About this listing
Bedroom with a 3/4 antique bed (cozy for 2) in a pre civil war farmhouse on a working farm with cows, horses & pond. Baths are shared. Can park an RV. Very friendly dogs & cat. About an hour from Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC & Gettysburg, PA.
Quilt Room: Medium sized bedroom with 3/4 Antique size bed in the older part of the house next to one of the two shared full baths (accommodates two snugly). A crib can be added to this room but room will be very crowded.
The location is peaceful, rural and there are shops and restaurants 2-4 miles from the farm. Guests are welcome to use the large country kitchen if they clean up after themselves. There is an indoor theater with a fireplace off the kitchen.
There is no public transit but for tourists Baltimore and Washington, DC are accessible for day trips. Frederick is about 10 miles away and has sophisticated shopping and restaurants.
Kennel and stable facilities are available with advance notice. Wireless internet. 35 miles to either Baltimore or Washington DC. To the north are the historic towns of Gettysburg, PA, Antietam, MD, and Frederick, MD. The farm is a couple of miles from New Market, MD also known as the "Antiques Capital of Maryland". See the website for Frederick tourism org (remove the spaces) for "what-to-see-and-do" for links to local parks, historical locations, breweries, wineries, shopping, art galleries, and entertainment.
Indoor theater, library, kitchen, porches and patio (guests are expected to clean up after themselves). To use the kennels, stables or RV parking make requests in advance. (Cleaning fees may apply) To entertain other guests please ask permission in advance so there are no conflicts.
Interaction with Guests
Hosts are present at the initial night of the guest's stay and usually during the entire stay. We tend to leave guests to themselves unless they request us to do otherwise. Most people have told us they are coming to the country for some peace and quiet and to get away from it all. We want to respect their opportunity to do that.
This is a historic working farm in a transitional suburban area with cows, horses and a stocked pond. The location is peaceful. We are about an hour from either downtown DC or Baltimore. Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields. Harper's Ferry, WV is about 45 minutes away.
Nearby, the Maryland historic towns of New Market (Antiques Capital of Maryland) and Mt. Airy are a few miles from us respectively West and East on the Old National Pike.
For more sophisticated dining and shopping Frederick, MD is about 20 minutes to the historic downtown. Frederick is home to the Civil War Medical Museum, the Monocacy Battlefield and the famous "Clustered spires" of downtown Frederick.
For current local events go to the Frederick County Tourism website. Substitute "." for the spaces in the following: Frederick tourism org , then look for the tab "what-to-see-and-do". This should take you to links for local parks, historical locations, breweries, wineries, shopping, art galleries, and entertainment.
There is no public transportation. The nearest DC Metro stop is 20 miles in Shady Grove, MD.
Other Things to Note
The parking area of the farm can accommodate an RV. We accept small pets in the house and kennels. Larger animals such as horses and aggressive breeds of dogs require advance approval. Please no people with bad allergies or afraid of friendly dogs and cat. Linens and self serve continental breakfast included.
Please try to check in by 9 PM. It is difficult for strangers to find us in the dark and many guests go to bed early.
Smoking is permitted outside on the covered porches or under the commercial high velocity hood in the kitchen in bad weather. Smoking is prohibited in guest rooms or any other areas inside of the house
For a fire in the Great Room or to use the indoor theater ask for assistance. You will be responsible for staying up until the fire is out.
You are responsible for your safety and the safety of any children or animals in your care. Children must be supervised at all times by an adult. Farms are dangerous. There are barns, farm animals, dogs, streams and a deep pond. Wandering in the fields and fishing in the pond is permitted at your own risk. Fishing is catch and release.
Coffee and tea are available in the upstairs hallway on the credenza near the mailboxes. Continental Breakfast is provided as self serve in the kitchen. Label any foods you store in the refrigerator for guest's use only and with your name. You are welcome to use the kitchen if you clean up after yourself.
Check out is at 10 AM. Make sure we have contact information for you in case you leave anything we cannot get it from AirBnb. Upon leaving please strip beds and other used linens and leave outside of your door or in the laundry room. Leave quilts, coverlets and decorative shams in bedroom. Return the keys to the hook on the mailbox or a fee will be charged to change the locks of $100.
The weight limit for an animal inside of the farmhouse is 40 pounds. Larger animals will be accommodated in the kennel or the barn. Horses accommodated require a Coggins. Extra rates apply depending on accommodations. For comfortable equine accommodation advance notification is required. No dangerous animals, animals perceived to be threatening, or wild animals will be permitted. The host or hostess of Crickenwood Farm will make the final determination of whether a specific animal will be permitted. Animals must have all recommended vaccinations up to date and the owner must provide current records from a licensed veterinarian upon request. During check in, the owner must provide a contact telephone number or location where they may be reached. When the owner departs the room they must leave the animal crated. During the course of the stay, no animal is allowed unrestricted access in the guest room unless the owner is present. If the animal barks, makes other noises, or is otherwise a cause of guest complaints, the owner will be contacted immediately and the hosts reserve the right to require the owner to remove the animal or check out. No room fees will be refunded. The owner will be billed in the event of loss of revenue or damages to property as a result of the animal's behavior.
The hosts, at their discretion, are not required to provide any warning or second chance for violations of any policy. The GUEST agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Patrick & Norma Staley and Crickenwood Farm, their agents and employees from any and all liability, claims, losses, costs, expenses and damages whether direct or indirect (including reasonable attorney fees) arising out of or relating to any claim for personal injury or property damage caused by themselves, their children or animals.
Retired from the professional world. Children mostly gone but near. Raised with dogs, sheep, cows and horses. Norma is getting back to knitting and spinning as time permits. Patrick hunts, builds furniture, collects antiques. Like to travel independently. We find our guests tend to come here to relax and unwind so we welcome them and offer them assistance only if they want it. Many guests want to use the kitchen, walk the grounds or fish in the pond. We are convenient for day trips to Gettysburg, Frederick, Harpers Ferry, Washington, DC and Baltimore. We are child and pet friendly and can handle large vehicles and trailers.