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Riverfront Home Just 20 Min from Downtown Bedford~ Kayaks,Firewood,Pavilion,Wifi

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 pine 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 with a work island and 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 42" 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 42" flat screen TV. The second bedroom offers sturdy full over full bunks. To maximize the open areas in the bedrooms accessories are efficiently organized in closet bins in lieu of dressers to free up floor space.

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 and firewood 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 well maintained cottage on the left and a well maintained home on our right. To the back there are woods. To the front you'll find the river. You can typically expect an abundance of peace and quiet especially during the week. Activity generally increases on the weekends and when neighbors host their summer gatherings.

A trip to Everett for groceries, golf or ice cream is a quick four mile trek. Downtown Bedford, a 13 mile drive, provides many dining options, antique shops, craft shops, historic sights and the prestigious Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

For easy travel access, Camp Shoop is only seven miles from the Breezewood Exit of the PA Turnpike (#161).

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.
• Riversit. Pull up a beach chair, sit and enjoy the sounds and the scenery.
• Fish. Go for Bass, Rock Bass, Sunfish, Carp or Catfish. Conditions will determine what’s biting.
• Bowfish for carp, suckers or catfish.
• Relax. Read a book, do a jigsaw puzzle or make yourself comfortable on one of the wooden swings.
• Catch Night Crawlers. On a damp night, you’re likely to find plenty. They make great fishing bait and the catching process provides great entertainment particularly to those watching.
• Build a Campfire, Roast a Marshmallow; Build a S’more.
• Bird Watch. You’re likely to see Osprey, Herons, Hawks and possibly an Eagle.
• Cook. Beyond the indoor cooking facilities, outdoor options for charcoal, gas and limited accessories for over the open fire are provided. Be creative and enjoy! A supplemental refrigerator in the pavilion is available to store your grill foods, overflow beverages, fishing bait, etc.
• Watch TV. Dish TV with Hopper 3 is provided along with a limited movie library. If you’re looking for new releases, please bring them along.
• Play Wii. We offer a limited Wii Video Game Library.

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 warmer weather, picnics and swimsuits. From Memorial Day to Labor Day you’ll encounter the most visitors at the river.

The Autumn leaves are beautiful and a great time to attend the annual Fall Foliage Festival in downtown Bedford the first two weekends in October. As the freeze risk increases, the seasonal dwellings close.

Winter is desolate, yet delightful. Winter is a lovely time for a romantic getaway or a quiet family retreat over the holidays. A 4WD vehicle during the winter months is recommended as Pharr Road is a private lane which 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 or Hulu. Additionally, it will not support online gaming via PlayStation or Xbox Live.

To compensate for the video streaming restrictions associated with wifi limitations, the TV service package was upgraded to include the additional features of Hopper 3.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults over the age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are absolutely welcome but please know that our home does not offer high chairs or safety gates for young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking indoors or on the deck....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Housetrained dogs beyond the 'chewing years' will be considered....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Bed linens are provided....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Bed linens are provided, 42" flat screen TV...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bath linens are provided....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Hand towel is provided....moreless


  • Books:

    A limited number of books and plenty of jigsaw puzzles are available in Bedroom #2 closet....moreless

  • DVD Player:


  • Games:

    Some Board Games can be found in the coffee table/truck in the great room. You'll find Dominos, Chess, Checkers, Uno, Standard Playing Cards, Scrabble, Yahtzee, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    A music library is not provided, however, a sound system has been installed in the outdoor pavilion with an auxiliary cord to connect to your iPod or smart phone. PLEASE be courteous to the neighbors...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV with Hopper 3 DVR....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Docking Station provided for your smart phone indoors. A Sound System is available in the pavilion for your enjoyment. (PLEASE be considerate of the neighbors.)...moreless

  • Television:

    42" flat screen TVs are offered in the family room and in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii system with games and accessories....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some old classic DVDs available. No current movies are provided....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront:

    Raystown Branch of the Juniata River ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Whirlpool Duet Electric Dryer....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump and electric baseboard heat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    dishNET satellite high speed internet is the only internet service available at our rural location. It is great for web browing and email. It will NOT support video streaming services or online gaming...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed Linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Pull out queen sized sleeper sofa. Two comfortable recliners....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plentiful parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Whirlpool Duet Frontloading. Frontloading washers are sensitive to suds. Please use high efficiency 'he' detergent and use it sparingly to avoid sensor errors....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12. Ample utensils provided. Grilling and utensils for campfire cooking also provided. Kitchen linens provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Equpped kitchen with work island and full size modern appliances. Outdoor grilling station offers gas grill or charcoal option. (Please bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid.)...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the range style microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    In good faith basic pantry items are provided although we cannot control or predict what the previous guest may have consumed....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with ice maker. Supplemental refigerator downstairs for overflow beverages, fishing bait and/or grill supplies....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    A 12' x 30' deck covers the entire width of the house with a wooden swing and table with seating for six. Also a covered pavilion with a picnic table is available near the fire pit....moreless

  • Golf:

    Down River Golf Course in Everett is just 10 minutes away. Prestigious Bedford Springs is about 20 minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We offer five kayaks, paddles and life jackets. It is your responsibility to educate yourself about the river and kayaking. A vehicle is required to transport to/from a drop or pickup point....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front yard. Lawn chairs are provided to sit around the fire and beach chairs are provided for river sitting....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas and Charcoal. Please bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid. ...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2017
May 1 - Nov 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$200 $225
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2 night min stay
$180 $205
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $50 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 6%


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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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3.63 Miles
Nearest Golf
Down River Golf Course, Everett, PA
1.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 30
37.65 Miles
Nearest Ski
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Our family of four resides in Boiling Springs, PA.

Why the Owner Chose Everett, PA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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  • Welcome to Camp Shoop!

    Welcome to Camp Shoop!

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Full Over Full Bunk Beds.

    Full Over Full Bunk Beds.

  • Master Bedroom Half Bath.

    Master Bedroom Half Bath.

  • View of Front Yard and River from Deck.

    View of Front Yard and River from Deck.

  • Firewood is provided for your nightly campfire.

    Firewood is provided for your nightly campfire.

  • Woy Bridge

    Woy Bridge

  • River in front of the house looking upstream.  We provide five kayaks.

    River in front of the house looking upstream. We provide five kayaks.

  • Welcome to Camp Shoop!

    Welcome to Camp Shoop!

  • Kitchen with Custom Crafted Cabinetry, Lighting and Skylight.

    Kitchen with Custom Crafted Cabinetry, Lighting and Skylight.

  • Custom Queen Log Bed with Comfortable Memory Foam Mattress Both New Aug 2014.

    Custom Queen Log Bed with Comfortable Memory Foam Mattress Both New Aug 2014.

  • Full Bath with Custom Vanity Cabinet.

    Full Bath with Custom Vanity Cabinet.

  • Outdoor Dining on the Deck with River Views.

    Outdoor Dining on the Deck with River Views.

  • Covered Pavilion with Dining Table and Sound System.  New in June 2015.

    Covered Pavilion with Dining Table and Sound System. New in June 2015.

  • Spacious front yard.

    Spacious front yard.

  • The river in front of the house looking downstream.

    The river in front of the house looking downstream.

  • Pharr Road in Autumn.

    Pharr Road in Autumn.

  • I just love this picture.  <3

    I just love this picture. <3

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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