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Comfy Cozy Riverfront Home 20 Min from Downtown Bedford- Kayaks, Pavilion, WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath, Riverfront along the Raystown Branch of the Junita River

‘Camp Shoop’ is a lovely riverfront home where you will enjoy an abundant taste of the outdoors with the indoor comforts of home.

This unique home utilizes an efficient layout that maximizes the use of a small living space while offering a warm rustic feel with knotty pine walls and custom cabinetry. The open floor plan in the front half of the house stylishly combines the kitchen, dining and family room with a vaulted ceiling and skylights. The well equipped kitchen and eating area features custom cabinets, black stainless steel appliances, a work island and a spacious table. You'll find an abundance of dinnerware, cookware and small appliances to complement the full size appliances. In the family room you’ll enjoy a flat screen TV with DISH network, Hopper 3 DVR, a Blu-ray DVD player and a Wii video gaming system.

The bedrooms boast handsome log furniture, comfortable memory foam mattresses and stylish bedding. The Master Bedroom offers a queen size bed, a half bath and a flat screen TV. The second bedroom offers sturdy full over full bunks. To maximize available floor space in the bedrooms, accessories are efficiently organized in closet bins in lieu of dressers.

Outdoors you will enjoy relaxing river sounds and views from the expansive open deck. A spacious covered pavilion equipped with a sound system provides an additional venue to enjoy the outdoors. Kayaks, firewood, lawn chairs and river chairs are provided for your enjoyment.


The property rests on approximately one acre of property in Everett, PA along the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River just a few hundred yards down from the Woy Bridge (Mile 69). The private gravel/dirt lane has no through access which favorably limits traffic to property owners and their guests.

You will find a cottage to our left and a home to our right. In the back you'll find a wooded hill. To the front you'll find a large yard, the lane and the river. You can typically expect an abundance of peace and quiet especially during the week. Activity generally increases on the weekends.

A trip to Everett for groceries, golf or ice cream is a quick four mile trek. Downtown Bedford, an 11 mile drive, provides many dining options, antique shops, craft shops, historic sights and the prestigious Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

What to do at the River….

• Kayak or Tube. When conditions are favorable you can enjoy a scenic float down the Juniata via kayak or tube. Five kayaks are provided. Note: A vehicle(s) of sufficient size or sufficiently equipped is necessary to transport kayaks to/from a drop point upstream or pickup point downstream. Please educate yourself about the river and understand that river conditions will vary according to the precipitation Mother Nature provides. If river conditions are not favorable for kayaking, each vessel bears a launch permit for use at nearby Shawnee State Park's 451 acre lake.

• Riversit. Beach chairs are provided for our guests to enjoy the sounds and scenery of the river.

• Fish. You'll find Bass, Rock Bass, Sunfish, Carp and Catfish in the river. Conditions will determine what’s biting.

• Bowfish for carp, suckers or catfish.

• Just Relax. Read a book, do a jigsaw puzzle or make yourself comfortable on one of the wooden swings.

• Build a Campfire with the firewood we provide. Roast a marshmallow, build a s'more or star gaze on a clear night.

• Bird Watch. You’re likely to see osprey, herons and hawks. If you're lucky you might see an eagle.

What to do in the Area…..

• Dine Out. There are limited dining options in Everett (4 miles). Breezewood (7 miles) offers options typical of a highway interchange. Downtown Bedford (13 miles) offers non-chain unique options with inviting surroundings typical of a small historic town.

• Go for Ice Cream. The Igloo in Everett is wonderful! (4 miles).

• Golf. The Down River Course in Everett is enjoyable and affordable (4 miles). A more prestigious experience is available at Omni Bedford Springs Resort (15 miles).

• Spa. Visit Omni Bedford Springs Resort (15 miles).

• Antiquing/Craft Shopping. Downtown Bedford (13 miles).

• History. Visit Fort Bedford Museum (13 miles) and/or Old Bedford Village in Bedford (17 miles).

• State Parks. Shawnee State Park in Schellsburg (24 miles). Blue Knob All Seasons Resort in Claysburg (38 miles).

• Flight 93 Memorial, Stoystown (36 miles).

• Casino. Rocky Gap, Cumberland, MD (41 miles)

• Fish, Boat, Swim. Raystown Lake in Huntingdon (50 miles).

• Lakemont Amusement Park, Altoona, PA. (48 miles).

• DelGrosso Amusement Park, Tipton, PA. (60 miles).

When to Visit….

Summer means warm weather, picnics and swimsuits. From Memorial Day to Labor Day you’ll encounter the most activity at the river.

The Autumn leaves are beautiful and a great time to attend the annual Fall Foliage Festival which occurs annually in downtown Bedford the first two weekends in October.

Winter is desolate, yet delightful and is a lovely time for a quiet romantic getaway or family retreat over the holidays. ( A 4WD vehicle during the winter months is recommended as the lane receives no routine winter maintenance.)

Springtime brings the welcome transition from Winter. Historically, late Spring has been the best time to kayak


Camp Shoop is absolutely smoke free indoors and on the deck.

Well behaved adult dogs are welcome when accompanied by responsible owners (pre-approval required).

Note on Wi-Fi: dishNET Satellite High Speed Internet is the only internet option available for our rural location and comes with capacity limitations. dishNet Satellite is great for web browsing and email. It will not support video streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or online gaming.

More Details

Sandy Shoop
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Sandy Shoop

Our family of four resides in Boiling Springs, PA.

Sandy Shoop purchased this house in 2007

Why Sandy Shoop chose Everett

In 2005 we began to feel 'boxed in' the lovely sidewalk community that we call home. We yearned for a place to escape with our two young boys, then ages 7 and 10.

Our boys showed early interest in fishing so our criteria was that the property had to have water access and be within two hours of home so that we could enjoy it on a regular basis. After 2 years of searching when we least expected it, we found our diamond in the rough. It was July 2007. Properties like these are rare and often come available only by word of mouth. We were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and know the right people.

The scenario was an older couple had decided to finally part with their property that had been in their family and cherished for many years. The maintenance of the property eventually became burdensome for them. We were ecstatic.

In 2009 the old structures were removed and we built what we now affectionately call Camp Shoop. You can see the old structures on our Facebook Page.

Our river home getaway is small but warm, comfortable and convenient. Over the past eight years, our boys now 19 and 16 have grown up with the river and literally grown up in the river. If it swims or crawls chances are that they can catch it.

Our family schedule no longer allows us to use the property on a regular basis so in 2014 we decided to share it with others as a vacation rental. It has been a rewarding experience thus far. We are fortunate to have met many wonderful people along the way.

What makes this house unique

The unique location of our property offers a bountiful taste of the outdoors with the comforts of home. It is conveniently located about 80 miles from our home in Boiling Springs so we can easily travel to and from on a weekend whim. It is near Everett for groceries and restaurants but feels farther away. We have direct water access to the river in front of our home. The house is elevated to comply with the 100 year flood plain.


Everett House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We value and appreciate all of our guests. We ask that you treat our home, its contents and its amenities with care and respect.
  • In the event of accidental damage, we ask our guests to be forthcoming and take responsibility for the damage.
  • A short term rental agreement is required to be signed. Contact information of the responsible party must be disclosed.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath linens are provided.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Hand towel is provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bed linens are provided.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bed linens are provided, 42" flat screen TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • water tubing


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Comfy Cozy Riverfront Home 20 Min from Downtown Bedford- Kayaks, Pavilion, WiFi
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

Perfect retreat for the great outdoors!

  • 4 of 5

Camp Shoop was a pleasure to stay at over the Thanksgiving break. We had nightly fires, lots of yard games, and meal after meal after meal! We ate so much food over our stay so we absolutely loved hiking at nearby Shawnee State park to work off all the extra L B's we consumed. The area is lovely and I bet Camp Shoop is even better during the summer! We knocked off one star due to the quality of the beds - for 6 full grown adults, the bunk beds were not very comfortable and we sorely missed a dish washer with all the meals we cooked. Regardless, we would stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your Thanksgiving getaway. It was our pleasure to host your stay. We are genuinely sorry that our home did not meet your expectations for a five star review. We strive to make all of our guests feel valued, welcome and comfortable. When we fall short of that goal we carefully review the situation and make adjustments as needed. We take great pride in our home keeping it exceptionally clean, well maintained and stylishly decorated. Our home is only 1,000 square feet (as advertised) so it is true the bedrooms are not overly spacious. The second bedroom which houses the full-over-full bunks is small. When we host our summer gatherings we routinely put four adults in that room. Yes, the quarters are tight, but for a few days in the spirit of fun, family and friendship it's all good. Mattress comfort is a personal preference. We wish this group had been more comfortable. We've been sharing our home for four years and this is the first poor feedback received regarding the quality of the bedding. Conversely, we’ve had several guests ask for the specific model (Serta Memory Foam W01) as they wished to purchase the exact mattress for their home. The furniture itself was handcrafted by a talented young Amish gentleman in Myerstown, PA. Both the furniture and the bedding were new in the Fall of 2014. Yes, a dishwasher would be convenient, however, we do not have one. We’re contemplating a large addition so that might change in the future. We sincerely love sharing our home with our valued guests and put forth every effort to ensure an enjoyable and comfortable stay. We always welcome questions about our home and its amenities to ensure our home meets our guests needs and expectations.
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Exceptional Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

My Camp Shoop stay was AMAZING!!! Myself and four guys stayed here and had a wonderful experience. The owners were extremely helpful and responsive. There was never a dull moment between fishing, kayaking, and the fire. It was a great time just being able to kick back and be stress free. On top of everything else the owners keep the house in great shape and well stocked. The beds and couches were comfortable, they provide every utensil imaginable, and even have a washer/dryer. My stay at Camp Shoop was so peaceful and relaxing, it met all expectations and then some. I cannot wait to get back here in the near future and would recommend the stay to anyone!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felton, De, USA

Total Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

First off, Sandy was a pleasure to work with. The rental was fantastic, peaceful & quiet, exactly what we needed. Sandy even provided us with a bottle of WINE upon our arrival. My husband & I have been renting from VRBO for many years, it's always a pleasure to get to a rental that feels like you're far away but still feels like home. That's Sandy's place. This was the first rental that had kayaks we could use on the river & take to Shawnee Lake, free of charge! There was a ton of firewood for the fire pit which we put to good use 3 of the 4 nights. So nice not to have to worry about getting fire wood!!! The stars at night were bright, no light pollution!!! Even took a ride up to Raystown Lake to rent a pontoon for the day, only an hour drive each way. We were only a few minutes from town for dinner or groceries. Every utensil you could think of was provided in the kitchen. Having a washer & dryer available was great too after playing around in the river. The river was more of a creek while we were there, which made it even more fun & safe. The queen bed was very comfortable, to the point that I asked Sandy for the brand name, didn't use the bunk, but sure it was comfy too. Both of us haven't been that relaxed in a long time, could just feel the stress melting away. Would recommend Sandy's place in a heart beat! THANKS SANDY!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived and instantly fell in love with this cozy, exceptionally clean, tastefully decorated home away from home. The description of the home provided was just as described only better. We have never stayed at a place as clean as this was. Hotels stand no comparison to Sandy and her home. Every thing you needed was here. The beds were very comfortable. The river was beautiful. We sat around the camp fire and could hear the water, very relaxing. The neighborhood was very peaceful and those who past down the lane were friendly. Sandy has been amazing from the time we booked our reservation. She communicated with us prior to our arrival, she checked in during our stay and has continued to stay in touch after our departure. Looking forward to another trip and will definitely pick this place again for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield GARDENS

Very nice home

  • 4 of 5

The house was very nice and very clean the central air and heat was a plus. The decor was really nice my son loved the wooden picnic bench and my daughter enjoyed the full size bunk beds.The view was beautiful waking up to bunnies in the back yard was so adorable. Sandy responded to me very quickly with my concerns or questions. I gave it a 4 stars because the only problem was the neighbors, we woke up to gun shooting that scared myself and kids but Sandy said they target practice sometimes out there. But they kept on and off with the shooting on a Saturday morning till late in the evening at one point it was so loud we felt it in the house thats when the cops came around and the neighbor's stopped. As a city girl I was scared to come out or let my kids outside. She offered us our money back for that day but it was a 5hour drive back home and we already had this planned so we stood and left as soon as we got up in the morning. If you are a outdoors person and don't mind the neighbors it's a good place to stay but prefer my peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide a enjoyable experience to each and every one of our valued guests and we put forth a strong effort to ensure that all of our guests feel welcome, valued and are comfortable. We sincerely apologize for the inconsiderate behavior of the property owner whose actions caused Krystal and her family to feel uncomfortable. We are fortunate to have friendly and responsible next door neighbors and are happy to report that we have never had an issue with bothersome noise or behavior since we started sharing our home in 2013. The incident occurred at a property four doors down which is approximately 1/10 of a mile away. Again, we extend to Krystal and her family our most sincere apologies for their disappointment.
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Perfect river getaway

  • 5 of 5

The attention to details is so evident at this rental. Perfect location for kayaking and enjoying a kick-back time away. Home is very welcoming and provides all one needs to enjoy their time there. Owners take great pride in their home. Highly recommend for anyone that wants to unwind and be part of nature. Kayak, fish, river sit, or just enjoy your surroundings. Close to town and several restaurants. Owner is very responsive and truly cares that your stay meets your needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3.63 Miles
Down River Golf Course, Everett, PA
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
Route 30
Nearest Ski
37.65 Miles
Blue Knob All Seasons Resort, Claysburg, PA
Car: necessary

We are located seven miles from the Breezewood exit of the PA Turnpike (Exit 161) proceeding west on Route 30. The distance from Route 30 to Pharr Road is just 1.7 miles.

Pharr Road is a dirt lane with no through access which favorably limits traffic to property owners, their guests, an occasional sightseer or lost motorist. You'll find less than 20 dwellings along Pharr Road most of which are seasonal.

During the week it is quiet and quite possible that you may share the valley with only a few other individuals. Activity increases on the weekends, particuarly holiday weekends.

At this time only two of the properties along Pharr Road are rental properties.

Information about the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River can be found at


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

The Service Fee itemized on the detailed line item quote is a fee that HomeAway charges travelers for the privilege and security of using its website and services.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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