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Sweet Retreat from DC: Cedar Room

1br bb
Virginia,United States of America
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
Excellent67 reviews


The Space

We call our home Stillwaters. Turn onto Janes Lane and come down to our 12 acres on Lake Athalon. Designed and built by Jeff in the 80's, the living room has great beams and a high loft with a front wall of windows and glass doors facing field and lake. Jeff planted the trees too, which have turned from mere whips into 40 footers. There are 2 labyrinths, woods, fields and quiet roads to wander. The nearest town, Marshall, has great pizza, good Chinese food, a diner and "Old Salem" a decent, affordable restaurant. Our friends at Barrel Oak Winery (Brian) and Cobbler Mountain Cellars (Laura) will also make you feel right at home. History buffs will enjoy reading signs of events from Civil War times. Stillwaters is 45 miles from Washington, DC and just 40 minutes from Dulles International Airport (ask if you need pick up or drop off). Stillwaters also has a recording studio and a stage. We host monthly concerts to support Stillwaters Foundation which is "building community and creating peace through music" (and where we donate your fee). If you'd like to sing around a campfire or try your hands in a drum circle let us know! We have 3 private rooms with 2 bathrooms. We can sleep up to 8 (queen and singles beds, and airbeds--it IS called AIR B&B :) We also love to host events: Stillwaters boasts an outdoor stage, 5 event tents, tables and chairs for 150. Jeff and I had our wedding here (and it was beautiful!) Come! Explore Virginia country, re-connect, re-treat, and rest. We look forward to meeting you here at Stillwaters. Mary Shapiro and Jeff Wolf

Guest Access

Of course you have your Private room, you may share our living room, greenhouse, wrap around porch and kitchen. We have wide screen movies, live concerts and a recording studio (for additional fees). Free laundry and WIFI (on your device).

Interaction with Guests

As you wish. We can offer complete privacy (and disappear upstairs) or share a bounteous breakfast together or even give you a private concert or teach you how to drum. Welcome to our home!

The Neighborhood

Quite, private country road. The lake brings Great Blue Heron, a variety of hawks, fox, deer, geese, and migratory swans. The stars are phenomenal.

Getting Around

No public transportation, but the roads are easy to navigate and great for biking. We can pick you up at Dulles and take you to the metro to DC if you wish.

Other Things to Note

We're in the heart of northern Virginia wine country. Great farmers' markets and some pick your own farms. Civil War history trails and small towns.

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  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Pets live on this property
  • Other pet(s)
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Suitable for events
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
2 - Real Bed

Place's rules

-CHILDREN / INFANTS We love having kids explore Stillwaters, though it may not be appropriate for crawlers. Let's chat. -DOGS We love having dogs here! Tell us about yours and we'll send you our pet policy. DO NOT BOOK until you have read it :) -Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE, away from the house, with proper disposal of butts required (we'll show you where). -We love LIVE music and host monthly Supper and Songs events; we're happy to discuss if YOU want to have an event here too -FLEXIBLE check-in means we talk about and CONFIRM your arrival time with you. -STRICT cancellation doesn't mean we're not human! It just means we re-arrange our work and personal schedules so we can host you. We've given full refunds for good reasons. Please behave as you would in your own home: Give and receive love and respect to each other, the property, the land and the animals. Thanks for hanging in there! To show you read the full thing, just put the secret code phrase ‘Fresh eggs RULE!’ at the top of your message.” Welcome to Stillwaters! Mary and Jeff
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Checkout time
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Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 67 reviews
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