My brain is a broken record player, and Bing Crosby's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" has been playing on repeat since late October. By now, we've put away the pumpkins and gobbled all our turkeys, so it really is starting to look like that magical time of year.
That is, until the first snowfall loses its sparkle and becomes the gray slush you trudge through each morning. Or until you're frantically sprinkling cat litter around your snowed-in car. Or your street doesn't get plowed for weeks.
Winter in the city loses its magic quickly. Not so up north. Powdery snowfall blankets treetops, and deer's hoof-prints can be seen after the first sprinkling of dust. This cabin in the Pocono Mountains offers just that – a serene, woodsy getaway when the snowin' gets tough.
219 Huckleberry Lane, in the coveted Buck Hill Falls private resort community, is the mountain home of your dreams. With five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 4,500 square feet, you'll want to hole yourself up here all winter long.
Built in 1902, this home has been updated with modern features, but still includes many of its original notes, including a two-story stone fireplace in the Great Room. These warm accents continue into the kitchen, where a stone backsplash offsets the wooden floors and paneled ceiling. There, a chef is at home with state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops.
The kids will never be bored, either. An expansive lawn offers plenty of space for snowmen, snow angels and snowball fights. The community also operates an outdoor pool and clubhouse, tennis courts, outdoor ice skating, golf and an equestrian area.
On the market for $895,000, this getaway offers all the space you'd want for holiday entertaining, or all the distance you need for a holiday detox.