|Cider Mill House is a Short Trip to a World Away
Located in historic Back Creek Valley, Berkeley County, WV,
Cider Mill House at Willow Run Farm, invites you to step into
18th C. country life and relax in 21st C. comfort.
Enjoy being lulled to sleep by the sounds of nature and awakened
by bird (or rooster!) call.
Treat yourself to a break from the busy world and stroll our quiet nature trails
or just settle into a rocker on the front porch and enjoy
the peace and quiet.
|Proud Member West Virginia Bed and Breakfast
A quality inspected and approved Inn
|Cider Mill House
Bed & Breakfast
|130 Fourth Bridge Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427
Governor's Award recipient and"Best B&B" Readers Choice in the Eastern
Panhandle - Journal Newspaper Readers
|Our theme this year, "Back to the Land"
|Governor's Award for Cider Mill House!
We were honored to receive the Governor's award in recognition
of our dedication and commitment to expanding
and improving our business.
The strong stone house that is Cider Mill House * has stood the test of time and been silent witness to
200 years of history. Before its existence a log cabin stood to the South - most likely the temporary
residence while the stone house was being built.
Since the land was granted by Lord Thomas Fairfax to Aron Jenkins, November 18, 1752, eleven
owners have planted orchards, raised livestock, farmed the land and made the stone house home.
Before the land was taken and granted by the English Crown, Native Americans passed across it on
well worn trails. They paused at the spring and mined flint from the hillside. Hundreds of their
“points” and tools have been found in and around the spring and garden area.
The French & Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War Between the States have left their
mark on the property and the surrounding region.
Some nearby historic sites include Ft. Frederick, Hagerstown, MD, Antietam ,Sharpsburg, MD,
Gettysburg, PA, Harpers Ferry, WV, Berkeley Springs, WV ( Geo. Washington’s spa),
The C&O Canal Nat’l Park.
Martinsburg, Hedgesville and Berkeley Springs offer shops and historic sites as well.
*And...why do we call it Cider Mill House? At one time an apple cider press and mill was located to
the North of the house near the barn. We recovered the hand hewn drive screw mechanism from the
barn and and the iron band that held the grind stone along with other pieces that had tumbled
into the creek.
|Cider Mill House is the Heart of Willow Run Farm, an
active working farm.
We encourage our guests to visit with the Pygora
goats, chickens and Guinea Hens. We are home to a
small herd of beef cattle which graze the property and
we grow and cut our own hay. Many of the items on
our breakfast menu come directly from our
gardens and animals.
While we are a mechanized farm today, Cider Mill
House and farm are typical of the small farms of the
past and present that contribute to the richness
of our community.
We are hands on farmers. Guests who are here in the
spring or late summer may see us shearing the goats.
The animals are fed twice a day and guests are invited
to join us and learn about small farming.
We have a large woodland area with
nature trails and a variety of hardwood trees,
wildflowers and plants. Guests are invited to walk
these trails and the whole farm.
|Named one of the "55 Good Things About West Virginia"- WV State Journal
|A brief word about children and pets...while we have them ourselves and love them dearly, for their
safety, we cannot accommodate them at the Bed & Breakfast.