I'm taking most of the boys west to go check out this Vault we heard about. Stay here and keep an eye on things until we get back, and keep a closer eye on the Fiends - those guys are crazier than Scrambler. If there's any trouble, radio ahead.”— Samuel Cooke
The front door has an Easy level lock. A ham radio is inside, along with four to five Powder Gangers using the farmstead as their hideout.
- A giant damaged garden gnome outside the front of the house.
- A Ranger holodisk message, which can be found on a table near the front door.
- On the table when first entering, is a note under some Buffout titled, "Ranger holodisk message," that cannot be picked up. The holodisk details a group of Rangers and/or other NCR troops cut off from their platoon by legionaries. This is the same note found upstairs in a building in Boulder City, where there are a large number of skeletons and some NCR gear. This is due to a programming error from the developers as they mixed up the Boulder City and the Powder Gangers note, resulting in the same message being shown in both places. In fact, a different message was meant to be read, and it was about one of the Powder Ganger leaders (Samuel Cooke) taking most of their gang to check Vault 19 and asking a few Powder Gangers to stay behind and keep an eye on things until their return, mostly to check on the local NCR and Fiends. Although this message cannot be accessed in-game, it can still be found in the game files under the name PowderGangRanchMsg.
- Can be used as player housing.
The Whittaker Farmstead appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.