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Historic Home in Old Town - Charming and Modernized

(19 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Like having your own B&B - 3+ Bedrooms, 3 Baths, great kitchen and patio

Step back in time with a stay in the historic, completely renovated Peter Miller house, built in 1802. It is like having the run of your very own Bed and Breakfast in the heart of historic Old Town Winchester, just steps from restaurants, museums, shops, concerts, farmers markets and more! The home has been restored and furnished with antiques and artwork, plus all the modern conveniences.

This home is two blocks from the pedestrian mall which is the heart of Old Town Winchester that featuring many unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, museums, outdoor concerts, and a farmers' market. Also, minutes from George Washington's Headquarters, Shenandoah University, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the Discovery Museum and Handley Library.

The home features three full bedrooms on the second floor: one with a king bed, one with a queen bed and one with a full/double bed. There is an additional full/double in large landing area. The kitchen is completely updated and features upgraded appliances and everything you'd need to prepare meals. Also on the first floor is a formal dining room, living room, laundry room and full bath. Step outside and enjoy the bricked patio and fenced backyard. One bedroom features a half-bath and all bedrooms have ample closet space.

Winchester is located at the northern tip of Virginia in the naturally beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. The area is known for its important role in the Civil War, as the home of Patsy Cline and the Apple Blossom Festival. There is much to do and see in Winchester and the surrounding area, including lots of hiking, antiquing, and historic exploring.

You are close enough to Washington and Baltimore to explore the big cities and return to the house. There are many caverns in the area and Skyline Drive is just minutes away. You are a short drive away to many sights in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and western Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, including many Civil War sights of significance: Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Gettysburg and more.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    There are some toys and DVD/videos suitable for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted outside, but all butts and other remnants must be cleaned up, or security deposit is forfeited....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs may be considered. Contact us with details of your pet's size, temperament, manners, etc. for consideration Additional fees will apply....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Other (See Description)


  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Double Beds (2). Additionally, a twin mattress available to children to use on floor, an antique toddler bed (crib-sized mattress) and a Pack-N-Play. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Resource Basket of Local Points-of-Interest, Maps, and Restaurant Menus...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Yes two players...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television:

    We've recently added a Roku on the main TV in the living room with Netflix and HuluPlus, and other Roku options. Ask if you have a question. No cable, satellite or broadcast TV available....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Variety of videos (DVD and VHS) for children and adults...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just two from the center of the historic, vibrant downtown - . ...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Winchester is surrounded my the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. The entrance to Shenandoah National Park is a short drive. ...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    We have a toddler chair (not a secure high chair that you strap a child into.)...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    On street parking. ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone:

    (2) Local, regional & toll-free calls only. Use calling card or cell phone for long distance calls. House has good cell coverage....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    provided by Verizon...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig, Drip coffeemaker, French press, coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well equipped kitchen: blender, coffee grinder, waffle iron, mixer, salad spinner, stock pot, bakeware, pans etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of variety and plenty of dishware and glasses. Frosty mugs await you in the freezer....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Very well equipped kitchen should you choose to prepare your own meals for all or part of your stay. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    ( with freezer on bottom)...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Brick patio with table and chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill available...moreless

  • Patio


Write a review 5
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apple Blossom
May 4 - May 8, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $450
  • Tax Rate 5.3%


Special Rates apply for Apple Blossom Weekend - inquire for details

Prices are for the first FOUR guests. Additional guests considered for $35 per person per night.

First two nights are $210 per night, additional nights are $195 per night for up to four guests.

Well-behaved pets considered. Please email owners to be sure it's a good match. (Additional nightly fees apply.)

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dulles International (IAD)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lots within walking distance.
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rock Harbor is closest course. Many in area.
30 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20+ within walking distance.

Car: Necessary

Concerts and musical events at Shenandoah University, Bluemont Concert Series, outdoor concert series by Parks and Recreation. City of Winchester's Parks and Rec department offers several parks are nearby, featuring playgrounds, year- round swimming, sports fields, walking trails. Winchester is Home to the Apple Blossom Festival Each May (special rates apply). The Museum of the Shenanodah Valley and beautiful Glen Burnie Gardens are close by.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Jonathan is a master woodworker/furniture maker and jazz musician. His many talents help us to furnish and restore the home. To see some of his work, google him (The Building Arts Co). He's also runs The Fret Shop at 30 S Braddock St - that repairs, sells and consigns fretted instruments (from guitars to dulcimers.) Justine works for the local public school system helping to support kids and families. Our family loves history and being outdoors - our vacations often feature trips to National Parks and historic sites. We live in a restored farmhouse outside of Winchester with our dog, cats and some chickens.

Why the Owner Chose Winchester, VA, USA:
We love old historic homes and purchased this house from friends. Although we live in the country, we appreciate the time we spend at this house in Winchester - what a treat to be able to walk to restaurants, parks, concerts or so much more.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Even though you're staying right in the historic district, right 'downtown' the house is quiet and the yard has been described as an oasis. Lots of our guests are so happy to be able to arrive, park their car and walk everywhere they want to go for the entire stary.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of Peter Miller House

    Front of Peter Miller House

  • Bedroom with king-bed

    Bedroom with king-bed

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen table

    Kitchen table

  • Backyard maple in autumn

    Backyard maple in autumn

  • Holiday Front Door

    Holiday Front Door

  • Dining room with glimpse of living room

    Dining room with glimpse of living room

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Full/Double Bedroom at the Front of the House

    Full/Double Bedroom at the Front of the House

  • Antique bed (3/4 to full) at top of staircase landing

    Antique bed (3/4 to full) at top of staircase landing

  • Patio


  • Sidewalk on a rainy autumn afternoon....

    Sidewalk on a rainy autumn afternoon....

  • Living Room Fireplace

    Living Room Fireplace

VRBO #88550

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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