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Western Catskills Paradise - Four-Season Mountaintop Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Don and Karen
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Why Don and Karen chose Bainbridge

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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The property is in a residential neighborhood, so no loud parties or music late at night.
  • All guests must stay on the property and not enter any other driveways or properties.
  • No guns or fireworks. No motor vehicles on grass, lawn or in woods. No dirt bikes or ATVs.
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 ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • 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 18
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal 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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Western Catskills Paradise - Four-Season Mountaintop Retreat
average rating of 4.875 based on 41 reviews

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

It's the second time we came so far away to stay in this place. The house is very nice and comfortable and has everything we need.

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Finger Lakes NY

We loved it the second time as much as the first time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 3 ponds retreat twice within 2 months and we enjoyed ourselves again.

We took some rides out of the area to other small towns and the scenery all over is beautiful.

The owner was so nice to supply new pots and pans for our stay and it helped to make our meals there great.

Don and Karen really care about their rental property and it is equipped with all the comforts you need to have a wonderful vacation.

Looking at the pretty view never gets old.

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Get away to the country

  • 5 of 5

Truly a home away from home it was a great place to get away from it all. Beautiful views, cool mountain breeze at night, and a place to relax!

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stratford, CT

Great property - all around!

  • 5 of 5

The property and home were really just perfect. We had a full house - 6 adults and 10 kids, and we felt like we had plenty of space and were all very comfortable. The kids LOVED it! My son loved the ping pong table and wanted to play constantly. The yard and pond were great. Actually, I think the kids spent the most time on the paddle boat in the pond. We couldn't get them out of it!

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Finger Lakes NY

Quiet Scenic and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation at the 3 ponds retreat so much. It was one of the quietest spots that we ever vacationed at. The house was more than comfortable for us, and our dog enjoyed the walks around the property too.

The owners seemed to care about our comfort and when we called they were very responsive.

This house is not a party house, and Bainbridge is a quiet town.

We are retirement age and for us it was just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week while our boys were in Cooperstown playing a baseball tournament. The only complaint is that we didn't have more time to enjoy at the property. The house was plenty spacious for a group of families to stay. The pond was so much fun for the kids ... swimming, fishing, paddle boating. The kids also had a fantastic time on property playing manhunt, ping pong, and just relaxing. The house itself was very clean and welcoming. Everything we needed is provided - linens, towels, cookware. It's off the main road and a bit secluded, but that is what makes this place amazing ... like your very own secret hideaway. We hope to return at some point.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • 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!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Bainbridge, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$168.96
Pet Fee AU$33.79
Property Damage Protection AU$79.75

**100% due at booking if reservation made less than 30 days before arrival.
Please contact owner for any questions regarding special circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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