What a wonderful escape from the city. Although close and easy acess from main highway, many back roads to roam to cut over to Middleburg, Paris, Shenandoah Valley, gorgeous Orchards and vinyards/wineries within just moments from home. Oh, and the home is great! Clean, easy, central AC, and best if all is the lovely and gracious host who lives nearby and and is amazingly helpful at helping guide you to your hearts desire. A walking travel guide to offer best kept secrets as well as major attractions. Would recommend highly for any size group.
Markham is still a charming undeveloped historic village that has barely changed in over 100 years.
If you are a train aficionado, Markham still has it's original train station although no longer for passengers, but you can wave at what looks like the cannonball express! And feel like you are living in mix of "Green Acres" & "petticoat Junction"...maybe even Beverly Hillbillies;)
It's definitely a destination to explore from or just hang out with friends.
Next time I'll get over to the local 'Dude Ranch' at Fairfield Farm in Hume, the original family farm of The Marriott Family, back in the day, where they hosted dignitaries including President Ronald Reagan, and the like.
Highly recommend this great escape only 1 hour to Georgetown, DC!