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Bill or Chris

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Luxury log home- DC, Baltimore, Gettysburg,Family Friendly,highest quality!!

49 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Thurmont House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 2 Full Baths, sleeps 10

(This listing is the same house as Homeaway #4201472 which is listed in the Gettysburg area. ) 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. 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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bill or Chris (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 49 traveler reviews

Luxury log home- DC, Baltimore, Gettysburg,Family Friendly,highest quality!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 50 reviews
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Lovely home; bedroom arrangement might be an issue

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely property. The home is beautiful, well-equipped and well maintained. The grounds and setting were wonderful for our family with young grandchildren (including visiting the goats down the lane). The drawback is that two of the bedrooms are only accessed by going through another bedroom; and one bathroom is only accessed by going through a bedroom, while the other bathroom is only accessed by going through two bedrooms. It worked for our extended family, though going through your in-laws' bedroom to get to yours isn't something everyone would feel comfortable with.

Bill and Chris were most gracious hosts and we had a delightful weekend in this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were gathering from different parts of the country to celebrate each of our accomplishments. We decide to book this cabin in Thurmont, and was thoroughly happy that we did. It was located in a quiet town, and the cabin had everything we need. You can tell that the owners, who built the cabin themselves, truly put in a lot of time and care on the cabin. The only con I can give is that there was only 2 bathrooms, one in the lower floor and one in the upper floor. Having 9 people share 2 bathrooms was a bit inconvenient. Perhaps one day the owners can add a half bath on the ground floor. In any case, we would certainly consider renting this cabin again in the future!! Thank you for helping to make our reunion a success!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFECT weekend escape!

  • 5 of 5

Far enough away and yet not that far at all! The house is absolutely GORGEOUS! Each spring we get together (8-10) of us girls, for a weekend, we all live in/near Baltimore. We try to get far enough away from the kids n husbands so we can't be easily summoned back, but don't want to spend the entire time traveling. This was perfect! This house has all modern amenities, with the touches of country life. The nearby neighbors have a TON of friendly goats and horses and allowed us to say hi :)

Initially, we had hoped to hike on Saturday but got rained out - LUCKILY, Frederick is only 15 mins away and we spent the day in the town shopping (bummer - not). We spent Saturday evening around the fire pit making smores. We will def consider this home for future excursions.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again!!
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The perfect blend of old charm and new comfort

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect blend of old charm and new comfort. I can't think of any way to improve it. The countryside is also absolutely lovely and close to all kinds of attractions such as wineries, antique shops, parks, historic sites, hiking, mountain streams/waterfalls, and great dining! Perfect for a getaway from the city!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for a girl's weekend. The house is a beautiful mix of the old cabin and high-quality, modern amenities. It was very clean and well-appointed. We visited wineries, antique/craft shops, outlets, and dining spots. Only wish it was it was warm weather that we could enjoy the outdoor space.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Greaat Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this house for a girls weekend recently. The house is beautifully restored and very comfortable with all of the comforts of home (very comfy beds!). The only thing we couldn't find was a corkscrew, so bring your own!! The house is situated in a beautiful meadow with outstanding relaxing views from the windows in the sunroom. We even watched a gorgeous sunrise there. The surrounding area offers lots to do as well. We enjoyed the DeNuvo spa treatments in Frederick and wineries in Washington County.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your response, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again. Bill and Chris
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Map

Camp David. 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.

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Rates & Availability

Thurmont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
Sep 11 2016 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
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 canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Thurmont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
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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