We came to MD to visit family in from Idaho in the middle of the week , the Wed - Friday before 4th of July. It was my daughter, 4 year old grandaughter, 8 month old Golden Retriever and me. Kind of a girls getaway too (well the golden is a boy but he just goes with the flow)! We stayed in the Maple Cottage. Generally we tent camp because we bring our dog(s) with us but my daughter has a broken leg and is on crutches so we decided a cabin was the way to go. Although the reviews were good we are always apprehensive about new campgrounds so really weren't sure what to expect. After several emails and calls to Louise, who is WONDERFUL, we decided to book here. To start from the beginning, Louise, answered all of my emails very quickly and was so nice on the phone I was immediatley comfortable making the reservation. When we got to the campground check in was a breeze. Now to the cottage. It was Wonderful! The sites are huge and private. Cottage was rustic just like we wanted so we still had the feel of camping with a terrific stone fire ring and a huge charcoal grill. The cottage had 2 large beds with 2 twin bunks above so I guess it could have slept 6 easily! There was a huge picinic table with benches and a wood stove, which we didn't need as the weather was ok. We did have the windows closed at night but were comfortable even though it was chilly outside. Everything was so clean and neat. We loved everything about it right down to the wood plank floors! The bathrooms were a short walk from the cottage as was water and the outdoor showers (which were very private with plenty of hot water when I was there). The bathrooms and showers were always clean and neat. There is plenty of firewood to purchase at a very reasonable price at the office too, as well as the other little things that you might need, like fire starters (we aren't too good at getting a fire started). Inside the cottage the attention to detain was lovely! There were a few nice pictures on the walls, a table cloth and silk flowers on the table. To me it's the little touches that made it so comfortable. Oh and not to forget because there are no RVs it is incredibly quiet and peaceful! Day and night! You hear nature not generators!
The location is great too! Only a short drive to Harpers Ferry, Frederick and I think it was about 30 minutes to the Leesburg, VA shopping outlets! And right next door to the Gapland State Park.
Louise and her staff in the office were so helpful and easy to talk to! I am so sorry that I didn't get everyones names! By the time we left we knew we would be back! I can't wait to go in the fall for a long weekend to just rest and unwind with the change of the seasons or maybe later in the summer too! I would be there every weekend if I lived closer than 3 1/2 hours away!!! Thank you so much Louise and staff for a wonderful stay and for making me feel so welcome and comfortable you are all THE BEST!!!! A Home away from home!!
- 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