I always opt for B&Bs over hotels, so it was with much eagerness that I booked a room for a couple of nights at this working farm an hour west of D.C. My mission was to escape the rat race and catch my breath. Creek Crossing Farm is not fancy (although it's filled with lovely furnishings and antiques), so if you want formal, if you want designer bathrobes, a TV in your room, a mini-fridge, and your own Jacuzzi tub with rose petals, skip this place. This experience is more like visiting an old friend at her farm and relaxing to your bones while she tends to her chores. You get a large room with sometimes two antique beds in it (nice for young families who might otherwise not have an opportunity to stay at a B&B); a filling, organic, delicious country breakfast made with ultra fresh eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, yummy waffles, and sautéed apples (!); the freedom to hike around the expansive property - complete with a babbling creek and all manner of wildlife; and glorious peace and quiet. The proprietor is beyond friendly and welcoming. I was treated to fascinating stories about the establishment of the Quaker community of Lincoln and other nearby Quaker settlements, and stories about the history and evolution of the farm. Barbara's son, Joel, a very fine stonemason, also shared stories about a group of local craftsmen (Joel included) who are busy restoring a 300+ year-old stone house using original/authentic materials and building techniques. I've been to a number of B&B's in that corner of Virginia, including the famed and perfectly stuffy Inn at Little Washington, but I had a much, much better time at Creek Crossing! I could easily have stayed for a week or two, but the rat race beckoned. I will be going back to Creek Crossing sooner than later.