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George Washington Slept Here 1760 Farm House

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Travelers Rest is listed in the King & Queen book of historical homes. There are two houses. The main house was build in 1860. The original house, which is now the guest house was build in 1750. This historical home will set you back in time, with its old woodwork and lavish you with all the modern comforts.

Travelers Rests name comes from it being a place George Washington would stop and rest when he was traveling between Washington and Williamsburg. Travelers Rest Farm promises georgeous sunrises and relaxing sunsets. Take a chair and enjoy the views that made us fall in love with this place.

You can enjoy this peaceful place by yourself, with family and/or friends. If you desire to hide out this is your place. If you would like to have a little activity riding, yoga, get a massage or take floral design classes from a German master florist.

This 1760 house is a beautiful renovated with two bedrooms upstairs. One bedroom has a king size bed, the other bedroom has two twin size beds, sharing the bathroom. Downstairs is a full kitchen, another bathroom, laundry room and living room. Additional guest can be easily accommodated in this historical home.

Keywords: Travelers Rest Farm, original and oldest house on property

More Details

Agnes von Stillfried
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Agnes von Stillfried

I was born in Germany, master florist, my husband grew up in Scottsville, VA.He is a pilot and passioned about farming and trucking .

My love for Nature and all its creatures is easy to determine.

We have horses, geese, ducks, cats, dogs and peacocks.

I love the Idea of having Guest here at the farm because we have met just the nicest people from all over the world.


Agnes von Stillfried purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Agnes von Stillfried chose St. Stephens Church

RIC international Airport is 45 min. away/also 45 min from Downtown Richmond 20min from Tappahannock,va.

2.5hrs from washinton colonial williamsburg,1hr.Fredericksburg,1.5 hr. to Charlottesville

we are in the middle of all historic places,Fredricksburg/1hr,Williamsburg/1hr,Charlottesville1.5hr

What makes this farmhouse unique

If you love the country like we do, you will love the 23 acre Travelers Rest Farm, laying on a hill with great views, lots of animals, tho a quiet setting to relax.

If you feel like farm work , let us know and we will show you what needs to be done and you hopefully enjoy doing.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in St. Stephens Church in Newtown

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    livingroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
peacful places in a hamock or barn or at pond,hang out in the barn, watch the horses in the field, the geese on the pond,take pictures or meditation under one of the oldest pecan trees in lessons or massage therapy by appointment.


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George Washington Slept Here 1760 Farm House
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Warm, friendly, and a space away from everything. We loved the horses and dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Country living for sure

  • 4 of 5

Place was as advertised, peaceful country location. A little rustic but that's what we expected. Property has gorgeous views of VA countryside. Agnes took the kids riding which they loved.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing getaway at a beautiful farm. We really enjoyed our time with the dogs and horses. The guesthouse is quaint and rustic - love the closeness to nature. The owner, Agnes, is very hospitable and kind. We would recommend this getaway to anyone coming to this historic area.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay and the hospitality of Agnes and her family.

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find if you put the correct address in your GPS or just call up goggle maps on your phone. Responds from the owner were quick and the property is a true gem for a quiet get away. We visited with our daughter and three granddaughters. Our granddaughters really loved the horses, friendly great Danes, geese, ducks, pond, Hummingbird feeder, games left for quests, and most everything except the really warm mid-day weather. We used that time to explore around the local area attractions in the air conditioned car. The house has A/C, but it was a heavy heat load with little ones that forget to keep doors closed. Temps of over 100 degs on two of the days we visited. This is a working horse farm, but the owners were very good hosts. They even let this old guy carry the fishing gear and kids to the pond in their "gator". Above and beyond the normal. Their have maintained the old house very well and keep it clean and have used high quality towels and linen for the extra nice touch. The only improvement for us in particular would to make it a little more accessible with the installation of handicap height toilets or at least one toilet. We knew the toilet heights before coming, but decided the place was worth the extra effort to bring a seat elevator pad. (althogh I forgot to bring it). Overall it was a great time away from the busy city. We never had the TV on during our stay, but of course had great cell phone coverage and internet available with the furnished WIFI. Another extra we appreciate. We would love returning in the fall or spring.

The Lange and Tietze families.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful country home

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect! Well stocked with towels and linens. The beds were comfortable and cozy. The grounds were beautiful and loved having the friendly horses come over and visit. Siting outside on the well manicured lawn enjoying coffee was pure zen. The hosts were kind and gracious but also gave us our space. Everything was as described!!! We really enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time and I can't speak highly enough of Agnes.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Don Pedro
Ginger Red
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
RIC Richmond Int.Airport
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Ashland Va.
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Chinise,mexican ,italien

horsemanship education ,Horseback riding ,pond with canoe ,fishing ,

hiking,bird watching,

close to ZORA PARK for hiking and canoeing.

1hr to williamsburg

1.5 hr to charlottesville

1hr to Fredericksburg


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in St. Stephens Church, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.15
Pet Fee £14.97
cleaning fee £29.95

The Stay for two people is $100 a night. There is a additional $50 fee for each guest over two per night.Pets are $20 a pet a night.

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