Get Away: Tusculum Farm

Hike, fish, chill and eat local at this historic agricultural retreat in Maryland.

Photo by Ken Wyner

Located in upper Montgomery County, Maryland, on a historic 500-plus-acre property, Tusculum Farm is a working farm and agricultural oasis where guests can hike, fish, go horseback riding, tour a world-class outdoor sculpture collection, eat fresh from the farm—and sleep, too. Purchased in 1964 by the Freeman family, the farm boasts the only inn located within the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve.

Following a complete renovation of its farmhouse, The Inn at Tusculum Farm is now comprised of three buildings. The Carriage House is a five-bedroom, three-bath home away from home with a full kitchen. The Coop, a two-bedroom, two-bath (with kitchen) hideaway in a red barn, offers sweeping views from its balcony. Guests at The Carriage House and The Coop receive a dozen farm-fresh eggs for their kitchens and continental breakfast.

The main farmhouse, now a five-bedroom inn, features lovely gardens, a screened-in porch for dining, an outdoor pool with kid-friendly floats, firepits and cornhole boards.

Take a tour with Farmer Joel, the “chief farm officer,” to see horses, alpacas and chickens, and pick a few items from the vegetable garden. Rates begin at $225 per night.

The Inn at Tusculum Farm, 4601 Damascus Road, Laytonsville; 833-733-2276;

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