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Private room
3 Guests
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

AT Thru & Section Hikers Only!!!

Updates are happening to the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms or this listing! I will be adding fees for washer& dryer use as well as pick ups and trips to local stores. A hiker box will also be available soon!

CiCi welcoming everyone to the homestead.

CiCi welcoming everyone to the homestead.

The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

***BEFORE YOU BOOK THROUGH THIS LISTING: This option is ONLY for those who are hiking the Appalachian trail as a "through hiker" or a "section hiker" which means for those hiking long distances on the trail near Sunflower Cottage.

For those who are looking for a space to stay please see the other listings for our regular guests!! Thanks so much and hope to see you soon!***

Artistic, cottage-style home in the Maryland mountains provides a quiet getaway for the avid hiker or Civil War history buff. A perfect B&B for the guest who embraces old world country style relaxation! Beautiful and inviting paintings and murals are featured throughout, a small, organic garden is nestled in the backyard, and household pets and outdoor chickens grace this home, too.

You’ll stay in a cozy bedroom, and wake up to a home-cooked, delicious, home cooked breakfast. Breakfast can be served from 7:00 am - 10:00 am. Just let us know when and if you have any specific food preferences or allergies ahead of time. The Blue Moon bedroom has a large queen sized bed as well as a futon like chair that pulls out bed if you have a child that is visiting as well. We also have a cot as well as a Queen sized air mattress if needed.

It’s only a five-minute drive to the beautiful Appalachian Trail or 20 minutes to Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park. Civil War historical sites are also close. Visit Gettysburg (20 min), Antietam (30 min), and Harper's Ferry (45 min). Ski Liberty is about 15 minutes from the location for those who enjoy golfing, snow boarding, snow tubing or skiing.

For AT Hikers:
3.4 miles from the Devils' Racecourse Shelter
About 4 - 5 miles from 491 AT marker
1.3 miles from Buena Vista Road AT marker
1.4 miles from Pen Mar Park AT line
4 miles from SR 16 Buchanan Trail

We live right behind the Cascade Post Office and there are several little place that you can get some items in the town and then not too far down the mountain is Rouzerville, PA with lots of stores (Wal-mart, grocery stores, etc) and then on the other side is Smithsburg (with at least a grocery store and some restaurants). We also know of some other springs where you can access water if needed.

We would be happy to shuttle you to and from places when available at $2 per mile so just let us know!

Use of the washer and dryer is $5 per load and laundry detergent will be on hand for use.

Fresh linens, towels, and standard toiletries are included. Bathroom and living space are shared. Smoking outdoors only please. If the kitchen is needed please let us know. All dishes must be cleaned promptly after each meal. All food must be removed upon check out. We unfortunately cannot host dogs or pets as we have several animals within or around the home so we hope you understand!

We hope you will enjoy your stay with us in the beautiful mountains of Maryland!

Interaction with Guests

I can offer some help but I can say I am a very busy person with my own business so please understand I may not be able to entertain a lot.

The Neighborhood

This house is in a very small neighborhood in a cu-de-sac.

Getting Around

This listing is not close to public transportation as it is in the mountains in a small town. Please be aware there is distance between the listing and the local highways about 15 minutes to 30 minutes depending on which direction you need to go in.

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House Rules
Check-in is after 3PM

Check-in 3:00 p.m.
Check-out by 11:00 a.m.

If the kitchen is needed please let us know. All dishes must be cleaned promptly after using. All food must be removed upon check out.

Leave No Trace Policy.

Smoking on property is allow only outside the house.
When booking please let us know if you are a smoker.

Pets are not allowed as there are pets in the home.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

1 night minimum stay
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Highfield-Cascade, Maryland, United States · Member since April 2012

We live in beautiful Cascade, Maryland but grew up in New Jersey. I am a hoop dancer and performer and really enjoy sharing the love of hoolah hooping with the public. I enjoy gardening as well and spending time at my home fixing it up and making it an interesting space. I tend to "explore" instead of hike and am available at times to show you around the area to some pretty cool places where I live. I enjoy Old World rustic style living and try to live as simply yet ecologically friendly making my "footprint" small in this world. I have great neighbors who are helpful and close by and I appreciate the friendships I have made in my life. Wheeler is an RN as well as an avid motorcyclist and loves to create leather artwork and Steam Punk costume pieces. We enjoy a Renaissance-like outlook on life and love to be creative. We both look forward to creating more!

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