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AUGUST SALE!! LOG HOME-family fun,4 BR,mountains,lake,DC1hr.Gettysburg 20min

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 2 Full Baths, sleeps 10

In the foothills of Catoctin National Park (home of the Presidential Retreat, Camp David). Swimming, boating, hiking, waterfalls, Fall beauty. Skiing, golf, antiquing, all local and well done. Log (1860?) home moved and rebuilt in 2005 with all new kitchen, baths. On owner's farm, 1500 feet from our farmhouse. Built as luxury upscale guesthouse with the finest materials and craftsmanship. Bright and sunny, open and inviting. There is nothing 'rough' about this home. Very relaxing, great views and privacy. Minutes from food markets and restaurants. This is a property for the discriminating traveler who desires the highest quality. Please read our reviews- we are very proud.

The Best: Sometimes you just have to brag- Chris and I ( and most guests) believe that this house far exceeds expectations. Our reviews speak for themselves. We really do attempt to make your stay just what you want it to be. You will always find this home in top condition and working order. We have attempted to set rates that are justified by this property ( again, most guests relate how fair it is, once they arrive, or as they depart.) This is not just a cabin in the woods- it is a home that took two years of great carpentry and masonry work to build, with no expense spared until it was completed. Please visit with us and give us your thoughts- we know they will be happy ones.

More Details

Owner
Bill or Chris
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About Bill or Chris

Chris and Bill built this home in 2004 to move into while they renovated their existing farmhouse they have lived in for 35 years. Their farmhouse is a 1794 Moravian brick/stone home, featured in many magazine articles. This log structure was to be burned, and rescued by Bill and Chris. It features 'Perma Chink'- a finish between the logs that is flexible and insulated. The home is airtight and fresh. It features old materials used whenever possible. The trim details are period and most guests truly appreciate the effort it took to build such a structure.

Why Bill or Chris chose Thurmont

This home is furnished as an upscale guest house with excellent artwork, comfortable beds and furniture and a true ambiance of relaxation. This home has things people love- close to the woods, toys for kids, plenty of parking, different levels of the home to "get away". IT FEELS LIKE HOME.

NEW- parking area asphalted 2017

What makes this house unique

A manicured property, friendly nearby hosts, the best of what you will find in this area ( or any other area) There is so much to do, so close. Families love this house, esp. kids-

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin was just fabulous. We all LOVED it very, very much. I'd LOVE to come back. We didn't even fill out the guest book because, in our haste to leave, we overlooked getting it done. Duhhhhhhhh. The photos online don't really do it justice. And, getting away for the weekend was simply perfect. What a lovely hideaway. My best friend said it was serenity personified. Exactly what I needed.
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Thurmont, Maryland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • cold water dispenser
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • New in 2005, used little ( this was formerly a guest house only for family) The baths have a black/white theme, reminiscent of the early 20th century. Both have 'steam' showers, fully enclosed for warm showering on cold days. The showers have frameless glass shower enclosures.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Two large sofas, very comfortable. As of June 15,2010, all beds have new Hypo Allergenic Mattress Pads, new sets of 400 count sheets and pillow cases, and several new coverlets. We have also purchased all new luxury towels and linen for the bathrooms, and bathmats are provided in the baths to make you feel more secure when showering. We have also added a NEW Murphy bed (and mattress) to the lower brick bed room. Two of the beds are pencil post beds, made by the homeowner/woodworker Bill from period patterns- very beautiful!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books adult
  • books kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio stone/concrete
  • porch/lanai
  • Terrace
  • deck wood
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
We supply DVDS, toys , games, birdseed (for feeder), squirrels, rabbits, horses, goats,friendly old dog, quiet country roads for cycling, 16' wide heart pine flooring (recycled, no less). The logs in the house are oak, chestnut and pine from about 1850. There are two rooms that have a beautiful sunrise feature, and the master BR has a picture window- the cherry tree outside it blossoms in the spring, pure white. The chimney and foundation are built of native stone, recycled from two barn foundations. The farm house we live in (Bill, Chris) is a very rare MORAVIAN home, built in 1794. Its original owner was a member of the local Moravian congregation in GRACEHAM, MD., two miles away as the crow flies. Like history? Just ask!!!!!

Reviews

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AUGUST SALE!! LOG HOME-family fun,4 BR,mountains,lake,DC1hr.Gettysburg 20min
average rating of 4.880597 based on 68 reviews
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect in every way. Our family loved it and hope to come back again next year!

  • Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real GEM!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this for four nights for our son’s wedding in the area. It couldn’t have been a better choice. Very clean throughout, fully equipped kitchen, great Weber grill on one of two decks, each room was thoughtfully supplied, and the quality of finishes and decor was top shelf. Also quite private and quiet. Highly recommend this house, and the surrounding countryside is just beautiful...a little bit of heaven!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very well maintained and the owners do all to make sure you can enjoy your stay .

  • 5 of 5

Great overall experience. Great place for family and friends

  • Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Room enough for family of the Bride!

  • 5 of 5

We had a 3-night stay at this lovely house that was close to our daughter’s wedding venue. We had a little misunderstanding with the owners about the check-in date. However, Bill & Chris (owners) went above & beyond to resolve the error. Bill & Chris are genuinely caring hosts & made our stay more enjoyable than we could have ever dreamed. Thanks so much, Bill & Chris for everything you both did to make our days there a wonderful memory!

  • Submitted: 8-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and idyllic

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect place for my girls and I to celebrate my 30th birthday! I dreamed of a place that would be beautiful, cozy, and allow us to commune with nature and this little cottage style home hit all the marks! It was PERFECT! And Bill was the most delightful host.

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house has 2 bedrooms in the upper level sharing a full bathroom and another 2 bedrooms in the basement sharing a full bath. The living room and decks are very well decorated

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Ski resorts are within 20 minutes , and Golf courses abound (ask hapless owner/golfer for best/worst). Dutch country Pa. is a two hour drive, and Annapolis is one hour and fifteen minutes. Great food everywhere. Hood College and Mt.St.Mary's are nearby. The Colorfest, a Fall Festival in town is the 2nd weekend in October. There is a REAL Zoo for kids locally and many nature activities in the State Park.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Thurmont, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2018
Jun 5 2018 - Jul 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$378
 
 
August SALE!!!
Aug 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$345
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$378
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
Jun 1 2019 - Aug 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$391
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add C$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$378
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$78.26
Cleaning C$152.55 + Tax

During the months of June, July and August we require a 3 night minimum stay.

We do have special rates for HOLIDAYS and LOCAL EVENTS-please check with us. If you are confused about the fees, call or write us for confirmation. We also consider discounts for longer stays than a week. We are flexible!!!
We have a $15/night charge for a guest count over 6. Babies free!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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