SERENE LOG HOUSE NESTLED AMONGST MD & PA HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS

Kate Hopkins

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Bedrooms 2
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SERENE LOG HOUSE NESTLED AMONGST MD & PA HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS

Middletown Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

My father and I custom built this log house on the original spring house foundation from the early 1800's. The house is in the foot hills of the Maryland Mountains near world class golf resorts, ski resorts, shopping, antiquing, fantastic hiking, and some of the nation's most important historic battlefields. The cabin is all wood inside and out. It has a large stone fireplace, perfect for a romantic atmosphere on chilly nights, as well as a classic wood stove which can be used for cooking and baking in addition to heating the cabin. The bedrooms are actually open lofts with a catwalk connecting them to a central landing. The upstairs is open to the downstairs and leaves the cabin with a large spacious feeling. The beds are built in and each loft has a small seating area and a private balcony. There's a large deck off the back, overlooking the huge fenced yard and the neighboring horse fields.

The yard, complete with a custom dog house and play house, is perfect for children and pets. The back deck in the mornings can't be beat for sipping coffee and watching the horses as the dew burns off the fields. In the evening, the deck, with a view of the mountain skyline, is the perfect place to relax after the day's explorations.

Not only is this the perfect house for a private romantic retreat, it is the perfect launching pad for a small family or group of friends to tour the nearby battlefields, to go for hikes along the AT or through the numerous state and federal parks in the area, or to enjoy some world class golf. The cabin is very near historic battlefields such as Antietam, Monocacy, Gettysburg, and Harpers Ferry. Also nearby are gorgeous historic towns such as Boonsboro, Middletown, and Thurmont, and even downtown Frederick. Hiking trails as well as state and federal parks are everywhere.

Greenbriar State Park is great for swimming in the lake and picnics with the family. Gambrill State Park, at five minutes away, can't be beat for walking the dog with great vistas of the valley. There are at least five blazed trails of varying difficulty and length. If you like to ski, you'll find Whitetail, Liberty, and Round Top within thirty minutes drive! For golf it will be tough to choose between Beaver Creek, Musket Ridge, or Maryland National. There are great spas in nearby Middletown or Boonsboro and you can?t beat the shopping at the Hagerstown Prime Outlets, about 15 minutes away.

Come enjoy our cabin and find out all the amazing things this region has to offer. We're happy to provide tips, suggestions, and directions. We can't wait to have you stay! Kate & Joe.

PS See below the calendar for a link to more pictures. We have lots to show you.

There's a beautiful creek running through the property, as well as a small pond. Deer frequently graze in the woods around the stream.

South Mountain and others are clearly visible from the property and provide an excellent vista from the deck.

We've placed lots of good books and paperbacks in the cabin for chilling on the back deck and enjoying the peace and quiet. If you don't finish it, take it with you. If you finish one you've been enjoying (or have extras to clear out!) leave them for the next guest!

Pet Friendly: There's a LARGE fenced yard and a spring providing fresh drinking water at all times. There's also a big custom built dog house and play room for kids.

Kid Friendly: There's a playhouse in the yard and with all the fencing and decks, children can play without getting near the stream or street. It's very safe.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kate Hopkins

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The house and log cabin in Middletown are nestled at the foot of South Mountain and surrounded by horse pastures and hiking trails. We spend all our time outdoors, on the trails when we are here (and not hip deep in renovations projects!) If you love being outside, enjoy visiting historic battlefields, like hiking and exploring or just going for a walk with your dogs, this is the place for you.

Kate Hopkins purchased this cabin in 2005

Joe and his father custom built this log cabin on the original spring house foundation of our historic farm. The spring is still running through the foundation and even helps to keep the house cool in the summer. The log house and our main house are located on 2.5 acres at the foot of South Mountain and surrounded by horse country, federal and state parks and historic battlefields. There’s even a creek running through the property with a bridge across to the original outhouse! We love being here and can’t wait to share it so you can all see what the mountains of Maryland have to offer.

The property is so peaceful and serene it is the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend or home base for exploring everything from the Appalachian Trail to Antietam Battlefield. The back deck in the mornings can’t be beat for sipping coffee and watching the horses as the dew burns off the fields. There’s a giant stone fireplace and a traditional wood stove for heat and atmosphere on chilly nights. The cabin is very near historic battlefields such as Antietam, Monocacy, Gettysburg, and Harpers Ferry. Also nearby are gorgeous historic towns such as Boonsboro, Middletown, and Thurmont, and even downtown Frederick. Washington DC and Baltimore are both less than an hour away and the MARC train stations in Frederick and Brunswick are both about 20 minutes away for an easy ride into DC for a day's sightseeing or work. Hiking trails, state and federal parks are everywhere. Gambrill State Park, at five minutes away, can’t be beat for walking the dog with great vistas of the valley. There are at least five blazed trails of varying difficulty and length. If you like to ski, you’ll find Whitetail, Liberty, and Round Top within thirty minutes drive!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.7
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Serene Log House Nestled Amongst MD & PA Historic Battlefields
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews
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Serene Log House Nestled Amongst MD & PA Historic Battlefields
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392560
+1 (410) 703-8502
Middletown Maryland
Bronxville, NY
5

RELAXING GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for the weekend in the cabin, we really enjoyed the cozy accommodations. The bathroom, kitchen and bedroom loft all just the right size for a family of four. We are used to camping and know how to make the most out of a small area and are also thankful to have access to outdoors area. Our two (small) dogs thoroughly enjoyed frolicking in the yard after a long car ride. They were sad to be back in their apartment here in the city and keep asking to go back to the spacious yard.
I like the deck off the back, it is a nice retreat onto itself, escaping the activities that were going on inside. I could unplug from the TV and electronics and listen to the babbling brook and horses in the distance, and with the surrounding fields and rural setting it was a relaxing change from city life. This trip, we did not explore any of the local scene (Middletown), but will definitely come back.
After visiting Gettysburg, we drove into Annapolis on Saturday, and Washington DC on Sunday, so this location fit into our plans great. We did not use the wood stove, but did use the fireplace both nights mostly for ambiance as the daytime temperatures where in the 60s, and the loft area where we slept, stayed warm during our stay.
If there are any cons, I would say after our weekend we all had a smell of campfire. The stairs to the loft has the pitch of a “ships ladder” and is a steep. But overall there is enough space that we were not on top of each other (four of us) and the surrounding countryside is very beautiful. The owners are very accommodating, and we will return.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Serene Log House Nestled Amongst MD & PA Historic Battlefields
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392560
+1 (410) 703-8502
Middletown Maryland
5

VERY RELAXING GET-AWAY

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and two small dogs stayed for 17 days and loved it! Do not count on your GPS to find the location. We were just around the corner but very lost! Kate was available and helped us right away.The description of the property and the amenities are as described.The property was clean and well maintained. We used the location to go to Gettysburg and Antietam battle fields, but we also went into Fredrick and to the local wineries. For wifi we went to either the Boonsboro public library or to the one in Middletown. We also used The Main Cup in Middletown as a regular stop...breakfast, lunch, dinner, wifi. We truly enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Serene Log House Nestled Amongst MD & PA Historic Battlefields
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392560
+1 (410) 703-8502
Middletown Maryland
4

GETAWAY FOR TWO

  • 4 of 5
I must say we completely enjoyed our stay at this location. My boyfriend and I are in the hospitality industry so were constantly at work. This was the perfect getaway for us. It was very peaceful and relaxing. I was able to paint and he was able to play his guitar comfortably with no interruptions. The property is beautiful and intimate. It waa very clean and neat with candles laying throughout the living room. We planned on doing nothing while on this getaway but we did managed to visit the creamery which was cute. Safeway was minutes away which was great. I would definitely recommend this to others. Thank you for the stay :)
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene Log House Nestled Amongst MD & PA Historic Battlefields
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392560
+1 (410) 703-8502
Middletown Maryland
5

RELAXING RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for the use of your cabin! We had a great time! Everything was wonderful. The fenced yard was great for pets. The cabin was cozy with nice decor and the kids loved the loft area (with supervision:)). We spent a day in Gettysburg and also tried out the One Cup Cafe in Middletown. A great fit for our family and we truly appreciated the flexibility with check out as we got in late Friday evening. Thanks again! ~Pittsburgh, PA Clan
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We enjoy hearing it! There are many kid friendly things to do in the area from Swimming in Greenbriar Lake to the Crystal Grottos Cavern nearby, or even hunting for crayfish in the creek. Please come back again!
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Serene Log House Nestled Amongst MD & PA Historic Battlefields
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392560
+1 (410) 703-8502
Middletown Maryland
Cary NC
5

CABIN STAY

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay in the cabin. The yard was fantastic and our dog loved it, though I recommend you check that the gate to the stairs in the big house is closed. I didn't and our escape artist took off down the road. Other than that, it was gorgeous!! The house was perfect for my husband and I. The beds were so comfortable. We both slept so well while we were there. It was relaxing and a great time!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Serene Log House Nestled Amongst MD & PA Historic Battlefields
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392560
+1 (410) 703-8502
Middletown Maryland
Baltimore
4

HONEYMOON RETREAT

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time at the cabin, it was just what my wife and I had in mind. We hiked the AT and got some great pictures. And the food at JB's was awesome! Thanks again...
  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a great time! We have some folks that come every year for their honeymoon. Come back again Jason!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
BWI
Nearest Train
15 Miles
MARC Train, Frederick or Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 70, Myersville, US 17 exit
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Main Cup, Middletown MD
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Liberty/Roundtop
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hollow Creek
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Inn at South Mountain

Middletown Maryland: ten Minutes from Antietam, close to Myersville, MD

Other Activities: Skiing, Snowmobiling, Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Boating, Basketball Court, Wildlife Viewing

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Availability & Rates

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Middletown Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$770
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
housekeeping & linens $75
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes Minimum stay on HOLIDAY WEEKENDS is THREE NIGHTS

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Middletown Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom, as with everything in the cabin, is compact. There is a full sized shower but the tub is small.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Double Bed (2) : The beds are custom built into the lofts. There are two, approximately double/queen sized. There is a small sleeper sofa on the main floor. For parties larger than 4, please contact owners to discuss.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
There's a Washer and Dryer in the main house that we can make available if we're there, upon request. There is NOT one in the cabin. The driveway for the cabin is past the main house at the top of the hill. If there is snow, parking is limited and will be at the main house. There's a HUGE stone fireplace and chimney, the centerpiece of the log house. There are hundreds of Video tapes, including an extensive collection of Disney movies for kids. The back deck has a nice glass table with seating for four, and the grill. There are balconies off the front and back on the second floor.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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