Luxury mountaintop getaways often skew one of two ways: soulless new construction or campy timbertown. This Buck Hill Falls gem stands out for avoiding both.

Built in 1902, the home retains much of its period charm even while it has been renovated to accommodate modern tastes. There is still a bit of exposed timber, but in square footage so gracious, it seems less like a cabin and more like a retreat. The two-story great room could have veered into familiar Pocono territory, but the room retains its original stone fireplace.

Period charm never goes very far in a kitchen, and this one has been renovated to include granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The master suite has also been recently added, and it includes an en-suite bathroom with hot tub.

Among the showstoppers in the five-bedroom home are a series of terraces and porches. One is so much closer to an outdoor living room that it feels unfair to refer to it as a deck.

The home is listed by Caroline Salvino at Classic Properties for $995,000. To get a true sense of the home, check out a virtual tour here.

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