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Neil Brown

Member since: 2006
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Amish-built Chalet In Ski, Rafting And Bike Riding Area - Brand New!

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Hickory Hills holiday chalet

6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms With Jet Tub, 2 Gas Fireplaces, Hot Tub & Pool Table

3-level chalet with 6 bedrooms, two gas fireplaces, dry bar, hot tub, gas grill, fire pit, skylighted bedroom and bathroom, large side porch, and deck. 1 king size log bed, 4 single log beds, 2 queen log beds, and 2 full log beds plus futon. Upper level full bathroom, main level full bathroom with jet tub and lower level with full bathroom. Hot tub located on deck runs 365 days per year - 24/7..

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Neil Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Neil Brown

I am a retired Bloomsburg University professor. I grew up in Laureldale, PA and loved playing sports in school. Served in the USMC and then attended Kutztown University, Lehigh University and Temple University where I received a doctorate. My wife is a retired 1st grade teacher - taught in the Bethlehem Area School District for 37 years.

We especially enjoy college basketball and attend a number of games each year around the country. Our current home is in Bethlehem, PA and we enjoy staying in the Poconos very much.

Neil Brown purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Neil Brown chose Pennsylvania

I loved vacationing and visiting the Poconos my entire lifetime. An Amish friend of mine designed and constructed a log home for us. We were not there enough and thought other people might enjoy staying in our vacation home. Since then, we now have 3 chalets available for people to enjoy as much as we do.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is located on a mountain top near the Lehigh River Gorge. The gorge is noted for rafting, fishing, hiking and biking.

This is a historic area - the Industrial Revolution began along the Lehigh River. There are many attractions in the area - too many to mention. However, if you want to do absolutely nothing it is also the perfect place.


based on 21 traveller reviews

Amish-built Chalet In Ski, Rafting And Bike Riding Area - Brand New!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Zion Grove

Phenominal property

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that we have spent Women's Weekend at this property. The ladies in my family could not be more pleased. The property is super clean & well maintained. Everything you need is provided. Our family of 12 had plenty of room & lots to do the entire weekend. Our favorite part is the fire pit. We already have plans to return next year. You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay here. Thank you Neil.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property, Completely Turnkey!

  • 5 of 5

This Chalet is absolutely beautiful. This is the only home I have ever rented in which I didn't have to clean a single thing upon arrival, it was immaculate! Everything is provided for you and the owner and support staff are so friendly and helpful. It comfortably fit my large family of 13 with plenty of beds and room to spare. We stayed in summer and I can only imagine how beautiful the surrounding yard looks in the fall, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Chalet in the Poconos

  • 4 of 5

This Chalet was awesome and the owner was super helpful and made our stay a sincere pleasure!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better home. The property is well maintained with great amenities. Everything was perfect. We are already planning our next weekend here in the fall.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views lots of space awesome rental!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us went to the chalet for a co worker getaway! The house was amazing plenty of Windows and deck space to enjoy the views! Everything was stocked and clean for us and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! Neal is easy to deal with and he answers any questions quickly and efficiently! Would definitely use Neal again in the future!! Overall great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home and New Year's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Better than the pictures! This home is gorgeous, exceptionally clean, everything that was needed was there. They even had little towel animals made in each bathroom and little candies. It was the best home I've ever stayed in. Neil and his cleaning/maintenance staff were very accommodating, checking in making sure everything was ok, and providing us with information for the area. We got a little lost getting there, but the cleaning service was still at the house and they waited for us to arrive to make sure we got to the right house which was very nice. We had 15 adults in the house and we all slept comfortably. I have ZERO complaints and definitely will go back to this house, maybe even make it a tradition :)

Thank you Neil and team for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Powerhouse Restaurant and Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mountain Laurel Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Forks Restaurant
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Resorts (2)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Hickory Hills, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
December weekend
9 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
29 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King
13 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
3 Feb 2017 - 6 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Weekend
17 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$671
cleaning fee A$201
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Hickory Hills

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
  • Log beds in each bedroom plus 2 single log beds in loft area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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