The Old Homestead is close (1 and 1/2 miles) to the downtown area of Berkeley Springs with the state park, spas, shops, and restaurants. The house is set in a large shaded area above two ponds and rolling fields with a view of Sleepy Creek Mountain. Built around 1800, the house had rooms added in about 1850.
See House Rules in orange pamphlet in kitchen. Two night minimum stay. Five guests are maximum. No more than five may stay. You may bring up to two dogs and will be charged a one time $25 fee each. Please bring dog dishes, bedding, etc. Pets are not allowed on furniture and must be controlled. Please do dishes before you leave and shut windows.
Cancela hasta 5 días antes de tu viaje y recibe un reembolso completo. Cancela en los 5 días previos a tu viaje y no se te reembolsará la primera noche, pero sí el 50 % del coste del resto de noches.
I am a fiction writer and a retired English teacher. I write about this area of West Virginia,and have three published books. My husband bought the farm in the 1960s and did the renovation. Much of his work is still part of the house (paneling in living room and some of the wooden hand-made furniture). The old part of the house was built in 1800; the addition in about 1850. The early owners have given me much information, old photos, plans,etc., which is available. Copies of some of the original deeds and the land grant are hanging in the house.
Recently my daughter, Constance Dowrick, has become a co-host and will be assisting with management of the Old Homestead.