Idyll Time Farm, Cottage & Stabling

43470 Evans Pond Road, Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Innkeeper(s): Ted & Regina Blake
  • Introduction

    Idyll Time Farm, Cottage & Stabling is located in Leesburg, VA. At Idyll Time Farm, enjoy the entire house, not just one room for the price of a single room, the whole cottage is yours. Longer stays are welcome. Weekly and monthly rates are available. One hour from Washington D.C. and 35 minutes from Washington Dulles Airport. Nearby metro rail service to D.C. Featured in This Old House Magazine, this 18th Century log home has been lovingly restored with colonial detail and modern conveniences. It is a perfect private getaway, full of warmth and charm.

    The house sleeps five people comfortably, and includes a modern kitchen and bathroom, as well as, central heat and air conditioning.

    Enjoy the quiet and solitude. Walk along the wooded paths. Sit by a camp fire.Sample our seven local wineries, Hike on the C&O Canal, Bicycle along the Potomac River, Visit some of our many antique stores. Experience the historic attractions in and around Loudoun County. Invite some friends.

    Idyll Time Farm, Cottage & Stabling Living Room

    Idyll Time Farm, Cottage & Stabling King Size Bed

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Regina for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    For a change from ordinary hotels.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    You get the house to yourselves with breakfast foods provided that you can prepare at your leisure. Cook out on the grill, sit by a campfire, stay up and laugh all night and no one will know.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    We are within 4 miles of 4 vineyards. There are hiking trails.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Don’t ever want to leave.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We are a 40 acre horse property with 200-acre farms on 3 sides. Only one house is visible from the log house.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    The C&O Canal and commuter train station (to DC) are 6 miles away. Historic Waterford Village is 5 miles away. Harper’s Ferry is 30 minutes away by car, or bike it on the C&O. There are 3 antique stores and world class bluegrass concerts within 3 miles. Tarara Winery has outdoor concerts all summer, every Saturday night, and pick-your-own fruits Spring through Fall. There are 5 farm stores within 5 miles with local fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs and milk. Historic downtown Leesburg boasts many fine restaurants and stores and is great for strolling.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Walking distance…not really but within very short drives. We are happy to arrange for pick-up of guests from biking or from wineries.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Many great restaurants in Leesburg. Check out all of the farm stands. The very best peaches you have ever had are available in late summer from neighborhood farms.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We rent out the entire house. It sleeps 5 comfortably.

    Do you accept pets?

    We will accept small dogs, less that 40 lbs. There is a very good kennel in our neighborhood.

  • Bring Your Horses

    We also offer a full range of equestrian boarding for both the short and long term. We have nicely fenced pastures and an eleven-stall center isle barn with tack room, hot water and restroom facilities.

    Idyll Time Farm, Cottage & Stabling Beautiful Fenced Pastures

    Idyll Time Farm, Cottage & Stabling Eleven-stall Center Isle Barn

  • Attractions & Activities

    Leesburg, founded in 1758, is one of Virginia's most attractive and vibrant communities. As the seat of government for the country's third fastest growing county, Leesburg has been successful at preserving its heritage, while embracing the advantages of being close to the nation's capital. Leesburg is located just 35 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As a visitor to Leesburg, you'll be immersed in three centuries of history, yet be minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport. Leesburg is the perfect getaway where you can enjoy sightseeing, fine dining, antiquing, shopping, and recreation.

    Downtown Leesburg is a designated National Register Historic District and is one of the best-preserved and most picturesque historic downtowns in Virginia. Leesburg offers something special for everyone:

    Loudoun Museum

    The permanent exhibits include Native American artifacts, artifacts from the 18th century, the Civil War, the turn of the century including Victorian furniture and clothing and much more.

    The Stone House Tea Room

    Enjoy traditional tea served in the 18th century Stone House.

    Aldie Mill-Virginia Outdoors Foundation

    Aldie Mill was built in 1807-09 and survives today as Virginia's only known grist mill powered by twin overshot water wheels. The merchant mill ground wheat into superfine flour for commercial export. Early visitors to the mill included President James Monroe, who ground grain here while living at nearby Oak Hill, and Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby, who captured Union Soldiers at the mill during the Civil War.

    Leesburg Ghost Tours

    Conducts walking tours of the 220-year-old Historic District.

    The Potomac Gallery

    Voted best art gallery in Leesburg

    Morven Park

    A 1,200-acre Greek Revival mansion that has a Hounds & Hunting museum within the mansion, as well as a stagecoach and horse driven carriage museum in a hangar building nearby. Morven Park also features All Breed Dog Shows, a Virginia Foxhound Club Hound Show, Horse Trails in Spring and Autumn, steeplechase races in October, a sporting Art Exhibit and sale, and Equestrian facilities and events.

    Balls Bluff Regional Park

    Civil War Battlefield on the Potomac River hill where the Union fell backward into the river in a defeat that merited a congressional investigation Self guided tours dawn to dusk.

    White's Ferry

    Historic ferry crossing the Potomac River to Maryland.

    Dodona Manor

    George C. Marshall International Center, and Tours of George C. Marshall's Leesburg home.

    Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Sanctuary

    The Rust Sanctuary is a 62-acre preserve donated to the Audubon Naturalist Society by the estate of Margaret Dole Rust. Located just west of Leesburg, the sanctuary includes an upland forest, meadows, and pond, as well as a manor house.

    Leesburg Animal Park

    Offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the friendliest animals around. Pet and feed animals including llamas, donkeys, sheep, goats, deer and other exotic and domestic livestock. Meet exotic animals including squirrel monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, and parrots. Wagon rides and pony rides available.

    Oatlands Plantation

    An 1803 National Trust Mansion featuring antiques, dependencies, and a four-acre formal garden. This historic and beautifully appointed mansion offers daily tours. The formal gardens, restored Carriage House, and shaded picnic grove offer a variety of settings for special occasions, retreats or meetings for 60 to 400.

    Mt. Zion Church Preservation Association

    Located on the historic Little River Turnpike and Old Carolina Road, the Church c.1851 served as a rendezvous site for John S. Mosby's partisan rangers and prison, hospital and burial grounds during the Civil War.

  • Local Wineries

    Visit any of our seven local wineries. Tarara Winery, Hidden Brook Winery, Lost Creek Winery and Fabbioli Cellars are within three miles. Loudoun Valley Vineyards, Waterford Vineyards, and Village Winery are all within 10 miles.

    Bicycle or hike the C&O Canal. We are less than five miles from Point of Rocks, Maryland with easy access to the canal towpath. We can arrange for pick up and delivery of people and their bicycles at various points along the path. We also have some bicycles available for riding. For the more adventurous, it's a 13 mile bike ride to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

    Tarara Winery

    Tarara's deck, built on the bluff outside the winery, overlooks the flood plain and islands of the Potomac River.

  • Recreation

    Georges Mill Stables, LLC

    Guided horseback rides in the heart of Virginia's Horse Country! Great fun for families and small group outings.

    Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club

    World-class golf course and hunt club.

    Antique Stores Galore

    More antique stores than you can visit in one day. We can even help with transportation and temporary storage of your new purchase.

    Historic Attractions

    Loudoun County and Leesburg are full of history. The old town of Waterford is six miles away, and places outside the are like Harper's Ferry and Antietam are 40 minutes by car. The Smithsonian's new Air & Space Museum is only 35 minutes away.

    Train Service

    Point of Rocks, Maryland is five miles away and has an old fashioned historic train station. Trains run daily into Washington D.C. on the MARC line. We provide pick up and delivery to the station.

  • Guest Book Entries

    An even better New Year's than last! - Jan 2007

    It is nice to have an on-going connection with a place that has such a warm spot in our hearts. - Dec 2006

    Your beautiful home will be remembered as one of our most fulfilling experiences...this remarkable historical structure, echoes of families past, artistry, and a care for life and people you don't often find elsewhere. - Dec 2006

    We appreciate you providing us with a library of chick flicks to watch on our girls' weekend. We loved meeting and feeding the horses. What funny gentle creatures. - Nov 2006

    These daughter/mother trips are precious to me thanks for making it even better with your warm hospitality. - Aug 2006

    My check for the house will be in the mail tomorrow. Please make arrangements to have it moved to my property... - Feb 2006

    My friends who didn't come with me are going to regret their decision when they see the photos. - Nov 2005

    The house is interesting, beautiful and it was fun discovering the clever ways you adapted old to new. - Sept 2005

    I fell in love with Frank Sinatra (your horse) while I was here. I think I wooed him with my twizzlers. - July 2005

    Thank you for everything, the house is wonderful and my boys (the horses) loved the barn. - June 2005

    Ya'll made me feel like family the moment we arrived. I wish we could stay longer, but not everyone can stay in paradise. - June 2005

    What a lovely place to spend some quiet time. - Jan 2005

    We had a wonderful evening. The cabin is a work of art. - Nov 2004

    It is evident in the feel of the house that it was built with love and good tidings. It seems like a dream that is ending too soon. - Sept 2004

    Very peaceful and restful place to stay. Thanks for looking after us. - June 2004

    Thanks for allowing us to experience the delights of your beautiful log home and peaceful surroundings. - Sept 2003

    I am inspired and rested. So much beauty and nature here. - Nov 2004

    We're back again...this place is so grand! - May 2002