About this listing
A magical urban oasis in Pittsburgh's East End. Private third floor bedroom and 2nd floor bath. Amenities include pool, hot tub, Meditation Hut, kayaks and fresh eggs laid daily by resident hens. Minutes from Shadyside, Oakland and Downtown and everything Pittsburgh has to offer.
Choderwood is more than a house - it is a lifestyle! The house was built by the Corps of Engineers in 1905. The property is unique and sits on the Allegheny River at the Highland Park Dam, near the Pittsburgh Zoo, just minutes from Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Lawrenceville and Downtown. We bought the property in 2001 and have lovingly created gardens and other amenities to make you forget the outside world once you come through the gates. Choderwood includes koi ponds and streams, a greenhouse enclosed swimming pool, a hot tub overlooking the Allegheny River and the Buddha Bed, a fire pit on the banks of the Allegheny, a Meditation Hut with hammock, an organic potager garden and chicken coops in The Farm.
Parking is free. Come in through the gates into an oasis of calm in the City!
Interaction with Guests
There is plenty of space for you to relax and let your cares wash away.
Choderwood is off the City's beaten track. We only have one neighbor who lives in a twin house also built by the Corps of Engineers. In the last decade, Pittsburgh has recognized the value of its riverfront for residential living rather than for the traditional industrial uses. The Corps houses at the Highland Park Dam (Lock No. 2) on the Allegheny River are the only private homes situated on Pittsburgh's Three Rivers. We love our "neighborhood" because it is country living minutes from Downtown and the City's East End (Shadyside, Oakland, Squirrel Hill, Lawrenceville, Highland Park and East Liberty).
Because we are off the beaten path in the City, you will need a car to get around.
No smoking! No drugs! Relax and enjoy!
Very nice place and a lot of possibilities. Jody is very kind and we have the surprise of a marvelous breakfast.
Thank you again.
Steve and Jodi were wonderful hosts. Their home is beautiful and clean and the breakfast was delicious.
This space is for those who love nature and the animals. They have two adorable dogs, chickens, a rooster, ducks, fish and a cat.
We arrived on Friday afternoon. Steve gave us a tour and showed
us our houseboat. We just lazes on the river for the evening. We ate dinner and watched the ducks, chickens and Max the cat.
Breakfast was delivered the next
Morning to the boat. We went up to
the house for coffee and chatted with
Jody about Choderwood and being on the river.
All in all, a unique and very enjoyable stay in a uniquely designed, very hospitable B&B.
Jody and Steve were great hosts. Steve greeted us at the gate and carried our luggage in and also helped with our bikes that we brought along. Showed us their beautiful property and room and then quietly let us have our privacy.
Upon arriving, Jody gave us a thorough tour of their property and answered our many questions. We enjoyed our stay and really enjoyed the restaurants Steve and Jody recommended.
I can't say enough good things about my time at Jody and Steve's. They've put so much effort into making guests feel delighted--from the peaceful grounds to the generous breakfasts ever morning. Theirs is truly a unique oasis in the city--with chickens, ducks and all. I would return in a heartbeat.
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