I am often ask what type of travel is my favorite. For years I thought traveling to a hot sunny beach was my tranquil place to recharge. Turns out I actually would rather not sit in the beating sun and sweat. Nothing against the beach but after becoming a mother, sand does not have the same appeal as it once did. I love the little trips that are shall we say “off the beaten path”? I was driving through the state of Pennsylvania to the MATPRA conference. After searching around on google I found a lovely area to stop and recharge before I started my official “work trip”.
Here is my quick trip the Breezewood/Bedford PA area.
Some of you may have heard of this area if you have followed 9/11. It is extremely close to the Pennsylvania field that Flight 93 crashed in. A memorial has been now raised on those grounds in remembrance of that tragic day. Although, not the happiest of things to visit. For me, paying homage to those brave individuals gives me a strong sense of American pride.
Given this historic area I wanted to stay somewhere that contributed to that. I found the 1788 Bed & Breakfast that was once a stage coach stop on the Historic Lincoln Highway. I will not lie and say I know everything about History but I find it extremely fascinating. Pulling up to the location I knew I picked the right place to rest, relax and recharge.
My stay was complementary. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
The grounds are in a word picturesque! Everywhere you walk invite you to stay and relax for a while. Such a perfect place if you wanted a Stay-cation or couples retreat.
I found hanging out with Scott and Cathy, the owners, to be extremely enjoyable as well. This house had so much character restored back into it and was quite literally brought back to life from almost total demolition! It is an inspiring story to listen to and they are very passionate about it (as they should be).
I sat and enjoyed some vino while overlooking the mountains! Compliments of my hosts, which was just what I needed after a stress filled work week. I slept in all the modern amenities of today with the traditional feel of years past.
The next morning I was welcomed with a fabulous breakfast in the old tavern room. Every where you turn showcases pieces of history from artifacts to antiques. If you have the time ask Scoot about them he is so knowledgeable!
After breakfast, I bid my farewells and headed out for a day of exploring. I was told the area had a few covered bridges and I LOVE capturing them.
The Jackson Mills Bridge is extremely easy to find and very close to the 1788 Bed & Breakfast.
The Covered bridge biking loop actually has four on it’s route. It is about moderate riding level with a few climbs.
Want a more leery place to visit? Try the Abandoned Turnpike. I would recommend a durable bike if you decide to bike it though several people were broken down when I stopped by. Bedford also has a Fine Art Gallery, Coverlet Museum and Pioneer Library to visit.
Even though my visit was short, I will be back to explore! If you have some suggestions on where I should go next time I come to the area let me know in the comments!
Have you ever stayed in a Stage Couch
Do you enjoy Covered Bridges?