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1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

A real farm stay just about an hour from DC!

The space

"Upstairs, rear room"

Oldeststone Farm offers up to 4 rooms each with a queen size bed, plus a "kids loft" with bunk beds in it. Each queen room is $125 per night. The kids loft pricing varies on the number of guests.

Built in 1734, Oldeststone Farm is the oldest house in the Shenandoah Valley. Situated on 46 lush acres, we have every animal under the sun! Pigs, sheep, horses, miniature horses, cows, parrots- even peacocks!

Be prepared for a real farm experience. The house is rustic, sometimes muddy, and sometimes has a wayward dog passing through. A chicken has been known to wander in. But the guest rooms - where no animals are allowed- are beautifully appointed with lush linens and antiques. Everything is simple, just like in the "old days." John, the owner, is an interior-designer-turned-farmer, so gorgeous little details abound throughout the house. Beautiful, but rustic. Shabby, but chic!

The house is made of stone, and to that end, it's like sleeping in a (URL HIDDEN) cool in the summer except on the hottest of days. It is not currently air conditioned. In the fall and winter, a fire-effect space heater warms the room quickly.

All rooms are shared bath.

This room- the "rear room" is the smallest, but also happens to be the quietest. The sounds of the roosters crowing at dawn is less audible in here.

John will be happy to give you a quick tour of the farm and introduce you to some of the resident animals, and you may even be able to pet one or two. The highlight is watching the sun go down as the two male peacocks take their evening strut across the grounds.

The house sleeps around 20, and even has a "kids loft," with a sitting area and 3 bunkbeds. If your party is large, there will be room for you. Ask about whole-house rental or accommodations for your large party. We're also happy to accommodate small groups too.

VERY convenient to all Harpers Ferry and Charles Town has to offer:
Hiking
Tubing, Canoeing
Whitewater Rafting
Horseback Riding
Wineries
Restaurants
Charles Town Racing & Casino
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
Antietam Battlefield
Antique Stores
Historic towns- Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Charles Town.

But you may never want to leave the farm!

You are welcome to bring food to cook for any of your meals. We've got an indoor dining room as well as an outdoor eating area, full kitchen and outdoor grill.

ASK US about booking a massage here at the farm, or having us prepare a beautiful meal for you, outside, al fresco.

Guest access

You may access the kitchen and are welcome to use the pots/pans/dishes, etc.
Indoor communal dining area
Front porch
Back outdoor dining area.
The Living Room MAY OR MAY NOT be accessible depending on our guest situation.

Interaction with guests

I spend most of my day out working on the farm, but I have made some very good friends by getting to know my guests in the evening. We can spend time together or not, depending on your style. I'll be in and out all day, and we'll probably run into each other in the kitchen at night.
I have kids so you'll see them around, too.

Other things to note

Check in times vary and we cannot guarantee an early check-in. Due to work and school schedules, on Fridays check-in time is generally 6pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, we can accommodate guests earlier.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 1PM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

In the area where only the guest rooms and living room are: no food allowed and only clear liquids please. Kindly do not bring food or drinks into the living room or guest rooms. There is lots of light colored furniture and we want to keep the upholstery clean. But, you are absolutely welcome to enjoy these things in the enormous communal eating area, the kitchen, or the porches.

Also, no animals allowed in the area where the living room and guest rooms are. There are hundreds of animals on the property, but even they have places that are "off limits." Pets staying with us will be given fine accommodation in our bunk room downstairs. Also, there are farm dogs wandering freely throughout the property, so if your dog does not play well with others, this may not be the place for him.

Please do not wander the farm without asking John first. He'll point out the places you are free to roam. Gates can be left open easily and animals can get loose quickly. Also, not all animals are friendly, so do not just walk up to them. John is happy to make "introductions" to the animals!


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Robin User Profile
April 2017
If you mixed a great Neil Young song with a Victorian organ sonata, you'd have the soundtrack for Oldeststone Farm. This place is obviously a labor of love for John, the gracious host and farmer who has curated a country rustic chic experience for guests, and a rambling pastoral slice of heaven for all the animals who live on the land. I visited on Easter weekend with my 4 year old daughter, who's afraid of dogs. By the end of the weekend she loved all of them and was filthy head to toe from wandering on the farm, making animal friends, and splashing in the swimming hole. About an hour from Northern VA, this was the perfect weekend getaway for us. It was close but felt far, and we loved taking a day trip to Harpers Ferry. John and Nate (knowledgeable and cool right-hand man) invited us to join them for dinner one night. We added a random selection of meat and veggies from the market, the other guests pitched in, and we all ate together in a scene suitable for a magazine editorial. Excellent people, excellent place. You leave feeling very lucky to have found it.

Jen User Profile
March 2017
What an awesome place. Know that this is a legit working farm, so live it up and be ready to get dirty, interact with the animals (once you have the ok and introduction from John/Nate), and enjoy the property. The guest sleeping areas were immaculately clean, with an incredibly warm and cozy bed, and the fresh eggs were a great treat. We loved our stay, and so did our dog.

Shawnna User Profile
February 2017
A wonderful hidden treasure!

Rhiana User Profile
October 2016
My boyfriend and I spent a weekend at Oldeststone Farm, to get out of DC for a few days. Our experience exceeded all expectation by far. We had such a wonderful time, we didn't even want to leave the farm all weekend. You can really feel all of the love and attention that has gone into this house, farm and animals. The house itself is very warm, homey and charming, and the farm is extremely well kept. Nate was a superb host, and really went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and have the best stay possible. Eating locally grown veggies, enjoying farm fresh eggs (with access to a full kitchen), and breathing fresh WV air leaves you feeling rejuvenated, coming from hustle of DC.If you enjoy being followed around by a troupe of adorable animals (house pigs, kittens, puppies, dogs, hens etc.) - you'll love your time here. We highly recommend Oldeststone Farm, and will definitely be returning.

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2016
Nate greeted us upon arrival and was very friendly and engaging. The setting of the hoe and the farm is beautiful. The animals are very varied and amazing to watch. The decor of the house is beautiful, rustic chic. The beds were very comfortable and the whole place was clean.

Lisa User Profile
October 2016
This was the perfect weekend getaway to forget about the world. John is easy to reach and good about getting back in touch via the airbnb site, email, text, and mobile, no matter when we contacted him. People are around (Nate the farm manager, John, and various other friends and employees), but I never felt crowded or hovered over. The farm couldn't be more beautiful, and the sounds of the farm animals was a pleasant change from city life. I loved being able to talk with the folks who live on and visit the farm, use the kitchen and living room, and then get my privacy and solitude when I wanted it in my room. The beds were so cozy with lofty featherbeds and soothing linen sheets and just the right amount of pillow-ness. And it's close enough to be easy to get to local stuff to do but still feels like a world away from home.

Rachael User Profile
September 2016
Great experience at Oldeststone Farm. Nate was super accommodating and gracious. Both Nate and John encourage an atmosphere of sharing and enjoying the company of everyone staying in the house. Bed and linens extremely comfy. Downside- only one bath for all guests. Table time outside under the stars and candlelight with other house guests is not to be missed. Enjoyed seeing the great variety of farm animals and experiencing a bit of farm life. Wear your boots and old jeans!

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John User Profile

In 2011 I sold everything I owned to finally realize my lifelong dream of owning a farm. I'm a single dad with 3 kids, who split their time between the farm and DC. I always wanted to be surrounded by kids and animals- and now I am! I work probably 14 hours a day getting this place up, running, and sustainable. I'm up with the sun and having a glass of wine on the porch at sunset.

This is a working farm: with all the good and the bad. We've got all different types of animals: cows, pigs, sheep, horses, miniature horses, chickens, geese, ducks- even peacocks! Here you can get pretty close to the animals and most are very gentle. We've also got a few rowdy farm dogs, we get muddy and dirty, the roosters crow in the morning and you might find yourself stepping over a "cow patty" or three. Be prepared to get in touch with where our food comes from: its a real as it gets at Oldeststone Farm. I'm trying to run this place like it was in the days it was built.

In my "former life" I was an interior decorator, catering to high-end clients in Washington DC. So you'll find plenty of beautiful details in every corner of this home. It's rustic but beautiful.





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