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Peaceful, Secluded Riverfront, Wooded Retreat - Bedford, ~PA~

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Book now for summer and fall 2017. Pristine Waters is a self-catering woodland, riverfront retreat. Located in Hopewell Township, PA (Bedford County)on the Raystown Branch of Juniata River], this fabulous getaway is perfect for the person(s) who desire to escape hectic, frantic lifestyles. It is also for the people who love the out-of-doors and all that it has to offer. Features include a queen sized master bedroom with private bath and riverfront balcony, a private loft bedroom with queen bed and a great room's leather sectional that opens to a very comfortable sleeper for two people. It also includes lots of additional floor space as well as a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, wet bar, river view dining and a huge deck overlooking the river which is perfect for relaxing, dining and enjoying the river views. Relax in our new large screened in porch, also with river view..

Fall and winter are very special, secluded times. Four Wheel drives or shuttles in are required during snowy times.

Is there anything to do at Pristine Waters?

Bike, bird-watch, breakfast on the deck, canoe, cook, de-stress, dine by candlelight, exercise, feed your soul, fish, grill, hike, hunt, kiss, listen, marvel at the wonders of nature, mediate, nap, observe flora and fauna, paint, photograph, propose, read, reconnect with loved ones, reflect, relax, roast marshmallows, romance the love of their life, sketch, sip wine, sleep, star gaze, study, swim, walk, write and more.

Or, you can simply do nothing. Your choice.

Do you crave a peaceful getaway?

You may see osprey, red tailed hawk, or even the bald eagle. Listen for the night owl, the woodpecker and the elusive whippoorwill. Canoe 60 plus miles of open river and hike or bike the many woodland trails. Listen to the soft gurgling of the river as you sit on the deck watching the fish stir. In the evening, hear the peepers while sipping a glass of wine on the deck. The next morning have coffee with the sun streaming on your face and the birds chirping about. For dinner, plan a gourmet meal. The woodland aromas will warm your nostrils and savory spices from the herb garden flavor your grilled vegetables. Relax in any of the comfortable reading spots. There are many books to choose from!

Are you an outdoors person?

Grab the fishing rod, head for the dock or canoe and catch dinner, maybe a small mouth bass or catfish. Even the rare striper or walleye sometimes makes an appearance.

Hunt just across the river in the 2,600 acre State Gameland #261 for squirrel, rabbit, whitetail deer, turkey or even bear.

Be sure to bring your non-fishing/non-hunting family and friends along, there's plenty for them to do as well.

Keywords: Riverfront cottage, chalet, waterfront cabin

More Details

Bruce Penrod
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Bruce Penrod

We built this beautiful retreat in stages starting in 1975 with salvaged materials from an old church. You'll still see some of the windows. Then we added on using lumber cut from the property that was dried and milled to make oak flooring and multiple kinds of wood paneling including, black walnut, cherry, ash, and many other kinds.

Bruce Penrod purchased this house in 1975

Why Bruce Penrod chose Allegheny Mountains & Her Valleys

It is all about the solitude, river, and beauty of the place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our favorite day was a rainy one. A gentle, steady rain made us cancel our tentative plans for the day and we enjoyed all the best this cabin has to offer; solitude, nature, peacefulness-and the hot tub!
Jul 2008
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Hopewell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Bed in Living Room or day bed in den.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
A Canoe is Included


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Peaceful, Secluded Riverfront, Wooded Retreat - Bedford, ~PA~
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Cosy, romantic hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for surprize birthday getaway for present for my husbands 50th party! Owners did up a certificate for his birthday to give him. We rented the cabin for one week and we ended up staying an extra day as it was available. Would definately rent property again, would love to rent it for the whole season. We absolutely loved it there! Really a beautiful property, charming A frame cottage, very cosy and nicely decorated, very well maintained. River not great for swimming, but we did not mind. We fished daily, my husband's favourite pastime, canoed down river, relaxed in the hottub under the evening stars. Wonderful choice! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most memorable and relaxing "Getaways" we have ever had! Beautiful house, charming and cozy. You feel "at home" the minute you walk in the door. The house has every amenity that you could imagine. The atmosphere is serene and peaceful. The views are breathtaking. The owner is very kind and accommodating. Definitely a wonderful retreat away from the cares of the world. Great place for a family get together or just a place to disappear into a quiet place of solitude! Enjoyed it immensely!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pickerington, OH 43147

exceeds expectations

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly a hidden gem. Everything you would need was there. Road was rough getting in but we were forewarned so were able to take it slow. Once you're there, no need to leave. The river was low and we canoed a little but lots of rocks to get around. It is crystal clear, and it was nice to just sit out in the canoe and enjoy the scenery.

It was nice to build fires, sit in the hot tub and play lots of cards and enjoy time with our friends. We already plan to be back and enjoy this property again. The Owners provide towels and soap which is a very nice perk and their son was more than helpful when we needed anything. Thank you for helping us to relax and providing such a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversay Getaway

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Chester, PA

Relaxing, peaceful, and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Pristine Waters and loved every minute of it! The cottage is comfortable, clean, and has all the amenities you could want. Plenty of space inside and out! The area is absolutely beautiful. We were in awe of the views in every direction. It was quiet and secluded - a great place to "get away".

The owners were great to deal with, providing all of the information we needed and being available to help with any questions or issues during the week.

There are a many things to do in the area. We did the covered bridges tour and saw so many beautiful, old bridges - some of which you can still drive on. We also went to Blue Knob State Park to see the 2nd highest elevation in PA. Talk about breathtaking views! There are other state parks, caves and caverns, antique shops, and other things that looked interesting. But most of all, we liked hanging out at the cottage, enjoying the beauty of the area, boating on the river, watching the dogs run and swim in the river, relaxing in the hot tub and just enjoying "doing nothing"! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pennington, New Jersey

Beautiful & Relaxing Retreat...

  • 5 of 5

We rented Pristine Waters cabin for our family summer vacation. What a beautiful area! It was by far, one of THE best vacations that we have ever had! We enjoyed lots of fishing, canoeing, swimming, nature, roasting marshmallows over a campfire, and much needed rest and relaxation! The owners have thought of just about everything, right down to marshmallow roasting sticks & a garden where we enjoyed fresh vegetables ever day! If you're looking for a place to get away from it all and slow things down, this is the place! We'll be back...

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Altoona Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Steeles Tavern
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Dwonriver, Everett
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
PA Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Linda's Little General
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Blue Knob
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Penrods Beach (A River Beach on the property)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Hopewell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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