Historic Marshalls Creek Guest House for Sale
This beautiful stone house has been welcoming Pocono travelers since 1763. Now you have the opportunity to carry on a 258 year old tradition.
US Route 209, first designated in the 1920s, connects a number of scenic and historic destinations in Pennsylvania, including Jim Thorpe, the Stroudsburgs, Bushkill Falls, and the historic town of Milford in the Upper Poconos.
From East Stroudsburg heading north, Route 209 is known as Milford Road as it heads there through Marshalls Creek and Bushkill.
Milford, however, had not yet been established in 1763, the year the French and Indian War ended. That same year, this historic Marshalls Creek guesthouse for sale was built. Known today as Hastings Guest House 1763, it has been welcoming travelers along what we know today as Milford Road, or Route 209, since it opened.
Of course, the house has been remodeled and improved over the years, but its 18th century heart still beats.
The main change was the addition of a clapboard-covered three-story rear wing to the house in the 1940s, and many interior features of this house also date from the time of this addition. But they have been exceptionally well maintained over the next eight decades and look as good today as they did when they were new.
You enter the property through a driveway which approaches from the south. Around, a stone terrace with sculptures and a picnic table on the side.
Inside, a simple vestibule leads from the living room to the kitchen.
The living room has a corner fireplace as well as deep sided windows characteristic of 18th century stone houses.
Behind the living room is the most important link to the origin of this house: the original fireplace in the kitchen in the dining room. The open hearth now has a heat stove installed inside.
The rest of the room is a product of the 1940s renovation, with knotty pine woodwork and a built-in bookcase.
Beyond the dining room is a den, one of two downstairs rooms in the 1940s addition.
The two bedrooms are distinguished by their tray ceilings and bay windows overlooking the park of the guest house. The breakfast nook is the other room in the addition on this floor; a bathroom separates the two.
Next to the breakfast nook is the current kitchen, also built in the 1940s. Its original cabinetry and stainless steel counters still look new. Appliances and most counters, however, have been upgraded much more recently.
Six bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor house both the current owner-owners and their guests. The original hardwood floors in the bedrooms have all been replaced and the hallway has tiled floors, most likely installed in the 1940s.
One of the two bathrooms on this floor has retained its 1940s look.
The other, in the original house, has been renovated with a walk-in shower, a large sink and a wooden linen cabinet.
In addition to the paved patio surrounding the house, you will find a fire pit and nature trails that crisscross its 3.67 acre lot. You should also find gardens and farmland, as owner-owners Seth Hastings Richards and Patricia A. Griffin, both committed artists and curators, produce 60% of the food they consume at home, according to the site. Web Hastings 1763. They also grow edible and decorative organic plants for the garden center they operate near here, and they rent out the whole house to their guests, mostly on weekends.
You will also find a one bedroom apartment in the basement of the house, accessed through a door in the rear addition and served by its own driveway entering from the north. If for some reason you decide not to carry on the upstairs guesthouse tradition, you can still rent this space out to visitors or long-term residents to help cover your mortgage payments. . However, it needs fixing – or you can optionally use the space to create additional amenities for you and your guests, like a game room or media room.
However, I hope you will continue the story of this house if you decide to buy it. It’s convenient for a number of Poconos attractions, including the Delaware Water Gap, Bushkill Falls, and Raymondskill Falls, Pennsylvania’s tallest waterfall. Milford, Dingmans Ferry, Marshalls Creek, Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg are also easily accessible by car, and the Kalahari Water Park at Pocono Manor is just a little further away. This makes it an ideal base for a visitor wishing to explore the Poconos.
If you enjoy being a gracious host, now you have a golden opportunity to live out your dream as you take this historic Marshalls Creek guesthouse for sale into its 27th decade of service and traveler comfort.
THE FINE PRINTING
SPA: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3 190
SELLING PRICE: $ 569,000
5265 Milford Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA 18302 [James A. Dellaria | Keller Williams Real Estate – Stroudsburg]