FDRs Bedroom at Headwaters Farm

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Large historic home in Olney, Maryland, only a few minutes from ICC/200. Former weekend retreat of President Franklin Roosevelt, owned by Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior in 1931. Room has en-suite full bath, fire place, wet bar with fridge.

The space

This is the bedroom FDR used when visiting Headwaters Farm. It is a large room, 17x17 feet, 10 foot ceiling and a large full bathroom with original tile and tub. Heat individually controlled, gas log fireplace, wet bar with small refrigerator. Flat screen Smart TV with Netflix and premium cable.

Guest access

Access to the ground floor, two more fire places, comfortable reading and working areas, huge sun room with long wall of windows and a fourth fire place. Pool with hot tub open from April til October.

Interaction with guests

We work from home and have flexible schedules. We can often accommodate special requests.

Other things to note

We have two small dogs and a cockatoo. The kitchen is large and accessible with prior arrangement.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekend Price: £128 / night
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House Rules

The house and grounds are smoke-free. Quiet time after 10 pm. Additional rooms available with advance notice and additional fee.



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Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Sam User Profile
December 2016
The hosts are very welcoming and knowledgeable about places to go and eat. Most impressive to me, was the history behind the house and the historical figures within it. The hosts are especially knowledgeable in these topics, and if learning about world-changing people (such as FDR and his Secretary of Interior, Harold Ickes) is of interest to you, Nancy and Sue will share with you the rich history of their home and its pertinence to history. I chose to stay here for a business trip in Olney, and am excited to come back next time.

Susan User Profile
November 2016
Lovely hosts and a wonderful stay. Such a great retreat not far from DC.

Cathy User Profile
September 2016
We were met by Sue as we pulled in to the tree-lined driveway of the property. She welcomed us warmly, and gave us a tour of the property, noting its unique role in American history (former home of Interior Secretary Harold Ickes in FDR Administration) and features that make it an exceptional place to stay as a guest. Our accommodations in two different rooms were comfortable in every way, with attention to detail in period decor combined with amenities that gave you the feeling of being a guest in a (very nice) home. If we had more time and it was August instead of late September, we would have spent some time in the spacious back yard, which has a hot tub and pool. Sue and Nancy are warm, engaging and thoughtful hosts who make any visit to their beautiful property an experience in and of itself, and we are eager to return.

继雷 User Profile
July 2016
Amazing & WOW! So nice experience that ever we have, not only because of the beautiful historical house, elegant garden, convenience location, but also because of friendly Sue & Nancy, they are so nice that I believe everyone will have a wonderful experience! This B&B is really go beyond of B&B, you can really call it home out side home! We really miss them include their two cute dogs!

Eve User Profile
June 2016
This airbnb was a memorable experience. Too bad I got in late and had only one brief night to enjoy that gorgeous house and my interesting hosts. Look forward to another visit, however, for a swim in the lovely pool and some down time in that well stocked Library!

Kurt User Profile
February 2016
Sue and Nancy are wonderful hosts and have such a beautiful and interesting house! My wife and I decided to take a short Valentine's day weekend getaway, and we felt right at home the entire time. This is a true bed and breakfast, with a delicious breakfast provided by Sue and Nancy the next day. We must have spent 2-3 hours at breakfast conversing with other guests and enjoying the experience of it all. And the house itself...wow! Talk about interesting. FDR used to frequent the house, and yes, he did indeed sleep in the aptly named FDR Bedroom, where we were lucky enough to stay. As a history buff, this was very cool. The room has changed very little since FDR stayed there on days he needed a quick getaway. There is much more history that Sue and Nancy will gladly tell you about on your stay. We loved it and recommend it to anyone!

Riley User Profile
February 2016
Amazing house w/ lots of history. Friendly hosts - will definitely be staying here again on my next trip to DC!

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Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.

I am a hospice nurse, data analyst, and real estate investor. Nancy, my partner in life and real estate, and I work from home, which gives us a lot of flexibility for various check-in times and special needs that our guests may have.

My mother owned and operated a B&B for many years, even before most people knew what a B&B was. I inherited her yen for different kinds of housing opportunities.

In 2003, Nancy and I opened Brindledorf, a cooperative living community, where the motto is "Live Outside the Box". Our residents have included teachers, police officers, scientists, clinicians, artists, political aides, grad students, and a film producer. Turnover has been very low.

In addition to managing Brindledorf, Nancy works in community theater as a set dresser, props manager and occasional actor. You never know what props in progress you may find in our living room.

Our first few months of Airbnb have been so positive, we have decided to move a little closer in, to a house that is a little larger. Beginning January 2016 we will be offering space that is a shorter walk to the metro, in a neighborhood that has larger yards. Two large suites on separate floors will have wood burning fireplaces, private bathrooms, and lots of natural light. Because we believe strongly that having on-site hosting is a key element in the B&B experience, we will convert the Bradford Rd residence to a traditional rental home.

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