My boyfriend, two friends, and four dogs rented two tree cottages in early September. We all loved it! Some of the reviews I read before we decided on the trip had me concerned that the place was going to be a police state as far as having a few drinks and laughing around the fire. Absolutely NOT THE CASE. While this is clearly a family oriented establishment, we were a group of 30/40 yr olds with no children, and I'm certain we ( and the dogs a few times) were happily loud. We DID make sure to adhere to the quiet time at 11pm, but no one came to complain that we were simply awake around the fire after 11.
This place is very pet friendly. Our canine friends consisted of two pitbulls, a pitbull/african mastiff puppy, and a shepherd/mastiff. They are all well behaved, friendly dogs and were kept leashed , of course, but these are breeds that are often discriminated against. We appreciated the lack of discrimination.
The cabin, bathroom facilities and showers ( outside showers, but nice hot water) were immaculate. Our campsite had two picnic tables, a nice fire pit, and a charcoal grill, and was quite large. The camp store had firewood, ice, lots of things you may have forgotten, and some neat jewelry for sale. The owner and employees were all super pleasant and helpful..providing info and a map of the surrounding area. The campsite is close to Aintetum, the C & O canal, Appalachian trail, Harpers Ferry. We had a marvelous time and can't wait to go back when it's a little cooler to take advantage of the wood stoves in the tree cottage.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One and a half hours from D.C. and Baltimore we have a small tree house campground and are open year round. There are a variety of camping options, the Hobbit House and Tree Cottages have wood stoves and mattresses, there are new ones and older ones. There are a variety of tree houses, they do not have mattresses or wood stoves. Each site has a fire circle, picnic table, and grill.The bathrooms and showers are centrally located. We have secluded tent sites. We are 7 miles from river rafting, tubing, horseback riding, zip-lining, and a ten-minute walk from the Appalachian Trail. Also, 10 minutes from a train into D.C. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maple Tree Campground Hotel Gapland
- Maple Tree Campground Maryland/Gapland