Must-Stay Summer Vacation Retreats


At last summer is officially here! Have you hammered down your vacation plans? Or do you prefer to wing it and escape for spur-of-the-moment adventures? Either way, you’ll love this round-up of old stone vacation homes and cottages. If your travels take you to New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia or Ohio this summer, you’re in luck!

French Huguenot-Style Farmhouse


Location: New Paltz, New York
Age: 1796
Best feature: The historic four-bedroom home is bordered by 6,400 acres of the forests, streams and lakes of the Mohonk Preserve, designated by the Nature Conservancy as one of the “Earth’s Last Great Places.”

Horse Farm in Lancaster County Amish Country


Location: Providence, Pennsylvania
Age: Circa 1850
Best feature:  This expansive farmhouse is situated on a immaculate 50-acre working horse farm.

Vacation Stay in the Shenandoah Valley


Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 1780
Best feature: This stately home’s two-foot-thick walls and period furnishings make you feel far away from life’s hustle and bustle.

Stone Schoolhouse Near a Scenic River

stone schoolhouse in Ohio
Location: Delaware, Ohio
Age: Circa 1800s
Best Feature: This cozy cabin is situated in the Olentangy Scenic River corridor and is surrounded by the Seymour Woods Nature Preserve. A picture-perfect romantic getaway!

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