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This Vacation, Bed Down Where 'George Washington Slept'

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Proving, once again, the marketing power of name dropping this country's long-dead first president, Airbnb offers a farmstead with a familiar bombast: "George Washington slept here." The 1760 Virginia farmhouse also boasts original woodwork, accommodations for six, and a surrounding 23 acres about as idyllic as a scene on an organic milk carton. According to the listing, Washington "would stop and rest here on his travels between Washington and Williamsburg"—and could you blame him? Maybe the hammock wasn't there when Washington was doing his commander-in-chief thang, but it seems likely the fishing pond and super old pecan tree were.

· George Washington slept Here [Airbnb]
· The Selling Power of the Long-Dead First American President [Curbed National]
· All George Washington coverage [Curbed National]