1 hour drive to DC. Perfect for a group going to the Inauguration, but not wanting to overnight in DC. 50 Wooded Acres, bounded by a large Tidal Waterway. Large, quiet home retreat. Two bedrooms available. Large public areas with three couches. Piano, garden, orchard.
Two comfortable, good-sized bedrooms available in a large, clean and sound, but simple house. The house is very roomy and well appointed, with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, baseboard heating and a wood-stove.
The kitchen is very large and great for cooking, with large wooden cutting boards, and all the dishes, pans, utensils, and equipment you could ask for. (Though unfortunately, not a gas stove and oven!)
The living room huge and filled with books, movies, musical instruments, and comfortable furniture. The dining room is large, with a long wooden table and many cabinets. Two full bathroom.
Guests can access the public spaces in the home, (living room, dining room, kitchen, bathrooms, etc.) Also, if they play gently, they can use the piano and other instruments. They can walk in the 50 acres or deeply wooded land on the property.
The host will be unavailable on site, though might be away on errands as needed.
There is high-speed, wireless internet throughout the house.
Also, while the house is well appointed. The woods are home to countless deer, foxes, raccoons, opossums, turtles, frogs (loud ones), snakes, otters, bugs, and other wild animals.
Nanjemoy is a Birder's Paradise. The place is filled with Owls, Eagles, Osprey, Bluebirds, Woodpeckers, Great Blue Herons, and on and on (URL HIDDEN)
There are many thousands of acres of protected natural lands in Nanjemoy, including nearby parks along the Potomac River. Our 50 acres borders hundreds of such protected acres.
Being out of town, the clear night's sky is jammed packed with countless stars. And there is an astronomy observatory at the nearby Nanjemoy Environmental Education Center.
Mostly we want people to be safe, and to have a great time. However there are several specific rules to note:
Be safe: that means be careful about sunburn, biting bugs, snakes, or if you see any stray dogs. Never try to catch or feed any wild animals.
Firearms are prohibited on the property.
Also, don't use any kitchen utensils you don't have expertise with. If you need help in the kitchen, ask the host.
Also please be polite to our neighbors - no very loud music.
There is no smoking in the house, however we have virtually unending land where smokers may walk at their leisure.
No damaging the home or furniture.
No playing rough on the musical instruments (subject to the host's judgment.)
Two bedrooms and one of the bathrooms are off limits.
No using power tools on the facility.
The basement is off limits (and will be locked.)
Only use the boats with floatation devices. We can help you with those if needed.