John Coon, OldestStone Farm

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Meet John, the dynamic proprietor of OldestStone Farm in scenic Charles Town, WV. Despite his roots in the hustle and bustle of Washington DC, John's passion is animals and the tranquility of farm life. In 2011, he seized the opportunity to make his dream a reality by purchasing OldestStone Farm, a historic gem nestled in the Shenandoah Valley.

John leads a balanced life, splitting his time between the serene countryside of the farm and the vibrant energy of Washington DC. On the farm, John channels his passion for animals by breeding Labradoodles, beloved by many clients who reside in the city. With his dedication to customer service, John even offers door-to-door delivery, ensuring that his puppies easily find their way into loving homes.

But OldestStone Farm is more than just a haven for Labradoodles; it's a bustling menagerie of creatures great and small. From majestic horses and gentle cows to playful pigs and purring cats, the farm is home to a multitude of animals. Visitors can marvel at the graceful emus, admire the colorful plumage of peacocks, frolic with the spirited goats, and even encounter the slow-paced charm of tortoises. It's an unforgettable experience for all who visit OldestStone Farm.

Hospitality knows no bounds at OldestStone Farm. In addition to his furry companions, John opens the doors of the farmhouse for short or long-term stays, inviting guests to experience the beauty of rural living firsthand. Whether seeking a peaceful retreat, a cozy getaway, or simply a chance to connect with nature and its inhabitants, John ensures that every visitor feels right at home amidst the rustic and timeless charm of OldestStone Farm.

A Day in the Life on the Farm

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.

In my former life, I was an interior decorator, catering to high-end clients in Washington DC. There are 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 279-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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