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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

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 St. Stephens Church

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 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews

Great Country Setting!

  • 4 of 5

If your looking for a rustic farm to retreat to from the hustle & bustle of a long day of enjoying all the area has to offer, then this is the place for you! The home is true to the time period as mentioned. Beautiful acreage for just relaxing & taking in the scenic view. I gave it 4 stars out of 5 not because I felt anything was done wrong. There were just a couple of things that I thought could use some updating. We were there in the summer. The air-conditioning for that time of year was a little challenging to keep it cooled at times. But all units did work. The big beautiful wooden front door inside the house couldn’t be opened. So you had to walk out the back door around the house to get to the front which had awesome views of the horses in the pastures. I’m sure because of the age & history of the house these kind of repairs need special TLC. But it would’ve been nice to enjoy the view from the door on that side of the house. The windows in the living room are beautiful big large windows. It would be nice to take advantage of the views they have. If the bushes were to be cut back some that would allow a view from those windows. Again, this is just my way of looking at it. Not trying to say one way is right or wrong. Agnes is very welcoming and kind and friendly! She made us feel right at home! She was very respectful of our privacy while we were there! And was very available if we needed anything at any time. Thank you Agnes!!! We wish you all the best in future ventures!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Three Rivers

Historic charm & horses

  • 4 of 5

We used Traveler's Rest as a launch for area historic sites: it's almost equi-distant from Wiliamsburg/Yorktown/Jamestown, Mt Vernon, and Monticello. A bonus was finding a house w/a history and horses! It's on the same road as the area library and only 6 miles from a grocery. Agnes was raised w/horses, and her comfort around them and knowledge about them is evident. She took my daughter on a couple trail rides, infecting her with the desire to ride more. If you appreciate rural living, big dogs, horses, rustic old houses,and don't mind getting a little dirty (we mucked stalls for fun :-), its a lovely retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Warm, friendly, and a space away from everything. We loved the horses and dogs.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Country living for sure

  • 4 of 5

Place was as advertised, peaceful country location. A little rustic but that's what we expected. Property has gorgeous views of VA countryside. Agnes took the kids riding which they loved.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing getaway at a beautiful farm. We really enjoyed our time with the dogs and horses. The guesthouse is quaint and rustic - love the closeness to nature. The owner, Agnes, is very hospitable and kind. We would recommend this getaway to anyone coming to this historic area.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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We loved our stay and the hospitality of Agnes and her family.

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find if you put the correct address in your GPS or just call up goggle maps on your phone. Responds from the owner were quick and the property is a true gem for a quiet get away. We visited with our daughter and three granddaughters. Our granddaughters really loved the horses, friendly great Danes, geese, ducks, pond, Hummingbird feeder, games left for quests, and most everything except the really warm mid-day weather. We used that time to explore around the local area attractions in the air conditioned car. The house has A/C, but it was a heavy heat load with little ones that forget to keep doors closed. Temps of over 100 degs on two of the days we visited. This is a working horse farm, but the owners were very good hosts. They even let this old guy carry the fishing gear and kids to the pond in their "gator". Above and beyond the normal. Their have maintained the old house very well and keep it clean and have used high quality towels and linen for the extra nice touch. The only improvement for us in particular would to make it a little more accessible with the installation of handicap height toilets or at least one toilet. We knew the toilet heights before coming, but decided the place was worth the extra effort to bring a seat elevator pad. (althogh I forgot to bring it). Overall it was a great time away from the busy city. We never had the TV on during our stay, but of course had great cell phone coverage and internet available with the furnished WIFI. Another extra we appreciate. We would love returning in the fall or spring.

The Lange and Tietze families.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $40
Pet Fee $20
Property Damage Protection $79

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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