Ok I'm a bit partial.....I had been friends with the owner, John McKay back in high school, spent some time in Mast Hope in my college years.....but that was OVER 40 YEARS AGO!.... Anyho, I loaded up my wife, two of my girls, their husbands and three of my grands. Since they only had two cabins available, Jane, John's wife, got us a house to rent in the village as well. All the accommodations, especially the cabins were excellent. The Mckays have managed to create a lovely getaway, a tree farm business, while maintaining the pristine setting that Mast Hope was 40 yrs ago. The babbling brook, the river, the trails, the wildlife, were exceptional. Kudos to my old friends! If you are looking for some time with nature in an unspoiled setting...look no further!
We had such a lovely, peaceful, and cozy stay at the Brookside cabin. The Brookside cabin is immaculate on the inside. It's clean, rustic, yet luxurious with the beautiful shower and jacuzzi. The cabin had been decorated for Christmas, which made it look extra cozy. The sound of the stream rushing by the cabin just adds to the peaceful environment. We enjoyed the double sided fireplace and the host was so kind and helpful throughout our two days there. During a hike, we encountered a group of beautiful deer hopping by. It was such a great experience and we left feeling more connected to nature. We will definitely be visiting again. We couldn't have asked for a better new years weekend.
Babbling brook, easy walk to the Delaware River, all the amenities of home with the feel of simple living.Many trails to walk if you enjoy that or just sit and watch the the Masthope Creek go by. Deer, birds, and other wild life surround you. Very caring hosts. Perfect place to unwind, relax and decompress from the world.
We have been staying here for over 20 years. The McKays are more like family than a vacation rental. The atmosphere is so serene and tranquil. I look forward to knitting or reading by the fire, walking the trails and along the river. I almost hate to tell people where I stay, because I don't want to have it get booked up when I am going. We look forward every year to the time at Sylvania, it has become a part of our lives that we are not really to retire! You won't be disappointed staying with he McKay family. The cabins and the houses are immaculate, country decorated and kitchens are supplied with everything but the food! They even have wifi if you are inclined to work or check emails while there.
My favorite place to stay, anywhere, EVER! This place is a little slice of heaven — from the beautiful cabins to the location in the woods near a babbling brook and a 10-minute walk to the river... Plenty of privacy yet you’re not isolated. Jane and John and their staff are perfect hosts — accommodating, friendly, there when you need them but not in your face. It’s simply the most peaceful and beautiful place I’ve ever had the good fortune to visit. And multiple repeat trips over the years have been consistently perfect. Go!