About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 4(Sleeps: 8)
Bathrooms: 3, Half Baths: 1
tub · Toilet
Toilet · shower
tub · Toilet · shower
- Air Conditioning
- Pets Welcome
- Washer & Dryer
- Children Welcome
- No Smoking
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Must always be supervised by a guardianMust always be supervised by a guardian
Pets allowed - Ask first. No cats. Ask first. No cats.
No events - With prior approval of Owner / ManagerWith prior approval of Owner / Manager
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- All reservations must include a responsible adult 30 years of age or older. All children under 18 must be supervised at all times by a guardian.
- Absolutely no entry to other structures on the property. No bonfires without prior approval of Manager.
- No gatherings or parties or events without prior approval of the manager.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
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About Teri Dunphy
This family owned and operated property has been in the hands of only a few families over the generations — since its construction in 1896 as a retreat for elite Washingtonians to escape the summer heat of the city. Before cars, Washington families took the train to the Snickersville stop in the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains, in the Village of Bluemont, transporting children, nannies and summer belongings up the mountain road to the cooler High Meadows. It is described as “The Land of the Lotus Eaters” from Ulysses’ Odyssey; a truly peaceful and magical land in which to loose oneself. http://bluemontva.org/article20150826VillageTOURMAP.html
Why Teri Dunphy chose Bluemont
High Meadows is evidenced by its date stone on the southwest corner, High Meadows was constructed in 1896. It was built for Elizabeth Somers, of the Georgetown area of Washington— principal of the Mount Vernon Seminary, a Georgetown girls’ school. Several later residents appear to have had associations with Mount Vernon Seminary. Hugh Rowland, a prominent Georgetown attorney, acquired the property in 1920 and spent time there with his two daughters. The massive stone house that stands on 12 acres is a testament to the skilled local stone masons, as well as the availability of high quality granite for construction. An illustration in a contemporary 10-page pamphlet published by the Passenger Department of the Southern Railway (soon to be the Washington & Old Dominion), shows “the mountain residence of Mrs. Elizabeth Somers.” A one-story, hip-roofed, stone and frame building—referred to as “the schoolhouse”—suggests that Sommers, with her skills as a school principal, planned to use or did use the building as a local school. Gilbert Fowler, who died several years ago at the age of 92, and who came to the Mountain circa 1916, recalled attending a small stone school on Route 605. The property contains a stone machine shed and barn. The open yard is well landscaped with mature specimen trees and is surrounded by dry-laid stone fences with square stone gateposts marking the entrances. High Meadows lies directly adjacent to Eagle Rock Farm, another home on the tour.
What makes this Country house/chateau unique
High Meadows is a 1896 large stone historic home (see above link) situated on 50 acres of meadowland atop the Blueridge Mountains. It is walking distance to the Appalachian Trail and a short walk or drive to Bluemont wine and craft breweries and the historic villages of Harpers Ferry, Middleburg and Upperville. High Meadows is 50 short miles west of Washington D.C.. It is perfect for wedding parties, rehearsal dinners and Sunday brunches. A retreat for artists, authors or corporate executives wishing to combine business and the outdoors (hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, biking and other). The Owner will work with guests to arrange local activities on a bespoke basis. Beautifully appointed rooms, artwork, an easel and canvasses, extensive outdoor patio and meadow space, an extensive book collection and a vinyl record player and record collection all add to the mystique of this very private high mountain retreat. Two additional structures on the property add to capacity and can be booked separately; one an Old Stone Schoolhouse that has been converted into a small living space and one A Country French (Caretakers) Cottage. Photos can be sent separately.