These beautiful wooden doors feature nature scenes and wildlife, and they are made in Pennsylvania! Check out the Rustic Screen Door page on our website to see these unique doors customized with black bears, deer, pine trees, elk, fish, ducks, a heron, and even a replica of Lake Wallenpaupack.
It’s the perfect addition to your country home or rustic retreat!
Unique Home Accents
If you’re looking for something special to complete a room or complement your home decor, check out our Home Accents section. It features a selection of the many interesting pieces available in our 3 large showrooms.
From customizable wall hangings to lovely barnwood furnishings, there’s something for every room.
See What’s on Sale
One of the most popular areas on our website is our Clearance Page! We continually update it with furniture that is marked down and ready for delivery. Many of the quality brands you’ll find here are made in America.
Eighty-two years ago, Van Gorders’ Furniture began business as the Honesdale Furniture Exchange in the massive four-story building that still houses its flagship showroom. Today, that historic structure has entered its 150th year of service to Honesdale and the surrounding region.
Originally the National Hotel, the building still stands at the corner of Church and Sixth Streets. As reported by Gloria McCullough (Wayne County Historical Society) in the Wayne Independent, the large brick structure was originally erected in 1868 by William Weaver.
“The building was one of the largest single buildings constructed in Honesdale in the time period,” McCullough wrote. “An opera house with a large stage and two dressing rooms on either side occupied the second floor. The property included a brick barn that could accommodate 110 horses.”
Today, the former hotel is filled with the finest American-made rustic and classic home furnishings, as well as flooring products and Sealy Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster mattresses.
From providing lodging to becoming the premiere showcase for top quality home furnishings, the former National Hotel — Van Gorders’ flagship showroom — is still making history.
Enter to Win
To celebrate the building’s 150th Anniversary, Van Gorders’ Furniture will award a gift certificate valued at $150 to a lucky winner to be chosen at random through a contest hosted on our Facebook page.
Earn a chance to win by simply “liking” or commenting on our Friday, March 23rd post. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 28th. Deadline to enter is midnight on Tuesday, March 27th.
Stop by for a Power Browse
We invite you to stop by our Honesdale showroom for a look at the living history of the building that has served our region for 150 years.
Watch our own Scott Mosher demonstrate how it works.
Expandable Dining Room Tables
Have some last minute additions to your guest list? An expandable dining room table can add flexibility to your holiday gatherings.
Butterfly leaves are great for smaller spaces. The removable centerpiece can be placed at any time to accommodate a large group at your dining room table.
Drop leaf dining room tables feature end pieces that can be folded down to save space, or up to add more place settings.
Storage leaf tables help to protect your table leaves when not in use.
If you really want to make things easy, try this solid oak model by TEI. Once again, Scott will show you how it works.
When things quiet down and it’s time to watch your favorite holiday movie, there’s nothing like a comfy reclining sofa to help you relax. But if you think reclining sofas are made for man caves, think again!
At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we carry this stylish power reclining sofa by La-Z-Boy. It makes it easy to kick back while maintaining your home’s aesthetic.
Autumn is a great time to tour the small towns of the Pocono and Catskill Mountains along the scenic Upper Delaware River where our three big showrooms are located:
Milford, 321 Water Street
Honesdale, Church and 6th Streets
Lake Wallenpaupack, Route 6
Visit us in Milford, PA for Fall Fun!
Our newest showroom in Milford, PA is filled with the finest selection of classic and rustic brand furnishings for every room of your home. Plus, we’re having a storewide sale during Columbus Day weekend!
As if that’s not enough, you can also say hi to the newest addition to our Milford team: Tube Dude. He’s always ready to welcome you with a smile!
Milford is quite a bustling little town, with lots of festivals and events during every season. So, you can always plan a day trip to the village and visit us on your travels. Here are a few autumn events to consider…
Black Bear Film Festival
The Black Bear Film Festival is like Hollywood on the Delaware. It recognizes Milford’s rich heritage as a filmmaking location — back in the days of silent movies Zane Grey, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish and John Barrymore visited the town while shooting on location.
This year, from October 14 through 16, Milford will turn into a modern film lover’s dream. The festival will feature three days of independent movies to entertain, educate, inspire and celebrate the art of filmmaking.
Most movies are screened in the historic Milford Theatre. You might even catch a glimpse of some celebrity guests! There is also a free Film Salon and selections appropriate for children.
Toast to Milford
On Saturday, October 22 you can taste, toast and tour your way around beautiful Milford, PA during a Toast to Milford. Businesses throughout town will offer complimentary tastings of craft beers, cuisine, cocktails, coffee, sweet treats, teas, olive oils and more. You’ll experience all that Milford has to offer!
Be sure to stop by Van Gorders’ Furniture from 1:00 to 4:00 pm that day to enjoy wine and light snacks in our Milford, PA showroom.
Did you know that at Van Gorders’ Furniture we offer a wide selection of quality American-made brands? That’s right. Made in the USA.
Come on in and check it out!
Visit any of our three big showrooms in Milford, Honesdale, or at scenic Lake Wallenpaupack, in PA. You’ll find beautiful classic and rustic furnishings for every room of your home. Living room, dining room, bedroom, bar, and patio. And, that’s not all!
This American-made furniture is of superior value. It looks better because it is better. It’s made in the USA and it does not cost more.
Stop by one of Van Gorders’ three welcoming showrooms this Labor Day weekend to compare, and enjoy storewide savings. You’ll soon see that our 80-year-old family-owned business is not at all like the cookie cutter big box stores.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to answer your questions. But there’s never any pressure, just a relaxing shopping adventure.
Each of our showrooms feature Sealy Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster mattress galleries. You can test out the mattress that’s right for you. And, save hundreds of dollars on America’s premier luxury mattress.
Plus, you’ll find a La-Z-Boy Comfort Studio at our historic flagship store in downtown Honesdale. We feature the best recliner prices in the northeast.
Get your La-Z-Boy recliner or sectional in time for football season!
For more information, visit us online or call one of the showrooms at 570-296-9610, 570-253-1860 or 570-226-9726.
Celebrating 80 Years
Be sure to enter the Van Gorders’ Furniture Facebook contest. It runs monthly through 2016 in honor of our 80th year in business!
It’s interesting to note that a selection of the quality American-made rustic furniture that we carry is constructed from salvaged old growth barnwood timbers reclaimed from structures out west. Each piece of rustic barnwood furniture tells a story of America’s history. Materials with the right look and quality are handpicked and recycled into beautiful furniture that carries timeworn greys and brown tones, saw marks, nail holes, exposed joinery, and metal work that makes it one-of a-kind.
Back in the day, when the barns were first constructed, a 2 x 4 actually measured 2 inches thick, and the tight-grained wood from ancient trees cut on a circle sawmill maintained the tell-tale half circle marks from the blade. Those kinds of quality timbers aren’t available in the new lumber produced today.
Heirloom Quality Barnwood Furniture
Reclaiming old growth timbers to construct rustic barnwood furniture produces bold, sturdy pieces that are built to last. Owning a piece of barnwood furniture ensures that you will have something beautiful to pass on from generation to generation.
Each piece is unique, with a natural patina that only Father Time and Mother Nature can create. Support beams that once sustained the weight of the season’s hay stocks are transformed into massive dining room table legs or bedposts. Antique roof trusses and siding boards are reimagined into doors, drawers or table tops.
Bring the Outdoors Inside
At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we maintain a deep respect for the majesty of the great outdoors as well as the many fine traditions that are part of our nation’s past.
Will you be the next lucky winner of an $80 gift certificate for Van Gorders’ Furniture?
Our April contest is coming up on the 15th so be sure not to miss it.
Take a video tour of the Van Gorders’ Furniture showrooms to see our outstanding selection of classic and rustic furniture brands for every room of your home. Sofas, love seats, chairs, dining room tables, outdoor furniture, dressers, desks, bedroom sets, night stands, and more. We have what you need to fit your space and your budget!
Plus, all three showrooms feature Sealy Galleries where you can test out quality mattresses to help you get the good night’s rest you deserve.
We always offer the lowest prices around on Sealy Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster!
Eighty years ago, Van Gorders’ Furniture began business as the Honesdale Furniture Exchange. Founder Ralph Van Gorder rented the bottom floor of the Jenkins Building on Honesdale’s Main Street in 1936 and placed an ad in the Wayne Independent saying he would buy anyone’s used furniture—“a single piece, an attic full or a house full.”
To celebrate our 80-year milestone, we’re awarding an $80 gift certificate every month in 2016 through a Facebook contest. Participants must “like” our page to earn a chance to win by correctly identifying various aspects of a photo we will post monthly on our Facebook page.
Check out our February winner as selected by our own Scott Mosher!
Decades before social media came into existence, Ralph Van Gorder began building a customer base the old fashioned way. Reflecting on Ralph’s business acumen, his son Don Van Gorder wrote, “I have always heard that the Dutch were avid merchants, so Dad evidently came into his calling naturally.”
It wasn’t long before Ralph realized the need to expand, and purchased a sprawling four-floor historic landmark in Honesdale, which we still use today. Originally the National Hotel, it has stood at the corner of Church and Sixth Streets since 1865.
Although the business survived the devastating flood of 1942, some artifacts, like its first ledger, are permanently stained with flood mud. The ledger reveals that the first customer bought a “Wash Boiler” for $1.00, to be paid within two weeks. The next was a “battery radio with speaker,” at a cost of $2.50—“to be worked out.”
Growing and Changing with the Times
As the business continued to grow, Don opened a modern second showroom on Route 6 at beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, PA in 1978. His son Scott joined the business and brought a distinct focus on lodge- and Adirondack-style furnishings that reflect the natural beauty of the Pocono Mountains, Catskills and Delaware River Highlands.
Scott’s three sons Derek, Dylan and Max have since entered the business, and in October 2014 Van Gorders’ Furniture expanded into its third showroom in Milford, PA. “We have staying power, a unique product mix, and an honest approach to business,” explains Scott. Grandsons Greg and Jackson are already involved in sustaining the family reputation as a longtime community business with their winning personalities.
Another factor contributing to our 80-year success story is our caring and knowledgeable professional staff—some of whom have been with us for more than 35 years—who provide excellent and dependable service to devoted customers. As in the early days, every team member is dedicated to providing an enjoyable and relaxing shopping adventure, which means being helpful without being pushy.
Today, Van Gorders’ Furniture is proud to serve the Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey regions as the fifth generation of Van Gorders learns the art and craft of a multi-generational family business.