My daughter, her dog, and I recently camped at the Maple Tree Campground in a Tree Cottage. Louise greeted us when we checked in and she was very friendly and helpful, providing us with a bag of wood for the overnight stay, (which included a starter for only $11). Our cottage, The Hickory, had the USA flag proudly waving from the balcony...inside was spacious, with mattresses on the bunks, a working woodstove, and dining table and chairs. The site itself was also large enough to accommodate picnic table, firepit, grill (which I will keep in mind for future visits) and ample parking spot. The Campground is pet friendly, which for us was very important, most campsites will not allow a dog in a cabin. We enjoyed a hike through the campground checking out recently upgraded cottages and tree houses. The campground is situated on South Mountain which allows for wonderful views, peace and quiet, and historical attractions closeby. The bathrooms/shower and office building was a short walk from our campsite, and there was also a portajohn a short distance from our site. I am a morning coffee drinker and enjoyed Louise's fresh brewed coffee (only $1) and conversation in the morning. I highly recommend this campground! I have enjoyed camping for about 30 years now in tents, popup camper, and cabins, but this was truly a fun experience as the campsite was not overloaded with hundreds of campers. Camping in a tree cottage instead of on the ground for me, was fun! It is open year round and I hope to return later in the fall season.
- Also Known As:
- Maple Tree Campground Hotel Gapland
- Maple Tree Campground Hotel
- Maple Tree Campground Maryland/Gapland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One and a half hours from D.C. we have a small tree house campground. There are no RV hook ups. Tree houses are in the woods, each site has a fire circle, picnic table, and grill. Cottages are larger with mattresses and a wood stove. We have secluded tent sites. We are 6 miles from river rafting, tubing, horseback riding, and a ten-minute walk from the Appalachian Trail. Also, 10 minutes from a train into D.C. ... more less