From our partners at Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty
Seclusion and privacy at its finest are available on this 378-acre country mountain estate equipped with everything the discerning aviation enthusiast desires.
Properties with private plane access are rare, and Penn Haven Mountain Estates offers true fly-in, fly-out access along with endless opportunities to relax and reconnect with nature.
Penn Haven Mountain Estates has a 3,500-foot private grass airstrip, a 3,920-square-foot heated and insulated hangar, a two-story custom-built English Manor home, and so much more.
A commercial pilot designed this quintessential aviation retreat nestled in the picturesque Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania. Although you are in the remote mountains, you are also close to some major city centers. You’re just a quick 30 minute flight away from Philadelphia and New York City from your private runway, (8PA3) Deer Meadows Airstrip.
Water, woods, open fields, privacy, and outdoor adventures abound on the property. And the views are assured to be preserved for a lifetime, thanks to the unprecedented tranquility that comes with being surrounded by 40,000 acres of protected state lands.
The true, rare beauty of Penn Haven Mountain Estates lies in the land, privacy, and seclusion. The privacy starts as soon as you enter the land. A secluded-quarter mile drive, with beautiful deciduous forest terrain on both sides, takes you to the main home. You’ll cross a bridge over your own beautiful, sparkling trout stream. The drive ends at a private cul de sac.
Four ponds are situated throughout the property. Three of the ponds are spring-fed trout ponds. The natural cold water is full of wild trout. The native trout stream has a 40-foot waterfall, which is only a 10-minute hike from the main home.
The land is nestled in the hills on a plateau above the Lehigh River. Three sides of the total 378 acreage’s outer perimeter are surrounded by protected State land. Seventy percent of the property is wooded, with close to $500,000 in select timber harvest, and it is within walking distance to the Lehigh River and Lehigh River Gorge State Park.
As you work your way down to the river, there is a gorgeous bike path situated on the site of a former railroad track. This mixed-use trail is used for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing and follows the river for miles with scenic beauty around every bend.
The Lehigh River offers unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities, including whitewater rafting, fishing, tubing, and much more! On the property, there are approximately five miles of groomed trails perfect for ATVs, hiking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.
The property is turnkey for pilot owners to operate a small jet, turboprop, or taildragger. The 3,500 ft. x 100 ft. grass airstrip is registered and has an updated hangar facility. The metal hangar building has a fill pump for fuel with an underground tank, mounted heaters, workshop area, and an interior layout that allows for the storage of multiple aircraft.
Other structures include a beautifully- refurbished, original- timber 19th-century bank barn, a 60 ft. x 100 ft. multi-use pole barn, greenhouse, and a windmill.
The main home is a beautiful two-story custom-built English manor house. The 5,570 square foot home is a breathtaking gem with a classic feel and modern amenities that features three bedrooms and two and a half baths.
As soon as you step inside, you’ll immediately notice the stunning hardwood floors, high ceilings, gorgeous crown molding, and large windows with beautiful views around every corner. The main level includes an open kitchen with a center island and cooktop, a plethora of cabinet space, and stainless steel appliances. The perfect gathering space is the family room which features a warm fireplace, gorgeous crown and chair rail molding, and convenient access to the side patio.
The finished lower level adds to the entertainment space, offering a spacious recreational area for game nights, and an entertainment area for watching movies or catching the big game with friends.
For sale situated on the property is Brookside Lodges. This established and successful business provides the new owner with opportunities for income- generating vacation rentals. It contains two beautiful cabins built in the early 2000s. Both cabins are nestled on a hillside overlooking your private trout stream. The cabins generate an average of $125,000 in annual income, which could be significantly increased. Currently, the owners are only passively marketing Brookside Lodges as vacation rentals.
Rustic yet still luxurious, these two cabins offer three bedrooms, two baths, spacious openceilings, and covered private decks on both levels. They are decorated with unique and rare root furniture and include numerous fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens.
Brook Cabin has three bedrooms and can comfortably house up to seven people. It has one king-size bed, one queen bed, and a bunk bed with a full-size bottom and a twin top. Every bedroom has sliding glass doors with private access to the wraparound porches and balconies. The complete comfort of the cabin is rounded out with two bathrooms and a full kitchen.
Fern Cabin has three bedrooms and can comfortably house up to seven people: one with a king bed, one with a queen bed, and one with a bunk bed with a full-size bottom bed and a twin top. There is a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and beautiful porches situated above a babbling brook.
Located close to the cabins and fed by a natural spring, the property also contains a swimming pond. The fresh water source is always circulating, providing the owners or guests with a fantastic, cool dip after a hike. The paddle boat, canoe, kayak, and tubes are all enjoyed by guests during their stay.
One of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful small towns, Jim Thorpe, PA, is only a scenic 25-minute drive away from Penn Haven Mountain Estates. Nestled in the southern Poconos, Jim Thorpe is a destination for delicious food, shopping, outdoor adventure, live music, and much more. Great golfing, multiple ski resorts, lake fishing and boating, and other outdoor activities are all within 30 minutes of the property.
The property is also ripe for other possible uses. The new owners could build between 3-10 additional cabins or treehouses on the property near the current cabins, further enhancing the income potential of the business by expanding the rental capacity.
The location would also be ideal for an outdoors events center, an equestrian center with riding trails, or even development for a fly-in, fly-out luxury aviation community by adding 5-10 additional custom homes with private hangar space. The options are truly unlimited at Penn Haven Mountain Estates!
Words truly cannot describe this breathtaking estate in the way it deserves. Schedule your showing now and witness this once-in-a-lifetime property with your own eyes today! Visit Lusk and Associates Sotheby’s International Realty to learn more.