Tusculum Farm in Laytonsville, Maryland, is only a short distance from Washington, DC, and in the heart of Montgomery County’s agricultural reserve. Still, it feels a world away. In one word, Tusculum Farm is breathtaking.
What impressed me with Tusculum Farm was the size and the amenities offered. The property offers a perfect setting for just about anything: a weekend getaway for a couple or for the whole family, family reunion, wedding, or corporate retreat.
The Historic Inn’s Property
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC, Melody (my wife) and I drove to our bed and breakfast, admiring the beautiful scenery and rolling hills along the way. We approached the gated entrance on a long, winding drive into Tusculum Farm. The first thing that caught my attention was a lovely pond, with mountains in the background adding allure to the setting. Some admirable outdoor artwork was also found on the drive, and off in the distance was the beautiful farm house and barn.
As previously mentioned, Tusculum Farm is perfect for corporate retreats and groups, or event space. The Hay Barn is a large, large room with beautiful wood walls. A fireplace enhances the beauty and a kitchen is available to make snacks readily available for your group.
There is plenty of room at Tusculum Farm’s property to hike, go horseback riding, or take a leisurely walk around the farm. However, on the other side of the main house is where I chose to spend some afternoon time. Hidden away from that and other accommodations is one of the most beautiful pools I have ever seen. It is a large, outdoor pool surrounded with decorative rocks, lounge chairs, fire-pit and conversation area overlooking the farm. There is also a bar area to host all of your guests, for those not attending corporate retreats.
Staying in The Coop
Melody and I stayed in The Coop. This bright and airy private apartment offers two bedrooms and baths across from the main house. It has a nice size living room, fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, and a large outdoor balcony with a dining table
The beds were comfortable and had luxury linens and gorgeous decorative pillows. I enjoyed eating breakfast on the balcony with the spectacular views of the farm while watching the horses grazing through the fields. Melody loved preparing breakfast, fresh eggs included, in the organized kitchen.
Other Tusculum Farm Lodging Choices
The Farm House at Tusculum Farm is beautifully furnished with four luxurious suites, each with high-end fabrics and linens. Part of the home was originally built in 1747, with the main block added around 1797. It is one of the unique dwellings on the 500-acre property.
The Carriage House is a five bedroom house consisting of a living and dining area by the kitchen, and downstairs is a family room. There is plenty of room for the whole family. The theater/media room will knock your socks off!
Dining on Property
One of the many unique things I enjoyed at Tusculum Farm was having dinner on the screened-in porch. It is located a few feet away from the main house, so it adds to the ambience of a delicious dinner.
Melody and I enjoyed a pepper cream cheese spread with crackers as we sipped a delicious bottle of wine, Then, we feasted on a fresh salad with local watermelon and veggies, followed by a cooked-to-order steak and crab cakes. Dessert was offered, but we couldn’t hold another bite.
Our service and hospitality were impeccable.
Amenities and Property Overview
Tusculum Farm is a functioning farm so there are many animals including sheep, horses, goats, alpacas, and chickens. Ask for a tour of the barn (see Joel, the Chief Farm Operator) to see the animals up close and learn some of the farm’s history. I had a hard time tearing Melody away from the animals!
Don’t miss the outdoor sculpture art throughout the property. They really jazz up the property quite nicely.
Breakfast (delivered to your door), parking, and Wifi are included in your stay at Tusculum Farm. Our breakfast basket had farm-fresh eggs, cantaloupe, peaches, tea, pastries, scones, milk, coffee, orange juice, banana bread, granola, and yogurt in it. We feasted like kings.
A 10/10 Stay
Melody and I throughly enjoyed our time at Tusculum Farm and hope to return one day. It was a unique experience and opportunity to stay on a farm so rich in history. Tusculum Farm offers an amazing pool, luxury accommodations, breathtaking views, and a superb dinner in a memorable setting. We appreciate the farm hosting us for an amazing weekend.
This article was written by Eddie Pittman.
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