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Elaine Wells

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

New Log Cabin on Waterfront of Duck Harbor

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Elk Mountain Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, spacious open area

You have found the only vacation rental on beautiful Duck Harbor Pond. At 2 miles long and a half mile wide, it is not a 'pond' but a private glacial lake, perfect for any water sport.

Pack your clothes, personal items, and food. We provide most everything else. A detailed list may be requested. We are only 3 hours from NYC and Philadelphia. Lehigh Valley is only 2 hours away.

Enjoy the calmness of the lake in the morning, afternoon activities, and evening sunsets from the rocking chairs on the covered porch. Our resident Blue Herons and Bald Eagles can be seen frequently.

Family fun and enjoyment was the focus of our design. We considered families with special needs by including a handicap ramp and 36 inch doorways on the main floor.

New this year is a 40 inch flat screen in the living room and a 32 inch flat screen in the Master bedroom.

Guests with allergies will do well in this house since there are all wood floors with no carpeting, no pets, and no smoking.

* We are in a rural area and currently only have Verizon cell service. We provide free long distance calling from our land line.

Although we focus on families, this is ideal for couples or any group of 6 or less.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Elaine Wells (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Elaine Wells

Honest and hard working are words we have heard to describe us. We have shared many adventures in the 40 years we have been married. Although we are both technically 'retired', we are always working on a project. In the fall of 2011, we purchased a run down cottage on Duck Harbor Pond. Over the winter we tore it down and in the spring of 2012 we started building this new log cabin. The design and most of the labor was done by us. We hope you will appreciate our pride in workmanship and love every minute you spend in our cabin.

Elaine Wells purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Elaine Wells chose Elk Mountain

We are blessed to be permanent residents in our own log cabin at Duck Harbor Pond. Sharing our piece of 'Paradise' with others in this new this cabin has been a great pleasure.

What makes this cabin unique

ECO-Friendly and respect for nature and our environment. The logs and all wood are locally grown and processed. From the lights and windows to the appliances and granite, our choices reflect energy efficiency and organic materials.


based on 33 traveler reviews

New Log Cabin on Waterfront of Duck Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful weekend away with friends. The cabin and pond were beautiful and Elaine and Jim were fabulous hosts. Everything was better than we expected. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I simply can not rave enough about this house! It is beyond immaculate! Truly spotless!!!! Elaine has thought of EVERYTHING you could need. Seriously everything. All you need to do is to pack clothes - the rest is taken care of! The whole house is unbelievably clean, well laid out AND child friendly. What can I say about the location except that it is perfect. Simply perfect. You immediately feel relaxed upon arrival. The lake is quiet and serene. The neighbors are lovely. The yard is perfect for the children to play in. The lake is easily accessible for the children. The list can go on and on.

Also you could not ask for a more attentive owner. Elaine was very quick to answer a text or call and went out of her way to assist us in finding a clinic to see my child when he had an ear infection. She even called the next day to check up on him! So kind and thoughtful.

In short, We loved our stay last summer and are counting down the days until we can return this and many more summers to come.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, I am so happy that we could accommodate your family. I am really excited that you plan to come again this summer! It is wonderful to see the weeks booking already. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon.
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Wonderful home!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful! Very clean and stocked with all of the essentials so you just need to pack your clothes and food!

The lake is very pretty, great views and overall a wonderful relaxing weekend! Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Janine. We look forward to your return.
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Fantastic time at Duck Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay! The cabin was fantastic, immaculate, well appointed and thoughtfully laid out. Jim and Elaine were very helpful and hospitable. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy family and the lake. My only disappointment was that boats or kayaks weren't available for use and the nearest boat rental was 25 miles away and quite expensive. We were lucky to have friends that let us borrow a canoe and kayak. Be sure to make arrangements for a boat rental before you arrive.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for mentioning the boats. Sadly, our insurance will not allow us to provide any watercraft. There is a great company, NEWE, less than 15 miles away which rents kayaks for $35 a day (24 hours), including life jacket and paddle. You can pick them up or they will deliver them right to the cabin for a nominal fee. I have the contact info for NEWE on my listing.
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a long weekend at this beautiful, clean and nicely decorated lakefront cabin. The pictures did not do it justice. Elaine and Jim were the perfect hosts. They called shortly after our arrival to make sure we got there safely and had no difficulty with directions. The beds were made with fresh linens, fresh towels were in all of the bathrooms and kitchen, the kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked with toilet paper, hand soap, air freshener, dish washing liquid, dishwasher soap, laundry soap and paper towels. A pack and play complete with a sheet and blanket and a small life jacket were provided for our granddaughter which was extremely thoughtful of Elaine. A gas grill with a full propane tank and firewood for the fire ring were welcome additions. Our family had a wonderful time swimming in the lake, fishing, sitting by a warm fire, relaxing on the porch and grilling. The neighbors were extremely friendly and helpful. What more does one need? Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cabin on the lake. Wonderful memories were made here!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All I can say is, thank you for appreciating all that we do.
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Great cabin in a great area!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cabin with five of my friends, who all used to go to a sleep-away camp 5 minutes from the cabin for an camp alumni weekend. The community surrounding the cabin is a very tight knit community with the nicest of people. The location could not be more perfect, being 15 minutes from good shopping and restaurants, but also having the lake as your backyard. For the actual cabin, it was clean and fitting six people with the 2.5 bathrooms was extremely comfortable. My favorite part of the cabin is the backyard, which is on the lake, and has a BBQ, which my friends and I used for dinner, and it was awesome hanging outside as the sun began to set. Elaine and her husband were extremely nice and helpful. As I know many friends who rent cabins/homes in the area and have seen their cabins, I can assure you that this is the best one in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jarad. We have heard from many guests that ours was the nicest place they ever rented. We are very proud of our cabin and appreciate the great guests we have had. We are the only "rental cabin" in our very family oriented neighborhood.
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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
"original Woodstock site has great concerts and activities"
Peck's Market
"In Callicoon, NY, right across the Delaware River"
Matthew's On Main
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The View Saloon (formerly Longbranch)
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Elk Mountain
Car: necessary

Situated 10 minutes from the Delaware River, we are centrally located near many summer camps, such as Camp Raninu, Summit Camp, Bryn Mawr Lake Camp, Camp Cayuga, Camp Equinunk, Blue Ridge Camp and Tyler Hill Camp. Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, the site of Woodstock is only 20 minutes away. The Woodstock Museum and many outdoor concerts and activities can be found. The Forestburg Playhouse is also located in Sullivan County NY. They have an incredible line of shows scheduled. The Wayne County Arts Alliance has many activities and local tours. 14 free concerts in Central Park Honesdale are presented by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council from mid June till the end of July on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7. Landers River Trips has canoe, rafting and tube rentals on the Delaware River. Elk Mountain Ski Area is only 25 minutes away and a hidden treasure for skiers. Calkins Creamery features farmstead artisan cheese from a family farm and is a beautiful 10 minute drive. Seasonal Farmers' Market in Callicoon and Honesdale offer an eclectic variety of locally grown produce, baked goods, wines, and other amazing products. An organic farm stand is walking distance away in the summer.

State Game Lands are nearby for hunting and hiking.


Rates & Availability

Honesdale Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning / Linens $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Elk Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Pack and Play available by request - 1 baby crib
  • *Bedroom 1 is the Master Bedroom on the main floor. It has 1 Queen Bed and a private full bathroom. 36 inch doors allows easy access for guests with handicaps. *Bedroom 2 is on the second floor and has a Queen Bed. *Bedroom 3 is on the second floor and has 2 twin beds. their is a full bath on the second floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pa Fish and Boat Commissinon rules and regulations can be found at Kayak rental is available through Northeast Wilderness Experience in Honesdale, PA. (570) 352-3444

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