We stayed in the Phenix(the way the name on the cabin is spelled on the website), for the Easter Weekend. Overall, a great stay in a nice, warm, clean cabin. There are only two things I didn't care for in this stay, which I will go over later in this review.
The campground is a smaller one that is a little packed. It is an RV park, and the RVs are close together on a hillside. There are several cabins from 1 to 4 bedroom. The bathroom facilities attached to the office building are clean and nice. There is a electronic keyed gate as you come into the campground making it so not just anyone can get in, but you can come and go as you please.
Our Phenix cabin was very nice indeed, with attention made to the smaller details like plenty of wood for the natural, wood burnig fireplace, as well as kindling and fire starters. The entire hexegonal cabin was well setup, clean, and had everything you need. A nice large bathroom, a large shower stall that gave you a hot shower, a fully equiped kitchen with pots and pans, microwave, gas range, full size refridgerator, and picnic like dinning table.
The living room was very nicely decorated, had a nice comfortable futon with pillows and such, a smaller, flat panel tv with cable, and a wood burning fireplace.
Two smaller bedrooms that were very comfortable.
There was base board electric heat in every room of the cabin.
The cabin also had a very nice screened in porch that we didn't get to use, as well as a nice area out back with chairs and a fire ring.
The town of Thurmont:
This is a very small little town, with no really nice restaurants we could find. However, it did have a nice Weiss grocery store, as well as the standard fast food places like, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendys, and Roy Rogers. There are a few restaurants but they aren't much to write home about.
Catoctin Mountain Park:
This park, as well as the Frederick water shed woods that attach to Catoctin Mountain are by far some of the nicest woods within 30 miles of Westminster, MD. The Appalacian Trail runs right through the park area, and there is a nice, state run campground down Catoctin Hollow road with a big lake, the Cunningham Falls State Park, and even a Catoctin Zoo, if you get tired of hiking.
The campground is run by the owners who tell me they have had that campground for the last 48 years. The owners as well as thier sun were very nice people, and they gave us great, friendly service.
Be aware, they do take a 50 dollar refundable deposit upon checkin, which they send back to you 15 days after your stay.
All considered a very nice stay, that I would love to do again in the summer!
Check out the link below to see a vide log, and I will attach some pictures.
There were only two things I didn't care for.
1. The Drop ceilings in the bedrooms, although there was nothing wrong with them, wood would have been nicer.
2. There was a hole in the shower stall above the shower spicket, but that wasn't an issue either
The pictures are below
My video review is also below
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For over five decades, Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort has been family owned and operated. Private luxury log cabins, log cabinettes, seasonal campsites, and a rental hall located in the Catoctin Mountains. Many pet friendly options available. Seclusion so close to home! ... more less