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Hiking

The Mid-State Trail is Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year and is right out our backdoor in Buchanan State Forest.

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Breweries + Wineries

Discover our favorite local breweries and wineries, including Olde Bedford Brewing Company.

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Shopping + Downtown Bedford

Take a ride to historic, downtown Bedford, PA – about 25 minutes north of River Mountain. This quaint downtown features boutique shops, restaurants, and Olde Bedford Brewing Company.

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Adventure

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Bike the C+O Canal Trail

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath (C+O Canal and GAP Trail) is a paved bike trail from DC to Pittsburgh.

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Canoe + Kayaking

Get out on the water with kayak and canoe rentals at these gorgeous mountain lakes near River Mountain.

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Fly Fishing

River Mountain is the perfect home-base for a fly fishing trip. Explore nearby Yellow Creek and Little Juniata River.

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Hiking

The Mid-State Trail is Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year and is right out our backdoor in Buchanan State Forest.

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Horseback Riding

Saddle up, slow down, and experience a trailride in the picturesque mountains and countryside of Bedford County.

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Mountain Biking

Ride the IMBA single-track mountain biking of the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake.

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“Nearby” Restaurants

Check out our favorite restaurants in Bedford, PA (about 22 miles away) and Cumberland, MD (about 20 miles away). Quick heads up, currently none offer delivery to River Mountain since we are a remote getaway.

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Hike Buchanan State Forest and Pennsylvania Mid-State Trail

Buchanan State Forest, adjacent to River Mountain, offers miles of hiking trails, including Pennsylvania’s Mid-State Trail. Hiking here is a gorgeous slice of paradise. We’ve identified our favorite trails, based on scenic views, trail markings, navigability, and seasonality.

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“Nearby” Restaurants

Check out our favorite restaurants in Bedford, PA (about 22 miles away) and Cumberland, MD (about 20 miles away). Quick heads up, currently none offer delivery to River Mountain since we are a remote getaway.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year, it’s January 4th! If you know me, you know that slowing down for anything is not in my DNA…

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Design and Development – A Restorative Relationship with Nature

From the beginning of the River Mountain land development process, we’ve had 3 goals in mind…

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Progress Update – Main Lodge, Barn, and Cabins

We’re all so excited as we watch the construction progress with our opening day less than 60 days away.

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Nature’s Impact on Mental Health and Work Productivity

In a River Mountain survey of 400 workers in the DC area, we asked participants to give their opinion of the statement “Getting out into nature makes me feel better and improves my mental health?” Not surprisingly, over 90% of participants said that statement is ‘very true of what I believe.”

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Seriously Remote Work

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of the American economy and workforce. Out of nowhere, we’re all suddenly dealing with titanic changes in how we go about our workday – perhaps none bigger than the new realities of remote work. For many of us, this reality isn’t going away any time soon and is here to stay.

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Progress Update – Guest Cabin Flyover

A gorgeous day for a flyover of the guest cabins. We’re all so excited as we watch the progress and imagine a day – in the not too distant future – when they’ll be open to guests.

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Becca G – Faces of River Mountain

Meet Becca Gurney, Founder of Design Choice, a boutique graphic design studio in Washington, DC. Becca and her team work with progressive clients to make the world a better place, by encouraging entrepreneurial endeavors, advancing social justice and women’s causes, and supporting women in leadership positions. She’s also the creative genius behind our print designs and an absolutely awesome human.

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Restorative Vision – Modern, Minimalist Luxury Cabin Pods

River Mountain’s cabin pods combine modern, minimalist, luxury. Near DC in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, it’s the ideal road trip destination for a safe and scenic escape.

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