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
New Paltz, New York
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
This expansive farmhouse is situated on a immaculate 50-acre working horse farm
Vacation Stay in the Shenandoah Valley
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
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!
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
Boothbay Harbor region
Proximity to ocean, 75 feet from cottage
Name: Old Stone School Cottage
In the heart of the Berkshires
Cozy charm and pastoral views
Name: Gen. Isaac Peace Rodman House
Minutes to Narragansett beaches
Beautiful gardens and pastural Italianate style of circa-1855 mansion
Name: The Stone House 1807
12-acre property with biking/hiking trails and organic farm just down the road.
Name: The Alexander Currens Farmhouse
Southern end of the Gettysburg Battlefield
Proximity to attractions (you’re staying on hallowed ground!) and patio with expansive views
Name: Atglen Cottage
Easy drive to local tourist attractions in Lancaster and Chester Counties
Sits on the edge of woodlands with a creek and hiking trails
Name: Oldeststone Farm
Situated on 46 acres of Shenandoah Valley farmland
Views and beautiful interior design provided by innkeeper (a former DC designer!)