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Mountaintop breezes!--Amazing view central to Many battlefields

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps 5-6

Enjoy our our charming stone and shingle cottage perched the side of a mountain overlooking the Catoctin Mountain Valley for a get away! It is located only 12 minutes from great skiing at Ski Liberty in the former resort of Blue Ridge Summit , Pa. which was founded as a vacation site for nearby DC and Baltimore families, although many came from as far away as NY because the train went there. It is 5 miles or so from the famous Camp David. It is less than one mile from the Appalacian Trail. It is located in the area of Lee's retreat and the Battle of Montery Pass. It is 22 minutes to Gettysburg.. 1/2 hour to Monocacy, and about the same to Sharpsburg and Antietam. !!! The cottage has 2 large bedrooms upstairs(1 king- the other two twins that make a king on the second floor,) and a double bedroom on the first floor. Each bedroom has a bath. There is a living room , kitchen, dining room and small den. The deck is the best part! The large doors looking onto the expanse of the valley are an important feature of the house. We enjoy dining under the umbrella on the deck, sometimes cooking on the small grill. Our garden is very relaxing and has a fire pit for chilly evenings. We also have a small outdoor hot tub. Our little private lane makes the home a small enchanting estate with the feeling that you are far , far away in another place. The houses on the lane are all second homes for Washington families , except for one full time (house with the snow plow). It is extremely relaxing and we enjoy reading, walking up and down the lane, and just hanging out although we do go to Gettysburg to the movies and to Hagerstown to the Outlet Malls and amazing antique stores. Our favorite restaurants are the Cash town Inn (gourmet in the country) and the Carriage House in Emmitsburg (best crab cakes anywhere~) The local golf course is one of the oldest in America and is a challenge because of its wildness! . The Y in Wayneboro has very reasonable short term memberships for gym and pool . The Battle of Montery Pass and Lee's Retreat from Gettysburg were just around the corner. See North South Magazine, Feb. 27 2010!!!


Owner
Susan Lloyd
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About Susan Lloyd

My husband and I live in Washington and for 30 some years have enjoyed coming to Blue Ridge Summit for the immediate relaxation in another world from the city. The area is steeped in Civil War history . It is beautiful in all seasons... Leaves changing in the fall.. In the winter Ski LIBERTY is 12 minutes. The summer is delightful and spring is awesome. We have made friends there and like to relax at the cottage. Now that the children are grown we want to travel more and thus decided to share our spot !

Susan Lloyd purchased this estate in 1999

Why Susan Lloyd chose Pennsylvania

Beautiful Vacation retreat- CENTRALLY LOCATED NEAR MOST BATTLEFIELDS IN THE AREA, CLOSE TO GETTYSBURG , WINTER SKIING, APPALACIAN TRAIL.

There are many beautiful historic homes in Blue Ridge Summit, but we think ours has the best view and the feel that you could be in another country in such a short time. The privacy is terrific, yet there are families nearby. We love the casual decor and easy living.

What makes this estate unique

Live in your own private world... a true vacation. Feel miles away yet have shopping and things nearby. View thousands of acres as your own from this mountain lodge.

Robert E. Lee and Custer tied their horses (Traveler and ?) to the tree in our neighbors yard as they stopped in the retreat from Gettysburg. The Battle of Montery Pass was fought just around the corner from our house. Here is what one blogger has to say about it. You can veiw the whole article in North South Magazine of Feb. 27, 2010 which has the map with our street!!!

Amenities

Blue Ridge Summit Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three full baths
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Two huge bedrooms on second floor with private baths One small bedroom on first floor with bath Beds as follows: two twins which make a king, a king, and a double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Mountaintop breezes!--Amazing view central to Many battlefields
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
4

Roomy, great views, relaxing hot tub!

  • 4 of 5

Spacious house with great views, a side yard for child's play and/or a bonfire! Wood is provided for inside and outside fires. Outdoor hot tub is hot and large enough for four, very welcome after hiking nearby trails. Kitchen is complete, with large dining room and living room with fireplace. However, the master bedroom claims to have a king bed but instead is two twins pushed together, resulting in a completely different bedding experience. Gas grill did not come with a gas tank, and there was minimal charcoal for the charcoal grill.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cute and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the mountaintop breezes estate for a weekend getaway. There were only four of us and so we had plenty of space. The house was cute and cozy, with lots of character and great amenities. We really enjoyed the outdoor space and seating areas, as well as the hot tub. The views were also wonderful and provided for a very relaxing weekend.

Our only complaints are that the upstairs bathrooms had stink bugs and it would have been nice to have an updated coffee maker, but overall, the house was wonderful and we had a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC
4

Warm and comfortable retreat with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house, very spacious with great fireplace and outdoor fire pit. Large bedrooms, very comfortable, and also a nice TV room with flat screen TV and cable. The internet worked well. The views are excellent and it's very close to DC. Private but not isolated, close to liquor store, grocery, and liberty mountain. And the hot tub is great too. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view, cozy house, would definitely stay again.

  • 5 of 5

The view is outstanding and the house is in good working order. The home owner was very responsive and helpful in explaining access. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Landgraaf, NL
3

Roomy, comfortable house in the mountains

  • 3 of 5

My family stayed at this house for a month in October and November. It is a very comfortable house with beautiful views. It was a trip back to the 50's but everything worked ok. Modern appliances and an entertainment system were available. The freight trains passing by next to the house were an unusual attraction and let you know you weren't as isolated as you might think. We enjoyed our stay on the mountaintop with the deer grazing in the backyard.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes, the cottage is located in a truly idyllic and poetic scene with the beautiful mountain, sky , sun and moon. Many guests return just for that and its extreme coziness. We have tried to keep it's " country" feeling to get that sense of being in another time and place for which many weekenders and travelers are searching .
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5

Amazing Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The mountain views are so amazing from every window in the house... the house.. I mean WOW, it was warm and inviting and was so much more that I could ever imagine. There is so much to do and no need to leave the house. Hot tub, fireplace, outside fire pit.. just to name a few. I will definatley stay here again! Thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing remarks and for being such a wonderful guest. It is always a nice surprise to return to the cottage and find a thoughtful thank you note such as yours!!! We were so glad to learn that it worked out so well and that you enjoyed your days there. Hopefully you shall return one day!
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Map

Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Local club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Blue Ridge Restaurant
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Ski Liberty
Car: necessary

Fall leaves with 30 miles of views ... central to many battlefields. . Fall foliage and orange sunrises on our mountain are two more reasons to visit the cottage. We have the best beautiful mountain vista within 50 miles. Blue Ridge Summit is an historic area which was frequented by vacationers at the turn of the 20th century due to the cool mountain air. There are many surviving homes from this era, along with important civil war sites. Robert E. Lee and Traveler retreated along the road we live on, and the Battle of Monterey Pass was fought nearby. The retreat from Gettysburg by a portion of Lees troops also too place along our road. It is about 17 miles to Gettysburg... a 20 minute or so drive from our home. Our home is a great outpost for students of the Civil War but becuase it is in a resort town has another dimension. On the way to Gettysburg one passes Ski Liberty and the Carroll County Golf Course. Waynesboro Penn. and Mercersburg where Whitetail Ski resort is located is the other direction. The Duchess of Windsor was born in Blue Ridge Summit on the same site that Civil War troops later camped. The little 'Montery' Club golf course is open to the public and is only several blocks from out house. (It is $10 to play and if it is closed slide the moneh through the mail slot!). The house is close enough

to DC and Baltimore(one hour , 15 min) for day excursions to museums there, etc. One can drive through Emmitsburg, Md, home of the Mother Seton Shrine and Basilica. The Mount Saint Mary's University is there and there is an interesting film on its founding. There is a wonderful zoo on Rt. 15 in Thurmont which is about 15 minutes away (not sure if open in the winter) Great for all ages! Shopping is really great at the Hagarstown Mall and the Gettysburg Gateway Mall . Antiquing is also fun at Beaver Creek Antique Mall and Antique Crossroads..about 25 min. Fly fishing is availalbe in Beaver Creek (20 min) Visit Antietam, Sharpsburg, and Monacacy battle sites also only about 25 min. away.

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Rates & Availability

Blue Ridge Summit Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,365
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a $75 charge towards the cleaning!

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