This was a lucky find for a last minute stay as my family and I needed a stopover place to go en route to Shenandoah National Park in VA. We wanted a place that was close to Harpers Ferry, WV and Sharpsburg, MD to check out the historical sites, parks and battlefields. The only places available (that would accept little kids, BTW) were hotels like the Econo Lodge or Holiday Inn--far from a country experience that we wanted to give our children as we live close to a big city. The Oldeststone Farm was our answer. The farmhouse was charming, and spacious for the cost--we had two bedrooms and a living area to ourselves. Don't expect TV though--just the sounds of the myriad of farm animals which our kids just loved! Breakfast was light--a variety of mini muffins, breads and pastries, plus fresh fruit, butter and jam. Coffee was brewed fresh daily shortly after the sun was up, and full access to the farm fresh eggs (including quail eggs!), herbs, refrigerator, and kitchen was an added perk. We made farm fresh omlettes in the mornings, while other guests made gourmet dinners during their stay. The farm is close to everything we wanted to experience, and we spent plenty of time at the farm itself--it was a wonderful experience. Don't expect the place to be luxurious--you have to be comfortable with a bit of dirt, a few house flies, and animals in the house (but not in the living quarters at all--where you are staying is kept completely animal free), but overall, this unique farm stay is worth it. Thanks to John and his family for bringing this experience to the public!
Location: United States > West Virginia > Charles Town
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Charles Town
Number of rooms: 5