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MEET John

My lifelong dream of owning and running a working farm came true in 2011 when I left DC-living behind and moved to OldestStone Farm in Charles Town, West Virginia. And, I've never looked back!

I'm a single dad with three kids. When I took ownership of OldestStone Farm, my boys were preteens and my daughter was a toddler.  Eight years have flown by and now that my two oldest sons are in college, my daughter and I split our time between the farm and DC/Baltimore.

A Day in the Life on the Farm

A typical day for me on the farm is at least 14 hours long,  getting OldestStone farm up, running, and sustainable. I rise with the sun, work the farm all day long, and enjoy having a glass of wine on the porch at sunset.

OldestStone Farm is home to all sorts of animals: cows, pigs, sheep, horses, miniature horses, chickens, geese, ducks, peacocks, emus, goats, dogs, cats, and parrots. Most of our animals are friendly and gentle. We've also got a few rowdy farm dogs, who get muddy and dirty, the roosters crow in the morning and you might find yourself stepping over cow patties - but it's all part of the farm experience.

Before moving to the farm, I was an interior decorator, catering to high-end clients in Washington DC. So you'll find plenty of beautiful details in every corner of this home. It's rustic but beautiful.  Ask us about hosting an event here, too!

OldestStone Farm

Oldeststone farm is a 275-year-old, forty-six-acre, working farm. The house is in original condition and is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited house in the Shenandoah Valley. built when George Washington was two-years-old, the English style stone farmhouse was constructed by Quakers. The farm is located close to historic Charles Town (its track and casinos), Sheppards Town, Harper's Ferry, the Appalachian Trail, caverns, battlefields, and Potomac river tubing.

OldestStone Farm is a rustic retreat that is comfortable and stylish. The rooster crows early and there is no TV but the ten-foot stone fireplace and two and a half foot thick stone walls transport you to another time. It is cool in the summer, warm in the winter and when inside it is impossible not to ponder all the people that have passed through.

OldestStone Farm offers a passage through history, beauty, hospitality, style, and an all-around farm experience that will stay with you forever.

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