For those who want to catch the end of the ski season, head to the Poconos in upstate PA to enjoy solitude, relaxation, peace, and beautiful nature! Not only does upstate Pennsylvania in Doylestown and Lake Harmony feel like a breath of fresh air if you are coming from a busy city, but you can stay in one of the most luxurious and spacious homes that you will ever find.
Check out Cascade, a 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom house that can fit you and 20 of your very best friends! We think this is the best home for a relaxing getaway, family party, or high school reunion in a pristine and relaxing location.
Exterior Design at Cascade
As soon as you see the home, you will be blown away by the exterior and pristine aesthetic. The large glass windows that look out on the woods let in natural light to the spacious living room in your home. The massive, wrap-around deck features an outdoor barbecue grill and two picnic tables that are perfect for sitting outside, having drinks, and taking in the sounds of nature.
Plus, under the wrap-around deck, you can find a hot tub that is perfect for easing your aching muscles after a full day of skiing, snowboarding, or hiking. And the outdoor fire pit is one of the coolest ways to spend a slightly chilly evening with your friends, making s’mores, sipping on wine, and telling one another stories.
Once you finally head inside of the house, chill out on one of the living room couches and chat with your friends. There are two plus hand cozy couches that face the cool smart TV, perfect for routing on your ideal Netflix show or a nostalgic movie. Lie down on one of the couches and prop your feet up on the coffee table while you sip on your cup of coffee early in the morning. You can also turn on the fireplace to warm up after a full day of being on the ski slopes with your best friends!
Once it is time to make breakfast for your pals, head to the spacious kitchen that is just a few steps from your living room. The open floor plan makes it easy to get between the living room, kitchen, and dining room in no time at all! The kitchen features an ample granite countertop space that is ideal for making food, preparing appetizers, and serving happy hour cocktails to your friends. You can use the tankless steel appliances to whip up a five-course meal or quick breakfast in no time at all!
If you made a cup of hot cocoa or a glass of wine for your friends before you go out for the evening, head outside to the porch and turn on the outdoor fireplace to warm up, enjoy the nighttime sounds of the forest, and chat with your guests. There is nowhere more relaxing than sitting in one of the Adirondack chairs and talking with your loved ones.
If you and your guests want to “head out on the town”, we recommend going to Piggy’s right on the water in Lake Harmony, PA. For those who want breakfast all-day-long, this is THE spot to go to! We recommend getting their homemade buttermilk waffles or pancakes with blueberries, chocolate chips, or strawberries. Another great option for a late breakfast is Piggy’s Original Batter French toast with cinnamon glazed granola and melted butter on top!
If you would rather go somewhere for drinks and shareable appetizers, Shenanigan’s is the best spot for a few drinks, games, dancing, and good vibes. This casual pub has tons of draft beer, like Coors and Guinness, shareable plates, hand-held sandwiches, and entrees that are perfect for a night out on the town in this mountain community.
We recommend getting the chicken quesadilla with blackened chicken, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, scallions, and guacamole to share with the table. Then, try one of their infamous cocktails, like the Dirty Martini with Tito’s vodka, olive juice, and olive garnish to get the night started!
For those who are feeling a bit tired after skiing and exploring the town all day long, it might be time to hit the hay! Fortunately for you, there are tons of bedrooms to choose from. One bedroom features two large beds attached to the game room and smart TV, making it the ideal choice for young adults or teenagers who want their own space.
Other bedrooms feature a queen-sized bed and twin bed that are great for sharing with friends, relaxing after a long night, and chatting with your roommates. The final bedrooms feature a large bed, attached bathroom, and low lighting that is great for chilling out and decompressing after a long travel day.
As you can see, this house is the ideal spot to bring a large group of friends, go hiking in the wilderness, visit the nearby ski slopes, and bond with your loved ones!Greg Petrillo