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A Norman Rockwell Setting One Hour from State College

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This is a view of one end of the living room, the cupboard holds the tv,dvd

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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This property, while in the country, is still close to many interesting activities. The house is conveniently located near Johnstown, Altoona, Bedford and State College. The guest house is just 10 minutes off the Pa turnpike and also just 5 minutes off I-99.

There are brochures in the guest house for information on local places to visit. The brochures will direct guests to everything from spa's, shopping, antiques, bike trails, museums, covered bridges, hiking, skiing, and so much more.

I have been a life long antique and folk art collector as well as a shop keeper for over 25 years. The guest house showcases all that I love, antiques, folk art, quality reproductions coupled with my commitment to provide all the comforts of home. One of our guests wrote "the house is a great respite to decompress from the daily grind, sitting on the back porch listening to the birds sing."

This three bedroom house is on a 144 acre farm that is rich with history. The Spring Meadow farm was deeded in 1796 and the earliest owners were Quakers. Some of the Quakers that lived on this farm were involved in the underground railroad. Another interesting fact is just before the civil war President Buchanan would visit here. In the 1880's senator John M. Reynolds bought the farm at a sheriff sale. He had the road paved between the barn and the train station so he would have a smooth horse and buggy ride when he needed to head to Washington. It was the only paved road in the entire county. That is a sampling of the history here.

The guest house is nestled between the 1840's house and the barn. Come sit on the screened in back porch and sip coffee, tea, or drink of choice and enjoy the scenic views and the wildlife (birds, ground hogs, and deer). In the evenings you can grill out on the porch, swing in the hammock,or have a bon-fire. We also provide 2 cannondale bikes for your use. A great place to unwind with all the amenities of home.

We have hosted reunions, birthdays, quiet getaways and even weddings. Rent our Guest House and revisit life in simpler times.


Try a women's weekend! I have had many groups of women who have come and enjoyed a girls weekend. Some shopped, some cooked, some did crafts, some just enjoyed chatting with their friends, some have had a wine tasting party, and some have celebrated birthdays. No matter what they came to do, they all have enjoyed this guest house. Many are planning return visits. You can't go wrong spending a weekend with your girlfriends.






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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    over 21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking only on the back porch or outside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Located on a historic 144 acre farm, antique and gift shop located on property. Nearby covered bridges, lots of bike trails, fishing nearby, close to two state parks Blue Knob and Shawnnee Park (fishing, boating, and skiing)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television:

    has a wii and netflixs...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Bedford is 12 minutes away. Pa turnpike is 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Lake:

    Shawnee state park 15 minutes away...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Skiing, hiking, swimming at Blue knob 15 minutes away....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Resort:

    Omni Bedford Springs 15 minutes away....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    table has 6 chairs and a youth chair for toddlers is available...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi and netflix...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking for many many cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, dishes, utensils of all sorts, plastic ware for food storage. Cake pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    service for over 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped in order to make any meal. There is also a gas grill and a charcoal grill if you prefer to cook outside....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    coffee, tea. salt & pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    covered porch and a screened in porch...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Gazebo and bonfire pit and hammock....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very large lawn and grounds. Lawn games available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 23 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149 $169
Fri, Sat, Sun
$800

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Please call for more information 814 839-9120


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 07/29/2016
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22 Today
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Location

Car: Necessary

I recommend to our guests to try and visit some of the things listed here.Omni Bedford Springs Spa, The Coverlet museum, Old Bedford Village, The Fort Museum, Antique shopping, Johnstown Flood museum and Heritage museum, Shawnee Park, Blue Knob Park, Lakemont Amusement Park, DelGrosso Amusement Park, Altoona Curve baseball, Frank LLoyd Wright's Falling Waters, & more. There are many things to do within driving distance. Or many guests opt to just relax at the house play yard games and have evening bonfires.

 

Owner info


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • This is a view of one end of the living room, the cupboard holds the tv,dvd

    This is a view of one end of the living room, the cupboard holds the tv,dvd

  • This is the dinning room with corner cupboard, farm table, braided rug.

    This is the dinning room with corner cupboard, farm table, braided rug.

  • Sitting on the screened in porch you can see the 1840 farm house.

    Sitting on the screened in porch you can see the 1840 farm house.

  • This shows a little bit of the kitchen

    This shows a little bit of the kitchen

  • Here is the middle bedroom,it has a  trundle bed under a double.

    Here is the middle bedroom,it has a trundle bed under a double.

VRBO #187065

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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    9
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/29/2016

(814) 839-9120 (Pennsylvania, USA)

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