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Greener Pastures Family Farm

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· Keedysville, Maryland
10 acres
3 sites
3 Lodging
As only the third owner of this farm since the late 1700's, we have only just begun to scratch the surface its historical significance. Once a functioning Mable Quarry, best known for supplying the marble used to construct the Washington Monument in Washington DC, the areas around Greener Pastures are a well-known destination for outdoor adventurers and history buffs nationwide. The Big House is a German style Farmhouse that dates back to 1850. The Big House is accompanied by the Creekside Farm Cottage and Barn. The Barn, as most in the area served as a hospital during and after the Civil War. The original summer kitchen/smokhouse on property has been converted to a boho style tiny house and an area of the pastures boosts a yurt tent that is climate controlled and sits alongside Little Antietam Creek with perfect views of South Mountain. Today, Greener Pastures is a sought after farm stay experience and events venue that hosts weddings and gatherings of all types year round in addition to overnight guests in the Tiny StoneHouse, Big Red Barn, Creekside Cottage and Big House. The Big Red Barn is the heart of the farm with its beautiful window views of the surrounding mountains and expansive space for an overnight stay or the event of your dreams! In 1972, the farm's previous owners renovated the two parts of the main farm house and added a large third addition. They also took care to strengthen the walls of the original summer kitchen/smokehouse (Tiny StoneHouse) and foundation of the 200+ year old barn then added the three-bay garage to the barn. Over the years, the land has hosted livestock of every kind - cows, pigs, goats, chickens, and horses. At present, we are in the process of adding more and more livestock back onto the property, with the goal of making it 100% self-sustaining! Right now we loving care for our small herd of Red Angus Cows, 3 goats and 4 working barn cats. Chickens will round out our animal family this coming spring.
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Keedysville, Maryland, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jacqueline & Eric D.Joined in March 2020
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34 ratings · 32 reviews
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Jennifer K.recommends
January 16, 2023
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
Weekend Getaway
I had the best birthday weekend getaway at the Tiny House!! It was such a cozy cute stay on their family farm. I would 10/10 recommend and definitely plan on coming back. I even got to meet Eric and tag along on a little tour he was giving his neighbors. It was super interesting to listen to the history of the property and some bonus stories as well! You can tell that Jacqueline and Eric put a lot of love into this place and that's what makes it so magical ✨ Thank you for creating such a beautiful place to explore and relax, you guys rock!!
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Annie A.recommends
November 30, 2022
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
Amazing place!
We had a great time! My husband and I and our 7yo had so much fun at the farm and the barn is amazing. I must say: I’m not a happy camper haha. But the barn was too interesting! I am a hardware and building nerd, and the barn did not disappoint. The comforts were well beyond straight up camping. Coffee, fridge, and the supply set up for the grill and fire pit were solid! And it was the largest, cleanest, and most pleasant port a pottie I have ever experienced lol. The lighting and furnishings were fantastic and the games… the games!! We arrived on thanksgiving day and Jacqueline and Eric were kind enough to let us host a family meal so our folks came up from DC for a few hours. Highly recommended checking with them about the beef from their farm available for purchase. The NY strips were gorgeous. The second night there were two other families staying in different parts of the property with kids around the same age and it was lucky timing for us that they could run around together. The goats and cows were another highlight. Very friendly and hilarious. I will say that being there in late November is cold and the wind kicks up too. I was a little worried until we got in the beds and turned on the mattress warmers… so comfy and we all slept great. The listing description has all of the info so we were prepared. Exceeded expectations and a really fun and unique experience! Thank you!!!
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Patrick C.recommends
November 27, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
Jacqueline and Eric are very friendly and responsive. Everything was advertised and amenities, directions and expectations were all very clear. It's cute and cozy and the fire pit and grill made cooking easy. Saw the goats, other glampers were friendly, great location for hiking near Harper's Ferry. All in all a great place to stay!
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Caitlin J.recommends
November 23, 2022
YurtTentGlamp w/Cows/NearSkiingHeat
A great stay! The yurt was adorable and the farm/animals were the perfect way to start the morning.
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Sara G.recommends
November 12, 2022
YurtTentGlamp w/Cows/NearSkiingHeat
Loved waking up to the sound of the babbling brook, and we stayed warm and dry during a rainstorm. The bed was very comfortable, and the goats and cows were very laid back!
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Meg G.recommends
November 8, 2022
YurtTentGlamp w/Cows/NearSkiingHeat
Excellent check in and quick response to questions. Fun location and great amenities! Thanks for a fun weekend!
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Madi D.recommends
October 18, 2022
YurtTentGlamp w/Cows/NearSkiingHeat
Yurt getaway (with cows)
Such a gorgeous plot with the friendliest hosts! Highly recommend the creek side yurt. The cows were such lovely company (and kept their distance), and the goats were fun entertainment! 10/10 will be back <3
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Kelly D.recommends
September 27, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
Glamping at its finest!
The tiny stone house was a cozy, quiet getaway for a long relaxing weekend. We enjoyed the comfy loft bed, the fire pit, friendly cats and convenient location which was close to fantastic hikes, historical adventures, and tasty food options. Camping was our original plan but it sure was nice to have a shower and a fridge at the end of the day.
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Ionela B.recommends
September 18, 2022
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
Barn days
I loved the idea of sleeping overnight in a barn that combined both the concept of the barn with the one of a space completely equiped to fulfill all the needs one could have while on vacation. The space was so neat and clean and DREAMY!! I completely fell in love with it, the way it looked at sunset and the way it looked at sunrise too, how the light was seeping though the planks and lighting the space up in gold light! I enjoyed the games they provided and i was over myself with the foosball table which i didn't expect. My friends enjoyed the xbox games and the outside firepit and grill more than i expected them too. Everything was over our expectations and the only thing i feel sorry about is that i couldn't stay there longer! Thank you Jackie and Eric! You were great hosts and responded fast to our requests! You're doing a great job, so keep it up! =)))
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Julia W.recommends
August 9, 2022
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
The barn was beautiful! A unique experience that I will always remember. The space was thoughtfully set out with lots of space, things to do, and little touches to make the stay comfortable.
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Sarah L.recommends
July 27, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
Lovely place to stay!
The stone cabin was perfect, cozy, and comfortable, and the atmosphere on the property was lovely and peaceful. We will definitely be booking again soon!
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Jennifer S.recommends
June 28, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
Great Glamp!
My husband and I enjoyed our time in the tiny stone house. The house itself was very comfortable and the facilities were clean. The bed was comfy cozy. I should mention, the shower had very low pressure. I have lots of hair and I wouldn't even attempt to wash it in that shower. It wasn't a big deal for me because I don't wash my hair daily and we didn't do any strenuous hiking or outdoorsy stuff. I simply offer this as practical info for your trip planning. Enjoy!
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Jessica L.recommends
June 8, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
My sister and I had a great time here! The place had some really nice amenities (mini fridge, shower, Roku TV, etc) and had the cutest decor inside (our favorite part)! We also loved hanging out with the cats and were planning to meet the goats but unfortunately ran out of time (next time though for sure). Jacqueline and Eric were also really friendly and accessible hosts! They were really communicative which made it easy on us! Will definitely be returning to this site!
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Zachary E.recommends
May 31, 2022
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
Awesome experience, great venue
We booked this site for a club reunion and we were beyond pleased with how everything turned out. We had a larger group of a little les than 20 people, Jacqueline and Eric set up an additional camping space in a more remote field in addition to the barn space. they went above and beyond by building us a new fire pit, printing out maps for us of the property, and bringing wood down to the field for us. Given the larger group there were two moments where the hosts had to bring some minor concerns to our attention but they did so graciously and they were very understanding. The space itself was great for what we needed. The charcoal grill and barn space were perfect for accommodating some members who didn’t have tents and for storing and prepping our food. The back field was nice and private and the bonfire pit was a much appreciated addition. In planning the event the hosts were very communicative and accommodating to our needs which we greatly appreciated. The space is also close to fun hiking and tubing locations. I would definitely recommend this venue for reunion and group events.
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Amy M.
May 24, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
We had a nice peaceful time at this beautiful spot. The location is really wonderful and accessible, especially for visiting Harper’s Ferry and Antietam. The hosts were very quick to respond to questions and the tiny stone house was comfortable and thoughtfully stocked. We really enjoyed hanging out with coffee on our little deck! My daughter and I chose to sleep on the sofa bed since the ladder to the loft was a struggle for my middle-aged self to climb, and unless we were missing something the loft and the sofa bed can’t be used simultaneously without trapping someone in the loft. The sofa bed was super comfortable though and we slept fine. The only small issue I had with our stay was with the “facilities” - The porta-potty was reasonably clean but definitely could have benefitted from an extra service after the weekend. And I think the outdoor shower may have been having some technical issues but the hosts did try to help us sort them out. Overall, I loved the farm and the beautiful pasture view!
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Evan B.recommends
May 1, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
Rustic and snuggly!
What a romantic little spot. We came with our two kids, who loved the tire swing, trampoline, goats, and cows. It was the perfect blend of rustic cooking over a wood fire and watching the sunset with a warm bed to cuddle into. And you should checkout the barn and yurt as other options on the farm!
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Erik D.recommends
April 18, 2022
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
Just an incredible experience staying in a civil war era Barn since we were down to see Gettysburg. Give it five stars excellent hosts and excellent amenities...
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Eliza F.recommends
April 4, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
Cozy, quiet, happy little place!
The space is so cozy and everything I needed to hide from the world for a little while! It was incredibly quiet (outside of the occasional comment from a nearby cow), even though there were some other people staying on other parts of the property. Keep in mind the toilet is not inside the space, but it was very clean and well-lit at night. Jacqueline's instructions were great, and she was very responsive when I needed help with something, even though it was late.
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Noah S.recommends
March 13, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
A very cozy getaway
I rented this tiny house for one night for the two of us in mid march and loved it! It was so cute, with a pretty spacious loft on the top and a couch and living space on the bottom. We were planning on hiking around the area but it ended up snowing when we came, so we explored the neighboring town and played some of the games we found in the house. Overall we loved it, and they were great hosts-they gave us cutlery and things to eat with, and the bed was even made! If you are renting in the winter months be forewarned that this rental does have a rather strict cancelation policy, which makes sense since they put a lot of effort into getting it ready for us. But other than that, I absolutely recommend it, and might be coming back!
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Cecilia F.recommends
March 3, 2022
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
it was an absolutely beautiful stay! there are cows and goats to feed and they have all the amenities you could need! it was a lovely getaway for my one year anniversary and it was so romantic peaceful and absolutely a wonderful time. jacqueline and eric take time out of their day to make sure you’re having a comfy stay. we will definitely be coming back!!
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Dominique E.recommends
February 18, 2022
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
Loved the house and the hosts were very responsive !! Definitely coming back
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Jessica P.recommends
November 23, 2021
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
What a Gem!
What a gem! This tiny house is absolutely adorable! The hosts have really put their love into this pint sized place. ❤️ If you are thinking about booking… do it! It is just lovely. My husband and I stayed at the Tiny Stone House with our two girls for two nights. During the day time hours we enjoyed some of the gorgeous scenery in the area. As the chill of night set in… the Tiny House was the perfect place to cozy up. We highly recommend.
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Jessica P.recommends
November 12, 2021
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
We had a great time glamping at the Big Red barn! The bed was comfortable and the extra touches really added to the rustic atmosphere. It was quite lovely. Our family of four stayed two nights and would definitely recommend. The hosts responded quickly to any questions and were very pleasant to correspond with.
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Aaron L.recommends
November 8, 2021
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
The barn is setup in a very thoughtful way with a dedicated lounge area separate from the sleeping area, nice amenities, and great lighting. The sleeping area includes a queen size bed with a really nice dual zone adjustable heated pad that really came in handy for the cool weather during our trip. Be sure to bring water, but the Hosts did provide some water for your trip should you run out. The bathroom is only a short walk away, and impeccably clean. This listing is very conveniently located a short drive from Frederick, MD, and an even shorter drive to Harper's Ferry or the Annapolis Rock / Black Rock Cliff Trailhead. Jacqueline and Eric are very communicative and available should you need them!
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Michael H.recommends
October 31, 2021
TinyHouse Glamp FirePit/NearSkiing
The TinySoneHouse was awesome! Very true to the pictures and description. The hosts were very responsive and accommodating. We would definitely highly recommend!
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Raeann P.recommends
October 4, 2021
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
More than expected. Very spacious. Loved playing with the cat and feeding all the goats!!!! Peaceful area. They provided more than enough supplies to have a comfortable and fun stay
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Tyler D.recommends
September 25, 2021
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
Wonderful Relaxation
Staying in the big red barn was absolutely fantastic! Frankly, we didn't know what to expect, but after a night on the AT sleeping outside the Ed Garvey shelter, the warm shower was all we really needed. To make it even better, towels, shampoo, conditioner, and some of the most refreshing soap was there for us to use! The firepit was perfectly set up, and there was even kindling to ensure we could get started fast. The brochures in the welcome book quickly lead us to an italian restaurant more than willing to deliver. In the morning we even got to visit a cute goat behind the barn. Would highly recommend!
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Nicole B.recommends
August 12, 2021
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
We had a wonderful time in the Big Red Barn. Our children, 8 and 11, loved the novelty of sleeping in a barn and interacting with the goats and cows. It was beautifully decorated and comfortable. The accommodations were everything that we needed for a one night stay, though the lack of running water may have been an issue if we planned to stay longer. It would have been helpful to have a more welcoming outdoor seating area by the barn, but the fire pit area was a great place to play a card game.
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Damon K.recommends
July 28, 2021
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
The kids had a great time and thought sleeping in a barn was so cool! The hosts were very friendly and had everything we needed for a great experience!
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Vita K.recommends
June 29, 2021
BigRedBarn FirePit/CloseToSkiing
So cool
This place is a dream. Loved staying here, I extended my 1 night stay to 2 nights. The barn has massive doors you can swing wide open to extend your living space. Definitely one of the highlights! Such a cool experience sleeping in a barn surrounded by hay. (It felt very clean inside!) I made a campfire, roasted marshmallows, reflected on life, took evening strolls in the countryside and listened to music. Got my much needed rest. 5 stars,
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