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“Awesome camping weekend to get out of DC!”

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Maple Tree Campground
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went for a friends wedding in early August and had the best time. It's an easy distance from DC and the campgrounds themselves are a great mixture of rustic and comfortable. The showers have great hot water and of course, it's beautiful! I highly suggest going with great friends and taking time for a float down the river in Harper's Ferry.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We rented the entire campsite in early August 2013 for my son’s wedding from Friday to Sunday. This was quite an undertaking since the majority of the wedding party, including the bride and groom, lived in states that required at least a full day of travel to reach the D.C. area. The staff cooperated with us every step of the way, allowing us to visit and inspect the camp on several occasions, even when the campsite was full. Louise and her staff answered our emails immediately and in detail, so when the time came to set up, we were as organized as we could possibly be considering the circumstances. The staff was very experienced in weekend venues and quietly guided us to better solutions as we insanely unloaded trailers for the long weekend. They were readily available throughout our stay to help with unexpected requirements. All the facilities, from the tree houses and cabins, to the showers and bathrooms, were clean and more than adequate for our guests comfort. It was a perfect weekend for my son and daughter-in-law, and all the family and friends that joined us, and it seems saying thank you to Louise and her staff falls short of expressing how much we appreciated their assistance, and the campsite, that provided a most memorable wedding.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We just got back & I am kicking myself for living an hour away & never going here before. We went here w a mix of friends, co workers etc & stayed 2 nights. Great location & unique camping. A little pricey that you pay per head instead of per site w max amt of tents. Would be a lot for just a couple based on other camping areas. On the website it says they have a dog sitter & we couldn't believe it but its true. Within the actual site there are private residences above the last row of sites. For $5/hr you drop off your dog while you tube, bike & enjoy your day. Hardest thing about camping w your pet is that you can't leave them unattended. So here you can enjoy camping plus do a tourist attraction without worrying about your dog, genius!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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treehouse123, Owner at Maple Tree Campground, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thanks for your review. Glad you found us. We purposely keep prices low because of the economy. We do charge per person, because that correlates to our costs of water, sewage and trash removal, paper, and wear and tear. However, a couple and/or 3 people can camp for 35.00 a night, which is not bad. I have had feed back from campers saying other places cost 48.00 a night for 2 people to tent camp. We do have family rates, children under 4 are no charge, and ages 5/6 are half price. If a family has more than 3 kids over age 7, we generally forgive one of them to make it as affordable as possible. Thanks again!

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We just stayed in the Robin house this past weekend (group of 6 adults and 6 kids). It was a little cramped, but we like each other, and we were fine. The camp site was decent, the common bathrooms and showers were very appropriate, and the location was very convenient to hiking, tubing, and Harpers Ferry. The only downside is that our camp was on an incline, so we had to prop the tables with rocks to food would not slide off. Other than this minor inconvenience, a good time was had by all. We will recommend this camp site to others.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This place was awesome, my expectations from reading the reviews did not disappoint. However I only have a couple of things I wish this place have. We brought our tent so we did not experience the cottages, however we may come back in the off season, since this place gets booked up.

Things I loved about the place:

-I love the outdoor showers with hot water! (no worries you're behind a door so you will have complete privacy. The bathrooms have open ceilings).
-staff were great! (we asked if we can borrow a wrench to fix my sons bike, at least two of the staff were ready and willing to help us)
-Sink to wash your dishes in.
-potable water (I like how my son and I had to hike up and down to get water, something about it was humbling).
-portapotties were kept clean.
-it's close to home, but yet seem far.
-close to attractions.
-We got discounts!



Things that need improvement:
-The entrance/exit to the campground is not so noticeable, we almost missed it. That being said, when we were leaving to go to the Gathland statepark we almost got into a wreck. We almost missed the car coming to our left (they were speeding by the way), you almost have to put the nose of your car out onto the street to see the oncoming traffic. If anyone from the campground is reading this, maybe the owner can install a convex mirror. If there is one already, our apologies for missing it.

-The camp did not connect to any hiking trail, or at least we were told the camp were not. We brought our bikes in the hopes that we could bike to nearby attractions. We decided against it since we would have to ride our bikes onto the road.



I cant think of anything else other than they get booked up and we were lucky enough to get a spot.

PS. When I was reading the reviews about the road in the campground, it almost swayed me not to go since I have a Scion xb that has 3-4 inches clearance from the ground. I don't know what the condition of the road was before this summer but my car was fine.

-careful of poison ivy.

-If you like quasi-seclusion you may want to opt for the wood-tent sites as far from the road as possible.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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treehouse123, Owner at Maple Tree Campground, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Thank you for your feed back. Our neighborhood is working on trying to get some speed bumps on our road. It is a narrow country road, when 2 cars pass, one needs to pull over and they both need to slow down to pass. Most of the time people get this. It is a common sense thing.
(If everyone had common sense, what a wonderful world it would be!! )
We are a half a mile from the Appalachian Trail, for hiking, but it is a walk down the road.
You are right, there are not good bike trails near us unless you are a professional biker used to roads.
The C&O canal is about 6 miles away, and it is the best option for biking, you can drive down and then bike along the river for as long as you want without any cars, and it is scenic, shaded and breezy.
I appreciate you feed back, I will look into getting a convex mirror to make the entrance easier to navigate. Thanks. Louise

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We just came back from our weekend trip to the Maple Tree Campground. We enjoyed our trip despite the abnormally hot temps. The campsites were clean, and the cabins are kept in good repair. Don't expect large cabins, as most of the cabins are meant for sleeping much like a tent. We did have an issue with random campers mistaking the main trail with the trail to our campsite, but this could be resolved with a simple sign where the campsite trail branches off from the main trail. Not a big issue, but slightly annoying. The customer service is great and very friendly (typical rural hospitality). We had an issue the first night with our campsite neighbor (a large group) making too much FAR past the camp's quiet hours. They finally quieted down around 3am. This was rough since we had two young children with us that weren't able to get to sleep until very late cause of the noise but still woke at first light, leaving my wife and I bleary-eyed for the rest of the day. We complained the next morning to the staff, and it appeared other campers did as well. The disruptive campers were asked to leave and we were grateful for it. The next night was much more peaceful. We are definitely returning in the near future.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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treehouse123, Owner at Maple Tree Campground, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Thank you for your feed back. We have a system for late night partiers who disturb their neighbors. We walk around between 11pm and midnight reminding people it is quiet time. Sometimes people get a second wind at 2 or 3 a.m., and, if that happens we request a phone call so we can address the situation while it is happening. We are available around the clock. Normally common sense dictates that people do not walk through other peoples' sites, so, that is rare. 98.% of the people who come here are very respectful, but, life being what is is, 2% of the time we have to address the people who lack courtesy for others. We do our best to handle them swiftly.
Thanks again.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here at the Bull site for Memorial Day Weekend. Campground was well looked after. You can really tell the staff takes great care in providing a clean and well cared for establishment. We stayed at Cunningham falls last year and were completely turned off by all the restrictions that campground has.

The Treehouse Camp has great balance in allowing their guests to enjoy themselves and assuring common courtesy between guests. We had a very easy time checking in and the staff in the office was very helpful with directions and ideas of places to go on day trips. The campsite was clean however the entire camp ground is on the side of a mountain; you can tell they did their best to level the tent sites but there will always be a slight pitch on the ground.

This camp is dog friendly and it was wonderful to spend the weekend with our pup! There is a quite time listed as 11pm but we had no problems when we stayed up later then that drinking a few beers around the campfire.

As long as one is courteous and treats others well they will have a pleasant time here. We plan on coming back again next year!

Thank you for a great campground only an hour from Baltimore!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Additional Information about Maple Tree Campground

Address: 20716 Townsend Rd, Gapland, MD 21779-1255
Location: United States > Maryland > Gapland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Gapland
Price Range: $25 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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Maple Tree Campground Hotel Gapland
Maple Tree Campground Maryland/Gapland

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