Take an Old Stone Home for a Test Drive

Think you’d love to live in an old stone home? Before you take the plunge, why not book a stay in a vacation rental? There are options – from cozy cottages to mansions — up and down the East Coast. Take your pick this summer and see if the stone home way of life suits your style.


Name: Stone House on Bayberry Lane
Location: Boothbay Harbor region
Best Feature: Proximity to ocean, 75 feet from cottage


Name: Old Stone School Cottage
Location: In the heart of the Berkshires
Best Features: Cozy charm and pastoral views

Rhode Island

Name: Gen. Isaac Peace Rodman House
Location: Minutes to Narragansett beaches
Best Features: Beautiful gardens and pastural Italianate style of circa-1855 mansion

New York

Name: The Stone House 1807
Location: New Paltz
Best Features: 12-acre property with biking/hiking trails and organic farm just down the road.


Name: The Alexander Currens Farmhouse
Location: Southern end of the Gettysburg Battlefield
Best Features: Proximity to attractions (you’re staying on hallowed ground!) and patio with expansive views


Name: Atglen Cottage
Location: Easy drive to local tourist attractions in Lancaster and Chester Counties
Best Feature: Sits on the edge of woodlands with a creek and hiking trails

West Virginia

Name: Oldeststone Farm
Location: Situated on 46 acres of Shenandoah Valley farmland
Best Features: Views and beautiful interior design provided by innkeeper (a former DC designer!)

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