This is a very special 200+ year old former dairy farm (3900+ sq feet of house) on 72 Acres. 2 stocked ponds and plenty of space for large gatherings, family reunions, executive retreats, or just to relax in private seclusion.
The upper deck, large screened porch, fire pit, and patio areas all provide unique gathering areas.
The real experience with this property is enjoyed on the outside and you and your guests can spend all day relaxing and exploring the property. It is truly serene and peaceful. With that said, the house itself is comfortable and nicely set to allow everybody their own space.
The location is also ideal for visiting downtown Washington DC or Baltimore (about 45 easy minutes drive to each). Downtown Urbana, Maryland is only 5 minutes away for dining and groceries. Downtown Frederick is about 10 minutes away and has plenty of great restaurants, antiquing, and lots to do.
The farm has goats, ducks, geese, chickens, cats, and horses. Come see the baby goats in the spring and have farm fresh eggs for breakfast every morning.
There are 2 stocked ponds (largemouth bass, blue gill, catfish, and crappie). Fishing is allowed without special permit or MD license, although bass is catch and release only. Swimming is allowed in the upper pond.
Hunting is allowed on the property but only with special permission and additional cost. Deer hunting only, during normal MD deer hunting season.
Words cannot describe how nice this property really is. Sleeps 14 easily, and finished attic can sleep multiple kids.
4 bedrooms Upstairs -
1 room w/ King Size Bed
2 room w / queen size beds (1 in each room)
1 room w/ 3 twin beds
Large finished attic will easily sleep a group of kids
Pull out futon with queen size mattress (upstairs) in common area
Plus, we have 3 very nice deep Queen blow up mattresses that can be set up in the attic or one or both of the front rooms.
The house has 2 TV's. One TV in the downstairs living room and one TV in the attic (in space we created specifically for kids to hang out in). The house also has basic Cable TV, DVD, and strong wireless access. While both TV's are nice, we only have the cable hooked up to the downstairs TV. The upstairs attic TV can be hooked up using chrome cast or any other wi fi device.
The main structure of the house is more than 200 years old, built from chestnut logs, and the logs have been exposed to help add to the charm and history of the property. There is a small stone building on the property that originally functioned as a smokehouse and living quarters for farm help.
2 full baths in farmhouse, and large outdoor bath w/ shower in adjacent old dairy barn.
House has modern plumbing, full set of new kitchen appliances, and full size washer/dryer. 3 wood stoves help augment heat and add to the charm and experience of the property. Firewood for both house and fire pit is included in cost of the rental.
*** Note - The upper bathroom is attached to a bedroom, and so anybody using the upper bathroom will have to go through the bedroom for access. Please think about whether this will work for your guests. Both bathrooms are on the same side of the house (above each other). The lower bathroom is attached to the kitchen. The Dairy Barn bathroom is a short walk across the drive and is very nice.
*** There used to be a hot tub on the property, and some of the reviews refer to the hot tub, but we have decided to retire it and there is no longer a hot tub on the property.