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Hemlock Farms Pocono Mountain Getaway

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Defined by woodland seclusion and the natural beauty of its setting, this mountain retreat is an escape from the madding world. Multiple sliding doors and tall windows invite the outside in; a broad, wraparound deck provides plenty of outdoor living space. The recently renovated kitchen adjoins a screened porch; a wood-burning stove with stone hearth in the spacious common living area is the gathering spot on chilly evenings. In addition to two bedrooms and a full bath on the main level, the second-floor loft—accessed via a spiral staircase—has two more bedrooms and a second full bath

As part of Hemlock Farms, a gated community, the house offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Amenities include four lakes, a swimming pool (with lessons provided for children), tennis and racquetball courts, and trails for hiking. Outside the community there are venues for whitewater rafting, horseback riding and paintball. Winter recreation includes skiing, snowmobiling and tubing.

Just a half-mile from the house, the Steer Barn Recreational Center features an Olympic-size indoor pool, fitness center, hot tub, sauna, pool and ping-pong tables. A Teen Center offers chaperoned events for teenagers.

Wood for the fireplace MUST be purchased and is available at the following prices. $50 for 1/4 cord, $75 for 1/2 cord & $150 for a full cord. Please contact James Anderson (570 470-1059)in advance so that the wood can be delivered.

Keywords: Cabin, Woods, Mountain, Country House,Chalet, Ski, Snowmobile, Pocono, Poconos, Big Bear, Jack Frost, Camelback

More Details

Cindy Ramsay
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Cindy Ramsay

Cindy Ramsay is both a realtor & mortgage banker in her work life. This home has been in her family for 30 some years. She remembers going there every summer learning to swim & play tennis. She & her family still use the house themselves from time to time.

Cindy Ramsay purchased this house in 1975

Why Cindy Ramsay chose Poconos

My mother originally chose this house as something different than the beach. She felt it had alot more activities to offer in the private setting of a gated community. We would bring all of our school friends up to the mountain house & teach them to swim, dive, ski & snowmobile. We have very fond memories of this house :)

What makes this house unique

The feeling of being in the middle of the woods yet still having the safety of a gated community is one of the unique features of this house. The house is perched high on a cliff with 3 sliding glass doors overlooking the view. The house is far away from the street so there is extreme privacy.


Hawley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , This master bedroom is located on the first floor
    Downstairs Back Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This is a first floor bedroom.
    Out of Africa Room - 1 queen , This bedroom is one of two bedrooms in the loft.
    Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This is the 2nd bedroom in the loft area.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , This convertible sofa is located in the main living room.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Ski Big Bear at Masthope is located only 15 minutes away. Discounts are available using our community badges.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Hemlock Farms Pocono Mountain Getaway
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
Brooklyn , NY

Great Ski Weekend !!!

  • 5 of 5

Cindy Thank You So Much for all you've done for us.

The house was really magic. Especially at night , as if you look from the bottom of the hill and see it all lighten up on top & hidden in the woods (looks like castle) !!! It is really magic.

Inside was nice and clean . The brand new kitchen and all the kitchen ware came in handy!

The fireplace made it nice and warm. The location of the house is also perfect..

About 3 minutes drive from the main community gate, 5 minutes walk to recreational center.

All the grocery , food & pharmacy shopping is just outside the main community gate as well.

We had a lot of fun at Ski Big Bear @ Masthope Mountain community , which is only 25 minutes drive from Hemlock Farms(ask Cindy for directions). Ski Big Bear has a great ski trails, brand new lodge, the rental equipment is brand new.

Overall the weekend was great.

Looking forward to coming back there in the summer.


Also wanted to mention that it was really easy to deal with Cindy. She has great communication skils.

She was always there for us when we needed her.

Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was the most gorgeous house I have ever seen!!!! Want to book this house again!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house!! Nothing wrong with it. The property was on a hill, so when you look out on the deck, you can see a lot of the other houses and the view was incredible!! Could not have picked a better house!! Cindy is the nicest women, and would book with her again in a heartbeat. What more could you ask for; fire place, brand new kitchen, beautiful view, walking distances of a lake. Best weekend I've had in a while.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melissa! We love having guests like you who treat our property as if it were their 2nd home! Please come again!!
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The Tree House

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay. The home was clean, comfortable, and very accommodating. Hemlock Farms offers so many recreational activities in a pleasant wooded setting. The owner is wonderful to work with and very responsive. We look forward to coming for another summer visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dutchess County, NY

Renters Beware

  • 1 of 5

BLOOD was on the drapes in a downstairs and upstairs bedrooms! The furnishings left a lot to be desired, and current condition of same were clearly not reflected in the online photos (in my opinion). They were dilapidated throughout. There were huge chips in the veneer of the bedroom furniture on the main level. A cushion on a small stool in that room too filthy to sit on! Toppers on the dressers were old and needed a cleaning. The arms of a living room couch had holes on both sides. The couch itself seemed to be in need of a cleaning! When I lifted the runner off the dining room table to clean it, it was a mess!

The beds were supposed to have clean sheets when we arrived, and did not. We washed the sheets that were on the bed, put them back on, and had to wash the sheets again when we left. You will have to bring firewood up from under the deck, and when it is frozen, that is not easy.

The owner insisted on having the full rental amt months before we were to arrive. Once we got there, I saw why. We had to leave the rental property early because we couldn't get any sleep with the flying squirrels. We asked Cindy to just refund one day's rental fee, and she refused too! I would never stay at this home again!! We were exhausted from our vacation there, and really had looked forward to the brief break in our otherwise hectic lives!! Renters BEWARE!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My cleaning crew is very thorough & they leave the house spotless as mentioned in previous reviews. The furniture that is pictured in the photos is the exact furniture that is in the house. In fact, the house is in better shape than the photos as we just refinished the hardwood floors last year. The sheets on the beds are always checked by the cleaning crew that has been with me for many years. I give the guests the option of bringing their own sheets or using ours & washing them before departure. From the beginning, these clients had trouble remembering what was said as far as prices & procedures were concerned. I had to re-forward many emails to them b/c they couldn’t remember that I had sent them nor could they remember the information contained in them. I explained that firewood would be placed inside the house to get them started & that the refill of wood would be on the back porch. I can’t store a whole cord of wood inside nor is this a hotel where staff can bring in wood from the back porch. As far as taking full rental payment in advance, this is the standard policy with most rentals. The clients rented at one of the busiest times of the year. When you only have one product to sell, the only way to be sure that you don’t lose business is to take payment in full upfront. These customers spilled something on the drapes & tried to blame it on us so they wouldn’t be charged out of their security deposit. I didn’t end up charging them anything. Please beware of renting to tenants like these people. They clearly don’t understand that they were renting a house in the woods (even though the pictures & description state as such). There is no way I can control the wildlife (i.e. flying squirrels). Part of the charm of this place is being one with nature.
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  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect getaway for our ski trip. The house is exactly as described, well stocked, comfortable and accommodating. The owner was extremely helpful and responsive. The house easily slept 10 of us and had everything we needed. Close to several ski mountains and other outdoor activities. A+ and would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at this property. The house is clean and well stocked. We loved the big deck as well as the fire-pit outside. The kitchen is great and recently updated, and it had everything we needed for our stay.

We also enjoyed alot of activities that the community had to offer. The clubhouse is very close to the house, we even walked there.

Overall, a great stay and we really enjoyed dealing with the owner, who was very helpful pre-stay as well as during our stay at the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 84
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Big Bear at Masthope
Car: necessary

Steer Barn Recreational Center, Teen Center.


Rates & Availability

Hawley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day 2017
May 22 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer Low Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer August 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Firewood fee Fall/Winter $65

There is a separate Firewood fee of $50 for 2 nt rentals & $60 for 3 nt rentals. $75 for wkly rentals. We provide linens but if you wish to use ours, you must wash them & put them folded at the base of the beds (the maids don't have time unless we schedule it). There is a washer & dryer in the house. If you want linen service, we need to schedule it in advance & the fee is $50.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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