Pool patio
Front facade
Front entrance
Foyer with view towards living room
Front foyer
Living room
Great room
Kitchen view
Kitchen table
Dining room
Main level master bedroom
Master bath
Master bath spa
Powder room
Back patio
Back 40
Pool walkway
Rear facade
Screened porch
Second floor bedroom 1
Second floor bedroom 2
Second floor shared bath
Second floor 3rd bedroom
Bath for 3rd bedroom
Second floor 4th bedroom
Downstairs media room
Media room with 2 king Murphy beds
Home gym
Wine cellar
Upstairs apartment and library
Apartment bedroom 1
Apartment bedroom 2
Apartment bath
Pool patio
Fresh vegetables
Front well
Conifer beds
Conifers and maples
Conifers and maples
Monumental maples
Local train station
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Birchwood Wine Country Estate - Great Location for Washington DC!

6 Bedrooms 10 Guests 6 BathsView Amenities


Birchwood Wine Country Estate

Welcome to this enchanting private estate in the heart of Virginia's wine country--beauty, serenity and adventure all within an hour of Washington, DC.

Recently featured in “World’s Best Homes” and several leading home and garden magazines, Birchwood is perched on a hilltop on one hundred acres with panoramic vistas over Virginia's romantic rolling countryside. During your stay explore a spectacular private arboretum, beautiful gardens, hidden walkways and river trails. Watch for bald eagles and blue herons and enjoy a dip in our large, heated pool.

Birchwood is close to over sixty vineyards. Be sure to take the short walk to Creeks Edge Winery and sample their Petit Verdot over dinner. Enjoy excellent farm to table restaurants and the charming historic towns of Waterford, Leesburg, Middleburg, Shepherdstown, Sharpsburg, Frederick and Harpers Ferry. Hike or bike along the C&O Canal National Park or explore some of the most stunning segments of the Appalachian Trail. Birchwood offers a multitude of experiences and activities and a private and peaceful retreat for an unforgettable family vacation or couples' gathering.

Inspired by the English Arts and Crafts architect and designer C.F.A. Voysey, Birchwood is an exquisite and welcoming home with captivating architectural lines and details, and surrounded by expansive patios, gardens, walkways and trails along the river, a serene, fifty-foot heated swimming pool and spa, and a world class arboretum. During the growing season enjoy harvesting your own fruits and vegetables from our large vegetable garden and small orchard. During the fall enjoy the arboretum's spectacular colors and warm-up by the fire table on the patio.

Inside Birchwood relax with family and friends and enjoy the spacious formal and informal living and dining areas and six bedrooms, seven wood burning fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, a butler's pantry, a fabulous, screened porch, a 3500-bottle wine cellar built from historic timbers, and a home gym.

Room sizes are gracious and flow beautifully into one another over hand-scraped oak floors with huge bay windows that capture the stunning, panoramic views and bathe the rooms in natural sunlight. Birchwood is decorated with artwork collected from around the world. Retire for the night in six comfortable and opulent bedrooms. Spacious ground-level queen master suite with fireplace and jacuzzi. Bedroom 2 with a queen, fireplace and shared bath. Bedroom 3 with a queen, oak paneling, fireplace and en suite bath. Bedroom 4 with a queen, fireplace, ensuite bath and jacuzzi. Bedroom 5 with full bed and shared bath. Upper-level apartment with a queen bedroom, bath, large living area, wet bar and private balcony.

Additional amenities include six flat-screen TVs with more than 80 streaming channels and seven zone geothermal heating and cooling.

During your stay explore award-winning vineyards, charming historic towns, antebellum mansions, and Civil War history and battlefields, such as Antietam. You may want to check out the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival in April, the Middleburg Gold Cup horse races the first Sunday in May, the famous Upperville Colt and Horse Show in June, the inspiring Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown during July, the Loudoun County Fair in August, the Bluemont Festival in September or the fine artisans of the Waterford Fair and Loudoun Wine Awards in October.

For active visitors, enjoy cycling, hiking, paddling or rafting along the Potomac River on the 184-mile C&O Canal, or hike the Appalachian Trail. Drive the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway (especially during October) or try some ziplining, fishing, horseback riding, paintball, or golfing.

If you have small children, they'll love the family-friendly farms and animal parks with tons of fun activities. If you have time or inclination for the city, hop on the train to DC at the nearby Victorian train station and enjoy the scenic ride along the Potomac to Union Station. Then explore some of DC's many monuments, museums and restaurants before coming back to your own private oasis.

We'll provide you with an expansive list of itineraries, nearby activities, vineyards and restaurants and we're happy to help you plan your visit.

Birchwood is featured in Southern Home (Winter 2023), Home and Design (July 2022), and "Worlds Best Homes" (October 2021): https://www.homesandgardens.com/home-tours/virginia-cfa-voysey-arboretum-design-house

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Property Amenities

No Pets Allowed | Not Handicap Accessible

40"+ TV
Home Theater
Multiple TVs
Ping Pong Table
Satellite/Cable TV
Streaming Service(s)
Surround Sound
Chef’s Kitchen
Dedicated Work Space
Workout Facility
Home security
Gated Community
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Covered Parking
Espresso Machine
High Speed Internet
Washer & Dryer
Wireless Internet
Hot Tub
Outdoor Grill
Outdoor Lounge
Outdoor Pool

Property Details


Estate with 3 levels
6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 half baths, 7500 square feet, 697 square meters


Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen, and Full
10 guests maximum

Nearest airport

Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO)
30 minutes by car (IAD) and 10 minutes to (JYO)

Property View

Beautiful, hilltop views over the romantic rolling countryside of Virginia's wine country with sunsets over the Blue Ridge mountains. Each room has views of the Birchwood's world class private arboretum with over 1000 rare conifers and Japanese maples.

House Rules

No smoking, pets or large parties. Maximum 10 approved guests (no outside visitors). A ThirdHome Club member must be present on property during the entire visit.

Reserve Property

The Reserve tier within ThirdHome is a collection of qualified higher-end homes. The required key values to book these homes and exchange fees are higher than other homes in the Club.

Birchwood Wine Country Estate - Great Location for Washington DC!
Birchwood Wine Country Estate - Great Location for Washington DC!
Birchwood Wine Country Estate - Great Location for Washington DC!
Birchwood Wine Country Estate - Great Location for Washington DC!
Birchwood Wine Country Estate - Great Location for Washington DC!
Birchwood Wine Country Estate - Great Location for Washington DC!

Activities of Interest

  • Arts
  • Equestrian
  • Fish
  • Golf
  • Hike
  • Shopping
  • Watersports
  • Wine Country
  • Wine tasting and tours
  • Cycling, hiking, paddling or rafting along the Potomac River
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail
  • Drive the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Ziplining
  • Horseback riding
  • Paintball

Places of Interest

  • Washington, D.C. (1 hour away by car) —  Explore the iconic monuments and museums lining the National Mall in Washington, D.C., immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of the nation's capital
  • Creeks Edge Winery, and over 60 other wineries in the area!
  • Charming historic towns of Waterford, Leesburg, Middleburg, Shepherdstown, Sharpsburg, Frederick and Harpers Ferry
  • C&O Canal National Park — Experience the tranquility of nature while strolling or biking along the picturesque towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, tracing the historic waterway's route through stunning landscapes and charming lockhouses
  • Appalachian Trail — Embark on a legendary journey of adventure and self-discovery as you hike through rugged mountains, verdant forests, and quaint towns along the iconic Appalachian Trail, spanning over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine
  • Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway


Michael O.

October 2023

Restful stay in rural Virginia

We had a great visit to Birchwood Estate outside of Leesburg Virginia. The home and grounds are beautiful and extensive, with lots to see and explore in the area. Our hosts were very friendly and even left a bottle of wine as a welcome gift. Thank you again for the wonderful memories!”

Josh and Kay S.

July 2023

Family Vacation

This property is gorgeous! You feel like you are in a magical story with all the beautiful décor and elegant spaces throughout the home and property. Spending time walking the property, playing in the garden, swinging in the tree, or swimming in the pool will keep you and your family and friends smiling from ear to ear. Our family 4 adults and 4 kids (18months - 8yrs) absolutely enjoyed and will return! The kids loved catching frogs at night and setting around the fire after a day of swimming and chasing each other all around. The adults enjoyed cooking in the gourmet kitchen, bbqing, eating on the patio overlooking the beautiful rolling hills and lush landscape, drinking wine from a local winery by the fireplace and just setting around the home chatting. Not to mention the movie room when it was time to relax. I can go on and on and on..... We absolutely love this property and will return! ”

Robin S.

June 2023

Highest standards of a Thirdhome member property

We recently had the pleasure of embarking on a memorable vacation in the charming town of Taylorstown, Virginia. Our stay at Birchwood, a delightful home nestled amidst the rolling countryside, met and exceeded our expectations and provided the perfect setting for a relaxing and enjoyable getaway. Our hosts, Rolf and Pat, were very helpful before, during, and after our stay. Rolf's clearly tried-and-true recommendations make for the perfect itinerary. Birchwood is a shining example of the highest standards of a Thirdhome member property. Upon arriving at Birchwood, we were immediately captivated by its picturesque surroundings. The property boasts an arboretum, offering a tranquil setting where we could immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature. The expansive grounds are exceptionally well maintained. One of the highlights of Birchwood was its delightful vegetable garden, with cows visible in the distance, adding a touch of rustic charm to the experience. With many sitting areas both inside and outside the home, we found ample space, whether we were lounging in the cozy living room, enjoying a meal in the spacious dining area, or around the fire pit in the evening. There is of course a well-equipped kitchen and BBQ. Nearby Leesburg proved to be an enchanting destination. From the historic charm of downtown, where we took a short guided tour as we strolled along King Street and explored the storied history of the area, to unique shops and boutiques. The captivating vineyards and wineries, such as Tarara Winery and Stone Tower Winery, among some 80 others, showcased the rich heritage and natural beauty of Virginia wine country. We found many we thoroughly enjoyed. The cabernet franc propagated here stands astutely among even those from Bordeaux. In terms of dining, our taste buds were continually delighted by the array of culinary experiences the nearby areas had to offer. From the farm-to-table delights of Tuscarora Mill to the historic ambiance and delectable cuisine of The Red Fox Inn & Tavern, each meal was a treat for the senses. We highly recommend a stay at Birchwood. Thanks again to Rolf and Pat for including their fine home in the Thirdhome program.”