We are proud to present Drover's Rest, a unique and historic property nestled along Georgetown Pike in Great Falls.
The anchor of the two-acre, conservation trust preserved property -- one of four structures -- is a vernacular-style home built c. 1730-1780 that retains its 18th century charm in its log and chinking walls, old growth flooring and timber ceiling beams, while providing modern cooking and bathing. In addition to the main home, there is a 1BR/1BA dependency, a large studio attached to the original smoke house, and a two-car garage.
The bucolic setting nestled within parkland also features a pool and koi-pond. The property was most recently the home of the late Thomas Lovejoy who was a world-renowned ecologist, environmental conservationist, and policy maker. Dr. Lovejoy hosted a plethora of politicians, heads of state, academics, and celebrities during the 45 years he called Drover's Rest his home.
Originally, the property was a resting place, hence the name, for weary travelers alone "Old Georgetown Pike", which was a trading route that predated European settlement in North America and remained so into the early 20th century.
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