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A-Frame Cabin 50 Minutes From Philly

For our first foray into boutique vacation homes, we chose an A-Frame cabin located on 2.5 quiet acres in South Jersey with frontage on the Maurice River. The cabin is located in Dorchester, NJ about 50 minutes from Philly and 20-30 minutes to many of the popular shore towns of Southern Jersey.

This cabin was built in the 60’s from California Redwood and we were fortunate enough to buy it from the original family that created it. We completely overhauled it with a Scandinavian Modern interior design. The building was also fully insulated and had all mechanicals updated for modern comfort.

The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and sleeps a maximum of 8 fine folks. Perfect for two families or a group of friends. There is a commercial kitchen, 2 fire pits, a huge rear deck with wood-fired hot tub and a makeshift private beach along the river.

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Peace & Quiet

This house is located on a quiet back road in a tiny town on 2.5 acres of wooded land. The perfect escape from urban life!

Wood-Fired Hot Tub*

We made a homemade hot tub out of a farm stock tank heated with wood and kept clean with salt water. It’s the perfect spot to cool off after a day at the beach or warm up on a crisp Fall night!
* Hot Tub closed for Winter months due to freezing pipes. Sorry.

Boating & Kayaking

There is a boat launch right up the river and kayaks can be launched from our private beach with correct timing of the tides. The river is very popular for boating and kayaking by the locals.

Birds and Wildlife

This area along the river is full of a variety of birds. A few quick trips nearby can turn up even more varieties and wildlife to those nature lovers out there. The are two bald eagles with their home right down the river that we see often there.

Scandinavian Modern Design

While this is an old cabin in a rural location, it is exceptionally modern inside. The feature lots of plywood, concrete, black and white. It’s designed for those that appreciate both nature and design.

Full Commercial Kitchen

The kitchen features high-end commercial appliances including a 36″ Gas Range by Thermador. Everything you need to cook basic meals is stocked in the kitchen along with some essentials like spices and oils.

Big Green Egg Grill

We wanted the best in vacation grilling for our guests, so we bought the biggest Big Green Egg charcoal grill they make. Charcoal is provided along with all utensils needed and a book of recipes and instructions. This thing does it all from slowly smoking meats to searing the perfect steak.

Full Linen Service

This is not a home where you need to bring a bunch of sheets and towels. The same high quality linens from Parachute are stocked in here just like our larger hotels. That includes new waffle robes and a dozen Woolrich blankets!

Sonos Surround Sound

The house is wired for Sonos Surround sound in the living area and out back around the deck and fire pits. We’ve even included a portable bluetooth speaker from Audio Pro Sound for your beach excursions.

Two Fire Pits

You can’t stay at a cabin in the woods without building a fire or two. We provide the firewood and you can build a fire in one of our two pits. One is stationary in the back yard and the other is portable for wherever you are chilling on site.

Quality Coffee and Tea

Once again, we are bringing our guests complimentary coffee from Rival Bros Coffee and loose leaf tea by Steap and Grind. We’ve provided a number of ways to brew the perfect cup including a burr grinder, Chemex and kettles from Fellow.

Projection Screen & Apple TV

There is a great drive-in 15 minutes away, but if you want to create your own cozy cinema experience in the cabin, we’ve included an 8′ wide HD projection system connected to both Cable and your favorite streaming services via an Apple TV. Yes, we have HBO.

Comfortable Furnishings

No cheap IKEA furniture here. The folks from Article have collaborated with us to offer high-end furniture while we continue to buy the most comfortable mattresses and pillows from Casper and Parachute.

Private “River Beach”

We’ve built a small beach along the Maurice River for your own use. It’s a great place to have coffee on in the AM with the neighboring Bald Eagles or have a campfire and enjoy the sunset.

Secluded, quiet and super-comfortable. A fantastic getaway!
AnonymousLandscape Architect
Glamping on steroids.
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  • Becky Wilson Avatar

    This place is amazing and the perfect retreat! Definitely want to go back in the winter to see it covered in snow, but highly recommend to anyone that’s even thinking... read more

    Becky Wilson 25/07/18
    Jacquelyn Gebert Avatar

    Beautiful place. A must visit

    Jacquelyn Gebert 05/06/18
    Erin Malone Avatar

    Can't say enough good things about the A-frame. We had an amazing end of summer hurrah! Loved every second

    Erin Malone 05/09/18
  • John Rodgers Avatar

    Sitting on this soft AF leather couch getting snowed in during late March at the moment... what a great little spot with everything you need. Next time we'll make it... read more

    John Rodgers 21/03/18
    Stella The Light Avatar

    Wish I could give this place more than 5 stars! Location is ideal, house was perfectly clean and tidy + the decor was amazing and cozy. Small waterfront beach steps... read more

    Stella The Light 25/01/19
    Will Gilchrist, Jr. Avatar

    Such a beautiful home! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It’s in a bit of a odd location, in-between a ship yard and other residential areas, and is not as secluded as... read more

    Will Gilchrist, Jr. 14/02/19


Top – 2nd Floor / Middle – Ground Floor / Bottom – Finished Basement

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Hand Sketched by Studio Bryan Hanes

I love Lokal A-frame, a secluded location in Dorchester NJ, yet less than a 50 minutes drive from Philadelphia. We enjoyed every little bit of this cabin and I can't deny my adoration for the very modern and unique, up to date appliances and tech that makes the stay even more pleasant and enjoyable. The rustic touch is there so you will fill the warm welcoming cabin vibe as it should be. Perfect place to bring your family and friends for a long stay or short!
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A-Frame Cabin Rates

* Well behaved pets allowed with extra cleaning fee

Spring Weekdays
  • Up to 8 Guests
  • 2-Night Min Stay
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood & Charcoal
  • Pets Allowed*
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Summer Weekdays
  • Up to 8 Guests
  • 2-Night Min Stay
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood & Charcoal
  • Pets Allowed*
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Fall Weekdays
  • Up to 8 Guests
  • 2-Night Min Stay
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood & Charcoal
  • Pets Allowed*
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Winter Weekdays
  • Up to 8 Guests
  • 2-Night Min Stay
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood & Charcoal
  • Pets Allowed*
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Weekends & Holidays
  • Up to 8 Guests
  • 2-Night Min Stay
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood & Charcoal
  • Pets Allowed*
Vacation Better
The PLACE to relax! This beautiful cabin sits in South Jersey. The location makes its private beach nicely secluded and has a wonderful view. Our room was perfect, the bed very comfortable and the best part of it was probably the balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee. Also, the terrace is well equipped with a fire pit and an amazing Big-green Egg charcoal grill. All you need is there and we hope to come back soon!
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