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One-of-a-kind 4000 SqFt Retreat--Game Room--Fire Pit--Hot Tub!!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths,1 Half Bath, 2 Full Kitchens, 4 Living Areas, Sleeps 16

***Please note that our minimum age requirement is 25***

***Ask about 25% OFF Last Minute Deals for bookings less than 10 days out!***

Relax with the whole family at the Hemlock House, nestled on a wooded acre in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. This fully equipped retreat is located in beautiful Pike County, surrounded by thousands of acres of protected forest land--less than 2 hours from NYC and Philadelphia. The Hemlock House features 4000 Square Feet of space, an abundance of windows, and a fabulous hearth and fireplace!! The home also boasts 2 huge Kitchens, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 4 separate living areas including a gameroom with Foosball, Card Table, Pool, Darts, and a vintage Atari Video Game! Add to that a 6 person Outdoor Hot Tub, Wi-Fi, 4-TV's(including a 60 Inch Home Theatre), a fabulous outdoor fire circle, BBQ, and a deck overlooking the forest!

This property is NOT located in the typical Pocono suburban-style gated community!

Please check our calendar below for availability--we keep it completely up to date!

***Please note that we do not allow Saturday arrivals or departures***

Need more space? See our sister properties! Please see our other listings #241947(The Lodge), and #398417(The Bungalow)--all properties are within a 5 minute drive of each other.

More Details

Owner
Brett Jarvis
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Brett Jarvis

Pocono Dream Cabins is family owned and operated. After moving to the Poconos from NYC, we soon discovered how amazingly beautiful and serene the Poconos truly are--especially considering how close we are to NYC and Philadelphia. Our cabins are approximately 1.5 hours from NYC and 2 hours from Philadelphia. We have had guests from as far away as Holland, and as close as just across the border of New Jersey. Our cabins are fully stocked with all the amenities, including towels and linens.

Brett Jarvis purchased this lodge in 2009

Amenities

Dingmans Ferry Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Includes Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Living Room 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold Out Couch(Full)
    Living Room 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold Out Couch(Full)
    Living Room 3 - 1 twin/ single , Day Bed
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin Sleeper Sofa
  • Bedrooms are very large and can accomodate additional cots or air mattresses if needed. The Master Bedroom features a Pillowtop King Bed and a Private Bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
We request that smoking be done on the porch/decks--ashtrays are provided. There is cable broadband available via wifi. Firewood is provided for indoor fireplaces during the heating season(September 1-April 30th). Firewood for outdoor fire circles may be gathered from fallen trees and branches on the property or purchased in handy bundles from the nearby Pickerel Inn convenience store.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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One-of-a-kind 4000 SqFt Retreat--Game Room--Fire Pit--Hot Tub!!
average rating of 4.6041665 based on 48 reviews
5

Great little getaway house!

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Hemlock House last week and the family loved it! The house is spacious with 2 separate living areas upstairs (which meant a private suite for the wife, me, and our 9mo old), and downstairs there is an awesome entertainment space with pool, ping pong, foosball, and a TV if you just want to chill. Not to mention the hot tub and fire pit outside!

All in all we loved our stay and will absolutely be booking again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dingmans Ferry vacation

  • 5 of 5

We ha a great time. I loved the peace and quiet, and my kids loved that they had room to run around. There is plenty of room to stretch out, the amenities are great, and it was nice and clean. Great location, too. I would (and will) highly recomend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Getaway in the woods

  • 3 of 5

Good size house in good condition with 4 over sized bedrooms, a large game room and two kitchens which was great for all the meals we cooked for our gang. Two refrigerators, ovens, and plenty counter space. There were a number of issues that were not taken care of. The most major was that the fireplace downstairs had been used by the prior guests and charred wood was left or the flue has a problem and the entire downstairs smelled so bad we could not sleep there the first night. We had asked for drapes or curtains to be put on the glass sliding doors upstairs because that can be a sleeping area but it was not done and now we had to move people there the first night and they were up at the crack of dawn due to the light. Another issue was one of the ovens was either defective or not cleaned thoroughly and a fire caught onto the food, and a refrigerator handle was broken. But all was ok as it did not break off. Owner could make this a 5 star place with a little effort.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Friends I'm not sure what to say about this review. We bent over backwards for this guest, accommodating an early check in, providing a tour pre-booking--we even added another picnic table at his request. None of these issues were brought to our attention until several days after departure, along with a demand for a refund. Never mind that the "smoke" issue in the basement mysteriously fixed itself after the first night, nor that nobody had used the fireplace since winter, nor that the chimney had been professionally cleaned at the beginning of the summer, nor that nobody else before or since has made such a complaint. Same thing with the oven, though this review, posted many weeks later, is the first I've heard of it, despite many subsequent bookings during the busiest time of year. The handle on the fridge was indeed a bit loose....a 30 second fix with a screwdriver, for which I would have happily have dispatched one of our maintenance people to fix if it had been brought to my attention. We have specific verbiage in the contract about this--refunds are not given for issues that are not brought to our attention and we have the opportunity to correct *during* the stay. It does nobody any good to complain after the fact about things that can be easily resolved, and we would politely request that those who seek this avenue of demanding money on unsubstantiated claims-- and then writing retaliatory reviews--look elsewhere. For everyone else I hope you will see our dozens of 4 and 5 star reviews on The Hemlock House, as well as our four other properties and be assured that you are in good hands when you stay with us--even when a problem does arise. Thanks!
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5

Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, clean, and secluded. Perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A fun and amazing trip

  • 5 of 5

A total of 4 families and 12 people came for the Memorial Day Weekend getaway. The house is spacious, kids had so fun in the basement play area. Plenty of activities to do within 30 minutes of drive. We had some issues with the microwave and were able to reach the owner quickly. Thank you Brett for your wonderful house, we had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unhappily surprised upon our arrival, NOT clean!

  • 2 of 5

The ratings on this vacation rental are mostly good, the size and accommodations great for a get-a-way. For our group it was in a good location for what we wanted to do but we were surprised to find it less then clean upon our arrival. The floors had not been mopped in a long time some of them were not even swept. The beds and linens seemed clean (thankfully). The whole house needs a spring cleaning. There are dirty handprints on walls and dust/dirt built up on floorboards and other surfaces. The hot tub was dirty inside, on top of the cover and all around it. We were limited on time and just stayed anyway but we felt like the late check in time(7pm because it was Sunday and the cleaning service needed time to get in there) and cleaning fee a bit much for the place not being clean. Maybe the owner should be informed if he's paying for a cleaning service they are doing a very poor job. As I said before, the size and amenities are nice. There is lots of room to move around inside the house. The linens seemed clean. And we were out enjoying hiking at the state parks during the day so we enjoyed our time in the area anyway. Our stay was from Sunday April 30-Tuesday May 2 2017

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To all of our prospective guests: We hope you will consider the 250+ 4 and 5 star reviews we have on Homeaway with our five houses as evidence that we are a professional outfit. We are not in the business of delivering guests an unclean house. Cleaning complaints are rare, which you will see if you read our other reviews. I can't speak to this case--this concern was never brought to my attention until the review was published--but what I can say is that we are extremely responsive to issues when they occur, and strive to make things right. We do not use a cleaning service; our staff is employed directly by us, and they take pride in the houses and their work. At each turnover our houses are vacuumed with commercial vacuum cleaners and mopped thoroughly. We launder all linens and towels. The hot tubs are drained, sanitized, and filled with fresh water each and every time new guests arrive. The interior of this house receives a fresh coat of paint every year in the spring. We are family owned and run, and have strived to be the best in the business since 2005. We hope you will consider this and give us a chance to help you have a great vacation at a reasonable price. Many Thanks--Brett
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Newark--EWR
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pecks Pond Inn
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Tanglewood
Car: necessary

There is a huge area of public land, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and forest surrounding the property. Nearby you'll find the Mountain Laurel Center with concerts and events, Pecks Pond, where you can see Bald Eagles, rent boats and fish, or eat at the historic Pecks Pond Inn. Lake Wallenpaupack, the third largest body of water in PA, is 20 minutes away. High Knob, one of the highest mountains in the Poconos, is just a few minutes away. Numerous ski areas, golf courses, paintball, boating, hiking, ATV and Snowmobile trails, waterfalls, and more are all in the nearby area. Milford, Stroudsburg, Matamoras, and Hawley are all about 20-30 minutes away. This property is located centrally in the Poconos so you are within a reasonable drive of almost all of the attractions. What is most unique about this property is that it is not in a gated community, unlike most Pocono vacation rentals, so you can enjoy real seclusion while still being close to civilization.

As for skiing, the great thing about this location is that you are right in the middle of most of the Pocono ski areas. We get a lot of skiers who want to visit a different area every day. Tanglewood is only 12 miles away, about a 20 minute drive. You are also within 30 miles of Shawnee, Camelback, Mountain Creek, Big Bear, Alpine Mountain, Fernwood, and even Sno Mountain in Scranton is not out of reach.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $300

Minimum age requirement 25
Holiday Rates are higher and are quoted on a custom basis.
Monday-Friday Check In time is 4pm. Sunday Check In time is 7pm.
Monday-Friday Check Out time is 11am. Sunday Check Out time is 3pm.
***Please note that we do not allow Saturday arrivals or departures***
Pets Welcome! ($40 pet fee applies)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.