CAMP EAGLE SPIRIT AT HIGHBANK: A SEASONAL SUSQUEHANNA RIVER COTTAGE & RETREAT

Dick Germond

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CAMP EAGLE SPIRIT AT HIGHBANK: A SEASONAL SUSQUEHANNA RIVER COTTAGE & RETREAT

Bainbridge Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms (1-Queen, 1-Double Bed), 1/2 Bath (Shower only), see 'Amenities'.

Dating from the late 19th/early 20th century, this private cottage is a sanctuary with spectacular views and will take you back to a simpler time. The secluded & rustic seasonal camp is only 2 mi. from rural village of Bainbridge & only 3 hrs. from NYC. Features a large, beautiful screened-in porch (9.5' x 40.3') overlooking the Susquehanna River with an absolutely stunning view. Sitting on riverbank 35+ feet above the river, you have incredible views of the river, valley and surrounding hills. Quaint bedrooms (1-Queen/1-Dbl), camp has sitting room with (2) overhead fans, small kitchen with stove/refrigerator (incl. coffeemaker, microwave, cookware, tableware & utensils) and bathroom with campy screened-in shower only. 14' canoe, new 10' Walker Bay rowing dinghy, gas grill, basic cable TV, radio/cassette/CD/DVD player, 1-electric space heater included. 2-single place kayaks & propane space heater available for rent. Available 17 May thru 21 October, 2013.

What To Bring: Leave your stresses at home and bring: a favorite book, camera, sunscreen (and mosquito repellent when outside at dawn or dusk), and, of course, your personal canoe/kayak and/or fishing gear. The river offers excellent fishing - smallmouth bass, walleye pike, rockies, perch and catfish at night. And, fishing where feeder streams empty into the river and the water is clear over gravel, will often yield a brookie or rainbow trout! Also, bring water shoes/aqua socks for foot protection from sharp objects while wading, swimming, tubing, canoeing or kayaking. Renters are free to use 14' aluminum canoe & new 10' Walker Bay Dinghy (rowboat) - an easy dream to row. (2) single place kayaks available to rent. And, come prepared with appropriate clothing for the season – temperatures can range from mid-30’s in early Spring/late Fall, to 70 and over a 100 degrees in the Summer - overnight temps can drop to mid-40’s in late Spring/early Fall.

Area Golf Courses: 2 - 15 miles: Afton Golf Club (public) - Afton; Belden Hill Golf Club (public) - Harpursville; Blue Stone Golf Course (public) - Oxford; Hardwood Hills Golf Course (public) - Deposit; Ouleout Creek Golf Course (public) - Franklin; Sidney Golf & Country Club (private) - Sidney; Sundown Golf & Country Club (public) - Guilford.

Other Area Activities: Antique shops, supermarkets, gas stations, churches, restaurants, lounges and many other businesses within 2-5 miles of camp.

April: Ed Wessels Canor Regatta (Sidney - 7 miles). Memorial Day Weekend: General Clinton Canoe Regatta & Fireworks (Bainbridge) - over 3,000 paddlers in various divisions paddle the Susquehanna River finishing at the community park in Bainbridge - also rides, food and drinks with beer tent on grounds. General Clinton Park is headquarters for this 70 mile endurance race. Many activities available at the park and in communities along the river from Cooperstown to Bainbridge during this gala weekend. For additional info go to www.bainbridgeny.org ; and, click on, 'General Clinton Canoe Regatta' in left hand column.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dick Germond

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Retired US Navy.

Dick Germond purchased this cabin in 2003

Natural environment, located very near where I grew up, on the water, near many oldest friends, is the 4th oldest river in the world, and great fishing to boot! Am thinking of selling the camp property, as I'm getting older, tired of working and want to get something down south for the winters: .5 Acre, 45' above the river (has never flooded) and only 3 hours from NYC. $65K, may carry note with 1/3 down?

Relatively close to NYC, scenic area, a great vacation rental property and less than two miles to the golf course!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4.9
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Camp Eagle Spirit at Highbank: A Seasonal Susquehanna River Cottage & Retreat
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
4

SERENE AND LOVELY. QUAINT AND PICTURESQUE

  • 4 of 5
A charming little getaway with an equally charming host. A tad more rustic than we anticipated, but it gave us reason to snuggle up closer in front of the fire pit and we did eventually get the propane heater started.

The views were spectacular and kayaking down the rive was heavenly. Thanks to our host and the weatherman we had a most excellent stay. I could sit on that dreamy porch forever. The perfect place to toss your cell phone away and chill out.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Camp Eagle Spirit at Highbank: A Seasonal Susquehanna River Cottage & Retreat
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
4

EXCELLENT FISHING AND HOSPITALITY; VIEW IS LIMITED

  • 4 of 5
Dick is an excellent host, thoughtful and helpful. The cabin is just as the pictures show. No frills but definitely comfortable and well-stocked. My husband and kids fished for hours, and we all took the row boat and canoe out. The only disappointment was that the view of the river is 80% blocked by shrubbery. The photo of the river is not from the cabin.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Agreed, it is not currently an unfettered view of the river due to the overgrowth of shrubbery. That said, this issue will be addressed prior to the 2013 season; and, I sincerely thank you for your review and hope you'll return as a guest here at Camp Eagle Spirit. The photo was taken several years ago from in front of the porch where the stone bench is now. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay - Dick
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5

A SERENE RETREAT, A MAGICAL PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a serene retreat to relax and unwind, look no further, Camp Eagle Spirit is your destination. Your journey begins as you travel down a quaint, winding road, under a canopy of trees, past surrounding camps that are reminiscent of a simpler, quieter time. As you pull into a clearing, a most charming turn of the century cottage sits high on a bank overlooking the Susquehanna River. You have arrived at Camp Eagle Spirit.

The cottage is stocked with everything you need for your home away from home and is exceptionally clean and inviting. The owner and host, Dick, has left no small detail overlooked and has provided a well-appointed kitchen and a gas grill for barbequing outdoors. The cottage is spacious and features a beautiful, screened in porch that invites you to kick back and enjoy Mother Nature’s scenery, or to settle into a wicker rocker with one of a variety of books stocked for your reading pleasure.

We cannot say enough good about the charming owner. Dick was a very caring and informative host who graciously welcomed us to the cottage and then left us to explore and settle in. Although Dick insisted on respecting our privacy, we found him to be great company and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Having family locally, we planned a cookout, and upon learning that Dick knew some of our family, we invited him to join us. We spent the evening sharing stories, laughing and toasting memories into the night. Dick is a fabulous host and a gentleman.

Camp Eagle Spirit is a magical place, a place to bring your heart and find your soul. Our only regret was that we only had a week. We cannot wait to return next year as this is now our favorite vacation spot!

Chuck, Rhonda & Bella
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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A TRUE RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely a great place to unwind and relax, which is what my sister and I wanted while we enjoyed the opportunity to spend time together. We agree with the rave reviews and add this: It is a great place to watch creatures, great and small. Deer are across the river at dusk; in search of fish in the morning, great blue heron stroll the river’s edge and ducks paddle it. Within three to eight feet from the porch, birds, squirrels (red and gray), chipmunks, and rabbits munch on clover, nibble "bird" seed, and comically attempt to outwit one another to get the best—or lion’s share—of the latter. Two hummingbird feeders hanging from the porch are busy places, and it is so quiet at the cabin that you can hear the hum of the tiny wings. The variety of birds and their colors, including woodpeckers, is incredible. A very big treat was the perfect position of the cabin to watch bald eagles: You are eye level with them as they soar over the river—close enough to see the color of their eyes! Was it one of an eagle pair that we spotted at least once daily, searching for fish for him-/herself and the waiting eaglets back at a nest? That’s what we imagined. The cabin is clean; the beds very comfortable, providing great nights’ sleep. We were there for the high-heat week of July 4, but our experience was that it was more than manageable with the fans. (At times, we did not need them at all.) Yes, there is a DVD player, but we spent all our time when at the cabin on the porch, enjoying the sights and sounds, which at times included the rumble of a train that somehow felt right (no, no train whistles). But do get out and explore the roads, also. There are incredible views, lovely old farms, etc. Host Dick is a kind and generous man; his sweet dog, Shadow, knows to leave the guests alone but will be very pleased to greet you, if you are so inclined.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210794
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
5

SIMPLY A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN.

  • 5 of 5
From the moment my boyfriend and I arrived, I knew that we would finally be able to reconnect and rewind time. The simple inner peace, tranquility, and humble surroundings make it so special. Dick was an exemplary host, always willing to ensure your stay is as wonderful as you could imagine. Many of the things you might not remember to bring last minute are available to make this stay comfortable and completely relaxing. I never wanted to leave! We booked for four nights and then stayed for eight! Thank you Dick! We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
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BAINBRIDGE RENTAL ON THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed in this cottage for a week during late July of 2011.
The best part of the cottage was the porch. We spent a lot of time just sitting in yhe rocking chairs looking at the view. Eagles would catch fish out of the river. We also saw herons and listened to a chorus of song birds.
You'll like the guy who owns the cottage. He'll make sure your kitchen is supplied, He'll ask you to leave a deposit, but he gave ours all back to us, even though I pointed out some damage and suggested he keep about twenty-five dollars.
For my wife and I, this was just what we needed. We will probably go back next year. Maybe for longer.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Binghamton (Commercial Travel), Sidney (Private)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NYS Rte 7 and 206
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
East Sidney Dam Rec Area
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
River Club, Jerry's Inn or Afton Golf Course
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Afton Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
River Club, Main Street Grill, Vincent's - Afton
Car: necessary

Lake, river and mountain activitiess. Antiquing, art & craft shows, hunting & fishing, birding, canoeing & kayaking, hiking, cycling, numerous dog shows, National Soccer & Baseball Halls of Fame & Museums, Howe Caverns, several summer theatres including Glimmerglass Theatre & Opera in Cooperstown. Farmer's Museum, James Fenimore Cooper House & Museum, General Clinton Canoe Regatta. Day trips to Finger Lake wine country and Erie Canal. Area colleges include Hartwick, Oneonta State, Colgate, Hamilton, Cornell and Ithaca, Binghamton University; and, Broome, Cobleskill and Mohawk Community Colleges. Sidney Municipal Airport - 5 miles.

Other Activities: National Soccer Hall of Fame & Museum, Baseball Hall of Fame, Farmer's Museum, Glimmerglass Theater, James Fenimore Cooper House, Howe Caverns

Golf: Afton GC (5 min.), Sundown GC (15 min.), Hardwood Hills GC (20 min.) and several others within 30 minutes (Sidney G & CC is private).

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Bainbridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
May 16 2014 - Oct 9 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$189
$539
$1,059
$3,749
 
Notes: Notes: Friday is Weekly Changeover Day. Monthly rate based on 4.2 consecutive weeks ONLY.   
 
Off-Peak - Fall
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$85
From
$135
$399
$649
$2,199
 
Notes: Friday is Weekly Changeover Day. Monthly rate based on 4.2 consecutive weeks ONLY.   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Cleaning $40

Notes

  • Nightly Rates $85- $189
  • 1- Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holiday nights considered Weekend Nights. 8% NYS Sales Tax will be charged on stays less than 7-nights. 2- Weekly Rate check-ins on any day other than a Friday will be charged a $100 Non-conforming Reservation Fee. 3- 4-Night Holiday Weekend rate of $699 charged where stay includes a Friday or a Monday that is a U.S. national holiday (ie. Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day).
  • Minimum 50% non-refundable deposit required with reservation - prefer personal check. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. VISA & Mastercard accepted when paying for full amount of stay; or, for the balance due portion only - cannot bill credit card separately for both the deposit, then again later for the balance due, as the credit card processor charges for each transaction a credit card processing fee of $24.95 charged for each transaction (that is what CC processing company charges owner).

    Other: $200 Personal check for Security Deposit Required at Check-in: to be returned upon departure, assuming no claim(s) made against deposit.

    Mid-Week Specials - 20% off Advertised Rate (4-Nights with a Monday Ck-in & Friday Ck-out) MAY be available where an availability exists between another party checking out on a Monday and another party checking-in on a Friday - IF calendar shows an availabity as described - please ask about it if interested.

Amenities

Bainbridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Backpack
  • Firewood
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Screened to Outside
  • From commode room step down into a quaint, romantic campy shower, which is screened to outside at head height, with privacy maintained with hanging flowers/ferns/other.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , See Below
    Porch - See Below
  • Alternate sleeping: sofa in living area can sleep one (1) person (5' 9' or under), porch can sleep one (1) person using sleeping bag on one (1) person folding cot; and, there is a two-person Carribean style hammock, as well.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Walkway to Water
  • Canoe
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • water tubing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
Notes:
A wonderful & rustic retreat - NOT hotel like accommodations - our family refers to a stay at the camp, sometimes for weeks-on-end, as sophisticated camping - a very basic but relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life most of us lead. Screened porch across front of camp overlooking river/valley has six (6) wicker rockers and several occasional tables. Smoking Not Allowed inside camp - porch is OK. Issues to be aware of, especially renters with children, a very high/steep bank in front of camp overlooking river and the proximity to river are potential dangers. Also, poison ivy, insects (mosquitoes, spiders, etc) and other wild critters (non-poisonous snakes, raccoons, skunks, coyote, red fox, porcupine, opossum, deer, bear, etc) are part of the natural environment along the river and care should be taken to keep reasonable distance when observing. Waterfront is rocky - OK for launching small boat/canoe/kayak. (2) single-place kayaks available for rent.