The cabin is beautifully appointed and light-filled - it's not a large space, but the owners have made it feel that way through clever design touches. I and my dog stayed in March on a chilly weekend but were quite cozy thanks to use of the woodstove. The full kitchen came in handy and is well supplied with cookware. The cabin is alongside a country road and you do hear traffic; also, it's on a blind driveway so I had to take especial care leaving for the parks each morning. Catoctin Mountain Park, Cunningham Falls, Gambrill State Park and others are within 15 minutes to an hour away - this is an ideal location for hikers, and yet you're only about an hour from DC. There are also several vineyards and small towns nearby. I recommend it and hope to stay here again on another getaway from the city.