Grand rear deck, great room, 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, screened porch, stone pat
- english, spanish, Farsi
About Ali Safayan
I have lifestyle medical practice in NW Washington, DC. My dear friend Gaby owned the barn and I enjoyed many delicious dinners, delightful getaways and spiritual retreats at the barn prior to her untimely death in May 2011 at the age of 50. I purchased and renovated the barn in Gaby's memory, and honor her legacy by continuing to provide the barn as a destination where family and friends can gather for special occasions. The barn is also a unique backdrop for educational, health and spiritual retreats. As a physician one of my many concerns is our reliance on the grid and the damage it is clearing doing to our society. It is for this reason that I DO NOT provide internet, WiFi, cable, TV, radio or anything else which maintains our connection to the grid. The ultimate purpose of the barn is to provide a grid free environment where people can directly reconnect through verbal and visual communication to one another, without electronic interference and misunderstanding.
Ali Safayan purchased this Barn in 2012
Why Ali Safayan chose Knoxville
There are many wonderful properties from which guests can choose but few can match the barn's energy. The barn is a perfect balance of vintage charm and modern convenience. It is easily accessible, located in a private natural setting. It is beautifully appointed, spacious, relaxed, calm, quiet, and clean. When you add the comfortable grand deck, hot tub, infrared sauna and fire pit, guest have little preventing them from creating memories that last a lifetime.
What makes this Barn unique
The barn is centered perfectly among the areas abundant out door activities, historic sites, and points of interest. It is an ideal destination for those wanting to escape the daily pressures of modern life and get off the grid. To that end I DO NOT provide internet, WiFi, cable, TV, radio etc. If these are modern convenience you or your group requires PLEASE DO NOT RENT THE BARN.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
NO shoes worn inside the barn at any time. Hot Tub $150 additional charge per weekend. Infrared Sauna $150 additional charge per weekend.
THE BARN IS ON A SEPTIC SYSTEM TOILETS ARE MEANT FOR HUMAN WASTE AND SPETIC SAFE TOILET PAPER ONLY!
Early arrival at NOON instead of 2 PM, additional charge of $50. Late departure at 2 PM instead of NOON, additional charge of $50.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peaceful and perfect for a large famiky
Quiet, clean, peaceful. Perfect retreat close to the city.
Thank you Bruce. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay!
Wonderful weekend getaway
Our stay at the barn was wonderful! It was the perfect place to house a ladies get together weekend. The common space area (kitchen, dining, and living room) provided a perfect opportunity to spend time together as a group. We would have loved to spend more time than we had available to use the outdoor area-- it was lovely.
The barn was clean and well maintained and Ali was very responsive to my communication. Highly recommend!
Hi Kara, thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure working with you can you group.
All the best. Ali
Charming, cozy, great location
The remodeled barn is such a beautiful space. The kitchen is massive and great for group cooking. The deck with hot tub and lights got a lot of use. It was so convenient to have bathrooms for every bedroom. The house is close to the cute downtown area of Harper Ferry, Harpers Ferry Brewing, many vineyards, and hiking.
I’m so glad you enjoyed your time at the barn! Hopefully we’ll see you again. All the best. Ali
Nice getaway for groups
The barn is a cool place. There's a lot of it under construction, but it doesn't get in the way of the area you have to inhabit. The deck is huge and great place to hang out, especially with the grill and hot tub to take advantage of. The kitchen is also very spacious and nicely done, with plenty of dishes and cookware, etc. I rented the barn for a relaxing bachelor's weekend for 8 people total, and there were beds for everyone and enough space that it never felt cramped. I also had just a quick couple questions for Ali when we first checked in and he responded within minutes of my asking and even called a left me a voicemail while I was at the grocery store picking up some food to grill, so Ali is very attentive and communicative and I really appreciated that! And not having/offering internet is fine, but the cell service is also very bad, so stuff like streaming music may be challenge. Overall a very relaxing weekend in a great area for people who like outdoor things, as you have lots of parks and trails and Harper's Ferry just a few miles away. Thanks Ali for offering your getaway for others to get away too!
I’m so glad your group had a great time at the barn. Thanks for taking good care of it so others can enjoy it as well!
We had 11 women coming in from different parts of the Northeast. The property was easy to get to from DC and Baltimore. The open floor plan and back deck were perfect to mix and mingle and chat. There was plenty of seating and also a great big dining table, where we hosted an inhome chef to feed us dinner. The bathrooms were very nice and there was one for every bedroom. Though the bedrooms were sparsely furnished, the beds were comfy and it suited the purpose of having a lot of people stay comfortably. The kitchen was well equipped and it was nice to have the beds made and plenty of linens, etc. Ali was easy to deal with and answered our questions promptly. He even provided a map which we used to take a hike to Maryland Heights right from the property. If you are looking for a great place to gather, this is it. You have to enjoy the “off the map” aspect... no WiFi, no concierge. But as a quick retreat? Perfect! I can only imagine how cozy it would be in winter!!!
Nicole and her party were wonderful to work with. I’m thrilled they enjoyed their stay and provided me great feedback for my future guests!
Weekend Trip to Local Wineries
This was a perfect weekend getaway for us to visit some of the local wineries. The Barn is beautiful and in a picturesque setting. Plan to return again to explore the area further!
Civil War Battle Field sites and tours
River Trail Outfitters
Horse back riding
Hot air ballooning
Harper's Ferry National Park
Charlestown Casino and horse track