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Luxury Log Home- Dc, Baltimore, Gettysburg,Family Friendly,Highest Quality!!

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Rear of home- lower bedroom area, sunroom above, patio, deck. All well done!!

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Thurmont house description

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. Home moved and rebuilt in 2005 with all new kitchen, baths. On owner's farm, 1500 feet from main house. 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/or 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 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. Thanks Bill

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                We negotiate this point based on all factors- type of pet, accomodations required,fees for additional cleaning, etc. Not all pets are accepted....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                negotiable...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Kids love the woods and gardens- they have free access to 2 acres to roam and enjoy themselves....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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              • 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!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • 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....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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!!!!!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) Wifi, complete cable movie package...moreless

                  • VCR

                  Theme

                      • Away From It All

                      Attractions

                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Pond
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Forests
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Synagogues
                      • Waterfalls
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Zoo

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding

                      local services and businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        The Blue Ridge Mountains and the mountain top where Camp David is located are visble from the front porch- lovely....moreless

                      • Mountain
                      • Rural

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Kayaking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Paragliding
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Hunting
                      • Rafting
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Small Game

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Seating for 9 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Secure Parking
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Parking
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Water Cooler
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Washing Machine:

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                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                In unit...moreless

                              • Fireplace
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided:

                                New 400 ct bedding as of 7/10...moreless

                              • Gas Fireplace
                              • Broadband Access

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Dishes & Utensils
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Kitchen:

                                    This kitchen has everything necessary for a complete meal- all tools and untensils, well stocked...moreless

                                  Outside

                                  • Wood Deck
                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Patio
                                  • Porch / Veranda
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    The deck overlooks the woods and meadow- a perfect breakfast area, and very pleasant evening (shaded) retreat...moreless

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard
                                  • Discover

                                  Pool / Spa

                                      • Sauna:

                                        both showers are 'steam showers' fully enclosed ...moreless

                                       

                                      Reviews

                                      Write a review 4.9
                                      from 36 traveler reviews
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                                      My Standard Rate
                                      2 night min stay
                                      $275 $295
                                      Fri, Sat

                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                      Fees:

                                      • Cleaning $100
                                      • Pet Fee $100
                                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                                      • Tax Rate 6%

                                      Notes:

                                      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!!!

                                      There will be a $100.00 fee for group gatherings over 15. (ie: family reunions, weddings etc.)


                                      Cancellation policy:

                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                                      Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                                      Location

                                      Visit our Facebook site for more photos - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Breechs-Pocket-Vacation-Rental-Home/189235814452799 This beautiful Log Home is located 15 minutes from Gettysburg, Pa., and 15 minutes from the Historic Frederick, Md. Riverwalk. Antietam is a 30 minute drive. It is an easy commute to Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, Md. (one hour). The surrounding National and State Parks feature hiking trails, trout streams, lakes, waterfalls, boating, and are the home of the Presidential Retreat, Camp David. 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 and many nature activities in the State Park.

                                       

                                      Owner info

                                      About the owner: Chris and Bill built this home in 2004 to move into while they renovated their existing farmhouse they have lived in for 35 years. The farmhouse is a 1794 Moravian brick/stone home, featured in many magazine articles. This log structure was to be burned, and rescued by Bill. 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.


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                                      Photos

                                      • Rear of home- lower bedroom area, sunroom above, patio, deck. All well done!!

                                        Rear of home- lower bedroom area, sunroom above, patio, deck. All well done!!

                                      • This home has it all-character, charm, amenites!! Very peaceful,relaxing.

                                        This home has it all-character, charm, amenites!! Very peaceful,relaxing.

                                      • Front porch - great for rockin' and talkin'  !!!!!  beautiful views of mountains

                                        Front porch - great for rockin' and talkin' !!!!! beautiful views of mountains

                                      • No detail is overlooked in this house!!!!

                                        No detail is overlooked in this house!!!!

                                      • Spacious deck overlooking meadow and forest-lovely breakfast area

                                        Spacious deck overlooking meadow and forest-lovely breakfast area

                                      • Landscaping compliments this lovely setting

                                        Landscaping compliments this lovely setting

                                      • Spacious MBR with beautiful bedding, lovely antiques, visually stunning!

                                        Spacious MBR with beautiful bedding, lovely antiques, visually stunning!

                                      • Downstairs Bedroom

                                        Downstairs Bedroom

                                      • Sun Room off of Kitchen

                                        Sun Room off of Kitchen

                                      • Private views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Spring is gorgeous!

                                        Private views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Spring is gorgeous!

                                      • Fully stocked kitchen

                                        Fully stocked kitchen

                                      • Ample Dining Room

                                        Ample Dining Room

                                      • Southwest corner/Winter/ with front setting porch and massive chimney

                                        Southwest corner/Winter/ with front setting porch and massive chimney

                                      • South side of house/sunroom in Spring

                                        South side of house/sunroom in Spring

                                      • Side porch, main level, parking area 4 steps to main floor

                                        Side porch, main level, parking area 4 steps to main floor

                                      • Lower level, rear of house with sitting patio, beautiful meadow

                                        Lower level, rear of house with sitting patio, beautiful meadow

                                      • rear of house , deck, wooded area, amazing stone walls/masonry

                                        rear of house , deck, wooded area, amazing stone walls/masonry

                                      • Upper level bath with Steam shower

                                        Upper level bath with Steam shower

                                      • Upstairs second bedroom

                                        Upstairs second bedroom

                                      • Downstairs Bedroom with own TV.

                                        Downstairs Bedroom with own TV.

                                      • Relaxing Living Room with fireplace

                                        Relaxing Living Room with fireplace

                                      • Downstairs Bath

                                        Downstairs Bath

                                      • Simply Beautiful

                                        Simply Beautiful

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                                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                                      Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                                      $275 - $295 per night (USD)
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                                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 10

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