|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
A gravel drive winds through the woods of Bush Kill Park, this substantial 330 acre property, delivering you to the cedar-shingled house and separate garage with bunkhouse. Inside, the beautifully-decorated, airy home is packed with creature comforts. The brick fireplace is a focal-point of the cherry-paneled living room, and there is ample seating to gather for movie- (or cable television-) watching.
The sizable chef’s kitchen includes a Wolf stove with griddle and other high end appliances, with all the gadgets (food processor, blender, etc.) you’ll need to prepare your feasts. And once the food is ready, you’ll have to choose whether to dine at the long farmhouse table inside, or adjourn to the screened porch on temperate days for your meals. The porch also has a comfortable lounge area, where you can find yourself serenaded by the vocal bird population, or where you might recline and watch the big game on the wall-mounted television.
There are two pretty guest bedrooms and their full bathroom includes a walk-in shower and a claw foot tub. The master suite has a seating area, a sparkling bathroom with double sinks and a walk-in shower with two shower heads. From this bedroom is direct access to the screened porch.
The kids are guaranteed to love the bunkhouse, which is off the garage, but it’s not just for the younger set. There are two sets of bunk beds, each with a full-size below and twin above, and a tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower. Its own little living quarters, the bunkhouse has a TV, and its own set of accoutrements including electric kettle, French press, plates, mugs, etc. for preparing coffee in the morning, or an impromptu snack.
The home is a destination unto itself, but the grounds present a huge attraction, whether for the mountain biking enthusiast or hiker (there are several miles of trails cut through the property), or those simply seeking tranquility in a picturesque natural setting. The topography is quite varied, from atmospheric hemlock forests, to fern-covered clearings, large rock outcroppings, a couple of huge fields, perfect for frisbee or touch football game, and an open grassy wetlands with delightful stream running through it.
There are two bluestone patios outside the screened porch with charcoal and gas grill, and in the woods not far from the house is a fire pit, surrounded by tremendous stones for perching the tall and the small.
This is a special property for a respectful group, a family, or a couple of families.
Exceptional property featuring comfortable 3BR home and separate bunkhouse, well-appointed kitchen, screened porch, huge fire pit, and miles of trails through 300+ acres. Available through Red Cottage Inc., the first name in fine Upstate rentals.
When we decided to have a summer getaway weekend with some other kids and families from school, we had no idea it would wind up being such an amazing weekend for EVERYONE! We could barely get the kids (boys) out of the bunkhouse all weekend-it was like their own little house and they just ADORED it. When they did come out we went for walks around the property, played games, barbecued, cards, painted. The main house is unlike any other rental house I;ve seen. It was simple and yet so nicely decorated and designed, I guess you'd say. The kitchen was definitely a chef's kitchen - every utensil to top of hte line appliances. All new! The whole place must be new - and so tastefully done. But There was just so many different parts of the house and property to hang out and do stuff. I cant forget the porch. There's a screened in porch where you can eat dinner at the table, watch tv (we never turned it on), hang out (couches) and even sleep....A couple of the kids slept on it in sleeping bags:) The bonfire pit was probably our favorite spot. It's MASSIVE. Amazing for a group to sit around and sing, roast marshmallows, hang out, etc. Both parents and kids decided there has to be an annual trip to Bushkill park. We'll be back!!