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The Original Beautiful Rustic Log Cabin in the Woods

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 14-20)

Let me start by welcoming you to my Log Cabin in the Woods site. You will pay no booking fee to anyone for booking my Cabin.

Just click "Contact Owner" and I will get back to you directly as soon as possible. You should also look at my personal website easily located by Googling " LOGCABININTHEWOODS " Thanks !!

This Cabin is the perfect "back to nature" get-away. Just a few miles from the Presidential Retreat, Camp David, there are plenty of options for things to do. If nature is what you like, it does not get any better than this. Walk out the door and you are in 5000 acre Cunningham Falls State Park, the home of Maryland's largest waterfalls. Looking for an peaceful alternative to the ocean? Here you'll find sandy beaches without the crowds?

Civil War Buffs. battles were fought just minutes away. Just one hour from Washington DC and Baltimore, it is a wonderful way to get away from the crowds and stay in one of the prettiest, most rustic mountain areas of the east coast.

Golf Outings for Spring & Summer are becoming popular too! There are a bunch of nice courses in the vicinity. Play a different course each day.

If nature is not what you are looking for, there are shopping malls and movie theaters nearby. A few minutes more and you can sight-see at places like Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry, or one of many other Civil War locations. There are two TV's, DVD Player, VCR, CD Players, and Computer. Also, there is a regulation Pool Table, Air Hockey, Foosball, Darts, and more to keep the young at heart entertained. The fully-stocked gourmet kitchen is right next to the 22 foot tall great room with a woodburning fireplace and entertainment area. The large porch and grilling deck feature a spectacular view for simply relaxing.

As an added bonus, the 100+ acre farm right next door opened their own Winery and Distillery. Often Live Music !! Pretty Cool place to just sit, have some homegrown wine and/or vodka and enjoy the beautiful scenery with family and/or friends. Just Google "LOGCABININTHEWOODS" to learn more.

Here's what people say about the Log Cabin in the Woods:

'We had a wonderfully relaxing time - perfect in all regards. The porch chairs were the perfect addition.' ~Judy

'We found everything in good order, and had a very good time in Thurmont. Amazing that you built the whole house yourself!

Thanks for everything!' ~Leendert

'We had the BEST time and the cabin was so comfortable for us. Again, if you'd like any kind of recommendation, please just let me know what format you'd like it in. Also, you can feel free to give my e-mail address out to anyone who'd like a personal reference.' ~ Margie

'The cabin was and is amazing. My whole family had a great time and it really made my dad's birthday special. We all can't wait to come back. Thanks again,' ~Brian

'We had a great time. There were just the three of us and plenty of room. You must be very proud of putting together a structure like that. I'm pretty handy but I would not tackle something like that. We were lucky enough to have a fire for several nights and then it got very warm. We used your gas grill for steaks one night. Can you believe, we didn't even have time to shoot a game of pool. Thanks again for sharing your cabin and I'm positive we will return.' ~Vernon & Elaine

'The cabin was great! We all enjoyed it. My brother-in-law wants to come again by himself to enjoy the solitude without 12 other people there! ' ~Rita

'Enjoyed the cabin very much - it's just the type of cabin we'd like to purchase to have for our visits east to see family and friends. If you ever are interested in selling it, please let us know.

Thanks so much,' ~Chris & Lisa

It was a great weekend, and the cabin was the perfect place to be. Went to Liberty on Sat. where some did ski, and made a quick trip to the Falls today. Other than that we stayed in and played board games and the kids were playing their TV games. There were a couple of pool tournaments also.

Everything went very nicely, and had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for allowing us to rent.' ~Linda and Chuck

'Great HOME!!! We loved staying at your cabin in the woods, it was better then we thought for a bunch of guys to get away from life for a little while. In time we will be re-visiting and recommending your second home.

Thank you again,' ~andrew

'The time at the cabin as I said was needed and very pleasurable. We plan to come down again, possibly next year - only with the wives this time. The word has spread about the 'cabin in the woods' and you will hear more from us...

Thanks again for a great time!!' ~Steve

'We really enjoyed your cabin and wish to thank you for opening your home to us. We tell people about our relaxing vacation in the cabin at Thurmont.

Thank you.' ~Judy

'Hi Dave! We really enjoyed our stay. The group voted to visit there next year as well, so yes, let's convert that deposit into the next deposit. I'll check with everyone about which weekend to reserve and get back to you soon. thanks!' ~dani

'Well your cabin is wonderful. The girls had a great time. We were camping in luxury. Thank you for calling to make sure we were all set up. We loved everything about your cabin,.

Thank you for letting us experience camping in luxury and we hope to come back in the fall possibly.'

~Wendy and the Girls from Troop 2037

'What a splendid time we had at the “cabin.” Our whole family, even all the grandchildren, came to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. They treated us like a queen and king all week-end. The cabin is lovely and memorable. Sitting in the swing in the early morning takes you away from the world and helps you connect with God. Thank you for the cabin. May God bless you as you provide the cabin for rest.' ~Gilbert and Jeri

The list of happy 'Cabin People' (as I call my guests) just goes on and on. For more notes from guests see the Log Cabin in the Woods Personal Website (link lower down on this page).

Keywords: Log Cabin Lodge

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for the week at the cabin. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Thanks again and have a wonderful Holiday Season!
Nov 2008
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Thurmont Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (6), Child Beds (1), Sleep Queen Sofa or Futons (3).
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Stone Fireplace, TV's, DVD Player, CD Players, Computers, Camp Fire Area to Make Smores


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The Original Beautiful Rustic Log Cabin in the Woods
average rating of 4.875 based on 63 reviews

An amazing cabin escape!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this cabin twice to celebrate the new years away from the busy city life that we're used to. The cabin is AWESOME! It's a real log cabin and you can feel the labor of love that was put into every log (especially the ceiling work in the master bedroom - wow!). The cabin is spacious and well equipped with an epic fireplace in the center of the main room (w/ LOTS of wood), an outdoor fire pit, board games (I think our group has the record for the marble game - played forwards, backwards and forwards again all in one go), pool table, air hockey table, fantastic front porch, and plenty of room for sleeping. Needless to say, the cabin has everything you'd need for a cabin getaway (and more if the nature isn't enough for you). It's well maintained and cared for and we love how it's so close to civilization yet you feel so tucked away in the woods. Make sure you check out Cunningham Falls when you come - it's a beautiful place to hike.

Dave is a pleasure to coordinate with. If you follow his instructions everything is a breeze.

Overall, if you're looking for a nice cabin to spend a week or weekend in - this is the one! We'll be coming back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Oasis for Our Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

So often, holidays can be rushed affairs, with time spent more on traveling, cooking and cleaning, then in the truly important work of just being together. Our time at the cabin for Thanksgiving gave us the gift of a world away, and a chance to reconnect with those we love.

The cabin occupies an ideal location, close enough to home that it is easy to get to, yet tucked away in the woods so that you can escape the cares that home sometimes brings. We traveled with our four almost adult children, as well as our brother and sister in law and their three kids. Dave had done a wonderful job in advance of our arrival, providing clear directions, as well as all of the information we would need to run things at the cabin and explore the surrounding area.

We found that our new home for the week was even more than we expected, and exactly what we needed. The cabin was clean and had plenty of room for the 11 of us. The enormous stone fireplace dominated the living room, and there was plenty of firewood to keep us warm every night, laughing, telling old stories and making new memories.

On Thanksgiving Day, the kitchen provided all of the space and tools to create our feast. And when we finally gathered around the table, we were as thankful for our time together at the cabin as we were for the food.

The cabin is absolutely a place of beauty, and a space for slowing down and just being. We would recommend this spot to anyone, and know that Dave and his family will make it as special as our experience was.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sisters/Cousins vacation

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I and both our families met for the week at this cabin. A total of 11 people. We stayed for one week and loved every minute of it. There was so much to do inside and out. From playing in the game, playing charades, and making bed forts to roasting marshmallows, walking through the woods, visiting the state park, and the historical cities and towns that surround the area. I can't wait to visit in the winter so we can make use of the beautiful fire place.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place. Would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for the ultimate cabin retreat experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Beautiful, roomy, well apportioned, great location.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice. There is a LOT of room to fit sleeping people. The fireplace is solid and has an integrated vent system that lets it heat the house very efficiently in winter. The furnishings are rustic and lovely, there are pool, foosball, and air hockey tables downstairs, and the location is great--near a confluence of trails from the local state part, and also within walking distance of a nearby winery/distillery that opened recently, itself a fine place. No internet, though cell service is great, and the TV isn't that big, but this is a place to go to experience wilderness and your fellow cabinmates rather than watch TV, so if anything that's a plus because it discourages electronic entertainment. Can be a bit hard to find, especially at night, so I recommend scouting it out before making the big trip. Only a mile or two off of the highway, though you would never know it.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the Excellent Review. I tell all of my guests explicitly to "PRINT OUT MY DIRECTIONS" When they do, they always find the Cabin. When they don't, I often get a call saying they are lost. When I ask if they printed directions, the answer is always a sheepish "no". I have several TV's but, as you point out, the Cabin was not put there for somewhere to watch TV. This is some of the best nature in Maryland right outside the door. It's there to be embraced.
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lovely spot for our house retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay. Not too far from DC, but feels woodsy. Cabin was warm and comfortable and had plenty of space for our whole crew. Kitchen had what we needed. Overall everything was great. I thought maybe there was a hot tub from some of the pictures, but there was not.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Snow Skiing about 20 minutes away !! Great Sandy Beach with Lifeguards for your Enjoyment and you don't have to drive through 3 hours of traffic to get there. Welcome to the New Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery, our Next Door Neighbor.

River Rafting and Tubing, Snow Tubing, Sun Bathing or Just Relaxing.............


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Holiday Periods
Thanksgiving ...............$415/night.................$1750/week (4 night minimum)
Dec. 22-Jan. 3 .............$415/night ................$2375/week (4 night minimum)
April 7-April 18 ...........$327/night ................$1545/week (3 night minimum)

MLK Weekend ..............$319/night ................$1525/week
President's Weekend .....$319/night ................$1525/week
Note: Rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.