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Luxurious Mountain Lodge on Horse Estate. 45 Min. from Washington, D.C.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Beautiful mountain lodge on scenic horse farm in rural Montgomery County, MD, 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. Golfer's paradise. Spa facilities.

Get away from the busyness of downtown Washington, and enjoy the peace of this lodge overlooking a rolling pasture of horses grazing by the fish-filled pond. The 3-story house includes 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths with jacuzzi's in each one, an elegant dining room, 2 full kitchens, a spa room with massage table and infrared sauna, a scenic greatroom with a 30 foot fireplace. The library on the 3rd floor opens to the Great Room on the 2nd level with a huge expanse of windows showing the magnificent scenery. Choose from hundreds of books, and go down to read in front of the Great Room 30-foot fireplace, or by the Wood stove.

There is also a great media room with a 70-inch flat screen television with comfortable theater seating.. You can have fun preparing food in either of the two kitchens! For exercise, we have exerstrider poles, rebounders (small mini trampolines), and yoga mats with videos to follow along in the media room. Or you may choose to fish in the well-stocked pond, or take horseback riding lessons from our on-site trainers!

FOR GOLFER'S: Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club was a very well maintained club and part of the experience is traveling to the course and crossing on White's Ferry, it is like going back in time. The course is only 8 1/2 miles from the home.

The P.B. Dye Club is another great course and very challenging. In typical P.B. Dye fashion there are plenty of railroad ties that you can bounce your ball off on a bad shot. This is 15 miles from the house but seems closer, as it a nice country drive.

Whiskey Creek Golf club is about 15 miles from the house. It is very, very nice. Very well maintained with a lot of elevation changes

There is also easy access to hiking, canoeing, polo matches, winery tours, antiquing, biking or trail riding either your own or a rented horse, and public golf. We can help you find caterers to serve you meals at home, or help you find just the right restaurant for your outings.

Keywords: golf, horseback riding, hiking, polo, wineries, canoeing, fishing

More Details

Tony and Alyse
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Tony and Alyse

Tony Lo Bianco. Actor, director, writer, producer.

Tony and Alyse purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Tony and Alyse chose Poolesville

I chose to build this house at this location because of the absolutely gorgeous scenery and the close proximity to Washington, D.C.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Horseback riding, polo, fishing, antiquing, wineries, golfing, the media room, gorgeous scenery, and the spa facilities are the favorite benefits of staying at this property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a tranquil time at the lodge. Being there allowed each of us to leave distracting issues behind and center our focus on being together and soaking up the lovely views and atmosphere. It was a very special place to enjoy our grandson’s (and first grandchild) first Christmas.
Dec 2012
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Poolesville Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Between Cowboy and Polo bedrooms
    Indian Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Mission Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Half bathroom off Dining Room - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Mission Room - 1 queen
    Polo Room - 1 queen
    Cowboy Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Twin roll away beds are in closet
    Indian Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), 1 queen size sofa bed, and 2 single roll away beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Spa facility with massages available, infrared sauna, jacuzzi baths in bathrooms, and CHI machines.


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Luxurious Mountain Lodge on Horse Estate. 45 Min. from Washington, D.C.
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful lodge, would love to rent again!

  • 5 of 5

My family, friends, and I rented Alyse and Tony’s property for New Years, and we had the best time ringing in 2018 together. The lodge was beautiful, warm, welcoming, cozy, and relaxing. There were 11 of us, and we had plenty of room to sleep, cook, and stretch out. Some of us played board games near the fire while others watched movies in the home theater. We brought our dog, and she loved running around outside, exploring the many acres and watching the horses. The lodge offered something for everyone, and we’d all love to return again. Alyse was such a helpful, welcoming host, and we thank her and Tony for sharing their beautiful home with us for the holidays. We would absolutely recommend this rental to other families looking for a quiet escape from the city.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful 20 Mile View

  • 4 of 5

Great communication from Alyse and Tony (onwers), lovely setting with montain views and fantastic sunsets. Grand 3 story log home with 30 ' high ceilings w/ views of the pastures, horses, and mountains. Fully stocked kithen a big plus!

Thanks Alyse and Tony for a great time!

Pat & Janice Menichino

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pat and Janice. You were so easy and kind to work with. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back! Alyse and Tony
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The Perfect Luxury Farm House in horse & wine country

  • 5 of 5

To start off with, the communication with Alyse was flawless. We live on the West Coast, and I would e-mail here at 8:30 PM PST, 11:30 EST time she would respond 10 minutes later. She is very professional and very responsive to say the least.

Now about the house. I honestly could not think of one thing that I would change in that wonderful home. It is full of character, life, family & one of the most heart warming parts of the decor was the references to their faith through out the house. Something I wish I could see in more peoples homes.

The house is massive, and can host quite a bit of people even though we only had our family of 4 staying there. On the bottom level you have movie theater seating in front of a massive 70" flat screen ,two bedrooms, a full chefs kitchen and doors that open out to the beautiful fields filled with horses.

The second floor which is actually the floor you come in on has a great kitchen, small family room with TV off to the side that then leads you into the massive great room with open beam ceilings, beautiful fire place and a very large dining area & a baby grand piano. The entire room is lite up with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beautiful farmland.

The top floor (where we slept) has two bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bathroom and very comfortable beds. You then have a wonderful library with leather couches and another large flatscreen TV, that looks down into the great room and great views out the windows. I am not sure how old the house is but it seems new, and everything is in perfect working condition.

We would spend evenings in the back yard along the fence and pet the horses that would come up and visit us. We would take strolls down the driveway and walk to the stables to see more horses and take in the beautiful setting that this house is on.

Words can not explain how special this house really is, and if it is in your budget you will find that it is worth every dollar that you spend.

Alyse & Tony, thank you for having your house on Home Away, it truly was a pleasure spending 4 days in your dream home, our children will remember this trip for the rest of their lives and so will we:)

God bless you both,


  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review. That is kindness in itself. Tony and I are so pleased that you came with your family and that we were able to share the magic and beauty of the house and land with you. Please come back soon. Alyse
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This was a beautiful home in a pristine setting.

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home in a pristine setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a leadership retreat here at this beautiful space and were totally delighted with both the accommodations, but also the magnificent view. The kitchen was fully appointed, so cooking for a larger group was easy and the dining room easily allowed us all to dine together. The location was not far from the city and yet we felt like we were out in the middle of the country. The nature abounds and the peace and quiet was palpable. I will absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not quite what we expected

  • 3 of 5

The house is located in a beautiful location, horses on the horizon, and remote. Fantastic seclusion with our family. We enjoyed getting away. The house is not quite as nice as the photo suggests. It is quite rustic and needed attention. The light bulbs were missing in many lamps, lighting was poor in many rooms. Bathrooms are nice. Above all the matresses are very soft making sleep tough and needs replacement in our opinion. They had a problem with ants. Obviously with all the rain it is not really their fault.

Dead flowers were left in the kitchen. Perhaps form previous quests.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I read your review with surprise, as we have never had a bad review. But I take all comments seriously. The light bulbs can easily be fixed, and the mattresses will be replaced. I appreciate your comments. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Washington Dulles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bassett's, Poolesville, MD
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Whites Ferry, Poolesville, MD
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Poolesville Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
MARC Train, Beallsville, MD
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bassetts, Poolesville, MD
Car: recommended

Civil War tours, summer polo games, antiquing, winery visiting, golfing, hiking, fishing, biking, riding lessons or trailriding horses, either rented or brought.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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