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WESTERN CATSKILLS PARADISE - FOUR-SEASON MOUNTAINTOP RETREAT

Don and Karen

Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Don and Karen

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
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WESTERN CATSKILLS PARADISE - FOUR-SEASON MOUNTAINTOP RETREAT

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Bainbridge Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Serenity… Tranquility… Peace… slow down the pace and enjoy the canvas surrounding you.

What do you need? A Romantic getaway?... Family bonding time?... Painter’s paradise?... Writer’s retreat?... Spiritual or Youth Group retreat?... Large family reunion spot?

Our 'slice of Paradise' will accommodate all ages and interests!

Perfect location for Outdoor sporting adventure or Motorcycle touring “base camp”!

Midpoint between road trip destinations such as the nearby Finger Lakes Region, Syracuse, Niagara Falls, and Canada!

Convenient Home base for day trips to Cooperstown, Howe Caverns, local car shows, county fairs, state parks, antiquing, canoeing/kayaking the nearby Susquehanna River (General Clinton Regatta,) or fishing the nearby rivers & lakes.

Whether you are a couple, family of four, a large group, or have multiple grandkids with you, there is plenty of room to spread out!

This magnificent custom-built log home on 16 private acres of open meadow and woodland boasts a breathtaking view of the mountains and patchwork of distant farms that will steal your heart away.

Enjoy a commanding panoramic view just beyond our private pond from the outdoor deck, or indoors from the floor-to-ceiling windows of the spacious cathedral-style living room or choose the breezy solarium.

Let your inner child out while frolicking with the kids in/on the pond that’s big enough for a row boat, kayaks, or tubes. Swim off the dock and catch frogs between the cattails.

Set up your art easel or just relax on the two large outdoor decks.

Breathe in the crisp mountain air while taking a casual stroll around our beautiful meadows.Bird watch, or hike in the woods.

Simply curl up with a book or a fun family game beside the enchanting soapstone wood-burning stove. Challenge your family to a ping-pong tournament on our championship quality table or a game of darts.

Treat the kids to ice cream and an old fashioned double-feature movie at one of the last remaining drive-in movies in the country! Local shops, farmer's market, supermarket, and chain department store are convenient for groceries or forgotten supplies. Nearby restaurants, pubs, or diner are great for nights you aren't up for cooking in our well-equipped kitchen or barbecuing on the grill.

Bring your S'More-making kit for those tranquil nights stargazing at the Milky Way around the campfire ring. Pop up some tents for the grandkids to ‘rough it.’ You'll be serenaded by the crickets and bullfrogs, and guaranteed to sleep like a baby! You'll awaken to the melodic birds with a renewed appreciation for your family, your blessings, and creation. Deer grazing on the hill and wild turkeys crossing the meadow reward the early riser! It's a photographer's must!

Stay active or simply relax and do nothing. Time stands still and the rest of the world seems worlds away. So come make our home yours for a short stay or a long vacation.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Don and Karen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014

Why Don and Karen chose Bainbridge

Excellent secluded getaway opportunity!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a marvelous time! The view is incredible and the small amount of snow that fell made everything more scenic. The sun was shining every day, making our hikes around the meadow very enjoyable.

We had a couple of cozy fires and enjoyed our family time in the living room watching the snow fall! (And playing poker!)

This beautiful cabin was the perfect spot for us to meet for a family holiday :)

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Western Catskills Paradise - Four-Season Mountaintop Retreat
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 22 reviews
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
Pismo Beach, California
4

Cousin Reunion

  • 4 of 5
First time meeting father's side of family via genealogy research and needed a comfortable, neutral place to have the gathering. Myself and brother from the west coast staying on site, 3 from local areas and 3 the states of Maine, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The property, house, scenery and layout made it the perfect place to gather and share. More than enough room to accommodate the BBQs, cooking and entertaining that was done. And myself, being from a coastal area in California, was quite excited and intrigued with the local visitors each day; wild turkeys, deer and birds.
Only thing I would recommend is perhaps upgrading of the furniture cushions. They are worn and made sitting for longer periods of time a bit uncomfortable. The sun room turned out to be everybody's favorite place and a good deal of time was spent relaxing, talking and viewing the wonderful sights. Our ages ranged from 55 to 73 so you can see why having comfortable seating arrangements would be significant. An excellent place to go get away from it all and flow with the incredible zen that is there.
In town there is a magnificent maple factory, Baker's Maple Syrup. They pack, ship, arrange for informational tours and have amazing products. Everywhere from granola, 3 different syrups, candy, tshirts, sweatshirts and maple leaf stain glass. All locally made of course. Yum, and will be doing Xmas shopping through them too!
A great big thank you to Don and Karen for making this adventure easy and smooth, their availability is second to none. Nice folk.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Western Catskills Paradise - Four-Season Mountaintop Retreat
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
5

another wonderful family time

  • 5 of 5
This was the second year we all gathered at the Mountaintop Retreat. Four generations together . This place is wonderful. The grand kids love the frog pond and the fire pit. The place is so spacious that everyone is comfortable . We have enjoyed good weather and rainy weather and still had a great time. We are anxious to rent it again next year . My one grandson wants us to stay a whole week next time..The view is outstanding , everything you need is provided , and it is a great retreat. Don and Karen have thought of everything and our very gracious and attentive hosts...
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Western Catskills Paradise - Four-Season Mountaintop Retreat
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
Philadelphia
5

Amazing View and Property

  • 5 of 5
There were eight of us and a small child celebrating my 40th birthday and we all had an AMAZING time. The house was well-kept, spacious, large enough for all of us, and provided great views of the property...especially the glass/screened in area. What makes this place special is the view. You can see for miles and miles and feel like you are in your own little world. Everywhere you look is beautiful--mountains, forest, a pond, etc. We just sat outside for hours (even in the rain, with a pop-up canopy). The pond has a paddle boat that was surprisingly relaxing--just peddle a few times and float and repeat. We all agreed that we would love to come back again. As a side note to future guests--make sure you bring your own paper supplies. All the utensils, dishware, and cooking appliances are there, but things like paper towels and toilet paper are limited (I'm assuming just left overs from previous guests). This is not a complaint, just a heads up. Overall, a great place. The pictures don't do it justice. Totally relaxing and chill. You won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Western Catskills Paradise - Four-Season Mountaintop Retreat
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
New York
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this Retreat was grand. We definitely had our time of relaxation and fellowship.
Everything about the place had something for us to do and we enjoyed every moment of it. Definitely consider this place again in the near future. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful place.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
New Milford, NJ, USA
5

A nice retreat to be with your family.

  • 5 of 5
We were very impressed with the home and the property. It was clean, well-maintained, spacious, and comfortably furnished. The photos were accurate. It was a serene retreat. At night, it was perfect for star-gazing making s'mores. During the day,it was nice to sit and relax while having a cup of coffee. There were several places to go to for hiking and kayaking, as well as a drive-in theater near by. Don and Karen had baskets of informational fliers that made it easy for us to know what was available. We also visited Frog Pond farm where we were able to pick up fresh produce at very reasonable prices. We would highly recommend this property for anyone interested in going to a quiet, comfortable retreat with their family.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Western Catskills Paradise - Four-Season Mountaintop Retreat
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Bainbridge Central - Leatherstocking
San Luis Obispo, CA
5

Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Three Ponds Retreat. My husband and I both grew up in the area and we travel back to visit family. This was the first time we did something other than a motel and we were completely thrilled with our experience. The home is clean and spacious. The property and panoramic views are magnificent! We spent most of our time in the kitchen and the screened in porch. The tap water is cold and delicious. The beds are comfortable. There is even a handy pulley clothesline. The lawn and pond are perfect for family fun. The handicap ramp was very helpful, as two people in our family can’t climb steps. The evenings are dark and quiet – with an occasional frog chorus. We were very excited to see lightening bugs again! We would choose to stay here again in a heartbeat and are grateful Don and Karen share their home through VRBO.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $235 Per night

Bainbridge Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,650
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $25
Notes **100% due at booking if reservation made less than 30 days before arrival.
Please contact owner for any questions regarding special circumstances.

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Amenities

Bainbridge Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 plus outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Sleep Loft
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) brand new futon in living room across from wood stove (1) roll-out single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
spectacular mountain views, swimming pond, outdoor fire ring, horseshoe pit, dartboard, hiking/biking trails, outdoor shower

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