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Creekside Knotty Pine 1930s Lodge on 575 Acre Forest Preserve

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-8)

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Charming historic four bedroom lodge on 575 private forest preserve overlooking a breathtaking naturally-reproducing trout stream with waterfalls cascading through a thickly forested glen with a cool soothing swimming hole and a gorgeous mountain view. The view of the stream from the lodge looks like a Hollywood movie set. Only 75 miles from Manhattan, 125 from Philadelphia.

Exceptionally private, half-mile long driveway (gated); for 75 years was a private hunting club but now is maintained as the owner's exclusive retreat. Privacy and discretion assured; specialized and experienced in hospitality for high-profile clientele requiring exceptional service. Vintage furniture in knotty pine 1930s lodge, all natural materials (no sheetrock) with cathedral ceiling, stone wood-burning fireplace, furnished screened porch, large deck, picnic table set on slate patio and interesting artwork.

Large great room/dining area, newly remodeled bathroom and kitchen. Fully stocked tableware, pots and pans, spices, etc.

Four (4) Bedrooms, all with queen size beds, the master bdrm and bdrm # 1 has a sink and mirror in room. TV/DVD player in master bedroom; wireless internet access and cable TV.

Tremendous privacy, but with nearby caretaker. Two additional properties on Dwarfskill Preserve are also available for rental. The cottage (vrbo#: 431732) has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4; The cabin (vrbo#: 445407) is a 1 room cabin and sleeps 2. Inquire about special pricing for all three together.

Guides for fishing, hiking or tours, or private catering, massage and spa services, available by special arrangement.

The cabin is located only 6 miles from Milford, PA, which Atlantic Magazine once called 'the prettiest county seat in America'; 3/4 of the village is in a National Historic District featuring galleries, antiques, coffee shops, boutiques and specialty shopping.

Heritage attractions include Grey Towers (Richard Morris Hunt-designed 19th c. stone mansion), The Columns Museum (featuring the blood-stained Lincoln flag, which cushioned the President's head moments after he was shot) and the Hotel Fauchere/Relais & Chateaux (see website at hotel fauchere), with its three restaurants, patisserie, day spa, vintage menu collection and permanent exhibit of Hudson River School paintings. The day spa, Badea & Soul, offers massages, facials and body scrubs/wraps in the comfort of your lodge rental, by pre-arranged appointment. Contact them at 570-409-6540

Milford is also adjacent to the 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Park and the federally-protected Upper Delaware Wild & Scenic River offering a wide array of river activities, including tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, eagle-watching and more.

Keywords: Upper Delaware River, Milford, Pike County, Catskills, Poconos, Pennsylvania USA 75 miles from New York City Scranton Lodge Private Waterfall Stream Trout Fishing Hunting Cabin Hiking Charming Historic Country

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Sean Strub
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Sean Strub

Owner is a writer and investor who lives in nearby Milford and New York City. Loves dogs, nature, reading and gentle, kind people.

Sean Strub purchased this lodge in 1997

Why Sean Strub chose Poconos

I bought the property because it is exceedingly private, evokes a spiritual connection to nature and it is movie-set gorgeous. It is also close to NYC, only 75 miles away, but it feels like you’re in the Canadian northwoods or somewhere far away from the stresses and pressures of urban life.

What makes this lodge unique

Mushrooming; trout fishing; hiking; wildlife including black bear, deer, wild turkey, mountain lion. Very few mosquitoes (the bats eat them.)

Pond; stream; waterfall; swimming hole.

Exceptional privacy, half-mile long driveway.

The Historic Village of Milford - the birthplace of the American Conservation movement - is only 6 miles away, with heritage & cultural attractions, antiques and great restaurants (including the Delmonico Room, Bar Louis & the Patisserie Fauchere at The Hotel Fauchere, co-owned by the owner of this cottage).

70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.


Milford Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Mushrooming, Trout flyfishing, Hiking. Wildlife including black bear, deer, wild turkey, mountain lion. Very few mosquitoes (the bats eat them.) Pond, Stream, Waterfall. Exceptional privacy, half-mile long driveway.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Creekside Knotty Pine 1930s Lodge on 575 Acre Forest Preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was secluded and beautiful. We had a very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fabulous time

  • 5 of 5

Place was great people were wonderful

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas at Dwarfskill Preserve

  • 5 of 5

Dwarfskill Preserve is a special place where all of nature's bounties seem to meet bringing beauty and serenity to all who visit for a time. Our family do to unusual circumstances came to spend Christmas at the Preserve this year and it was a Christmas that will long be remembered by friends and family who came to visit or to stay for awhile. We arrived prepared but really much that we needed was there already anticipated for us. We had large family dinners, sat with stories and tea by the fire in the Lodge, and hiked to the falls by the swimming hole and then to the larger falls beyond. On one rainy day we took a short ride to the charming town of Milford visiting shops and stopping for coffee and tea at the Fauchere Patisserie. The town was beautifully decorated for the holidays! Whether it is the sound of rushing water that fills the woods greeting you when you arrive or the generous hospitality of Sean and Cindy (and Alfie) there is a prevailing sense as you walk its grounds that the Preserve is someplace rare and wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having your family stay over the Christmas Holiday. Dwarfskill Preserve is a place that creates beautiful memories, so happy that you and your family enjoyed all the beauty of the land. Hope to see you in the future.
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Gorgeous relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family stayed at the lodge and it was delight. Everything was described, including the secluded, beautiful surroundings and comfortable, stocked cabin. We went for a cold swim in the creek, caught some little fish, cooked out on the grill, and the sound of rushing water lulled us to sleep. We never even left the property after the first night, even though our intentions were to see the sights.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabins and stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed in two of the cabins on the Dwarfskill Preserve property, and my friends and I (11 early-thirty-somethings) had an amazing time. The cabins were clean and spacious, with well-equipped kitchens and grill for cooking out, comfy beds, sinks in a couple of the bedrooms, and plenty of space for us to dine in and lounge around. The property is stunning—we took full advantage of the river and swimming hole, with a quick walk down to a nice-sized waterfall. The cabins were convenient enough for quick runs to town, and the owner met up with us initially to guide us out to the property. I wish I lived on the East Coast—would definitely come back for many more stays!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the lodge for a long 4th of July weekend. The lodge and other buildings are on a large and beautiful forested property with a creek winding through. It's a gorgeous setting to explore and relax in. The lodge itself is very comfortable, and has a great propane grill for outdoor meals. The creek is beautiful and close to the lodge. Great for a cool swim near the dam. The waterfall a bit farther down is well worth the short walk too. Sean was very responsive and accommodating. We'd love to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Newark Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bar Louis @ Hotel Fauchere
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Port Jervis New York
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rte 209, Rte 84, Rte 6
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Delmonico Room @ Hotel Fauchere
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain (Lackawaxen, PA)
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Milford Beach
Car: recommended

There is so much. 75% of Milford village is a Nat. Historic district, with architecture by Richard Morris Hunt, Olmsted, McKim, Mead & White, Chester Aldrich, etc.; Grey Towers historic mansion operated by US Forest Service (Pinchot family home, birthplace of conservation movement); Columns Museum, featuring the blood-stained flag that cushioned President Lincoln's head moments after he was assassinated as well as vintage costumes, Native American and other exhibits, including the personal effects of Charles Saunders Peirce (the 'father of pragmatism'); free exhibit of Hudson River School paintings at the historic Hotel Fauchere; working 19th c. wooden grist mill at the Upper Mill; Forest Hall; llama farm; mushrooming; 70,000 acre national park; hiking with spectacular long views and an amazing fluviarchy of waterfalls in the region. Raymondskill Falls, the tallest in Pennsylvania, is a five minute drive from the cottage. Lots of wildlife, excellent restaurants, boutiques, antiques, galleries and great shopping in Milford. Three film festivals in September and October (Black Bear Film festival in Milford mid-October, Tri-state Film Festival in Westfall, next to Milford, in September, and Narrowsburg, NY, film festival in September). Music festival in Milford in June, with free live music at more than a dozen venues throughout the village. Festival of Wood hosted by US Forest Service in August, Festival of Lights and ice sculptures in January. Large local LGBT community, with pride events every June.


Rates & Availability

Milford Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season-2 people
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day-2 people
May 27 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season1-2 people
May 30 2017 - Jul 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July 2 people
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season up to 8
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day up to 8 people
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season up to 8 people
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Day up to 8 people
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season up to 8 people
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving up to 8 people
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas-up to 8 people
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve up to 8 people
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $106
Tax Rate 9.0%

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