Bed & Breakfast, Wedding & Event Site
The Shepherd’s Cottage
Enjoy a weekend or a full “Farmstay” vacation at the 3-bedroom Shepherd’s Cottage on one of Loudoun’s oldest and loveliest farms, located just a half-mile from the Potomac River. WeatherLea Farm dates from the mid-18th century and witnessed extensive Civil War action. The farm has been permanently protected from development and division by a conservation easement held by the Land Trust of Virginia.
Owner: Pamela Lane Baldwin
Address: 39595 Weatherlea Farm Lane, Lovettsville, Virginia 20180
Nearest towns: Lovettsville, VA and Brunswick, MD (just across the Potomac)
Nearby sightseeing amenities: Potomac River, C&O Canal Towpath (we have many bicyclists as guests!); Brunswick Railroad Museum; Antietam Battlefield, Harper’s Ferry, Museum of Civil War Medicine and Monocacy Battlefield (Frederick, MD) and many more.
Loudoun County Wineries: Over 30 to choose for your visit! Among the closest are Hiddencroft, Hillsborough, Walsh Family Wine (the winery that makes wine from our grapes), and Sunset Hills, to name just a few.
Price: $175/night (November-April); $190 (May-October), subject to 6% Virginia sales tax and 7% Loudoun County Transient Occupancy Tax.
See our listing on HomeAway/VRBO #653404, where guests can book directly. Also available through TripAdvisor and Airbnb.
Special Events: WeatherLea Farm is an outstanding wedding and event venue, hosting up to 150 guests in our well-appointed 19th century red barn. Numerous outdoor locations on the property, including two gazebos and spectacular views, also provide beauty for weddings and other events. Occasional barn dances, dinners and other events are held in the big red barn, usually in collaboration with local organizations and/or farm-to-table restaurants.
Check-In time: 3:00 PM; check-out time: 10:00 AM
Number of bedrooms: 3 – one queen, one double, one twin-trundle (especially suitable for children).
Total sleeping capacity: 6
Other amenities: Full bath, full kitchen, breakfast nook, exterior deck with tables and chairs, gas grill, picnic tables. Washer and dryer, TV/VCR in reliable internet connection. Guests may enjoy visiting with our animals, which include the resident Border Collie, a flock of Romney sheep and two horses.
Dining: Ample supplies of breakfast foods are provided for guests, who may also use the kitchen to prepare additional meals. Interior dining table seats 6.
Handicapped accessibility: The Shepherd’s Cottage requires one step up at the entry, and one step down to the kitchen and bathroom; as such, it is not officially accessible, but wheelchair users with companions have found it manageable on numerous occasions.
Guests’ pets allowed: No