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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: 07/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

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

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

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

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In unit...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In unit...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

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

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
Jun 1 - Sep 13, 2015
3 night min stay
$325
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $295
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning $100
  • 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!!!

We have a $15/night charge for a guest count over 6. Babies free!!


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Location

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 locally 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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  • 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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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/15/2015
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