Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Karen Lowe
We have lived in Middleburg since 1977 and enjoy gardening, photography, kayaking, hiking, reading, antiques, architecture and travel. Rick is a life-long Washingtonian, while Karen spent part of her childhood abroad before coming to the D.C. area. Over the years, we developed our 66 acre farm to raise and market Christmas trees, herbs and horses. We built our home and barn first, then the guest cottage. We enjoyed years of escorting our son and daughter, and their numerous ponies and horses, to horse shows throughout the Eastern U.S. Our daughter, her husband and our four grandchildren live in their new home on part of our farm. Our son, an economist, currently lives in Chicago while attending University of Chicago Booth School of Economics working on his MBA. Rick has been in residential real estate sales for 22 years and Karen has developed and run a small gourmet food business producing herbed and fruited honeys and wine vinegars for the past 26 years. We enjoy numerous trips each year to the Eastern Shore, where we enjoy the island life at Eagle's View, our waterfront vacation home.
Karen Lowe purchased this House in 2002
Why Karen Lowe chose Middleburg
The pastoral scenery, wildlife and quiet country roads are what drew us to Middleburg. We cherish the friendly hospitality of the hunt country, the traditions and history of the area. The serenity our quiet country farm setting provides is a delight, yet we are within an hour of the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Museum, National Art Gallery, National Cathedral, Georgetown and all the cultural opportunities in our Nation's Capital.
What makes this House unique
We enjoy the serenity...the absence of traffic sounds, the presence of bird calls, the expansive views, the walks through the tree field or up the gravel road. We spend relaxing time leaning on the fences, watching the horses, cows, donkey and miniature goats grazing in the pastures, often joined by a small herd of white-tail deer in the evenings. We enjoy birdwatching and identifying many species, hearing the call of the mourning doves and seeing hawks riding the air currents. We love to read on the stone patios, nap or read on the front porch swing, serve meals al fresco, and enjoy the fresh air! On a winter evening, a blazing fire in the stone fireplace encourages many happy conversations. The sunset view from the den and covered porch is quite spectacular! On the farm we have one retired show horse, a darling miniature donkey, miniature goats, chickens, Scottish Highland cows, our doggies, perennial flower gardens, a Christmas tree farm and endless quiet roads and hiking trails available....our definition of Paradise!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Gorgeous horse country elegance and charm...
A beautifully appointed house with friendly and helpful owners helped make our family gathering a fantastic weekend.
Beautiful house, sparkling clean and pretty outside views from all the windows.
Southern hospitality on a beautiful farm
Wonderful property, wonderful people
Beautiful home, gracious hosts
We enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Hunt Box. Karen and Rick were extremely gracious hosts who ensured our stay was perfect from start to finish. The home is beautiful, and also comfortable. Our little family of five had a wonderful time playing games and relaxing in front of the fire and our children loved being on a farm and seeing Pumpkin the donkey. Very convenient to Middleburg. We can't wait to go back!
Beautiful, Comfortable and Clean!
We had a very lovely stay in this beautiful home. We have rented several other VRBO properties and this has been the cleanest and most comfortable. The Lowe’s were very accommodating to our last minute reservations and made us feel very welcome. Our experience was exactly what we were hoping for—a relaxing few days in a beautiful yet comfortable home in front of a warm fire.
Malia and Frank...
Thank you for the nice review. We enjoyed meeting you both and your darling little boy, Mark. We’re so glad you got to relax, and hopefully made great memories to last a lifetime. And thank you for leaving The Hunt Box so neat and clean! We welcome you back anytime.
All the best,
Karen and Rick
Wonderful stay and great hosts!
This was the perfect spot for my family to gather for the weekend! Loved all the details in the place and greatly appreciated the kitchen staters (eggs, coffee, honey, bread, etc). Karen was amazing to communicate with and that really helped prepping and during our stay. Would love to come back and experience this slice of paradise again:)
We loved our stay at this beautiful Hunt Box! It couldn't have been more comfortable and cozy. We enjoyed every minute of our time there, and will definitely plan a return visit for the next time we come to Middleburg to hunt. Thank you for sharing your beautiful farm with us!
Civil War Battlefields and monuments, Vineyards and Wineries, Wine Tasting Rooms, Historic Plantations and Quaker Villages, old-fashioned Country Stores, Mosby Heritage Area, Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy, Gourmet Food Shops, Shenandoah Valley, Horse Shows and Steeplechase Races