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Nestled In The Endless Mountains Surrounded By A Scenic View

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Nestled In The Endless Mountains Surrounded By A Scenic View

A 1900 farmhouse on 10.1 acres in a rural area.For families seeking a quiet, natural environment without missing the comfort of home.

Located 12 miles from Elk Mountain Ski resort. 40 minutes to Binghamton NY - 35 minutes to Scranton PA - 1 hour to Delaware River - 30 minutes to the Susquehanna River.

Newly renovated 4 Bedroom - 2 Bath

Sleep10 possibly 12 people.

One king size bed, one queen size bed, one full bed, one twin bed, two full-size futons.

A\C unit in master bedroom ,new furnace, new automatic transfer generator, enclosed glass porch overlooking the mountains and a small pond.

Large kitchen with dining area - large living room with large wood-stove - well water is the best in the area - Car port with lots of parking space.

One flat screen TV with DVD player and many DVDs. CD player, books, and games. No cable. Wireless internet is available.

The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffeemaker, blender, dishes and utensils.

All towels and linens are provided .

Very private property on a dirt road near 171 and 92 and is very close to 81 N and S. Nearby activities include Ski Resort, biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, hiking, and many wineries.

for more information visit:

endlessmountains dot org

visitpamountains dot com

visitwaynecounty dot com

susqco dot com

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Property Manager
Juanita David
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Juanita David

I love the Endless Mountains, it is one of the most beautiful places around PA to relax. The people here are friendly and you will love the snow shining like glittering gold dust. My children grew up here. Their days were filled with the richness of all the important things that matter most in life! Like the little things we take for granted, like walking barefoot in the snow, hiding themselves in the dry leaves in the fall, picking apples, blueberries and making pies, camping in the summer heat, watching the Mama Bear playing with her young cubs by the mailbox, watching the Snow White Fox strolling by like he owned our place and most certainly did. Seeing the White Teal Deer dressing our beautiful landscape.There are some wonderful little plays performances in the area that the wonderful people of Thompson, PA worked very hard to put on. They give so much of themselves to help the community and entertain everyone passing by. We have a fabulous small Antique shop here and the discoveries will mesmerize you. Here you find many simple things to do and be at peace away from the big city hustle. Time for a stroll by the trails then hop on a real hay ride by the back roads. See the sunset and feel the cool breeze of the evening then settle down with a wonderful book by the sunroom glow as the sun sets. This is one of the best things in life. So come and join us and will we tell stories long & short funny ones and sad ones too. You can create your own stories here true ones and fiction just for fun! Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you each day to the fullest!

Juanita David purchased this farmhouse in 1984

Why Juanita David chose Thompson

My Daughter was 4 years old and we visit PA on vacation passing by the house my daughter ask to stop. She wanted to see if the house was for sale and she fell in love with the house. As we were leaving she said to me very softly, “Mami some day we will live here." As we were leaving, she blew a kiss from doorway and destiny gathered us here. We have live here for 31 years with many adventures. Sad and happy ones too and I frankly wouldn't change a thing. The many people we met here, the countless stories, places and people now gone. Yes, what an education we acquired coming from New York City. It was extremely an experience of a lifetime! I know one thing, I Loved every minute of it! I thank God, I was given this opportunity in my lifetime, to live in such a beautiful tranquil place!

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is called God's Country, due to its natural beauty or so I was told. When I first got here from New York City, and they weren't joking -- you call on "God" here a lot, when the snow is 4 feet tall, and you are running out of wood for your stove but you survive. When you lose the electricity due to a power outage but it is repaired, when your pond freezes over and you have to carry water for a few animals you enjoy having on your land, when you go down the mountainside on your own or when you go hunting then your freezing looking for that one Deer that you need to have. When you get up in the morning and the landscape is painted by the "Hand of God" and the sunshine! You see the wild turkeys in your backyard, oh yes this is God's Country! The most beautiful place in the Universe! You will see the waterfall freeze with multi rainbow colors on them like a wonderful masterpiece painted by God almighty himself! This is what I call peace and heaven on earth.


Thompson Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King - 1 king
    Queen - 1 queen
    Double - 1 double
    Twin - 1 twin/ single
    Full Size Futon - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • One bedroom on main floor others on second floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Nestled In The Endless Mountains Surrounded By A Scenic View
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Peaceful, quiet, beautiful, welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The home owner was always great with communication beforehand, and didn’t hesitate to answer any questions I had. This was the first time I rented a house for a trip through a website like this, and really didn’t know what to expect. The owner was very flexible with check-in times, which was a huge help!

When we arrived, we came in to see a little welcome booklet, clear directions on how to use the wood stove (unfortunately we didn’t have a chance to use it because of wedding stuff), and a great selection of instant breakfasts, coffees, teas, etc. for our stay! This was completely unexpected, and greatly appreciated, especially since the store is not particularly close by. They even had some fresh fruit on the table!!

The house was very clean and orderly. We had no trouble finding the rooms, all beds were made beautifully, and everyone had two very comfortable nights of sleep with enough blankets, sheets, and pillows. Even our one very tall friend who slept on the futon said he was very comfortable! The house is accurately described, and very cozy with a country feel.

It was Halloween weekend, and a bit chilly outside, but inside was quite comfortable, not too hot or too cold! The dishwasher was definitely an added bonus with the cooking we did for everyone staying with us! There is also a pond with a little bench that looks like would make a great spot to sit and read.

All in all, everyone was very happy with their stay, the owner was awesome, and I would definitely rent this house again if we had another event up this way, or even if we just wanted a quiet weekend to ourselves! Thank you for all you did to make us feel at home!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katherine and family. Thank you for the wonderful warming review, so glad you enjoy our home, one of the reasons we are renting is so we can shear this peaceful, beautiful place so relaxing away from big city life, hope you considered our place in the future, was our pleasure having you here. Mahalo Juanita & David
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, comfortable, and fully-stocked home near Elk Mountain

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I (A group of 6) stayed in Juanita's home for a weekend ski trip at Elk Mountain. We picked the home because of its relatively low cost, spaciousness, and proximity to Elk. We were not disappointed. Here are some of the highlights about the house that we really appreciated:

1) The beds were very comfortable. There were 6 beds in the house, so each person got their own bed (has never before happened on one of these trips). These were not beds that the owner purchased and placed in the home for the sake of saying they had X beds in the house on the house description. Plenty of blankets, towels, and linen to go around. I slept like a baby on mine, and was very well-rested after a day of skiing. I heard similar reviews from my friends.

2) The kitchen was fully stocked. There was almost every tool and cooking utensil that we could have asked for in the kitchen. Plenty of utensils, plates, bowls, and cups to go around as well. We fully utilized the outdoor grill during our time there. I think the built-in igniter did not work, but this was not a problem as there were plenty of lighters in the house. We did not end up using the stove in the living room, but it looked like it could have been fun.

3) Plenty of parking outside. We brought 4 cars and all four fit just fine. The drive to Elk is about 20 minutes.

Probably one of the best parts about our stay was the simplicity. The cleanup and checkout operation were very smooth and minimal on our part. We simply had to leave any used towels in the laundry baskets, take out the trash, turn off the lights, and make sure the bed sheets were turned up when we left. Extremely simple. Thank you Ron, Cathy, and Juanita! We'd definitely rent out the house again if/when we return.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

First time using VRBO, Ron and Cathy were great at making sure our stay was perfect. Though the road was a little muddy, the house was nice and clean (despite the wasps). Our grand kids Loved the snacks that you provided, that was a nice touch!

Thanks for making our stay so comfortable!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Ski trip to Elk Mountain

  • 5 of 5

House would be great for all renters looking for a quiet house up in the mountains. The house has plenty of beds for everyone to sleep comfortably. There is not much near the house but a great view and under a 20 minute drive to the mountain.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house over the long weekend for a skiing trip to Elk Mountain. Our group of 9 adults and 2 kids had plenty of room to sleep and relax. Everyone noted how clean the house was. The owners were very courteous to let us check in and check out at our convinient times. The kitchen is very well stocked, even had small necessities like salt, pepper, plastic wrap etc. lots of utensils. Beds are comfortable with quality sheets.

Cell phone coverage is not good in the area but with good wifi in the house we have able to use our phones.

Overall great great experience. Thank you management and owners for having us. Will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
11.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Lorain Golf club
Nearest Motorway
29 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
14.2 Miles
Binghams Restaurant
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Elk Mountain Ski Resort
Car: necessary

We are located in the beautiful Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. Elk mountain is a peaceful ride, just 20 minutes from the house. The property is near access to Rails to Trails and The Shelly Nature Preserve is 1/2 mile away at the end of Stack Road. Both are great for hiking year round. There are numerous State Game Lands, public lakes, rivers and streams nearby. Enjoy the breathtaking views and the wonderful hospitality of the area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

$60.00 charge for loss or damage of keys.
Security cameras on premise.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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