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Historic Home in Old Town - charming and modernized

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Winchester House Rental Photos and Description

Like having your own B&B - 3+ Bedrooms, 3 Baths, great kitchen and patio

Step back in time with a stay in the historic, completely renovated Peter Miller house, built in 1802. It is like having the run of your very own Bed and Breakfast in the heart of historic Old Town Winchester, just steps from restaurants, museums, shops, concerts, farmers markets and more! The home has been restored and furnished with antiques and artwork, plus all the modern conveniences.

This home is two blocks from the pedestrian mall which is the heart of Old Town Winchester that featuring many unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, museums, outdoor concerts, and a farmers' market. Also, minutes from George Washington's Headquarters, Shenandoah University, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the Discovery Museum and Handley Library.

The home features three full bedrooms on the second floor: one with a king bed, one with a queen bed and one with a full/double bed. There is an additional full/double in large landing area. The kitchen is completely updated and features upgraded appliances and everything you'd need to prepare meals. Also on the first floor is a formal dining room, living room, laundry room and full bath. Step outside and enjoy the bricked patio and fenced backyard. One bedroom features a half-bath and all bedrooms have ample closet space.

Winchester is located at the northern tip of Virginia in the naturally beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. The area is known for its important role in the Civil War, as the home of Patsy Cline and the Apple Blossom Festival. There is much to do and see in Winchester and the surrounding area, including lots of hiking, antiquing, and historic exploring.

You are close enough to Washington and Baltimore to explore the big cities and return to the house. There are many caverns in the area and Skyline Drive is just minutes away. You are a short drive away to many sights in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and western Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, including many Civil War sights of significance: Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Gettysburg and more.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Justine Beck Rose
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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October 10, 2016
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About Justine Beck Rose

Jonathan is a master woodworker/furniture maker and jazz musician. His many talents help us to furnish and restore the home. To see some of his work, google him (The Building Arts Co). He's also runs The Fret Shop at 30 S Braddock St - that repairs, sells and consigns fretted instruments (from guitars to dulcimers.) Justine works for the local public school system helping to support kids and families. Our family loves history and being outdoors - our vacations often feature trips to National Parks and historic sites. We live in a restored farmhouse outside of Winchester with our dog, cats and some chickens.

Justine Beck Rose purchased this house in 2004

Why Justine Beck Rose chose Shenandoah Valley

We love old historic homes and purchased this house from friends. Although we live in the country, we appreciate the time we spend at this house in Winchester - what a treat to be able to walk to restaurants, parks, concerts or so much more.

What makes this house unique

Even though you're staying right in the historic district, right 'downtown' the house is quiet and the yard has been described as an oasis. Lots of our guests are so happy to be able to arrive, park their car and walk everywhere they want to go for the entire stary.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really enjoyed our stay -- Winchester was a delightful surprise! The house is great -- nice work! We'll be back.

(Comments left in home's Guestbook.)
Apr 2006
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Historic Home in Old Town - charming and modernized
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Milford, MI

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beautiful old house. So much room (we all had our favorite places to hide out in :) and every possible item provided making it a true home from home. This was a great base for day trips to the amazing caverns in the area and also for D.C. The homeowners went "above and beyond" to be friendly and helpful. Hope to come back someday and will definately reccommend to others!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Mar 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA

A Lovely Historical Home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home located near the historical area of Winchester. A wonderful home to spend a couple days relaxing after having spent a busy week before with our 9 year old grandson. We met his mom in Pennsylvania to return him after our visit and Winchester was a nice place to stay a couple of days before returning home. We enjoyed the restaurants and the shops that were close enough to walk to. The weather was very warm so we spent time just hanging out in the home. We enjoyed learning about the history of the home and the old town area. Justine was a pleasure to work with and she had everything clean and ready when we arrived. The house is perfect for a larger group as it has plenty of space and nice bedrooms. I would definitely recommend a stay in this very quaint and historical home. We hope to return sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint historic house with nice updates

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly suited for multi-generational family of five adults & one child in state for a wedding. The house was conveniently located to the venue in Old Town, less than half a mile away.

The home had plenty of room to roam and seating areas to relax. Loads of entertainment in books, videos, wifi, Roku, and board games - most of which we enjoyed. Towels were plenty and soft, kitchen decently equipped to cook a meal, frosted mugs in the freezer, dishwasher, washer & dryer should you need it.

Definitely would recommend to others. Communication with the owner pleasant, quick responses, and any situation effectively handled. Thank you, Justine! for sharing your lovely home with us and being such a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love sharing our home with visitors to Winchester. It sounds like your wedding weekend went perfectly. Congratulations.
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Peter Miller House. There was plenty of room for our family of four. The beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed. It is a 5 minute walk to the Winchester walking mall where you will find numerous shops and restaurants. Winchester is a beautiful city! They have a large supply of VHS tapes, and my teenage daughter and I had fun looking at some of the older movies that she had not seen before. We also played a board game, which they have a number of. One of the days we went horseback riding at the Full Moon Ranch, only a 20 minute drive away in Berryville.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California

Delightful place for the family to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were in the area for a November wedding. Three generations stayed in the home very comfortably, using three bedrooms but not the extra bed in the hallway. We loved having books and a crib available for the two-year old. Being able to walk easily into town was a real plus for us as we had only one car for 7 people.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack, thanks for your kind words. We love being able to share our vacation home with others. We do try to make it feel like you're staying at a relative's house... We love 's when an extended family can all stay together.
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Colorado Springs, CO

Very Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and loved it. We had our family out here for a wedding and it was a perfect location to stay. The house is better than advertised and would stay here again definitely as it had everything you could imagine including great Wi-Fi and Netflix! Not to mention a very completely furnished kitchen. Everything was just spotless. Plenty of spacious room, nearby parking and lots to do and good places to eat in Winchester, VA, a historic town that changed hands over 70 times during the civil war. Owners are great to deal with and good communicators.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Dulles International (IAD)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lots within walking distance.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rock Harbor is closest course. Many in area.
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
20+ within walking distance.
Car: necessary

Concerts and musical events at Shenandoah University, Bluemont Concert Series, outdoor concert series by Parks and Recreation. City of Winchester's Parks and Rec department offers several parks are nearby, featuring playgrounds, year- round swimming, sports fields, walking trails. Winchester is Home to the Apple Blossom Festival Each May (special rates apply). The Museum of the Shenanodah Valley and beautiful Glen Burnie Gardens are close by.


Rates & Availability

Winchester House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450
Tax Rate 5.3%

Special Rates apply for Apple Blossom Weekend - inquire for details

Prices are for the first FOUR guests. Additional guests considered for $35 per person per night.
First two nights are $210 per night, additional nights are $195 per night for up to four guests.

Well-behaved pets considered. Please email owners to be sure it's a good match. (Additional nightly fees apply.)

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Winchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Downstairs: full bath with shower Upstairs: full bath with tub/shower and a half bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Double Beds (2). Additionally, a twin mattress available to children to use on floor, an antique toddler bed (crib-sized mattress) and a Pack-N-Play.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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