Agritourism / Farmhouse

Rock Spring Retreat

  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms

Just 90 minutes from Washington and Baltimore, Rock Spring Retreat is the perfect escape to the country just outside of quaint Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This federal-style farmstead dates back to 1795 and features historic architecture, manicured gardens, and serene pastures. Rock Spring is the perfect destination to escape from life in the city, celebrate a special milestone, and connect with friends and family. Follow along and see more photos at @RockSpringRetreat.

Rock Spring Retreat meets many needs for an escape to the country:

> Farm Vacation Rental - Join us for a peaceful excursion to the country for a long weekend getaway or a change of scenery while working from home. The 3-bedroom, 2-den, and 4-bathroom Rock Spring House sleeps up to 10 people.

> Event & Wedding Venue - Celebrate a milestone event in manicured gardens, in the grove of mature oak and fruit trees, or along the pasture - the perfect setting for a small, outdoor celebration. Nearby hotel accommodations allow for up to 150 guests.

> Executive Retreats & Meetings - Get away from the office to gather your team to reconnect and chart a new course. Large and small indoor and outdoor gathering spots throughout the property allow for inspired conversation and collaboration.

This historic homestead has been meticulously cared for and modernized while maintaining the charm of an original 18th-century farmhouse.

If you are interested in hosting an event or wedding at Rock Spring Retreat, please contact us before booking to discuss the vision for your celebration. We're happy to help and can coordinate all equipment, logistics, and vendors!

1ST FLOOR includes:

- Kitchen: the fully-stocked kitchen includes all cooking equipment (pots, pans, bakeware, kettle, cutting boards) and utensils (knives, spoons, ladles, spatulas, tongs, can opener, etc.); dining ware (plates and bowls, two sizes of each) and flatware for 12-16; drinkware (drinking glasses, coffee mugs, wine glasses, champagne flutes, martini glasses); large-capacity drip coffeemaker and single-serving Keurig coffeemaker; blender, microwave, and toaster; and serving ware (platters, bowls, spoons, tongs, etc.)

- Dining Room: designed for meals or meetings, this room includes a 10-foot handcrafted farmhouse dining table (seats 12) and linens.

- Living Room: includes a 70" 4K LED smart television with streaming services and AirPlay functionality, a comfy sectional coach, game-ready coffee table, and additional seating.

- Library: this cozy, 'Gram-ready space is great for cocktails or conversation; includes seating for up to 7.

- Sunroom: perfect for relaxing, reading, and enjoying views of the gardens, fields, and barns; includes seating for up to 5 with adjoining full bathroom and laundry room.

2ND FLOOR includes:

- Washington Suite: the primary suite, named for the Washington brothers (George, who frequented the area regularly, and Charles, who resided nearby) includes a king bed (sleeps 2), desk, and private en-suite bathroom with a double vanity.

- Magnolia Suite: the secondary suite, named for the views of lush magnolia trees outside of each window, includes a queen bed (sleeps 2), desk, and en-suite bathroom shared with the office.

- Office: with perfect views of the gardens and spring house, the office includes a large desk and workstation, queen sleeper sofa (sleeps 2), smart television, and en-suite bathroom shared with the Magnolia Suite. High-speed internet makes working remotely a breeze.

GROUND FLOOR includes:

- Garden Suite: with beautiful picture-window views of the garden and a secluded walk-out patio space, this suite includes a queen bed (sleeps 2) and shared bathroom.

- Lounge: this room is the original structure first built on the property and served as the kitchen (with an original cooking fireplace) and main entrance to the house for many generations; includes a kitchenette/wet bar, sitting area with a queen sleeper sofa (sleeps 2), smart television, and shared bathroom.


- Boxwood Garden: full of beautiful greenery and florals, the maze garden treats you with surprises around every corner.

- The Pond: the seasonal water feature offers views of the farmhouse and spots for reflection in nature - and a great place to spot wildlife like geese, ducks, and frogs.

- The Grove: mature oak, walnut, peach, and apple trees provide a breezy, shaded escape along the picturesque white stable; bistro lights provide ambience for a cocktail hour or dinner party under the stars.

- The Pasture: the hay field on this working farm is seasonally accessible and is surrounded by horse and cattle pastures, and provides stunning views, particularly at sunrise and sunset.

- The Spring House: one of the most architecturally significant features on the property, this structure has served as a kitchen, smokehouse, and primary water source (from Rock Spring) over the years. While guests are welcome to enjoy this structure from the outside, they are strictly prohibited from entering the building for their own safety.

- The Barn & Stable: Used primarily for events and storage , the historic red barn and white stable have electrical supply for a warming kitchen or lighting for photography & videography.

Located in the heart of Jefferson County in West Virginia's eastern panhandle, Rock Spring Retreat is situated just outside of Shepherdstown and less than 15 minutes away from Charles Town and Harpers Ferry.

If mountain elegance and historic charm are what you are looking for, Shepherdstown awaits. It may be one of West Virginia’s oldest cities, but don’t let its age fool you. Shepherdstown has also been named one of America’s coolest small towns, boasting a creative community with galleries, performing art shows and live music. Let the town share its story of American history — many of the buildings were constructed before the Revolutionary War. A walking tour will take you through the highlights. Get out on the water with a kayak on the Potomac River, or enjoy a hike along a piece of the famous Appalachian Trail.

Just a few minutes in the opposite direction, explore quaint Charles Town with a stroll down Washington Street, a visit to the farmer's market, or a fun day at Charles Town Races & Casino. At the nexus of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry offers a historic downtown, amazing tubing and rafting, and hiking for all levels of skill and endurance.

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Cozy library for cocktails or conversation

Welcome to Rock Spring Retreat, established in 1795

Welcome to Rock Spring Retreat

Beautiful events in the Grove

Relaxing Sunroom to start or end your day

Handmade farm table seats 12

Sleeping Arrangements

Bed linen

1 King-size bed

2 Queen size beds

2 Sofa beds


Parking and facilities

Parking available, Parking Included , Private Garden


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Suitable for events , Smoking not allowed

Bathroom and laundry

Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Towel set , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans , Heating available


TV (Antenna)

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Kitchen and dining

Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven , Refrigerator

Home safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Smoking not allowed

Check-in: 03:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM (noon)

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