When we couldn't book local accommodations for our son's graduation at Penn State, we began to look beyond State College for an opportunity to create a getaway family weekend. As Penn State alumni, Bob & Erica were able to provide us with tips for traveling to State College (almost an hour and a half but a beautiful drive) before we booked and were very accessible with subsequent communications after we booked our stay. The house is very comfortable with old house charm, loved sitting on the wrap around porch with the awesome river view. It's a great place to unwind. If wading in the river isn't enough of an aquatic experience, Raystown Lake is less than a 1/2 hour away and offers a free beach for swimming. I would caution travelers, though, that you probably won't be able to get cell service because of the remote location. We had no cell service anywhere in the immediate vicinity using AT&T. And there is no internet service provided so if you have difficulty disconnecting from the outside world, this is probably not a good choice for you.