River, Trail, Tranquility

IMG_1888The Erie to Pittsburgh Trail has brought many visitors to the valley along the Allegheny River. This historic region offers itself to recreation at its finest. Forest, streams and mountains create many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

The trail finds its way to Emlenton, Pa. which happens to be the birth place of natural gas in America. Emlenton is a simple little terraced town held captive by the forested valley that provides an outdoor enthusiast many venues such as kayaking, hiking, canoeing, Segway, bicycling and lodging along the river.

The Barnard House – bed and breakfast is found at 108 River Avenue with 5 cool guest rooms that focus on trail users. The mission of The Barnard House is to showcase local foods, services and suppliers thus acting like a palette taster for the region. The nostalgic 1893 Victorian Home is comfy and bright with many unique artistic accents. Large porches and fireside seating create comfort as the river flows past. The outdoor hot tub soothes tired bodies after a day on the trail.

Next door lies, The Wilson Home – vacation rental at 103 River Avenue. This Craftsman style home has recently been renovated and serves well a humble abode to families or small groups, sleeping 8 persons comfortably in 4 bedrooms. The Wilson Home is fully equipped with a large Galley Kitchen. Enjoy, the Farm house table as it welcomes sit down meals. The 2 full Baths, one on each floor of the home makes life a little easier. Cool accents and unique spaces are found throughout the cozy home. A large front porch is filled with wicker and an old time swing all with fantastic views of the mighty Allegheny River. Gardens of Heirloom plants provide food for the bed and breakfast and scented color while the Patio and riverside seating offer many beautiful vistas.

Come and visit our homes along the river. Recreate and relax at The Barnard House or The Wilson Home.



Courtesy of Cathy Kentzel