Furniture You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Photo of an Enrico Bartolini table.
Coffee table by Enrico Bartolini.

While the big box stores are stocking the same old furniture styles that everyone else carries, at Van Gorders’ we’re sourcing unique, handcrafted rustic pieces by skilled local artisans.

Visit any of our three spacious showrooms to find furniture that features gorgeous natural materials like wood and river rocks complemented by fine metal accents.

This gorgeous Enrico Bartolini coffee table, for example, is crafted right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania from spalted maple and petrified wood from Madagascar.

Photo of the signature on an Enrico Bartolini table.
Hand-signed by the artist.

It sits atop burnished metal legs, and is stamped and hand-signed.

This amazing heirloom-quality piece is available right now in our Lake Wallenpaupack showroom.

Stop by for a power browse!

 

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Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of our Historic Honesdale Building

Win a Gift Certificate for $150!

Photo of Van Gorders' Furniture Honesdale showroom to celebrate the business's 80th anniversary.
Our Flagship Showroom in Honesdale, PA. The building turns 150 years old in 2018!

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.

Fine Construction

“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.

Logo for Van Gorders' Furniture Facebook contest.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.

Of course, you’re welcome at our Milford and Lake Wallenpaupack showrooms as well.

You’ll always be assisted by friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff—some of whom have remained with us for nearly four decades—who provide excellent and dependable service to our devoted customers.

Customize Your Furniture to Fit Your Style

Your home is an expression of your personal style. Your furniture should be, too!

Customize your bedroom furniture hardware at Van Gorders' Furniture.
Unique hardware can enhance the style of your home furnishings.

At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we offer a variety of ways to customize your home furnishings.

  • Fabrics
  • Hardware
  • Wood species
  • And more!

Stop by one of our welcoming showrooms in Honesdale, Milford or at Lake Wallenpaupack, in PA to see the options.

Customize Your Country Value Bedroom Set

Customize your Country Value Woodworks bedroom furniture at Van Gorders' Furniture.
Customize your finely crafted Country Value Woodworks furniture.

One example of how you can customize your bedroom furniture selections is with our Country Value Woodoworks brand.

These beautiful pieces are finely constructed by Amish craftsmen in Pennsylvania.

Customize the wood species on your bedroom furniture at Van Gorders' Furniture.
Select the wood species that fits your home décor.

Truly, you can have it YOUR way! Choose your favorite wood species, finish and hardware to fit your preferences.

Our courteous staff are ready to help you choose the color, style, and size that fits your personal style and your living space. Most of our staff have been with our family owned business for many years. So when you ask a question, you will receive a knowledgeable answer.

Contact Van Gorders’ Furniture to learn more. Or, visit one of our big furniture showrooms for a power browse. You’ll find a unique selection of classic and rustic styles for every room of your home.

Furniture to Make Your Holidays Merrier

The holiday season is here! It’s a special time of year when family and friends gather together for meals, merriment and extended visits.

At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we’ve got classic and rustic furnishings, for every room of your home, to help simplify your life… and your celebrations.

La-Z-Boy iClean Fabric

Family gatherings are great, but they can sometimes be messy! You’ll spend less time cleaning up with La-Z-Boy iClean Fabric. It repels spills and resists stains! Plus, it’s:

  • affordable
  • beautiful
  • easy to clean
  • great for active households with children or pets

We carry hundreds of La-Z-Boy recliners and sofas in all three of our showrooms in Honesdale, Milford, or at Lake Wallenpaupack, in Pennsylvania.

And, we offer the best prices in the northeast!

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.

Reclining Sofas

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.

Watch Max Van Gorder Demonstrate How it Works

For more information, check out our website or visit one of our three welcoming showrooms in Honesdale, Milford, or at Lake Wallenpaupack, in Pennsylvania.

Summer Sounds and Savings

Summer is sizzling with a great selection of free live music events in our area — a few of them happen in and around our welcoming rustic showrooms. What better way to enjoy a relaxing power browse or take advantage of our ongoing sales? Stop by to enjoy the music and the savings!

Americana and 60s Rock

Don’t miss Little Sparrow playing Americana, 60s rock, bluegrass, country and jazz at our Milford showroom during the annual Milford Music Festival.

Little Sparrow plays in the Van Gorders' Furniture Milford, PA showroom on Saturday, June 24 as part of the Milford Music Festival.Little Sparrow
Saturday, June 24
1 to 4 pm
321 Water Street (Route 2001)

See the Full Milford Music Festival Line-Up.

Little Sparrow has been performing in the Upper Delaware River region since 2008. The band is comprised of Aldo Troiani on mandolin, guitar and vocals; Carol Smith on guitar and vocals; and Lester Wilson on bass. They recently added Jay Ganz on Peal Steel guitar; Van Manakas on fiddle and guitar; and Mike Cervone on drums.

Homegrown Music and Arts

Enjoy a delightful day of live music and crafts just down the street from our Honesdale showroom.

Roots & Rhythm Festival
Saturday, June 17
Central Park
1:30 to 9:00 pm

See the Full Roots & Rhythm Line-Up.

Take a peek inside our unique rustic furniture showrooms.

Fun with the Black Bear Film Festival

Van Gorders’ Furniture partnered with the Black Bear Film Festival (BBFF) to host a reception for renewing and new members of BBFF’s Patrons Den on Sunday, January 22 in our Milford, PA showroom at 321 Water Street (Route 2001).

Scott Van Gorder welcomes patrons of Black Bear Film Festival into his Milford, PA furniture showroom.
Scott Van Gorder chats with Milford resident Kathryn Jung about our commitment to the Black Bear Film Festival and the community at large.

“As a local business in Pike and Wayne counties,” said Scott Van Gorder, “we value the importance of Black Bear and other cultural institutions. The festival, its patrons and its sponsors are good for our business and good for our communities.”

Now in its 18th year, The Black Bear Film Festival is held every fall in Pike County, PA. Its mission is to support and promote innovative, independent films.

Guests at the reception in our Milford furniture showroom enjoyed wine, cheese, coffee, and treats as BBFF’s Bob Keiber previewed some of the film festival’s 2017 initiatives. He highlighted the return of BBFF’s Schools Partnership Initiative, which was launched last year with more than 12 student films showcased during festival weekend.

Black Bear Film Festival 2017

Photo of Bob Keiber of Black Bear Film Festival..
Bob Keiber informs Patrons Den Members of new Black Bear initiatives.

Leading up to the 2017 film festival, slated for October 20 through 22 in Milford, BBFF will provide films, events, workshops and programs throughout the year.

“We’ll always remain focused on the October festival weekend,” said Keiber, “but as we form partnerships with regional schools, merchants, and other community organizations, we all see the benefits of making Black Bear a year-round part of the community fabric.”

The Patrons Den membership club was launched last year by Barbara Buchanan and BBFF Board Member Will Voelkel as a means of welcoming festival patrons into a members’ club with benefits including previews, passes, special events and discounts.

For more information about membership contact the Black Bear Film Festival.

Photos provided by Jerry Weinstock.

Warm Holiday Wishes to You and Yours!

Photo of the Van Gorder family.From all of us here at Van Gorders’ Furniture, we wish you and yours a festive holiday season and bright new year!

Sincerely,

The Van Gorder Family

P.S. As we conclude our 80th year in business, it lifts our hearts to see our own Greg Van Gorder, part of our fifth generation, becoming involved in the family business.

Check out Greg on this recent episode of WNEP-TV’s Home & Backyard.

Photo of Greg Van Gorder on WNEP-TV's Home & Backyard.
                                                        Watch Greg in Action!

Music in Milford

With the bands booked and the stages being set, organizers of Milford Music Festival’s 15th annual event proudly announced their most music-filled weekend to date!

From June 24th to the 26th there will be more than 60 musical acts in 30 different venues throughout the town of Milford Pennsylvania, and it’s all free and family-friendly.

As part of the festival, Van Gorders’ Furniture will present Little Sparrow performing at our Milford showroom, at 321 Water Street (Route 2001), on Saturday, June 25, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Stop by to hear some Americana 60s rock, bluegrass, country and jazz.

Little Sparrow

Photo of the band Little Sparrow, a Catskill's-based band that plays Americana with elements of sixties rock, bluegrass, country, and jazz.Little Sparrow has been performing in the Upper Delaware River region since 2008. The band is comprised of Aldo Troiani on mandolin, guitar and vocals; Carol Smith on guitar and vocals; and Lester Wilson on bass. They recently added Jay Ganz on Peal Steel guitar; Van Manakas on fiddle and guitar; and Mike Cervone on drums.

Over the years Little Sparrow has invited dozens of accomplished musicians to perform with them, including Thurman Barker, Ron Penska, Brewster Smith, Doug Rodgers, Lynn Reno, Chip Forelli, Sara Hulse, Jim Stickler, Jesse and Larry Kitzmiller, Ralph Housman, Herb Clay, Kurt Knuth, Fred Scholl, Barry Wiesenfeld, Steve Schwartz, Mike Cervone, Greg Fiske and Leroy Seals, and Dan Engvaldsen. Whether as guest musicians or emeritus players, all of these musicians have helped to define the band’s free spirited musical style.

Music Festival Highlights

Milford Music Festival logo 2016.Highlights of Milford Music Festival 2016 include Friday night’s performance in The Foundation Room of the Columns Museum, featuring 3 acts as varied as blues, folk, roots and indie rock. The free show starts at 7pm.

On Sunday morning, the Milford Farmers Market at The Grotto Restaurant will host garage rock artist Francie Moon followed by the kick-off to Music in the Park’s summer series in Ann St Park.

Click here for the complete Milford Music Festival schedule and printable map.

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Enter Our Facebook Contest

Logo for Van Gorders' Furniture Facebook contest.Don’t miss the Van Gorders’ Furniture Facebook contest every month through 2016 in celebration of our 80th year in business!

In 1936, when Ralph Van Gorder started the business as the Honesdale Furniture Exchange he probably never imagined social media.

But, throughout the year we’ll award an $80 gift certificate every month to one lucky customer. Here’s how it works.

To participate:

  • Please make sure you “like” our Facebook page.
  • Then, when we post the contest photo during the middle of each month you must correctly answer a few questions about it in the post’s comments.
  • All correct responses will be entered into a raffle for an $80 gift certificate.
  • The monthly winners will be announced via Facebook.
  • Winners can pick up their prizes at any of our three welcoming showrooms in Honesdale, Milford or at Lake Wallenpaupack.

Facebook Contest Winners

Our February winner was Lisa Morgan Theobald and our March winner was Kathy Cosgrove Taninies!

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.

Our Showrooms

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!

Don’t forget to visit our website to see more. And, “like” the Van Gorders’ Furniture Facebook page to follow and enter our monthly Facebook contest! You’ll also get the latest info about our upcoming sales and special offers!