I was excited about coming to the campground and staying in a tree house but that's not what it was. It's a cabin. Getting to the cabins are quite difficult since where we stayed was on a steep hill. If you didn't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle it's not an easy task. One person even had a flat tire, not sure if it was due to the rocky terrain at the campground. The cabins themselves were okay. Just your basic cabin. Pretty clean and nicely decorated with pretty pictures on the walls. There was even a wood stove for the colder months, that was nice. The bunk beds had a full size foam mattress on the bottom and a twin size on the top and enough space on the floor to set up a queen size air mattress. So, easily eight people could sleep in the cabin. The outdoor area was average. with a stone fire pit, charcoal grill and a picnic table that was hard to sit on the one side since it was on a hill. There is lots of poison ivy around.
Unfortunately we did have a rodent problem. I had purchased hot dog buns for lunch and woke the next morning to find a hole in the bag and a half eaten bun, near by the bag were mouse droppings. YUCK! I should have kept the food in the car. I do have to say the toilets were EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN! I'm always worried what kind of bathroom I'll find at a campground. I was pleasantly surprised. They even had an area outside that campers, scouts..... can wash there dishes etc.... The views looking out from the campground were beautiful. There really isn't much to do at the campground but that's okay since there are lots to see around the area.
I'd say the campground is great for those on a budget, traveling through, hiking the trail, site seeing or looking to do nothing but sit by the campfire, read a book and take in mother nature. BTW, the sound of the tall trees blowing in the wind was very relaxing. .
- 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