|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
There is an in ground swimming pool, an 11 acre lake to fish, paddle boat, canoe, row in, bring rackets & balls to play on the tennis court, shoot balls into the basketball hoop, hit golf balls up into the big field. Volley ball & net, horse shoe pits, big fire pit by lake, game room with ping pong, table shuffle board, card table, fire place & refrigerator/freezer + counter space to store all of your BYOB & snacks. Main house has nice pine dining room, library, living room with fire place. Relax by the pool, read on one of our 2 big lake swings, make s'mores at the fire pit by the lake, play board games in the game room, nap in the hammock, converse in the living room, & enjoy great meals prepared family style using many of our fresh herbs & veggies from the garden. Home made breads & deserts people can't wait to come back for!!
***We are NOT 'Prom Friendly'****
Mark & Mary Crouthamel have been running this Farm & Guest House since 2001 - a continuation since 1885. Mary grew up near Buffalo, NY & Mark grew up right thru the woods here on Lake Wallenpaupack. They met in college at Johnson & Wales University & post graduation, moved back here to Mark's home town. They have 3 kids, one living in Princeton, NJ, one in college, & one in high school. They love the outdoors, cooking - great food - gardening - organic, skiing - down hill, running, farming, & they love to meet new people!
We run the farm & guest houses on this property because it's beautiful, peaceful & 'back to nature'.
This property is very family oriented & unique in that there is not much technology for entertainment. We have games which are interactive - horse shoes, ping pong, table shuffle board, etc. The fishing is great. We still use the old fashioned way to call everyone in for meals - a bell!
As for "Farm to Table" being something "new" - we laugh about the "newness" of it - that's how it's always been prepared here - farm to table - as it should be!
Existence of such a heavenly and natural abode in such close proximity to the hullabaloo of NY made us realize the urban evocation of a farmhouse can be so enriching. This was much needed and we enjoyed our stay for each moment it was worth. The service rendered to customers was fabulous and the dining experience unique, needless to say. What counted and really moved us was the staff camaraderie and the way they took care of minute details to make our stay comfortable and extra efforts to make us feel at home. The tiny tots also enjoyed to their heart’s content and we would rate this stay one of the finest and coziest undertaken so far making Summer of 2012 very memorable. We haven't had enough and we are all hoping we derive yet another opportunity to visit Palmyra during the fall.
This farm in the Poconos near Lake Wallenpaupack provided the perfect spot for our family reunion. The kids were entertained with the lake, boats, fishing, swimming, games, and farm animals close by so the adults could find time to sit and talk or exercise. A projector was available so that we could watch family videos on a large screen. Had it rained during the week, there was plenty to do in the game room, including games, ping pong, shuffleboard, piano, etc. (we also brought crafts and some other games too.)
The rooms were a bit tight, and the farmhouse is old. If you're expecting a five star hotel room, this is not the place for you. However, the food really was five star. Each meal was multi-course and higher quality than most restaurants. And the service was five star. The Crouthamels are fun and attentive.
Each night we were allowed to make a fire in the fire pit by the lake if we wanted to. Seating is plentiful for the entire family by the fire pit. We had some wonderful gatherings down there. We brought our bikes and enjoyed biking around the farm and at the Promised Land State Park nearby. Runners in the family jogged up the long driveway and on the road.
Our reunion included field trips to Mark's Ice Works and the Scranton Coal Mine Tour. Scranton itself is very interesting to drive through--wonderful architecture. Mark and Mary provided lunch in large coolers for the entire family when we went to Scranton.
The farm animals were fun--the horses were friendly and wandered freely through the yard. The kids were allowed to brush them and pet them whenever they wanted. A few chickens also were free ranging and the kids could catch them. We found salamanders in the woods with the help of the Crouthamel's son.
For sports enthusiasts, there was tennis, basketball, and volleyball.
If I could give more than five stars to Mark, Mary, and their family and staff, I would. This was a fun, restful, magical reunion. We relaxed while our food was cooked, beds made, bathrooms cleaned each day, dishes done, new towels provided. I'm sure they worked hard, but were always smiling and helpful!
Just a couple of notes: If you go, you need to bring your own pool towels. It would be a great idea to also bring extra fishing rods so each kid had one . . . or buy more there in the local shop. I scheduled the coal mine tour in advance for a large group.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add A$97 per night, per additional guest|
$74 per night is per adult. This includes 3 meals. It does not include tax or gratuity. We have lesser rates for children.
Send deposit and then remainder is due upon arrival.