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Exclusive, Riverfront, Peaceful, Beautiful Home along the Juniata River.

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Pristine Waters is a beautiful riverfront house along the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River that features a huge screened in porch, large deck with hot tub, grill and dining, lots of room outside including a campfire with picnic table. On the river is a large dock with seating for relaxing and a canoe for you to use. Inside you'll find hardwood and tile floors, natural real wood paneling from native woods harvested from the property, large dining area with river view, comfortable sunken living room with leather sectional sofa sleeper, fireplace, and large screen TV, Wet Bar, with built in chess board, well appointed kitchen, two private bedrooms, and a private loft, and much more. Book now for spring, summer and fall 2018.

Pristine Waters is a self-catering woodland 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.

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 or sceened in porch 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.

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 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

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Hopewell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom has a shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Tub and shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The master bedroom includes and in suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom is a loft upstairs with a privacy screen.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This room is brand new and features a double daybed.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Daybed (1) Sofa sleeper in Living Room .
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Exclusive, Riverfront, Peaceful, Beautiful Home along the Juniata River.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 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: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Lovely man who manages it.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pickerington, OH 43147

Best place ever

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed several times now and the updates Bruce did were out of this world. Very well, stocked rental and being right on the river is an added plus. You truly come away after a weekend with fond memories and knowing it was definitely money well spent. Would stay back again in a heartbeat. The new added screen porch is a fantastic addition as well. Thanks so much!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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: September 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: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversay Getaway

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
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Bruce Penrod
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2018

About Bruce Penrod

We built this beautiful retreat in stages starting in 1975 with salvaged materials from an old church and then native woods harvested from the property. 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 Hopewell

It is all about the solitude, river, and beauty of the place. The river in front of our house is the best spot on the whole length of the Raystown Branch of the Juniata. It has 300 feet of waterfront and the water is shallow along the edges for wading and deeper in the center with rocks on the bottom instead of mud like many place. It is also quite secluded and private. The lane to our place is a dead end that ends in a circular drive.

What makes this house unique

It is really about the quiet solitude and beautiful spot on the river unlike any other riverfront property in Bedford County.

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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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

Bedford County is a great place to explore from the covered bridge route to visiting all of the antic shops and historical buildings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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