Secluded Cottage Rental with Swimming Pond in Bedford County, Southern Pennsylvania

Clearville, Pennsylvania (United States)

Secluded Cottage Rental with Swimming Pond in Bedford County, Southern Pennsylvania

Cottages
1 unit
6 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed

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Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Private Barbecue
This secluded, woodland cottage rental is nestled in Bedford County in rural southern Pennsylvania and can accommodate up to six guests. Cozy yet spacious, this solar-powered accommodation is ideal for a small family—with one bedroom, a sleeping loft, and one shared bathroom. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and a sliding door that opens out onto the deck. There are two twin beds in the loft, ideal for children, and a day bed in the living area that converts into another twin. There are blow-up mattresses for additional guests if required. The bathroom has a shower, a sink, and a high-tech composting toilet. All linens and towels are provided.

In the main room, there is a comfortable day bed and a dining table and chairs for eating family meals. Guests can relax in front of the TV, which has a DVD player and excellent film collection, as well as Netflix and HBO. Guests can use the iPod dock to listen to their own music and there is also Wi-Fi internet. The fully-equipped kitchen has an oven, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher. There is plenty of silverware and cooking utensils for guests to use.

Outside, guests can relax on the large decking overlooking the natural pond and cook food on the barbeque grill. With a great fire pit for toasting marshmallows and swapping stories under the stars, this cottage hideaway is the perfect back-to-nature escape.

Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Air mattress
  • Cell service
  • Telephone
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining room
  • Heating
  • Deck/Patio
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Movie library
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Hammock
  • Fire pit
  • Satellite/Cable
  • BR/DVD player
  • Docking station
  • Sound system
  • Fan
  • Washing machine
  • Cooking basics
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Private Barbecue
  • Fireplace
  • Air conditioning
This cottage boasts a number of excellent facilities for making the most of the great outdoors, including a huge decking area with patio furniture and a fire pit ideal for evenings under the stars. Guests can use the kayaks to paddle around the pond and visit the wonderful tree house built deep in the trees that surround the cottage.

Inside, there are a number of amenities, including a TV with a DVD player and Netflix, in addition to free Wi-Fi.

Delicious breakfast ingredients are provided by the host, including pastries, bagels, English muffins, cereal, and the property's own pasture-raised fresh eggs—the best eggs guests will ever taste. Their water is excellent, so glampers don't have to bring their own. In season, hosts also provide fruit and vegetables from the garden.

Guest Services

  • Breakfast
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry service
  • Sports equipment storage

Location + Surroundings

This secluded, woodland cottage rental overlooks a natural swimming pond in rural Bedford County in southern Pennsylvania. Ideal for those looking to get away from urban life and get back to nature, the cottage is located only eight scenic miles from the interstate. With five miles of hiking/biking trails, four kayaks on the pond, a big tree house overlooking a forest ridge, and lots of other attractions, guests will fall in love with this place. There is a bicycle shop with bike rentals on-site, too, as the host is also the manager of the Pike 2 Bike trail—the only section of superhighway turned into a bike trail. Old Bedford Village, an interesting historic town, is an hour away by car.

This property was featured in the August 2017 edition of the Washington Post, as well as at least a dozen different magazines and papers.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife watching

With a large swimming pond right on the doorstep and five miles of hiking/biking trails to explore, many guests will not need to stray too far to be entertained. Four kayaks are available for guests to use, and kids will love swimming and diving off the two docks. The bike shop on premises has rental bikes. The owner is the manager of the Pike 2 Bike, the only biking trail that was once a Super Highway. In order to eliminate two tunnels, the PA Turnpike abandoned this section in 1968, and it has become a nationwide attraction. The owners lead tours on the trail, and it is a bike ride unlike anything guests will ever experience.

In the wider area, the Green Ridge State Park over the border into Maryland has hiking, boating, hunting, and fishing. Guests can drive to Old Bedford Village, an interesting historic village just 45 minutes by car. Hikers and bikers can also use the cottage as a convenient stop-off for the popular C&O path and Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), a 350-mile trail between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cumberland, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

At a 35-minute drive southwest over the border into Maryland, guests will find themselves in the city of Cumberland, home to a heritage railway, which is a steam train that runs alongside the GAP, and trains depart from downtown for views of the Allegheny Mountains. Additionally, the Flight 93 Memorial is under an hour's drive away; Berkely Springs, America's oldest spa, is less than 30 minutes away; and Raystown Lake. with a water park, parasailing, scuba diving, and much more, is less than an hour's drive.

Slightly further afield, Ohiopyle—the home of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Water" and "Kentuck Knob"—are only 1.5 hours drive and is the perfect place for those who love whitewater rafting. Fort Necessity, the start of the French American War, (the real World War I and the war that made America, started by George Washington) is only 1.5 hours away, near Ohiopyle.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Accesibility & Safety

Accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Guests are kindly requested to recycle all plastic, glass, cans, and paper, into the bins provided.

No smoking is allowed inside the cottage.

Pets are permitted; please inquire with the host for more information.

Due to the property's location, there is no septic system, but the property is set up with a high-tech, sanitary composting toilet, which is easy to use and eliminates bathroom odors.

Guests do not need to bring water, they have excellent water, better than anything in plastic, nor eggs, which will be provided by the host. Up to a dozen of their pasture-raised eggs (best guests' will ever have) will be provided (two per person per day), unless staying for a week, in which case more will be provided for the entirety of the stay.

Guests staying longer than four days can have their laundry taken care of by the hosts.

The property is six miles from the closest restaurant, and the rest are at least 20 miles, so guests should stop in either Bedford, Everett, or Cumberland for groceries. It is recommended that guests stock up and bring groceries to the property. Breezewood has no grocery stores.

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