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 rocking chairs. A stone and steel custom fireplace for heat and ambience. An electric heater keeps a base temperature. The space is private and secluded from the main house, but just up a small hill. A private bathroom and shower are located in the main house. 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 (from our chicken), coffee, teas and orange juice are always available free for guests. The property is lit at night and our new 8" reflector telescope will give you an amazing view of 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 for night fires. 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. An outdoor pizza oven is available for cooking. 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 prepare an information package tailored 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, kitchen in the main house, out door kitchen opens this spring, outdoor cooking area on the decks. Bagels, eggs, coffee, teas and orange juice are always available free for guests. A wood kiln to fire pottery as of May, lounge chairs, large fire pit, forest trails and a sky lantern tutorial if you like.
We now have an 8" Dobsonian reflector telescope for viewing the stars and planets. When the moon is down and the atmosphere is clear, it is amazing. The stars drip from the night sky with no ambient light. The first time you see the Crab Nebula, you'll be blown away. The moon, it's like you are there. Saturn is stunning. A great way to get personal with our dark skies.
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
Tom and Carol went above and beyond as hosts. Their attention to all the small details and concern for our comfort truly impressed. The woodland sanctuary, marked by numerous visual fascinations, provided for a wonderful, restorative retreat.
Tom and his wife are great, polite, folks. I can't recommend this cabin enough. His property is as gorgeous as advertised.
Our three nights at Tom's cabin were exactly what we were looking for. The property, even when blanketed with snow, was very beautiful and the sculptures provided much to be explored. Tom and Carol are extremely kind and accommodating hosts who made sure we had everything we could possibly need and gave us a thorough description on the area. We were greeted with a warm room, a wine bottle, fresh water in the hot tub and plenty of friendly animals. Definitely recommend and intend to return!
Tom and Carol are wonderful hosts. We felt welcome to share their kitchen and company in their home, and free to do our own thing, on our own time. The cabin is beautiful, clean and cozy- hooked up with everything you need. A blazing fire with ample firewood, comfortable bed, beautiful art, books, lots of light and a bluetooth speaker system. The grounds are an absolute inspiration- Tom's work populates the landscape making it a marvelous place to explore. We enjoyed the jacuzzi at night, and the sauna during the day. We fell in love with Chloe the beautiful black lab, and fell in love with each other again being in such a blissful place. We'll be back in the summer!
Staying at Tom's cabin was a great experience! The cabin was cozy and stayed so warm with the fireplace--it was definitely fun for us to tend to our own fire! There was also a sauna, which was fantastic and a hot tub, which we didn't take advantage of because of how cold it was but definitely next time! Outdoor sculpture lines the grounds and there is even an aviary! So cool. Tom and Carol were gracious hosts and we look forward to staying with them again when the weather gets warmer! The property is absolutely beautiful!
Our stay at Tom and Carol's cabin surpassed our expectations in every way. Although our stay was brief, they created an ambiance and a truly welcoming environment that allowed our overnight stay to feel like a mini vacation. The environment is serene and overflowing with creative energy. The property was blanketed in several inches of snow, which created this surreal winter wonderland that was as stunning at sunset as it was when the sun started creeping through the trees and reflecting off the snow early in morning. Aside from the beauty and the welcoming, laid back demeanor of our hosts, we were extremely impressed by the fact that Tom and Carol have literally thought of everything. I consider myself a bit of a perfectionist and I was impressed at every little detail that went into creating a seamless and relaxing visitor experience. Extra kudos for the Bluetooth speakers, perched high enough to maximize the acoustic experience of the octagon shaped cabin. We regret not being able to spend more time chatting with our hosts but they were super laid back and accommodating of our needs. We had dinner at Glass (located in Ledges Hotel), which was one of the most unique dining experiences we have ever had. It was (email hidden)ke an underground ice cave! It was an incredible mix of old stone and wood and modern,sleek design. Everything about our stay was lovely and I can't say enough nice things about our hosts and their funky little piece of paradise nestled in the woods.
the greatest thing about airbnb is being able to meet, inspiring people like tom and carol. the property was a wonderland of handmade experiences for us to enjoy, down to the bundles of wood set aside for us to burn. they really understood the consideration, and the sharing, that makes real hospitality such a pleasure for both guests and hosts alike. we used the spa, the hot tub, their kitchen, and their guidebooks and maps to get around the pike area, everything was just 5 star ++. an outside cat circled our cabin in the mornings but was too polite to come inside. cloe, their 2yo labrador was a real charmer. there's an aviary full of birds on the property for crying out loud! thanks so much guys, we'll be back soon!
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.