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Stoney Creek Farm

16 Nov

Sometimes this die hard city girl needs a nature break. It is extremely rare, but every now and again I crave fresh air, a good hiking trail and a farm animal thrown in for good measure. If I can get all of this and a claw foot bathtub then even better. Luckily I was able to tap into my inner country gal at Stoney Creek Farm – a gorgeous bed and breakfast an hour west from DC.

A horse at Stoney Creek Farm

I was looking for a great bed and breakfast nearby to go with my boyfriend, but so many places looked like they were decorated by Laura Ashley’s grandmother. Seriously, what is with matching cabbage rose printed wallpaper, drapes and bedding – is this a prerequisite for opening a B&B?

Stoney Creek Farm is the antithesis of chabby chic – it was modern and rustic. The proprietors are a brother and sister duo who are super helpful, make great breakfasts (caramelized banana french toast – yum!) but otherwise stayed out of our hair and let us enjoy our weekend.

During our stay we went to Antietam National Battlefield, the site bloodiest one day battle in American history, and also hiked in Cactoctin Mountain Park.

One of many memorials at Antietam

Burnside's Bridge where the Confederacy and Union armies clashed

Nearby cornfield

We had great weather the whole weekend and it was wonderful to escape the city, peep some changing leaves and get outside. The entire experience has me thinking that I might need to go country a little more often.

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