The SpaceCheery floral bedroom with a queen bed. This room is named after the Tucker family- Captain Henry St. George Tucker, Congressman, lawyer, professor of law and his wife Anne Hunter Tucker, the granddaughter of Revolutionary War General Adam Stephen.
This house is steeped in American history. The following is summarized from the National Register of Historic Places listing:
The Stone House Mansion was constructed in 1757. It is one of the oldest stone structures in Berkeley County. The Stone House Mansion is significant for its association with the Hite vs. Fairfax lawsuit, which revolved around the question of whether colonial government or English government had the authority to grant land. The suit is significant in the interpretation of the arguments and as a precursor of the concepts and concerns that eventually led to the Revolution. It was for these very beliefs that the colonies rebelled. The stone house is mentioned in the suit and is included in a survey conducted as part of the evidence. Stone House Mansion is significant for its association with Captain John Strode, who constructed Stone House Mansion. Captain John Strode fought with the Continental Army and was the founder of Strode’s Station in Kentucky. Stone House Mansion is significant for its association with General Adam Stephen, who founded the city of Martinsburg. Stephen was second-in-command to George Washington in the French and Indian War and fought under George Washington in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War with the rank of Major General. After the war, he served as a delegate to the 1788 Virginia Convention and spoke persuasively in favor of adopting the U.S. Constitution. Stephen purchased Stone House Mansion from Captain John Strode in September 1789. The land was to be inherited by his daughter, Ann Stephen. Ann Stephen was married twice. Her first marriage in 1779 was to Captain Alexander Spotswood Dandridge, who was second cousin to Martha Washington and grandson of Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood. Captain Dandridge served as an Aide-de-Camp on the staff of General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Captain Alexander Spotswood Dandridge died in 1785. He and Ann had one son, Adam Stephen Dandridge. Ann’s second marriage in 1787 was to Major Moses Hunter, Revolutionary War veteran and member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Stone House Mansion was inherited by Major Moses Hunter’s son, Lieutenant David Hunter, who was killed at the battle of Williamsburg on the St. Lawrence River in the War of 1812. Stone House Mansion was then inherited by the granddaughter of General Adam Stephen, Anne Hunter. Anne Hunter married Captain Henry St. George Tucker, who fought in the War of 1812 and was a U.S. Congressman, a member of the Virginia Senate, lawyer, judge, and law professor at the University of Virginia. Tucker County, West Virginia was named for Henry St. George Tucker. Stone House Mansion is significant for its association with James Monroe Van Metre and his son Isaac David Sylvester Van Metre, both prominent businessmen and farmers from a very prominent early settlement family in the Shenandoah Valley. Guest AccessGuest has access to kitchen with all needed appliances and cookware and dishware, living room, foyer, large sunroom, laundry room, and bathrooms. It is possible that there may be other guests sharing the house on some days. There are two full bathrooms, one each on the first and second floors. Depending upon the number of guests in the house the bathroom next to the first floor bedroom may be shared with one or more other people, but is typically mostly private. The sunroom and the kitchen both have tables for dining. Interaction with GuestsWe live approximately 5 minutes away and can usually respond to a phone call within a short time. We will be happy to orient you to the area and are looking forward to meeting and talking with you. The NeighborhoodThis is part of a historic farm. You will probably see some chickens and cows. Stone House Mansion is within a 30-minute drive to historic destinations in Harpers Ferry, WV, Winchester, VA, and Sharpsburg, MD. Visit the nearby Charles Town Racetrack and Casino. Also within a 30-minute drive visitors can enjoy outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, and biking or hiking the C&O Canal. The bike path between Charles Town and Martinsburg, West Virginia borders the property. The State has placed a historical marker about Stone House Mansion on the bike path! Getting AroundA car is required. Located at the Short Road exit off WV Route 9. Distance to Martinsburg and Kearneysville is approximately 3 miles, 11 miles to Charles Town and 8 miles to Shepherdstown. Antietam National Battlefield is 12 miles distance and Harpers Ferry is 17 miles distance. The new Route 9 Bike Trail borders the property. Other Things to NoteThis is one of six bedrooms in the house that share two bathrooms. On some days there may be other guests in the house, and on some days you will have the house to yourself. If you are travelling with additional people, we can accommodate your group. When you contact us, let us know your needs.