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George Washington Slept Here 1760 Farm House

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Travelers Rest is listed in the King & Queen book of historical homes. There are two houses. The main house was build in 1860. The original house, which is now the guest house was build in 1750. This historical home will set you back in time, with its old woodwork and lavish you with all the modern comforts.

Travelers Rests name comes from it being a place George Washington would stop and rest when he was traveling between Washington and Williamsburg. Travelers Rest Farm promises georgeous sunrises and relaxing sunsets. Take a chair and enjoy the views that made us fall in love with this place.

You can enjoy this peaceful place by yourself, with family and/or friends. If you desire to hide out this is your place. If you would like to have a little activity riding, yoga, get a massage or take floral design classes from a German master florist.

This 1760 house is a beautiful renovated with two bedrooms upstairs. One bedroom has a king size bed, the other bedroom has two twin size beds, sharing the bathroom. Downstairs is a full kitchen, another bathroom, laundry room and living room. Additional guest can be easily accommodated in this historical home.

Keywords: Travelers Rest Farm, original and oldest house on property

More Details

Agnes von Stillfried
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Agnes von Stillfried

I was born in Germany, master florist, my husband grew up in Scottsville, VA.He is a pilot and passioned about farming and trucking .

My love for Nature and all its creatures is easy to determine.

We have horses, geese, ducks, cats, dogs and peacocks.

I love the Idea of having Guest here at the farm because we have met just the nicest people from all over the world.


Agnes von Stillfried purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Agnes von Stillfried chose Chesapeake Bay

RIC international Airport is 45 min. away/also 45 min from Downtown Richmond 20min from Tappahannock,va.

2.5hrs from washinton colonial williamsburg,1hr.Fredericksburg,1.5 hr. to Charlottesville

we are in the middle of all historic places,Fredricksburg/1hr,Williamsburg/1hr,Charlottesville1.5hr

What makes this farmhouse unique

If you love the country like we do, you will love the 23 acre Travelers Rest Farm, laying on a hill with great views, lots of animals, tho a quiet setting to relax.

If you feel like farm work , let us know and we will show you what needs to be done and you hopefully enjoy doing.


St. Stephens Church Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
peacful places in a hamock or barn or at pond,hang out in the barn, watch the horses in the field, the geese on the pond,take pictures or meditation under one of the oldest pecan trees in lessons or massage therapy by appointment.


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George Washington Slept Here 1760 Farm House
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful country home

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect! Well stocked with towels and linens. The beds were comfortable and cozy. The grounds were beautiful and loved having the friendly horses come over and visit. Siting outside on the well manicured lawn enjoying coffee was pure zen. The hosts were kind and gracious but also gave us our space. Everything was as described!!! We really enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time and I can't speak highly enough of Agnes.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Family Retreat Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our little family of five was in need of silence and solitude after a busy season of work and family life. We were so excited about all this little farm had to offer, and expected to get some great rest and spend at least one full day (out of our 3 full days we reserved) completely on the farm. Upon arrival we immediately knew this little place was quite special. It didn't take us long to settle in and feel at home in the well-kept and inviting cottage. The view out our bedroom window was stunning, the linens and beds were so cozy, and the absolute silence of being so far from the road made for wonderful sleep each night. Cooking in the little kitchen was an adventure but oh so fun. We made everything from breakfast scones in the morning to skirt steak in the evenings. Throughout each day we "busied" ourselves with reading, walking the property, helping out at the barn, getting horseback lessons, playing games, cooking, playing games, and napping. We didn't leave the property once until we checked out. Agnes and her family are so hospitable, and the farm and cottage are so lovely. We will most certainly be making another trip out to Traveller's Rest!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely love this place! We stayed here before having my small wedding here and I never want to leave. The scenery is so unexpected and then you drive up, get out and explore!!! Beautiful place, nice pond to fish and relax at, precious horses, adorable dogs to greet you and love up on you!!! The property made an awesome background for my wedding. Anges is a wonderful hostess and love talking with her. I love the guest house, so much history and it has a presence of it's own!!! I look forward to many more visits here!

Holly H.

Stayed Sept 29 2016-Oct. 4

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene beauty

  • 5 of 5

This unique historic stop was well worth it. Our hostess was there when needed without being intrusive. The historic home is filled with amenities that leave you needing nothing else. Our daughter's enjoyed horse back riding and spending the day at Horse camp. They are still talking about the fun they had and can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Travellers Rest Farm. Agnes and Charlotte were wonderful and my kids took a real shine to them. They also adored the horses and dogs, and enjoyed helping in the stables. The house was very cosy and had everything you need, including toys, kitchen utensils, essential food items, laundry facilities, DVDs, wifi, outdoor seating, toilettery samples etc. It was a 45 minute drive from Richmond, which has a lot to offer, or you could stay at the farm and enjoy the peace! We would love to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
RIC Richmond Int.Airport
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Ashland Va.
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Chinise,mexican ,italien

horsemanship education ,Horseback riding ,pond with canoe ,fishing ,

hiking,bird watching,

close to ZORA PARK for hiking and canoeing.

1hr to williamsburg

1.5 hr to charlottesville

1hr to Fredericksburg


Rates & Availability

St. Stephens Church Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $40
Pet Fee $20
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.3%

The Stay for two people is $100 a night. There is a additional $50 fee for each guest over two per night.Pets are $20 a pet a night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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