About this listing
The Cabin is 12 sided. Tucked into the woods, accessed by a meandering board walk; which connects the sauna, decks over looking falls and ponds. It is lush in the summer, sparkling in winter, bouncing colors all fall and humming with birds in spring.
The guest Cabin being offered. View from a joining stone deck. Access is by wooden boardwalks. It has 4 windows and 2 doors, fireplace and queen bed.
Stay at the Sculpture Park and Studio property of the Artist Tom Holmes and his wife Carol. The main cabin is 12 sided, one room, 14 feet across, about 160 sq. ft. There is a high quality, top of the line, new foam gel bed, "Queen".... 60"x80", small dresser and small table. Cathedral ceiling with fan. Two small cushy chairs. A stone and steel custom fireplace for heat and ambiance. An electric heater keeps a base temperature. The space is private and secluded from the main house, but just up a small hill. A separate building, private bathroom and shower are connected to the cabin. An outdoor hot and cold shower is available when weather permits. There is use of a sauna attached by board walk. Wood fired. Made from cedar, marble and glass block. The hot tub is always ready to go. Bagels, organic eggs (sometimes from our chicken), coffee, teas and orange juice are always available free for guests. The property is lit at night and our an 8" reflector telescope is available (website hidden)rmitting to view the moon.
The decks over looking the ponds and waterfalls are available to relax and cook on. All wood is provided with cast iron cookware. A larger fire pit is available and private to the cabin. 50 attached acres of woods can be explored.
Sculpture is everywhere. There is art and life to be discovered. The aviary holds 50 pigeons that float over the property during the day. Lakes streams and rivers abound in the local area. Let Tom and Carol be your guides to the Northeast Poconos and surrounding areas. Visit Tom's site tomholmes..... to get a feel for his sculpture.
We are 2 hours from NYC. More depending on traffic.... 85 miles from the tunnels into NJ, about 100 miles up Rt 87 to Rt 84.
Some attractions are Ledges and Settler's Inn Restaurant over looking the water falls. Historic Milford. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Storm King, DIA of Beacon NY... one hour away.
Area farmers markets, farm to table experiences, Harmony Presents concerts, Antiques, pristine lakes to canoe or kayak, like Shohola Falls. The Delaware River is 10 minutes from the house and offers tubing, fishing and trails. Tell us your interests and we will help you tailor activities to your needs.
Terms to search: Pike County PA, Delaware Parks, Sullivan County NY, Beacon NY, Woodstock NY, New Paltz NY, Milford PA
Smoking allowed, just not in the cabin..... covered areas abound. Thanks
Guests have access to a hot tub, sauna, out door shower seasonally, The out door kitchen is private to the cabin. Our kitchen in the main house is always available year round. Also an outdoor cooking area on the decks. Bagels, eggs, coffee, teas and orange juice are always available free for guests. Lounge chairs, large fire pit, and forest trails.
Interaction with Guests
We give you as much privacy as you like. Come and go as you please. Ask questions or hole up reading in the cabin. Cook in or go out to a restaurant. Mix it up and have fun.
We are very rural here. Lots of woods, streams, ponds, rivers and waterfalls; not to many neighbors. Hawley north of us and Milford south are about 10 miles each direction. At night the silence buzzes. The sky's are big and the sun sets slow.
There is limited public transit here being a rural environment. A bus stops in Milford, Lords Valley and in Hawley PA. A train comes from NY to Port Jervis. Check the Port Authority schedule if needed. Taxi service is hit or miss, believe it or not. A car is recommended, but we will pick you up if needed.
Other Things to Note
use g..o.o.l..e only to map GPS to the house... I will send a pin after you book.
Apple and GPS sometimes auto corrects to the wrong address.
The rules are simple. Respect the care for which this property was built by Tom. Leave it as you found it. Respect the art and nature that surrounds this home space.
No Smoking in the cabin or bathroom. Ash trays provided for, use covered areas.
Park in the driveway in such a manner as other vehicles can come and go freely.
Compost all food waste, bins provided. Recycle all glass, paper, #1,2 plastic. Rinse all items first. All un-recyclable waste needs to be rinsed before being thrown out. Take with you what you can or came in with if possible.
Kitchen utensils, plates, cups etc. are available, no problem. Please wash what you use and return to original place... Thanks
We had a great stay at Tom's cabin. He and Carol were great hosts. Everything on the profile was accurate. Space was very comfortable, and the property was fantastic, with many different areas to relax in nature. We will be back same time next year for camp Visiting Day in the area. Highly recommended. Thanks to Tom and Carol!
We had an amazing experience. Everything was super clean and beautiful. The grounds and the amenities are much nicer than described. We're planning to book again. Tom and his wife are really nice people and very helpful.
We had a wonderful weekend at Tom's Cabin. You get our own private Storm King to explore - we kept discovering sculptures scattered around the woods. The Cabin is very nice, cozy and clean. We enjoyed the outdoor kitchen, the fountains, the hammock, fire pit and jacuzzi. Tom and Carol were great host - we hope to stay with them again.
I wish we were still there! Our vacation was a wonderful experience mostly due to the warmth and friendliness of our awesome hosts, Carol and Tom! They made us feel like we were part of their family, we enjoyed our talks and laughter, there was never a dull moment during our stay! Tom's art is amazing, we were so fortunate to witness a few of his great pieces in the making. The property is warm and inviting, the cabin is cozy and charming, we enjoyed cooking in the outdoor kitchen, loved the hot tub, outdoor shower and sauna! Dinners in the "soon to be living room" were exquisite and we always looked forward to dine in the company of our gracious hosts! Loved all of our hosts pets, The Chicken entertained us to no end! We highly recommend this magical fusion of nature and art to all nature lovers! thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything! We will definitely come back! By then, have the sheep ready, Tom!!!! :)
This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind place to stay. The guests have access to a private bedroom "cabin" ("cabin" is an understatement--it is a beautiful, 12-sided bedroom with an indoor fireplace), a private bathroom cabin with a big shower, a very convenient and beautiful outdoor kitchen, a sauna cabin (!), an outdoor seating area by a pond, a hammock, and a jacuzzi. There a re also plenty of fire pits, grills, and other ways to enjoy a fire in the outdoors. Tom built all of it himself. The garden area is filled with Tom's sculptures (which are beautiful too), and there's also an aviary with fancy pigeons. The family dog, kitty and pet chicken are all very friendly. The house is in a quiet neighborhood in a woodsy, peaceful, secluded area. The Holmes are very warm, kind, welcoming hosts. Perfect for a romantic break in the outdoors.
A wonderful host and a very unique experience. We hope to return in another season!
About the Host, Tom
We respect your privacy. We will interact as much or as little as you prefer. Quit time or a meal together. Come and go as you please. We strive to make your visit a pleasurable and memorable experience.
Tom Holmes is a sculptor working in stone, metal, wood, light, ice and water. He works seasonally, tracking the
weather. Different temperatures demand independent responses to materials and approaches. "Ice follows the
freezing mark of winter, stone and steel the exterior work space of summer. Spring begins the search for materials
and fall settles all debts; emotional, physical and intellectual."
I refer to myself as a blue collar artist. I work all the time and make things. There is always something going on around here. It makes for an interesting visit. My wife Carol and I are strongly bound life partners. We enjoy our time together, over 25 years now. Carol, cooks, reads every day, knits professionally and tends the gardens. She is a seventh grade science teacher. I am also a musician, drummer and instrument builder. We love to cook. Meals are an elixir in life. Stretched out with good conversation.
We are ocean people and travel to Ocracoke NC nearly every summer to swim in the ocean and relax on the beach. Here we kayak, hike and explore the streams, rivers and lakes. We are dog people and Chloe is a cherished, spoiled member of the family. We also keep a slider turtle, finches, pigeons, and an outdoor cat that showed up 2 years ago. Your pets are all welcome.