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Bischwind VillaA Lake-Side Mansion in Bear Creek, PA
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(570) 899-4453

Bischwind Rates


Rates for the Bischwind Villa are $1999/night and up, depending on day of the week, season of the year, duration of stay, etc.  For current rates, please click on "Book Your Stay" above.  There is a 2-night minimum for all bookings.  Discounts are available for visits of a week (10%), two weeks (12.5%), a month (15%), or longer.

Nightly rate is for the whole mansion with seven bedrooms (sleeps 14 comfortably), 2 kitchens, 10 fireplaces, and a variety of common rooms, sitting rooms, dens and libraries.  It also includes the 7.5 acres of pure country heaven surrounding it. 

When booking more than a month in advance, we'd like to hold your reservation with a 50% deposit, but we can live with 25% if necessary.   Advance deposits, for now, are by check only.  We ask for the balance of your payment 4 weeks in advance, but if you need a little extra time, again, just ask.  And if something comes up and you need to cancel, email us right away.  There are lots of options:  You can reschedule to a later date (15% reschedule fee).  Or request a full refund (25% cancellation fee if less than 4 weeks in advance, 50% cancellation fee if less than 2 weeks in advance).  For payments in person, VISA, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are just fine.  All bookings are subject to the following:

     **  6% Pennsylvania Sales Tax
     **  5% Local Lodging Tax
     **  $350 one-time cleaning fee
     **  $2500 refundable security deposit

As far as your privacy is concerned, we don't share any of your information with anybody.  Period.
Again, we're here to make your Bischwind experience something that you and your group will never forget.  Please call us between 8am and 8pm to make your reservation.  We can't wait to see you!


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Bischwind House Policies
(aka: NOT a Party House)


We aim to make your stay as comfortable and as enjoyable as it can be.  To do this, it’s important that our guests fully understand the Bischwind Villa House Rules.  Please review these carefully, and confirm in writing your group's understanding and acceptance of these terms as a condition of your reservation.  If these terms are unacceptable, please do not book.  Owner is nearby, and part-time on-site security will be available during your stay.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Violation of any of these four policies will result in termination of the reservation (and your group immediately vacating the property) without refund.  Violation by one person is considered to be a violation by all:

1.  NOISE:  Bischwind isn't a party house.  This is an historic residence in a residential community with strict noise restraints.  Specifically, the following criteria must be adhered to:

      No boom boxes, fireworks, amplifiers, loud music, or noise makers outside, ever.
      QUIET HOURS:  9:30 PM until 8:00 AM.  (Casual conversation, OK.  But no noise that neighbors can hear.)
      Outdoor terrace/pool area closes at 10:00 PM.  Enjoy our indoor amenities overnight.

There is no flexibility on the Bischwind noise policy, and yes, we enforce it rigorously. 

2.  ATTENDEE ROSTER:  A roster (name and address) of authorized attendees (not to exceed 14 without specific written permission) must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance.  Use of the residence by anyone not listed on the authorized roster will be grounds for termination of the reservation without refund.

3.  GROUP CONTACT:  The individual who reserves the Villa must be one of the listed Attendees, and must be on-site for the duration of the booking. 

4.  ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES: Any illegal activity, including drug use, is not permitted at Bischwind.


As a service to our guests, and at no charge, we provide a part-time on-site security/concierge service most evenings, which can offer immediate assistance if needed.  In respect of your privacy, and in keeping with COVID-19 protocols, the evening attendant, when on duty, will be stationed in the security cabin near the perimeter of the property, but can be available to you in just moments if needed.  Even then, he/she will remain masked at all times, and socially distant (10 feet minimum).


ADDITIONAL POLICIES

Also be sure to abide by the following rules:

SWIMMING: Guests are welcome to use our swimming pool at their own discretion. There is no lifeguard on duty. Glass containers aren’t permitted in the pool area, and diving into the pool isn’t allowed. Minors should at all times be supervised by an adult inside the gated pool area.

FIRES & FLAMES: For your safety and the safety of others, open flames (candles, fireplaces, fireworks, etc.) aren’t allowed on Bischwind property. Electric fireplaces may of course be used at any time.

SMOKING & VAPING: These aren’t permitted inside the Villa.

KITCHEN ETIQUETTE: We ask that you wash and clean the cooking and dining areas after each use, and that upon departure, any dirty dishes are placed in one or more of the three dishwashers.

PARKING: Please use the large parking lot, and avoid parking in the gravel loop. The loop must be kept open in case emergency vehicles need to access that area.

SPECIAL EVENTS: If your group wishes to invite other guests for a planned event (wedding, anniversary, birthday, etc.) you must get permission for this in advance. Extra cleaning fees and charges will apply.

OUTSIDE BBQ GRILL: You are welcome to use the grill for your group’s personal use, but not for a larger organized function. Please clean the grill and grill area after each use, to avoid extra cleaning charges.

FURNITURE: We ask that furniture not be significantly re-arranged.  If moved, please return it to its original station.

AND FINALLY … because this is not a hotel - and also because this is our family’s home - we appreciate your being respectful not just of the property, but of the unique history and heritage embodied here at the Villa.

Thank you for being respectful, and for acknowledging and adhering to the Bischwind House Rules.

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Bischwind Rates


Rates for the Bischwind are $1999/night and up, depending on weekend vs. weekday, season, durations of stay, etc.  For current rates, please click on "Book Your Stay."

 Nightly rate is for the whole mansion with all bedrooms (sleeps 14 comfortably), 2 kitchens, 10 fireplaces, and a variety of common rooms, sitting rooms, dens and libraries.  It also includes the 7.5 acres of pure country heaven surrounding it.  There's a 2-night minimum for all bookings.  Discounts are available for visits of a week (10%), two weeks (12.5%), a month (15%), or longer (let's chat).

When booking more than a month in advance, we'd like to hold your reservation with a 50% deposit, but we can live with 25% if necessary.   Advance deposits, for now, are by check only.  We ask for the balance of your payment 4 weeks in advance, but if you need a little extra time, again, just ask.  And if something comes up and you need to cancel, email us right away.  There are lots of options:  You can reschedule to a later date (15% reschedule fee).  Or request a full refund (25% cancellation fee if less than 4 weeks in advance, 50% cancellation fee if less than 2 weeks in advance).  For payments in person, VISA, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are just fine.  All bookings are subject to the following:

     **  6% Pennsylvania Sales Tax
     **  5% Local Lodging Tax
     **  $350 one-time cleaning fee
     **  $2500 refundable security deposit

As far as your privacy is concerned, we don't share any of your information with anybody.  Period.

Again, we're here to make your Bischwind experience something that you and your group will never forget.  Please call us between 8am and 8pm to make your reservation.  We can't wait to see you!
Policies at Bischwind Inn in Bear Creek, Pennsylvania

Payments

Advance deposits and payments are made by check, payable to Bischwind Villa.  Payments on site may be made by credit card.

If at any point there's a refund due, it'll be paid in the same form that the original payment was made to Bischwind Villa.

Policies at Bischwind Inn in Bear Creek, Pennsylvania

Changes and Cancellations

If you need to change or cancel your booking, we understand.  We just ask that you let us know as far in advance as you can.  (See "Policies" above.) Please submit any change or cancellation request in writing, by emailing kpowley@aol.com.  You will receive an email confirming the change.   If you've booked through a third party site like expedia.com, hotel.com, etc., you'll need to contact them directly.  

Policies at Bischwind Inn in Bear Creek, Pennslyvania

Check In and Check Out

Arrival is any time after 3:00 PM on your first day.  Departure is anytime before 11:00 AM on your final day.  If you need an earlier check-in or a later departure time, let us know, and if we can, we'll stretch the clock to help you out. 

Policies at Bischwind Inn in Bear Creek, Pennslyvania

Good Country Eatin'

You're in Pocono Country and that means great food in every direction.  And not just for breakfast!  Bischwind is a short drive from country cafes, as well as high-end cuisine.  Visit our "Restaurants" page for more details.

Policies at Bischwind Inn in Bear Creek, Pennsylvania

Children

Kids are welcome with responsible parents.  Or is it the other way around?  Parents are welcome with responsible kids.  Either way, we love responsible kids!  And parents!

Policies at Bischwind Inn in Bear Creek, Pennsylvania

Pets

Here's the thing about pets.  We love them.  But they can be  really tough on our buildings and grounds.  (Not your pets.  Other people's pets.)  So if you have a pet, we appreciate your not including them in this particular vacation.



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