Farm stays and cabin getaways near DC

From waterfront cabin getaways to farm house vacation stays, plenty of adventure in nature awaits just a short distance from Washington, D.C. See what’s in store for you  when you go Yonder...


Twice as nice: Two waterfront cabin getaways in nature less than two hours  from Washington, D.C.

Vacay Away has 10 different cabins and lodges throughout Virginia. Below are the two closest to the District. 

Tucked into Maurertown, an hour and a half from central Washington, D.C., Lazy Bear Lodge welcomes 17 adult guests. Spacious inside and outside, this gorgeous log cabin has everything you need: a large fire pit, hot tub and waterfront lot. You’ll likely mistake its oversized yard for a park, seeing how it’s got a sand volleyball net and plenty of room for games you bring. And it’s all surrounded by mountains and nature.

The five-bedroom home, located in a serene, secluded area, is ready to be filled with all the boisterous fun you’ve got. The property is surrounded by the Shenandoah River, and open for you to enjoy kayaking, tubing and fishing all year long.

The rustic-inspired Lazy Bear Lodge contains all the modern amenities you’ll need. If you yearn to get out in the wider wild, head to nearby Kepler Overlook Trailhead or the Wolf Gap Recreation Area. The cabin also is minutes from Massanutten resort and multiple wineries. A jaunt into Maurertown will bring you to the North Mountain Vineyard and Winery and local breweries. And just eight miles away is Woodstock for more brewhouses, dining, shopping and exploration. At the Woodstock Tower Observation Site you’ll be treated to 360-degree views of the entire area, including all the twists and turns of the Shenandoah. 

The Riverfront Hideaway, which shines from recent updates and modern amenities throughout, is located south of Maurertown in Shenandoah, about two hours away from Washington. This cozy, secluded spot is hot — with a fire pit and a hot tub — and holds 14 adult guests. Like its name says, Riverfront Hideaway sits on a secluded stretch of Shenandoah riverfront. With adirondack chairs on double decks (one of which overlooks the river), a dock and stairs that lead directly to the waterfront, and a stockpile of tubes and kayaks at your disposal, you may find yourself taking naps  under the sun, or taking up the local watersports. If you ever get bored of lazing on the river, take a quick trip to Massanutten resort and wineries galore.

Book 2x the fun at these waterfront cabins on the Shenandoah near Washington, D.C.

Take in a wide view of relaxation in this Harper’s Ferry, WV,  lakefront cabin escape

Once you check into the rustic-meets-modern 931 Lakeside in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, you may not want to leave. The cozy log cabin brings the outside in with floor-to-roof windows facing tall trees and a private 55-acre lake you barely have to walk to.

One hour and 15 minutes from Washington, D.C., this cabin getaway in nature welcomes 10 adult guests to do as little or as much as their mood suggests. Some possibilities include enjoying the lake views while snuggling near a roaring fire, or soaking in the quiet surrounds of the Blue Ridge Mountains in any season in the outdoor hot tub. Relax your way to an appetite then grill on the floating dock. Raft, tube or hike to your heart’s content. Hide from the insects while you let all their sounds find you in the screened-in porch. Sleep in or wake with the sun and explore the Appalachian Trail just a couple miles away. Or try your hand at the Charles Town casino and races or head into historic Harpers Ferry; each is just 15 or 20 minutes away by car.

If, in the midst of all this, you need to jump online, 931 Lakeside has got you covered. You can depend on wifi reliable enough for regular video conferencing. 

Harper’s Ferry, the place this cabin hideaway calls home, is also accessible by train from the District.

Book this lakefront log cabin vacation jewel in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia 

Hike to your happy place from Chesley Creek Farm’s Log House getaway

Fall into serenity at Chesley Creek Farm in Dyke, Virginia. Two hours from Washington, D.C Chesley Creek Farm hosts five different cabins, four of which accommodate two guests (perfect for a romantic getaway). The Log House, however, welcomes six adult guests to unwind in beautiful seclusion and comfort. 

In any season, the well-appointed Log House (and its sister cabins) are surrounded by iconic Blue Ridge Mountains that will draw you into forested hiking trails and to out-of-this-world views you may never forget. Popular trails of Shenandoah, such as Hightop Peak Loop, are 20 minutes away.

Relax post-hike and into the evening by grilling, eating and enjoying life on the deck of your cabin. And enjoy anytime your fully equipped kitchens, with gas range, microwave and refrigerator/freezer. Your cabinets will be fully stocked as well with dishes, utensils, towels and linens. Luxuriate on the large deck or in the big bathroom equipped with shower and two-person Jacuzzi tub. If an indoor soak isn’t enough for you, suit up and head to the swimming pool during the season.

Want to check out the scenery away from your cabin getaway? Head to nearby wineries, including Kilaurwen Winery and Moss Winery.

With Chesley Creek Farm’s hiking trails, and mountain and valley vistas at your doorstep, you likely won’t notice there’s no wifi in the cabins. 

Book this forest cabin and see the (Blue Ridge) mountains through the trees 

Find creature comforts and much more at this boutique B&B built on a dream in West Point, VA

Cozy Cottage at Grateful Meadows Sanctuary - West Point, Virginia is the tiny house cabin plucked right out of Steward Johnathan’s dreams. Cute and picturesque, but big in comfort and huge for Instragrammable pictures, Cozy Cottage welcomes two adult guests for a private, plant-based B&B experience.

Cozy Cottage is nestled inside Grateful Meadows, a non-profit animal sanctuary and boutique B&B, which explains the residents — Winnie the potbelly piggie, Baelyn the pup, Lucia the rooster and the sanctuary’s two newest rescues, donkeys. Every stay at Cozy Cottage includes a sanctuary tour and a lovely plant-based breakfast. It’s likely you’ll catch sunsets over the meadow and concerts from the forest creatures as well.

The cottage, which overlooks the sanctuary’s donkey pasture, is built for calm, with subtle design elements urging you to go with the flow. Steward Jonathan encourages you to relax and refresh in the cottage’s hot tub and saltwater pool, whose edges curve, and where the top of the surrounding wood fence may lull you as it’s cut to look like an undulating wave. Socializing comes easy at Cozy Cottage, wherever you find yourself — from living room to  game room with pool table, lounge, kitchen and outdoor areas.

Grateful Meadows was born in the summer of 2017, with the purchase of Steward Jonathan’s dream property that he calls a “vegan’s wooded wonderland.” His aim is to make every stay peaceful and cruelty-free, from the shampoos to the bedding. He uses locally made and organic products whenever possible, including Cozy Pure queen mattresses. 

Catch up to the world around you with cabin wifi, or head out to the York River or the nearby Wahrani Nature Trail and York River State Park. Or switch gears and check out Robert's Track and Trail, a motocross track.

Located three hours south from Washington D.C., this straight-from-a-fairytale cabin is the quintessential nature getaway for couples seeking romance and a breath of fresh air.

Cozy up to tranquility in this B&B among the trees in West Point, Virginia  


In the heart of Shenandoah wine country, this eco-friendly farm stay near Washington, D.C., minds the bees

Blue Hill Farms, Millwood, Virginia, is a 12-guest kid- and pet-friendly eco-centered farm stay just an hour outside Washington, D.C. If your party’s even larger, an additional cottage next to the main house can be rented separately.


At Blue Hill Farm, you’ll find yourself in the center of 36 gorgeous acres of gently rolling blue hills, babbling rivers and hidden caverns of Shenandoah Wine Valley. Your biggest neighbor: the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Farm, built in 1895, has been restored to a working farm. 

The farm’s eco-friendly nature is evident everywhere you go on the property. A walk will show you the bee apiary, chicken coop, and always-expanding gardens whose pride is heirloom vegetables and medicinal herbs. Go ahead — eat from the garden and gather eggs! The farm uses sustainable, organic products, including banana peels and coffee grounds as natural fertilizers. Rain harvesting and Subpod-composting are practiced.

Just as much thought and care go into the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home itself! Its features include a wraparound porch and large deck for whatever your party wants to do or not do in the middle of nature. Sink into the 8-person hot tub, station yourself at one of the multiple outdoor grills and when everyone’s had their fill, swarm around the large fire pit. When the sun drops, be sure to look up, as the rural Virginia countryside is pollution-free and full of stars.

From the farm you can access the hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails that cross the Shenandoah River and Shenandoah National Park, including a 101-mile section of the  Appalachian Trail.

History buffs will appreciate many nearby historic sites, including the Cedar Creek Battlefield. Those who prefer present-day action can take a scenic drive along the winding Skyline Drive or head to the Orland E. White Arboretum anytime from dawn to dusk. 

If award-winning wineries, breweries, and locally-owned restaurants are to your taste, you’re in luck. Head into town and take a bite out of the food scene, including farmer's markets and roadside produce stands. 

Book Blue Hills Farms and roll with the good times in Millwood, Virginia

Relax in a big way with mini horses at this farmhouse getaway near Washington, D.C.

Once you experience the family-owned and -operated 1760's Farm Guest House in Manheim, Pennsylvania, wild horses won’t be able to keep you away. Actually, they’re mini horses, and they are as adorable as they sound.

Located 30 minutes from Hershey Chocolate and Hershey Park and 10 minutes from Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve, 1760’s Farm Guest House finds itself happily in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch Country and invites you and five of your favorite people, including kids, to join them. So load up the car and head 2.5 hours north from Washington D.C. for a farm stay the family won’t forget.

A big attraction on the farm — the Meet the Mini Horses activity — lets you pet and groom the resident creatures. Complimentary with every stay, the activity pleases guests of every age. While you out in the pasture, don’t be surprised if you have the urge to roam, play and enjoy the sun and fresh breezes.


Once you’re settled in, explore the 70-acre farm, which was a working dairy farm until 2003. In late 2017 Stewards Deb and Jeff completed two chicken houses for their 40,000 laying hens, whose eggs are sold to a local company. The farm grows corn and soybeans, raises grass-fed beef cattle, Scottish Highlanders and Texas Longhorns. If you’d like to feed the animals, just ask. You’ll also discover in your meanderings the farm’s goats, rabbits, cats and dog. Feel free to frolic. Ever wonder what beef cattle do all day in the meadow? Go see… Or try your hand at milking the Farm’s Jersey cow. Once you finish your farm “work,” find your way to the Horse swing, or fish at a nearby pond, or practice the art of relaxation with a picnic in a pretty spot or a stroll through the gardens. Find an arch of trees and have an adventure in reading, or savor the day with a fiery Lancaster County sunset.

The littlest visitors to the Farm are welcome to enjoy a barrel train ride – contact your Stewards to make arrangements. Wifi available.

This farm stay retreat is 20 minutes from Lancaster and offers easy access to Spooky Nook, Sight and Sound, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, and more.

Find big pleasure and mini horses in this nature getaway near Washington, D.C. 

Contemporary farmhouse stay is a launchpad into history near Washington, D.C.

Less than an hour from Washington, D.C., the affordable and kid-friendly Proper Hill Farmhouse in Frederick, Maryland, has more than enough solitude and fresh air to make your nature escape complete. Whether you choose to enjoy the peace and quiet of farm life in the comfort of Proper Hill Farmhouse’ ready-to-make-any-meal kitchen, on one of its many porches, or on a hike along its one-mile gravel driveway, Stewards K and K hope you’ll take in the beautiful view of the farm’s 150 crop acres.

Proper Hill is more than a farm stay; it’s a launch pad for adventure. A short distance away you can hike the Monocacy Battlefield and enjoy river views. Three miles away from the Farm’s solitude is downtown Frederick with its mountain views, 40-block historic district and many museums, including the immersive National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Also near are local wineries, restaurants and breweries. The Farm is wifi-equipped.  

Come for the farm stay getaway in nature. Stay for the adventure in Frederick, Maryland.

Explore Yonder to find the perfect cabin getaway and farm stay getaways near Washington, D.C., and beyond

We get it — your vacation in nature would feel incomplete without an abundance of fresh air and earth. Whether you crave the dappled beauty of sun through the trees or you want to relish the simple joys of classic farm life, Yonder has the perfect rental to help you unwind and immerse yourself in nature. Explore our diverse overnight accommodations and activities to find your perfect fit.