The Environment & History

est. 1930


established in the 1930s

The Lodge, in all of its glory, circa 1940

The Lodge, in all of its glory, circa 1940

The Dwarfskill Preserve began as a hunting lodge in the 1930s.  It was a group of friends who had applied for membership in a hunting club but were turned down because one of their group was Jewish (the club where they applied discriminated against Jews).

So they formed their own club, purchased the Dwarfskill Preserve property, built a Lodge, Cottage and Cabin and incorporated the club as FEA Lodge. FEA is an acronym, for F*** "‘em all, presumably a message to the club that refused them admission. But F*** ‘em might be how you’ll feel when you enjoy the privacy and sense of escape that makes the Dwarfskill Preserve such a magical place.

Located only 75 miles from New York City, 125 from Philadelphia, and just six miles from Milford, the seat of Pike County, with its historic attractions, shops, galleries and restaurants.



Forever changing

The Dwarfskill Preserve is located in the great Northeast of the US, with four seasons distinct seasons every year, each with its own charms. Each day at the Dwarfskill is unique, whether it is a spring day fly-fishing for native Brook Trout in the stream, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing the trails in the winter, enjoy fresh cider and spectacular fall color in the autumn or the renewal of spring in the verdant forest.

Here are some snap shots all along the seasons. We hope to see you for all of them!

Photgraphy Courtesty of   @robyaskovic    -  Keep on fishing Rob!

Photgraphy Courtesty of @robyaskovic - Keep on fishing Rob!


Fishing: the trout

Throughout the Dwarfskill Preserve runs almost a mile of Class A trout stream with native Brook Trout. Class A trout waters are considered to contain the highest-quality naturally reproducing trout.

The Dwarfskill Creek has been classified as "Exceptional Value" by the Pennsylvania State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which is the highest quality stream ranking in Pennsylvania.

P.S. Did we mention this awesome creek is in view from the Lodge deck? Trout stamps are readily available at several nearby sporting good shops.


Check out the happy trout! This background video was recorded during research on the biodiversity of the Dwarfskill Creek.