Historic, renovated, train station in the heart of Virginia hunt and wine country. This private oasis sits on the second floor above three gorgeous art studios belonging to local artists. Enroll in an art workshop, enjoy twilight polo and horse races at Great Meadows, or find yourself having a romantic dinner in our little village of The Plains.
The historic train station was built in 1915 and has brought life to the little village of The Plains ever since. The large windows and beautiful brick create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with great light - especially for artists. There have been art studios on the first floor of the train station for decades. Only recently has the second floor been renovated and turned into an apartment.
The second floor, which previously was the Station Master's office, now has 2 bedrooms (second bedroom -cute basic auxiliary- with twin beds), 1 full bath, half bath on 1st floor, a modern kitchen, and a great space for dining and lounging. The kitchen is fully stocked for any baking or cooking needs you may have during you stay. We are within walking distance of great restaurants and shops. See our recommendations below.
The Whistle Stop occupies the entire second floor of The Plains Train Station and so everything on the second floor is open to your use. The first floor serves as a studio space for local artists that come and go throughout the day. Please do not go into the artist studios unless you are welcomed by the artist - they are very sweet and usually leave their doors open if they would like people to wander through.
Interaction with guests
My policy is that I'm there when you need me! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Other things to note
Does the train go by? Yes it does! Please know that the train goes by at all hours, night and day. It is not a passenger train and will not stop in The Plains, so the train will usually go by within a few seconds.
- Smoking is not allowed inside the building. Smoking is permitted outside, 25 feet from entrances.
- Pets are welcome with $50 deposit per pet.
- Events and parties are allowed with notice when booking and $100 deposit.
Grew up traveling around the world and settled in the best possible place: The Plains, Virginia. My passions are historic architecture, gardening, and enjoying the Virginia country side.
My goal is to provide the best possible experience for my guests. Feel free to ask me about the history of The Plains as well as activities in the area - Cheers.