Spend a relaxing family vacation at historic Dawnwood Farm, set on 20 rolling acres, a secluded, unique property with organic gardens, farmland, fruit and flower trees ( figs, cherry blossoms, magnolias, dogwoods). The house and gardens are surrounded by 18 acres of organic farmland.
With plenty of room to spread out, bring generations of family together from Eastern cities all within 3 hours - NYC (3 hrs), DC (90 mins), Philadelphia (90 mins.) Unwind by the swimming pool, surrounded by rolling hills, set among horse farms and private estates. Relax around the property in classic Adirondack furniture - bring the family together around the outdoor dining table for eight, or grab a book and plant yourself in the garden while enjoying the long views.
Outside, a large wooden playground with slide, swings, playhouse, all within view of house and gardens, while parents relax nearby, reading, walking. Take long walks on farmland, see rabbits, horses, deer, bald eagles, birds of all kinds. Take out the canoes and paddle in nearby ponds and inlets. Walk down to the beach ( 1 mile) take a dip, then enjoy a burger or local crabcakes on the deck of the outdoor cafe, sipping margueritas, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
Or cook at home in the large sunny kitchen with JennAir appliances, picking up locally-caught Rockfish or crab legs.
And don't miss historic Chestertown (a 15-minute drive), famed 18th Century fishing village, home to stately houses on the water, numerous antique shops and great restaurants. Don't miss the lively Saturday morning farmer's market, with handmade soaps, crafts of all kinds and a wide selection of locally-grown produce. Worth the trip alone are Wednesdays in nearby Millington, where you'll find Crumpton's Antique Show, a massive indoor/outdoor antique market and auction which draws serious collectors and bargain hunters alike from around the country.
Spread out in the spacious but cozy four bedroom home,tastefully furnished with comfortable furniture, an ideal place for a family interested in peace and quiet, set far off the road, and away from the demands of busy city life. On the top floor, children sleep soundly in the kids room that features a queen-size bed & a full/twin bunk bed set to accommodate all ages. A Pack n'Play is also available upon request. A queen room across the hall for parents includes a toddler bed, too.
On the second floor the large and sunny master bedroom has a large dressing room with full-length mirror and closets and an adjacent full bath and shower. Across the hall, the room has a queen-size bed and a single bed. A full bathroom is down the hall.
On the ground floor is a formal parlor with 2 sofas and one futon. An array of games including with chess, checkers, mah jong and board games of all kinds as well as books are available. Across the hall is the living room, with a flat screen TV and fireplace, and a half bath down the hall. Also down the hall is a modern laundry with new appliances. Further along the ground floor is the dining room with a table for 10, the bright kitchen, and a breakfast nook/sunroom, with a table for 6. The playroom extends from there and holds plenty of toys, arts and crafts, and an easel for drawing or painting.
Rural, yet accessible, Dawnwood can be easily reached from many Northeast cities:
* three hours from NYC
* ninety minutes from Washington, DC
* ninety minutes from Philadelphia
* one hour from Wilmington
There is a caretaker on the premises in separate quarters, who can help guide renters on activities, directions, shopping, restaurants. The caretaker keeps the lawns freshly mowed and the gardens tidy during your stay, though is mostly off the property leaving you in private.
Chestertown and the surrounding towns host numerous festivals, art shows, parades and historic events, giving your family plenty of options - a quiet, peaceful day at home, or a fun and lively day in town.
Keywords: Estate/ Farm
We have come to this area for many years and we fell in love with Dawnwood as soon as we saw it. We plan to retire to this property in a few years and, in the mean time, we spend as much time as we can here.
We have been lovingly restoring this home as we enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the area
Many historical sites to visit in nearby area, lots of local activities such as tall-ship sailing and local outdoor fairs are great fun, Day trips to Ocean City, MD & Annapolis are easy!