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What Ever Floats Your Boat

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· Spencer, Tioga, New York
6 acres hosted by Aaron R.
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GREAT PLACE TO VIEW THE UPCOMING SOLAR ECLIPSE!! Rustic Cabin sleeps 5-6, one large futon and 4 bunks; you need your own sleeping bags, Plus plenty of space for tents & hammocks. 6 Acres nestled up to miles of NY State Forest w/ waterfall Plus use of the houseboat’s dock and fire pit. And if you like fossils, there are plenty in the stream. Miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and some Mountain biking. Camp is just a 1.5 mile hike to the famous Myers’ Gardens (check out the last 13 photos above of this little paradise or see Myers’ Gardens on Facebook. Pump action shower, outhouse, picnic table and fire pit. Bring your own cooler and ice. Though there's a small pool of water behind the cabin that cold that items can be placed in.*** The Beauty of Upstate NY*** Enjoy tranquility, rejuvenation, and lots of nature, during your stay on our 6+ acre property. Weekend 2-night minimum, weekday 1-night minimum stay. The stream on the property is perfect for stretching hammocks and hunting fossils. The waterfall is a 5-min hike up the stream. This waterfall area has a history related to the Underground Railroad and the Prohibition. The houseboat dock is raised high off the ground and overlooks the fire pit. *Please note that the houseboat is not for rent but it’s dock available for use. You will also enjoy: - electricity in the cabin (quiet generator) - propane gas for heat and stove - outhouse for toilet - hand pump shower (add a gallon of hot water to the pump's 4 gallons) - five gallon water jugs for drinking or bring your own - the gorgeous fall the tapestry of colors - 15 min drive to Ithaca NY and the Finger Lakes Can sleep 5-6 inside the cabin, or you can bring your tents for your larger group.
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Barry B.recommends
March 25, 2024
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Perfect🥰
Everything you need for a weekend and plenty of fuel for generator and heat. Very impressed with the thought that went into that. Lots of fire wood for my winter trip. Trails are near if you chose to adventure further just do some research ahead of time.
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Holly R.recommends
March 17, 2024
Whatever Floats Your Boat
We had a great stay at the cabin. We enjoyed making a fire, walking the woods, and finding fossils along the creek bed. Aaron was very helpful and informative prior to our stay. It was our son’s 5th birthday and Aaron left him a small gift, which of course our son enjoyed as it made him feel quite special. We look forward to returning.
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Monica M.recommends
October 22, 2023
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Fun places to camp. Beautiful location. Perfect stopover to see the finger lakes region
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Cole S.recommends
October 10, 2023
Whatever Floats Your Boat
This property floats my boat!
Solitude. Quiet. Cozy cabin. Dark skies. Fossil hunting in the creek. Waterfall on the property. Fall foliage. This place had it all and then some! The cabin was clean, stayed warm even on the lowest setting from the propane heater, was stocked with everything (i.e. pots/pans, toaster, utensils, plenty of chairs, games, etc.) you would need, ton of windows providing views of the forest around you, multiple beds, and charming rustic decor. Outside you had dark skies (easily a 3 or 4 on the Bortle scale for any night time enthusiasts), plenty of forest, a creek running from the small waterfall at the top of the property down past cabin providing the ambient sounds of the babbling water and fossils galore (I found 3-4 large fossils of aquatic creatures and shells on the first few flips of rocks), a steep but nice walking trail behind, plenty of firewood for the fire pit, and forest all around you. Aaron the owner was friendly, informative and knowledgeable on things to do in the immediate area, replied right away to any questions I had, and couldn’t have been a better host. Minutes from Ithaca and multiple state parks it makes a great home base to go see the multitude of waterfalls (Taughannock, Lucifer, Cascadilla, etc.) in and around that area, miles of beautiful trails (Lick Brook Falls), and plenty of kayaking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts like myself. Will definitely stay here again on return trips!
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Mimi F.recommends
September 24, 2023
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Waterfall on property !
We had a wonderful stay at the property. The location is perfect for both groups of friends and families. The property offers a peaceful atmosphere and ample space for everyone to enjoy. Although there is no phone service on the property, it's just a short drive down the road to get a signal. There's a generator that is connected to the cabin. There's a microwave, oven, lights, water jugs over a sink. The cabin has two bunk beds and one queen bed. We all camp outside in our tents but we ate and played games around the round table in the cabin. The property is very large, there's a stream passing right near the cabin. If you walk 5 minutes up the stream you'll see a small waterfall. The property is just a few minutes from all the big waterfalls in Ithaca town. The outhouse bathroom was clean and well-maintained. The only minor inconvenience we encountered was the lack of garbage collection or dumpster on-site. As we live 5 hours away, it wasn't practical for us to take the trash home with us. However, this didn't overshadow our overall positive experience at the property. Overall, we highly recommend this property and would gladly return for another visit. It was a great choice for a getaway, and we're confident the next guests will have a fantastic time as well.
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K L.recommends
September 8, 2023
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Quiet cabin in woods.
We liked the short walk up the creek to the waterfall and finding fossils. The one room cabin has a generator for daytime use, containers with drinking and washing water, outhouse toilet, and an outside camp shower. Clean cabin (keep windows open to air out). Close to Ithaca and the Finger Lakes.
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Spencer, Tioga, New York, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Odǫhwęja:deˀ (Cayuga) and Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Aaron R.Joined in May 2021
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