastic places to spend a weekend or a week in the woods. The cottages are on the edge of the owner's estate, which is fully kitted out and you can access the swimming pond, games barn and many other amenities. Each cottage has a great wrap around porch with swings, hammocks, tables and chairs, and a new gas grill.
What sets the Brookside lodges apart is the attentiveness and availability of the owners. Upon arrival, we were offered a tour of the property, the use of the swimming and fishing ponds, use of bikes, and an ATV tour. Wood, kindling, and newspaper for the outdoor fire pit appeared from thin air alongside marshmallow spears for making smores. You can't beat attentive service like that!
The kitchens are well equipped, but are a practical kitchen. The fireplaces are beautiful and very (very) warm. In the Brookside cabin, the main bathroom has a claw tub with a European shower, which for us was not an issue but some may not prefer. Note that there is no wifi or large screen TV, but given the setting and general perfection any guest more interested in surfing the web or watching tv than being outside and enjoying the quiet needs his or her head examined.
We hope our travels bring us back to enjoy this unique setting again in the future. Our kids are already making their pitch to return. Many thanks for a great weekend!
Beautiful home and property. Very very clean.
When we first arrived Arielle had put beautiful fresh flowers throughout the home. Beautiful fall decorations in front. She was so helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was really clean, beds very comfortable and fireplaces in every room was a plus. Our phones did not work (t mobile) but we did not care. We spent quality family time together that was priceless. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Best time ever !
The house was absolutely perfect in every way!
The location is amazing and the surroundings are stunning. Owners and family were fantastic and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and happy with our stay.
We have rented multiply vacation homes and never had such a high level of service.
This place is pretty much right in the middle of everything we wanted to do - white water rafting, fishing, biking, hiking, pool, zip lining... I can go for hours, but at the same time we felt very secluded like we had our own little "piece of heaven".
The week we stayed wasn't enough to do and see everything this place has to offer.
We simply could not have picked a better vacation home and cannot wait to go back for more !!!
Perfect family getaway for Christmas
We wanted to get away this Christmas, but we wanted a cozy place where we could open presents by the fire on Christmas morning, make breakfast and enjoy outdoor winter fun. With three adults and four kids ages 8 - 12, this cottage suited us perfectly!
--Beautiful property with a dramatic waterfall just a 10 minute walk away. Sledding/tubing would have also been available if the weather had permitted and the owners provide the tubes!
--Very private feel with wooded views off the back deck
--With four energetic kids, the downstairs game room is absolutely priceless. Foosball, ping-pong, and air hockey in a kid-proof space. Imagine enjoying a glass of wine by the fire while the kids can be as loud as they want and are completely entertained without electronic devices!
--Kitchen was perfectly functionally and stocked with basic tools for feeding a family
--Bedrooms are spacious
--These cabins were clearly built by someone who cared and wasn't just looking to make a quick buck.
--The owner as well as the staff were friendly and accommodating. The owner even brought over a pre-lit Christmas tree to make our cabin more festive!
The only con is that the cabin we rented had two upstairs bedrooms that shared a bathroom with a claw footed tub with a faucet and a telephone style wand (no shower stall or curtain). The shower is on the game room level, so if you're a shower-type, you'll need to go down two levels. We really didn't feel inconvenienced at all since we're all family, but some people might be a little shy about sharing this space.
To sum it up, we had a wonderful, memorable stay and plan to return!
Located in the heart of the Pocono mountains there are plenty of activities winter or summer. You will find many fun things to do are only a short drive away, or enjoy the quiet and the views of the brook at your home away from home.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We are really excited to announce that our beautiful property is open to weddings and other parties/events! For the ultimate outdoor wedding the possibilities are endless here. Our 400 acre property can hold any number of guests and your choice of location on the estate. Have your wedding by the brook with the peaceful sounds of nature on your special day. For larger groups we have the spectacular fields and ponds that are enahcned every evening with a fabulous sunset. The perfect backdrop to your wedding photos is around every corner. Included in the property rental for your wedding is a one night stay for you and your guests in both our cabins "The Ferns" and "Brookside". Rental of the property for your wedding or party is $20,000. The property also includes an airstrip available for your use. Contact owner for more information. Weekly rates for "The Ferns" is $3,500 and the "Brookside" $4,000 for the week. Expat living, 6month or more temporary living, and monthly stays can be discussed with the owner. A very private and safe property to temporarily reside. Inquire for more.