Set in the heart of the Pocono Mountains at the top of a hill, this airy getaway feels like a modern treehouse with a large wrap-around deck surrounded by the woods. It's just around two hours from NYC in the Masthope Mountain Community (and a 5-minute drive from the ski slopes at Ski Big Bear) so it offers the perfect convenient respite, not too far away, not too close, and visually very very different to uh... Times Square. It's an open-concept cabin with a fireplace, modern kitchen, three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, loft reading area, a balcony off the master, with outdoor dining on the large porch, a gas grill, a fire-pit and more. There's a little house manual that's best to read, but that aside you are very free to unwind.
Going away anywhere is great, but if you really want to channel your inner main character, we know what you need. A wood-burning fire, a cozy couch, a blanket or two. Maybe even a cup of hot cocoa. And if that’s what you’re dreaming of, you’re not going to want to stay in the middle of a bustling city. You’re going to want to venture an hour out of New York City, to visit one of the many luxurious cabins hiding away in the woods. Think hiking trails, shimmering lakes and sun-soaked decks. These also happen to have fire pits, hot tubs, moutain views, forests all around, and often be within 100 miles of actual Manhattan. Yes, correct, we’ve rounded up the best of the best right here.
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