We stayed for two nights in February. Our cabin was quite cozy and stayed warm with the fire place going. Although it was only one room, we did not feel cramped. The kitchen was well-equipped; we cooked each meal in and were not lacking in any impliments.
There is a town nearby with a grocery store and liquor store that sells wine, beer, etc plus a few restaurants that we did not go to.
We saw a few shield bugs but when you are in a cabin in the forest that is to be expected.
The bed was comfortable. Note you will need to bring all of your own bed linens, towels, etc but there is a quilt on the bed.
We left the cabin as we would have left our own home and later we got a letter in the mail with a VIP card so when we book in the future we won't have to pay a security deposit- hooray for that!
It was cold so we did not enjoy any of the outdoor activitites the area has to offer (park, hiking, etc) but there is a pretty big antique mall not too far away in Emmitsburg. That town also has one little coffee shop called Holy Grounds in case you need a latte.
The grounds of the Ole Mink Farm have many RV's so you are not in a secluded location but that did not bother us as it was cold and we did not spend time outside.
I would recommend the cabins and we will probably be back.
- 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