Friday, August 12 2022

From the North Jersey ski area to the peaceful off-season lake in South Jersey, there are some stunning homes perfect for a stay.

These rental homes have all the amenities, with fireplaces and hot tubs. One of them even has a private sauna.

Skylands Lodge (Township of Vernon)

“The Modern Mountain House” on a 3.5 acre property
Up to 8 people, 3 bedrooms (6 beds), 3 bathrooms

Rental is for the whole house, with a year-round hot tub (the pool is closed off season). “The ultra modern kitchen was designed for those who love to cook.”

High 14 foot vaulted ceilings and glass walls to enjoy spectacular mountain views. Skylands Lodge accepts pets for a fee.

Lake House (Bridgeton)

Up to 7 people, 3 bedrooms (5 beds), 2 bathrooms
Breathtaking view of the lake, with a hot tub for 6 people open from October to May (swimming pool open from May to September).

Added charm includes a private dock with kayaks and paddle boats, a lakefront gazebo, a covered bridge, and a (capped) wishing well.

Huge living room with fireplace, screened porch, two outdoor fireplaces and several seating areas.

Large home near Mountain Creek Ski Resort (Vernon Township)

5,400 sq. Ft. House
5 bedrooms (11 beds, 17 beds), 6 bathrooms (4 full, 2 half)
Superb large room with bay windows, gourmet kitchen, ping pong table, balcony, terrace, fireplace.

Loft includes sauna for 4 people and more.

The family residence is less than four miles from Mountain Creek Ski Resort.

LA SORA (Bridgeton)

Up to 10 people, 4 bedrooms (6 beds), 2.5 baths
A 12 acre riverside property (along the Cohansey River) on the site of the historic Sora Gun Club – with stunning water views and sunsets from almost every room.

Updated with modern kitchen, game room with 8ft slate pool table, full size shuffleboard, 60 game arcade machine (Donkey Kong, Ms / reg Pac Man, etc. ), a pong table, a full-size JENGA and more to keep everyone entertained.

Outdoor hot tub, fireplace and hammock, among other amenities.

“Appalachian Dream” – Lake View House with Hot Tub (Township of Wantage)

4 bedrooms (6 beds), 2.5 baths
This family owned waterfront property with games room and gym in the basement.

Relax by the fire or in a hot tub in autumn and winter (swimming pool in summer).

The property also has an outdoor fire pit, surrounded by benches, and a play area for the youngest by the pool.

(Fanny Vaknin, Marley Robert via VRBO)

Copenhagen (canton of Vernon)

3,500 square foot house, 5 bedrooms (14 beds), 5 bathrooms (4 full bathrooms, 1 powder room)
The Copenhagen was originally built and owned by the founder of Mountain Creek Ski Resort, and was later purchased by a Manhattan architect, who redesigned it into a modern-style chalet.

(Fanny Vaknin, Marley Robert via VRBO)

The one acre property is gated all around – private tennis and basketball court, heated pool, spa, and outdoor play areas. Direct access to a 9-hole golf course (north) and to the ski slope (south). “A 200-million-year-old fossilized wood fireplace” welcomes you.

(Fanny Vaknin, Marley Robert via VRBO)

The hot tub / jacuzzi (and the swimming pool, depending on the season) are controlled remotely. The property is equipped with a Sonos speaker system. Direct access to a 9-hole golf course (north) and ski slope (south).

Foxtail (Township of Fairfield)

2,700 square foot house, 4 bedrooms (4 beds, sleeps 8), 3 full bathrooms
A beautifully renovated colonial house, originally built in 1860.

Indoor fireplace with firewood provided, outdoor hot tub and fireplace along the Cohansey River.

Animals are considered on a case-by-case basis when booking.

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