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Winter Wonderland at The Brookside Lodges

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

(2)Cabins, ea. w/ 3 BR, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

Winter has arrived and we are excited for the beauty and SNOW that it brings here in the Pocono Mountains. Come up to play or relax! We are within close distance to ski resorts including Jack Frost, Big Boulder, and Blue Mountain. For the avid cross country skier (or beginners) we have many miles of trails on our 400 acres, and the Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail for the best ride! Plan you trip to The Brookside Lodges and make the most of the snowy days to come!!!

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!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Arielle McBrien
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2017

About Arielle McBrien

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.

Arielle McBrien purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Arielle McBrien chose Poconos

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Everything has been so amazing!! We cannot wait to get back!!!
Feb 2013
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Weatherly Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are two bathrooms in each cabin. Upstairs bathroom is a full bathroom and downstairs bathroom is equipped with a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk bed featuring a twin top and full bottom in a private room with bathroom, (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 20 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Winter Wonderland at The Brookside Lodges
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet and remote setting - great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and property. Very very clean.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best time ever !

  • 5 of 5

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 !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway for Christmas

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our time here this spring! The privacy, and freedom to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, combined with the high quality of the cabin was exactly what we were looking for. We'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peace and tranquility is what we strive for here....the world around us is so busy that we like to offer a quiet secluded place for our guests to come, unwind and unplug from the world.
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Wilksbarre Scranton
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mountain Laurel Resort
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Power House Eatery
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Jack Frost/Big Boulder
Car: necessary

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

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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