Upscale, Lakefront Rental Located in the Pocono Mountains' Private Community of Towamensing Trails.

We call this a home, because it’s a place we spend a lot of time making memories with family and friends. So, although we rent on a limited basis, it is indeed our home. The benefit to you, our potential guest, is that you will be staying in a well cared for house that truly feels like a home—not a rental. We rent to families and their extended families, to executives looking to impress clients, or to small groups looking for a nice getaway. We DO NOT rent to large groups of twenty-somethings looking to have a giant party. If that’s what you’re looking for, move on, as this upscale property is not for you. Roughly 1.5 hours from Philadelphia & NYC, our home is conveniently located in the Pocono Mountains just minutes from major attractions, including Big Boulder/Jack Frost Ski Resorts, Mount Airy Casino, H2O Indoor Water Park, Camelback Ski & Water Park, Pocono Raceway, Penn’s Peak Entertainment Venue, Crossings Premium Outlets, Jim Thorpe, whitewater rafting, paintball, state game lands, and much more (see ATTRACTIONS on But perhaps the property’s most distinguishing feature is the 135 feet of beautiful lake frontage on crystal clear, spring-fed, 195 acre Lake Towamensing. It has a very large, private, swimming/fishing dock, boat slip, sandy beach, and plenty of grassy area for outdoor activities. Why be one of many people crammed on the community beach, when you could have your own, private beach, away from all the crowds? Our prime location on the small “arm” of the main body of the lake, gives our property additional privacy, which is only enhanced by the uninhabited wetlands directly across the lake. Because the lake is spring-fed, and gas-powered boats are forbidden, it is by far one of the cleanest, most tranquil lakes in the Pocono Mountains. It is well stocked with a variety of fish throughout the year—The fishing is excellent! Although the exterior surroundings take center stage, the interior furnishings make up the supporting cast. An eclectic mix of vintage antiques and newer, rustic pieces, the furnishings combine with high-end amenities to create a warm, welcoming, laid-back feeling with a touch of sophistication. Don’t just take out word for it. See what some of our past guests have written about their stay in the REVIEWS section of Please browse our site and see for yourself why we affectionately call our home “THE GREAT ESCAPE”. Sincerely, Dominic & Stacy

4 Easter Deer

Last gratuitous footage of the lake (for today). I could sit and watch it 24/7.

Happy Hour

Not a bad place to practice social distancing.

Hearing how others enjoy our properties, makes all the hard work worth it.

LOOK NO FURTHER! Completely Renovated Designer Ski Cabin on Big Boulder Lake! - Lake Harmony

Hi all,

Got some exciting news. We just finished renovating a townhome, and it’s FINALLY ready for guests. We call it LUX BOULDER CABIN. It’s a high-end, luxury townhome ideally situated on Big Boulder Lake in the Pocono Mountains' community of Blue Heron. Our home sits within Big Boulder Ski Resort, and is just a 2-minute drive to the lifts! It’s also the ONLY completely gutted and renovated rental unit in the entire community!

LUX BOULDER CABIN is not only just a 2-minute drive to the lifts at Big Boulder Ski Resort—it also has the distinct advantage of being within a very short walk to the exclusive Boulder Lake Club! It’s a leisurely 3-minute walk on lighted, wooded paths running alongside Big Boulder Lake. This makes the summers there just as special as the winters.

Lake Club access includes a pristine beach beach (groomed daily), where music plays from the tall trees, and guests can swim in the heated pools and/or the lake, and play tennis, ping pong, bocci ball, ladder ball, horseshoes, cornhole, badminton, volleyball, tennis, basketball, and more. Guests can also rent kayaks, standup paddle boards, fishing boats, paddle boats, sailboats, and even pontoon boats! The lake often has a giant, blow-up Swan and lake trampoline floating in it. It’s just a festive, resort-like atmosphere, where one can play or just relax with the breathtaking view of Big Boulder Lake as the backdrop. There’s even a Kids Camp!

Note that the overwhelming majority of rental units that mention access to the club DO NOT INCLUDE the passes required to access it — They pass the cost onto their guests, which can cost well over $200. We, on the other hand pay a hefty, one-time, guest-pass fee, which INCLUDES 8 passes to the Boulder Lake Club (additional passes can be purchased directly from the club). This not only saves our guests money, but also the hassle of having to purchase them. So, when comparing rates, read competitors' fine print, and factor in the cost.

Boulder View Tavern is also located at the Lake Club, and is open all year round. It offers great food, indoor and outdoor dining, amazing views of Boulder Lake, live entertainment, and a fun outdoor bar right on the beach. Boulder View Tavern is our go-to place, even during the ski season, but there are many other bars/restaurants a very short walk or drive away (see ATTRACTIONS). We just love the convenience of not having to step foot in a vehicle, if we don’t want to, and we know our guests will too.

I know some of you were disappointed we are almost fully booked this summer, and most of the winter weekends at THE GREAT ESCAPE. Nice thing is that there is only a 3-night minimum during the summer, although we do offer a 10% discount for full week rentals.

Anyway, please check out the listing. We received 2 bookings in the first 48 hours of it being listed (next weekend, and a week in August). Also, I plan on redesigning our website to include both properties and allow for expansion for more. In the meantime, it’s best to book directly through us, if you wish to avoid the worthless “service fee” platforms like HomeAway and VRBO charge travelers. 3-Bed, 2-Bath. 2-Minute Drive to Ski Lifts! 3-Minute Walk to Boulder Lake Club! - $210 avg/night - Lake Harmony - Amenities include: Swimming pool, Internet, Air Conditioning, Fireplace, TV, Washer & Dryer, Children Welcome, Parking, No Smoking, Heater ✓ Bedrooms: 3 ✓ Sleeps: 9 ✓ Minimum stay ...

We recently updated the furniture in the Americana and Lodge Bedrooms (the upstairs bedrooms) with extremely high-quality, log beds from our friends at EZ Mountain Rustic Furniture and we couldn't be happier with the upgrade.

We just felt like the Americana room was the only one of the four bedrooms that needed some improvement.

So now the American room has 1 queen, 1 full, and 1 twin (twin over full), and the Lodge bedroom still has 1 queen, but was updated to a MASSIVE (and I mean MASSIVE) log bed with a headboard that's over 6 feet tall!

To the American Room we also added a very cool, up-cycled dresser and large mirror, and will soon be adding a TV (making it the last of the 4 bedrooms to get a TV).

Each year we try to do at least one significant improvement, and this year we did two (counting the completely renovated bathroom). We also added a 65" TV to the game room.

Next year we're hoping to either update the game room, including a wet bar, and sleeping for 4 more people
Add a master bathroom to the Mexican room.

Stacy is for the latter, and you can probably guess what I'm for. 😄

The sound of silence.

Winter-like sunset up here in the mountains.


Snowmaking has begun at @bigboulderpark.
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Look what our security camera just picked up.

One of our favorite things about sharing our place with others are the notes and photos we receive...

"Hi Dominic,

I wanted to send a quick email to thank you. We had a great time! We headed home today since we have a lot to do with the kids this weekend to get ready for school and sports. We were sad to go! I shared some of our fav pics from this week below!

Thanks again!

We recently upgraded our Wi-Fi to 500MB per second and added two eero Wi-Fi extenders! Previously we had an excruciatingly slow 25MB/sec speeds (on a good day).

Because Blue Ridge has a monopoly up in the mountains, we pay an arm and a leg (aka: $1,440/year) just for internet! My guess is very few if any rental properties fork out the dough to upgrade to high speeds, but we felt it was important to upgrade for our guests who dare I say must do business while vacationing, as well as guests who want to stream digital content.

Speaking of streaming digital content, we recently added a 65" Smart TV to the game room! So If you have accounts with Amazon, YouTube, Hulu, Roku, etc. you can now log into your accounts and watch away (just make sure you log out prior to leaving). You can also log in via the Sony blu-ray player in the great room.

Jammie fishing.

It’s about time.

Our guests departing today sent us these great photos. Made us jealous!

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Hi all,

We just had an extremely rare cancellation this morning for and August 3 to August 10 stay (7 nights), and offering it at our previous rate of $3240 (+ 9% tax). As you may see on our RATES page, our new rate for a Summer stay is $3600/week, so this is a good opportunity to stay for a lower rate. There is no cleaning fee.

As in past years, we’ve been fully booked since the end of January, so again this is a rare opportunity to book a summer stay this late into the year.

If you, or someone you know are looking to book a summer vacation, we are offering this for a consideration.


Lakefront Goodness • Since 2006
215-630-2171 An upscale, lakefront, rental property located in the Pocono Mountains' community of Towamensing Trails.

Freshened up the beach and horseshoe pits with a load of Jersey sand today.

Pocono Mountains Restaurant Month Taste of the Poconos, April 22 to May 19, will encompass the four counties of the Pocono Mountains: Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Carbon in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Love winter.

Absolutely Beautiful walk. Love it up here in winter.

Now it’s football time.

Good morning Mother Nature. Forecast for 7PM today is windchills at 30 below!

After a great day of skiing, I’m hunkering down inside tonight.

Finally getting around to posting some photos of the finished bath remodel. We're very pleased with the finished product, which consists of a rustic vanity with marble top and waterfall faucet, slate tile floor, oversized toilet, and a frameless shower with a pebbled floor, marble tiled walls, and a rainfall shower head.

Only thing left to do is hang two floating shelves over the toilet. I made them out of wood salvaged from an early 1800's Bucks County barn.

Next year, we hope to add a master bath to the Mexican Hacienda Bedroom.

Sneak peek at the downstairs bath remodel. Should be done by this time next week.

Choppy waters and hopefully an Eagles win.

Another stellar autumn day on the lake.

50 of the most beautiful small towns in the world

Jim Thorpe is only 25 minutes from our property and made the list for the most beautiful, small towns IN THE WORLD! From historic citadels to snowy ski spots, these stunning small towns are brimming with beauty at every turn. Alive with culture, colour and quirky features found nowhere else on Earth, we explore the marvellous mini-metropolises across the globe that are sure to leave you spellbound. Read on for ou...

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Making the most of the cool rain in 90+ temps.

We Had A Cancellation • Book This Discounted, 3-Night, July Stay!

We Had A Cancellation • Book This Rare, Discounted, 3-Night, July Stay! -

Missed the 5:00 mark, but better late than never. Cheers my friends. Have a great Memorial Day weekend, and don’t forget to think about all who made the ultimate sacrificed so we can enjoy the simple things in life. Salt of the earth... 🇺🇸

Hi there,

Just a heads-up that we only have one week available now through the middle of September, and that’s June 1-8.

The rates are as follows:
2-night weekend is $1450 (each additional night $350)
Rent the whole week (Friday-Friday) for $2430

Reach out, if you're interested.

Dewinterizing getting set for “Spring” rentals. Tomorrow entails picking up 57,000 branches.

Penn/Kidder Area of Carbon County

Being that it’s 10 minutes from our home, this is our go-to resort.

Big Boulder Park

50% off cyber Monday deal for Big Boulder

Winter in all it's beauty, as viewed from our upper deck. See hundreds of more pix of THE GREAT ESCAPE on our website — at THE GREAT ESCAPE.


The most adorable small town in every US state

National recognition yet again for our county's "Most Adorable Small Town in every State", Jim Thorpe! Just a 20-minute drive... Escape the crowds and enjoy a much slower pace of life in these adorable small towns. We’ve chosen a hidden treasure for each state, and although some are technically cities, they’re so tiny, you’re still a world away from heavy traffic and bustling streets. Here's where to enjoy small town America.

A little nip in the air this morning.

Very nice chill in the air tonight.

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KITCHEN: Stove, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer with ice maker, toaster, toaster oven, cooking utensils, pots and pans, flatware, plates, bowls, etc. The kitchen is fully stocked, but you must bring groceries! GREAT ROOM: Leather sectional with recliners, additional seating, 55” LED HDTV, DVD player, Stereo Surround Sound, DVD movies, PC with high speed internet & wifi, chess table, board games, woodburning fireplace (WE provide the wood!), lots of comfy seating, blankets, granite bar, large dining table. LAUNDRY/MUD ROOM: Washer, dryer, sink, corian counters, closet. TWO FULL BATHROOMS: Tile floors and corian counters. Downstairs has a jacuzzi tub. Upstairs has a makeup area outside the bathroom. FOUR THEMED BEDROOMS WITH AC UNITS (SEASONAL): Mexican Room has a king bed , rustic pine furnishings, ceiling fan, 27” TV, closet, leather chair and ottoman, and lake views with outside access to large deck off the entire back of the house. Iron Buck Scene Room has a queen bed, shabby-chic furnishings, closet, warm lighting, and 23” LCD TV. Rustic Lodge Room has a queen log bed, rustic furnishings, closet, ceiling fan, and 23” LCD TV. Americana Room has one double bed, one bunk bed set (two single beds stacked), one single bed, closet, and ceiling fan. HEATED GARAGE/GAME ROOM/LIONS' DEN: Billiards table, electronic dart board (you must bring your own darts), 32” LCD TV, iPod speakers, boom box, leather couch, coffee table, seating, card table, sink, and an additional fridge/freezer. OUTSIDE: Huge, elevated deck with gas grill, dining tables, chairs, and loungers. Large swimming/fishing dock with adirondack chairs and loungers. Boat slip with access to row boat, 2 kayaks and paddle boat (seasonal). Sandy beach with more seating. Horse shoe pits & picnic table. Large grassy area for outdoor activities. LAKE: One of the cleanest in the Pocono mountains, because it is spring fed and gas-power boats are not allowed. This translates to no pollution, no noise, and no danger of being run over—Tranquility at it's best! Please note: The only watercraft allowed on Lake Towamensing are those registered by homeowners. Watercraft owned by tenants, is not permitted by the HOA. Also, adults who plan on fishing are required by state law to obtain a fishing license. COMMUNITY AMENITIES: To be perfectly honest we almost never utilize them, because our property is lakefront. But here are the details, just in case you want to; 8 wristbands are provided at time of registration, which allows you access to the following public/community amenities: small arcade, snack bar, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), beach, playground, tennis & basketball courts, clubhouse (bar/restaurant). PROFESSIONAL LINEN SERVICE: This is offered as a paid option for $110, and includes linens for 11 people consisting of bed linens for all four bedrooms (bed-making included), 11 bath towels, 4 hand towels, 4 wash cloths, and a kitchen towel set. WHAT YOU MAY WANT TO BRING: A cell phone (there isn’t a phone), sheets/towels/rags (if not utilizing the optional linen service above), beach towels, hygiene products, darts made for electronic dart board, blowup floats and sand toys for the lake, fire-starter logs & long lighter for indoor fireplace, and of course groceries.
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