Secluded Cottage Rental with Swimming Pond in Bedford County, Southern Pennsylvania
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- Phone, email and address confirmed
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- Pets allowed
- Private Barbecue
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.
If the guest cancels 7 days or more prior to check in.
- Air mattress
- Cell service
- Lounge/Living room
- Running water
- Queen-size bed
- Outdoor furniture
- Dining room
- Movie library
- Dining table
- Linens and pillows
- Twin/Single bed
- Fire pit
- BR/DVD player
- Docking station
- Sound system
- Washing machine
- Cooking basics
- Private Barbecue
- Air conditioning
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.
- Bicycle rental
- Laundry service
- Sports equipment storage
Location + Surroundings
This property was featured in the August 2017 edition of the Washington Post, as well as at least a dozen different magazines and papers.
- 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.
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
- Wheelchair-accessible bathroom
- Wheelchair accessible
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.