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Mountain Lodge on 86 Acre Horse Estate. 45 Min. from Washington, D.C.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Tony and Alyse
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

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, the 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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Amenities

Poolesville Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Spa facility with massages available, infrared sauna, jacuzzi baths in bathrooms, and CHI machines.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Mountain Lodge on 86 Acre Horse Estate. 45 Min. from Washington, D.C.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Manhattan Beach CA
5

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,

James

  • 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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5

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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Redwood City, Ca
5

Special place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this huge and beautiful log cabin. It's at the top of the hill with views of pastures filled with horses. There are humans nearby but you rarely see them. The owner Alyse was more than accommodating. She knows every place around. From riding horses to golf to massages. Everything. She helped us with a last minute party and special needs for the old folks. I hope to be coming back soon and staying longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit. You're a careful planner and we're thankful that this was all you hoped it would be for you and your guests. Come back soon! Tony and Alyse
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5

Beautiful and very comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a weekend and held a wedding rehearsal luncheon as well as housed all of the groomsmen. Needless to say, having two kitchens was a huge plus! Everyone had a great time, enjoyed the spacious accommodations and awesome views. Being able to interact with the horses and view the sunset was a real treat! The house was fully equipped, except for a microwave, but we really didn't need one. We had such a lovely time, we are thinking of renting the home again in the next year for another family and friends get-away. Thank you so much Tony and Alyse!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, relaxing and great for families

  • 5 of 5

Our group found this home to be spacious and great for families and friends alike. The casual atmosphere set the mood for folks to relax and get away from city life. The home was clean and the kitchen stocked. Reserving, check-in and check-out were a breeze. By chance, our group had four piano players. It was wonderful to cook/grill dinner while listening to live music!

While we didn't end up hosting a team dinner, Alyse was kind to forward a list of local restaurants and caterers. The views are amazing. There was enough room to enjoy each other's company and to find alone time. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect! Memories for a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

I reserved Tony and Alyse's property for my family Memorial Day Weekend 2016. My niece was getting married at a Farm and Winery about 10 miles away. We comfortably slept my self, and my new puppy, my son and his wife and two kids from California, another adult son and my daughter and her boy friend. The day of the wedding my niece had 12 of her friends over for lunch and make up and the down stairs kitchen was perfect! The views from the home are incredible...

My dog had the time of his life running all over the property and learned to go up and down stairs. We enjoyed the piano, horses, fireflies and even an occaisional snake 😁򐐬 The house is well equipped with everything you need for entertaining

As other reviews have sad the pictures don't even give justice to this amazingly perfect home!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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