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A Norman Rockwell Setting one Hour From State College

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
6 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Old Bedford Village
    15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Bedford Speedway
    15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Shawnee State Park
    25 min drive
  • Airport
    Altoona, PA (AOO-Blair County)
    40 min drive

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  • A Norman Rockwell Setting one Hour From State College

    Room Amenities

    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 8
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About this area

North America

In the city center and near theme parks, this resort is in an area with good shopping. Fort Bedford Museum and National Museum of the American Coverlet are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Old Log Church and The Coffee Pot. Traveling with kids? Consider Old Bedford Village, or check out an event or a game at Bedford Speedway. Our guests appreciate the resort's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Old Bedford Village - 15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Bedford Speedway - 15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    The Coffee Pot - 15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Schellsburg / Shawnee Loop - 16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Shawnee State Park - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Altoona, PA (AOO-Blair County) - 30 min drive

About this property

A Norman Rockwell Setting one Hour From State College

This property, while in the country, is still close to many interesting activities. The house is conveniently located near Johnstown, Altoona, Bedford and State College. The guest house is just 10 minutes off the turnpike. There are brochures in the guest house for information on local places to visit. The brochures will direct guests to everything from spa's, shopping, antiques, bike trails, museums, covered bridges, hiking, skiing, and so much more. I have been a life long antique and folk art collector as well as a shop keeper for over 25 years. The guest house showcases all that I love, antiques, folk art, quality reproductions coupled with my commitment to provide all the comforts of home. One of our guests wrote "the house is a great respite to decompress from the daily grind, sitting on the back porch listening to the birds sing." This three bedroom house is on a 144 acre farm that is rich with history. The Spring Meadow farm was deeded in 1796 and the earliest owners were Quakers. Some of the Quakers that lived on this farm were involved in the underground railroad. Another interesting fact is just before the civil war President Buchanan would visit here. In the 1880's senator John M. Reynolds bought the farm at a sheriff sale. He had the road paved between the barn and the train station so he would have a smooth horse and buggy ride when he needed to head to Washington. It was the only paved road in the entire county. That is a sampling of the history here. The guest house is nestled between the 1840's house and the barn. Come sit on the screened in back porch and sip coffee, tea, or drink of choice and enjoy the scenic views and the wildlife (birds, ground hogs, and deer). In the evenings you can grill out on the porch, swing in the hammock,or have a bon-fire. We also provide 2 cannondale bikes for your use. A great place to unwind with all the amenities of home. We have hosted reunions, birthdays, quiet getaways and even weddings. Rent our Guest House and revisit life in simpler times. Try a women's weekend! I have had many groups of women who have come and enjoyed a girls weekend. Some shopped, some cooked, some did crafts, some just enjoyed chatting with their friends, some have had a wine tasting party, and some have celebrated birthdays. No matter what they came to do, they all have enjoyed this guest house. Many are planning return visits. You can't go wrong spending a weekend with your girlfriends. Keywords: House

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

Liza Mishler

Speaks English



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Parties and events are allowed on site. 

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

Property is also known as

  • A Norman Rockwell Setting one Hour From State College New Paris

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking

Family friendly

  • Toys
  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the city center
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Sledding, hiking/biking trails, and theme parks nearby


  • Sleeps 8

Nearby things to do


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor

5/5 Excellent

Lovely quiet cozy house!

My sister and I and our daughters enjoyed a lovely time in the Bedford area for a few days. We stayed here and had a lovely time! The accomodations were exactly what we were looking for and we would definitely stay here again! Very cozy and yet large enough to accomodate us. And we loved the decor of the house!

5/5 Excellent


Very clean and well maintained. Nice quiet setting.

5/5 Excellent

Charming thoughtful place to unwind

We stayed here in late January for my husband's birthday celebration ski/snowboard weekend. A few of our close family and friends joined us and we were all pleased with this charming house and found it to be inviting and comfortable. Liza is a very thoughtful host and made sure we knew we could go to her if we needed any assistance (we didn't need any help, as everything was is good working order) yet she also made sure we had privacy. It's a quick drive to Blue Knob ski resort. I highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a place in the area!

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Accomodations

We really enjoyed our stay at this rental property. The owner has done such a nice job decorating the guest house. The screened in porch provided the perfect setting for socializing at night and had beautiful views in the morning. I will stay the most important thing about this rental is that it was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We will hopefully be back.

5/5 Excellent

Quaint Cottage with everything you need for a fun weekend

We had a wonderful time staying in Liza's cabin. She has clearly spent a lot of time making it a cozy and welcoming place. She has thought of everything. The kitchen is very well stocked, there are movies, board games, bath robes, plenty of towels, and endless personal touches throughout. It was the perfect spot for a weekend with friends and only a short drive to the Blue Knob ski resort. Would definitely consider staying here again. Seems like it would make a great home base during the spring and summer as well.

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