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Magical Cottage at the Governor's Retreat on Dingmans Creek

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Delaware River Valley Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

The cottage is nestled among high hemlocks facing Dingmans Creek, which can be heard gurgling night and day. After duty as a stable and carriage house the barn was converted to living quarters sometime in the 1950s. It was renovated in 2001 and won Better Homes and Garden’s Home Improvement Contest and was featured as their cover story in October 2002. The guidelines for the renovation were to “preserve the irreplaceable.”

The lower level has two fireplaces. The one in the living room is wood burning and the one in the kitchen is gas. The walls and floors are primarily stone and the living room's vaulted ceiling is 30 feet high. The six skylights allow guests to enjoy sun, rain and snow.

The loft has a magical bedroom with windows that overlook the creek. The cottage was featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping and Wood Beautiful. It was also used as a location for Hallmark Cards 2005 Christmas card collection.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sonda Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We're back! loving the beautiful fall foliage. We had a great time hosting dinner here for some friends., college buddies from 40 years ago, they were in love with the whole place.



Thank you for making this feel like our "home away from home". We hope to be back sometime next year.
Oct 2015
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Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)
Magical Cottage at the Governor's Retreat on Dingmans Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Our most favorite place ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and I spent memorial day weekend at the Governor's retreat and we cannot wait to return. The photos do not do this place justice. It truly is magical. We enjoyed hiking nearby, there were several really great restaurants and unique shops, and best of all, we were ably to truly relax. Close to everything, but we felt like we were worlds away. Lee and Sonda were wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Governor's Cottage in Dingman's Ferry was a perfect weekend getaway. The cottage was warm and welcoming with a beautiful creek right outside. The owners, Sonda and Lee, provided great tips and suggestions about the surrounding area. We enjoyed eating out in Milford, hiking with our dogs in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, napping on the hammock outside the cottage and sipping on wine beside the fireplace.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Dream Stay

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sonda

I want to thank you for the BEAUTIFUL time we've spent at the cottage. So many details to enjoy; the house is amazing (it truly is an award winner and a landmark), two days of a dream. It was warm, it was comfortable, it was amazing from the second we came. The housekeeper is great, everything was clean, ready, spotless. For those who will visit I want to say - all you might need is in the house - towels, soap, shampoo, drying fan, books, movies, CDs... The kitchen has all the utensils and appliances. I would love to recommend the house to all my friends and visit myself again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arts & Crafts beauty harmony with outdoors

  • 5 of 5

This arts and crafts stone cottage was without comparison the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. Two fireplaces, stone floors, charmingly decorated, much larger than anticipated. The beautiful trees, the roaring creek, the stone-top outdoor tables and various outdoor nooks - numerous near-by locations to hike. Lovely town of Milford nearby for groceries, antiques, fine dining, casual dining and so forth. However next time we may just plan on never leaving the grounds. Were there for our 27th anniversary - plan on coming back when possible with two of our children for hiking, tennis and fishing. Thank you Sonda and Lee for sharing your retreat with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This a wonderful review. We get a lot of repeat business. Sonda Miller
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Magical weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Governor's Cottage in Dingman's Ferry. Both the cottage and property are beautiful and relaxing. Sonda and Lee were incredibly gracious hosts - recognizing our anniversary and giving us a tour of the surrounding property. We actually looked at the calendar to book our NEXT trip while we were still there. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perched on five acres, beside crystal clear Dingmans Creek in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the turn-of-the century Governor’s Retreat is a cozy and tranquil hideaway. Built in 1906 by Pennsylvania governor William Sproul, both the main house and the cottage proudly showcase the Arts & Crafts movement, their construction highlighted by Colonial mason techniques and local materials. Colonial style elements, including the architectural keystone above the windows and doors, meet the Arts & Crafts aesthetic.

Other Activities: Hiking, Tennis court on property, Delaware River rafting/canoeing/ fishing, Lakes, shopping, Antiquing, Historic sites

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Rates & Availability

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Amenities

Delaware River Valley Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Crib - 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Well behaved pets are welcome!!

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