The William Stark Room is just one bedroom at Stark Barn, a 200 year old barn/lodge. Other rooms available include The Major General John Stark Room, the Caleb Stark Room, The Anna Stark Room and the Archibald Stark Room all listed on AirBNB.
The William Stark Bedroom on the second floor of Stark Barn is finished in its 200 year old barn rustic wood and offers a queen size bed, antique dressers, cable TV and shared hallway bathroom and shower. Two master bedrooms with private bath are located on the same floor; if those rooms are unoccupied, then guests can use those bathrooms.
Quests have access to the entire barn lodge. The 1st floor is the common area for use by all guests and includes wine room, laundry and bathroom, a professional kitchen, family/TV room, a chapel and two private offices reserved for your hosts. The barn lodge offers central air conditioning of all common areas and individual control of the temperature in each of the guest bedrooms.
The 2nd floor at Stark Barn is the private sleeping area offering three queen bedrooms (with community bath) and two large king suites (with private baths), The John Stark Master Bedroom and The Caleb Stark Master Bedroom, and a guest bedrooms The Anna Stark Bedroom, The William Stark Bedroom and The Archibald Stark Bedroom. The master bedrooms offer king beds and the quest bedrooms offer queen beds with 2nd floor sitting area equipped with cable TV, computer and writing desk.
The interior of the lodge also includes original barn wood offsetting drywall and used for all flooring planks throughout the barn. Even the kitchen cabinets and vanities are made from 200 year old original barn wood. The barn/lodge is outfitted with New England antiques and furniture from the 1700's and 1800's. We added modern beds and leather couches, love seats and reclining chairs for comfort for our guests.
Stark Barn has Cable TVs in all bedrooms, sitting areas and family rooms. Free internet access is available.
Guests are allowed access to the property adjoining the barn/lodge. There are pastures surrounding Stark Barn that have livestock and other animals owned by your hosts. For safety, guests are not allowed in the pastures without your hosts.
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Your hosts live just three miles from Stark Barn and will welcome you personally, if in town. Summer months may find your hosts sailing S/Y Acadia out of homeport Newport, Rhode Island. Otherwise, a caretaker for Stark Farms lives on the property 24/7 in a separate building and is available to handle any of your needs.
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The barn was said to be originally built by Major General John Stark for his son Caleb. John Stark was a Major General in the Continental Army who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and Battle of Bennington, Stark coined the inspirational state motto for New Hampshire “live free or die". Come and relive history at Stark Barn; this is a very unique experience and a “must stay" as the 1776 era is depicted in pictures, books, antiques and in the spirit of the barn.
William Stark (April 1, 1724 – August 27, 1776) was a Revolutionary War era officer. He was the brother of celebrated Revolutionary war hero John Stark.
William Stark was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He was with his brother John Stark, David Stinson and Amos Eastman, hunting along the Baker River, a tributary of the Pemigewasset River, on 28 April 1752, when John Stark and Amos Eastman were captured and David Stinson was killed by Abenaki Indians. William escaped in his canoe after being warned by his brother.
During the French and Indian War Stark commanded a company of Rogers' Rangers in northern New York and Nova Scotia where he served under James Rogers. He took part in the assaults on Fortress Louisbourg in 1758, the St. John River Campaign and Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. Early in the American Revolution, Stark did not join the New Hampshire Militia forces in the Siege of Boston, but the sounds of the Battle of Bunker Hill could be heard at his home in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, and he left on his swiftest horse to fight, but he arrived too late and the battle had already ended.
Both General John Sullivan and Colonel Jonathan Moulton recommended Stark to command the new regiment being raised in New Hampshire for service with the Continental Army in the invasion of Canada, but the New Hampshire General Assembly gave the command to Timothy Bedel, a former subordinate of Stark's. Stark, feeling ill-used by his home state, left for New York City, which was occupied by the British Army, and offered his services to them. The British made him a lieutenant colonel of Loyalist troops.
Stark's property in New Hampshire was confiscated by the revolutionary government.
Stark died from injuries he received in falling from his horse in Long Island, New York during the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776.
William Stark" he is buried in: Lyme Plain Cemetery in Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire 29I".
William Stark was the son of Archibald and Eleanor Nichols Stark and the older brother of General John Stark, the hero of the Battle of Bennington. He married Mary Stinson on February 22, 1754 and they had seven children: William JR., John, Archibald, Mary, Stephen, Thomas, and James.
A book with the Memoir and Official Correspondence of General John Stark with Notices of Several Other Officers of the American Revolution written by his son Caleb Stark is available in each room
Stark Barn is located one mile from the Suncoast Expressway, a toll road linking with Tampa Airport and close to the cities of Tampa, Stark Barn offers a large stone front porch with rocking chairs all for watching bicyclers and joggers traversing on the Upper Tampa Bay Trail.
Plenty of parking onsite. WARNING. You must cross an active bike trail to enter the grounds. We have our own stop signs and everyone must come to a full stop.
We expect our guests to care for Stark Barn as if it were their own. The barn wood and New England antiques that adorn the lodge are very hard to replace and deserve the finest care and respect.
John is a retired executive from the engineering and construction industry and Martha is a retired business executive a NYSE document solutions company.
Martha and I are living a Christian life with extended family and friends, farming, faith, favor, fun and fulfillment in Odessa, Florida. We have been blessed with preserving Stark Barn on our family farm at Stark Farms..We are boating folks blessed with blue water sailing New England on S/Y Acadia (Newport, Rhode Island) during the summer season.
Five things that we cannot live without - Jesus, each other, faith, family and friends.