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Blakeslee Forest Retreat w/ Fire Pit & Deck!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Make the most of your time in the Pocono Mountains when you stay at this 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental house that sleeps 8 guests. The traditional decor and charm of this cozy getaway are sure to help you unwind in style. Your nearest neighbors will be deer wandering across the spacious yard, though the attractions of Blakeslee and the Poconos lie just steps away. Find scenic beauty and outdoor adventure for all seasons in the nearby nature parks or out on Jack Frost Mountain Resort.


Master Bedroom: King Bed, Twin Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed, Pullout Twin Bed | Living Room: Pullout Bed | Additional Sleeping: Inflatable Mattress Upon Request

This forest retreat boasts 1,300 square feet of traditional charm, with hardwood floors and exposed beams detailing the ceiling. Wall-to-wall grid windows expose a panoramic view of the backyard and let the natural light flood in to emphasize the spacious open floor plan.

Take a seat on the stylish suede couches in the living room as your group settles around the wood-burning fireplace. Soak in the view from the windows while you plan your next trip out into the mountains using the wireless internet access. Around the corner, you can watch a movie on the flat-screen Smart TV.

The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare a home-cooked meal. Spacious countertops and shiplap cupboards feature on the peninsula, where you can also pull up a seat. Eat around the craftsman-style hardwood dining table, where the wall-to-wall windows create a beautiful dining setting.

Step through the French doors to relax out on the deck or in the Adirondack chairs on the screened-in porch. As the stars begin to appear, gather around the stone fire pit and reflect on another unforgettable day in the Pocono Mountains.

Retreat to the master bedroom and head into the en-suite bathroom to soak away your worries in the freestanding bathtub or glass-enclosed walk-in shower. Sink into the plush king bed for a blissful night's sleep as your travel companion dozes off in the nearby twin bed.


The Poconos adventures begin in the backyard of your vacation property. The Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area awaits just behind the property and features the powerful Tobyhanna Falls a few minutes walk away. Hickory Run State Park is 18 miles away and is among the many nearby parks that promise a full day of exploring.

The region boasts some of the best whitewater rafting in the Northeast so be sure to book a trip with Pocono Whitewater or one of the many other guide companies for a great day out in the mountains. For a change of pace, the historic town of Jim Thorpe is 25 miles away and promises an immersive history experience.

Make sure to eat at local favorite Chat-n-Chew Cafe before heading out for a day on the slopes at Camelback Mountain Resort or Jack Frost Mountain Resort. Both parks have activities for every season and Kalahari Water Park - America's largest indoor water park - offers activities for kids of all ages.

Adventurous types will find that Skirmish Paintball and Pocono Raceway both offer a great day's worth of activities. Make sure to stop at one of the nearby breweries for a pint and a delicious meal on your way home.


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, free WiFi, washer and dryer, wood-burning fireplace (guests must provide own firewood), flat-screen Smart TV, DVD Player, CD collection with over 800 CDs, charcoal grill, deck, screened-in porch, fire pit, private backyard, driveway parking for 4 vehicles and more

- Peaceful Poconos location - Set in the town of Blakeslee on a private forested lot, this house lets you relax in privacy but is still located close to attractions like Jack Frost and Camelback Mountain Resorts, nature preserves and the best of the Poconos

- Nearest Commercial Airport-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport - 100 Terminal Road, Avoca, PA 18641, (~24.5 miles away)


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- No events, parties or large gatherings

- Please bring your own linens and towels

- An air mattress is available upon request for additional sleeping space

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Photo ID may be required upon check-in

More Details

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a lovely time in the house – everything was so clean and quiet around the property. Had a great time with the smores by the firepit at night.

Will come here again, kids loved it.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Blakeslee around the Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking


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Blakeslee Forest Retreat w/ Fire Pit & Deck!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews
Dumont, NJ

Perfect spot for our weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I needed a spot close to the house our kids were renting in brier woods and the Quigley House was beautiful. Along with two other parents we especially enjoyed the evening by the fire pit and we were only 10 minutes from the kids in case of emergency. I will definitely be recommending this property for other parents moving forward.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time in Chris's cabin. The place is beautiful - lots of windows, great kitchen, cozy rooms. The setting can't be beat - its on the edge of a nature preserve with absolutely no neighbors and nothing to see but wilderness, and at the same time its only a few minute drive to a grocery, CVS, etc. We really enjoyed the firepit and BBQ as well. I highly recommend exploring the woods, especially nearby Tobyhanna Falls (about a 10 minute walk).

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacob, Glad you enjoyed despite the freezing weather
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Perfect Getaway Spot!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I were looking for a place to get away from all the calls, events and emails from our work and wedding plans. This house was perfect, close to lake harmony, Jim Thorpe and can walk through the back yards to trails that lead to a beautiful waterfall. The house is gorgeous, plenty of room for whole families. The owner Chris answered questions in seconds and made the check in and out stressfree

Definitely will book again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 4 of 5

A long weekend at this adorable place in Blakeslee, PA was just what we needed. Perfect location to relax. Beautiful location and gorgeous view. Nice, quiet, and clean. Check-in and check out were very convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caroline O

  • 5 of 5

The house is comfortable and clean. My family and I spent most of our time in screened in porch. The location of the house is private but yet close to white water rafting and stores. The master bathroom is modern. The technology in the house including the wifi and locking system is cutting edge.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great & Secluded

  • 5 of 5

Not having any other neighbors or people to see around the property was a joy coming from NYC. Weather was great and just hanging around the fire pit was great.

Owner responded right away to all calls & texts. Great having the house surround sound and music playing inside and outside. Will stay here again with the family

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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