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Fern Hall Private Estate near Elk Mountain Skiing

SuperhostClifford, Pennsylvania, United States
Entire house hosted by Melanie
16 guests9 bedrooms16 beds7 bathrooms
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Enjoy 12,000 square feet of stately, historic mansion warmed with touches such as premium bedding and Nest air monitoring. Spring-fed lake with private boathouse, mountain scenery, hiking, eagles and 10 acres of privacy. Just minutes to Elk Mountain Ski Resort in UnionDale.
Your hosts, who live nearby nurturing the adjacent 100 acre sheep farm, invite you for a breath of fresh air. Enjoy time with family or friends. The country beckons, just 2.5 hours from NYC or Philadelphia.

The space
Fern Hall, named for the lush greenery found on the 100+ acres, was crafted from local stone in 1916. Located in the town of Clifford, it sits between Crystal Lake the majestic Endless Mountains. The upper stone patios have stunning views of the mountains, farm and lake. You'll have complete privacy, natural spaces and a view of the organic sheep farm. The wooden boathouse has soaring ceilings, wooden patio and 75 feet of private lakefront.

Welcome to the former family homestead of the Johnson family. The Johnson family dining room is accented with the original leaded glass doors by Dorflinger Glass Works. Many of the bathroom features are original as are the windows. We've updated bathrooms with new fixtures and Toto commodes. The kitchen still retains the original built-in wooden ice boxes which used to be stocked by ice cut from Crystal Lake. The kitchen updates include farm house sink, wolf stove, new appliances and gathering island.

The bronze wall sconces and chandeliers by Tiffany, one of the first electric lifts in the area, the marble and ivory floors and the chestnut woodwork are all original.

For larger groups, there is a second historic home on the property available to rent with Fern Hall (for gatherings greater than 24). It has four bedrooms and 1.5 bath and is adjacent to the estate house with trees for privacy and a view of the lake from upstairs.

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Guest access
Guests have the entire estate to themselves. You'll have access to 10 acres of yard space with weeping beach, four outdoor covered patio areas and a private boathouse for your swimming and lake recreation.

Other things to note
High speed internet provided by Adams cable service.
Enjoy 12,000 square feet of stately, historic mansion warmed with touches such as premium bedding and Nest air monitoring. Spring-fed lake with private boathouse, mountain scenery, hiking, eagles and 10 acres of privacy. Just minutes to Elk Mountain Ski Resort in UnionDale.
Your hosts, who live nearby nurturing the adjacent 100 acre sheep farm, invite you for a breath of fresh air. Enjoy time with family or…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 6
1 double bed
Bedroom 7
2 double beds
Bedroom 8
2 double beds
Bedroom 9
2 queen beds

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Iron
Hangers
TV
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Dryer

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Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States

Located in Clifford Township, Crystal Lake is a private 45-acre lake community nestled in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. The Estate property adjoins an organic sheep farm. The Lake community boasts two restaurants (one with outdoor lake dining), delivery, grocery store and year-round seasonal fun including golfing, fishing, hiking/skiing at Elk Mountain and horseback riding. Guests can enjoy a ~3-mile walk around the lake, a peaceful canoe ride, swimming in clear water and relaxing afternoons at the Estate's boathouse. Kayaks are for your use at the boathouse. You can hike or bike the Rails Trails located ~4 miles from the estate.
Located in Clifford Township, Crystal Lake is a private 45-acre lake community nestled in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. The Estate property adjoins an organic sheep farm. The Lake community b…

Hosted by Melanie

Joined in February 2019
  • 47 Reviews
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We are recovering high tech professionals who live nearby. We have been renovating the historic property. We're also reintroducing sheep to the estate. We have some experience as shepherds, as we have a family sheep farm in Ireland, where my husband was hatched. Join us for a breath of fresh air.
We are recovering high tech professionals who live nearby. We have been renovating the historic property. We're also reintroducing sheep to the estate. We have some experience as s…
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Check out: 13:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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