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Relaxing Getaway Cozy House tucked away, v. close to lakes, hiking, fun! HOTTUB

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

House is tucked in the woods, Front Deck great for grilling/cook out, Back Deck has hot tub, small private paved road - great for kids to ride bikes, 2 swings built in the trees, big driveway, new queen mattress set in master bedroom & in Live/Laugh/Love bedroom (2013), new carpet in upstairs bedrooms (2013), new leather sofas in living room (for 2015), new front deck (for 2015), treadmill in futon room (for 2015), new metal roof (for 2017) & is modern! 8 miles to Promised Land State Park - great sand beach & hiking trails, close to Wallenpaupack beach, also close to Lake Walen. public access, Boat Rentals, Visitors Center, restaurants, batting cages, mini golf, driving range, ice cream, & more!

***We are NOT 'Prom Friendly'***

More Details

Mary Crouthamel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

About Mary Crouthamel

Mark grew up in the next town over, met Mary (who grew up in Buffalo, NY) in college (Johnson & Wales University, RI)…& following college we came back to this area to settle! We love the cool mountain nights, the comfortable days, & the natural beauty of the area, & the close proximity to 'stuff'!!

Mary Crouthamel purchased this house in 1995

Why Mary Crouthamel chose Tafton

This property is just off the beating path, quiet, & has a pretty brook that flows thru in the summer. It's so nice to listen to in the morning while drinking a cup of coffee & reading the paper on the front porch!

What makes this house unique

The greatest benefit is that you can take lots of short day trips to the lake, beach, Costa's, ice cream places, etc, stop back home for a little quiet time, & then head out just a couple of miles to dinner…coming home afterwards to either a campfire in the chiminea, or a soak in the hot tub. You can have all the daytime excitement…& then head home to wind down with your own evening routine - a glass of wine, popcorn & a movie, or to curl up with a great summer read while the exhausted kiddos slumber! ;)


Tafton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is part of Master Bedroom
  • Full bathroom has new tile in shower, beautiful green italian tile on bathroom floor, pedestal sink, & walls painted a soft green. 1/2 bathroom has step in shower, greek column style pedestal sink, & walls painted a soft lavender.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , sleeps 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , log cabin top bunk
    Downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2
    Bed Room 4 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom has out door deck with hot tub & (back) patio furniture. ***We are NOT 'Prom Friendly'***
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Front Deck has patio furniture great for cook outs or just relaxing with coffee in the morning, or an icy cool beverage in the evening! ***We are NOT 'Prom Friendly'***


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Relaxing Getaway Cozy House tucked away, v. close to lakes, hiking, fun! HOTTUB
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Quiet & Clean Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cozy, clean home for the weekend. Close enough to rafting and hiking, but nicely tucked away in the quiet woods for peace and relaxation in the evenings. Many thanks to Mary for allowing us to share her home!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much James - hope to see you guys again in the future! :) Mary
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Beautiful and relaxing long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely amazing! There were 4 of us staying from Saturday until Monday. Mary was great! I had trouble unlocking the lock when we arrived and when I called her she answered right away. The house was very cozy. We loved that we stayed on the front deck during the day, later went to the hot tub on the back deck and then enjoyed the campfire. The nature around the house was absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much and we will definitely book again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Nataliya, glad you enjoyed your stay! Have a great winter! -Mary
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  • 5 of 5

The property was great. It is very close to the lake. We were there kind of last minute , we had family staying just down the road. It worked out perfect. The house has everything you need on a great lot with tons of outdoor space. The owners were a delight to work with. We would re-book no problem!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed our family stay in Tafton! The house was secluded enough to be incredibly peaceful, but close enough to a number of fun outings for day trips. We took the kids to CamelBeach water park and the county fair, and canoed at Promised Land state park and hiked around Lake Wallenpaupack. The house backs up into woods that our children played in for hours. The Wii provided some family game fun and our daughter absolutely loved the room with the pink pig stuffed animals. We enjoyed the outdoor deck and the hot tub and are thankful for the many great family memories formed! This is a great place to find if you're looking for an affordable and cozy getaway as just a couple or with a full family like us. Thanks mary and mark for a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We're glad you got to enjoy the area & the house! Have a great rest of your summer :) Best, Mary & Mark
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Great place close to lake

  • 3 of 5

This is an older home but is kept clean. Nice amenities like hot tub, soaps, sheets and kitchen equipment. The location of this house is not on the lake but is very close and near boat rental company. It was a nice weekend of tubing and water skiing. Owners were quick to respond to questions. Would rent again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Malissa!! Glad your family enjoyed your stay! :) Mary
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Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this property for our anniversary weekend and it was just perfect.

Location was as advertised, very quiet, and the hot tub very relaxing.

The owner was very responsive and helpful throughout our experience.

Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
The Dock
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Paupack Hills Golf Co. Club
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Interstate 84 & Rt 390
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
The Dock
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Big Bear @ Mast Hope
Nearest Beach
2.9 Miles
Lake Wallenpaupack Public Beach
Car: necessary

Great events to come into town for:

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Bingham Park on June 10, 2017

Annual Fire Works Display over Lake Wallenpaupack July 4

Wayne County Fair August 4-12, 2017

Wally Lake Fest - Date to be Determined!!!

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Bingham Park on September 9

For the Kids:

Creature Feature Day camp for 5 & 6 yr olds July 10-14

Exploring Nature camp for 7 & 8 yr olds July 17-21

Earth Express Day camp for 9 & 10 yr olds July 24-28

Wilderness Adventures camp for 11 & 12 yr olds July 31-Aug 4


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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