Historical Thurmont Escape w/ Furnished Deck!

Property ID: 480351ThurmontMDUS
Sleeps 63 BR1 BA


Nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the Catoctin Mountains lies this charming 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom historical vacation rental! This home is the perfect place to spend time making memories with your loved ones. Start your mornings relaxing on the deck while sipping on coffee and watching the sunrise. Then, head over to Catoctin Mountain Park for an afternoon hike. Return home relax by the fireplace and enjoy good company before getting plenty of rest for tomorrow’s adventures!


  • Self Check-In
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating


Location Details

ATTRACTIONS: Catoctin Wildlife Preserve (0.9 miles), Catoctin Mountain Park (3.4 miles), Frederick (12.7 miles), Eisenhower National Historic Site (19.2 miles), Crystal Grottoes Caverns (20.8 miles), Devil’s Den (20.8 miles), Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center (22.5 miles)

HIKING: Catoctin Mountain Park (3.4 miles), Cunningham Falls State Park (5.4 miles), Frederick Municipal Forest (9.3 miles), Annapolis Rock & Black Rock Cliff Trailhead (15.5 miles), Thurston Griggs Trail (17.9 miles)

BEACH DAYS: Cunningham Falls State Park - South Beach & Nature Center (7.4 miles), Nightingale Beach (16.8 miles), Greenbriar Beach and Swim Area (16.9 miles), Coldstream Beach (17.1 miles), Pebble Beach (23.7 miles)

AIRPORT: Dulles International Airport (52.5 miles)


7 reviews
  • Unplugged


    In this day and age it’s nice sometimes take a few days from the news and TV and just unplug from the modern world. We enjoyed our step back in time.

    Published November 6, 2023
  • Quaint


    Lovely space to unplug and be present. Perfectly historic with modern conveniences. The fireplace was cozy and the beds comfortably. We enjoyed hiking and the wildlife preserve. 10/10 would recommend for the family looking to slow down.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 23, 2023
  • decent


    The stay was decent. My booking date I arrived, and the yard was filled with cars and the house was filled with people from the neighborhood practicing music. The loc box was open.I had no communication with the owner or host etc. One guy said they didn't know the property was rented. We waited for everyone to leave. Honestly, I liked the property. It was great. A little extreme with the old fashion style. One of the beds was very noisy every time every turn you make while sleeping.The Sunday a guy came snooping around the yard and seemed annoyed a outdoor chair was on the porch. Thenafter the stay a few days later the owner Elizabeth contact me about a lost outdoor chair. This annoyed me very much as the advertisement clearly states to make use of the porch.Not sure what was the bases of the lost chair would hate to think that was because we were a colored family.I told her to double check the property as we didnt take anything and I haven't hear back from her.I wouldn't rent back this property for that reason.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published August 8, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Tajeram, we want our guests to rest easy when they stay with us, and we apologize if you experienced some issues during your trip. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:
    - We run a volunteer organization for the museum and allow a musical group to practice in our Collier's Log House on Friday evenings as part of our community outreach program. Unfortunately, the group found that the electricity was off in the Collier's Log House.
    - Without checking with us first, the group entered our other cabin, the Forgeman's House you had reserved, assuming it was available for them to use while they practiced their music.
    - This was a very unfortunate mistake and we have put internal safety procedures in place to ensure that this never happens again. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and misunderstanding.
    - We try our best to accommodate and provide a great environment for guests, but sometimes external factors are simply out of our control. The safety of our guests will always be our highest priority.
    We encourage guests to reach out to the Guest Contact with any issues so that we can address your concerns quickly and encourage a comfortable stay!

  • A blast from the past


    We booked this to stay at while attending a wedding weekend. Check in was easy when we arrived we found the kitchen area to be at a lovely temperature. The rest of the house was warm and the upstairs was stifling hot. Tried calling the rental contact and had to leave a message. While waiting for a call back we figured out the central air. Good thing as we didn’t get a call back until the next day. Everything about the house is historically correct, including the beds. If you are looking for luxury, this is NOT the place for you. Two bedrooms have full sized beds. They have rope box springs for the thin mattresses. The rope creaks on the wood frame with every move you make. Upstairs are two twin beds or so we thought. The one is a twin while the other is the width of a twin but only about 4 feet long. Perfect if you have smaller children but we were all adults. Overall a nice clean place to stay. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and well stocked. I don’t think we would stay here again but if you like living history you will find it here.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kathryn D.
    Published August 1, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Kathryn, we passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following: Our goal is to ensure that our guests have an exceptional stay with us and provide high standards of hospitality. We appreciate your review and we're genuinely sorry that the property didn't meet your expectations.
    - We aim for transparency and our property information clearly states that The Forgeman’s House is not a typical overnight destination. While featuring modern amenities like a stylish bathroom with a shower, a cozy gas fireplace, and even a convenient dishwasher, stepping into this space takes you straight into an 1820 home. Antique furniture and handcrafted reproductions fill the space, providing an authentic atmosphere. The traditional roped beds, complete with modern mattresses, offer a unique sleep experience that you and your group will always remember. We'll make sure your beds are perfectly prepared, ensuring a comfortable night's rest on these special beds.
    - After we were contacted by you, we immediately reached out to our Guest Contact Theresa, and it appears she didn't receive a call from you. This is truly unfortunate as she was the designated on-call person for the property during your stay.
    - The HVAC system functions perfectly well and we're unsure of the concern you had with it. We have direct access to the digital HVAC controls, and on that specific day, the settings were at 70 degrees with 62% humidity that day within the historic dwelling.
    With the exception of this review, all our other reviews have been glowing 5-star ratings with successful stays. We do all we can to make the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests.

  • Charming Home


    What a lovely place to unplug and have some time away in the mountains. Appreciated all the details and rope beds were very comfortable. Worth the stay!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 27, 2023
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