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Breezee Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast is small, private, and designed as a romantic getaway. It is close to Whitetail, C and O Canal and Fort Frederick. The Antietam Battlefield and Prime Outlets are in the area. There is only the one suite. It has a queen size bed, gas fireplace, sitting room, whirlpool jets in the tub/shower and robes. Breakfast is served at your convenience.
I'm sorry, but Breezee Hill does not accept pets. The dogs forbid it.
Breakfast, served when you want it, is an egg dish, vegetable, fruit, juice, coffee and/or tea and bread or muffins.
Breezee Hill averages thirty inches of snow a year. At Whitetail Ski Resort ten miles away there is downhill skiing and snowboarding. Summers are hot and humid. The C and O Canal is 3.5 miles away and is kept mercifully cool by the old trees lining the hiking and biking path. The house is air conditioned and there are ceiling fans in the suite
During the summer the steers stand in the creek, the horses lounge iin their stable and the cats disappear. There is fly fishing at Whitetail and Tom's Run Outfitters runs day canoe trips on local streams. Mike Sweeney will come over and help with your fly fishing technique in the farm creek if you call ahead.
Spring through fall the flower beds are bursting with color. It's pleasant to sit in the porch rockers or swing and take in the view over the lawn and fields.
Breezee Hill is a seventy-acre working farm. Holstein steers and crops to feed them are raised on the rolling hills on both sides of the creek. There are also geese, ducks, a very old "companion cow" named Sweet Pea and an Irish setter puppie named Mr. Darcy. He will greet you heartily.
Area Attractions and Diversions
Prime Outlets, ten miles east, is a shopper's mecca. Over one hundred brand name stores offer clothing housewares, furniture, sporting goods, gifts, and cosmetics. There is a food court.
Ft Frederick, eight miles west, was built before the French and Indian War and is the best preserved stone fort in North America. There is a picnic area, gift shop and three museums. An admission fee is charged summers and weekends in spring and fall.
Above is Burnside Bridge, part of the very well preserved Antietam Battlefield, that is twelve miles away.The 4th of July weekend concert and fireworks, and the luminaries lit the first Saturday in December are wonderful events. The park is accessible by hiking, car or bike. There are park rangers, cassette tapes, brochures, movies and numerous plaques around the battlefield to help you learn about the battle.
Three and a half miles south is the C and O Canal and Potomac river. The towpath is accessible by bike or foot.
Tom's Run Outfitters runs a canoe rental service on the upper Potomac and other local streams. Call them to reserve a canoe for a leisurely half day or day-long trip.
Clear Spring Creamery is a family owned and run operation located about three miles away. Their cheese is sold at Ernst Mrkt about a mile away from Breezee Hill.
The section of trail between Big Pool just west of Ft Frederick and Hancock is an easy day bike trip with several restaurants in Hancock making the trip very "full feeling".Western Maryland Rails to Trails now runs for 21 miles along the C and O Canal between Big Pool and Polly Pond. It is a macadam path built on the old B and O railroad line.
Dollies Tea Room is open Thursday Saturday in Clear Spring, about three miles away.
Knob Hall Winery has bottled its first harvest and is open for tastings weekends. Knob Hall is about three miles away.
Wilson Village is located about three miles away. There is a store, one room school house and Victorian residence. The general store is open most days and is stocked with tasty, interesting items. The school is open by request. Do take time to visit this accurately restored area.
Breezee Hill is 90 minutes west of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD; 20 minutes west of Hagerstown, MD and 30 minutes north of Martinsburg, WV.
I-81 is 15 minutes east and I-70 goes right by the farm.
Get off I-70 at the Clear Spring exit. Go east toward Williamsport on state route 68 turn left onto St Paul Rd and go to 12140 on the left. Back the lane across the bridge, behind the barn and into the parking lot.
If you're coming from the C and O Canal towpath, get off at Dam#5, it's at about mile marker 107 and go right down Dam#5 Road, you'll travel about three miles through the countryside to the farm. At one point Dam#5 Road turns into St Paul Rd, Just keep coming to 12140 and follow the directions above.... OR call me and I'll bring the truck to pick up you and your bikes.