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BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME-family fun,4 BR,mountains,lake,DC1hr.Gettysburg 20min

Bedrooms 4
Space 222 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 BR, 2 Full Baths, sleeps 10

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. Log (1860?) 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

More Details

Bill or Chris
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018

About Bill or Chris

Chris and Bill built this home in 2004 to move into while they renovated their existing farmhouse they have lived in for 35 years. Their 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.

Why Bill or Chris chose Thurmont

This home is furnished as an upscale guest house with excellent artwork, comfortable beds and furniture and a true ambiance of relaxation. This home has things people love- close to the woods, toys for kids, plenty of parking, different levels of the home to "get away". IT FEELS LIKE HOME!!!

What makes this house unique

A manicured property, friendly nearby hosts, the best of what you will find in this area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin was just fabulous. We all LOVED it very, very much. I'd LOVE to come back. We didn't even fill out the guest book because, in our haste to leave, we overlooked getting it done. Duhhhhhhhh. The photos online don't really do it justice. And, getting away for the weekend was simply perfect. What a lovely hideaway. My best friend said it was serenity personified. Exactly what I needed.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Thurmont, Maryland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • 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!
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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!!!!!


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BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME-family fun,4 BR,mountains,lake,DC1hr.Gettysburg 20min
average rating of 4.8688526 based on 62 reviews

Great stay -- comfortable accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Thurmont for a weekend with friends. Clean, comfortable accommodations with all of the items you need to be away from home. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic, yet comfortable living space as a home away from home living space.

  • 4 of 5

The home felt cozy and yet we all had space to read, rest, play board games, cook, watch movies, and hangout together. Comfortable furniture and beds. Enough space at the dining table for our group. The house has most of what anyone might need while away. There are pots and pans and knives for chopping, but if you plan on cooking, and like your own skillet or pan, perhaps bring it/them along. We knew in advance that to get to the bathrooms, one must cross through another's guest room. In the end, it did not create a problem.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We wish we could have earned five stars- maybe you could email us your concerns- we try to listen and respond. Thanks again- Bill and Chris
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Great! 3 generation holiday celebration

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for any thing better. Beautiful home, Bill & Chris provided everything. We'd love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breech's Pocket

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful and perfect for our Emmitsburg wedding trip. In addition to ourselves we had family members coming & going from several states and everyone had a great time. It was a pleasure meeting Bill and hearing about how he built the house. The house was comfortable, clean, and beautiful, plus everything we needed worked just fine. Our only regret was that we had to leave to come back to Florida after only 4+ days.

Note: This was the first time we rented a vacation home and now the bar has now been set pretty high. I hope we won't be disappointed should we rent again somewhere else.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place. So relaxing. Loved every room.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this area & the home worked so well for 6 adults & 4 kids!!! The location was ideal for getting to our family wedding at Thorpewood & for going to the national park. We also were close to wineries galore & covered bridges. Highly recommend Breaches Pocket.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, beautiful home, our family just loved it. We came from all over the country, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington State. We were here for our neice's wedding, the location was perfect for us. Some of us got to visit Gettysburg, only 15 miles away. House is beautifully decorated, loved the outdoor area. We sat on the front porch in the rocking chair and enjoyed the breeze. Very relaxing and wonderful trip.

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Thurmont, Maryland

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$254.86
Cleaning AU$127.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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