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Charming, Natural, Riverfront Vacation Home with All Amenities

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Book now for spring , summer, and fall of 2017. Weekends and weeks book quickly. Enjoy this fantastic, isolated, riverfront property where you can relax to your hearts content or enjoy the many activities that the river and forest offers.

Sleep comfortably in the master bedroom, complete with a corner whirlpool tub. The huge riverfront great room with wood burning fireplace and Direct TV is the perfect place for your group to relax. This is the perfect spot to stress-down and commune with nature. Enjoy the deck in the canopy of trees, the patio where grilling and dining is an option, and the 6 person spa in the side yard, accessible from either the master bedroom or the great room.

Look for eagles, osprey and deer while listening to the various songbirds. The riverfront includes a picnic area with fire ring, a dock, canoe, rowboat and swimming area. Hike up Red Rock and enjoy the view of Kimber Mountain, just across the river and containing a 2600 acre game land. Booking now for many available dates in 2015.

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Bruce Penrod
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Bruce Penrod

We have owned Woodland Waters since 2006 and did a major renovation is 2007, when we opened as a vacation rental. We now live in Miami and enjoy sailing and being here in the winter. But in the summer we head to Bedford County to hang out in our other place on the river, Pristine Waters, just 400 feet from Woodland. It is undergoing a major renovation and addition and should be finished in 2016.

Bruce Penrod purchased this house in 2006

Why Bruce Penrod chose Allegheny Mountains & Her Valleys

Woodland Waters is the best riverfront rental property in Bedford and Huntingdon Counties. It has over 500 feet of river front from shallow to deep and is high and dry when the river comes up.

What makes this house unique

Even though you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, all amenities are provided and all facilities are only a short drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I hope everyone can appreciate the beauty and serenity that exists here. This is a beautiful area of Pennsylvania with so much to offer.
Oct 2008
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming, Natural, Riverfront Vacation Home with All Amenities
average rating of 4.769231 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful Family Reunion Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for my husband and I to meet with our daughter and son and their spouses (and their two dogs!) for a mini family reunion. The house was spacious and could have easily slept a few more people on the day bed and top bunk. As my daughter said, "The pictures online don't do this place justice - it's got so much more room then it looked like in the pictures!" We enjoyed the hot tub (unfortunately it was a little too chilly for the canoe), the fire pit and hiking in the nearby state park. I would definitely recommend this VRBO and will plan on using it agian in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely well appointed home in a beautiful setting. Well stocked, comfortable and clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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We loved the property. Very well-appointed. The outdoor space was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Bruce was extremely hospitable and the place was lovely. It is extremely quiet and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Mountain Side Property

  • 3 of 5

From the photos the property seemed a bit more remote than it actually was. There are neighbors and you can see and hear them if they are around. The property is surrounded by other homes and RV's. I was hoping for more remoteness (away from other homes) but overall it was very quiet during the week. More people start to come down on Friday. The home was very clean but was in need of some updated cookware/appliances/blankets/furniture etc., very dated and used. The chairs outside around the glass table and plastic ones below are wearing and may not support a large person. My husband sat in one and it collapsed on him. They need to replace or someone can get hurt. The owner and his son were very good to deal with and helpful. We were disappointed that the Jacuzzi was not working for our stay and the previous tenant had taken the key to the home causing a delay in checking in. The river was very clean but the water was not high enough at that location to really do any boating. There is a little general store not too far away with basic necessities. For restaurants, grocery, Walmart, its about a 15-20 min ride. Not bad considering the scenery and wildlife you can see on the way. There are several antique stores along Rt. 30. and other tourist attractions.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Retreat Cabin

  • 3 of 5

This 'cabin' was in a beautiful location in a heavy wooded area on a clear river. There were several homes nearby but did not hear any noise from them. Our stay was during hunting season and we did hear several gunshots nearby. Our family spent a lot of time exploring the area seeing the: Flight 93 Memorial, Bedford County Covered Bridges, Gettysburg Battlefield, Hersey Chocolate Factory (tour) and the Chambersburg Apple Festival so, we didn't spend a lot of time in the cabin except to sleep. We only prepared one dinner meal and watched a little TV (basic satellite)in the evenings. The cabin is basic and roomy to an extent. Some attention could be given to the outside. The chairs around the outside table where we had our prepared dinner were not safe with the fabric so threadbare as to not support one's weight. Looks like some recent remodeling has taken place inside but a lot of loose ends still need taking care of. The last mile of road into the cabin is an adventure. As long as you drive slow and don't drive a 'low rider' then it can be successfully accomplished. We drove a midsize SUV and had no issues but I was very cautious. The items I mentioned above kept me from giving this cabin 4 stars. The fixes are relatively minor. The appliances all worked. The outside temp was nice and we sleep with windows open so not sure of the HVAC system. We found the water pressure to be good and we spaced out our baths. We didn't try the hot tub.

The owner emailed me before our arrival to say the previous guest reported no phone or internet but they were trying to get it corrected. All was working fine when we arrived. The phone is important in that there is no cell service at the cabin. As you drive out in the mornings your cell phone begins to receive msgs as you reached the top of the hill.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Woodland Waters was an excellent getaway spot for our family. It very comfortably accommodated 7 of us, including our 3 small children. The kitchen was excellent for cooking and entertaining. The dining area gave us plenty of space. The great room was so comfortable and spacious for the kids to play and for the guys to enjoy some football on the flat screen TV. The bedrooms gave us the privacy we all needed with plenty of space and comfy beds too. The weekend was a bit wet, so we didn't enjoy the outdoors as much as we had like to. Also, be sure to take it slow on the driveway. It's a rough ride, especially if your car sits low like our Odyssey. Overall outstanding stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Down River, Bedford Springs
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Turnpike, Route 70
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Kountry Kettle
Nearest Beach
Pentrods Beach
Car: necessary

Bedford County is a beautiful rural county that provided many activities and great scenic drives.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Holiday premium of $100 for July 4th and Labor Day. Limit 8 guests including children. Limit 2 pets.

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Hopewell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The master bedroom has its own private bath with corner tub.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A day bed is also available in the great room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with single top, double bottom.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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