The perfect get-away for those looking to slow down, escape the city and enjoy life in the country.
The Loft is a beautiful destination for a romantic week-end, birthday party, work retreat, baby shower, scout meeting or fun and relaxation. We are only 69 miles from Washington D.C., and open all year round…horses don’t take time off for the seasons and neither do we.
The Loft is at Double H Stable, just North of Front Royal, Va. Double H Stable, a division of Highlander Horses, is an active horse farm that has provided trail rides, boarding, and horse training for over 30 years. The Stable is owned by William Burke. The farm which The Loft is on, has been owned by The Burke family for over 50 years.
Mr. Burke has worked with horses all his life. He realized, he had more passion for horses than pursing his law career. He has been training horses and leading trail rides at Double H Stable for all of those 30 years. Mr. Burke always wants people to bring 2 things to his stable. The first one is enthusiasm, breathing counts, and the second one is a sense of humor.
When you arrive at The Loft, you might never want to leave. The Loft has 3 levels which you will access from its unique spiral staircase. Amenities included are:
- 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’s Bar
- 55” flat screen TV with DIRECTV, DVD/Blu Ray, Bose Surround Sound
- Enjoy reading your favorite novel in our Custom-made Reading Nook with a view of the farm
- Ceiling Fans throughout
- AC and Heat
- Full bath with walk-in shower on the upper level and a ½ bath on the lower entry level
- Full size bed and pull out sofa with linens
- Laundry room with full size washer and dryer
The amazing woodwork throughout The Loft comes through the artistry of Resident Master Carpenter, Wayne Kite. Wayne was able to bring Mr. Burke’s vision to life and in the process, has become a member of the family. 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 many other things. You may be fortunate enough to meet Wayne while you stay with us…he can assist you with anything you may need while you are here.
If you want to explore the surrounding area around The Loft, there is plenty to do. If you are looking for a unique dining experience, Nana’s Irish Pub, located in Middletown, VA would be a great choice. It’s a little piece of Ireland less than 5 miles from the farm, guaranteed to please your palette and you may leave with new friends.
Historic 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. While on your walk down Main Street, you will find C & C Frozen Treats and, Royal Cinemas. The movie house, while it may be antique in its age, is state-of-the-art all the way. Downtown Front Royal will not disappoint…check out Main Street and have a seat under The Gazebo where you can people watch or eat your lunch, chat and take in the joy of small town USA.
You can ride a horse while you’re here or choose to just look at them from a distance. We can customize your stay to accommodate a trail ride, whether it’s one of our public rides or your own private trail ride. Helping to do the early morning feeding, muck a stall or groom a horse. It’s all here for you at The Loft and Double H Stable.
All questions concerning The Loft can be answered by Robin Heiden, Manager of The Loft. She is truly the hardest worker on the farm and will be there for you from the time you arrive. Robin is truly a people person. You may hear that a lot, but Robin cares about any need or concern you may have during your stay with us. Her goal is to make your 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