The SpaceChestnut House is a part of Fox Haven - a historic organic farm and non-profit ecological education center located along the Catoctin Creek in Jefferson, Maryland, within one hour of Washington D.C. and 15 minutes from the charming town of Frederick, MD. Chestnut House is a restored early 19th century farmhouse cradled by beautiful rolling hills on a gravel country road. A creek gurgles in the front yard, woods loaded with birds, and a chestnut orchard are on the other three sides of the house. A big red barn - no animals - and re-purposed dairy parlor also sit on the property. The house has a large kitchen with double oven, lots of counter space, and a big farm kitchen table for all to share. There are two large rooms downstairs, bay window and fireplace, the other with plenty of space to stretch out for some yoga and board games. There is a half bath on the first floor. There are three bedrooms upstairs. One cozy bedroom with a double bed, one huge bedroom with four twin beds, and a master suite with a queen bed attached to a large bathroom with a shower and separate big whirlpool tub with a view. There is a another full bath on second floor with double sinks and separate shower and tub. The front porch is wide and lovely, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace. Walking trails and the country road provide breathtaking views, birds of all sorts, and the Catoctin Creek is home to big blue herons, eagles, beaver, and plenty of rich plant life - a feast for the senses! Frederick is only 15 minutes away, with all of the fine dining, fine arts, performing arts, wonderful shops and entertainment you need. Antiques, civil war history, rock climbing, canoeing along the Potomac or Shenandoah Rivers, minor league baseball, outlet shopping, mountain biking and so much more are all within 15-20 minutes of the house. Washington D.C. is about a 50 minute drive, as is Baltimore. So close, yet you feel so far away. Guest AccessCountry gravel roads to walk, woods and streams to explore, a big porch where you can relax and observe nature, and a common garden where you can pick fresh herbs for your meal are all accessible to guests. Interaction with GuestsThe owner has very little interaction with the guests. Basically a welcome and then you are on your own. We are available by phone and are nearby if needed. The NeighborhoodChestnut House sits along a gravel country road surrounded by fields, woods, and streams. There are a few houses up the road, but you are unlikely to see many people - mostly wildlife. Places to eat within a 5 minute drive include Ingram's Diner, an ice cream and sandwich cafe, Jefferson Pastry Shop, and a small pizza place. There is a small grocery in town, but a Safeway in Middletown or the Common Market and other grocery stores are in Frederick and will offer more options. The Appalachian Trail is a short drive (15-20 minutes) and offers great hiking and rock climbing. Bicyclists love it out here! Harper's Ferry is about a 15-20 minute drive and there's plenty of history, whitewater rafting and tubing, and quaint shops and flea markets to explore. Frederick offers an abundance of restaurants, art galleries, shops, live entertainment, museums, parks, and a triple A baseball team to watch. Brunswick is a great place to hop on the C&O bike path, grab some coffee and a homemade meal at Beans in the Belfry. There are many artists in the Middletown Valley, as well as historic sites to explore. Getting AroundThe metrorail system offers the MARC train from Washington D.C. and Reagan National airport to Frederick and Brunswick. One must take a cab from there to Chestnut House. Sometimes you can catch a shuttle from Dulles airport to Frederick where you then take a cab to Chestnut House.