The Loft guest house is the perfect country-style vacation rental getaway.
Just 69 short miles from Washington D.C. and open year-round, The Loft guest house is a beautiful rental destination for a romantic vacation weekend, birthday party, work retreat, baby shower, scout meeting, or fun and relaxation. It can be found at Double H Stable, just North of Front Royal, Va., and once you arrive you'll find yourself in no hurry to leave.
A division of Highlander Horses, Double H Stable is an active horse farm that has provided trail rides, horse boarding, and horse training for over 30 years. It is owned by William Burke, who has been training horses and leading trail rides at the stable for every one of those years. Mr. Burke—whose family has cared for the land for over 50 years—has worked with horses all his life, and one day he realized he had more passion for horses than he did for pursuing his law career. Ever since then, Mr. Burke has always wanted people to bring two things to his stable: the first is enthusiasm; the second, a sense of humor.
Not too long ago, Mr. Burke decided that he wanted to bring the joys of horses, trail rides, and farm life to visitors for a little longer than just one trail ride, and so The Loft was born. He envisioned a rustic vacation rental space that would provide guests with all the looks, sounds, scents, and textures of genuine country living.
Designed by Mr. Burke, The Loft guest house has three beautifully decorated levels which are accessible via its unique spiral staircase. The amazing woodwork throughout comes from the artistry of resident master carpenter, Wayne Kite. All the wood used in The Loft came from the farm itself; wood placed in the burn pile was given new life and made into custom cabinets, trim, doors, and numerous other pieces. Wayne was able to bring Mr. Burke’s vacation rental vision to life, and in the process has become a member of the family. You may be fortunate enough to meet Wayne while you stay with us—he can assist you with anything you may need while you're here.
Of course, we understand that a rental anything isn't just about the looks—it's about the function, too, and The Loft delivers. Amenities include:
- Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, full-size refrigerator and range
- Custom-made coffee bar with Keurig
- A pub area with dart board and custom-made Murphy bar
- 55” flat screen TV with DIRECTV, DVD/Blu-ray player, and Bose surround sound
- Enjoy your favorite novel in our custom-made reading nook with a view of the farm
- Ceiling fans throughout
- A/C and heat
- Full bath with walk-in shower on the upper level; half bath on the lower entry level
- Full-size bed and pull-out sofa with linens
- Laundry room with full-size washer and dryer
Naturally, a horse farm isn't a horse farm without the horses—this is a vacation! You can ride a horse while you’re staying or choose to just look at them from a distance; we can customize your vacation to accommodate a trail ride, whether it’s one of our public rides or your own private experience. And if you want to get into the nitty-gritty of horse care, we can even arrange for you to help with early morning feeding, mucking a stall, or grooming a horse. They don’t take time off for the seasons and neither do we, so it’s all here for you at The Loft and Double H Stable.
If you want to explore the local businesses surrounding The Loft and Double H Stable, there's plenty to do. For a unique dining experience, a great choice would be Nana’s Irish Pub—a little piece of Ireland located in Middletown, VA, fewer than five miles from the farm. It's guaranteed to please your palette, and you may even leave with new friends.
Historic downtown Front Royal has much to offer on Main Street. The Main Street Daily Grind offers the area’s finest coffee and pastries and, on occasion, you may see live the Shenandoah Spirits Bluegrass band. If you're looking for a movie there's Royal Cinemas, and while it may be antique in its age it's state-of-the-art all the way. You can also get dessert from C & C Frozen Treats and have a seat in The Gazebo, where you can people-watch, eat, chat, and take in the joys of Small Town, U.S.A.
All questions concerning rental of The Loft guest house can be answered by Robin Heiden, manager of The Loft. She is the hardest worker on the farm and will be there for you from the time you arrive. Robin is truly a people-person, something you may hear that a lot about others but is a fact when it comes to Robin. She cares about any need or concern you may have during your stay; her goal is to make your vacation experience at The Loft a memorable one.
RATES:Nightly rates from $130 to $150*
*Depending on occupancy and length of stay.
Deposit Required upon reservation
Call (703) 945-0550 for Reservations