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Mountaintop Breezes!--Amazing View Central to Many Battlefields

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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!!!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • 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...moreless

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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    See the leaves change. Great 20 miles view over the valley... really beautiful! 12 Minutes to SKI LIBERTY! WHITETAIL is 25 min....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Usually do not need in summer but just in case there are 2 window units that will cool each floor...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 11 traveler reviews
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 6%


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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Local club
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Ridge Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: 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 !

Why the Owner Chose Blue Ridge Summit, PA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
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!!!

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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    photo of our garden and the valley in October

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  • Our little ski lodge road

    Our little ski lodge road

  • The red tree in October

    The red tree in October

  • Fall spectacle of colored leaves from the deck

    Fall spectacle of colored leaves from the deck

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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