A NORMAN ROCKWELL SETTING ONE HOUR FROM STATE COLLEGE

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A NORMAN ROCKWELL SETTING ONE HOUR FROM STATE COLLEGE

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms will sleep up to 8.

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 Pa turnpike and also just 5 minutes off I-99.

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Owner
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Bedrooms 3
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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A Norman Rockwell setting one hour from State College
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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A Norman Rockwell setting one hour from State College
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187065vb
(814) 839-9120 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Bedford Allegheny Mountains
Silver Spring, MD
5

Charming Country Home

  • 5 of 5
Completely as described in the listing, the cozy house is part of a farm. Liza was available (next door) to answer questions, but we had complete privacy. All pots, pans, utensils, and baking needs were found in the kitchen, which is a rarity in my experience with vacation rentals. Got the impression it was an old house but nicely and completely renovated within the past 10 years. All appliances and bathrooms were modern and working perfect. I'm not usually a fan of country decor, but this was more authentic looking, with lots of browns, rusty reds, and faded blues. Not kitchy or cute.

Husband is a history buff, so very much enjoyed nearby Fort Bedford Museum and the recreated old village. Ate out most lunches and some dinners, and the Jean Something Tavern west of Bedford on Rt 30 was our favorite. I enjoyed the antiques in town and coverlet museum. The 2 state parks were great, too. There are several (20?) picturesque covered bridges in the area, and one was an easy walk from the home. There are 2 great summer ice cream places on the main road -- the cow and the igloo.
Would recommend this to a friend who wanted a fairly low-key vacation with plenty of time to relax.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A Norman Rockwell setting one hour from State College
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187065vb
(814) 839-9120 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Bedford Allegheny Mountains
Silver Spring, MD
5

Charming Country Home

  • 5 of 5
Completely as described in the listing, the cozy house is part of a farm. Liza was available (next door) to answer questions, but we had complete privacy. All pots, pans, utensils, and baking needs were found in the kitchen, which is a rarity in my experience with vacation rentals. Got the impression it was an old house but nicely and completely renovated within the past 10 years. All appliances and bathrooms were modern and working perfect. I'm not usually a fan of country decor, but this was more authentic looking, with lots of browns, rusty reds, and faded blues. Not kitchy or cute.

Husband is a history buff, so very much enjoyed nearby Fort Bedford Museum and the recreated old village. Ate out most lunches and some dinners, and the Jean Something Tavern west of Bedford on Rt 30 was our favorite. I enjoyed the antiques in town and coverlet museum. The 2 state parks were great, too. There are several (20?) picturesque covered bridges in the area, and one was an easy walk from the home. There are 2 great summer ice cream places on the main road -- the cow and the igloo.
Would recommend this to a friend who wanted a fairly low-key vacation with plenty of time to relax.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A Norman Rockwell setting one hour from State College
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187065vb
(814) 839-9120 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Bedford Allegheny Mountains
Silver Spring, MD
5

Charming Country Home

  • 5 of 5
Completely as described in the listing, the cozy house is part of a farm. Liza was available (next door) to answer questions, but we had complete privacy. All pots, pans, utensils, and baking needs were found in the kitchen, which is a rarity in my experience with vacation rentals. Got the impression it was an old house but nicely and completely renovated within the past 10 years. All appliances and bathrooms were modern and working perfect. I'm not usually a fan of country decor, but this was more authentic looking, with lots of browns, rusty reds, and faded blues. Not kitchy or cute.

Husband is a history buff, so very much enjoyed nearby Fort Bedford Museum and the recreated old village. Ate out most lunches and some dinners, and the Jean Something Tavern west of Bedford on Rt 30 was our favorite. I enjoyed the antiques in town and coverlet museum. The 2 state parks were great, too. There are several (20?) picturesque covered bridges in the area, and one was an easy walk from the home. There are 2 great summer ice cream places on the main road -- the cow and the igloo.
Would recommend this to a friend who wanted a fairly low-key vacation with plenty of time to relax.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I think guests leaving reviews is an enormous help to people contemplating a rental. I am very happy you and your husband enjoyed our guest house. We enjoyed having you, thank you for choosing Spring Meadow Guest House.
business
A Norman Rockwell setting one hour from State College
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187065vb
(814) 839-9120 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Bedford Allegheny Mountains
Silver Spring, MD
5

Charming Country Home

  • 5 of 5
Completely as described in the listing, the cozy house is part of a farm. Liza was available (next door) to answer questions, but we had complete privacy. All pots, pans, utensils, and baking needs were found in the kitchen, which is a rarity in my experience with vacation rentals. Got the impression it was an old house but nicely and completely renovated within the past 10 years. All appliances and bathrooms were modern and working perfect. I'm not usually a fan of country decor, but this was more authentic looking, with lots of browns, rusty reds, and faded blues. Not kitchy or cute.

Husband is a history buff, so very much enjoyed nearby Fort Bedford Museum and the recreated old village. Ate out most lunches and some dinners, and the Jean Something Tavern west of Bedford on Rt 30 was our favorite. I enjoyed the antiques in town and coverlet museum. The 2 state parks were great, too. There are several (20?) picturesque covered bridges in the area, and one was an easy walk from the home. There are 2 great summer ice cream places on the main road -- the cow and the igloo.
Would recommend this to a friend who wanted a fairly low-key vacation with plenty of time to relax.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A Norman Rockwell setting one hour from State College
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187065vb
(814) 839-9120 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Bedford Allegheny Mountains
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5

Best Sister's "Weekend" Ever!

Best Sister's "Weekend" Ever!
  • 5 of 5
Every year my two sisters and I have "sisters' weekend". This year our weekend stretched to 5 days which we spent at Spring Meadow Guest House near Bedford, PA.

The guest house is decorated beautifully with antiques, coverlets, braided and hooked rugs with lots of early American memorabilia, tastefully arranged. Liza has an eye for detail that is extraordinary. Everything necessary for a comfortable stay is provided.

We spent hours drinking coffee, talking, watching a series on Netflix, reading, shopping at the Spring Meadow Antique store that is on the grounds, sightseeing at Old Bedford Village and the Flight 93 Memorial, lunch at Bedford Springs Resort, dinners out, breakfast in. Bob and Liza havecreated a little bit of heaven at Spring Meadow. The accommodations and hospitality exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your sisters stay. I am glad I got home from my sisters vacation in time to meet you and your sisters. It is hard to beat some time away with your sisters, just having the chance to be together with no cares is so special. So I thank you for choosing Spring Meadow Guest House and for your kind review.
business
A Norman Rockwell setting one hour from State College
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187065vb
(814) 839-9120 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Bedford Allegheny Mountains
Annville, PA
5

A Breath of Fresh Air

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful respite from a busy life. Very clean, homey, and full of thoughtful amenities. The hammock was a welcome surprise and a great place to read and relax. Thanks for sharing this little slice of heaven.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and your lovely review. I am happy you enjoyed your stay at Spring Meadow Guest House. I do hope if you are ever back in the Bedford area that you will consider staying with us again. It was our pleasure hosting your stay.
Liza and Bob Mishler

Map

Map

Car: necessary

I recommend to our guests to try and visit some of the things listed here.Omni Bedford Springs Spa, The Coverlet museum, Old Bedford Village, The Fort Museum, Antique shopping, Johnstown Flood museum and Heritage museum, Shawnee Park, Blue Knob Park, Lakemont Amusement Park, DelGrosso Amusement Park, Altoona Curve baseball, Frank LLoyd Wright's Falling Waters, & more. There are many things to do within driving distance. Or many guests opt to just relax at the house play yard games and have evening bonfires.

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Bedford House Rental Rates

Notes

  • Midweek 149/nt wknd 159-179/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Monday-Thursday ..... $149./night (Up to 4 people) 2 night required
  • Friday-Sunday .......1 night $179.2 nights $338.3 nights $477. (Up to 4 people)
  • Weekly (1-4 people).. $800./week (6 consecutive nights)
  • Weekly (5-6 people).. $900./week (6 consecutive nights)
  • If more than 4 guests an additional $20.per person per night

Amenities

Amenities

Bedford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • mountaineering
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • skiing
  • golf
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
Notes:
Located on a historic 144 acre farm, antique and gift shop located on property. Nearby covered bridges, lots of bike trails, fishing nearby, close to two state parks Blue Knob and Shawnnee Park (fishing, boating, and skiing).