About the Barnard House

When you visit The Barnard House, you can expect to find a relaxing atmosphere with beautiful vistas of the Allegheny River. The home makes you pause and take life a little slower.You can lose yourself in peaceful rocking chairs and ponder the simple ways of life along the river. Your time spent here will be surrounded by local pleasures in food and services. We strive to create an eco friendly environment that further adds to the guest enjoyment.


The Parlor

This quiet space  with a view of the river is filled with historical photographs and memorabilia of the Barnard Family including the 1800 cash register from The Barnard and Grant Mercantile store! Comfortable seating provides an area for gatherings and conversation among the hand painted wall designs.  

The Study

Uniquely decorated, this creative room is playfully collaged with the Barnard’s books in disrepair and sheet music, offers itself for reading, relaxing or TV. The Victorian sofa and fun seating welcome our guest to enjoy the collection of books and reading material which spans history, culture and the environment of the area. Chill awhile in the decor- our homes overall theme is, " Hippie Meets History" since most of our guest are "Baby Boomer's!"  Folks are usually busy outdoors but we do have a TV  in the Study with many cable channels.

The Eating Room

A bright room to enjoy your breakfast with a fantastic view of the Allegheny river and mountainside. Our nostalgic 1930’s dining room decor , vintage linens and fun miss matched china starts your day with a smile! Everyone finds a memory from the past while they enjoy their heartfelt meal of garden grown veggies and herbs from the gardens surrounding the home.


The Front Porch:

The large front porch is filled with comfortable seating covered with old rag rugs! Sit,and watch the lazy river pass by.No matter the season - the porch is filled with unique plantings and natures offerings.During the warmer seasons we fill the space with our fresh herbs and crafty pots brimming with lush plantings to surround you in green bliss.Cooler months are colors of Autumn or Winter's crisp pines and berries.

The Gardens: 

Being gardener's by trade, we grow Heirloom seedlings to create a colorful garden to welcome our guest. Sunflower's, Zinnia's, Cosmo,s, Love Lies Bleeding, Flowering Tobacco and many other varieties of flower's from the past that can not be purchased in most nurseries.The air fills with scent and the pollinator's enjoy the nectar. We grow many of the vegetables that come to your table and the eatable flowers grace every breakfast plate!

These spaces provide time to enjoy the unique features found within our colorful landscaping which is filled with recycled elements and garden creation's like our steel bed, Victorian gate and our beautiful gardens that cover every nook and cranny of the peaceful space.Recycled items abound as Cathy enjoys recycled art! From bottle fence to cool bottle walls there is so much to look at and enjoy.You will find an old fashion Sears parlor stove nestled in the garden along with some - Down the Rabbit Hole magic! 

"Trail Garden Patio":

has just been finished and offers our guest a view of the Allegheny River while dining or relaxing at the many bistro tables. We can SEAT 35 persons! lined with farm house stone the terraced patio creates a beautiful back drop for any special occasion or small event. The quirky exterior restroom with a bottle back splash, 1800 sink and collage walls offers invited guest from events access without entrance to the home.


Summer Kitchen- coming soon! Our outdoor kitchen will be a great asset! Cater's can use this space for cooking our Farm to table meals!

Riverside Fire Pits:

Our river side fire pit creates a wonderful spot to enjoy the Allegheny River! View Eagles, Heron's or the many song birds that visit the riparian spaces!

Hot Tub:

Comfort and relaxation are in store for you while you soak in our large hot tub under the stars. The many jets massage your tired muscles and provide a sense of calm. Our Bottle Wall  which acts as a privacy scene is an art piece that our guest aided in its creation with their celebratory bottles that have been collected and utilized as material's. 


Book Room

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