Escape from New York

5 vacation houses for sale in the Poconos around $500,000

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 1, 2022 - 12:30PM

This four-bedroom Victorian in Stroudsburg is listed for $470,000. 

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Are you looking to buy a vacation house in an area surrounded by nature and are finding yourself priced out of the Hudson Valley? Check out the Poconos, the vast mountainous region spread across four counties in northeast Pennsylvania. 

That’s because you can buy a house here for much less compared to other popular vacation destinations. For example, the median sales price in Stroudsburg is $300,000, and in Milford it’s $286,000 according to There are year-round outdoor activities, so you can rent out your vacation house when not in use.

Here you’ll find plenty of campgrounds, hiking trails, lakes, resorts, and parks. Some favorite destinations include Big Pocono State Park and Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville, Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area in Blakeslee, Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Stroudsburg, and Bushkill Falls, known as the Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania. 

And for a break from the great outdoors, there’s Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival which is scheduled for April, and Columns Museum in Milford.

Sound like a fit? Check out these five houses for sale in the Poconos, including a four-bedroom Victorian for $470,000 in Stroudsburg. 

504 Thomas St., Stroudsburg

This four bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $470,000. The Victorian has pressed tin ceilings, moldings, millwork, original hardwood floors, antique pocket doors, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, a brick fireplace, wraparound porch, patio, detached garage, and large backyard. Glen Park and Sherman Theater are nearby. 

112 Mill St., Millford  

This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $485,000. The house features a gas fireplace, stained glass, moldings, hardwood and stone floors, built-ins, high ceilings, central air, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, porch, and patio. Nearby attractions include The Milford Knob (a hiking area) and Delaware Water Gap. 

99 Dillmuth Rd., Honesdale

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $499,900. It sits on 20 acres of land and features a fireplace, pellet stoves, exposed wood and brick walls, beamed ceilings, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, moldings, a detached heated two-car garage, two decks, and a fire pit. Bryn Mawr Camp and Twin Brooks Farms are nearby. 

164 Summerton Circle, East Stroudsburg  

This four bedroom, three bath is listed for $500,000. The house has a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, skylights, exposed beams, hardwood floors, oversized windows, moldings, ceiling fans, stainless steel appliances, an above-ground pool, deck, and fire pit. Brodhead Creek Park and Cranberry Run Campground are nearby. 


356 Tinkwig Dr., Hawley  

This four bedroom, two bath is listed for $515,000. The lakefront house has vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, two wood stoves, a wood-burning fireplace, moldings, exposed beams, stainless steel appliances, a sunroom, balcony, patio, and an attached garage. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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