About this listing
***BEFORE YOU BOOK THROUGH THIS LISTING: This option is ONLY for those who are hiking the Appalachian trail as a "through hiker" which means for those hiking long distances on the trail near our home...:) 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!
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!
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.
Sue and Wheeler are really sweet with great pets. I couldn't have found a better/safer place to stay the night. If you like gardens and being green, this is the place for you.
I've stayed with Sue and Wheeler several times now, and find them most delightful and knowledgeable company. The rustic atmosphere always makes me feel like I'm truly getting away from it all :)
Soolah is a fabulous host who kept in clear communication with me while I had to shuffle a few things around to deal with aching feet.
Soolah took me in and made me feel like part of the family! The room was cosy and warm and the bed was incredibly comfortable, but what made this visit stand out was the fantastic hospitality soolah and her partner displayed. Highly recommended for a home-like stay.
Hello there travelers,
This is my first time I used airbnb, hence my first review here, and I am not a reviewer, nor a yelper or anything like that, I always think I am too busy for that and I am. Nonetheless, since I plan to use this service regularly, and I will appreciate reading honest reviews from other users, and also because my stay with Soolah has exceeded my expectations (because I really was expecting to feel at home in someone else's home) well, I am writing this review.
First not only did she let me rent the room with the hiker fee, although I came for some hiking it was not long distance hiking, but she found that to qualify .') - I also emailed her like 20 times with questions (repeat, first time renting a non-hotel room) and she was incredibly responsive and helpful. I am so blessed to have found such great people on my first experience with airbnb. And thanks airbnb because now I am going to travel more often, even short distances (I live in CA). She even cleared a space for me in the fridge, let me do one load of laundry and let me walk her dog in the morning - hence my 'feel at home' comment.
The stay is actually 9 days 8 nights, I am out most of the day but I come 'home' to sleep in the lovely room, cozy, with a heater and lovely cats, nothing fancy, which I love, I love simple living and big hearts, and I found it here.
Well, I think that is enough for a first review, thank you so much to Soolah and family, including four legged extended family .') when I return to this side of the country, I will come here.
All the best,
This adorable cottage in the country is a lovely place to stay, not only because the accommodations are just right, but especially because Soolah is a wonderful hostess. Even the animals are warm and friendly. I personally love being awakened by a rooster after a good night's sleep, and the homemade breakfast that Soolah feeds you is delicious.
This is my second stay with Soolah. Her and Wheeler are so knowledgeable of the local area, and made us feel at home immediately! It's central to many interests in the area - Gettysburg, Sharpsburg, and all the hiking anyone could possibly want. We look forward to staying there again really soon!
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About the Host, Soolah
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!