Plan a Day Trip to One of Our Furniture Showrooms

Our three welcoming furniture showrooms in Honesdale, Milford and at Lake Wallenpaupack, in Pennsylvania, offer wide selections of classic and rustic furnishings for every room of your home.

Each showroom is conveniently located near local attractions and special events that make great day trips.

So, plan a visit to one of our unique furniture showrooms around any of these interesting events and exhibits!

Enjoy the Hawley Harvest Hoedown Near our Lake Wallenpaupack Furniture Showroom

Poster advertising the Hawley harvest Hoedown.Listen to some bluegrass and peep the crisp colors of autumn leaves during the Hawley Harvest Hoedown on Saturday, October 14. This free, popular event features games, brews, contests, demonstrations, family activities, crafts, day and night entertainment, fresh locally grown foods, and more on the main and side streets of Hawley, PA beginning at 10:00 AM.

The headliner for the evening bluegrass and folk Concert at the Ritz Company Playhouse is Driftwood, from Binghamton, New York, a bluegrass fusion band with a rock ‘n’ roll soul and a folk-art mind. Why not swing into our Lake Wallenpaupack furniture showroom while swinging your partner at the Hoedown!

Visit the Paper Caves Near our Honesdale PA Furniture Showroom

Photo by Sandy Long of the Paper Caves in Honesdale, PA.
The Paper Caves at Basin and Main. Photo by Sandy Long.

Artist Samuelle Green has created an amazing large scale sculptural installation called The Paper Caves, which is open every Saturday, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, now through November 2017, at Basin and Main, in Honesdale PA.

This unique exhibit is something you don’t want to miss! And, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from our four-floor historic flagship store at the corner of Church and 6th Streets.

Catch the Black Bear Film Festival Near our Milford, PA Furniture Showroom

Black Bear Film festival logo.Every year, independent film lovers flock to the quaint village of Milford, PA to catch an eclectic selection of movies in an historic setting at the Black Bear Film Festival. This year’s festival is happening from October 20 – 22, at The Milford Theater, at 114 E Catharine Street.

Check out the schedule at the festival’s website, and stop by to see us at 321 Water Street (Route 2001) while you’re in town. Maybe even grab some lunch at the Waterwheel Café, just down the road from us!

 

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Find Quality Furniture Made in the USA

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!

Made in the USA Brands

Photo of a Made in the USA Fireside Lodge bar set.
Unique Fireside Lodge bar set.

You can select from La-Z-Boy, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Vaughan-Bassett, Fireside Lodge, Green Gables, Old Hickory, and more!

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.

Friendly Staff

Photo of a Made in the USA La Z Boy sectional.
Get your La-Z-Boy in time for football season!

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!

Click here to get all the details you’ll need to win an $80 gift certificate.

And, watch the video below to catch a preview of our unique furniture showrooms.

You’ll like what you find!

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!

It’s Our 80th Anniversary!

Photo of Van Gorders' Furniture Honesdale showroom to celebrate the business's 80th anniversary.
Our Flagship showroom at the corner of Church & 6th Streets in Honesdale, PA.

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.”

Today, our fourth-generation family-owned business sells new furniture, specializing in the finest American-made rustic home furnishings, as well as flooring and Sealy Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster mattresses. We have consistently grown and changed with the times, now serving the tri-state region with the Lake Region’s three largest furniture showrooms, located in Milford, Lake Wallenpaupack and Honesdale, PA.

80th Anniversary Facebook Contest

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

Photo of the Van Gorders' Furniture team showcasing rustic furniture at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Rustic for the Home Harvest Festival.
Max, Greg, Derek (holding Jack), and Dylan Van Gorder.

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.

Photo of Van Gorders' Furniture staff members at the Milford, PA showroom.
Our great team of staff members. Left to right: Jeff Beddoe, Darrell Lavoie, Casey Dmochowski, Scott Mosher, Sean Davis, and Joe Ayres.

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.

Visit our website to see more. And, don’t forget to “like” our Facebook page to follow the monthly contest and learn about upcoming sales or special offers.

View Bald Eagles this Winter

 

Photo by Sandy Long of a wintering bald eagle along the Upper Delaware River.
A wintering bald eagle. Photo courtesy Sandy Long.

Majestic bald eagles are a spectacular sight in the Upper Delaware River region of the Pocono and Catskill Mountains.

Winter is one of the best times to view these amazing birds.

According to our local land trust, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, about 150-200 bald eagles migrate to our region during the winter months.

The eagles are seeking a reliable food source and undisturbed habitat. They come from northern locations where most waterways are now frozen solid.

Bald Eagles Along the Upper Delaware River

What makes our area so attractive to bald eagles is the open water on the Upper Delaware River and its tributaries, which are excellent sources of fresh fish.

Some bald eagles fly nearly 900 miles from their breeding grounds to spend the winter here, according to the Conservancy.

The Upper Delaware River region also features large stands of trees and expanses of protected lands that provide perches from which eagles can hunt.

Eagle Watching Excursions

The Conservancy offers a full line-up of guided eagle watching events on most Saturdays during January and February. Sign up soon as these popular excursions fill up quickly!

What’s also fun is the free annual Eagle Day set for Saturday, January 23, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, located just down Route 6 near our Lake Region showroom.

Eagle Day is fun for the whole family. It includes spectacular “Live Birds of Prey” demonstrations by Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, at 1:00pm and 3pm. There are also hands-on activities by Lacawac Sanctuary and many opportunities to learn about eagles and other native birds.

Bald Eagles at Van Gorders’ Furniture

There are plenty of eagle viewing opportunities near any of Van Gorders’ 3 welcoming rustic furniture showrooms in Honesdale, Milford or near Lake Wallenpaupack, PA. So, why not make a day trip for an eagle excursion and a relaxing shopping adventure.

Photo of a wooden rustic furniture accent at Van Gorders' Furniture featuring bald eagles and a black bear.
One of our unique wooden wall hangings featuring bald eagles and a black bear.

At Van Gorders’ Furniture, our motto is Bring the Outdoors Inside! That means you’ll find plenty of unique rustic furnishings and accent pieces featuring bald eagles and many other beautiful animals like black bears and blue herons.

From carvings, to tables, to one-of-a-kind fabrics, each one will make your Lake Region home or retreat a reflection of nature’s beauty.

Visit one of our spacious showrooms today for a power browse! There’s never any pressure, just honest savings. Our experienced staff is ready to answer your questions or offer help only when you need it.

Or, visit us online at VanGorders.com.

You’ll like what you find!

You can also submit a comment or question for Van Gorders’ Furniture right here…

3 Space Saving Tips to Get You the Perfect Dining Room Table

The holidays are right around the corner. Soon, it will be time for special gatherings and meals with family and friends!

Right now is the perfect time to spruce up your home with a new dining room table. At Van Gorders’ Furniture we carry quality American made brands like Country Value, Old Hickory and Green Gables.

And, we’ve got many dining room table options to fit your home décor, and your space.

Dining Room Tables – 3 Space Saving Tips

Here are 3 stylish and convenient space-saving options.

Photo of a Green Gables dining room table at Van Gorders' Furniture in Milford, PA.
This beauty is handcrafted in the United States from reclaimed barnwood timbers.
  • 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.

We also carry a selection of base options, some of which provide extra storage. Or, a lazy susan option for ease of serving your guests.

Dining Room Table Finishes

At Van Gorders’ Furniture you can choose from a variety of wood species, like barnwood, oak, hickory, chestnut, and even pine.

Photo of a dining room table and chairs at Van Gorders' Furniture in Milford, PA.
Look at the quality craftsmanship in this Green Gables chair.

One of our most popular dining room table styles is made of reclaimed barnwood timbers by Green Gables Furniture in Illinois. These finely crafted pieces are sturdy and stylish. Their form and function create a family heirloom to be loved for generations to come.

So stop by any of Van Gorders’ 3 big showrooms for a relaxing shopping adventure—in downtown Honesdale, historic Milford or at scenic Lake Wallenpaupack. There’s never any sales pressure, just a relaxing experience in our unique and welcoming showrooms.

Our experienced staff is ready to answer your questions or offer help only when you need it.

Or, visit us online at VanGorders.com.

You’ll like what you find!

You can also submit a comment or question for Van Gorders’ Furniture right here…

Get a Comfortable Recliner for the Big Game

Football season is here, and the best seat in the house for college or pro games is a comfortable recliner.

At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we carry a variety of quality recliner brands like La-Z-Boy, England, Flexsteel and Best—most are made in the USA. They’re comfortable, durable and affordable.

Photo of comfortable La Z Boy recliners at Van Gorders' FurniturePlus, we’ve got a variety of great recliner options for you to choose from…

If you want to go big, we’ve got reclining loveseats and sofas, so the whole family can watch the big game.

For extreme comfort, try a power or lift recliner. Or, how about a massage recliner? It can really take the edge off when your team is having a bad week!

You can customize your selection with an array of fabrics or leather applications to fit your home décor or personal style.

Van Gorders’ Furniture has hundreds of recliners in stock and the lowest prices around. Test one out in our La-Z-Boy Comfort Studio in our Honesdale showroom.

Or stop by any of Van Gorders’ 3 big showrooms for a relaxing shopping adventure—in downtown Honesdale, historic Milford or at scenic Lake Wallenpaupack.

You’ll like what you find!

Here’s a preview…

Rustic for the Home

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts hosts an annual Harvest Festival on its hallowed grounds at the site of the original Woodstock concert. Now in its 17th year, the Harvest Festival celebrates the bounty, talent and beauty of Sullivan County, New York and surrounding areas.

This wonderful event takes place every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning August 30 and ending September 27. The family-friendly festival features a farmers market, craft village, live performances, corn and hay mazes, pony rides and more. Parking is $2; admission is free.

Photo of the Van Gorders' Furniture team showcasing rustic furniture at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Rustic for the Home Harvest Festival.
Here’s the Van Gorders’ Furniture crew at last year’s Rustic for the Home Harvest Festival.

Every year, Van Gorders’ Furniture joins in the festivities during the Rustic For The Home showcase, slated for Sunday, September 27. This event features fine quality, handcrafted goods that enhance one’s rustic lifestyle.

We search far and wide for American-made home furnishings and specialty items for our customers in the Upper Delaware River region and beyond. You can always see these fine furnishings in our three spacious showrooms in Honesdale and Milford, and at Lake Wallenpaupack, PA. But we’ll be bringing lots of beautiful furniture and rustic home décor to our booth at the Bethel Woods Harvest Festival.

Take a peek at our welcoming showrooms & rustic furnishings!

Spring Cabin SALE on Old Hickory Furniture

Spruce up your home for spring!

All through March, in all 3 of the Van Gorders’ Furniture showrooms, enjoy 30% off America’s favorite rustic furniture brand — Old Hickory! That’s an EXTRA 10% off our regular price!

All through March, in all 3 of the Van Gorders' Furniture showrooms, enjoy 30% off America's favorite rustic furniture brand -- Old Hickory Furniture Company.

Since 1899 Old Hickory Furniture Company has been handcrafting heirloom-quality furniture and accents in the heartland of America. Old Hickory is known for its quality, durability, sustainability and rustic comfort.

Back when it began, Old Hickory furnished nearly all of America’s national parks, including the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park. The dining chairs in the main hall are the very same chairs shipped and installed in 1906!

Old Hickory Furniture Company is America's favorite rustic furniture brand.
Bring the outdoors inside with Old Hickory’s unique heirloom-quality rustic furniture.

Today’s Old Hickory combines designs from the company’s history with more contemporary styles for your home. Yet the process of handcrafting each piece remains very much the same. Attention to detail, careful matching of parts, assembly with mortise and tenon, and the meticulous hand weaving process, make Old Hickory Furniture’s products unique, comfortable and durable.

After 100 years, old-fashioned care continues at Old Hickory Furniture Company, the home of America’s genuine, original furniture.

And, Van Gorders’ Furniture is proud to bring you this unique American-made classic. So stop by during March for some power browsing in each of our showrooms, and enjoy 30% off Old Hickory furniture!

You’re gonna like it here!