Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Inn at Woodstock

Hartfield, Virginia

Woodstock Farm is a river front estate still held by the Lincoln family heirs in Middlesex County Virginia. The historic Federal Mansion, situated on the Piankatank River was built around 1840. The grand property was purchased as a family home in 1920 by the youngest granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln, Jessie Lincoln Beckwith.
The Inn at Woodstock is a unique example of the Federal Style with its set back Portico and widow's walk overlooking the river. The 10 acres of manicured grounds surrounding the home were designed by Mrs. Beckwith, an avid gardener. She had a boxwood garden planted at the back of the grounds, which is presently being restored to its former style. A lane of Crepe Myrtle trees dating to the 1920's lines the drive approaching the house.