The SpaceThe spacious apartment for two is situated above my art studio. I do not work in the studio with guests in residence, so you have will have the entire apartment to yourselves. It is furnished with a queen-sized bed, seating & dining areas with magnificent views of the mountains in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.
We provide fresh towels and linens, basic condiments and snacks. Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. The galley kitchen, located on the first floor in the art studio, is equipped with coffee & tea supplies; a small refrigerator and microwave. PLEASE NOTE: The galley kitchen is not for cooking and meal preparation as in a full kitchen. It is for heating simple food and drink items in the microwave.The bathroom has a shower.
Artists and writers may find it a perfect setting for inspiration and meditations on their creative projects.
Meads Run Farm is near the Potomac River in western Loudoun County, Virginia's wine and horse country, minutes from the C&O Canal bike and hike path (on which you can bicycle to Harpers Ferry, WV only 12 miles away). Bring your hiking shoes and backpack for a day hike on the Appalachian Trail, minutes from our home. Taste local wines at one or more area vineyards, enjoy antiques shops and finish the day at an award-winning restaurant. Country fairs, festivals, farm and arts tours are other key features of this area. The historic towns of Leesburg, VA and Frederick, MD are only 20 minutes away by car.
We both love the outdoors and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm and knowledge about the area, including our interest in local agriculture & John's organic vegetable garden; native plants, birds and other wildlife; and foraging. Guest AccessPrivate entrance to the apartment.
Private nature trails and general outdoor areas.
Access to main house not included, except washer/dryer in laundry room available for emergency need.
Horse barn visits allowed only with owner. Interaction with GuestsWe like meeting our guests on arrival to provide information and details related to your stay. While some guests enjoy conversation and visiting with us, we respect guests' privacy and individual preferences for interacting. We are available for questions and assistance and are generally on-site as our work is home-based. If during your stay you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my cell phone if we are not home at the time.
If we are home, please feel free to knock on the door for any needs. The NeighborhoodFor some of our favorite restaurants, vineyards, points of interest, please go to the Guidebook section. Please note that grocery stores are one-half hour away in either Frederick, MD or Leesburg, VA if you wish to stock up on prepared foods and basics.
We live in a rural area which still has horse and cattle farms, open space and small villages scattered through the county. Lovely country roads can lead you to a vineyard, an arts festival, a farmers' market, local musicians playing in a brew pub or cafe. Lovettsville hosts an Oktoberfest in late September, nearby Waterford has its well-known annual Waterford Fair in October; the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour is held every June; events at Morven Park in Leesburg are close enough to consider during your stay; and much more. Getting AroundDriving here is the best so you can explore the surrounding area, although we have had guests bike out from D.C. on the C&O Canal path. Other guests have also brought their bikes by car. You can do a round-trip day bicycle ride to Harpers Ferry, WV as a side adventure.
Rail commute is easy from D.C. and arrangements can be made for pick up/drop off at MARC train station at Pt of Rocks, MD for a small additional fee. However, times are limited to commuter hours M-F so check MARC schedule online and talk with Suzanne. If you choose this option, please keep in mind that your stay would be limited to the farm as we do not have rental vehicles or transport services. Not so bad, though, for a night or two to refresh and wander on a 30 acre sanctuary! Other Things to NoteConsider bringing your bicycles for the C&O Towpath or your jogging gear.
Bring a canoe or kayak to paddle and fish on the Potomac River; entry at McKimmey's Landing on Lovettsville Road, minutes from Meads Run Farm.
If winter visit and we have snow, bring your snowshoes and/or cross-country skiis.
Always bring your hiking shoes!