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.
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!