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Western Catskills Paradise - Four-Season Mountaintop Retreat

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Bainbridge - 3 Ponds Retreat

Short drive to Cooperstown All-star Village for Youth Baseball Tournaments.

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?... Home-Base camp for Youth baseball Tournaments at All-Star village and Dreams Park?

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Don and Karen
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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Why Don and Karen chose Central Leatherstocking

Excellent secluded getaway opportunity! Convenient to Cooperstown All Star Village for baseball tournaments.

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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Western Catskills Paradise - Four-Season Mountaintop Retreat
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 31 reviews

Breath Taking.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place. A true getaway. Anyone who is inundated with the daily hustle and bustle this is the place to relax. Not a party place! A place to relax, family get together. This is a lovely home with lovely owners who chose to share their home with people who will appreciate it. Sadly some come and disrespect their home which is just sad because this place is truly magical. The pictures don't do justice. Wonderful for small kids to explore, fish, Chase frogs and salamanders.. Space to run and play. Wish there were lawn chairs to lay and tan on-- but one can always lay a blanket out. The home is stocked with everything you will need. We will definitely return. Don and Karen lovely people who are attentive and gracious. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

The experience was amazing. It's an incredible site when you first arrive. The house is located on top of a hill where your able to see the sunset and sunrise everyday. The house is beautiful and able to accommodate any group. The owners are extremely nice and able to work with you in many situations. I will gladly recommend my friends to book there stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough about this place!!! Beautifully kept home away from everything. We were a group of 12 & we enjoyed it to the fullest. Only stayed for two nights and wish we could've stayed longer. The house was immaculate and everyone loves it. Don was such a great person to deal with. We plan to visit again soon. Thank you for allowing us to create such great memories that will last is a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Heaven On Earth

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our expectations, the scenery is breathtaking. The home owners make you feel like you’re at home. The kitchen is fully equipped with just about everything you might need for cooking. The sun room was everyone’s favorite place to be, you can see the beautiful mountains and the view of the pond. The children enjoyed the pond until the last day and if they were not swimming they were on the boat. They had so much fun! I must say there is something for everyone to do, at night we enjoy sitting next to the fire pit looking at the starts and the moon just talking about random things while we drank a cup of coffee. This place sits right on top of the mountain away from everything, no traffic, no city life it’s just magical. Thank you for the hospitality and for sharing with my family your magical home. We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for making this 4 day vacation possible for myself, my 2 girlfriends and our 3 babies! Your house is perfectly organized for guests and was very easy to navigate. It was so convenient that you already had a pack'n'play, high chair and other baby friendly things available to use. We enjoyed swimming in the pond and playing lawn games. The frogs, bird and dear watching was a plus, and the fireflies covering the huge field in the evening were magical. We made a lot of use of the screened in room, and loved that there were so many different areas in and around the house to hang out. Thanks again, 3 Moms.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific all around

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location and beautifully-kept property all around. Pleasure to do business with Don, very prompt and clear, has thought of all details. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Only a short drive to Cooperstown All-Star Village...America's Premier Youth Baseball Experience!


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Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Bainbridge, Central Leatherstocking

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Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

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Pet Fee £20
Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning £102

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Bainbridge in New York

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 2 plus outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Sleep Loft
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
spectacular mountain views, swimming pond, outdoor fire ring, horseshoe pit, dartboard, hiking/biking trails, outdoor shower

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