Historic House Listings

“Coach Stop House”, Circa 1778. Interesting history! Almost one acre in Virginia. $148,000

November 25, 2020

Never heard the folklore about embedding glass pieces into exterior walls to ward of “bad vibes”. That’s a new one. This home was built approximately 1777-1778. It is located on .8 acres in Shenandoah, Virginia. Love the mountain views! Wish there were not only more pictures, but better ones. The Coach Stop House was originally a saloon for travelers from Luray to Staunton Turnpike. During the 1860’s it was a stopping point for staff officers. The Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park are within 20 minutes of the house. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,344 square feet. $148,000

Contact Del Price with Funkhouser Real Estate Group: 410-206-1814

From the Zillow listing:


Historic Home built at the beginning the nation’s expansion westward, this home has two very large bedrooms with the original wood plank flooring. Estimated to have been constructed about 1777-78, the “Coach Stop House” was located on the Luray to Staunton Turnpike and served variously as a saloon and general public entertainment spot. During the 1860s it also was used as a stopping point for staff officers. Into story telling? Some glass pieces are embedded on portions of the outside wall to fend off “bad vibes”. A long porch runs the length of the home facing west. Depending on the season, one can see the nearby George Washington National Forest. Want to get outside? Visit Catherine’s “Furnace”, an iron ore forge which also produced charcoal and limestone for the area and is located less than 5 minutes from the site. Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park are within a twenty minute drive, Massanutten Ski slopes are nearby in the other direction. Want to be self-sufficient? There is a large garden space and chicken houses on site. Home operates on well water–so there is no city water bill, nor city taxes–County only. A propane fireplace awaits connection. Not ready to relocate? Home is presently rented and tenant is interested in staying.


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