Book now for 2014 and beyond. Pristine Waters is a self-catering, rustic, woodland, riverfront 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. Features include a queen sized master bedroom with private bath and riverfront balcony, a semi-private loft bedroom with queen bed and a great room's leather sectional that opens to a very comfortable sleeper for two people. It also includes lots of additional floor space as well as a fully equipped kitchen, river view dining and a huge deck overlooking the river which is perfect for relaxing, dining and enjoying the our 6 person heated, jetted, spa.
Summer is great but Spring and Fall are very also special, secluded times. Spring offers budding trees, including red bud and dogwood,and fresh scallions, lettuce, and strawberries in the garden.
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, meditate, 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 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. There are many books to choose from!
Consider spring or fall.: Spring is a great time to be at Pristine Waters. It is very quiet and the hot tub is great for relaxing in the chilly weather. The river is usually higher and good for canoeing longer distances.
Fall is also a beautiful time with lots of colorful leaves to look at and a crystal clear river.
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.
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!
The cottage is about 100 feet from deep-water riverfront. It is accessed by private one mile, one lane unpaved(but well-maintained) road. Hopewell, a small town with post office, tavern and convenience store, is 3 miles away. Restaurants, museums, laundry, grocery, hardware, wine and spirits shoppes are found in Everett, Bedford and Saxton and are within 10-20 miles from the Lodge.
Access to PA turnpike, Breezewood Exit and Route 70 is 17 miles away. Access to PA Turnpike, Bedford Exit is 22 miles away.
Other Activities: canoeing & kayaking, bird watching, mushroom foraging, photography, reading
Golf: Golf courses are available in nearby Bedford, Everett and Altoona.