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Camp Eagle Spirit at Highbank: a Seasonal Susquehanna River Cottage & Retreat

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bainbridge cabin description

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 ; and, click on, 'General Clinton Canoe Regatta' in left hand column.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 double


          • Living Area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            See Below...moreless

          • Porch

            See Below...moreless

          • 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....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Screened to Outside...moreless

          • 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....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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....moreless


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Books
              • Books For Kids


              • Away From It All
              • Budget


              • 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 and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Fitness Center
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Waterfront
              • River
              • Rural

              sports and 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

              Arrival Day

                  • Friday

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • 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


                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave


                          • 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


                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 22 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Rental rates quoted in: $
                          Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Off-Peak - Spring
                          May 2 - May 15, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $85 $135
                          $399 $649 $2,199

                          Notes: Friday is Weekly Changeover Day. Monthly rate based on 4.2 consecutive weeks ONLY.

                          Peak Season
                          May 16 - Oct 9, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $135 $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 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $85 $135
                          $399 $649 $2,199

                          Notes: Friday is Weekly Changeover Day. Monthly rate based on 4.2 consecutive weeks ONLY.

                          Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

                          Additional information about rental rates:

                          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.

                          Fees and Taxes:

                          • Tax Rate 8%
                          • Cleaning $40

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                          Last updated: 08/28/2014
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                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Binghamton (Commercial Travel), Sidney (Private)
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          NYS Rte 7 and 206
                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          East Sidney Dam Rec Area
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          River Club, Jerry's Inn or Afton Golf Course
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Afton Golf Course
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          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).


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: Retired US Navy.

                          Why the Owner Chose Bainbridge:
                          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?

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          Relatively close to NYC, scenic area, a great vacation rental property and less than two miles to the golf course!

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                          Speaks: english



                          • River View from Camp

                            River View from Camp

                          • Camp Entrance to Porch

                            Camp Entrance to Porch

                          • Overlook


                          • Relax on the Porch or Outside

                            Relax on the Porch or Outside

                          • Living-Dining-TV Room

                            Living-Dining-TV Room

                          • Dining Area

                            Dining Area

                          • Full Kitchen

                            Full Kitchen

                          • Bedroom 1

                            Bedroom 1

                          • Dusk at Camp Eagle Spirit

                            Dusk at Camp Eagle Spirit

                          • Riverside View of Camp

                            Riverside View of Camp

                          • Stone bench

                            Stone bench

                          • 40' x 10' Screened Porch for Relaxing/Dining

                            40' x 10' Screened Porch for Relaxing/Dining

                          • Sittting Area

                            Sittting Area

                          • Camp Kitchen

                            Camp Kitchen

                          • Queen Bedroom

                            Queen Bedroom

                          • A Guest's Nice Catch & Released Smallmouth Bass

                            A Guest's Nice Catch & Released Smallmouth Bass

                          $85 - $189 per night

                          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 08/28/14
                          Email owner

                          +1 607 643-8318
                          Do Not Call between 6PM and 8AM (EST)

                          Speaks: english
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