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.
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 private bathroom and shower are located just next to the cabin, attached by a walkway. The bath is 10 feet from the cabin. It is tiled with radiant heat in the floor; trimmed in cedar. Super warm in the colder weather. 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. Organic eggs (sometimes from our chicken), coffee, teas are always available free for guests. The property is lit at night.
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 overlooking 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, outdoor shower seasonally. The outdoor 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. Eggs, coffee, teas 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 too 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.g 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, plastics. 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 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 retired 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.