‘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 with Blu-ray DVD player . 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'll find about 20 properties along the lane, most of which are seasonal and most of which are well kept.
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. 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). Lakemont is closed for the 2018 season for renovations. They will be reopening Spring 2019.
• 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.
A maximum of two well behaved adult dogs of a non-agressive breed are welcome when accompanied by responsible owners (pre-approval required).