Chesapeake Dream

~~~Step into the past in the quaint town of Cape Charles, Virginia, hugging the shores of the Chesapeake Bay~~~

Karen and Rick Lowe live in Middleburg, VA, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on their farm, Lowelands Farm, in the middle of Virginia Hunt Country.  Having fallen in love with the Eastern Shore after spending family vacations there for nearly 40 years, they first bought Eagle's View, their waterfront vacation home on Chincoteague Island with views of the lighthouse and the refuge.  Their love of horses gave them a keen interest in the wild ponies on Assateague Island, and they have also enjoyed kayaking in the surrounding waters.  The history of the Eastern Shore drew them to make many excursions using the book "Off Route 13" and landed them in Cape Charles, where the beauty of the town founded by railroad executives in the 1880s appealed to them due in part to the classical architecture and fantastic sunsets across the Bay.  Having lived in the large, bustling cities of Chicago, Paris and Washington, DC, as well as the solitary, pastoral setting of their farm, the Lowes were enchanted by the friendly spirit of this small town and realized that they wanted to experience this "Mayberry-like" step into the past.  The dream of owning an old house with beautiful gardens and the welcoming feeling of this small town led them to the purchase of Chesapeake Dream. Having a guest house on their farm, available for short-term rental, has opened up a whole new chapter in their lives~~~they not only entertain family and friends, but have met guests from all over the world, who also get to enjoy the year around beauty of their farm.

The Hunt Box

At LowelandS farm,

Middleburg, VA

Come enjoy the pleasures of country living here on our family farm in the middle of Virginia's Hunt Country.  We enjoy the quiet, pastoral setting of our farm, located on a dirt road surrounded by other larger farms.  Not only do we experience natural wildlife, but we have a few cows, horses and a miniature donkey. Within minutes, you can visit wineries, museums, restaurants, a spa, Civil War sites and the charming, upscale town of Middleburg, or you can be on the Dulles Toll Road heading into Washington, DC.  The Hunt Box is furnished with Persian rugs and an eclectic blend of antiques and traditional furnishings.  Many horse-related and historical family memorabilia decorate the house.

Eagle's View

Chincoteague Island, VA

Eagle's View is a luxury vacation rental on Chincoteague Island, overlooking the Assateague Island Channel and Lighthouse.  Fully equipped for comfort and convenience, this house is your home base for quick access to beaches, hiking and biking trails, bird-watching, kayaking, museums, the
Wildlife Refuge, the National Park, restaurants, seafood markets, NASA/NOAH launches and visitor center, guided boat tours, lighthouse tour, and viewing the world-famous wild ponies.  In addition to hiking or basking on the unspoiled beaches, outdoor sports, golf and fishing, Eagle's View offers relaxation and beautiful surroundings all year long!