Overview of main living areaLibrary on second level
Barn Apt on Tranquil Historic Farm--Amazing Views
Hosted by Ron And Jill
Ron And Jill is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
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Beautiful, spacious loft-style apartment in barn on historic farm 25 miles northwest of Baltimore. Quiet, lovely, and peaceful, surrounded on all sides by farmland in conservation. Perfect for a relaxing, tranquil getaway, but within easy commute to Baltimore metro area.

The space

A spacious loft style apartment with a large open living room, dining area & kitchen on the first level. Wood burning stove in LR, with wood provided by the hosts. Radiant heat on first floor and 2 ceiling fans. Modern kitchen with stainless stove, fridge, and dishwasher -- but no garbage disposal, as we're on a septic system. Small bathroom with clawfoot tub and stackable W&D on first floor. Library in 2nd floor loft area.
Bedroom with antique double bed and 1/2 bath on 3rd floor. Bedroom has wall unit AC.
There is a small balcony overlooking a walled flower garden.

Guest access

Guests will have the barn apt to themselves. They are free to roam the property, excepting farmhouse (where owners live) and closed bldgs.

Interaction with guests

We'll meet guests and show them around. Available by phone, email, text or in person if have any additional questions or needs.

Other things to note

Not suitable for children under 12. No smoking, no pets. First level is accessible for persons with limited mobility, excepting bathtub, as it is a tall, antique, ball and claw tub. Second and third floors accessible only by stairs. Heating and air conditioning in the unit have been retrofitted and are far from ideal. Be prepared to supplement with ceiling fans and woodburning fireplace.

Minimum 2-night stay on weekends and 3-night stay during the week. Longer stays of up to 1 month are permitted.

There are several pets on the property, including barn cats. Guests are free to pet the animals, but no animals are allowed in the apartment.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace

Extra people ₹1677 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit ₹10059
Weekly Discount: 16%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 7PM
Check out by 11AM

1. Guests are expected to be quiet and to respect the tranquillity of the farm. No music, video games, TV, or yelling outdoors.
2. Guests are free to roam the property but do so at their own risk. There are holes, rocks, snakes, poison ivy, stinging insects, etc. on the property as this is a farm. Guests may enter the buildings excepting the farmhouse (where the owners live) and closed buildings.
3. Guests must wear sensible shoes when walking the property--no heels or bare feet.
4. Guests must contact the owners asap if something in the apartment breaks or malfunctions.
5. The owners have the right of entry into the apartment in event of emergencies.
6. Guests must not collect flowers, eggs or food from the vegetable garden or food-bearing plants without permission from the owners.
7. Guests must not let the owners' animals into the apartment. You are free to pet them outside. Do not enter the cat house, as this is the barn cats' safe space. Some of the barn cats are skittish--please respect their space.
8. Park only in designated areas. Do not block the farm lane, as the owner of the surrounding farmland needs access.
9. Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
10. The Smart TV has access to digital TV, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Do not charge additional viewing fees (pay per view) to our account. Guests who do so will have the fees deducted from the security deposit.
10. Do not spray perfume, incense, or air fresheners in in the apartment.
11. The owners do not provide housekeeping during the guests' stay. No food is provided.
12. Guests are asked to leave nothing behind when they leave.
13. Cancellation policy: We follow AirBnB's moderate cancellation policy for short (up to 27 nights) stays, and the Long-Term policy for longer stays.
14. Service animals: All guests with service animals must let the owners know at booking time that a service animal will be coming. The owners will remove all rugs in order to keep the apartment as allergen-free as possible. for other guests. Guests with service animals should bring pet beds or rugs, as animals are not allowed on the furniture. Animals are not allowed to roam free outdoors, but must be walked at all times on a 6' leash. Animals which prove destructive to the property, dangerous (to our cats or dogs or to us), and/or which are not housebroken will be cause to terminate the lease immediately.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Apartment is on three levels. Second level (mezzanine) is the library. Third level is the bedroom.
Potential for noise - There will be noise from farm machinery (tractor, mower, power tools) as well as from the animals.
Pet(s) live on property - We have barn cats and dogs. We have 2 hives of honeybees, and plan to get chickens in fall 2017.
Amenity limitations - No garbage disposal. Heat and AC somewhat weak in the apt, but the woodburning stove and ceiling fans help.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Pamela User Profile
October 2017
It's a fantastic spot for people who are looking for a quiet, cosy spot to escape from hectic days. The barn cats were friendly and the apartment was clean and comfortable. It was great having my own kitchen and plenty of space to relax. I didn't have any trouble finding the farm.

Mandy User Profile
October 2017
Ron and Jill were excellent hosts. Their barn-apartment is absolutely unique and so cozy. There are personal touches throughout. The grounds are romantic and the views from every angle are gorgeous. It's a very cozy space to call home for a few nights. We had two couples and a baby and we were very comfortable for two nights. Ron and Jill were kind, extremely responsive, and gave some great suggestions for things to do in the area, but they let us enjoy the space without interruption or intrusion - the best kind of hosts! We would be very happy to go back.

Timothy User Profile
September 2017
Do not let the distance from Baltimore fool you. It takes 30 - 45 minutes just to park a car and check into a hotel in Downtown Baltimore. A little extra time brings you to a beautiful and serene place that is spacious! I am hoping that Ron and Jill's Barn will be available during my future business trips to Baltimore!

Paul User Profile
September 2017
Special place and piece of history. I'd go back! Fun and memorable for sure.
Ron And Jill User Profile
Response from Ron And Jill:
Paul: you were an ideal guest. We look forward to seeing you again!
September 2017

Robert User Profile
September 2017
Great apartment, really is an old barn. Secluded and private build a fire for a romantic quiet evening or Baltimore and the Inner Harbor are 20 minutes away.
Ron And Jill User Profile
Response from Ron And Jill:
Linda and Bobby: Thanks for the positive review. Sorry we forgot to do a final scrub on the shower! (Too much going on.) BTW: now that we have a new roof on the barn, we'll be cleaning out and renovating that space. Best wishes, Ron and Jill
September 2017

Reisterstown, Maryland, United StatesJoined in June 2017
Ron And Jill User Profile

Ron and Jill are DIY experts who have recently purchased an historic farm just north of Baltimore. Previously, they lived in a once-ruined fraternity house--a big city Victorian brownstone, which they restored to its previous glory and was featured in THIS OLD HOUSE magazine. Ron wrote a book about it: "From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story."

Good Contrivance Farm, Ron and Jill's latest venture, is a 501-C3 nonprofit whose mission is to promote the preservation and restoration of small family farms. Their farm (established in 1860) will be a showcase of small-scale sustainability, historic preservation, and adaptive re-use.

Ron is a well-published writer who teaches at Loyola University-Maryland. Jill is a social worker who works at Healthcare for the Homeless.

You can learn more about Ron and Jill at their website.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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