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Sylvania Country Lodging
Reviewed 26 June 2013

We stayed the weekend at the Bluestone cottage; we are still amazed at how beautiful the place is. If you are looking for a quiet getaway this is the place for you. The cottage was extremely clean and well kept, the grounds are awesome everything you need is available to you, it’s your own private retreat away from it all. We have no regrets booking with Sylvania Tree Farm we plan to return again next time we will stay even longer.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

COTTAGE - My fiance and I stayed at the Brookside cottage for a weekend and were absolutely blown away. The cottage is immaculate! The layout is open and spacey with huge windows that overlook the brook. The fireplace can be viewed from both the kitchen/livingroom side and the bedroom/bathroom side. Ample wood is supplied. There is heat in case you do not want to light a fire. There is a jacuzzi bathtub, a screeened in deck and an outside deck. I would def recommend a couple stay here. The brook itself was awesome. It's powerful enought that you can hear it with the doors closed and it's best in the morning w/ a cup of coffee. Each cabin has it's own personal fire pit which we sat around for hours. You do have to bring your own food and drinks, there is no restaurant on site. A BBQ is provided.

HIKING - the trails are not easy by any means but are not challenging to the point you want to quit. The ONLY recommendation I may have is for the trail markers to be updated. It's easy in the spring when the foliage defines the trail, but in Nov when the leaves are down it was very difficult to navigate w/out markers.

PRIVACY - We went in November so the leaves were already off the trees enabling us to see some of the other cabins. The cabins were still far enough away that it didn't matter so don't worry. If you went during spring, summer or fall you would not be able to see them at all.

OWNERS - Jane is remarkable. Our fireplace was set up ready to go upon arrival. The cottage stocked w/ ample pots, pans, silverware, etc. She came by the cabin when we first arrived to show us how everything worked and to explain the trails. She left saying have a great big fire in the fire pit and we didn't see her until we checked out. That's not to say she was not there. She came around the second day and provided more wood for our fire pit so when we came back from our hike it was there, however, it shows she really tries to be non intrusive as an owner and just let you enjoy her property.

OVERALL - I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get away for a weekend. I can tell it's def a well kept secret. We will be going back for sure.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

The property is beautiful. Set in the Pocono's with complete seclusion. No noises or city lights to bother you. We stayed in the Hermitage House which feels secluded from the rest of the houses. The hot tub inside the screened in porch was not working, so another one was brought in and set on the back porch for use. This was not a problem for us as it was fall and there were no insects out. The house is stocked of all your basics; pots and pans, silverware and serving dishes, pretty much all you would need to prepare a meal. Firewood was supplied and when we ran low, more was provided and at no charge. The closest stores for supplies are about a 20 min drive away, so I would suggest stopping on the way in. The house was very clean and we were not disappointed. A variety of trails on the property were fun to hike. The owners, John and Jane, were very nice and helpful! We would recommend this trip to family and friends! If you ave any questions, feel free to contact me.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

We stayed for the weekend at the warren cottage. This home was beautiful. We would stay at any of the McKay homes. They are beautiful and they set us up with everything needed. It was our friends birthday and the owner Jane left her sunflowers! Home was so comfortable, clean and then we spent time by the river. This water was outstanding. They have a secluded spot for you to go with chairs and easy access to the river. What a wonderful weekend we had and cannot wait to go back again.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2012 via mobile

We have been coming here for over 10 years. The owners are wonderful people and their cottages are VERY clean and beautifully positioned in the woods for privacy. We have even camped here and loved it!! Great for families, couples, or reunions. Very Respectible.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

Our own lodge, with a fireplace and hot tub, access to the delaware river with kayaks and canoes, a family of deer protecting our property, birds songs all day and complete privacy. What more could you want? This is a well cared for Lodging and we hope to go back.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

This is my fourth visit to Sylvania, and I hope to return every year. Everything about the place is just right - the scenery, the peace and solitude, the accomodations, and the hosts. I don't know if it's the mountain air, the Mast Hope Brook shushing by, or the fact that I spent most of my days hiking, but I got some of the best sleep I've ever had in Brookside. There's plenty to do on and off the property -- this trip, I hiked the trails at Shohola and Raymondskill Falls, and both places were incredible. I'm already daydreaming about coming back next year.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Sylvania Country Lodging

Address: 112 Masthope Ave, Lackawaxen, PA 18435-9776
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Lackawaxen
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Lackawaxen
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sylvania Country Lodging is a 1200 acre private estate on the upper Delaware River, rich in history, legends and natural beauty. The extensive acreage of Sylvania and its unspoiled condition offers exceptional opportunities to explore nature and enjoy the peace and solitude of the woods. Enjoy time with family and friends by doing some fishing, relaxing in a hammock or sitting around a campfire. ... more   less 

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