Oldeststone Farm, West Virginia

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414, United States

A real farm stay just about an hour outside of DC

Your host, John
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A real farm stay just about an hour outside of DC

The Space

"Front Corner Room"

Oldeststone Farm offers up to 5 rooms each with a queen size bed, plus a "kids loft" with bunk beds in it. Each room is $125 per night.

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. But the rooms 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 cave...it's cool in the summer except on the hottest of days. It is not currently air conditioned.

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 play space and 3 bunkbeds. We're currently accommodating single "groups", so 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:
Tubing, Canoeing
Whitewater Rafting
Horseback Riding
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!

We provide a simple breakfast in the morning with coffee. You are welcome to bring food to cook for any of your meals.

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.
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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 11
Extra people: $75 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • John was/is terrific, as is his very cool farm - a 'little Eden' with interiors that could be in a Restoration Hardware promo . . . bright, engaging host whom I now consider a friend

    June 2014
  • We had a great time staying here! We were in town for a wedding about 30 minutes away and we wanted a memorable experience for my small family. My son absolutely loved the animals on the property, and the host, John was nothing but accommodating! I would recommend Oldeststone Farm absolutely.

    May 2014
  • Our family enjoyed our stay at John's. It was fun to be greeted by friendly dogs and see all the array of animals including white peacocks...and to be woken up by their noises. Our bedroom was tastefully furnished and decorated...but we most of all appreciated the extremely comfortable bed...and the unique nature of bathing in a copper bath! The surrounding countryside is beautiful. Although John was obviously busy he took time to make good restaurant recommendations, which was great.

    April 2014
  • Wonderful house out on the farm. Absolutely amazing collection of animals, we had fun sitting by the fence and watching goats, cows, horses, and plenty of others. John is an extremely welcoming host. The location is great; close to attractions in Charles Town and Harper's Ferry. Just look at the pictures, the house is as amazing as it seems.

    April 2014
  • My husband and I enjoyed a great stay at John's farm as a "mini-moon" and birthday celebration. John greeted us with an introduction to the variety of animals that call his farm home and a bottle of champagne! The house is cozy and well decorated. We enjoyed the privacy we had with a floor to ourselves with the great soaking tub. In the mornings, John made coffee and left out fresh eggs for us to cook. The farm is an easy drive to Harper's Ferry and wineries in Loudon County. We were also impressed with the restaurants Charles Town had to offer, Royalicous Bakery and La Mezzaluna Cafe. John was friendly and hospitable, a great quick getaway from DC!

    October 2013
  • Stayed with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday and had a fabulous time. The farm was decked out in holiday cheer and a cozy fire was always burning in the rustic and charming dinning area. The beds and linens were an understated luxury. A perfect balance between working farm and restored cottage. Great for animal lovers and kids. Loved meeting Snickers the parrot, Boris the pig - farm mascot, and "Ivan-the-Terrible" the monkey.

    December 2012
  • My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay at the Oldeststone Farm very much. It's such a unique place, and it's close to Harper's Ferry. John is a great host, very relaxed and generous with his time. The room where we slept was extemely comfortable.

    November 2012
  • Our third time! We booked the farm for my son's 16th birthday. It was awesome. As usual. John and his kids are the best.

    November 2012
  • We loved John's place so much we booked again for the following weekend -- this time with the kids. It was even better than the first visit. This is probably the best weekend getaway for Washingtonians. Ever.

    September 2012
  • Magical. That's the best way to describe this place. We loved it. It's both rustic and elegant, and John is warm, welcoming, and easygoing. The first thing we did when we got home? Book again for the following weekend!

    September 2012
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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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