..and the big cow...

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

The space

Springs Retreat is a two-story cabin that is surrounded by woods and wildlife. This escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life is conveniently located less than three miles from Watkins Glen International and the Watkins Glen gorge. Springs Retreat makes a great end to a day on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

The cabin, the only building on a 12 acre wooded lot, is landscaped with hosta, myrtle, and other shade-tolerant plants and shrubbery. There is a garden pond, a flowing bird bath, and a fountain… all in view of the two comfortable chairs on the front porch.

The cabin is constructed in an open style and is suited best to couples or small families looking to get away for a week or weekend to spend quality time with each other and their surroundings. Wildlife such as white-tail deer, turkey, grouse, rabbits, chipmunks, and song birds are common visitors to the peaceful landscape.

Guest access

Guests have full access to the cabin and surrounding areas. We offer fresh eggs and veggies in season, but please do talk with Bob or Donna for help if you need help with either!

Interaction with guests

Bob and Donna are available at the main house and will help with any guest needs during the stay. We make every effort to be available to our guests for questions or concerns, but respect the privacy and solitude a guest is seeking.

Other things to note

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We are fairly flexible with house rules, but here are the biggies:

1. No smoking in the cabin.

2. Dogs are welcome with a heads up and please know that there are fleas and ticks in the woods and your pooch should have something to help avoid discomfort. Also, there are coyotes in the area, so please ensure that your pup is safe :-)

3. Please don't leave food or waste outside the cabin, it attracts wildlife, and you don't want to wake up to a bear, raccoon, opossum or other creature on the front stoop! Please take all unwanted refuse to the main house or call Bob/Donna for pickup.

4. If you have small children, please be aware that the stairs are steep and could be a concern overnight. Please bring a gate or other means to ensure a child's safety. There is also a small fish pool outdoors that could be a hazard. Safety first!

5. Please don't bring any firewood onto the property, we are happy to provide all you need during your stay :-)

6. RELAX and HAVE FUN!!!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

230 Reviews

Check In
Rebecca User Profile
August 2017
This charming retreat was a great choice for a weekend getaway with my husband. We stayed two nights and wish we could have stayed longer to make use of more of the property's amenities (grill, fire pit) and trails, but we were busy out exploring the wineries and waterfalls. The owner provided many helpful and interesting guides to local attractions, hiking, and restaurants. We appreciated the eggs, water, abundant towels, and spare toiletries. It was also very clean.

Peter + Scarlett User Profile
August 2017
This charming cabin is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful area of Senaca Lake. While setback in the woods, providing privacy and seclusion, it's minutes from Watkins Glen State Park, lower Senaca Lake, and the center of both Watkins Glen and Montour Falls. There are amazing hiking trails in the area, in addition to wineries. The cabin and its surrounding grounds are just the perfect getaway place. We loved our stay to and hope to return again.

Valentina User Profile
August 2017
The cabin is great getaway place tastefully decorated with hand crafted items, which create a fantastic homely filling. Fresh brown eggs are very tasty. We are really enjoyed them. The cabin is very close to Watkins Glen and Montour Falls.

Adelaide User Profile
July 2017
This cabin has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Enjoy!

Kallie User Profile
July 2017
Your I'll not regret renting this cabin for your stay! We had an amazing time while we were thee! The fresh eggs were delicious! We would love coming back here again!

Craig User Profile
July 2017
Great getaway place. Our first time to finger lakes and really thought it was magical. The cabin was cozy and private and ability for the dogs to safely roam was great. We loved all the hand crafted items through-out. We also enjoyed the fresh eggs from the free roaming chickens we drove by on the way to the cabin.

Russell User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful place! Very private and secluded yet minutes from town. Owners are great people.

Elmira, New York, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Danielle User ProfileDanielle is a superhost.

My family and I built Springs Retreat as my first home and I moved into the cabin during the early Spring of 2002. I enjoyed the cabin as my home for several years, until it became too small to meet the needs and I moved to a more traditional home. I loved the years I spent at the cabin and my hope is always to share the joy of simplicity and solitude with guests. The beauty of the cabin is that you can feel a 'million miles from nowhere', while being 3 miles from the nearest town and able to enjoy the great food and activities offered in both Watkins Glen and Montour Falls. On the drive past the main house to the cabin, you can pick your own veggies in season and even pick up some fresh eggs from the chickens!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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