A barn, circa 1850’s, nestled in the Juniata River Valley of the Appalachians provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing atmosphere. Plenty of space, fresh air, and great wine make this a wonderful place to enjoy a glass on site or pick up a few bottles to go.
The waters surrounding Burnt Timbers are fertile and loaded with ample fishing opportunities. The Juniata River, located just a few hundred yards from the cottage, offers excellent angling for smallmouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, sunfish, and catfish. Wild trout waters are also in abundance and within close proximity to the property. Spring Creek, the Little Juniata River, and Penns Creek, which are often hailed as three of the best wild trout waters in the eastern United States, all lie within a 30-45 minute drive from the property. There are numerous other fertile limestone streams much closer to the cottage, such as Kish Creek, which offers both an abundance of wild brown trout as well as stocked rainbows. Wild brook trout can also be found in nearly all of the small mountain streams that surround the area.
The mainline for Amtrak’s “Pennsylvanian,” which maintains a direct link from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, bisects the Burnt Timbers property. This track is owned and maintained by Norfolk Southern and is used heavily to haul many different types of freights. Altoona, which lies roughly 60 miles to the west, offers the famous Altoona Curve and a railroading museum. The Cottage at Burnt Timbers is a fantastic place to stay for railroad and train fanatics.
PENN STATE/STATE COLLEGE
Whether you’re a die-hard PSU football fan or you’re seeing your child off to school at Penn State, Burnt Timbers offers a great place to stay. Beaver Stadium, the third largest stadium in the world, holds over 100,000 fans and draws many to the area during the football season. Lodging in State College becomes nearly impossible to attain and the town becomes swelled and congested, leaving Burnt Timbers a perfect convenient and relaxing place to stay. State College, which is easily accessed by route 322, is a quick drive and a great destination for more than just football, it also offers a variety of unique and cultured restaurants in many styles of cuisine as well as entertainment such as concerts, theater, and art shows.
The local area surrounding the winery is also filled with numerous nationally ranked and discussed mountain biking and hiking trails. Rothrock and Bald Eagle state forests are within a 15 minute drive and have clubs that maintain many trails for each passion. The short loops of hiking and mountain biking trails that can be created in this area is astounding and easily numbered in the hundreds of miles. Long distance backpacking trails such as the Tuscarora, Standing Stone, Mid-State, Allegheny Front Trail, Old Logger’s Path, and the famed Appalachian Trail are all positioned in close proximity of Burnt Timbers.